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07/19/2019

A Deadly Heat Wave After the Hottest June On Record: How the Climate Crisis Is Creating ‘a New Normal’ As millions of people prepare for sweltering heatwaves in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, scientists say July will likely be the hottest July on rec...
22:16, 07/19/2019

Google Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing With a Doodle To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Google got some help from someone who was there: Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Collins ...
20:00, 07/19/2019

President Trump Meets Apollo 11 Astronauts Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is marking the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday wit...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Should we return to the Moon? Apollo astronauts give their thoughts Earlier this year, the Trump administration said America would send a manned mission to the Moon by 2024, a feat that was first achieved 50 years ago...
19:16, 07/19/2019

Buzz Aldrin 'disappointed' in America's progress since Apollo 11: 'We have the No. 1 rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit' Speaking at an event honoring Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, said he's "disappointed" with the progress America's space ...
19:16, 07/19/2019

AI passes theory of mind test by imagining itself in another's shoes AI has passed a test used to assess theory of mind in dominant and subordinate chimpanzees, paving the way towards machines that are more effective a...
13:48, 07/19/2019

Does the drop in US drug deaths mean the opioid crisis is ending? Overdose deaths in the US have dropped for the first time in two decades, but many people are still dependent on painkillers and struggling to get th...
13:48, 07/19/2019

Gulp! Jurassic mammal was the first one able to eat politely A shrew-like primitive mammal that inhabited China 165 million years ago represents a milestone in mammalian evolution, scientists said on Thursday, ...
10:32, 07/19/2019

All hail London’s urban jungle as it becomes first national park city With impressive biodiversity and ecosystems, London should set a trend for metropolises everywhere as it becomes the first National Park City in the ...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Adding more bioethanol to petrol is no way to go green Making “greener” fuels by adding bioethanol to petrol will wreck the environment, not save it. We need to focus on making electric cars work, says Mi...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Weird new type of magnetic liquid could be used to control soft robots A strange liquid magnet full of iron nanoparticles can change its shape in a magnetic field, and it may eventually be used to make wireless, moving s...
03:32, 07/19/2019

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Supposed to Nap After Landing on the Moon, But They Couldn’t Wait to Walk Five decades ago, as astronauts traveled to the moon for the first time, TIME watched closely, along with the rest of the world. The magazine documen...
23:48, 07/18/2019

Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights Throughout the animal kingdom, males and females frequently exhibit sexual dimorphism: differences in characteristic traits that often make it easy t...
21:48, 07/18/2019

Second human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast sparks invasion fears: Haven't 'seen the biggest yet' It sounds like something out of a 1950s B-movie, but Brits are worried about an invasion of gigantic jellyfish after a second one was spotted this we...
20:48, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11: Never-before-seen video reveals lunar samples were searched for signs of life As the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing nears, NASA has released never-before-seen footage of scientists checking the lunar sa...
20:48, 07/18/2019

Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion, read this Bible verse on lunar surface Fifty years ago, when American astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, a devout Christian, made history landing on the moon, the first thing he did was give t...
20:48, 07/18/2019

74 trillion tons of fake snow over Antarctic could 'save coastal cities' from climate change, researchers say Spraying trillions of tons of fake snow may sound like something cooked up by a novelist writing about the year 2150, but according to a new study, i...
20:48, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11 Anniversary: Everything You Need to Read on the Moon Landing The New York Times has been covering the anniversary of the moon landing, looking back at the event’s meaning and forward to humankind’s next giant l...
20:00, 07/18/2019

Here’s Every Single Mission to the Moon in One Chart Humans started to work in earnest to get to the moon in the 1950s, when the U.S. and U.S.S.R. initiated a bracing Cold War space race. The Soviets dr...
19:32, 07/18/2019

How Historians Are Reckoning With the Former Nazi Who Launched America’s Space Program Sporting a gray double-breasted suit, slicked-back curls and a slide rule, rocket engineer Wernher von Braun cuts a suave, authoritative figure in Di...
19:32, 07/18/2019

Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT Fifty years ago this week, humanity made its first expedition to another world, when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and two astronauts walked on ...
19:16, 07/18/2019

Elon Musk Told Us Why He Thinks We Can Land on the Moon in ‘Less Than 2 Years’ On July 12, TIME editor-at-large and space reporter Jeffrey Kluger had a far-ranging conversation with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the company’s ...
14:48, 07/18/2019

The Science Behind TIME’s New Apollo 11 Moon Landing Augmented Reality Experience TIME this week launched TIME Immersive, a new iPhone and Android app that we’ll use to deliver groundbreaking augmented reality and virtual rea...
14:48, 07/18/2019

Oldest Denisovan art discovered on 100,000-year-old bone fragments Etchings on pieces of ancient bone found in China could be the clearest evidence yet found that the mysterious Denisovans were capable of advanced co...
14:32, 07/18/2019

WHO declares international emergency over DRC Ebola outbreak The World Health Organization is calling for international support to help stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from sprea...
13:32, 07/18/2019

India to launch second lunar mission on July 22 after delay India's space agency said on Thursday it would launch the country's second lunar mission on July 22, after the original launch was called off due to ...
13:00, 07/18/2019

Explainer: NASA aims to build on moon as a way station for Mars Unlike the Apollo program that put astronauts on the moon 50 years ago, NASA is gearing up for a long term presence on Earth's satellite that the age...
13:00, 07/18/2019

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug targets gum disease bacteria A small trial testing a new kind of treatment for Alzheimer’s that blocks the toxins of P. gingivalis bacteria has had some encouraging preliminary r...
12:48, 07/18/2019

Life’s winners think success was earned even if it was down to luck People who win in a card game that involves almost no skill and was rigged in their favour tend to think the game was fair and that success was down ...
09:48, 07/18/2019

A drastic plan might prevent catastrophic Antarctic ice sheet collapse Pumping huge volumes of ocean water onto the West Antarctic ice sheet may stop it collapsing and causing a dramatic sea level rise that would threate...
09:48, 07/18/2019

Birds and insect species are heading north in the UK as climate warms More than 50 of the UK’s estimated 39,000 animal species, mostly insects and birds, extended their range northwards within the UK between 2008 and 20...
09:48, 07/18/2019

Hawaiian Elders Arrested Trying to Block Telescope Construction When completed, the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea’s summit is expected to be the largest telescope in the Northern Hemisphere. But its construc...
07:32, 07/18/2019

'The Dish' still beaming signals from Australia 50 years after moon walk It's known as "The Dish" and it soars above a nondescript paddock in rural Australia. Without it, hundreds of millions of people would never have see...
06:32, 07/18/2019

Creator of 'Storm Area 51' comes forward after satirical Facebook page takes off The creator of a Facebook page calling for a public invasion of Area 51, the top-secret Air Force facility in Nevada, has finally spoken publicly abo...
06:16, 07/18/2019

Area 51: What are the odds aliens will be 'discovered' at crazy event to storm top-secret site? Having already overtaken Facebook, the crazy "Storm Area 51" event has prompted warnings from the U.S. military and caused UFO expert to say it's "ge...
01:32, 07/18/2019

Tiny fighting worms make one of the loudest sounds in the ocean Tiny, feisty worms that live off the coast of Japan fight by headbutting each other — and they aren't quiet about it. During these feuds, the worms e...
01:32, 07/18/2019

Police in Hawaii reportedly arresting protesters in standoff over construction of Mauna Kea telescope Native Hawaiian protesters are promising Wednesday to continue their blockade of an access road to the construction site of a mountaintop telescope o...
01:32, 07/18/2019

Dolphin ‘mega pod’ off California coast stuns onlookers, video shows A huge pod of dolphins stampeded off the coast of California on Sunday, thrilling onlookers lucky enough to witness the rare sight with their acrobat...
01:32, 07/18/2019

How the Apollo Program Changed Our Understanding of What the Moon Even Is As the ancient planet Theia struck its glancing blow into Tellus, the planet that would become Earth, part of its mantle sloughed off into that of th...
23:00, 07/17/2019

Unmasking mutant cancer cells As cancer cells progress, they accumulate hundreds and even thousands of genetic and epigenetic changes, resulting in protein expression profiles tha...
20:32, 07/17/2019

Costa Rica is banning the use of polystyrene packaging from 2021 Costa Rica lawmakers are to ban the import of expanded polystyrene packaging in a bid to curb its damaging effects on the environment and human healt...
20:00, 07/17/2019

Parasite brings down mosquito numbers in parts of Guangzhou The number of biting Asian tiger mosquitoes, which spread dengue and Chikungunya, has been reduced by more than 80 per cent at two sites in Guangzhou...
20:00, 07/17/2019

From Satellites to the Moon and Mars, China Is Quickly Becoming a Space Superpower Nestled among the crimson dunes of China’s Gobi Desert, a warren of domes and squat white buildings rises from the parched earth. Inside is a r...
20:00, 07/17/2019

Gum disease treatment for Alzheimer’s lowers signs of inflammation A small trial testing a new kind of treatment for Alzheimer’s that blocks the toxins of P. gingivalis bacteria has had some encouraging preliminary r...
19:16, 07/17/2019

Were the Vikings smoking pot while exploring Newfoundland? The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins recalls drinking coffee during 'lonely' Moon landing orbit Michael Collins may not be a household name like his fellow Apollo 11 crewmembers Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but he played a pivotal role in the...
18:00, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong's gold medal that flew to the Moon sold for more than $2 million A gold medal that flew aboard the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon with Neil Armstrong has sold for $2,055,000 by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The 28...
18:00, 07/17/2019

