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NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Seen from Space New! 2019-07-15 11:20:10NASA’s Curiosity rover was imaged on Mars on May 31, 2019, by the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera aboard the agency&r

Physicists Unveil First-Ever Photo of Quantum Entanglement New! 2019-07-15 09:19:19A team of physicists from the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow has captured an image of Bell entanglement, a strong form o

Hubble Sees Multi-Armed Spiral Galaxy New! 2019-07-15 07:29:38The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 2985. NGC 2985 was discovered by the British astronomer

Hormone Ghrelin Enhances Episodic Memory in Rats: Study 2019-07-15 03:48:56Ghrelin, a hormone synthesized by endocrine cells of the stomach, is known as the ‘hunger hormone’ given its role in increasing appetite,

Material from Earth’s Core Has Been Leaking into 2019-07-12 13:34:24Earth’s magnetic field protects and makes our planet habitable by stopping harmful high-energy particles from space, including from the Sun. The

Study: Gorillas Live in Complex, Multi-Tiered Societies 2019-07-12 10:47:37According to new research, gorillas have complex social structures, from lifetime bonds forged between distant relations, to social tiers with strikin

Thin Accretion Disk around NGC 3147’s Central Black 2019-07-12 09:08:10Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black ho

Microraptors Ate Lizards for Lunch 2019-07-12 08:04:19Paleontologists in China have uncovered a nearly complete, fully articulated skeleton of Microraptor zhaoianus, a pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur t

Parental Environment May Have Impact on Future Generations, 2019-07-12 06:57:26In a study published online this week in the journal eLife, researchers from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth examined how environmental str

Researchers Capture High-Resolution Images of Active Cas9 Enzyme 2019-07-11 12:32:05Using a technique called cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a team of scientists from the United States and Canada has captured atomic-level, 3D

Astronomers Develop New Method for Measuring Hubble Constant 2019-07-11 10:23:08The Hubble constant measures the current expansion rate of our Universe and plays a fundamental role in cosmology: it can be used to determine the Uni

Enigmatic Skull Found in Greece Suggests Early Homo 2019-07-11 08:42:47A 210,000-year-old partial skull found in southern Greece about four decades ago has been identified as the earliest example of anatomically modern Ho

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New 'Vegebot' Highlights Why Robots Won't Replace Vegetable 2019-07-11 17:51:06Cambridge researchers have a new lettuce-picking robot. Its success underlines the challenges of automating vegetable picking. (Credit: leungchopan/sh

An AI Bot Just Beat Poker Pros In 2019-07-11 15:15:02(Credit: LightField Studios/Shutterstock) The best poker players in the world can cash in on millions of dollars in a game. Played in casinos, poke

Japanese Asteroid Mission Touches Down on Ryugu, Collects 2019-07-11 15:01:56Hayabusa2 has successfully collected its second sample from the surface of asteroid Ryugu. (Credit: Illustration by Akihiro Ikeshita (C), JAXA) Hay

How Did 5,500 Miles of Seaweed Spread Across 2019-07-11 14:56:01Sargassum covers a beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in April 2019. (Credit: Kamira/shutterstock) Marine scientist Mengqiu Wang is no stranger to

Long-Toed Bird Preserved In Amber For 99 Million 2019-07-11 11:00:51A long-toed bird preserved in amber from Myanmar is the first of its kind. (Credit: Lida Xing) Smaller than a sparrow, a bird that lived 99 million

Tests For the 'Big Five' Personality Traits Don't 2019-07-10 18:16:55The world's most widely-used personality test isn't relevant for much of the world. (Credit: By Gustavo Frazao / Shutterstock) A lot of contempor

NASA Shuts Off Systems on Voyager 2, Saving 2019-07-10 18:05:40Voyager 2 shut down an instrument heater, but is still going strong, more than forty years after launch. (Credit: NASA/ESA/G. Bacon/STScI) Launched

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Major Mysteries — 2019-07-10 18:00:16Theories state that some black holes could have formed within the first second of the Big Bang. (Credit: NASA/ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)) All the bla

