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09/18/2019

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on...
20:16, 09/17/2019

Russian volcano eruption has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to...
18:48, 09/17/2019

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying towards Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ev...
15:48, 09/17/2019

School strikes are changing the world, says UN climate science advisor Students and adults all over the world will strike to protest climate change this Friday. UN science advisor Petteri Taalas says such action could he...
15:48, 09/17/2019

Why is it so hard to land on the Moon? Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lunar lander during ...
14:18, 09/17/2019

New 'flying dragon of the north' with F-16 sized wingspan discovered by scientists A newly discovered ancient reptile dubbed the “flying dragon of the north” is said to be the largest flying animal that ever existed, according to sc...
05:48, 09/17/2019

Mysterious 180M-year-old Jurassic-era crocodile identified The identity of a massive prehistoric crocodile that lived 180 million years ago has finally been determined, nearly 250 years after its fossils were...
05:48, 09/17/2019

To prepare astronauts for the Moon, NASA is using a giant water tank As NASA prepares for a return to the Moon in 2024, it's using a massive water tank to help prepare potential astronauts for the challenges that come ...
05:48, 09/17/2019

Victoria, second-most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, set to go on display Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, has finally gone on display after paleontologists first discovered the remains of...
05:48, 09/17/2019

Shipwreck of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' possibly discovered off Rhode Island, researchers believe A mysterious shipwreck at the bottom of Newport Harbor is believed to be the famous HMS Endeavour, which Capt. James Cook sailed on when he discovere...
05:48, 09/17/2019

Thousands could flood rural Nevada town of 50 people after 'Storm Area 51' joke goes viral The small town of Rachel, Nevada, located in the middle of the desert and home to only about 50 people, could be flooded with thousands of people thi...
05:48, 09/17/2019

Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interv...
00:32, 09/17/2019

Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response Research on the logistics of responding to Ebola outbreaks has revealed that an often-overlooked, but critical, factor in resource deployment to trea...
21:32, 09/16/2019

New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement It’s well known that the production of cement — the world’s leading construction material — is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting...
21:32, 09/16/2019

Why You Really Shouldn’t Kill the Spiders in Your Home, According to an Entomologist I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home. Why? Because spiders are an important p...
18:32, 09/16/2019

Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental “noise” that ca...
18:01, 09/16/2019

Beachgoers Warned As Hurricane Humberto Forms Off Florida Coast MIAMI — Beachgoers on the southeastern U.S. coast should be wary of potentially dangerous rip currents caused by Hurricane Humberto, the Nation...
14:16, 09/16/2019

Purdue Pharma, Maker of OxyContin, Files for Bankruptcy The filing is a centerpiece of an agreement to settle thousands of cases against the company for its role in the opioids crises. But it is expected t...
13:16, 09/16/2019

86 tigers rescued from infamous temple in Thailand have died, local media report Over half of the 147 tigers confiscated from the Tiger Temple - a tourist attraction where visitors could take selfies with the big cats - have died ...
00:32, 09/16/2019

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning soluti...
23:00, 09/14/2019

Nightmare creature had egg-shaped eyes, Swiss Army knife head and a butt shield A spiky, armor-plated "walking tank" with bulging eyes, a shield on its butt and a head like a Swiss army knife scuttled along the seafloor more than...
07:32, 09/14/2019

2,100-year-old 'iPhone case' discovered in ‘Russian Atlantis’ From the depths of Russia's "Atlantis" — a famed archaeological site in southern Siberia that lies underwater for most of the year — archaeologists e...
07:32, 09/14/2019

Saturn shines in latest NASA image: 'Rings are still as stunning as ever' Amateur astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to currently see Saturn, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a series of images of...
07:32, 09/14/2019

Mysterious, newly discovered comet is probably an interstellar visitor, scientists believe Fresh off the excitement about Oumuaua, the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system, researchers have discovered what they believe i...
07:32, 09/14/2019

Universe might be 2 billion years younger, shocking study says The universe is assumed to be roughly 13.7 billion years old, but a stunning new study says it could be significantly younger than that — by a couple...
07:32, 09/14/2019

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient f...
00:00, 09/14/2019

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likel...
00:00, 09/14/2019

Everything you need to know about the UN's upcoming climate summit The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts...
22:32, 09/13/2019

Early whales swam doggy paddle across the ocean from India to Africa Rare fossils of early whales show they may have swam doggy paddle style. It may not have been elegant, but they still managed to spread across vast o...
22:32, 09/13/2019

Largest ever polar expedition will soon be frozen in drifting sea ice An icebreaker ship is about to deliberately let itself be frozen into the drifting Arctic ice as part of the largest ever scientific Arctic expeditio...
22:32, 09/13/2019

Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking collisions of two massive black hol...
15:32, 09/13/2019

MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date With apologies to “Spinal Tap,” it appears that black can, indeed, get more black. MIT engineers report today that they have cooked up a material ...
15:32, 09/13/2019

Bahamas Issues New Tropical Storm Warning as It Struggles to Recover From Hurricane Dorian (HIGH ROCK, Bahamas) — The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for several of its northwestern islands, which are sti...
05:48, 09/13/2019

Huge Ice Age kangaroo had unique link to giant pandas, researchers reveal An extinct gigantic kangaroo that roamed southwestern Australia more than 40,000 years ago had something in common with giant pandas, scientists disc...
03:19, 09/13/2019

US to ban flavoured e-cigarettes after hundreds get strange illness The US is planning to ban flavoured e-cigarettes after people have become ill from a mysterious illness, but it is not known if e-cigarettes really a...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Baffling maths riddle that looks like a pile of worms almost solved The Collatz conjecture is simple to state but has baffled mathematicians for 80 years. But a man dubbed the 'Mozart of maths' has now almost proved i...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Brexit makes us question democracy – and so does climate change Beating climate change is for many a “sacred value” that trumps all others – but is it ever legitimate to abandon democratic norms to achieve a goal,...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Why are countries failing on their promise to stop deforestation? Despite a pledge in 2014 to halve deforestation by 2020, the area of forest destroyed annually has increased by more than 40 per cent globally in the...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Bones release a hormone that helps us deal with sudden danger Bones secrete a hormone when we are under threat that activates the fight-or-flight response, suggesting our skeletons are more active that we though...
01:00, 09/13/2019

Decline of migrating birds could be partly due to pesticides It’s not just bees that are harmed by neonicotinoids, it’s birds too. A study found the pesticides can cause birds to lose weight and delay their mig...
01:00, 09/13/2019

The Universe Could Be 2 Billion Years Younger Than Previously Estimated, According to New Calculation (WASHINGTON) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years young...
22:32, 09/12/2019

There’s a Full Moon Due on Friday the 13th for Most of the U.S. The Next One Isn’t for Another 30 Years The next full moon is set to make an appearance on the most ominous date on the calendar this month. A September full moon, also known as a “Ha...
21:32, 09/12/2019

Towering, balloonlike features found near Milky Way galaxy's center A pair of radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light years above and below our galaxy were discovered by an international team of astronomer...
20:48, 09/12/2019

World’s most powerful electric eel discovered, can generate 860-volt shock Lurking in the waters of the Amazon basin is a new species of electric eel that scientists say can generate a greater electrical discharge than any o...
20:48, 09/12/2019

Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019 A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahama...
19:49, 09/12/2019

For Poison Dart Frogs, Markings Matter When It Comes to Survival An experiment found that white-striped frogs were less effective at scaring off predators than frogs with yellow stripes. Yet both populations are th...
19:49, 09/12/2019

Why Ignoring Africa’s Climate Change Problem Could Have Devastating Effects Harry Campbell for TIME Climate change is a global challenge that demands global solutions. But we must acknowledge the fact that the most underresou...
15:32, 09/12/2019

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change From sinking islands to drought-ridden savannas, women bear an outsize burden of the global—warming crisis, largely because of gender inequalit...
15:32, 09/12/2019

Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa? The seedlings are ready. One hundred and fifty thousand shoots of drought-resistant acacia, hardy baobab and Moringa spill out of their black plastic...
15:32, 09/12/2019

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the ...
15:32, 09/12/2019

The Story Behind TIME’s Climate Change Cover Thirty years ago, TIME named Planet Earth its Man of the Year, featuring a cover by the artist Christo of the earth encased in plastic on a beach in ...
15:32, 09/12/2019

How Climate Change in Iowa is Changing U.S. Politics Kamala Harris is trying not to step in it. As the California Senator turned presidential candidate tours a beef-and-produce farm in south-central Iow...
15:32, 09/12/2019

These Charts Show How High Sea Levels Will Rise if Antarctica’s Ice Continues to Melt Humans were not around to see Antarctica in the good times, tens of millions of years ago, when it was home to palms and baobab trees, reptiles and m...
15:32, 09/12/2019

Hello From the Year 2050. We Avoided the Worst of Climate Change — But Everything Is Different Let’s imagine for a moment that we’ve reached the middle of the century. It’s 2050, and we have a moment to reflect—the clima...
15:32, 09/12/2019

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimag...
11:32, 09/12/2019

Scientists Succeed in Creating Northern White Rhino Embryos CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as pa...
07:32, 09/12/2019

Bye bye space-time: is it time to free physics from Einstein’s legacy? Einstein’s framework for the universe, space-time, is at odds with quantum theory. Overcoming this clash and others is vital to unravelling the true ...
05:48, 09/12/2019

There is a pair of weird, gigantic bubbles at the centre of our galaxy There are strange bubbles of particles looming above and below the Milky Way, and they may have been blasted out by our galaxy’s supermassive black h...
05:48, 09/12/2019

This watery planet is the best place to hunt life we've seen so far We've spotted water vapour in the atmosphere of a distant planet twice Earth’s size. It's probably the single best place to hunt for alien life that ...
05:48, 09/12/2019

We may have spotted an interstellar comet flying toward Earth Astronomers have found a comet that seems to have come from beyond our solar system, which would make it the second interstellar object that we’ve ev...
05:48, 09/12/2019