What’s the Most Realistic Movie About Space? Here’s What 8 Movies Got Right—and Wrong This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the historic mission during which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land a...
17:16, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11's astronauts snapped photos for science. Then came MTV The Apollo 11 astronauts who made mankind's first visit to the moon 50 years ago were trained in how to take pictures for science. Back on Earth, som...
15:16, 07/17/2019

Apollo moon rocks shed new light on Earth's volcanoes Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, scientists believe rock samples collected by Apollo astronauts could help predict volcanic erupt...
15:16, 07/17/2019

Elon Musk's plans for mind-controlled gadgets: what we know so far Elon Musk’s company Neuralink has finally broken its silence, unveiling a brain-computer interface it says people could use to control devices with t...
13:48, 07/17/2019

How does your productivity stack up? You know that person who always seems to be ahead of their deadlines, despite being swamped? Do you look at them with envy and wonder how they do it?...
07:32, 07/17/2019

Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, recalls 'magnificent desolation' Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and ...
04:16, 07/17/2019

Orangutan mothers tell infants where to go by scratching themselves When it’s time for an orangutan mother to move to a new part of the forest, she scratches her body to alert her infant while avoiding attracting pred...
02:48, 07/17/2019

Drones could be used to herd rhinos away from poaching hotspots It’s costly to protect southern white rhinos from poachers, but a study suggests the vulnerable animals could be deterred from poaching hotspots usin...
02:48, 07/17/2019

A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say The reusable, bell-like devices unfold in the vagina to stanch menstrual flow. They are as effective as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a new...
00:48, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin recalls the Moon's 'magnificent desolation' During a 2012 interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto, astronaut Buzz Aldrin recalled the “magnificent desolation” he and Apollo 11 Commander N...
00:00, 07/17/2019

200-pound Florida python named 'Ginormica' could reach world-record size, zoo official says A 200-pound reticulated python at a Florida zoo already stretches over 20 feet long – but the massive reptile is still slithering toward world-record...
00:00, 07/17/2019

Human-sized jellyfish lurking off English coast stuns divers: 'It’s an experience we’ll never forget' Two divers off the coast of England had the experience of a lifetime when they came across — and swam alongside — a human-sized barrel jellyfish, sci...
00:00, 07/17/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years a...
23:48, 07/16/2019

They Were at Mission Control During Apollo 11. 50 Years Later, the Memory Still Moves Them to Tears The words spoken by astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first man to step foot on the moon — at 10:56 pm Eastern Time on July 20, 1969 ...
22:16, 07/16/2019

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Make Dangerous Heat Waves Far More Common People all across the U.S. have been sweating through heat waves this summer, and new research suggests they should get used to it. Over the next cen...
22:16, 07/16/2019

High levels of anxiety can slow down your reaction times People with anxiety often have attention control problems. Now it seems anxiety can significantly slow down reaction times – an effect that gets wors...
20:32, 07/16/2019

Plans to provide genetic testing on the NHS could harm well-being The UK’s health service is set to offer genetic testing to determine people’s risk of common diseases, but there are concerns that this could have ne...
20:32, 07/16/2019

Double whale breach off Australia coast thrills tourists 'within meters' of scene A group of whale watchers off Australia’s Gold Coast captured incredible video of two of the sea creatures “double breaching” within feet of their bo...
18:00, 07/16/2019

1,700-year-old recently discovered Christian letter offers clues into how faithful lived centuries ago Researchers unveiled a rare 1,700-year-old letter "not recorded in any other historical source," shedding new light into how early Christian believer...
18:00, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11 insiders remember history's most famous space mission: 'We had a job to do and we did it' A detailed description of what the launch and landing of Apollo 11 were like for many of the 400,000 insiders who worked on the most famous space exp...
18:00, 07/16/2019

Alaska man illegally killed polar bear, left wasting carcass in front yard for months: authorities An Alaska man has been federally charged with illegally killing a polar bear and leaving its carcass to rot in his front yard for five months, author...
18:00, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11: Secret Nixon speech reveals what would happen if Armstrong and Aldrin couldn't come back Apollo 11 was a rousing success and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to walk on the Moon and return to Earth. But what would happe...
18:00, 07/16/2019

Journal criticised for study claiming sun is causing global warming The journal Scientific Reports has been criticised for publishing a study claiming the past two centuries of global warming were largely caused by so...
17:16, 07/16/2019

Mystery of universe’s expansion deepens with new cosmic calculation Cosmologists have two clashing measurements of the universe’s expansion, and a new method of measuring surprisingly doesn’t match up with either. Wha...
16:00, 07/16/2019

Watch: Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins Reunite To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are reuniting on the 50th anniversary of their historical mission to the moon in 1969 at a celebration at ...
15:16, 07/16/2019

Starfish looks like ravioli, goes viral If this starfish is making your mouth water, you're not alone. When a photo of Plinthaster dentatus went viral on Twitter last week, pasta-lovers did...
13:00, 07/16/2019

Radiation levels in Marshall Islands higher than Fukushima, Chernobyl, study finds Radiation levels across the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted more than 65 nuclear tests during the Co...
07:16, 07/16/2019

SpaceX astronaut mission looking 'increasingly difficult' in 2019: executive As Elon Musk's SpaceX closes in on the possible cause of a fiery explosion in April that destroyed one of its astronaut capsules, a company executive...
03:00, 07/16/2019

See the Past, Present and Future of American Spaceflight in 4 Minutes 50 years ago, humankind took its first steps on an otherworldly body. That mission to the Moon, Apollo 11, opened the door to the decades of space ex...
00:00, 07/16/2019

Apollo 11 flight director remembers historic mission to the Moon For many Americans, the first Moon landing serves as a historic -but distant- memory. Current generations learn about the event from parents or a tex...
21:16, 07/15/2019

Florida man, 75, fights alligator to rescue dog, reports say A 75-year-old Florida man rescued his daughter’s dog from the jaws of an 8-foot alligator last week by kicking the reptile in the snout, reports said...
21:16, 07/15/2019

Some whales 'whisper' to their calves to evade predators Along with dolphins, whales are widely considered the smartest animals in the sea, having developed brains and behavior that suggest intelligence and...
21:16, 07/15/2019

Apollo 11: CEO of rocket maker ULA recalls watching Moon landing on TV as a kid On July 20, 1969, United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno was just short of his 8th birthday, living on his family’s ranch in the mountains of Californ...
21:16, 07/15/2019

What's Area 51, and why is it so popular right now? 4 things to know about the top-secret site The top-secret military base known as Area 51 has long been a point of discussion for conspiracy theorists who believe the facility holds government ...
21:16, 07/15/2019

Apollo 11: 'The book that landed man on the Moon' could sell for $9 million The Lunar Module Timeline Book that traveled to the surface of the Moon with Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin is up for auction la...
21:16, 07/15/2019

8 Places You Can Visit to Celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary This Week As the country prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s mission to the moon, a number of destinations with links to the histor...
18:16, 07/15/2019

How expectation influences perception For decades, research has shown that our perception of the world is influenced by our expectations. These expectations, also called “prior beliefs,” ...
17:48, 07/15/2019

India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 delayed just before launch Just before the intended launch of India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission to the moon’s south pole, a “technical snag” with the rocket caused it to be called ...
17:32, 07/15/2019

You're less empathetic when you've been drinking heavily A drinking experiment found that people seem to become less empathetic when they have a high blood-alcohol level, but that this doesn't affect moral ...
17:32, 07/15/2019

Anorexia is a metabolic disorder as well as a psychiatric one An analysis of nearly 17,000 people with anorexia has found that those with the condition may be genetically prone to weight loss and high physical a...
17:32, 07/15/2019

There aren’t enough space explosions to explain strange radio bursts Weird flashes of radio waves from space could in theory be coming from huge explosions, but now we know the radio bursts occur too often for that ide...
17:32, 07/15/2019

Gulf Coast Faces Flood and Tornado Risks Even As Barry Weakens NEW ORLEANS — Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged t...
14:48, 07/15/2019

A NASA Intern Bought Apollo 11 Videotapes for $218. Now They’re Going to Auction for Millions Three reels of videotape from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission described as “the only surviving first-generation recordings of the historic moon ...
14:48, 07/15/2019

Robots to install telescopes to peer into cosmos from the moon As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to ...
13:00, 07/15/2019

Scientists look for answers to earth's beginning under the moonscape As countries and companies rush to build infrastructure on the moon, some researchers are planning to dig under its rocky soil to unlock mysteries ab...
13:00, 07/15/2019

Remains of Napoleon's one-legged general found under Russian dance floor An excavation in a peculiar place — under the foundation of a dance floor in Russia — has uncovered the remains of one of Napoleon Bonaparte's favori...
11:32, 07/15/2019

India's second lunar mission delayed due to 'technical snag': ISRO India's space agency said it delayed the launch of its second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2, in the early hours of Monday due to a "technical snag" wh...
03:16, 07/15/2019

Everything to Know About July’s Full Buck Moon — the First Full Moon of Summer Calling all stargazers! The so-called Full Buck Moon is on the horizon — so get ready to enjoy the show. As astronomy buffs might already know,...
15:32, 07/14/2019