When a Dominant Male Disappears, These Female Fish 2019-07-10 15:36:20The blueheaded wrasse. (Credit: Leonardo Gonzalez/shutterstock) Sex transitions are commonplace for several species of fish, and that's consistent

Why Do Babies Point? It Starts With Our 2019-07-10 14:00:39(Credit: anetta/shutterstock) Anyone who’s hung out with babies knows how eager they are to communicate, even if they can’t do it very

Apidima Skull Is Earliest Homo Sapiens Outside Africa, 2019-07-10 13:00:34The skull fragment known as Apidima 1 (right) is about 210,000 years old, according to a new analysis. Seen from the rear (middle) and side (left) in

We Can't Just Plant Billions of Trees to 2019-07-10 12:03:26Planting trees, while beneficial to the planet, is not an easy solution to climate change. (Credit: Janelle Lugge/Shutterstock) Last week, a new st

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Ebola Outbreak Reaches Major City in Congo, Renewing New! 2019-07-15 13:41:19The year-old outbreak has now reached Goma, a heavily populated city near the border with Rwanda. The W.H.O. will ask experts again to decide whether

Deep-Fried Tempura Flakes Are Linked to a Series New! 2019-07-15 12:50:13Fire officials say the crunchy mix can spontaneously combust and should be handled properly.

Britain’s £50 Note Will Honor Computing Pioneer Alan New! 2019-07-15 12:50:13During his lifetime, the mathematician and computer pioneer’s reputation was overshadowed by a conviction under Britain’s Victorian laws a

Polio Cases Surge in Pakistan and Afghanistan New! 2019-07-15 12:45:49False rumors that children are fainting or dying have led parents to turn away vaccinators, threatening the campaign to eradicate the disease.

Is It Time to Play With Spaceships Again? New! 2019-07-15 12:43:39After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space?

‘Storm Area 51’ Facebook Plan Has a Million New! 2019-07-15 12:16:45A Facebook post invited people to swarm the secretive military base in Nevada on Sept. 20. The Air Force said they’d better not.

The Sun Will be With You Shortly New! 2019-07-15 11:35:33Exactly when you see a sunrise or sunset depends on local factors that scientists can’t always include in their calculations.

Lion Bones Are Profitable for Breeders, and Poachers New! 2019-07-15 11:32:24An American ban on trophies may have contributed to a growing trade in lion skeletons.

After Delay of Chandrayaan-2 Launch, Indians Are Disappointed New! 2019-07-15 11:00:30The country had been watching, eager for India to seize its place in space with a lunar landing. Scientists say the mission is still on — they j

India’s Shooting for the Moon, and the Country New! 2019-07-15 10:06:15The country’s plans to launch an uncrewed rover into space were delayed at the last moment, but it is determined to join a select group of natio

India’s Chandrayaan-2 Moon Launch Is Delayed New! 2019-07-15 10:02:09The country’s hopes to become the fourth to land on the moon were put on hold Monday.

Driverless Cars Are Taking Longer Than We Expected. New! 2019-07-15 09:56:36Automatic braking and lane-departure warnings are on the road, but a lot of work remains before self-driving cars become a reality.

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Artificial intelligence has now pretty much conquered poker 2019-07-11 14:00:26A new artificial intelligence called Pluribus is a real card shark at six-player no-limit Texas Hold’em.

An ancient bird found encased in amber had 2019-07-11 11:00:09A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.

Southern right whale moms and calves may whisper 2019-07-11 11:00:09Mother-calf whale pairs call to each other quietly to stay in touch while avoiding attracting the attention of predators, a study suggests.

Hayabusa2 may have just snagged bits of asteroid 2019-07-11 10:38:18In its second sampling attempt, Hayabusa2 became the first spacecraft to try to pick up some of an asteroid’s guts.

Many fictional moon voyages preceded the Apollo landing 2019-07-11 06:00:25Landing on the moon for real dramatically demonstrated the confluence of science with the moon’s cultural mystique.