Giant ice age kangaroos had massive cheekbones for crushing bites Giant ice age kangaroos had "absurdly huge cheekbones" which helped them deliver powerful bites for munching tough materials, like branches and stems...
05:48, 09/12/2019

A Breeding Ground for a Fatal Scourge: Nursing Homes Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor car...
02:16, 09/12/2019

In the South Pacific, a Humpback Whale Karaoke Lounge Male humpbacks sing songs that are distinctive to their breeding grounds. A gathering spot 700 miles from New Zealand may explain why the songs evolv...
02:16, 09/12/2019

Scientists create northern white rhino embryos in milestone that could save the species from extinction Scientists and conservationists have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a milestone that could save the species from extinction...
00:48, 09/12/2019

'Genderless' penguin to be raised by same-sex couple at London aquarium A baby penguin being raised by a same-sex penguin couple at an aquarium in the U.K. will be brought up without a gender — the first in aquarium histo...
00:48, 09/12/2019

Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is ...
00:48, 09/12/2019

Amazon sees more than 100,000 fires, causing spike in air pollution The destructive blazes in the Amazon rainforest are spewing a toxic brew into the air and causing a spike in air pollution, new satellite images from...
00:48, 09/12/2019

Why This Earth-Like Planet is a Big Step Forward in the Search for Life If planets were products their price would be tumbling. Little more than a generation ago, we knew of only eight planets in all the universe—th...
21:48, 09/11/2019

Trump Administration Weighs Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes As vaping-related illnesses spread, President Trump and top health officials met at the White House to discuss ways to keep the products away from te...
21:16, 09/11/2019

Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council William Happer, a National Security Council adviser who tried unsuccessfully to create a federal panel to attack climate science, plans to leave the ...
21:16, 09/11/2019

Search on for 'monkey' in Texas town after reports of primate swinging through trees, attacking residents: reports Police and animal control staffers continued their search Tuesday for a loose primate that has been reportedly spotted swinging through trees and ter...
16:16, 09/11/2019

The voracious and invasive lionfish is taking over the Atlantic. Here's why. One of the most notorious invasive species around, the lionfish, is known for its voracious appetite and can literally eat its competitors out of an ...
16:16, 09/11/2019

Building climate change defences could massively boost world economy Adapting to climate change could boos the world economy by trillions of dollars, says a report backed by Ban Ki-Moon, Bill Gates and the head of the ...
10:48, 09/11/2019

World leaders set to discuss how to ramp up climate change efforts The UN climate action summit on 23 September will be the most important event since the Paris climate deal, but a lack of ambition could hold efforts...
10:48, 09/11/2019

Logging study reveals huge hidden emissions of the forestry industry Logging is a massive source of uncounted carbon emissions. But growing the right mix of trees and felling them less often could transform it for the ...
10:48, 09/11/2019

HPV vaccinations seem to be creating herd immunity for US men Oral HPV infection rates have dropped by 37 per cent among unvaccinated men in the US, suggesting the widespread vaccine rollout has led to herd immu...
10:48, 09/11/2019

Some physicists still doubt whether LIGO has seen gravitational waves LIGO has explained how it processes gravitational wave data in greater detail than ever before. But some physicists still say the analysis contains m...
10:48, 09/11/2019

The answer to life, the universe, and everything A team led by Andrew Sutherland of MIT and Andrew Booker of Bristol University has solved the final piece of a famous 65-year old math puzzle with an...
02:32, 09/11/2019

Scientists uncover new evidence of the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, wh...
20:48, 09/10/2019

Oregon's Mount Hood active volcano lacks adequate monitoring, scientists say Scientists warn Mount Hood, an active volcano outside Portland, Ore., lacks adequate monitoring equipment, and bureaucratic red tape has left them bl...
20:48, 09/10/2019

What if there were no sharks? Sharks are magnificent predators that represent an impressive evolutionary success story. They've swum the oceans for more than 400 million years, di...
20:48, 09/10/2019

Rare two-toned 'Halloween lobster' found off coast of Maine, a '1-in-50-million' find A rare two-colored lobster has been found off the coast of Maine by a local fisherman who had a 1-in-50-million chance of finding the unusual crustac...
20:48, 09/10/2019

'Storm Area 51' creator leaves alien-themed festival in shakeup over safety concerns, fear of 'Fyre Fest 2.0' The California man behind the viral "Storm Area 51" event on Facebook that may draw alien-obsessed crowds to a rural Nevada county next week has pull...
20:48, 09/10/2019

How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains In recent years, a steadily increasing volume of data has demonstrated that peer victimization — the clinical term for bullying — impacts...
18:16, 09/10/2019

Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America For millions of people in the United States, the struggle for stable housing both shapes and is shaped by numerous factors, such as employment opport...
17:16, 09/10/2019

Hearing through the clatter In a busy coffee shop, our eardrums are inundated with sound waves — people chatting, the clatter of cups, music playing — yet our brains somehow man...
17:16, 09/10/2019

Objects can now change colors like a chameleon The color-changing capabilities of chameleons have long bewildered willing observers. The philosopher Aristotle himself was long mystified by these a...
17:16, 09/10/2019

These 5 Big Changes Are Key for Humanity to Survive a Warming Climate Hundreds of millions of people are living with the effects of global warming – some now irreversible. For those on the frontlines of climate ch...
15:48, 09/10/2019

Americans skeptical of UFOs, say government knows more, poll reveals Two-thirds of Americans say the government knows more than it's saying about UFOs in the wake of a plan to "Storm Area 51" in Nevada and potentially ...
04:16, 09/10/2019

Alien civilizations may have explored the Milky Way and visited Earth already, new study claims Our Milky Way galaxy could be filled with alien civilizations, a new study claims, but we don't know it because they haven't stopped by Earth for a v...
04:16, 09/10/2019

Juul Illegally Marketed E-Cigarettes, F.D.A. Says The agency sent a warning letter to the company, saying it violated regulations by touting its vaping products as safer than traditional tobacco ciga...
23:32, 09/09/2019

We’re Barely Listening to the U.S.’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes A thicket of red tape and regulations have made it difficult for volcanologists to build monitoring stations along Mount Hood and other active volcan...
23:32, 09/09/2019

India finds missing Vikram probe on the surface of the moon India has located its missing Vikram lander on the lunar surface after losing contact with the probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious m...
16:01, 09/09/2019

Mysterious Indus Valley people gave rise to modern-day South Asians Ancient DNA evidence reveals that the people of the mysterious and complex Indus Valley Civilization are genetically linked to modern South Asians to...
16:01, 09/09/2019

India Locates Missing Moon Lander Module on Lunar Surface (NEW DELHI) — The lander module from India’s moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with ...
18:48, 09/08/2019

Wild mountain gorillas enjoy playing in water just like we do Captive mountain gorillas love playing in water, as a 2017 viral video demonstrated, and it turns out their wild counterparts also enjoy a good splas...
10:16, 09/08/2019

A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that the top of a mountain called “Little Man” could collapse and destroy huge swaths of a n...
18:01, 09/07/2019

Help! There’s a Bear in My Airbnb Lake Tahoe is home to some 300 bears in the summer, and cabins, campgrounds and cars often experience nightly Goldilocks-style break-ins. Time to cal...
16:00, 09/07/2019

India's Vikram moon lander appears to have crashed on the moon The Indian Chandrayaan 2 mission sent a lander towards the surface of the moon, but we lost touch with the craft before it was to land and it may hav...
03:32, 09/07/2019

How to make a book last for millennia First discovered in 1947 by Bedouin shepherds looking for a lost sheep, the ancient Hebrew texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the most w...
00:00, 09/07/2019

Major Opioid Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals announced a tentative agreement to pay $24 million to settle claims brought by two Ohio counties, and to give away $6 mi...
21:00, 09/06/2019

2 giant blobs at the core of our galaxy are spewing radiation. Scientists don't know how they got there. In 2010, astronomers working with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope announced the discovery of two giant blobs. These blobs were centered on the co...
21:00, 09/06/2019

Apple disputes Google's iPhone hack claim, says report 'creates false impression' Apple has taken issue with a report from Google's Project Zero security team that said hackers spent at least two years targeting iPhones “en masse,”...
21:00, 09/06/2019

Three people have now died from lung disease after vaping Three people in the US have died and hundreds more have had severe lung conditions that are thought to be related to vaping – but officials are still...
20:32, 09/06/2019

Why do fragrances cause health problems for one in three people? One in three adults say fragrances in everyday products give them headaches, runny noses or breathing problems. But are these symptoms psychological?...
19:01, 09/06/2019

Mathematicians crack elusive puzzle involving the number 42 Can we write any number as the sum of three cubes? It’s a puzzle that has perplexed mathematicians for centuries. Now we have finally have an answer ...
19:01, 09/06/2019

This Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes...
16:48, 09/06/2019

The Amazon Fires, From an Extraterrestrial Perspective A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 30. Space is aspirational. Merely the act of looking through a telescope ...
15:16, 09/06/2019

13th-century death pit reveals murdered family in the 'city drowned in blood' When Mongol soldiers swept through the Russian town of Yaroslavl in 1238, a bloodbath followed. Hundreds of people died horrific and violent deaths d...
13:16, 09/06/2019

Scientists win millions in the 2020 Breakthrough Prize The Breakthrough Prize rewards work in physics, mathematics, and the life sciences, and it has just awarded almost $20 million to researchers around ...
05:32, 09/06/2019

Coral reefs are now spawning out of sync and might fail to reproduce Corals need to spawn within minutes of each other to optimise reproduction – but climate change is causing them to spawn out of sync, threatening the...
05:32, 09/06/2019

How big is a proton? We may finally have the answer to this puzzle Our measurements of the proton’s radius clash with one another, which could be a problem for the laws of physics. But a new test has helped unravel t...
05:32, 09/06/2019

Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Lo...
04:32, 09/06/2019

Ocean Heat Wave Off U.S. West Coast Could Badly Disrupt Marine Life, Scientists Say (SEATTLE) — Federal scientists said Thursday they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly ...
01:00, 09/06/2019

Meet the 'giant elephant trunks,' mysterious cosmic structures 10 times bigger than the 'pillars of creation' Ursa Major, the Tadpole Galaxy, the Crab Nebula — when it comes to naming objects in space, it sometimes seems like astronomers wish they'd gone into...
01:00, 09/06/2019

Loch Ness monster could be a giant eel, researcher claims After months of speculation surrounding a study into whether the Loch Ness monster was real, the researcher behind it has claimed it could be a giant...
01:00, 09/06/2019

Worm's 550M year-old 'death march' might be earliest known animal trail, study finds The fossil of a worm that lived 550 million-years-ago may be the earliest known evidence of an animal walking on the Earth's surface, according to a ...
01:00, 09/06/2019

T. rex had an 'air conditioner' in its head, study says The most fearsome predator to ever walk the Earth, Tyrannosaurus rex, had something similar to an air conditioner in its head, allowing it to stay co...
01:00, 09/06/2019

Mysterious Adolf Hitler bust found in French Senate basement A bust of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been found in the basement of the French Senate, a secret kept for 75 years, according to a startling investig...
01:00, 09/06/2019

Photographer captures moment 'curious' squirrel stops to smell a flower A photographer in Vienna, Austria captured the moment a small ground squirrel stopped to smell the flowers — in order to find out which one would tas...
01:00, 09/06/2019

How a Volcanic Eruption Set Off a Phytoplankton Bloom Lava from Kilauea in Hawaii flowed into the Pacific last year and pushed nutrients to the surface. The result was a banquet for light-loving microbes...
00:01, 09/06/2019

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials A hundred years ago, “2d” meant a two-penny, or 1-inch, nail. Today, “2-D” encompasses a broad range of atomically thin flat materials, many with exo...
22:32, 09/05/2019

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for the first time, ...
20:32, 09/05/2019

New Scientist joins the Covering Climate Now initiative New Scientist has joined Covering Climate Now, a journalistic collaboration providing extensive coverage of the UN climate action summit taking place...
16:32, 09/05/2019

Pesticide made from spider venom kills pests without harming bees Honeybee nests are being devastated by a species of beetle, but a pesticide based on spider venom can help by killing the beetles without harming the...
16:32, 09/05/2019

A Cognitive Researcher Explains How Male and Female Brains Aren’t So Different The British cognitive researcher Gina Rippon tells TIME why male and female brains aren’t so different, explored in her book Gender and Our Bra...
13:00, 09/05/2019

Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices Researchers from the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) at MIT; the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway); and AMBER, ...
12:32, 09/05/2019

How “information gerrymandering” influences voters Many voters today seem to live in partisan bubbles, where they receive only partial information about how others feel regarding political issues. Now...
12:32, 09/05/2019

A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis For tuberculosis patients, complying with a full course of treatment can be daunting and difficult. But a new experiment conducted by MIT researchers...
12:32, 09/05/2019

Vegetarian diet linked with 22 per cent lower risk of heart disease After monitoring 48,000 people for 18 years, researchers concluded that going vegetarian lowers heart disease risk – but also slightly raises the ris...
05:00, 09/05/2019

Sally Floyd, Who Helped Things Run Smoothly Online, Dies at 69 In the early 1990s, Dr. Floyd was one of the inventors of Random Early Detection, which continues to play a vital role in the stability of the intern...
05:00, 09/05/2019

Artifacts believed to be from final battle of English Civil War discovered Archaeologists have unearthed artifacts believed to be from the final battle of the English Civil War, including musket balls, horse harness fittings...
02:01, 09/05/2019

Wild horses of North Carolina to ride out hurricane with 'butts to the wind' The majestic herds of wild horses that roam North Carolina's Outer Banks will likely ride out Hurricane Dorian's whipping winds and strong storm surg...
02:01, 09/05/2019

Hurricane Dorian: NASA video shows 62 mph wind and rain whipping through Kennedy Space Center A video posted on social media by NASA shows 62 mph wind and rain from Hurricane Dorian whipping through the Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Ce...
02:01, 09/05/2019

'Storm Area 51' alien-themed events in Nevada get final approval from county With two weeks to go before alien-obsessed crowds are poised to possibly descend on a rural Nevada county for "Storm Area 51," officials have given t...
02:01, 09/05/2019

Global shipping needs to clean up its act now – here’s how to do it Bertrand Piccard co-piloted the first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Now he’s aiming to green one of the world’s dirtiest, yet most crucial in...
21:00, 09/04/2019

540-million-year-old worm was first segmented animal that could move An extinct creature that resembled a cross between an earthworm and a millipede is the oldest known segmented animal able to move under its own power...
21:00, 09/04/2019

UK court backs police use of face recognition, but fight isn't over A UK court has ruled that a police force's use of facial recognition technology was lawful. But whether the tech should be used needs greater scrutin...
21:00, 09/04/2019

AI facial recognition software now works for wild chimpanzees too Artificial intelligence can recognise individual chimpanzees from their faces, giving researchers a quicker and cheaper way to track and study the ap...
21:00, 09/04/2019

A single severe head injury can trigger long-term brain damage Brain scans show that one major head injury can cause similar long-term brain damage to that seen in NFL players who have had many smaller head knock...
21:00, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian may have made a species of bird go extinct In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian may have killed the last surviving Baham...
19:32, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian: NASA team set to ride out storm at Kennedy Space Center As Hurricane Dorian edges closer to Florida’s eastern coast, a 120-strong team of NASA personnel will ride out the storm at Kennedy Space Center, whe...
18:00, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian's monstrous size revealed in epic images from space As Hurricane Dorian churns ominously near the southeast U.S. coast after ravaging the Bahamas with wind, pounding rain and flooding, the storm's giga...
18:00, 09/04/2019

Did a Jurassic magma plume burst through the Earth? About 180 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the planet, a giant plume of molten rock may have punched its way through Earth, knocking th...
18:00, 09/04/2019

Intense ammonia storms on Jupiter are messing up the planet's belts Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is perhaps most famous for its giant Red Spot, a continuous storm that has been observed since 1830....
18:00, 09/04/2019

The surprising future of driving: cars that spy on your every move All cars could soon be equipped with driving-assistance technology that closely monitors our driving. It could save thousands of lives – if we use it...
17:32, 09/04/2019

World's hungriest caterpillar is wreaking destruction around the world Scientists are racing to develop weapons against fall armyworms, a devastating pest that is rapidly invading new continents and destroying vital food...
17:32, 09/04/2019

Hurricane Dorian may have wiped out at least one bird species In addition to killing several people and destroying thousands of buildings in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian was probably a disaster for local wildli...
17:32, 09/04/2019

Dorian batters Bahamas with strong hurricane winds for record time Category 5 Dorian slowed to a halt as it moved over the island, subjecting it to the most prolonged and fiercest battering by an Atlantic hurricane e...
03:00, 09/04/2019

We can tell where a whale has travelled from the themes in its song Humpback whales pick up songs from one another along their migratory routes, which means we can tell which places they’ve visited just by listening t...
03:00, 09/04/2019

Comparing primate vocalizations The utterances of Old World monkeys, some of our primate cousins, may be more sophisticated than previously realized — but even so, they display cons...
23:32, 09/03/2019

A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions Meucci Ilunga seems to know something about everything. He’s a videographer who’s branching out into podcasting. He’s researched cancer therapies and...
23:32, 09/03/2019

India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft set for historic lunar landing India's dream of landing on the Moon is getting closer to reality as its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft split into two on Monday, with one half set to land...
21:01, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Incredible satellite images show monster storm Incredible satellite images of Hurricane Dorian — the Category 5 monster that continues to batter parts of the Bahamas with wind gusts up to 220 mph ...
21:01, 09/03/2019

Great white shark spotted off Massachusetts coast feeding on dead whale carcass A great white shark stunned a whale-watching group off the coast of Massachusetts on Sunday when the ocean predator was spotted feasting on the carca...
21:01, 09/03/2019

Mass extinction event 2 billion years ago killed 99 percent of life on Earth, study says There have been several mass extinction events during the planet's history, including the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, arguably the best-kn...
21:01, 09/03/2019

Remnants of ancient planet just found in famous meteorite Though it was discovered in the Australian outback in the 1950s and studied since then, researchers have just found a surprising result buried inside...
21:01, 09/03/2019

Chinese vase bought for $1 could be worth $100G A vase that was purchased for 1 British pound ($1.21) could be worth nearly $100,000 (80,000 British pounds) after it was revealed that the vase was ...
21:01, 09/03/2019

China finds mysterious and strange 'shiny gel' on dark side of the Moon China's Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which successfully landed on the Moon in January, has found something rather strange and perplexing — an oddly colored...
21:01, 09/03/2019

How to Save the Colorado River from Climate Change and Chronic Overuse Paul Kehmeier is a fourth-generation farmer from western Colorado. One hundred and twenty years ago, his great grandfather Wilhelm Kehmeier bought la...
14:00, 09/03/2019

An Indian Landing Module Is Ready for Touchdown on the Moon’s Surface NEW DELHI (AP) — The landing module of India’s unmanned moon mission separated from the orbiter on Monday ahead of its planned touchdown ...
05:32, 09/03/2019

A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria The human digestive tract is home to thousands of different strains of bacteria. Many of these are beneficial, while others contribute to health prob...
04:00, 09/03/2019

Hurricane Dorian Is Barely Moving at All. Here’s Why That Makes it Especially Dangerous Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas early Monday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, is packing remarkably strong winds — but the storm...
21:00, 09/02/2019

