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Chronic Ear Infections Contributed to Neanderthal Extinction 2019-09-19 11:45:55Neanderthals may have been doomed to extinction because they had persistent, life-long ear infections due to the structure of their Eustachian tubes,

Dust from Disintegrated Asteroid Triggered Mid-Ordovician Ice Age 2019-09-19 09:19:33There’s always a lot of extraterrestrial dust floating down to Earth, but this dust is normally only a tiny fraction of the other dust in our at

Biblical Edomite Kingdom was ‘Copper Powerhouse,’ Study Reveals 2019-09-19 08:48:39Edom, an ancient kingdom of the southern Levant mentioned in the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as well as in Assyrian and Egyptian sources, experienced

Saturn’s Rings are as Old as Solar System 2019-09-18 14:49:48The famous ring system of Saturn may be much older than some planetary scientists think, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Astr

Melting Exomoon May Explain Long-Term Dimming of Milky 2019-09-18 13:49:03A team of astrophysicists from Columbia University proposes that the strange long-term dimming of the KIC 8462852 star (also known as Tabby’s st

Miocene Hominid Fossil Sheds New Light on Evolution 2019-09-18 12:06:44Researchers have analyzed a pelvis of the 10 million-year-old fossil ape Rudapithecus hungaricus and found that human bipedalism might possibly have d

Bony-Toothed Seabird Lived in New Zealand 62 Million 2019-09-18 11:49:18Paleontologists have found the remains of a pelagornithid bird that lived 62 million years ago (early Paleocene epoch) in New Zealand. Dubbed Protodon

Newly-Developed Solar Cells Convert Ambient Indoor Light into 2019-09-17 15:46:50An international team of researchers from Sweden and China has developed organic photovoltaic cells that convert ambient indoor light into electricity

Bony Vertebrates Release Bone-Derived Hormone Osteocalcin in Response 2019-09-17 15:19:48A new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows that humans and other bony vertebrates need a hormone called osteocalcin to develop an ac

Astronomers Find Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Discovered 2019-09-17 09:40:36Astronomers using NSF’s Green Bank Telescope have identified a record breaking neutron star with the highest mass yet known. The object, called

Two New Giant Salamander Species Identified 2019-09-17 06:37:09A team of researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada and China has discovered there are not just one but three distinct species of Chinese giant sala

Bacterial Communities Produce Compounds for Scent Marking in 2019-09-16 15:37:12Smelly organic compounds from male cats are actually made not by the animals, but by bacteria living in their anal sacs, according to new research rep

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Evaporating Exomoon Could Explain Weird Light Patterns of 2019-09-18 18:15:34An artist’s concept of a ring of dust orbiting Tabby’s Star. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) About four years ago, one star gained notoriety

One Protein Makes Ebola Deadly. Scientists Can Turn 2019-09-18 18:00:53A sign in the Democratic Republic of the Congo warns people that Ebola is in the area. (Credit: Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock) The Ebola virus co

Misophonia, Or Why I Hate the Sound of 2019-09-18 17:00:42Misophonia is an aversive reaction to specific sounds that emerges in childhood, most often with annoyance that quickly turns to anger. (Credit: mamaz

Two Asteroids Collided in Deep Space, Sparking an 2019-09-18 14:34:50This artist's concept captures the catastrophic collision that destroyed the parent body, which was bigger than any known asteroid break-up in the pa

Scientists Experiment With Growing Human Tissues on Tofu, 2019-09-18 11:12:52(Credit: ValentinaKru/Shutterstock) It’s been more than a decade since the first lab-grown organ (a more-or-less functional replacement bladd

This Device Can Recommend the Best Cancer Treatment 2019-09-17 19:05:27A patient breathes into the eNose, a tool designed to determine effective cancer treatments for lung cancer patients. (Credit: Amsterdam University Me

NASA CubeSat will Test Lunar Space Station Orbit 2019-09-17 16:48:51The space agency hopes Lunar Gateway can serve as a jumping off point for exploring the Moon. First, NASA plans to test out the space station’s

Homo heidelbergensis: The Answer to a Mysterious Period 2019-09-17 12:56:45Cranium 5, a skull found at Sima de los Huesos and thought to be either a late Homo heidelbergensis or an early Neanderthal. (Credit: Rept0n1x/Wikimed