Hurricane Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk? As Hurricane Barry reaches the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for the city of New Orleans, w...
18:16, 07/13/2019

Tropical Storm Barry prompts storm surge, flood warnings: Why is New Orleans at an increased risk? As Tropical Storm Barry continues to barrel toward the Louisiana coast, flooding and rainfall are increasingly becoming a concern — especially for th...
04:16, 07/13/2019

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise recounts ill-fated mission: 'We never got to the edge of the cliff' On April 11, 1970, NASA astronaut Fred Haise was preparing to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and walk on the surface of th...
04:16, 07/13/2019

Apollo astronaut recounts Mission Control during Moon landing: 'It was tense, because this was the real thing now' On July 20, 1969, Apollo astronaut Fred Haise was at NASA’s Mission Control in Houston when the Eagle lunar module descended to the surface of the Mo...
04:16, 07/13/2019

India to land rover on Moon in global space race Taking a giant leap in its space program, India is looking to solidify its place among the world’s space-exploring countries with its second unmanned...
04:16, 07/13/2019

Manhattanhenge July 2019: When and Where to Watch After getting rained out in May, many New Yorkers got to take “the best sunset picture of the year” on Friday. They’ll get a second chance on Saturda...
04:00, 07/13/2019

Automated system generates robotic parts for novel tasks An automated system developed by MIT researchers designs and 3-D prints complex robotic parts called actuators that are optimized according to an eno...
20:32, 07/12/2019

Why Is Tropical Storm Barry Such a Threat? The Science Behind the Brewing Hurricane Tropical Storm Barry, which is forecast to become Hurricane Barry as it hurls forward on a collision course with the Louisiana coast, has experts wor...
19:32, 07/12/2019

Tropical Storm Barry Underscores a Big Problem With Hurricane Categories As Tropical Storm Barry gathers strength on its way to a violent clash with the Louisiana coast, officials are rightly evacuating some residents, whi...
19:32, 07/12/2019

How hurricane names are 'retired' from use for future storms To retire a storm name – and have it removed from the list – the hurricane must be “so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a differen...
18:16, 07/12/2019

People in China consume twice the recommended daily limit of salt People in China consume 10 grams of salt each day on average – among the most of any country and twice the level recommended to avoid risks including...
18:00, 07/12/2019

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk? Almost 14 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans faces possible disaster again, with huge rainfall and Tropical Storm Barry posing twin threats t...
16:16, 07/12/2019

12,000 years ago, a boy had his skull squashed into a cone shape Ancient people in China practiced human head-shaping about 12,000 years ago — meaning they bound some children's maturing skulls, encouraging the hea...
14:48, 07/12/2019

Enriching solid-state batteries Researchers at MIT have come up with a new pulsed laser deposition technique to make thinner lithium electrolytes using less heat, promising faster c...
10:00, 07/12/2019

New CRISPR platform expands RNA editing capabilities CRISPR-based tools have revolutionized our ability to target disease-linked genetic mutations. CRISPR technology comprises a growing family of tools ...
10:00, 07/12/2019

New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells to destroy the cancerous cells. This approach, termed CAR-T...
10:00, 07/12/2019

Artificial “muscles” achieve powerful pulling force As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receiv...
10:00, 07/12/2019

Butterfly numbers fell by one-third in the US over past two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one-third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be decl...
07:16, 07/12/2019

Whale mothers and calves whisper to avoid attracting predators Southern right whale mothers and calves communicate with one another using quiet moo-like calls to avoid attracting predators such as killer whales a...
07:16, 07/12/2019

Molecules pictured changing shape as they gain and lose electrons When molecules gain even a small electric charge, their shapes and chemical properties shift. Now we’ve watched those changes in action for the first...
07:16, 07/12/2019

Exclusive: NASA administrator explains decision to replace head of human spaceflight programs The longtime head of NASA’s human spaceflight programs has been replaced as the agency races to meet President Trump’s ambitious goal of returning Am...
07:16, 07/12/2019

Here’s What Tropical Storm Barry Looks Like From Space A severe storm that threatens to strike Louisiana as a hurricane officially became Tropical Storm Barry on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center (N...
23:48, 07/11/2019

Apollo 11 Had 3 Men Aboard, But Only 2 Walked on the Moon. Here’s What it Was Like to Be the Third Michael Collins was the man who got history’s middle seat — literally aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft, but in more lasting ways too. He w...
23:48, 07/11/2019

Probe starts after UAE satellite lost in failed Vega launch An investigation is under way after a European Vega rocket failed after take-off, destroying a military observation satellite as it was about to be ...
23:48, 07/11/2019

Andrew Dibner, Medical Alert Pioneer, Is Dead at 93 Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to hel...
22:32, 07/11/2019

As Climate Changes, Hurricanes Get Wetter The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate ...
21:48, 07/11/2019

Let’s Dive Into the Story of the ‘Ravioli Starfish’ That Looks Like a Stuffed-Pasta Shaped Wonder of the Sea The newly minted internet star is a starfish that looks like an Italian dinner dish. The “ravioli” starfish, also dubbed online a “...
21:32, 07/11/2019

Titanic survivor’s unusual light-up walking stick is up for auction An unusual walking stick that belonged to a Titanic survivor and a first-class passenger’s meal receipt from the doomed liner are up for auction late...
20:32, 07/11/2019

NASA is building robots that can climb Mars, including an 'ice worm' NASA is no stranger to building robots, having created ones that are currently exploring Mars, traveling to the International Space Station and ones ...
18:32, 07/11/2019

Florida man bitten by venomous snake: 'My life just flashed through my head' A Florida man says his life “flashed” before his eyes after a venomous cottonmouth snake bit him on a foot and left his leg in “throbbing pain” last ...
18:32, 07/11/2019

Scientists may have found one of the oldest Christian churches in the world Scientists may have discovered one of the oldest Christian churches in the world by using muon radiography to scan a mysterious subterranean building...
18:32, 07/11/2019

Scientists Say They’ve Identified the Earliest Sign of Humans Outside Africa NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in s...
18:16, 07/11/2019

Space company Avio's Vega vehicle has launch failure Italian space company Avio said on Thursday a Vega launch vehicle carrying a United Arab Emirates satellite experienced "an anomaly" which lead to a ...
15:16, 07/11/2019

Move over, Einstein! 'Chameleon' theory provides alternate explanation for cosmos formation A group of scientists has created a computer simulation of the universe in order to test out an alternative theory to Albertn Einstein's theory of ge...
15:00, 07/11/2019

French healthcare will stop paying for homeopathic treatment in 2021 After another study found that homeopathic medicines had no proven benefit, the French government announced it will end reimbursements for these trea...
14:48, 07/11/2019

UK government urgently readies environment watchdog for no-deal Brexit Work is underway to have a version of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) established almost immediately after a no deal Brexit, to avoid a...
09:32, 07/11/2019

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration ...
07:16, 07/11/2019

Drinking sugary drinks linked to an increased risk for all cancers Drinking an average of just under 200 ml of a sugar-sweetened drink or fruit juice each day has been linked to an 18 per cent increase in cancer risk...
02:48, 07/11/2019

Why most new medicines are no better than existing treatments An analysis of new drugs shows that most novel medicines have little advantage over current treatments and waste money that healthcare systems can't ...
02:48, 07/11/2019

Sturgeon, America's forgotten dinosaurs, are showing signs of life CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving fo...
01:32, 07/11/2019

Giant bullsnake found in Minnesota home’s bathtub, officials say A 6-foot bullsnake gave a Minnesota family a startling wake-up call when they discovered the slithering intruder in their bathtub early Monday, offic...
01:32, 07/11/2019

Mountain lion spotted prowling California neighborhood prompts warning Officials in San Mateo, Calif., are reminding residents to be alert after home surveillance video captured a mountain lion prowling the neighborhood ...
01:32, 07/11/2019

Alligator in South Carolina rescued after soccer ball found lodged in mouth: 'It looked like he wasn't alive' An alligator in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was rescued after it was found with a green soccer ball lodged in its mouth — an item that had reportedl...
01:32, 07/11/2019

Unassuming shark that lived 165M years ago was ancestor of great white, megalodon Researchers have unlocked the mystery behind where the prehistoric predator megalodon and its modern-day successor great white shark came from — and ...
01:32, 07/11/2019

Branson's Virgin Orbit moves closer to commercial satellite launch Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-al...
01:16, 07/11/2019

Cooking skills aren't enough to make you eat a healthy diet A lack of cooking skills has been linked to eating poorer diets, but a study of culinary students has found kitchen skills don't always lead to a bet...
22:00, 07/10/2019

World’s top personality test doesn’t really work – should we ditch it? The 'Big Five' model of personality is widely used, but it turns out it doesn't work for people in low- and middle-income countries, or even just old...
22:00, 07/10/2019

Branson's Virgin Orbit completes key rocket test Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-al...
20:00, 07/10/2019

IDSS hosts inaugural Learning for Dynamics and Control conference Over the next decade, the biggest generator of data is expected to be devices which sense and control the physical world. From autonomy to robotics t...
17:48, 07/10/2019

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells more effect...
17:32, 07/10/2019

Butterfly numbers fell by one third in the US over last two decades Butterfly numbers have dropped by one third in the US over 20 years because of climate change and habitat destruction – and other insects may be decl...
03:00, 07/10/2019