A European Satellite Had to Fire Thrusters to Avoid Colliding With a SpaceX Satellite Three months after Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first set of what will be a broadband-providing constellation of satellites, other operators...
21:00, 09/02/2019

Climate change has created more bird winners than losers in England Of 23 bird species in England affected by climate change over the past 50 years, 19 have seen a positive effect, including wrens, long-tailed tits an...
19:32, 09/02/2019

Bananas have benefited from climate change – but they won’t in future As the world has warmed, banana producers have been able to grow more fruit per hectare. But by 2050 annual production may begin to fall in some coun...
19:32, 09/02/2019

Communities in East Anglia are deciding whether to abandon their towns Rising sea levels mean that coastal communities in the UK are having to decide whether to defend their towns, and when they will need to abandon them...
15:01, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian is joint strongest Atlantic storm ever to hit land The Bahamas have been hit with the powerful Hurricane Dorian, which was made more intense by moving over water that is abnormally warm due to climate...
15:01, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strikes the Bahamas as a History-Making Category 5 Storm. Here’s What to Know Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center deemed it...
11:01, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Makes Landfall in the Bahamas. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian, a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm, has officially made landfall in the Bahamas. The National Hurricane Center confirmed...
20:48, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 5 as It Closes in on the Bahamas. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has officially been upgraded to a “catastrophic” Category 5 storm. The National Hurricane Center confirmed the upgrade S...
17:48, 09/01/2019

CRISPR could lead to gene-editing fix for a form of male infertility Infertile male mice have fathered offspring after their condition was fixed by CRISPR – an approach that could help many couples with fertility probl...
13:48, 09/01/2019

Quantum X-ray machine takes razor sharp pictures with less radiation By shining an X-ray beam through a diamond, scientists have made X-rays with unique quantum properties that let them make sharper images using less r...
09:16, 09/01/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4 as It Heads for Florida and Atlantic Coast. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
01:16, 09/01/2019

World’s largest 'mass child sacrifice' site discovered in Peru: reports The centuries-old remains of more than 200 children have been discovered in Peru, according to reports. Experts say that the macabre discovery is lik...
20:48, 08/31/2019

Darth Vader's birthplace found? Evidence of dangerous volcano, lava world spotted in deep space Researchers believe they have discovered what they describe as "the first volcanically active exomoon," a celestial body eerily reminiscent of the ti...
20:48, 08/31/2019

Real-life 'Jaws'? Massive great white shark almost bites fisherman's boat An Instagram post has gone viral after a massive great white shark bumped into a fisherman's boat with its mouth wide open in Cape Cod earlier this w...
20:48, 08/31/2019

Past sea-level rise? Scientists find evidence several million years old A group of scientists studying evidence preserved in cave formations have found that sea level was as much as 52 feet higher than the present day mor...
20:48, 08/31/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 3 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
04:16, 08/31/2019

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here’s How to See the Aurora Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space wea...
04:16, 08/31/2019

For first time, astronomers catch asteroid in the act of changing color Last December, scientists discovered an “active” asteroid within the asteroid belt, sandwiched between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The space rock...
22:48, 08/30/2019

Curbs on Methane, Potent Greenhouse Gas, to Be Relaxed in U.S. If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipel...
15:48, 08/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 2 as It Heads for Florida. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian has been upgraded to a Category 2 storm as it barrels toward the Bahamas and Florida’s Atlantic coast, according to the latest...
13:48, 08/30/2019

Astronomers baffled by 'cosmic mountain ranges' jutting through the Milky Way To us, the night sky may look like a random splattering of stars, but astronomers are learning that in some regions of our galaxy, stars have clumped...
12:16, 08/30/2019

First American settlers may have been in Idaho 16,500 years ago, study says Scientists claim they've discovered artifacts in Idaho indicating that humans were living there about 16,500 years ago, providing new evidence that e...
10:48, 08/30/2019

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of ...
10:16, 08/30/2019

Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian offic...
10:16, 08/30/2019

The Trump Administration Just Loosened Methane Emissions Rules. Here’s What To Know On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to loosen regulations on methane, a potent greenhouse gas known to propel climate ch...
02:48, 08/30/2019

A Robot With Noodle-like Fingers Helps Handle Soft Jellyfish Metal claws and suction samplers can be rough on delicate deep sea creatures. So scientists have designed a gentle robot to scoop up the organisms th...
00:16, 08/30/2019

Mysterious one-legged skeleton discovered in Russia may be Napoleon’s favorite general Archaeologists in Russia recently discovered a one-legged skeleton buried beneath a dance floor that may solve a 207-year-old mystery about the final...
23:48, 08/29/2019

'Storm Area 51' causes second Nevada county to sign emergency declaration A second county in rural Nevada voted Wednesday to pre-sign an emergency declaration out of fears the "Storm Area 51" event next month may bring alie...
23:48, 08/29/2019

Wildlife photographer captures images of dragonflies covered in dew: It 'clung to their bodies like jewels' A wildlife photographer was stunned when he came across dragonflies covered in morning dew, giving the illusion the small insects were diamond-encrus...
23:48, 08/29/2019

Trump establishes Space Command, defends US interest in space President Trump formally announced the re-establishment of the U.S. Space Command on Tuesday after a 17-year absence as his administration focuses on...
23:48, 08/29/2019

Round-up: the key decisions to protect wildlife from the CITES summit Giraffes, sharks and otters were granted stronger protections at the CITES wildlife trade summit in Geneva, but a stalemate prevailed on elephants an...
19:48, 08/29/2019

Mini-brains grown in a lab show neural activity like preterm babies Miniature brains grown in a lab show remarkably similar activity to preterm babies’ brain, dispelling the idea that brains need to develop in a womb ...
19:48, 08/29/2019

It's officially now the worst ever August for Amazon deforestation The amount of Amazon rainforest being cleared in Brazil has hit a record high. But president Jair Bolsonaro is moving to ban the setting of fires for...
19:48, 08/29/2019

Here’s the Real Reason DARPA Is Looking for ‘Underground Urban Tunnels’ for ‘Research and Experimentation’ When DARPA, an agency within the Defense Department that works on advanced technology for the military, asked Twitter users if they knew of any urban...
19:48, 08/29/2019

Quantum gravity could reverse cause and effect You've probably heard of Schrödinger's cat, the unfortunate feline in a box that is simultaneously alive and dead until the box is opened to reveal i...
18:48, 08/29/2019

Great white sharks have disappeared from South Africa, baffling experts Great white sharks have disappeared from Cape Town, South Africa, with nary a single shark having been spotted over the past 18 months and experts ar...
18:48, 08/29/2019

NASA's long-delayed James Webb telescope is finally assembled for the first time Nearly a year after it was supposed to launch, NASA has finally assembled the James Webb Space Telescope, the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Sp...
18:48, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian Expected to Hit Florida as a Category 4. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Hurricane Dorian is predicted to make landfall on Florida’s Atlantic coast or possibly in Georgia as a powerful Category 4 storm late Sunday or...
18:48, 08/29/2019

Newt Gingrich’s Moon Sweepstakes Are a Confounding Development in Today’s Space Race A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 24. Newt Gingrich is going to the moon. Again. You might argue that Gingr...
18:48, 08/29/2019

MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of...
12:16, 08/29/2019

New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds The famed quantum physicist Max Planck had an idiosyncratic view about what spurred scientific progress: death. That is, Planck thought, new concepts...
12:16, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian Could Hit the Southeastern U.S. on Monday. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian has been official upgraded to a hurricane––and it could hit the southeastern United States by Monday morning as a m...
11:48, 08/29/2019

See What the Burning Man Festival Looks Like From Space Burning Man, the annual counter-cultural event famous for its performances, art installations and party-like atmosphere, is well underway. What start...
11:48, 08/29/2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper Flight Test Is a Big Step Forward for Elon Musk’s Moon Dreams You know a spacecraft is cool when you watch it fly and can’t help but think it looks more like a bit of Hollywood CGI than an actual machine. ...
11:48, 08/29/2019

E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipel...
10:48, 08/29/2019

New gene-editing technology could help treat Huntington's disease, premature aging, study says A new genetic editing tool could give hope to people who suffer from Huntington’s disease and progeria, which causes premature aging, a new study say...
08:48, 08/29/2019

Secrets of 'Lucy' ancestor revealed in 'remarkably complete,' 3.8-million-year-old skull A team of researchers has discovered a “remarkably complete” cranium of a 3.8-million-year-old early human ancestor widely believed to also be the an...
08:48, 08/29/2019

Tens of thousands of palm trees dying from bacterial disease An icon deep rooted in the landscape and heart’s of Florida’s community is in trouble. Florida’s official state trees are dying from a fatal disease....
08:48, 08/29/2019

In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million yea...
03:16, 08/29/2019

Worm robot could wiggle its way through arteries in the brain A tiny worm robot can be controlled by magnets to wiggle through arteries in a model brain. It could one day be used to make brain surgery less invas...
00:16, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Dorian Could Hit the Southeast on Monday. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian has been official upgraded to a hurricane––and it could hit the southeastern United States by Monday morning as a m...
20:16, 08/28/2019

I’m a Retired Female Astronaut and I Can’t Understand the Obsession With ‘Gender Diverse’ Space Crews On Tuesday August 21, Vice President Pence chaired the sixth meeting of the recently revived National Space Council, a group originally chartered in ...
20:16, 08/28/2019

Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another MIT researchers have developed a simple, low-cost method to 3-D print ultrathin films with high-performing “piezoelectric” properties, which could be...
20:16, 08/28/2019

MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes After years of tackling numerous design and manufacturing challenges, MIT researchers have built a modern microprocessor from carbon nanotube transis...
20:16, 08/28/2019

Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such as the labryn...
20:16, 08/28/2019

NASA reveals secrets of 'Hot Jupiter' exoplanets A new study has revealed a surprising secret about exoplanets known as "hot Jupiters" — the dark sides of the planets have "surprisingly uniform" tem...
16:48, 08/28/2019