Study Finds Air Pollution Particles Can Get Inside 2019-09-17 11:00:15Particles of black carbon have been found inside the placenta, raising questions of health risks to fetuses. (Credit: Africa Studio/Shutterstock) M

New Interstellar Comet is 'Very Red', Initial Results 2019-09-16 18:30:04The Gemini Observatory in Hawaii caught this first-ever color image of the interstellar comet and its faint tail. (Credit: Composite image by Travis R

Cows Burp Out Tons of Methane. Feeding Them 2019-09-16 18:13:13Adding seaweed to cows' diet would help tamp down their methane emissions. (Credit: Jan K/ Shutterstock) Every morning, Breanna Roque goes out to

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Purdue Pharma Warns That Sackler Family May Walk 2019-09-19 19:54:43The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opi

States Warn Residents About Rare Mosquito-Borne Illness That 2019-09-19 19:51:43Health authorities are investigating other cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a virus transmitted through a mosquito bite, which has left at least

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. 2019-09-19 19:51:41More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Missouri reported the eighth death linked to vaping

Birds Are Vanishing From North America 2019-09-19 18:59:00The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find.

Scientists Prepare to Drift With Arctic Ice for 2019-09-19 18:58:04The Mosaic expedition, a $155 million undertaking five years in the making, aims for a better understanding of how global warming will affec

Is It Time to Quit Vaping? 2019-09-19 17:56:27Health officials have recommended that people refrain from using e-cigarettes as they investigate a severe lung illness that has killed eight people.

‘Worse Than Anyone Expected’: Air Travel Emissions Vastly 2019-09-19 17:51:05The findings put pressure on airline regulators to take stronger action to fight climate change as they prepare for a summit next week.

Should You Keep Taking Zantac for Your Heartburn? 2019-09-19 16:04:06Versions of the drug have been found to contain low levels of a carcinogen. But it’s still on pharmacy shelves. Here’s what you need to kn

Scientists Identify Neurons That Help the Brain Forget 2019-09-19 15:14:27In mice, cells in the hypothalamus clear out old memories while the animals sleep.

New York Moves to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes by 2019-09-19 13:49:48The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year 2019-09-19 13:48:16Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite n

It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to 2019-09-19 12:50:14Cleaner shrimp appear to have developed a strategy that protects them from predators they get very close to.

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Expanding ice slabs are increasing Greenland’s contribution to 2019-09-18 13:17:22Since 2001, melting and refreezing have created vast ice layers near the surface that could drastically amp up meltwater runoff and sea level rise.

Babies born by C-section have more potentially infectious 2019-09-18 13:00:56Microbial mixes in babies’ guts differ depending on birth method.

Mucus prevents hand sanitizers from quickly killing the 2019-09-18 13:00:02Flu viruses can hold out for minutes against ethanol when encased in wet mucus.

How an astrophysicist chased a star from the 2019-09-18 07:00:33Julián Alvarado Gómez has devoted his career to a star called Iota Horologii. His former life as a Halo video gamer helps fuel that devo

Air pollution can reach the placenta around a 2019-09-17 16:57:57A small study of women living in Belgium found soot embedded in their placental tissue.

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole reached record 2019-09-17 08:00:52The big black hole at the center of the galaxy recently flared twice as bright as ever seen before in near-infrared wavelengths.

How circling the globe has evolved in the 2019-09-17 06:00:57Humankind has found new and improved ways to circle the globe in the five centuries since Magellan set sail.

A new book shows how not to fall 2019-09-16 12:06:48Skipped statistics in school and wonder what you missed? David Spiegelhalter’s ‘The Art of Statistics’ has got you covered.

Gravitational waves from a ringing black hole support 2019-09-16 07:00:31A new study of gravitational waves from merging black holes agrees with the predictions of the general theory of relativity.

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Four products to secure your most precious possessions 2019-09-20 13:48:00Gear to keep your private or difficult-to-replace documents safe.

Three keypad locks that let you ditch your 2019-09-20 13:23:00Secure keypad locks to make sure you never got locked out of your home again.

Why turkeys circle dead things—the creepy vigil, explained 2019-09-20 12:30:00There's certainly something compelling about what seems to be an avian black mass afoot.

The asteroid collision that changed life on Earth 2019-09-20 10:50:18Dust from the collision cooled the Earth's climate—a boon for biodiversity ultimately.