Both fish and humans have REM-like sleep 2019-07-10 13:38:50Sleeping zebrafish have brain and body activity similar to snoozing mammals, suggesting that sleep evolved at least 450 million years ago.

A Greek skull may belong to the oldest 2019-07-10 13:00:08Humans possibly reached southeastern Europe by 210,000 years ago.

Toddlers tend to opt for the last thing 2019-07-10 08:00:24Two-year-olds demonstrate a verbal quirk that makes their answers less reliable.

See how visualizations of the moon have changed 2019-07-10 06:00:16To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a collection of images that show how the moon has been visualized over the ages.

Moons that escape their planets could become ‘ploonets’ 2019-07-09 10:02:22If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to

Ancient humans used the moon as a calendar 2019-07-09 08:00:02Whether the moon was a timekeeper for early humans, as first argued during the Apollo missions, is still up for debate.

A mysterious coral disease is ravaging Caribbean reefs 2019-07-09 06:00:12Scientists are racing to learn what’s behind a disease that’s “annihilating” whole coral species in hopes of stopping it.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals happening this New! 2019-07-15 15:30:24The only place you need to look for the best Amazon Prime Day deals happening on July 15 and 16.

The best apps for festival season New! 2019-07-15 13:30:00Don't leave home for your next festival without these apps installed on your phone to keep you safe, dry, and entertained.

The wrong kind of sleep could keep you New! 2019-07-15 12:00:23For people who have psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD, the aftermath of a night of poor sleep can be serious.

What to do if you encounter a bison 2019-07-14 13:30:00Bison encounters aren’t all that uncommon, especially in populated places like national parks, but many situations that result in people being c

A guide to eco-friendly travel 2019-07-13 13:30:00Travel breaks up our routine, makes us more physically active, and encourages us to try new things. The downside? Carbon emissions related to tourism

Our best defense against space weather has been 2019-07-12 21:43:21The Deep Space Climate Observatory—DSCOVR for short—is an underrated gem in Earth’s orbit. But it could be in trouble.

Last week in tech: Twitter's outage, Facebook's $5 2019-07-12 21:40:44Click an extra Facebook ad this weekend so the company can pay its enormous fine.

Tropical Storm Barry's biggest threat is already on 2019-07-12 19:55:00On Thursday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the region and ordered 3,000 National Guard members to be deployed for

Homemade dog food can actually deprive pets of 2019-07-12 18:31:37Dogs are too good for us. So it makes sense that many of us want to treat our pups like the angels they are by giving them the best of everything.

Zebrafish could teach humans a lot about the 2019-07-12 15:06:00In a study published in Nature this week, researchers report that zebrafish have two sleep signatures or phases, much like humans do. This suggests sl

How to build a pocket toolkit you'll actually 2019-07-12 13:30:00We live in the golden age of pocket gadgets. And as somebody who deeply loves these things, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about what you&rs

How to selfie responsibly, and other tips for 2019-07-12 12:15:19Seeing wild animals can be the highlight of a holiday, and help pay for conservation efforts too, but we have to respect the animals.

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Quantum logic clock returns to top performance New! 2019-07-15 11:43:10The quantum logic clock -- perhaps best known for showing you age faster if you stand on a stool -- has climbed back to the leading performance echelo

Advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery New! 2019-07-15 11:43:08One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgi

Impacts of selective logging on Congo's intact forest New! 2019-07-15 11:43:04A new study says that the tropical forests of Western Equatorial Africa (WEA) -- which include significant stands of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) -

Stress reduction benefits from petting dogs, cats New! 2019-07-15 11:43:02Just 10 minutes of interacting with cats and dogs produced a significant reduction in students' cortisol, a major stress hormone.

A material way to make Mars habitable New! 2019-07-15 11:42:56New research suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with a material -- silica aerogel -- that mimics Earth's atmospheric

A legal framework for vector-borne diseases and land New! 2019-07-15 10:58:17Vector-borne diseases -- caused by parasites, viruses, and bacteria transmitted by insects and animals -- account for more than 17% of all infectious

More farmers, more problems: How smallholder agriculture is New! 2019-07-15 10:52:24Small-scale farmers are posing serious threats to biodiversity in northeastern Peru -- and the problem will likely only get worse.