Scientists Fertilize Eggs From the Last Two Northern White Rhinos A mother and daughter are the only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Their eggs were fertilized using sperm from males who have died...
14:16, 08/28/2019

SpaceX’s Starhopper has made its highest and final test flight Starhopper, SpaceX’s prototype of the spacecraft the firm plans to use to bring humans to Mars, has made its last flight its highest ever at 150 metr...
12:48, 08/28/2019

The pyrocene has begun: How to tackle a world of raging wildfires Thousands of hectares of Arctic forest is on fire and the effects on human health and the climate could be terrible. Why did this happen and how can ...
12:48, 08/28/2019

A giant lava raft drifting toward Australia could help save the Great Barrier Reef A large mass of hardened lava is headed toward Australia. Scientists think that the lava raft could help to save the declining Great Barrier Reef, ac...
11:16, 08/28/2019

Biblical war revealed on 2,800-year-old stone altar A 2,800-year-old inscribed stone altar, found within a Moabite sanctuary in the ancient city of Ataroth in Jordan, may shed light on an ancient bibli...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Satellite imagery of Amazon rainforest fire shows massive carbon monoxide pollution plume As the Amazon rainforest burns at unprecedented levels, new satellite imagery from NASA shows an enormous cloud of poisonous carbon monoxide rising f...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Ancient Mars was warm and rainy enough to support life, study says It's long been established that Mars once had water on its surface. But a new study suggests that between 3 and 4 billion years ago, the Red Planet w...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 asteroid probe packs its space-rock bag for return to Earth Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft has packed up the capsule that will ferry its precious space-rock cargo back to Earth in preparation to leave the astero...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Lab-grown coral could save endangered reefs Vital to the health of the oceans and the species that are supported by them, researchers have created Atlantic coral in a lab setting for the first ...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Andrew Yang proposes 'giant space mirrors' to tackle climate change Presidential candidate Andrew Yang climate plan aims to get the U.S. to net-zero carbon emissions with a range of new initiatives -- including invest...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Amazon fires: By the numbers The raging fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have captured the public's imagination worldwide for the last few weeks and recently prompted the coun...
02:16, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazque...
23:48, 08/27/2019

Five of Jupiter’s newly discovered moons have been given names Last year, astronomers announced they’d found 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, and now five of them have been named after daughters and granddaughters ...
23:16, 08/27/2019

Brazil Says It Will Reject Millions in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7 President Jair Bolsonaro suggested that he would reconsider accepting the aid if President Emmanuel Macron of France withdrew “insults made to my per...
16:48, 08/27/2019

Russian spacecraft carrying robot docks with space station: TASS A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported, citing ...
08:16, 08/27/2019

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment — can enhance academic performance...
06:16, 08/27/2019

Alien planets could be better suited for life than Earth: study Earth's oceans have made it the perfect environment for biodiversity, but a new study suggests that it may not have the best conditions in the galaxy...
03:16, 08/27/2019

Russia has a new plan to dock a Soyuz at the Space Station after an unexpected abort Russia's space agency Roscosmos has a new plan to dock an unpiloted Soyuz capsule at the International Space Station after the first attempt failed o...
03:16, 08/27/2019

Artifacts from 1986 Challenger disaster up for auction Artifacts from the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster are up for auction, including remains of the spacecraft that were given to the family of mi...
03:16, 08/27/2019

'Nuke hurricanes': Scientists explain why nuclear bombs and hurricanes don’t mix A report that President Trump asked if the U.S. could use nuclear explosions to disrupt hurricanes - and his subsequent denial he said anything of th...
03:16, 08/27/2019

Northern white rhino eggs successfully fertilized Nearly three weeks after a southern white rhinoceros, the only rhino species not endangered, achieved the first successful artificial insemination bi...
03:16, 08/27/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico As a Hurricane. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward towards the Caribbean, and could reach hurricane strength by early Thursday, possibly bef...
23:16, 08/26/2019

Why Was Johnson & Johnson the Only Opioid Maker on Trial in Oklahoma? Other states are suing a range of drug makers, distributors and retailers. Here are three reasons Johnson & Johnson was the only company on trial in ...
22:48, 08/26/2019

These Caterpillars Can ‘See’ Colors With Their Skin Peppered-moth caterpillars can change their hue to match their surroundings without looking, a study has found. But how they do it remains a mystery....
22:48, 08/26/2019

What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions? Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric power. But a ...
19:48, 08/26/2019

Deformed Skulls Mark a Historic Migration Into Europe Human remains found in Croatia with signs of artificial cranial deformation provide the earliest genetic evidence of the presence of people from East...
18:48, 08/26/2019

How to defeat the disease that killed half the people who ever lived Malaria is humanity's greatest scourge. But genetic technologies that threaten to send mosquitoes extinct are problematic, and no substitute for prac...
16:48, 08/26/2019

Stealth glider made out of special polymer self-destructs in sunlight A polymer that breaks down in sunlight has been used to create a glider that can transport objects behind enemy lines at night, then disappear withou...
16:48, 08/26/2019

Massive pumice 'raft' could bring marine life to help save Great Barrier Reef A massive 150 sq km raft of floating rock seen heading towards Australia in the Pacific Ocean, could help to save the Great Barrier Reef by restoring...
05:16, 08/26/2019

Toxic algae found in 2 New York City parks, officials say; children and pets warned to avoid water Officials are warning that children and pets should stay away from bodies of water in two New York City parks, after they tested positive for the sam...
05:16, 08/26/2019

Explaining why Reddit posts are removed helps people comply with rules Social media sites could cut the flow of unsavoury material by a fifth by better explaining their rules, according to a study of 32 million posts on ...
14:16, 08/25/2019

Record Amazon rainforest fires spark row between Brazil and France The Brazilian space agency, INPE, this week reported more than 75,000 fires across the Brazilian part of the world’s greatest rainforest, up 84 per c...
18:16, 08/24/2019

Russian spacecraft carrying robot fails to dock with space station A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, Russian news agencies rep...
09:16, 08/24/2019

Man unearths 670-year-old medieval ring: 'What a piece of history' A British man who unearthed an estimated 670-year-old medieval ring in the late 1970s recently rediscovered it hidden in storage boxes — and learned ...
00:48, 08/24/2019

A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain Traumatic brain injuries, as well as infectious diseases such as meningitis, can lead to brain swelling and dangerously high pressure in the brain. I...
00:16, 08/24/2019

Scientists discover 2nd alien planet around star Beta Pictoris — and it's huge The solar system around a star called Beta Pictoris was already a pretty interesting place, with a large planet scientists have actually seen and a h...
20:48, 08/23/2019

'Skeleton Lake' mystery deepens with strange DNA discovery In 1942 hundreds of human skeletal remains were discovered at a lake deep in the Himalayas, baffling experts. Dubbed ‘Skeleton Lake,’ the site has be...
20:48, 08/23/2019

Mysterious medieval skeleton at Prague Castle reveals its secrets Archaeologists are shedding new light on a mysterious medieval skeleton that was discovered buried with a sword, ax and knives at Prague Castle durin...
20:48, 08/23/2019

Scientists are building a real-life version of the Starship Enterprise's life scanner When the crewmembers of the Starship Enterprise pull into orbit around a new planet, one of the first things they do is scan for life-forms. Here in ...
20:48, 08/23/2019

Ancient Britons had giant worms in their kidneys, study shows Ancient Britons should have cooked their fish more. A recent study from the University of Cambridge revealed that Bronze-Age Brits had worms in their...
20:48, 08/23/2019

Earth to FEDOR: Russia launches humanoid robot into space A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the cr...
11:48, 08/23/2019

Inside the Race to Build the World’s First Commercial Octopus Farm For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’...
02:16, 08/23/2019

Underwater Video Offers New Look at Titanic Wreck The footage, captured by a team from Triton Submarines, showed the deterioration of the R.M.S. Titanic. The company said it was the first such visit ...
00:16, 08/23/2019

High-precision technique stores cellular “memory” in DNA Using a technique that can precisely edit DNA bases, MIT researchers have created a way to store complex “memories” in the DNA of living cells, inclu...
23:16, 08/22/2019

Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine MIT biologists have discovered an unexpected effect of a ketogenic, or fat-rich, diet: They showed that high levels of ketone bodies, molecules produ...
23:16, 08/22/2019

Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious ...
23:16, 08/22/2019

New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals For decades, neuroscientists have relied on a technique for reading out electrical “spikes” of brain activity in live, behaving subjects that tells t...
23:16, 08/22/2019

Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a tea...
23:16, 08/22/2019

We could use bees' honey to track environmental lead pollution Honey is a surprisingly effective tool for monitoring the levels of lead in the environment. It could be used in places where sampling is hard to org...
17:16, 08/22/2019

Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers — a task tr...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determin...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Baseball's home run surge spurs scientists to look for answers This season has seen a surge in home runs, sparking complaints from a number of pitchers that the baseballs are juiced, an allegation that Major Leag...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Space Command to launch Aug. 29 as Trump’s 'Space Force' takes shape President Trump’s proposed Space Force is another step closer to taking off, as top brass announced this week that a space combatant command will lau...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Environmental groups sue Trump administration for weakening Endangered Species Act More than half a dozen environmental groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its purported attempt to weaken the End...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Yellowstone 'supervolcano' eruption would be catastrophic, NYT op-ed says The eruption of a “supervolcano” underneath Yellowstone National Park, would be like nothing humanity has ever seen, according to an op-ed from The N...
16:16, 08/22/2019

Vaping Sicknesses Rising: 153 Cases Reported in 16 States The C.D.C. said serious respiratory problems were reported in the past two months, though it remained unclear whether vaping nicotine or THC, the hig...
02:16, 08/22/2019

LIGO may have seen its first black hole and neutron star collision LIGO has probably seen the collision of a black hole and neutron star. That would mean it has spotted all three types of cosmic event it was designed...
20:16, 08/21/2019