23 ways alcohol could save your life 2019-09-20 09:30:00For more than 200 years, American bourbon has spread from its birthplace in the mountains of Kentucky throughout the country and beyond. Though the de

We’ve lost almost 3 billion birds in the 2019-09-20 08:02:14The biodiversity crisis is often defined by extinctions, the many species that are being completely lost. And that’s important: the extinction r

C-section babies have a unique microbiome—here's why that 2019-09-19 18:02:00Early in life, babies born by cesarean section have different gut bacteria than babies born vaginally—instead of picking up microbes from their

Sonos Move speaker review: Great sound in a 2019-09-19 17:41:56The first portable Sonos speaker sounds great, is kinda chunky.

The world is striking for climate action on 2019-09-19 16:27:07Experts say youth activists have brought us to a climate change tipping point.

Top-notch humidifiers for keeping your home fresh and 2019-09-19 16:27:00Humidifiers fight dry air and make your home better to breathe in.

Shoe care kits to keep your favorite pairs 2019-09-19 15:53:00Products to help lengthen the lifecycle of your shoes.

Trump is taking away California’s right to set 2019-09-19 14:30:00The Trump administration plans to curb California’s ability to set its own air pollution standards, a move that could stall the state’s ab

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New method for the measurement of nano-structured light 2019-09-20 12:46:54Physicists and chemists have jointly succeeded in developing a so-called nano-tomographic technique which is able to detect the typically invisible pr

How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future 2019-09-20 12:46:52Feature describes improved model for forecasting the crucial balance of pressure at the edge of a fusion plasma.

Long-acting injectable multi-drug implant shows promise for HIV 2019-09-20 12:46:50UNC researchers have created an injectable multi-drug delivery system that is removable, biodegradable and effective for up to a year in some cases. T

Anthropologist contributes to major study of large animal 2019-09-20 12:46:48Anthropologist contributed a large, multi-institutional study explaining how the human-influenced mass extinction of giant carnivores and herbivores o

World's first gene therapy for glycogen storage disease 2019-09-20 12:46:45The rare and deadly genetic liver disorder, GSD type Ia, affects children from infancy through adulthood, causing dangerously low blood sugar levels a

Water may be scarce for new power plants 2019-09-20 12:46:43Climate change and over-tapped waterways could leave developing parts of Asia without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, new resear

Evolution of learning is key to better artificial 2019-09-20 12:46:41Since "2001: A Space Odyssey," people have wondered: could machines like HAL 9000 eventually exist that can process information with human-like inte

Malawi study confirms lasting impact of life-saving technology 2019-09-20 11:53:22The Malawi Ministry of Health's national adoption of affordable, rugged, neonatal CPAP technology resulted in sustained improvements in the survival

Surface melting causes Antarctic glaciers to slip faster 2019-09-20 11:13:55Study shows for the first time a direct link between surface melting and short bursts of glacier acceleration in Antarctica. During these events, Anta

Untapped resource, or greenhouse gas threat, found below 2019-09-20 11:13:53Using an automated method to create a high-resolution map of the seismic velocity below the seafloor, researchers found a large-scale gas reservoir in

The best of two worlds: Magnetism and Weyl 2019-09-20 11:13:51Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud wi

Why is the brain disturbed by harsh sounds? 2019-09-20 11:13:49Neuroscientists have analyzed how people react when they listen to a range of different sounds, the aim being to establish the extent to which repetit

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Bizarre Fossil Mammal Was an Ice Age Tree 2019-09-21 13:00:00A new analysis finds extinct wombat cousins were heftier and stranger than previously thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How to Quit Opioids 2019-09-21 10:00:00Dr. Ellen Hendriksen dives into the history of the epidemic and asks behavior coach Eric Zimmer for his most vital advice on addiction recovery -- Rea

Cultivating Emotion Regulation and Mental Health 2019-09-21 10:00:00Susanne Schweizer is a neuroscientist investigating the development of emotional regulatory processes and their role in mental health across

Lunar Geology in 1969; Heaven "Located" in 1869 2019-09-21 09:00:00Innovation and discovery as chronicled in Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Hawaii Wants to Lead the Renewable Revolution 2019-09-21 08:00:00The state has positioned itself as a pioneer in the quest for a fossil fuel-free future, but there are plenty of obstacles in the way -- Read more on

Cancer Cells Have "Unsettling" Ability to Hijack the 2019-09-20 14:15:00Startling discovery could open up avenues for treating some aggressive tumors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Immediate Climate Action Is Needed to Avoid "Grim" 2019-09-20 13:00:00Global warming is already taking a higher toll than researchers projected, a new study says -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Real-Life Zombies 2019-09-20 12:15:00A zombie takeover is science fiction, right? Well, it turns out some zombies already exist in nature and “life” after brain death might no