Turbo chip for drug development New! 2019-07-15 10:52:21In spite of increasing demand, the number of newly developed drugs decreased continuously in the past decades. The search for new active substances, t

Improving heat recycling with thermodiffusion effect New! 2019-07-15 10:52:18Researchers find that the absorption of water vapor within industrial heat recycling devices is directly tied to a physical process known as the therm

Invasive parrots have varying impacts on European biodiversity, New! 2019-07-15 10:33:18Non-native parrots can cause substantial agricultural damage and threaten native biodiversity. While substantial evidence of negative impact in Europe

Loose RNA molecules rejuvenate skin New! 2019-07-15 10:33:16Want to smooth out your wrinkles, erase scars and sunspots, and look years younger? Millions of Americans a year turn to lasers and prescription drugs

Game-theory research better allocates military resources, fight cancer New! 2019-07-15 10:33:14A game-theory research using artificial intelligence may help treat cancer and other diseases, improve cybersecurity, deploy Soldiers and assets more

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Extraction: DNA from strawberries 2019-06-12 18:11:04The ability to study DNA revolutionized the field of biology. But to study it, scientists first have to extract DNA molecules from the rest of an orga

Whom does your DNA belong to? Hint, it’s 2019-06-12 18:11:04Home DNA test kits are flying off the shelves allowing people to analyze their own genome and those of their relatives. But is that a good thing?

GMO could bring back the American chestnut. But 2019-06-12 18:11:04A project at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to restore the American chestnut tree is generating both promise and protest.

New York Harbor: a no-go zone or an 2019-06-12 18:11:04

How a new human species challenges textbook histories 2019-06-12 18:11:04A paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday describes Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived in the Philippines. 

A black hole, once a mathematical curiosity, is 2019-06-12 18:11:04The first ever image of a black hole marks a milestone not just in black hole astronomy, but for the study of gravity itself.

From Einstein to Duchamp: the physics of modern 2019-06-12 18:11:04“Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein,” an exhibit at Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum, explores interconnections betwee

Have you herd? It turns out cows have 2019-06-12 18:11:04From the barnyard to the pooch motel, people are increasingly warming to the idea that animals have their own thoughts and feelings.

Out of history’s trash heap, clues to climate’s 2019-06-12 18:11:04Clues buried in an ancient trash pile are shedding light on the role of climate change in the collapse of a Byzantine settlement.

Beyond the big splash: What SpaceX success means 2019-06-12 18:11:04With the successful return of SpaceX’s crew capsule, the United States appears poised once again to lead human spaceflight. For many Americans,

Why are humans so kind, yet so cruel? 2019-06-12 18:11:04Under different circumstances, humans can be the kindest, gentlest species or the most murderous. Evolution may hold clues to that Jekyll and Hyde nat

Probing space for the ingredients of life – 2019-06-12 18:11:04In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, we tend to look for our own image. That may be limiting us in terms of seeing what's really there.

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Striped Maples Can Change Sex Repeatedly 2019-07-14 15:00:00Unassuming tree has unusual sex life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Is Medicine Overrated? 2019-07-14 12:00:00Given medicine’s poor record, physicians should prescribe and patients consume far fewer medications, a new book argues. -- Read more on Scienti

A Strange Dinosaur's Unusual Strut 2019-07-14 09:00:00A newly named dinosaur balanced on one toe of each foot -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sloths Climb a New Evolutionary Tree 2019-07-13 15:00:00Analysis of ancient genes changes what researchers expected about giant sloth evolution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

1,000 Years of Congruent Numbers 2019-07-13 12:00:00These integers have inspired one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

11,898 Solar Eclipses in 5,000 Years 2019-07-13 09:00:00Precisely when and where eclipses occur is a complicated business -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Tropical Storm Barry's Dangers Will Reach Far Inland 2019-07-12 14:30:00Rains from the system will prolong the already historic flooding along the Mississippi -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The "Woodstock of Physics" Is Finally Living Up 2019-07-12 12:00:00A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take -- Read more

