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Astronomers Identify Five Multiple Star Systems with Permanent 2021-04-15 18:13:58Kepler-34, Kepler-35, Kepler-38, Kepler-64 and Kepler-413 — multiple star systems located between 2,764 and 5,933 light-years away in the conste

West Africans Hunted for Honey 3,500 Years Ago 2021-04-15 16:48:41Historical and ethnographic literature from across Africa suggests bee products, honey and larvae, had considerable importance both as a food source a

Paleontologists Unlock Secret of Azhdarchid Pterosaurs’ Extremely Long 2021-04-15 15:35:15Paleontologists have found that the thin neck vertebrae of the azhdarchid pterosaurs got their strength from an intricate internal structure. Pterosau

Taiwanese Frog Has Six Sex Chromosomes, Study Shows 2021-04-15 14:51:03Biologists have found a multiple sex chromosome system comprising three different chromosome pairs in Odorrana swinhoana, a species of medium to large

Physicists Use Rapidly-Spinning Black Holes to Look for 2021-04-14 18:46:26Ultralight bosons — hypothetical particles with masses less than a billionth the mass of an electron — could be responsible for the Univer

98-Million-Year-Old Pollen-Feeding Beetle Found Preserved in Amber 2021-04-14 16:05:14Paleontologists have found an exceptionally preserved short-winged flower beetle and associated pollen aggregations and coprolites in a piece of mid-C

4,000-Year-Old Carved Stone Slab is Europe’s Oldest Known 2021-04-14 14:52:40An intricately carved stone slab from the early Bronze Age found in France has been identified as the oldest cartographical representation of a known

China’s Bitcoin Miners Will Consume as Much Energy 2021-04-14 13:03:20Given the current trends in Bitcoin mining, Chinese researchers estimate that the energy consumption from this process in their country alone will pea

Aboriginal Australians Used Boomerangs as Retouchers 2021-04-14 09:30:23New research by Griffith University and University of Cape Town scientists provides the first traceological evidence of multipurpose nature of Austral

New Fossils of Homo erectus Found in Kenya 2021-04-13 16:03:15Paleoanthropologists have uncovered two new specimens of Homo erectus at the East Turkana site in Kenya. They’ve also verified the age of a skul

Black Phosphorus-Based Coating Has Antimicrobial Activity 2021-04-13 15:14:25Few-layered black phosphorus is highly antimicrobial toward resistant bacteria and fungal species; it is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings de

Small Jurassic Pterosaur Had an Opposed Thumb 2021-04-13 13:54:28Opposed thumbs are adaptations to arboreal life and rare for non-mammal vertebrates; Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, a newly-discovered species of arbo

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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About 2021-04-16 17:00:00Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of 2021-04-16 15:00:00An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright 2021-04-16 13:00:00Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. 2021-04-16 10:00:00Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist 2021-04-16 08:00:00Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a 2021-04-15 16:00:00Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential R

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep 2021-04-15 15:00:00Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All 2021-04-15 13:00:00Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to 2021-04-15 10:00:00Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points 2021-04-15 08:00:00One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft 2021-04-14 19:00:00A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your 2021-04-14 17:00:00Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

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In Coinbase’s Rise, a Reminder: Cryptocurrencies Use Lots 2021-04-14 15:22:52The company’s stock market arrival establishes Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the traditional financial landscape. It also elevates a t

How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the 2021-04-14 15:09:49Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health.

Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat 2021-04-14 15:01:22More than 300 corporate leaders will ask the Biden administration to nearly double the emission reduction targets set by the Obama administration.

What the Coronavirus Variants Mean for Testing 2021-04-14 15:00:47Most tests should be able to detect the variants of concern, but test developers and health officials must remain vigilant, scientists say.

How the Largest Animals That Could Ever Fly 2021-04-14 12:33:44These pterosaurs had wingspans as long as 33 feet, and scans of fossilized remains reveal a surprise in their anatomy.

Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Babies Antibodies 2021-04-14 12:17:31Multiple studies show that there are antibodies in a vaccinated mother’s milk. This has led some women to try to restart breastfeeding and other

U.S. Calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson 2021-04-14 12:17:18Federal health officials called for a halt in the use of the company’s coronavirus vaccine while they study serious illnesses that developed in

Vacuna Johnson & Johnson: Estados Unidos pausa su 2021-04-14 12:09:52La FDA ha recomendado pausar esta vacuna por precaución mientras se investigan casos de coágulos de sangre extremadamente raros.

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change 2021-04-14 10:40:42The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.

NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World. Are 2021-04-14 09:01:23Making the digital artworks requires colossal amounts of computing power, and that means greenhouse gases.

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if 2021-04-13 20:36:29Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremel

These Ants Shrink Their Brains for a Chance 2021-04-13 19:00:06If their bids at motherhood fail, they can then regrow their brains.

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Hidden magma pools pose eruption risks that we 2021-04-16 14:30:37Volcanologists' ability to estimate eruption risks is largely reliant on knowing where pools of magma are stored, deep in the Earth's crust. But wha

New CRISPR technology offers unrivaled control of epigenetic 2021-04-16 13:19:23Scientists have figured out how to modify CRISPR's basic architecture to extend its reach beyond the genome and into what's known as the epigenome -

Fast radio bursts shown to include lower frequency 2021-04-16 12:01:30A team of researchers has established that fast radio bursts (FRBs) include radio waves at frequencies lower than ever detected before, a discovery th

Tiny cat-sized stegosaur leaves its mark 2021-04-16 12:01:10A single footprint left by a cat-sized dinosaur around 100 million years ago has been discovered in China by an international team of palaeontologists

Surprise twist suggests stars grow competitively 2021-04-16 12:00:30A survey of star formation activity in the Orion Nebula Cluster found similar mass distributions for newborn stars and dense gas cores, which may evol

A rich marine algal ecosystem 600 million years 2021-04-16 12:00:19The first photosynthetic oxygen-producing organisms on Earth were cyanobacteria. Their evolution dramatically changed the Earth allowing oxygen to acc

Underweight and overweight women at higher risk of 2021-04-16 12:00:16A new study has shown that underweight and overweight women are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing recurrent miscarriages compared to thos

Experiments cast doubts on the existence of quantum 2021-04-16 12:00:08A quantum spin liquid is a state of matter in which interacting quantum spins do not align even at lowest temperatures, but remain disordered. Researc

Long-term consequences of CO2 emissions 2021-04-16 12:00:05According to a new study, the oxygen content in the oceans will continue to decrease for centuries even if all CO2 emissions would be stopped immediat

Triangular-shaped spikes key to coronavirus transmission, finds new 2021-04-16 09:10:48Scientists have modeled the spikes of the coronavirus particle to unravel how their shape and number may influence the transmissibility of the virus.

Research shows to disrupt online extremism freewill is 2021-04-16 09:10:43According to new research, when people are explicitly told that they are free to accept or reject propagandistic claims, the likelihood of choosing a

Reliable COVID-19 short-term forecasting 2021-04-15 17:07:35Researchers have developed a new model for making short-term projections of daily COVID-19 cases that is accurate, reliable and easily used by public