Of Animal Germs and Pachyderms 2019-09-20 12:00:00A novel approach for making Africa’s largest transfrontier conservation area a success -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Migrating Birds Provide Surprising Snacks for Sharks   2019-09-20 09:00:00Meticulous work reveals the identity of sharks’ feathered prey  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

We Deliver Vaccines to the World's Poorest, Hardest-to-Reach 2019-09-20 07:00:00The 2019 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award is a gratifying validation of the work we do at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance -- Read more on ScientificAm

Suicide Data Reveal New Intervention Spots, Such as 2019-09-20 05:00:00Patterns show places where people who intend to kill themselves go—and give health workers better chances to stop them -- Read more on Scientifi

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Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious 2019-09-19 11:00:00From a single fossil, researchers use new genomic method to predict facial anatomy

Can the world make the chemicals it needs 2019-09-19 09:45:00With solar and wind booming, the chemical industry dabbles with forgoing petroleum as its source

What kind of researcher did sex offender Jeffrey 2019-09-19 04:15:00Felon said he liked “rebels” and “rarefied air” in 2017 interview

EPA signals retreat from controversial ‘secret science’ rule 2019-09-19 02:35:00Plan to limit use of certain studies had drawn widespread criticism

Cooling Earth with asteroid dust, and 3 billion 2019-09-19 02:30:00On this week’s show: How dust from an asteroid breakup might have triggered an ice age, and billions of North American birds have vanished

Kashmir’s communication blackout is a ‘devastating blow’ for 2019-09-19 02:20:00All five universities remain closed and internet is disconnected in India’s only majority-Muslim state

Three billion North American birds have vanished since 2019-09-19 02:00:00Even common birds are in steep decline, spurring hunt for causes

Watch a robot made of robots move around 2019-09-18 03:00:00Robot “swarm” can travel around, even though its individual parts cannot

Wilderness areas halve the risk of extinction for 2019-09-18 03:00:00But only a fraction of these areas is protected

Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes 2019-09-17 04:50:00Company and some scientists dispute suggestion that released strain may have made local mosquitoes fitter

A new sickle cell drug could soon get 2019-09-17 04:25:00Critics note there’s no proof it reduces painful “crises” or other disease symptoms

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the 2019-09-21 00:07:54Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the 2019-09-20 22:47:50Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

To Save the Planet From Climate Change, 2019-09-20 20:00:15Students around the world were on the march, calling on global leaders to take meaningful action to curb human activity driving catastrophic climate c

The 'Spanish Stonehenge' Is Above Water for the 2019-09-20 16:31:37The Dolmen of Guadalperal is considered the 'Spanish Stonehenge,' and usually sits at the bottom of a manmade lake. Now, following devastating droug

Man's 'Bug Bite' Was Really a Sign of 2019-09-20 14:59:34The man was stunned to find out that a swollen lump on his foot was actually a sign of leukemia.

Underground Continents May Be As Old As Earth 2019-09-20 14:37:52New analyses of volcanic rocks fill gaps in Earth's ancient history.

Woman's Blood Turns a Shocking Shade of Blue 2019-09-20 11:28:35Her nails and skin appeared bluish and her blood oxygen level was dangerously low.

Scientists Can't Agree on Whether Genetically Modified-Mosquito Experiment 2019-09-20 08:14:23Gene-edited mosquitoes were released into the wild in Brazil and some seem to have passed on their genes to the native insects.

'Alien Megastructure' Star Not Alone. More Mysteriously Dimming 2019-09-20 07:13:33A mysterious star whose repeated bouts of darkening might be due to "alien megastructures," according to some researchers' conjectures, may now hav

Are Conspiracy Beliefs on the Rise? 2019-09-20 07:02:57Do more people believe in conspiracy theories now than in the past?

Texas Is Drowning Under One of the Wettest 2019-09-19 18:00:53Tropical storm Imelda is bringing historic and devastating flooding to southeastern Texas, just two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded the same part

Axolotls: The Adorable, Giant Salamanders of Mexico 2019-09-19 16:19:03Axolotls are cute, charismatic salamanders that have an almost otherworldly ability to regenerate their body parts. But pollution and urbanization cri

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Russia Says It Will Keep Source of Hole 2019-09-21 07:42:42Amid reports that the Russians will keep the cause of an air leak at the International Space Station secret, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has pr

Take a Journey Through Disney's 'Star Wars: Galaxy's 2019-09-21 07:35:19Disney's new land "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" is an incredible, immersive park experience.