Do you run with bent arms? Turns out it doesn't make much difference A study found that people don’t use any more energy by running with their arms held straight, even though they found it was a more awkward running st...
03:00, 07/10/2019

Social stress linked to bone density loss in postmenopausal women Postmenopausal women with high social stress and poor relationships may be at higher risk of bone fractures due to stress hormones lowering bone dens...
03:00, 07/10/2019

UK is going backwards on climate change action, advisers warn The Committee on Committee Climate Change says UK is not preparing adequately for global warming impacts or meeting the challenge of its carbon emiss...
03:00, 07/10/2019

Colorado officials warn humans to not feed wildlife after mountain goats engaging in 'unnatural behaviors' "Do not feed wildlife" is a warning officials in Colorado have issued as mountain goats have been trying to cozy up with humans — a behavior deemed "...
23:48, 07/09/2019

Arizona city played critical role in moon exploration history When people think about space missions and moon landings, it's usually Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Houston, Texas, that comes to mind. But Flagstaff, A...
23:48, 07/09/2019

This Cockatoo Thinks He Can Dance Researchers have become convinced that Snowball, a YouTube sensation, and perhaps other animals, share humans’ sensitivity to music. He certainly has...
22:00, 07/09/2019

Computer attempts to replicate the dream-like maths of Ramanujan A computer program called the Ramanujan Machine is generating mathematical conjectures for constants like π and e, just like the legendary Indian mat...
19:16, 07/09/2019

Buzz Aldrin, others tell Apollo's inside story in rare, newly released interviews For the first time, PBS has released rare interviews with the team of astronauts and NASA personnel who brought America to the moon in the 1960s — in...
17:32, 07/09/2019

SoCal has 8 percent chance of another huge quake this week There's an 8 percent chance that Southern California could be rocked by another magnitude 6.0 or above earthquake this week, according to seismologis...
17:32, 07/09/2019

Supervolcano fears: 'Big One' is coming California’s uncanny “earthquake pause” is over. It should have already had several “big ones” by now. All that pressure has to go somewhere. Now geo...
17:32, 07/09/2019

Massive California earthquakes could be seen from space As fears of "the Big One" reemerge after two powerful earthquakes rocked Southern California last week, the damage that was done has left a lasting i...
17:32, 07/09/2019

'World's most dangerous glacier' could cause catastrophic sea level rise, study warns A glacier in West Antarctica, known as "the world's most dangerous," could completely melt away and cause a rapid and "catastrophic" sea-level rise, ...
17:32, 07/09/2019

David Attenborough on climate change: 'We cannot be radical enough' David Attenborough says the UK must take radical action to meet its climate change targets, but politicians must make efforts to keep the public on s...
16:48, 07/09/2019

Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads A federal court judge said the Health and Human Services Department had overreached its regulatory authority in trying to force drugmakers to disclos...
02:16, 07/09/2019

Meet Poppy Northcutt, the Woman Who Helped Bring the Apollo 11 Astronauts Home Safely The boundary broken by the Apollo 11 astronauts, when they became the first humans to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969, is one of the most famous in...
02:00, 07/09/2019

Pathways to a low-carbon China Fulfilling the ultimate goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, if not 1.5 C — will...
01:48, 07/09/2019

National Archives confirm Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights safe after D.C. flooding Dangerous flash floods have rocked the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, but the nation's founding documents are safe, according to The National Archi...
01:00, 07/09/2019

Mysterious X-37B military space plane caught on camera Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plan...
23:32, 07/08/2019

Mysterious carnivorous dinosaur likely walked on a single toe Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million-years-ago in modern-day Brazil with an almost unheard-of characteristi...
23:32, 07/08/2019

Shark swallowed whole during rare deep-sea feeding frenzy off South Carolina coast, video shows Researchers exploring the depths of the ocean off the coast of South Carolina recorded a rare sight last month when they stumbled upon a shark feedin...
23:32, 07/08/2019

Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens on...
22:16, 07/08/2019

Micro ring resonator has highest quality factor to date Researchers at MIT and Singapore University of Technology (SUTD) have demonstrated a micro ring resonator made of amorphous silicon carbide with the ...
22:16, 07/08/2019

Cleaning up China's dirty air would give solar energy a huge boost Air pollution from human activities in China has decreased the potential output of solar panels by 13 per cent between 1960 and 2015, resulting in lo...
19:48, 07/08/2019

Watch Snowball the cockatoo show off the 14 dance moves he's invented Snowball the cockatoo can not only dance in time to music, he's also invented a range of dance moves and can even combine moves like foot lifts and h...
19:48, 07/08/2019

Aid in Dying Soon Will be Available to More Americans. Few Will Choose It. By October, more than one in five U.S. adults will be able to obtain lethal prescriptions if terminally ill. But for those who try, obstacles remain....
17:48, 07/08/2019

Bobcat, raccoon briefly escape New Mexico zoo after vandals cut open enclosures, police say New Mexico police are searching for vandals who cut locks and fencing on enclosures at a zoo over the weekend, allowing four animals, including a bob...
17:32, 07/08/2019

Watch firefighters save great horned owl trapped in fishing line Rescue workers used a fire truck to save a great horned owl that had become entangled in a fishing line at Harriman Lake Park in Jefferson County, Co...
17:32, 07/08/2019

Secret chamber in King Tut’s tomb could hide Queen Nefertiti One of Egypt's greatest mysteries could be solved as scientists think they have located the final resting place of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefert...
17:32, 07/08/2019

Pompeii ruins 'hiding 10 unexploded WW2 bombs,' archaeologists warn At least 10 unexploded bombs dropped by the Allies during World War II are believed to be near the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists warn, according t...
17:32, 07/08/2019

TIME Launches Space Newsletter Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 On July 12, TIME is launching a new weekly space newsletter, to be published each Friday, analyzing space exploration, spaceflight, and the aerospace...
16:16, 07/08/2019

Most Americans Say Returning to the Moon Shouldn’t Be a Space Program Priority Most Americans don’t think returning to the moon should be a top priority for the country’s space program, a recent poll found, despite t...
15:00, 07/08/2019

California’s Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the ‘Big One’ RIDGECREST, Calif. — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists...
14:32, 07/08/2019

US may dump over 1.5 tons of rat poison on Farallon Islands to halt invasive rodents A U.S. government agency is proposing the deployment of 1.5 tons of rat poison to limit the spread of an invasive rodent problem in the Farallon Isla...
01:48, 07/08/2019

British man says he caught record-breaking 232-pound carp fish in Thailand A British man reeled in a 232-pound carp fish in Thailand last month — a reportedly record-breaking size believed to be the world's largest caught ca...
17:16, 07/07/2019

Actress who allegedly caught endangered clams on TV show could face prison time: reports An actress from South Korea could face prison time in Thailand for allegedly catching endangered clams during the filming of a TV show, according to ...
20:00, 07/06/2019

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon, and Its First Great Geologist Had the Apollo program stopped after July 21, 1969, another astronaut says, its lunar samples would have been enough to reshape knowledge of the sola...
12:48, 07/06/2019

As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move The United States spends more on helping people rebuild after disasters than preventing problems. Nashville is leading an effort to change that by he...
10:18, 07/06/2019

Miners looking for gemstones find ancient sea monster instead Miners digging for gemstones found something entirely different last month; rather than uncovering the shiny and iridescent gemstone known as ammolit...
05:16, 07/06/2019

King Tut bust that Egypt claims was 'stolen' sells for $6 million A controversial 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of boy pharaoh King Tutankhamun has been sold for nearly $6 million at auction in the U.K., despite pr...
05:16, 07/06/2019

Mysterious 'Earthquake mountain' swallowed up by ocean, NASA images show Zalzala Koh may be out of sight for now, but that does not mean it is completely gone. In 2019, hints of the island persist in Landsat imagery. As re...
05:16, 07/06/2019

Heatwave and Wildfires in Alaska as Temperatures Hit 90 Degrees On Independence Day It’s about 80 degrees inside Brian Brettschneider’s Anchorage, Alaska home, but he can’t open up his windows. Smoke is drifting int...
03:00, 07/06/2019

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge...
17:32, 07/05/2019

Nerve surgery helps people with paralysis control their hands and arms People with quadriplegia can feed themselves and brush their teeth thanks to nerve surgery – and doctors say it’s time to make the surgery more widel...
14:16, 07/05/2019

Climate mistake reveals Earth warmed more than we thought last century Early weather stations only covered 20 per cent of the globe, causing them to underestimate how much our greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the cli...
13:32, 07/05/2019

UK roadsides could become burial grounds as graveyards are filling up Bodies could start to be buried alongside main roads in the UK, as graveyards and cemeteries are running out of room, suggests a former direct of pub...
13:32, 07/05/2019

Fly off to Mars at Kennedy Space Center’s Astronaut Training Experience As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, Florida’s Kennedy Space Center has opened up its Ast...
23:48, 07/04/2019

Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change The world could support nearly 1 billion hectares of extra forest, covering the size of the United States and giving us 20 more years to tackle clima...
22:32, 07/04/2019

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says (WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And ther...
22:32, 07/04/2019

Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Ju...
22:00, 07/04/2019

Revolutionary War diary sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the Continental Army A remarkable Revolutionary War diary written by a Massachusetts corporal sheds light on Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to join the C...
22:00, 07/04/2019

Your boss could use your smartwatch to check your productivity levels AI can predict people’s performance levels at work based on data from their electronic devices. However, there are concerns about how the tech could ...
15:32, 07/04/2019