Disasters Collide as Tropical Storm Barry Heads Ashore 2019-07-12 09:30:00Storm surge and torrential rains will bring flooding to Louisiana and potentially tax levees -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Celebrating the Engineers behind the First Moon Landing 2019-07-12 07:00:00My  father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back -- Read more on Sc

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Rhinos and Their Gamekeepers Benefit from AI 2019-07-11 20:12:00Starting in 2017, an artificial intelligence monitoring system at the Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa has been helping to protect rhinos and

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This ancient bird sported a ginormous toe 2019-07-11 11:00:00Elektorornis’s third digit was longer than its lower leg

In a first, a Japanese spacecraft appears to 2019-07-11 11:00:00Hayabusa2’s second touchdown on asteroid Ryugu went well, engineers say

Update: Hawaii governor says construction of controversial giant 2019-07-11 09:00:00Thirty Meter Telescope surmounts last legal hurdle but protesters plan to disrupt construction

Is the Western mind too WEIRD to study? 2019-07-11 08:00:00Psychologist says research relies on too many participants from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic societies

Giant batteries and cheap solar power are shoving 2019-07-11 01:40:00Cost of solar power has dropped by 76% since 2012

Courting controversy, scientists team with industry to tackle 2019-07-11 01:30:00Growing number of researchers say it’s time to make the best of a bad situation

Are dinosaur fossils ‘minerals’? The Montana Supreme Court 2019-07-10 11:10:00Paleontologists are closely watching lawsuit over ownership of "dueling dinosaurs"

Surging cases have dashed all hope that polio 2019-07-10 05:20:00Virus refuses to budge in Afganistan and Pakistan, while vaccine-derived strains trigger fresh outbreaks in Africa

Brain-monitoring headbands could track your sleep as well 2019-07-10 05:15:00Technology could reshape the way scientists diagnose sleep disorders

Skull fragment from Greek cave suggests modern humans 2019-07-10 01:00:00Startling conclusion from fossil faces skepticism

Highest energy light ever seen traced to Crab 2019-07-08 11:40:00Record-shattering gamma rays from exploded star detected by observatory in Tibet

Snowball the dancing cockatoo is back—with a whole 2019-07-08 11:25:00Research suggests parrots might use dance to create bonds with their owners

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From the Family Station Wagon to the Apollo 2019-07-09 12:33:58Stricken with polio as an adult, he retired from the military and joined NASA's ingenious design team

How Snub-Nosed Monkeys Adapted to Extreme Cold 2019-07-05 12:13:13Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys have several adaptations to deal with the cold

Reflections on the New Fossil Hall From the 2019-07-05 10:39:31The team behind the Smithsonian's new dinosaur and fossil hall reflect on what "deep time" means to them.

Attempting to Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk 2019-07-04 08:00:00The Fourth of July is also National Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk Day, and no amount of scientific logic can crack this tradition

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on the Biblical 2019-07-03 14:48:14A team of scientists sequenced genomes from people who lived in a port city on the Mediterranean coast of Israel between the 12th and 8th centuries B.

Photos Capture the Great South American Eclipse 2019-07-02 21:43:05On July 2, residents of Chile and Argentina witnessed the first total solar eclipse since August 2017

At 21, Ann Montgomery Became a Lead Engineer 2019-07-02 14:32:58Montgomery worked closely with the Apollo astronauts to train them to use handheld tools and equipment on the moon

Newborn Shrimp Often Undergo Sex Reversal, but Ocean 2019-06-28 14:36:23Chemicals in microalgae are crucial for these bright green shrimp's sexual development, but ocean acidification could change that

Fossil of Ancient Bird Three Times Bigger Than 2019-06-26 18:00:00The fossil is about 1.8 million years old, meaning the bird may have arrived on the continent around the same time as Homo erectus

LightSail 2 Launches to Space to Soar on 2019-06-25 08:34:00The Planetary Society's second solar sail will attempt to use sunlight to fly through space