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe ...
20:16, 08/21/2019

Survey says scientists mistrust a large amount of published research More than a third of researchers say they think half or fewer of all published studies are trustworthy, according to a survey of more than 3000 peopl...
18:16, 08/21/2019

High blood pressure in your 40s linked to smaller brain size at 70 People with high blood pressure in their 40s seem to have smaller brains at age 70, suggesting that looking after your health may help prevent some f...
01:48, 08/21/2019

'Nuclear winter' coming? Nuclear war between US and Russia would cause catastrophic event, study confirms Earlier this month, the U.S. pulled out of a Reagan-era nuclear treaty with Russia after the Trump administration assessed the country was in “materi...
23:16, 08/20/2019

'Storm Area 51' spurs rural Nevada county to draft emergency plan, approve 2 festivals Before the masses descend on the Nevada desert next month as part of the "Storm Area 51" event, local officials are pulling out all stops to ensure t...
23:16, 08/20/2019

Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements Nearly all of the oxygen in our universe is forged in the bellies of massive stars like our sun. As these stars contract and burn, they set off therm...
19:16, 08/20/2019

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that sen...
19:16, 08/20/2019

'Evil-genius' neutrino gun could unmask tiniest particles in the universe Neutrinos are perhaps the most underrated particles known to humankind. Physicist, smart guy and smart aleck Wolfgang Pauli first proposed their exis...
18:16, 08/20/2019

SEE IT: Thousands of birds killed during hailstorm at Montana wildlife preserve More than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds were killed or maimed after “baseball-sized” pieces of hail wreaked havoc over a Montana wildlife manage...
18:16, 08/20/2019

'UFOs' are coming out of black holes and altering galaxies forever: 'It's all very new science' Black holes are still a mysterious force of spacetime, with the first image of one having been released just a few short months ago. Now, a new study...
18:16, 08/20/2019

Elon Musk lauds Newt Gingrich's $2B moon competition prize SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave his approval for a plan put forth by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to give a $2 billion prize to the first priv...
18:16, 08/20/2019

Florida hurricanes predicted by scientist with unique technique Months after Hurricane Michael bruised the panhandle and Irma slammed into the Florida Keys, the community is bracing themselves for what comes next....
18:16, 08/20/2019

Feeling the Heat? Blame Concrete If your city was slammed by record-shattering heat this summer, you can partly blame the stuff the city itself is made of. The scorching temperatures...
16:16, 08/20/2019

Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own so...
10:00, 08/20/2019

Climate change will shrink 'virtually all' economies around the globe by 2100, study warns Plastic pollution found in the world's oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5...
02:00, 08/20/2019

NASA glimpses surface of distant rocky exoplanet Data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has given scientists a first glimpse into conditions on the surface of a rocky exoplanet beyond the solar sy...
02:00, 08/20/2019

Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws 'Alien' comparison: 'Fascinating!' A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “...
02:00, 08/20/2019

Extinction Rebellion founder calls for mass psychedelic disobedience Gail Bradbrook, a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, has called for a mass ingestion of psychedelic substances in protest against the criminalisatio...
00:32, 08/20/2019

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions Facing a Trump administration rule that forbids referrals for abortion, the organization decided to reject federal funds for family planning for low-...
00:32, 08/20/2019

Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Tec...
00:00, 08/20/2019

Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics A new machine learning technology tested by an international team of scientists including MIT Assistant Professor Philip Harris and postdoc Dylan Ran...
22:00, 08/19/2019

A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting Most pharmaceuticals must either be ingested or injected into the body to do their work. Either way, it takes some time for them to reach their inten...
22:00, 08/19/2019

Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere — and found none. At...
22:00, 08/19/2019

Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light A new technique developed by a team at MIT can map the complete electronic band structure of materials at high resolution. This capability is usually...
22:00, 08/19/2019

Planned Parenthood May Withdraw From Title X Funding Facing a federal rule that restricts referrals for abortion, the organization will decide whether to reject government funding for family planning fo...
18:32, 08/19/2019

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’Anasta...
18:32, 08/19/2019

A classic quantum theorem may prove there are many parallel universes If we accept that information can’t travel faster than the speed of light, a quantum theorem seems to require many worlds that split when you make a ...
18:32, 08/19/2019

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer If the world warms by more than 2°C, extreme summer heat and rain are likely to last longer and lead to flooding, with serious effects for farming an...
18:32, 08/19/2019

Our obsession with perfection is damaging individuals and society Increasingly we strive for unreachable ideals in personal and public spheres – with damaging consequences from mental health problems to Brexit deadl...
16:00, 08/19/2019

We have spotted 8 more mysterious repeating radio bursts from space Fast radio bursts are unexplained blasts of radio waves from space. A haul of eight newly spotted ones that flash repeatedly may help us work out wha...
16:00, 08/19/2019

There are thousands of tardigrades on the Moon. Now what? Tardigrades, which live on every continent on Earth, are also (maybe) living on the moon, following the crash of a lunar lander carrying thousands of...
12:00, 08/19/2019

Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure Stock market investors often rely on financial risk theories that help them maximize returns while minimizing financial loss due to market fluctuatio...
08:32, 08/19/2019

Record-Breaking Temperatures Around the World Are ‘Almost Entirely’ Due to Climate Change July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperature...
05:32, 08/19/2019

Sites of major US weapons tests now see wildlife flourishing From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weap...
01:01, 08/19/2019

How Climate Change Is Breaking Temperature Records Around the World in 2019 July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperature...
22:00, 08/18/2019

Having kids makes you happier, but only when they move out Parents with young children are less happy than non-parents, but the tables seem to turn when their children leave home and become more supportive th...
12:00, 08/18/2019

China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as fir...
17:32, 08/17/2019

Never-before-seen Native American artifacts to go on display Never-before-seen artifacts from 18th-century Native American culture that tell the story between the First Nations and the Europeans "they fought ag...
05:32, 08/17/2019

Creepy 'zombie snail' flashes green and orange, freaks out hiker A hiker going up the hills in Taiwan’s Changhua County earlier this month spotted a bizarre-looking snail that was flashing orange and green after it...
05:32, 08/17/2019

Extremely rare 1894 dime once owned by Jerry Buss sells for $1.3M An extremely rare 1894 dime, one of only 24 minted and once owned by former Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has sold at auction for $1.32 million, including...
05:32, 08/17/2019

Plague kills off Colorado prairie dog colony, state officials say A prairie dog colony in Weld County, Colorado suffering from plague —  a serious bacterial disease that can spread to humans — has since died off, st...
05:32, 08/17/2019

America's largest asteroid impact left a trail of destruction across the eastern US About 35 million years ago, an asteroid traveling nearly 144,000 mph smashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the modern-day town of Cape Charles, Virgin...
14:32, 08/16/2019

Jupiter collided with still-forming planet 4.5B years ago: 'One-in-a-trillion probability' The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, may have had a massive collision with a "still-forming planet" approximately 4.5 billion years ago, ...
14:32, 08/16/2019

Tiny magnets could help rid the ocean of harmful microplastics Tiny magnetic coils can turn microplastics into carbon dioxide and water. The reaction could catch plastic in wastewater streams and stop it entering...
12:00, 08/16/2019

Data-mining for dark matter When Tracy Slatyer faced a crisis of confidence early in her educational career, Stephen Hawking’s “A Brief History of Time” and a certain fictional ...
09:32, 08/16/2019

Wildlife summit to consider global ban on saiga antelope trade Protections for saiga antelope, mako sharks and even woolly mammoths will be considered at a conference of the Convention on International Trade in E...
09:32, 08/16/2019

The Hottest July, How Climate Change is Breaking Temperature Records in 2019 July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of many record-breaking temperature...
05:00, 08/16/2019

Planet 10 times Earth's mass may have smacked Jupiter long ago Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, may have been smacked head-on by an embryonic planet 10 times Earth's mass not long after being formed, a...
04:00, 08/16/2019

NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its h...
04:00, 08/16/2019

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and Won Nobel His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson...
02:00, 08/16/2019

Interstellar dust from ancient supernova found on Earth Cosmic dust found in Antarctic snow was likely birthed in a distant supernova millions of years ago. The dust's interstellar journey eventually broug...
23:32, 08/15/2019

July 2019 Was the Earth’s Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Says July 2019 was the hottest July and the hottest month on record globally since temperature records began in a year of a number of record breaking temp...
21:00, 08/15/2019

Europe’s extinct cave bears went into decline just as humans arrived The population of cave bears in Europe held steady for tens of thousands of years, then crashed after humans showed up – suggesting we helped wipe th...
18:32, 08/15/2019

Sticky nets of DNA from immune cells may be to blame for gallstones Immune cells may help painful gallstones grow by ejecting sticky nets of DNA around the crystals that form in bile – a finding that could lead to new...
18:32, 08/15/2019

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because pe...
18:00, 08/15/2019

F.D.A. Issues New Images to Add to Warnings on Cigarette Packages Weakened by court battles with major tobacco companies, the agency has softened its approach for requiring photos depicting smoking-related illnesses...
17:32, 08/15/2019

Shift to renewable electricity a win-win at statewide level Amid rollbacks of the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations at the federal level, several U.S. states, cities, and towns have resolved...
14:01, 08/15/2019

Neanderthals spent a surprising amount of time underwater Neanderthals’ bony ear growths – similar to “surfer’s ear” in modern water-loving humans – suggest they spent lots of time foraging in aquatic enviro...
13:32, 08/15/2019

Microplastics in the Arctic and the Alps may have blown in on the wind Microplastics have been found in the snow in remote areas, and they may have drifted in on the wind, raising questions about how much plastic we are ...
13:32, 08/15/2019

The Trump Administration’s Changes to the Endangered Species Act Risks Pushing More Species to Extinction The U.S. federal law that once saved the bald eagle from extinction is facing a new set of rollbacks by the Trump Administration, worrying conservati...
09:00, 08/15/2019

Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's ocean...
07:33, 08/15/2019

Plastic is 'raining' on the Rocky Mountains, study says Plastic pollution has become an issue for the entire planet, affecting the global economy, marine life and posing health risks for us and our childre...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Scientists figured out why there are black squirrels all over the US Whatever the case, they wrote, black fur remains a rare thing for squirrels in North America, occurring at rates of less than 1% in the two species. ...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Arctic could have no ice in September, shocking study says A shocking new study says that sea ice in the Arctic could completely disappear through September each summer if average global temperatures increase...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Sea turtle hatchlings: How bright lights, smartphones, lure baby turtles to their deaths With the sea turtle hatching season in full swing, experts are warning of the massive threat that bright lights and camera flashes pose to the baby t...
22:32, 08/14/2019

Meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible, study says There's been a notable increase in recent weeks about protecting life on Earth from a devastating asteroid strike. But a new study suggests that spac...
22:32, 08/14/2019

How Do You Film Water in Its Many Forms? Very, Very Carefully The documentarian Victor Kossakovsky, his crew and others found themselves in perilous spots as they sought out roiling seas, frozen lakes, icebergs ...
20:00, 08/14/2019

Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change Last week saw the latest in a series of increasingly dire reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This past July was the hottest ...
19:00, 08/14/2019

Fracking boom could explain the puzzling rise in global methane levels The shale gas boom could be to blame for rising methane in the atmosphere. If the trend continues, it could put our climate goals in greater jeopardy...
17:00, 08/14/2019

Cannabis-based health products are going mainstream – do they work? A component in cannabis called CBD is claimed to help everything from Alzheimer's to anxiety. Despite a boom in sales, there's little evidence suppor...
17:00, 08/14/2019

Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they...
17:00, 08/14/2019

Grave robbers missed these ancient Greek graves Grave robbers are usually a determined bunch, but for the past 3,400 years, unsavory burglars have managed to miss two ancient burial chambers just o...
13:32, 08/14/2019

Military-grade jet fuel made cheaply from plant waste instead of coal An expensive superfuel normally reserved for missiles and hypersonic jets can now be made from crop waste instead of fossil fuels - and more cheaply ...
12:32, 08/14/2019

We could put enough wind turbines on European land to power the world An analysis has found there is enough land in Europe to host 11.6 million wind turbines, with a capacity three times that of estimates made a decade ...
07:16, 08/14/2019

Greta Thunberg Prepares to Set Sail for U.N. Climate Talks The 16-year-old climate activist is crossing the Atlantic to attend a United Nations climate summit. She refuses to fly because aviation has such an ...
00:48, 08/14/2019

Napoleon’s bronze death mask still shrouded in mystery almost 200 years later A mysterious bronze death mask of French Emperor Napoleon offers a macabre glimpse into his death in exile on the remote Atlantic island of St. Helen...
00:48, 08/14/2019

Stunning image of rare volcanic lightning captured by German photographer: 'It was a scary moment' A German photographer who traveled to a small Russian island in the hopes of capturing volcanic lighting — a rare but dazzling phenomenon —  seems to...
00:48, 08/14/2019

Cause of mysterious methane spikes on Mars still unknown A few months after detecting an "unusually high" level of methane on Mars, researchers have yet to figure out what's causing the spike. They have, ho...
19:16, 08/13/2019

Pompeii 'sorcerer’s treasure trove' discovered, with bones, skull charms and gems for rituals Archaeologists have uncovered some incredible treasures buried in Pompeii in recent memory, including an ancient fast-food joint, a long-lost fresco ...
19:16, 08/13/2019

Beware the toxic algae that can kill your dog Letting your dog take a dip in a lake or pond on a hot day is one of the joys of summer. A number of dogs, however, have died recently after becoming...
19:16, 08/13/2019

'Lost village' found at site of most infamous clan massacre in Scotland Archaeologists excavating the scene of the most infamous clan massacre in Scottish history have unearthed parts of a "lost village" in the Highlands ...
19:16, 08/13/2019

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They...
08:32, 08/13/2019

New type of electrolyte could enhance supercapacitor performance Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be soli...
08:32, 08/13/2019

Finding the brain’s compass The world is constantly bombarding our senses with information, but the ways in which our brain extracts meaning from this information remains elusiv...
08:32, 08/13/2019

No sign radiation from a missile explosion has spread beyond Russia An explosion at a Russian missile testing range led to local spikes in radiation, but it doesn’t seem to have spread to Europe as it did during the C...
05:32, 08/13/2019

Chlamydia vaccine shown to be safe in first ever human trial First ever clinical trial of chlamydia vaccine shows the drug is safe for women and triggers an immune response against the bacteria that causes the ...
05:32, 08/13/2019

Bears on the Moon, Musk Vs. Bezos, and How Venus Became Hell in Space A version of this first appeared as the TIME Space newsletter sent on Aug. 10. There are now bears on the moon. No, really. They’re...
02:01, 08/13/2019

Lovable baby deer gets bright pink cast after being hit by car A charming baby deer who was found limping through downtown Asheville, N.C., with a broken leg has been given a new lease on life after caregivers ga...
01:00, 08/13/2019

Trump overhauling enforcement of Endangered Species Act WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, in a move t...
01:00, 08/13/2019

World's largest frogs can move rocks half their weight The world's largest frogs may also have the best pollywog daycare on the market. To protect its wee tadpoles, these enormous amphibians build their o...
01:00, 08/13/2019

Ibuprofen and other common drugs may help antibiotic resistance spread We’ve long known that bacteria can evolve resistance to antibiotics but now it looks like other drugs, including ibuprofen, may help this resistance ...
21:19, 08/11/2019

Chinese space startup revs up for reusable rocket race Chinese startup LinkSpace on Saturday completed its third test of a reusable rocket in five months, stepping up the pace in China's race to develop a...
11:00, 08/10/2019

Fukushima nuclear plant running out of space for radioactive water, TEPCO says The company that operates Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said on Friday it will run out of space to store radioactive water withi...
00:32, 08/10/2019

An emerging view of RNA transcription and splicing Cells often create compartments to control important biological functions. The nucleus is a prime example; surrounded by a membrane, it houses the ge...
20:00, 08/09/2019

A single-photon source you can make at home Quantum computing and quantum cryptography are expected to give much higher capabilities than their classical counterparts. For example, the computat...
20:00, 08/09/2019

Milky Way's black hole has got 75 times brighter and we don't know why Astronomers were shocked to find the area around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way growing 75 times brighter in just two hou...
19:00, 08/09/2019

Deep-sea microbe could answer one of evolution's biggest mysteries At last, scientists have managed to grow, study and photograph a mysterious deep-sea microbe that could explain the evolutionary origin of our comple...
19:00, 08/09/2019

Ancient Egyptian Yeast Is This Bread’s Secret Ingredient A self-professed “bread nerd” extracted yeast from 4,000-year-old artifacts to make a loaf of sourdough. “The aroma and flavor are incredible,” he sa...
18:16, 08/09/2019

419 million-year-old fossilized forest discovered in China The fossilized-remains of a 419 million-year-old forest have been found in China, giving researchers new insights into a time when life began to emer...
17:32, 08/09/2019

James Lovelock at 100: Ecclectic conference considers Gaia's future A conference celebrating James Lovelock, the scientist who formulated the Gaia hypothesis, saw researchers questioning the future of our living plane...
14:32, 08/09/2019

Mysterious signals from space could teach us how dark energy works Weird bursts of radio waves from space could be used to measure cosmic distances, which would help us learn about dark energy and the universe’s expa...
14:32, 08/09/2019

Earth's last magnetic-pole flip took much longer than we thought The last reversal of Earth's magnetic poles happened long before humans could record it, but research on the flow of ancient lava has helped scientis...
10:00, 08/09/2019

X-37B military space plane's latest mystery mission hits 700 days The U.S. Air Force's X-37B military space plane has now been circling Earth for 700 days, just a few weeks shy of the vehicle's spaceflight-duration ...
10:00, 08/09/2019

Mysterious, ancient radio signals keep pelting Earth Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments' detectors with confusing da...
10:00, 08/09/2019

UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future GENEVA (AP) — Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the Earth's land and the way people use the land is making global warming worse, ...
10:00, 08/09/2019

California’s last wild wolf pack spotted with 3 new pups California’s lone wild wolf pack has added at least three new pups, bringing the total number of gray wolves in the state to at least seven after the...
10:00, 08/09/2019

7 years on Mars, NASA Curiosity rover celebrates anniversary with new finds NASA's eventual goal is to put astronauts on Mars, but the space agency's Curiosity rover is keeping it busy in the meantime. In a new blog post, NAS...
10:00, 08/09/2019

How Eating Less Meat Could Help Protect the Planet From Climate Change By dramatically changing the food we eat as well as the way it is grown and produced, humans can help stop the devastating impacts of climate change ...
05:32, 08/09/2019

The MIT Press releases a comprehensive report on open-source publishing software The MIT Press has announced the release of a comprehensive report on the current state of all available open-source software for publishing. “Mind th...
23:32, 08/08/2019

Study furthers radically new view of gene control In recent years, MIT scientists have developed a new model for how key genes are controlled that suggests the cellular machinery that transcribes DNA...
23:32, 08/08/2019

Using recent gene flow to define microbe populations Identifying species among plants and animals has been a full-time occupation for some biologists, but the task is even more daunting for the myriad m...
23:32, 08/08/2019

Guided by AI, robotic platform automates molecule manufacture Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the prod...
23:32, 08/08/2019

If We Want to Stop Climate Change, Now is a Moment of Reckoning for How We Use the Planet, Warns U.N. Report The human relationship with the land we live on has evolved over the hundreds of thousands of years humans have roamed the planet, but no period has ...
19:32, 08/08/2019