Is organic food better for you? Here's the truth about the benefits Claims about the health benefits of organic foods are often linked to their higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants. Is organic food really better...
15:32, 07/04/2019

Beverage Companies Embrace Recycling, Until It Costs Them They have pledged to help fix U.S. recycling, but for decades the companies have fought against “bottle bills,” which result in more bottles and cans...
11:32, 07/04/2019

3rd mysterious deep-space flash traced to host galaxy Astronomers just pinpointed the source galaxy of another fast radio burst (FRB), suggesting that these brief and bizarre cosmic blasts may not remain...
11:32, 07/04/2019

UK’s National Trust to sell off fossil fuel investments worth £45m The National Trust, a UK conservation charity, will sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies including BP, Shell and Total over the next thr...
03:32, 07/04/2019

Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more tha...
00:00, 07/04/2019

Robert Levine, Who Studied Kindness, Identity and Time, Dies at 73 His social experiments explored how people around the world spend time, whether kindness varies by city and what compels us to buy things we may not ...
00:00, 07/04/2019

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output In any conventional silicon-based solar cell, there is an absolute limit on overall efficiency, based partly on the fact that each photon of light ca...
23:00, 07/03/2019

Making wireless communication more energy efficient Omer Tanovic, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joined the Laboratory for Information and Decision Sy...
23:00, 07/03/2019

The Moon Sits for Its Portrait A trailblazing exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum explores our fascination with the moon, from the first time Galileo trained his telescope on it ...
20:48, 07/03/2019

Known unknowns: How to communicate certainly in an uncertain world From the speed of global warming to the likelihood of developing cancer, we must grasp uncertainty to understand the world. Here’s how to know your u...
20:16, 07/03/2019

We could breed climate-friendly cows that belch less methane Livestock are responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions but it turns out that we could breed cows with gut bacteria that produ...
20:16, 07/03/2019

Ancient DNA reveals that Jews' biblical rivals were from Greece Genetic sequencing of bones and teeth from ten Philistines who lived in what is now Israel 3200 years ago suggests a surge of migration from the Aege...
20:16, 07/03/2019

We could store data inside the molecules that power our metabolism The small molecules we use during metabolism form the basis of a new way to store digital information – and it could be more stable than electronic m...
20:16, 07/03/2019

Modern forensics solves Stone Age murder mystery after 33,000 years A forensic analysis of a 33,000-year-old skull finds a clear explanation for the mysterious pattern of fractures preserved in the bone: it was murder...
20:16, 07/03/2019

Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life as more evidence emerges The possibility that Saturn's moon Enceladus could support life has strengthened after researchers determined its ocean is likely 1 billion years old...
18:16, 07/03/2019

A solar panel that unfolds in sunlight could power spacecraft Special polymers that expand when heated allow a solar panel to unfurl when it’s exposed to sunlight, which could be useful for solar-powered spacecr...
14:48, 07/03/2019

Rare total solar eclipse darkens sun over Chile, Argentina The world’s first total solar eclipse since 2017 darkened the heavens over Chile and Argentina, as tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped sky...
04:00, 07/03/2019

The Zika Virus Is Still a Threat. Here’s What Experts Know. The mosquito-transmitted virus, which can cause severe birth defects, faded after 2016, but it’s still circulating and has now spread to other countr...
21:48, 07/02/2019

What You Need to Know About the Zika Virus and Travel The virus has been out of the headlines, but that doesn’t mean it is gone. The World Health Organization just updated its guidelines for travelers to...
21:48, 07/02/2019

Birthplace of England's '9-day queen,' Jane Grey, discovered under park Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the foundations of the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey — a relative of King Henry VIII and Queen of Englan...
21:32, 07/02/2019

Arctic fox goes on epic 2,000-mile journey from Norway to Canada, leaving scientists stunned A 1-year-old arctic fox trekked more than 2,000 miles – forging across vast expanses of sea ice – from Norway to Canada in just 76 days, setting a ne...
21:32, 07/02/2019

Hungarian parliament passes bill tightening state grip over scientists Hungarian lawmakers passed legislation on Tuesday to tighten state control of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), overrid...
21:00, 07/02/2019

Tiny motor can “walk” to carry out tasks Years ago, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld had an audacious thought. Struck by the fact that all the world’s living things are built out of combinatio...
20:48, 07/02/2019

Chileans and Argentines Ready to View Total Solar Eclipse (LA SERENA, Chile) — Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to cities and towns across northern Chile to stake out spots in one of the worldR...
18:16, 07/02/2019

Nikita Khrushchev’s Son Watched his Father Lose the Space Race. 50 Years After the Moon Landing, He Holds No Grudge Chernobyl was an awfully nice place to be half a century or so ago. Named after the wormwood herb that grew wild there, the town had a modest populat...
17:32, 07/02/2019

With NASA’s Orion Abort-System Test, Americans Just Took a Small (and Very Big) Step Closer to the Moon It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this m...
17:00, 07/02/2019

Apollo 11: 'Most important manual' from Moon landing could be worth $9M British auction house is auctioning off several Apollo 11-related items, including the flight plan used on board and the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Timel...
16:16, 07/02/2019

Getting more heat out of sunlight A newly developed material that is so perfectly transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates much higher...
07:00, 07/02/2019

Was Mexico’s freak summer hail storm due to global warming? The Mexican city of Guadalajara was hit by an unusual storm that left cars buried beneath 2 metres of hail – but we can’t say that climate change is ...
04:16, 07/02/2019

Antarctic sea ice is declining dramatically and we don’t know why Satellite data shows that between 2014 and 2017 sea ice extent in the southern hemisphere suffered unprecedented annual decreases, outpacing Arctic l...
04:16, 07/02/2019

Apollo 11: Former NASA intern bought original Moon landing recordings for $217, could be worth $2M A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that were bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA in...
02:48, 07/02/2019

Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system,...
00:00, 07/02/2019

New species of fly named after 'Game of Thrones' villain Winter may have come and gone for "Game of Thrones" and its infamous character, the Night King, but his legacy is poised to live on — in the form of ...
19:32, 07/01/2019

YouTube anti-vax videos are on the decline but are yet to be wiped out Anti-vaccination views are often spread on YouTube, but new research suggests the site has begun to get a handle on its vaccine disinformation proble...
19:00, 07/01/2019

Interstellar object 'Oumuamua almost definitely not aliens, we think After the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua flew through our solar system in 2017, some researchers speculated it might be an alien ship - it’s very li...
19:00, 07/01/2019

We need to shut power plants early to stay under 1.5°C warming Despite all the talk and target setting, emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy infrastructure will take the world well past the 1.5°...
19:00, 07/01/2019

NASA's $200M space telescope finds alien planet almost the size of Earth, smallest discovered NASA said its new Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite space telescope has discovered its smallest exoplanet so far, an alien world that's roughly 8...
17:16, 07/01/2019

Genealogy Sites Have Helped Identify Suspects. Now They’ve Helped Convict One. A new forensic technique sailed through its first test in court, leading to a guilty verdict. But beyond the courtroom, a battle over privacy is inte...
09:16, 07/01/2019

Officials Warn of Wasp ‘Super Nests’ in Alabama A colony can grow to be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle and can have 15,000 wasps. The last time scientists saw such an unusually high number of enormo...
19:00, 06/30/2019

European heatwave: France hits highest recorded temperature of 45.1°C A heatwave has hit Europe. France has recorded its highest ever temperature at 45.1°C and a wildfire is raging in Spain after a pile of chicken dung ...
23:16, 06/28/2019

Sotheby's to auction rare videotape of Neil Armstrong's first steps on moon A one-time NASA intern who bought a truckload of videotapes to resell them may end up a millionaire next month when Sotheby's auctions what it says i...
22:32, 06/28/2019

Astronomers spotted a car-size asteroid just hours before impact Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report....
21:16, 06/28/2019

Mysterious 'fast radio burst' traced back to its home galaxy for first time ever Three and a half billion years ago, a mysterious object on the edge of a distant galaxy spewed forth an intensely bright, vanishingly brief burst of ...
21:16, 06/28/2019

NASA unveils new mission to fly to Saturn's moon, Titan, which could be home to alien life NASA unveiled the latest mission in its New Frontiers program, exploring Saturn's largest moon, Titan, which could potentially host extraterrestrial ...
19:00, 06/28/2019

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern Earlier this year, a half-dozen students from City Hill Middle School, in Naugatuck, Connecticut, traveled with their science teacher Katrina Spina t...
15:16, 06/28/2019

Impossible Foods boss says we should tax meat to boost veg-based diets Impossible Foods' plant-based burgers will soon be cheaper than beef ones, steaks are coming, and the company will never sell out, says CEO Patrick B...
15:16, 06/28/2019

Remains of Genoa bridge demolished one year after deadly disaster The two remaining towers of Italy’s Morandi bridge have been destroyed with explosives, but the lethal collapse in 2018 still has not been fully expl...
15:16, 06/28/2019

When US pulls overseas abortion funding, abortion rates go up not down Withholding aid from clinics that offer abortion services leads to a rise in terminations – perhaps because the clinics often provide contraception s...
15:16, 06/28/2019

Life on icy alien worlds may resemble creatures under submerged Hawaiian volcano BELLEVUE, Wash. — What do a deep underwater volcano in Hawaii and Saturn's moon have in common? Astrobiologists are hoping the answer to that questio...
12:32, 06/28/2019