How Neil, Buzz and Mike Got Their Workouts 2019-06-24 09:00:00To counter the effects of weightlessness, NASA equipped Apollo 11 with an Exer-Genie for isometric exercises

The Augmented Reality App That Lets You Experience 2019-06-24 09:00:00Tied to a new series from the Smithsonian Channel, the app is the closest you can get to being on the moon without time-traveling to 1969

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Amazon Prime Day: Best Deals for Science Lovers New! 2019-07-15 12:47:00Here are some of the nerdiest science deals we're watching for Amazon Prime Day, including DIY robots, chemistry sets, molecule jewelry and more.

This Eagle-Nosed, Shovel-Chinned Dinosaur May Be the Weirdest New! 2019-07-15 12:00:00What was the purpose of the bump in the middle of this dinosaur's face? No one nose.

Amazon Prime Day: Best Health & Fitness Deals New! 2019-07-15 11:11:00Here's our roundup of the best deals on health and fitness products for Amazon's Prime Day.

Greenland’s Superfast ‘Ice Slides’ Could Be Bad News New! 2019-07-15 09:58:00Greenland's ice sheet is sliding way more than previously thought, making it more vulnerable to a warming climate, according to a new study.

Amazon Prime Day: The Best Science Kit Deals New! 2019-07-15 09:00:00From gross and slimy to green and growing, these science kits are sure to be fun and educational for your kids.

A Sunken Soviet Sub Is Raising the Radioactivity New! 2019-07-15 07:24:00A Cold War Russian nuclear submarine is leaking radioactive material into the Norwegian Sea.

New York Is Overrun by Rats, Yet We New! 2019-07-15 07:24:00If we can't beat them, humans perhaps should join rats in our shared ecosystem.

Don't Be Confused If This Starfish Makes Your New! 2019-07-15 07:21:00When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did a double take — the sea star looked just like a piece of

Scientists Find an 'Exceptional Specimen' of a Cretaceous 2019-07-14 10:16:00An ancient lizard was a flying dinosaur's last meal.

Why Haven't All Primates Evolved into Humans? 2019-07-14 09:38:00Humans did not evolve from apes, gorillas or chimps. We share a common ancestor and have followed different evolutionary paths.

Barry Becomes a Hurricane, Barrels Toward Louisiana Coast 2019-07-13 12:33:00Barry is now packing winds of 75 mph. Life-threatening flash flooding will become increasingly likely later today and tonight as Barry moves inland.

Has the Earth Ever Been This Hot Before? 2019-07-13 08:44:00Was the planet ever as hot as it is today, when every month the globe seems to be breaking one high-temperature record after another?

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Jupiter's auroras powered by alternating current 2019-07-11 12:39:05 New analysis of Juno mission data suggests Jupiter's auroras are powered by alternating current, not direct current.

Giant iceberg on the move in Antarctica 2019-07-11 10:12:32 One of the largest icebergs in the world, A68, is on the move.

Japan's Hayabusa-2 completes second asteroid touchdown, collects another 2019-07-11 09:24:51 Japan's asteroid-circling probe successfully executed a second touchdown on Thursday, collecting another sample from the surface of the space rock.

Lead trapped in Arctic ice reveals economic impact 2019-07-10 16:19:37 Using Arctic ice cores, an international team of researchers successfully retraced the economic ups and down of the last 1,500 years.

New solar panel produces electricity and clean water 2019-07-10 13:18:23 Engineers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a solar panel that produces electricity and clean water.

Sea lamprey sperm acts as a sex pheromone 2019-07-10 12:05:51 Before male sea lampreys use their semen to fertilize the eggs of a female, the animals must find mates. To do that, the lampreys use their semen --

Platelet cells of ancient proto-platypus paved way for 2019-07-10 10:56:25 Without a 300-million-year-old platypus-like species and its novel platelets, humans wouldn't be able to give birth, according to researchers.