Personalised breast cancer test could tell when to stop treatment A blood test for a person’s specific breast cancer mutations – which is 100 times more sensitive than existing tests – seems to tell when treatment i...
17:32, 08/08/2019

AI learns to predict the outcomes of human rights court cases AI is going into law. It can now predict the outcomes of human rights cases and next year Estonia is planning to use the technology to moderate dispu...
17:32, 08/08/2019

Sharks use a special kind of protein to glow green in deep water Chain catsharks and swell sharks have evolved a special way to glow-in-the-dark skin that is completely different from other biofluorescent marine an...
17:32, 08/08/2019

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns The world's land is being exploited at an “unprecedented” rate, a United Nations report on climate change warns, putting pressure on food production ...
10:32, 08/08/2019

Moon and Mercury may have thick deposits of ice, study suggests It's been known for some time that there are ice deposits on Mercury and the Moon, including frozen water found on the surface of the Moon last year....
05:00, 08/08/2019

Chernobyl's 'sarcophagus' being dismantled due to 'very high' probability of collapse The Chernobyl nuclear power plant's massive "sarcophagus," which covers its radioactive reactor, is being dismantled due to the fact that it might co...
05:00, 08/08/2019

Physicists who came up with supergravity win $3m Breakthrough Prize Supergravity is an idea that could unite general relativity with quantum mechanics, and the three physicists who formulated it have now won a $3 mill...
03:32, 08/08/2019

Snowglow can cause the night sky to be twice as bright as a full moon A combination of snow and cloud cover can make light pollution in the sky over 180 times brighter, potentially affecting the sleep cycles of nocturna...
03:32, 08/08/2019

Your guide to the carbon sucking tech we need to save the planet Humans have emitted so much carbon dioxide that we must find ways of sucking it from the air. Can that be done without wrecking the environment in ot...
03:32, 08/08/2019

Enormous ‘cannonballs’ of plasma spotted hurtling around the sun Huge blobs of hot plasma are flying around at high speeds on the sun, and they may help us figure out why the sun's outermost layers are so surprisin...
03:32, 08/08/2019

How the coolest, smallest stars could help us discover new exoplanets Exoplanets are abundant near the galaxy's smallest stars. Observing M dwarfs could teach us more about the worlds beyond our solar system, writes Cha...
03:32, 08/08/2019

Parts of Alaska Have No Sea Ice For the First Time Ever As Temperatures in the Region Hit Record Highs Alaska has seen the lowest levels of sea ice ever this summer as record temperatures and wildfires hit the region with some areas completely ice free...
02:32, 08/08/2019

Why Are These Medical Instruments So Tough to Sterilize? Duodenoscopes have sickened hundreds of patients in hospital outbreaks. Now some experts are demanding the devices be redesigned or taken off the mar...
22:32, 08/07/2019

Novartis C.E.O. Defends Company’s Decision to Withhold False Data From the F.D.A. Responding to the agency’s stern rebuke, Vas Narasimhan, the company’s executive, tried to reassure investors that Novartis did not intentionally dec...
20:32, 08/07/2019

Study measures how fast humans react to road hazards Imagine you’re sitting in the driver’s seat of an autonomous car, cruising along a highway and staring down at your smartphone. Suddenly, the car det...
19:32, 08/07/2019

Air travel in academia Our planet’s warming climate presents an imminent and catastrophic challenge that will have far-reaching economic, social, and political ramification...
19:32, 08/07/2019

Staring at seagulls can stop them stealing food, research shows Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls, urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching titbits like potato...
15:32, 08/07/2019

Astrophysical shock phenomena reproduced in the laboratory Vast interstellar events where clouds of charged matter hurtle into each other and spew out high-energy particles have now been reproduced in the lab...
15:32, 08/07/2019

Maya civilization was ultraviolent, even before its collapse A hieroglyphic inscription found in an ancient Maya city now reveals kingdoms making up this civilization waged extraordinarily destructive warfare m...
08:32, 08/07/2019

Gigantic black hole with mass 40 billion times the Sun discovered by astronomers Astronomers have potentially discovered a supermassive black hole located 700 million light years from Earth that has a mass 40 billion times that of...
08:32, 08/07/2019

Hitler's secret history revealed: Study suggests Nazi leader's grandfather was Jewish For years, the rumor existed that Adolf Hitler's paternal grandfather was Jewish, but the claim went unsubstantiated. Now, a new study suggests that ...
08:32, 08/07/2019

California wildfires 'too extreme' even for birds that thrive in burned out forests Northern California's raging wildfires have become "too extreme" even for certain types of birds that typically thrive in burned out forests, scienti...
08:32, 08/07/2019

New insights into bismuth’s character The search for better materials for computers and other electronic devices has focused on a group of materials known as “topological insulators” that...
03:00, 08/07/2019

How brain cells pick which connections to keep Brain cells, or neurons, constantly tinker with their circuit connections, a crucial feature that allows the brain to store and process information. ...
18:00, 08/06/2019

Computer-aided knitting The oldest known knitting item dates back to Egypt in the Middle Ages, by way of a pair of carefully handcrafted socks. Although handmade clothes hav...
18:00, 08/06/2019

Martian meteor collision may have triggered a 1,000-foot tsunami Three and a half billion years ago, a blood-red wall of water as tall as a skyscraper may have hurtled across the surface of Mars, inundating an area...
17:32, 08/06/2019

Evidence of 14B year-old 'time machine' star found 35,000 light-years from Earth Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.8 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's ne...
17:32, 08/06/2019

Automating artificial intelligence for medical decision-making MIT computer scientists are hoping to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve medical decision-making, by automating a key step that...
10:32, 08/06/2019

A new way to block unwanted genetic transfer We receive half of our genes from each biological parent, so there’s no avoiding inheriting a blend of characteristics from both. Yet, for single-cel...
00:00, 08/06/2019

Ancient Mayan city burned in 'act of total war,' scientists say The ancient Maya were involved in extremely violent warfare long before previously thought, according to new evidence that suggests a prosperous city...
22:32, 08/05/2019

Florida researchers use 3D technology to preserve space program history From America's first satellite to its first reach for the stars, some of the Cape Canaveral sites built to launch the country's space race and defens...
22:32, 08/05/2019

Water wars: How to avoid conflict over our most precious resource Climate change is altering weather patterns, endangering the water supply of over half of humanity. New thinking is required to avoid things boiling ...
19:00, 08/05/2019

Space agency chief fired after revealing recent Amazon deforestation Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has fired the director of the agency that monitors deforestation in the Amazon after it revealed a big increase in ...
19:00, 08/05/2019

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was goin...
19:00, 08/05/2019

Remains of 19th-century ‘vampire' found It sounds like something straight out of a horror movie, but the remains of a 19th-century "vampire" have been found in Connecticut and properly iden...
18:00, 08/05/2019

Hilarious pics show deer sitting alongside cows, convinced it's one of them A wildlife photographer has captured remarkable pictures of a deer sitting in the British countryside alongside a herd of cows, convinced it is one o...
18:00, 08/05/2019

Scientists Have Found Water Inside Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano. It Could Trigger Explosive Eruptions (HONOLULU) — For the first time in recorded history, a pond of water has been discovered inside the summit crater of Hawaii’s Kilauea vol...
02:32, 08/04/2019

Hottest day records set across Europe this year will soon be broken Global warming caused the record-smashing heatwave in Europe during the hottest July ever globally - and climate models suggest there’s worse to come...
14:00, 08/03/2019

A super-thin slice of wood can be used to turn saltwater drinkable Most ways to purify saltwater take up a lot of energy, but simply running seawater through a thin, heated slice of porous wood can render it fresh an...
14:00, 08/03/2019

Earth is a living system and humans will decide whether it thrives A conference celebrating James Lovelock, the scientist who formulated the Gaia hypothesis, saw researchers questioning the future of our living plane...
14:00, 08/03/2019

Siberian Wildfires and Heatwaves in Alaska: How the Arctic Is Nearing a Point of No Return Many of the globe’s far northern regions have been experiencing extreme weather events over the past two months. Plumes of smoke have been pick...
07:32, 08/03/2019

Sesame Allergy More Common Than Once Thought, Study Finds More than one million children and adults are allergic to sesame in the United States, scientists report. But sesame is not among the allergens that ...
20:00, 08/02/2019

Mysterious 4,000-year-old grave reveals boy and girl buried face to face A mysterious 4,000-year-old grave has been unearthed in Kazakhstan and inside are a young male and female buried in an odd manner — they're facing ea...
20:00, 08/02/2019

Rare firefly with double-green flash could be headed for endangered list BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Peering through the darkness under the faint light of a peach-colored moon, wildlife biologist Jason Davis spots a telltal...
20:00, 08/02/2019

Asteroid size of Empire State Building set to fly by Earth next week A "potentially hazardous" asteroid that is as large as the Empire State Building will zoom past Earth next week on Aug. 10. But it's not anything to ...
20:00, 08/02/2019

Will private companies beat NASA to the Moon? With private companies setting their sights on sending humans to the moon in the near future, it's possible that one could touch down on the lunar su...
15:00, 08/02/2019

NASA discovers 'extreme' alien planet that's shaped like a football Using NASA's Hubble Telescope, researchers have discovered a football-shaped exoplanet 900 light-years from Earth that is being described as "hotter ...
15:00, 08/02/2019

Cell injections could train the body to accept a transplanted organ Organ donations save lives but require the recipient to take drugs that prevent rejection – in future cell injections may train the body to accept th...
12:32, 08/02/2019

Folic acid seems to be essential for fathers-to-be as well as mothers With evidence building that folic acid is vital for healthy sperm, is it time to recommend that fathers-to-be supplement their diet with the vitamin?...
10:32, 08/02/2019

Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy Astronomers have created the most precise map to date of the Milky Way by tracking thousands of big pulsating stars spread throughout the galaxy, dem...
10:32, 08/02/2019

Model predicts cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s, up to two years out A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline du...
07:32, 08/02/2019