NASA Is Sending a Drone-Like Rover to Hunt for Signs of Life on a Promising Moon NASA says it’s sending a drone to explore Saturn’s largest moon. The space agency said Thursday Dragonfly will fly from location to loca...
04:00, 06/28/2019

NASA to send drone to Saturn's moon for clues on human origins NASA plans to send a drone named Dragonfly to Saturn's biggest moon, Titan, the agency said Thursday, announcing the space agency's latest high-profi...
01:32, 06/28/2019

Apollo 11 flight plan and NASA memo discussing Neil Armstrong’s first words on the Moon up for auction A preliminary flight plan and a NASA memo discussing Neil Armstrong’s historic first words on the Moon are among a host of artifacts from the histori...
00:32, 06/28/2019

Fossil of 'super bird,' three times larger than ostrich, discovered Researchers have recently discovered the fossils of one of the largest birds that ever lived, estimating it weighed nearly 1,000 pounds and stood mor...
00:32, 06/28/2019

Humpback whale freed from shark net off Australia coast in difficult rescue, video shows A humpback whale entangled in a shark net off the coast of Australia on Thursday was eventually cut free by a marine rescue team after an hours-long ...
00:32, 06/28/2019

Bird in Florida spotted feeding baby chick cigarette butt: 'Absolutely disheartening' A mother bird at a beach in Florida was spotted feeding her baby chick a cigarette butt, prompting one woman to remind beachgoers this summer to clea...
00:32, 06/28/2019

Ancient crocodile cousins evolved vegetarianism at least three times During the dinosaur era, many crocodile-like reptiles ate plants rather than guzzling meat – suggesting it was once a common lifestyle for crocodiles...
22:32, 06/27/2019

Miniature brains grown in the lab have human-like neural activity Neurons in lab-grown ‘mini brains’ can be coaxed into communicating with each other, which might help in disease research – while also raising ethica...
22:32, 06/27/2019

Our brains replay experiences when we rest to help us make decisions When we rest, neurons fire to replay recent experiences – and doing so seems to improve our ability to use those experiences to make future decisions...
22:32, 06/27/2019

New kind of light is a vortex beam that twists faster as it moves A laser beam can be twisted and move like a vortex, and for the first time researchers have made one that has different twists along the length of th...
22:32, 06/27/2019

We jump to conclusions even when it pays to wait for the facts We give up collecting data more quickly when information fits what we want to be true, even if this leaves us worse off - but there are ways to impro...
22:32, 06/27/2019

Mystery radio waves from space tracked to a surprising home galaxy For the second time, astronomers have tracked a strange blast of radio waves from space to its host galaxy – and it is strangely different from the f...
22:32, 06/27/2019

UN report warns coming 'climate apartheid' will split Earth between 'those who escape' and 'those who will suffer' A particularly dire report from the United Nations Human Rights Council has upped the ante in the fight against climate change, warning that a "clima...
19:16, 06/27/2019

Massive blobs of 'fire ice' lurks beneath the ocean. We know almost nothing about them. There's a giant trove of frozen methane, or "fire ice," locked beneath our ocean's surface. If released, it could trigger tsunamis, landslides and re...
19:16, 06/27/2019

'Lost' Caravaggio painting worth $170M bought before auction — but is it authentic? A previously unknown Caravaggio painting that was found just a few years ago was expected to fetch up to $170 million at auction this week — but it n...
19:16, 06/27/2019

Albino alligators at Florida animal park produce rare batch of 19 eggs Earlier this month, staff members at an animal park in Florida were delighted to learn that an albino alligator “couple” at their facility produced a...
19:16, 06/27/2019

It turns out planes are even worse for the climate than we thought Aeroplane contrails have a larger warming effect than all the CO2 emitted by planes that has accumulated in the atmosphere since the first ever fligh...
14:48, 06/27/2019

Ancient DNA reveals Neanderthal migration and interbreeding DNA from 120,000-year-old bones sheds light on the ancestry of Neanderthals in Europe, revealing a remarkable 80,000 years of genetic continuity, int...
14:16, 06/27/2019

Exclusive: Controversial King Tut statue has sketchy origins. Now Christie's is selling it. As a diplomatic dispute rages between Egypt and the auction house Christie's in London over a sculpture depicting the head of the pharaoh Tutankhamun...
14:00, 06/27/2019

Inside the Weather Wars That May Threaten the Daily Forecast You Depend On Paul Sauer spins his head like a hawk, standing on the roof of the Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia Airport, as jets whine and fume on the tarmac be...
14:00, 06/27/2019

Drag-and-drop data analytics In the Iron Man movies, Tony Stark uses a holographic computer to project 3-D data into thin air, manipulate them with his hands, and find fixes to h...
11:16, 06/27/2019

A new way to make droplets bounce away In many situations, engineers want to minimize the contact of droplets of water or other liquids with surfaces they fall onto. Whether the goal is ke...
11:16, 06/27/2019

How Do You Talk to Children About Climate Change? The key is understanding what climate change is. “A lot of people, when they talk to children, are processing their own anxiety and fears,” a psychol...
11:16, 06/27/2019

Bystander effect: Famous psychology result could be completely wrong A famous result in psychology says that people fail to intervene when they see people in violent situations, but a review of CCTV footage finds that ...
07:16, 06/27/2019

Toronto zoo saves woman bitten by venomous snake in Thailand A Canadian zoo has been credited for saving a woman who was bitten by a Mayalan Pit Viper — a venomous snake native found primarily in Southeast Asia...
03:48, 06/27/2019

NASA to open Moon rock samples sealed for 50 years After announcing the nine teams that were granted the chance to look at the rock samples from the Moon collected nearly 50 years ago in March, NASA i...
03:48, 06/27/2019

Dead sea turtle found with spear through head in Florida national park A dead sea turtle with a spear shaft through its head was recently found floating in the waters of a national park in Florida, authorities said Tuesd...
03:48, 06/27/2019

Specially trained dogs try to save threatened turtle species Conservation groups in the Midwest are taking an unconventional approach to tracking rare and threatened turtles on their lands by using a John Rucke...
03:48, 06/27/2019

Confining cell-killing treatments to tumors Cytokines, small proteins released by immune cells to communicate with each other, have for some time been investigated as a potential cancer treatme...
21:32, 06/26/2019

1,060 Earthquakes Have Hit Southern California in a Month and Hardly Anyone Noticed. Here’s Why More than 1,000 tiny earthquakes have rumbled through an area of Southern California for nearly a month––but few people actually noticed....
20:32, 06/26/2019

How a luxury hotel was built over newly discovered ancient ruins Modern architecture and archaeology don’t typically go hand-in-hand. However, the two mixed in an unprecedented way when ancient ruins were discovere...
18:16, 06/26/2019

Extraterrestrials may spout out toxic gas as a sign of life, researchers suggest As the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life marches on, researchers have suggested no shortage of possible signs to look for, including carbo...
18:16, 06/26/2019

New AI programming language goes beyond deep learning A team of MIT researchers is making it easier for novices to get their feet wet with artificial intelligence, while also helping experts advance the ...
16:48, 06/26/2019

Graves of more than 30 US Marines, sailors from WWII discovered on remote Pacific Island Several graves containing what are likely the remains of more than 30 U.S. Marines and sailors killed during one of the bloodiest battles of World Wa...
14:32, 06/26/2019

For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions Catherine Drennan says nothing in her job thrills her more than the process of discovery. But Drennan, a professor of biology and chemistry, is not r...
14:32, 06/26/2019

Study: Social robots can benefit hospitalized children A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that “social robots” used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more pos...
14:32, 06/26/2019

Translating proteins into music, and back Want to create a brand new type of protein that might have useful properties? No problem. Just hum a few bars. In a surprising marriage of science...
14:32, 06/26/2019

Explorers hunting for mystery city in Honduran rainforest find unknown creatures Scientists exploring an area that's thought to contain an ancient lost city in the Honduras rainforest have discovered a vast ecosystem of rare and e...
12:32, 06/26/2019

U.S. patent agency to review Harvard, MIT's claim to CRISPR technology The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday said it would review whether Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can clai...
06:16, 06/26/2019

Scientists find scurvy in mouth of long-dead, failed crusader king One of the last crusader kings had scurvy when he died, a new forensic analysis finds — contradicting old narratives that he died of plague or dysent...
20:48, 06/25/2019

Why these strange, reclusive arachnids fled underground in evolutionary waves Once upon a time, Western Australia was covered in forests and those forests were filled with sightless, eyeless, tip-tapping critters called schizom...
18:32, 06/25/2019

Mysterious 'bathtub rings' around Titan's lakes could be made of 'alien crystals,' study says Saturn's moon Titan has fascinated scientists as it contains lakes that have similar features to those on Earth and is the only other celestial objec...
18:32, 06/25/2019

Triple-threat 'comet interceptor' could explore an undiscovered space object A new mission will intercept an undiscovered comet en route to Earth's orbit, the first of its kind to observe a pristine interstellar object as it e...
18:32, 06/25/2019

How Martian microbes could survive in the salty puddles of the Red Planet In extraordinarily salty puddles of water resembling ones you might find on Mars, bacteria can survive getting completely dried out, suggesting that ...
18:32, 06/25/2019