Parents' 'memory' of environmental stress inherited across generations 2019-07-09 15:58:11 While actual memories aren't passed along to offspring, new research suggests the genetic effects of environmental stressors experienced by parents

Antarctic ice instability could yield rapid melting, dramatic 2019-07-09 14:34:52 Even if global warming slows or stops in the coming decades, instability among Antarctic glaciers could trigger rapid melting and subsequent sea leve

Scientists want to use gravitational waves to find 2019-07-09 12:21:11 A group of researchers claim gravitational waves can help astronomers find even more hard-to-spot exoplanets -- smaller alien worlds, far far away.

Astronomers spot kilometer-wide asteroid with record-short year 2019-07-09 12:01:40 Scientists have identified an asteroid with the shortest known orbital period. The newfound space rock, measuring a kilometer wide, circles the sun o

Seafloor survey confirms earthquake risk near Istanbul 2019-07-09 10:36:56 By analyzing shifts in the seafloor, scientists were able to confirm, for the first time, the presence of significant tectonic strain along the North

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Live from the Moon: How Earth Saw the 2019-07-12 09:00:21Neil Armstrong's and Buzz Aldrin's first steps on the Moon changed the world. But that the world would see them wasn't a given. The post Live from

Thirty Meter Telescope Set to Begin Construction 2019-07-11 23:37:04Hawaiian Governor David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory have announced that construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope wi

Sky-surveying Telescopes Sweep Up Near-Earth Asteroids 2019-07-10 11:10:48Discoveries include a near-Earth asteroid with the shortest “year” and another found hours before it burned up in Earth’s atmosphere

Exomoon or No Exomoon? 2019-07-03 20:00:28Last October, the first discovery of a potential exomoon was announced. But is Kepler-1625b-i an actual moon in another solar system? Or just an artif

Astronomers Identify Host Galaxy of a Third Radio 2019-07-03 12:14:42Astronomers have narrowed down the location of a third "fast radio burst" to a galaxy very like the Milky Way. The post Astronomers Identify Host Ga

A Strategy to Get the Mars Insight Lander 2019-07-03 10:17:10Insight's robotic arm has uncovered the lander's "mole," as NASA and German aerospace engineers work to get it drilling once again. The post A St

From the Frontline of Totality: Sky & Telescope 2019-07-03 09:49:45Thousands of spectators, professional astronomers, and several Sky & Telescope editors traveled to see totality from the ground — and sky. T

Where to Watch the July 2, 2019 Total 2019-07-01 10:25:21Whether cloudy skies or airfare prevent you from seeing the total solar eclipse on July 2nd, you can still see totality via one of the multiple webcas

July 2019: Stalking the Scorpion 2019-07-01 07:00:12Download July's Sky Tour astronomy podcast for a guided exploration of the planets, stars, and constellations in the evening skies of summer. The pos

The Astronomers’ Eclipse: July 2nd Eclipse Will Pass 2019-06-28 15:56:47Some of the world's largest telescopes will be watching as the Moon blocks the Sun's disk and reveals its corona on July 2, 2019. The post The Astro

We’re Going to Titan! Dragonfly Drone Will Explore 2019-06-28 13:19:56NASA has selected its next New Frontiers mission: Dragonfly, a rover-sized drone will begin ‘coptering around Titan in 2034. The post We’r

Astronomers Pinpoint New Fast Radio Burst 2019-06-27 14:24:07A next-gen Australian radio array has enabled astronomers to home in on the source of a mysterious fast radio burst — and the source is not what


The Last Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Occurs Tuesday, New! 2019-07-15 13:53:18On the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 tomorrow, the moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow in a partial lunar eclipse.

July Full Moon 2019: 'Thunder Moon' Lunar Eclipse New! 2019-07-15 13:44:21July's full moon, nicknamed the Thunder Moon, occurs on July 16 at 5:38 p.m. EDT (2138 GMT). A partial lunar eclipse begins around that same time, an

Live Now! NASA Chief Talks Apollo 11, Moon New! 2019-07-15 13:07:09NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is discussing the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing live, as well as the agency's plan to return to t

Astronaut Snoopy to Fly in Macy's Parade, Adorn New! 2019-07-15 13:00:39Snoopy will don an orange spacesuit and float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and N

How We Could Make Mars Habitable, One Patch New! 2019-07-15 11:33:57Transforming Mars into a life-friendly world doesn't have to be a herculean, planet-wide effort.