Nova, Beta Ray Bill, Silver Surfer and More 2019-09-21 07:34:41Marvel Comics reveals its December 2019 Annihilation: Scourge solicitations.

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Putting Astronauts on the Moon in 2024 Is 2019-09-20 18:41:28If you're skeptical that NASA can land astronauts on the moon five years from now, you're not alone.

Out Astronaut and Microgravity Flight Contest Winners Announced 2019-09-20 15:40:21A nonprofit organization has announced the winners of two contests that aim to give openly LGBTQ+ students a chance to experience space and microgravi

Area 51 Gate Crashing: Storm of Controversy 2019-09-20 14:59:55Aliens of all stripes are zeroing in on the secretive Area 51 this weekend.

Russia and China Are Teaming Up to Explore 2019-09-20 14:51:42The first country to land a spacecraft on the moon and the only country to do so since the Apollo era are teaming up for a lunar return.

This New Device Can Make Renewable Energy from 2019-09-20 13:00:00A new thermoelectric device can generate electricity for an LED light bulb even during the blackest night, according to a report by researchers.

Soar Over the Likely Mars Landing Site of 2019-09-20 12:32:18Feel like going for a spin around Mars? A new video shows a 3D view of where the European-Russian ExoMars rover will land, in a region that was likely

Relativity Space to Launch Satellite 'Tugs' on 3D-Printed 2019-09-20 12:19:50Relativity Space, a company that builds and lofts 3D-printed rockets, will launch a half-dozen missions for the in-orbit shuttle service company Momen

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Police Detain “Flying” Taxi for Speeding During Test 2019-09-19 13:48:54 Speed Racer French startup Seabubbles recently took its in-development autonomous electric taxi, which uses hydrofoils to appear to “fly”

Astrophysicists Warn That Entire Galaxies “Are Being Killed” 2019-09-19 12:56:48 Distant Galaxies are dying. Stripped of their ability to produce new stars, the unfortunate galaxies are left stuck in time, slowly vanishing as thei

Azealia Banks Reveals Song About Publicly Executing Elon 2019-09-19 12:14:18 In a since-deleted Instagram post, rapper Azealia Banks reveals that she’s written a song called “96′ Corolla (Motorman)” for

Scientists Say This High Tech Baseball Cap Can 2019-09-19 12:04:33 A newly-invented baseball cap may be able to reverse balding by mildly shocking people’s scalps for hours on end. The hat is really just a fash

Scientists Tested Children and 97 Percent Contained Toxic 2019-09-19 11:31:58 A new study by the German Environment Ministury and the Rober Koch Institute, a federal research institution in Berlin, concluded that 97 percent of

Google: We Weren’t Being Sexist Giving Assistant a 2019-09-19 10:10:14 In May, the United Nations released a report with a troubling finding: the use of female-sounding voices for AI assistants such as Apple’s Siri

FBI Arrests Man For Bombing Ex’s House With 2019-09-19 09:43:27 A man named Jason Muzzicato is now in FBI custody after he allegedly used his drone to drop homemade bombs on the Pennsylvania home of his ex-girlfri

Pro-Vaxxer Spots Own Photo at Vigil for Kids 2019-09-19 09:25:44 On September 9, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB-276, a bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations. Two days later, an anti-vax group&nb

Facebook: Actually, We Do Listen to You Sometimes 2019-09-18 16:23:44 It turns out that Portal, Facebook’s video-chatting tablet, occasionally records users and stores the audio on company servers. When a user say

Shrinks Are Treating Climate-Traumatized Kids For “Eco-Anxiety” 2019-09-18 15:37:38 An increasing number of children in the UK are being treated by healthcare professionals for “eco-anxiety,” a growing sense of fear over

The Number of Migrants Is Growing Faster Than 2019-09-18 15:23:59 The number of international migrants in the world — currently 3.5 percent of people on Earth — is now increasing at a faster pace than th

Cops Are Giving Facebook Bodycam Footage 2019-09-18 15:10:52 When a gunman used Facebook to livestream an attack on several New Zealand mosques in March, Facebook’s automatic detection system should have

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