Scientists successfully transfer first test tube rhino embryo BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Europe said Tuesday they've successfully transferred a test tube rhino embryo back into a female whose eggs were fertiliz...
18:32, 06/25/2019

Nazi soldiers used performance-enhancing 'super-drug' in World War II, shocking documentary reveals A shocking documentary is shedding new light on just how far the Nazis and Allied soldiers went in an attempt to win World War II — including the use...
18:32, 06/25/2019

Solar farms could be wildlife havens that tackle biodiversity crisis UK’s solar farms could provide habitats and food for wildlife, says a new report – but critics worry that planned larger farms will be less wildlife-...
17:48, 06/25/2019

SpaceX Launched a Massive Rocket With 24 Satellites On Board CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a dee...
16:16, 06/25/2019

NASA to launch a deep-space atomic clock tonight NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy today (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could tr...
06:32, 06/25/2019

Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because gas-measuring satellites were monitoring the sa...
00:16, 06/25/2019

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment When medical devices are implanted in the body, the immune system often attacks them, producing scar tissue around the device. This buildup of tissue...
19:16, 06/24/2019

Chemists discover structure of glucagon fibrils Patients with type 1 diabetes have to regularly inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that helps their cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream....
19:16, 06/24/2019

Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought The Late Heavy Bombardment may have stopped on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to become more favourable to life earlier than previously sug...
18:16, 06/24/2019

Gut bacteria might influence how our brains develop as children Two-year-olds with higher abundances of two particular gut microbes have more activity in brain regions associated with attention and language acquis...
18:16, 06/24/2019

Bizarre clam eats rocks for breakfast Rocks might not sound like a delectable meal to most life-forms, but it's on the menu for a newly identified species of a plump, bizarre-looking clam...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Terrifying images show giant squid the size of a car caught on camera in US waters for first time A giant squid has been caught on camera in U.S. waters for the first time ever by researchers who were looking for creatures living in the "midnight ...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Freezing embryos doesn't boost IVF success rate despite common use People are often advised to freeze embryos and delay implantation so the uterus can recover from drugs taken during egg removal, but there may be few...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Storing sperm in a freezer for a decade hardly affects birth rates Many countries impose time limits on storing frozen sperm, but a sperm bank study has found this may not be necessary as it has little effect on birt...
17:00, 06/24/2019

Our astonishing brain is hard to figure out – and that's fantastic It can seem a Herculean task to establish even basic facts about the human brain, but without its mind-boggling complexity we wouldn't be nearly as a...
16:00, 06/24/2019

Rare giant squid spotted in Gulf of Mexico, 'amazing' video shows Researchers last week captured a huge squid in the Gulf of Mexico as part of rare footage that biologists have described as "the most amazing video y...
16:00, 06/23/2019

AI learns to gamble illogically like humans to predict our behaviour Artificial intelligence trained on human-made gambling decisions has picked up our illogical habits,which could help machines better predict human be...
11:16, 06/23/2019

India's space startups ignite investor interest From companies building palm-sized satellites to those aiming to propel satellites into space using cleaner fuels, a new wave of space technology sta...
09:00, 06/23/2019

Dolphins Are Washing Up Dead at a Disturbing Rate This Year — And Scientists Aren’t Sure Why Nearly 300 dead bottlenose dolphins — three times as many as normal — have washed up along the beaches of the Gulf Coast this year. While...
04:00, 06/22/2019

Scientists Have Recorded A Rare Right Whale Singing For the First Time. It Does Have the Range (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — It’s not America’s Top 40, but it’s a cutting edge song. Federal marine biologists for the first time h...
04:00, 06/22/2019

The problem with buying dinosaurs Dinosaurs are in the news these days, but it’s not always for happy reasons. While paleontologists are making groundbreaking discoveries, their work ...
21:32, 06/21/2019

Europe's oldest mosque may be buried underground in this Visigothic city Archaeologists have detected long-hidden features of a Visigothic city in Spain, including unexplored parts of a palace and a building that may be on...
21:32, 06/21/2019

First-ever beluga-narwhal hybrid found in the Arctic Thirty years ago, an Inuit man in west Greenland subsistence-hunting for whales shot a trio of strange cetaceans with front fins like belugas and tai...
21:32, 06/21/2019

Seals 'sing' 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' and the 'Star Wars' theme in bizarre video Scientists in the U.K. have revealed that gray seals can mimic the sound of human words and songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ and even th...
21:32, 06/21/2019

Google Celebrates the Summer Solstice With a Pastel Doodle It’s officially summer and Google is celebrating with a pastel Doodle. Friday is the start of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, m...
20:48, 06/21/2019

NASA is going back to the moon but most people in the US don't want to Most people in the US don’t support going to the moon or Mars, according to a recent survey, but about half say they’d take a trip to orbit Earth if ...
18:48, 06/21/2019

Scientists reveal skull of beluga-narwhal hybrid through DNA analysis Using DNA analysis of a 30-some-year-old whale skull, scientists were reportedly able to identify the animal as a rare hybrid of a beluga whale and a...
16:16, 06/21/2019

Voracious black holes could feed alien life on rogue worlds Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggest...
16:16, 06/21/2019

Sack-like creatures held seafloor 'dinner parties' 500M years ago More than 540 million years ago, primitive organisms that looked like frilled tulip blooms shared communal meals at underwater "dinner parties," acco...
16:16, 06/21/2019

Meet the Scottish sea worm with eyes on its butt Some people claim to have eyes in the back of their head. Perhaps just as useful, a new marine worm discovered off the coast of Scotland has eyes in ...
16:16, 06/21/2019

“Nanoemulsion” gels offer new way to deliver drugs through the skin MIT chemical engineers have devised a new way to create very tiny droplets of one liquid suspended within another liquid, known as nanoemulsions. Suc...
16:16, 06/21/2019

Artificial intelligence could spot early signs of schizophrenia Years before schizophrenia can be diagnosed by doctors, artificial intelligence may be able to detect early signs of the condition in people's speech...
15:00, 06/21/2019

The Environmental Downside of Cannabis Cultivation Thanks to the legalization of recreational cannabis in 10 states and the District of Columbia, sparking up a joint in these areas is as easy as order...
13:48, 06/21/2019

The hunt for mysterious Planet 9 Astronomers across the globe are searching for an enormous undiscovered world dubbed Planet Nine, which could change everything we think we know abou...
12:16, 06/21/2019

A chemical approach to imaging cells from the inside The following press release was issued today by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A team of researchers at the McGovern Institute and Broad In...
07:16, 06/21/2019

A new way to mix oil and water The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do ...
07:16, 06/21/2019

Secretive startup SpinLaunch gets 1st launch contract for US Military The secretive startup SpinLaunch , which aims to fling satellites into space without a traditional launch pad, has just secured its first launch cont...
01:16, 06/21/2019

California 'Lorax' tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss mysteriously falls A nearly century-old tree with iconic fluffy branches that some say inspired the fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” toppled over in a...
01:16, 06/21/2019

Americans prefer to stop asteroids from hitting Earth over going to the Moon or Mars CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to expl...
01:16, 06/21/2019

Mysterious Nazca Lines reveal their secrets Scientists are shedding new light on the mysterious Nazca Lines etched in the desert of southern Peru, revealing what some of the drawings actually d...
01:16, 06/21/2019

Rare whale near Alaska recorded singing for first time Marine biologists have for the first time recorded the “song” of the rare eastern North Pacific right whale, of which fewer than 30 remain on the pla...
01:16, 06/21/2019

Is Plastic Pollution Depriving Us of Oxygen? The plastic debris floating in the world’s oceans entangles wildlife, kills birds that swallow it mistaking it for food, and seeps into the foo...
21:48, 06/20/2019

U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that debris orbiting the earth must be cleaned up ...
20:00, 06/20/2019

SpaceX is about to launch a sail propelled through space by sunshine The Planetary Society’s LightSail-2 satellite, which uses sails to harness the energy of sunlight, is planned to launch 24 June aboard a SpaceX Falco...
18:00, 06/20/2019

Seals have been trained to sing the Star Wars theme - have a listen Scientists have trained grey seals to copy speech, as well as notes from music including the Star Wars theme and the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Li...
18:00, 06/20/2019

Spotting objects amid clutter A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people ...
14:16, 06/20/2019

US suicide rate at its highest since the end of the second world war Suicide rates in the US are at their highest since the second world war, and a new report shows an increase among Native Americans and Asian or Pacif...
07:32, 06/20/2019

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit foun...
23:48, 06/19/2019

Yazılıkaya: A 3000-year-old Hittite mystery may finally be solved A 3200-year-old sanctuary once described as the Sistine Chapel of Hittite religious art could have acted as a calendar that was centuries ahead of it...
23:00, 06/19/2019

Ancient Celts were partial to beer, mead and imported Greek wines Analysing ancient pots has revealed the drinking habits of Celts in France. Over 2000 years ago they were drinking beer, mead and imported Greek wine...
23:00, 06/19/2019

Spy satellite images reveal Himalaya glacier ice losses have doubled The speed at which glaciers in the Himalayas are losing ice has doubled since the turn of the century, an analysis of declassified spy film has revea...
23:00, 06/19/2019

Cape Cod researchers to track, place video cameras on great white sharks in bid to keep beachgoers safe Researchers on Cape Cod are seeking to keep beachgoers safe this summer with a study on sharks’ hunting and feeding habits following two attacks invo...
22:00, 06/19/2019