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The Best Space Deals New! 2019-07-15 11:10:22Amazon Prime Day starts Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and lasts for TWO days this year! Here are some awesome deals and discounts for space

Apollo 11's Momentous Landing Came Down to One New! 2019-07-15 11:00:00Steve Bales was just 26 years old when NASA's Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon's surface, and to this day, he remains astounded that someb

NASA Chief Says Leadership Changes Linked to Urgency New! 2019-07-15 06:51:29NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said he needed to move quickly to change leadership of NASA's exploration programs to address cost and schedule issues and

Moon Landing Footage Would Have Been Impossible to New! 2019-07-15 06:38:36It's been half a century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing, yet some people still don't believe it actually happened.

Surprise! This Monster Black Hole's Disk Shouldn't Exist New! 2019-07-15 06:32:39Discovery of this black hole disk could provide insights regarding relativity theory.

Meet the Ploonets! Runaway Moons with Delusions of New! 2019-07-15 06:14:05Moons orbiting distant worlds have a new nickname, and it's even cuter than "moonmoon."

Stellar Deals on Celestron Telescopes and Binoculars 2019-07-14 22:18:12Inspire others to look up this holiday season by giving the gift of a telescope or astronomy binoculars! We've rounded up some of the best deals on C


Try CuriosityStream Free for One Week, and Then 2019-07-12 14:00:18 If you’re a documentary junkie, you already know that your thirst for knowledge can’t ever be completely slaked, only temporarily subdued

Scientists Created Dairy-Free Ice Cream From GM Yeast 2019-07-12 13:33:21 A team of scientists from the dairy-free products company Perfect Day Foods just created a creamy ice cream using genetically modified yeast. They en

Watch an MIT Robot Attempt the Bottle Cap 2019-07-12 13:25:42 Challenge Accepted In the world of robotics, Baxter is something of a celebrity, and now, the bot is starting to act like one — by putting its

Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Blind Mice 2019-07-12 13:03:34 Thanks to a new gene therapy targeting specific cells in the eye, blind mice regained the ability to see. A team of neuroscientists developed a treat

This 23andMe DNA Test Lets You Take Control 2019-07-12 12:25:56 Your DNA can’t tell you everything about yourself. It can’t tell you your favorite work of art. I can’t tell you why you love the p

5 Ways Singularity University is Exploring Artificial Intelligence 2019-07-12 12:17:25 This is an issue many of us contemplate as our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology. AI is impacting nearly every major industry, wh

Japanese Probe Returns to Site of Asteroid Bombing, 2019-07-12 11:40:05 Hayabusa-2, the Japanese space probe that spent the last several months visiting, harvesting, and bombing the crap out of a distant asteroid, just su

Trump: Cryptocurrencies Are “Not Money,” “Based on Thin 2019-07-12 11:00:54 U.S. President Donald Trump has a new target for his Twitter rants: crypotook to Twitter to has little faith in cryptocurrencies. “I am not a f

This “Artificial Muscle” is 60 Times Stronger Than 2019-07-12 10:47:21 A team of scientists figured out a surprisingly simple way to create muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight: they tightly coiled-up commo

Former Employee Admits to Copying Tesla’s Autopilot Code 2019-07-12 10:31:15 In March, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Guangzhi Cao, a former employee who left the company in January. The lawsuit alleges that Cao uploaded full c

Facebook’s “Superhuman” Poker AI Out-Bluffs World’s Top Players 2019-07-12 09:34:01 An artificial intelligence created by Facebook’s AI lab and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University just beat a team of 12 of the world&rsq

Astronauts on the ISS Are About to Get 2019-07-12 09:30:19 NASA and Nickelodeon are teaming up to try to get kids excited about space — by sliming some astronauts. On July 21, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

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