Samurai text tells secrets of sword-fighters' 'supernatural powers' A newly translated samurai text called "Twelve Rules of the Sword" reveals the secrets of a sword-fighting school that mastered a technique that seem...
22:00, 06/19/2019

Engineers 3-D print flexible mesh for ankle and knee braces Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual pa...
18:00, 06/19/2019

From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence MIT researchers have devised a novel method to glean more information from images used to train machine-learning models, including those that can ana...
18:00, 06/19/2019

3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation Urban residents hear a lot about public transit fares, but to what extent do transportation costs really affect riders? A group of urban studies rese...
18:00, 06/19/2019

NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station f...
01:00, 06/19/2019

Apollo astronauts celebrate 50 years since first moon landing Three astronauts instrumental in the groundbreaking U.S. space program of the 1960s and 70s gathered at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday to celebrate th...
01:00, 06/19/2019

Seals consciously reduce blood flow to their blubber before diving The dive reflex, in which blood flow to the skin is reduced, was once thought to be an entirely automatic response – but seals have worked out how to...
21:16, 06/18/2019

Stunning photo shows dogs 'walking on water' amid Greenland ice crisis Danish meteorologist Steffen Olsen and his band of sled dogs are walking on thin ice — across a frozen sea that has become flooded with melted glacia...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Four WWI shipwrecks are being sold on eBay for $1M Four German warships that were used and sank during World War One are being put up for sale on the auction website and could fetch $1 million or more...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins reveals unseen photo of Moon landing crew he 'found at the bottom of a box' Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has revealed a previously unseen photo of the famous Moon landing crewmembers that he “found at the bottom of a b...
20:00, 06/18/2019

The plastic we 'recycle' is actually horrible for the environment When you drop your plastic waste into the recycling bin, it most likely makes its way around the world, where it can pose a health and security risk ...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Bone-crushing hyenas lived in Canada's Arctic during the last Ice Age During the last ice age, bone-crushing hyenas stalked the snowy Canadian Arctic, likely satisfying their meat cravings by hunting herds of caribou an...
20:00, 06/18/2019

People with narcolepsy may be more creative because of how they sleep Creativity tests reveal that people with narcolepsy are more inventive, perhaps because they rapidly enter the dream state in which we have unusual e...
20:00, 06/18/2019

Wild theory on Ice Age wolf’s head emerges Scientists are investigating whether a giant, 40,000-year-old wolf’s head found perfectly preserved beneath Siberian permafrost could have been chopp...
16:32, 06/18/2019

Researchers solve mystery of how gas bubbles form in liquid The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water fa...
03:32, 06/18/2019

Dogs evolved a special muscle that lets them make puppy dog eyes It’s their “puppy dog eyes” that really help dogs melt our hearts – now we know they are created by a facial muscle that is lacking in the closely re...
03:16, 06/18/2019

3rd Shark Attack in North Carolina This Month Injures 8-Year-Old Only three shark attacks were reported in the state in all of 2018, according to the International Shark Attack File. But experts say there is often ...
00:00, 06/18/2019

New Mars crater exposes mysterious darker material The Red Planet was hit by an asteroid sometime within the past three years and the resulting crater has exposed a "darker material" underneath Mars' ...
21:32, 06/17/2019

NASA chief says returning astronauts to the Moon could cost $30 billion It was always going to be expensive, but NASA's first cost estimate for the agency's push to land humans on the moon by 2024 is finally here — and it...
21:32, 06/17/2019

NASA atomic clock on SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy will pioneer Mars travel tech NASA has so many spacecraft at Mars that it's a challenge to communicate with them all, but technology being launched later this month could eliminat...
21:32, 06/17/2019

Did Van Gogh shoot himself? Auction of pistol reignites debate. The auction of a pistol said to have been used by the painter Vincent van Gogh to shoot himself has reignited a debate about who actually pulled the ...
21:32, 06/17/2019

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for gover...
21:32, 06/17/2019

Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web Nearly every time you open up a secure Google Chrome browser, a new MIT-developed cryptographic system is helping better protect your data. In a p...
19:48, 06/17/2019

How to detect life on Mars When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn’t think that he’d use the little ...
15:48, 06/17/2019

Our galaxy's central black hole is oddly quiet – now we may know why The supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s centre is relatively calm and peaceful, which may be because magnetic fields keep gas and dust just ou...
15:16, 06/17/2019

Everything you need to know about the hospital food listeria outbreak Two more people are reported to have died after eating contaminated sandwiches at a UK hospital. Here’s everything you need to know about the listeri...
15:16, 06/17/2019

Teaching artificial intelligence to connect senses like vision and touch In Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book "Blind Assassins," she says that “touch comes before sight, before speech. It’s the first language and the ...
13:00, 06/17/2019

A droplet walks into an electric field … When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap bubble in the win...
13:00, 06/17/2019

The musicians helping make climate change a cultural movement Pop stars like Lil Dicky and Grimes are using their music and their huge followings to gain vital coverage of climate change. This rise in social med...
10:48, 06/17/2019

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially availab...
17:32, 06/16/2019

This Town Comes Alive Once a Year, as Thousands of Snakes Mate More than 70,000 snakes slither out of dens to breed each spring at a Manitoba wildlife area, and thousands of people just can’t keep away from the w...
17:00, 06/16/2019

Hundreds of dolphins stranded, wash up dead along US Gulf Coast, officials say Hundreds of dolphins have washed up dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast in recent months — an event so strange it's been deemed an "unusual mortality even...
15:32, 06/16/2019

How to make the perfect crêpe according to fluid dynamics It’s hard to make crêpe batter spread evenly before it cooks, but an analysis of the physics involved says a tilt and swirl of the pan gives the perf...
14:48, 06/15/2019

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have...
00:16, 06/15/2019

Apollo 11: Smithsonian showcases stunning Moon landing artifacts On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped from the Eagle Lunar Module and made his “one giant leap for mankind.” To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...
22:16, 06/14/2019

Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, scientists warn Climate change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called g...
21:48, 06/14/2019

50 years after Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong's sons describe the day their dad walked on the Moon On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s sons Mark and Rick were at the family home in Houston watching on TV as their father stepped off the Eagle lunar m...
21:48, 06/14/2019

Harry Reid wants hearings on what the military knows about UFOs: 'They would be surprised how the American public would accept it' Nearly two years after it was reported that the Pentagon set up a secret program to investigate UFOs at the request of former Sen. Majority Leader Ha...
21:48, 06/14/2019

Possible mountain lion sighting in Minnesota yard prompts warning from officials: ​'Stay aware, everyone!' Officials in Elk River, Minn., issued a warning this week after one resident's home security camera captured an image of what is believed to be a cou...
21:48, 06/14/2019

Breaks in the perfect symmetry of the universe could be a window into completely new physics The bible of particle physics is dying for an upgrade. And physicists may have just the thing: Some particles and forces might look in the mirror and...
21:48, 06/14/2019

New ‘window into the planet’ installed in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’ Scientists can now access data from within Mount Everest's so-called death zone — the highest part of the mountain that sits over 26,000 feet above s...
21:48, 06/14/2019

Arctic permafrost is going through a rapid meltdown — 70 years early In the Canadian Arctic, layers of permafrost that scientists expected to remain frozen for at least 70 years have already begun thawing. The once-fro...
21:48, 06/14/2019

High-tech vertical farming is on the rise – but is it any greener? Online supermarket Ocado is investing £17 million in vertical farming in the UK. The approach uses no pesticides, but it can still have a hefty carbo...
18:48, 06/14/2019

UK could use hydrogen instead of natural gas – if it can make enough The UK can safely switch to using hydrogen for heating, power and manufacturing, but doing so will require a 10-fold production increase, says a new ...
16:00, 06/14/2019

We may be witnessing the birth of an exomoon around a distant world A planet 369 light years away appears to be surrounded by a disc of dust the like of which we’ve never seen before. It may eventually turn into rings...
16:00, 06/14/2019

India plans to launch own space station: space agency India will look to create its own space station following the completion of the country's first manned mission into space in 2022, its space agency c...
11:16, 06/14/2019

New York town learned to live with rattlesnakes A sparse, rattlesnake rich landscape in northeastern New York state where property owners have encountered the large population of snakes in the most...
01:32, 06/14/2019

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Assembly Bans Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, would join California and a handful of other states in revoking religious ex...
00:32, 06/14/2019

Mysterious, gaping holes in Antarctic ice explained Enormous holes in the Antarctic winter ice pack have popped up sporadically since the 1970s, but the reason for their formation has been largely myst...
00:16, 06/14/2019

People smoked pot to get high 2,500 years ago, study says Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cann...
00:16, 06/14/2019

At least 60 ice seals reported dead in Alaska, officials say The discovery of at least 60 dead ice seals that have been found along Alaska's west coast in recent months is baffling federal biologists, who said ...
14:32, 06/13/2019

How we tune out distractions Imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out the phone conversation of the person sitting next to you on the bus whi...
07:16, 06/13/2019

An escape route for carbon As many of us may recall from grade school science class, the Earth’s carbon cycle goes something like this: As plants take up carbon dioxide and con...
07:16, 06/13/2019

Using gene editing, neuroscientists develop a new model for autism Using the genome-editing system CRISPR, researchers at MIT and in China have engineered macaque monkeys to express a gene mutation linked to autism a...
07:16, 06/13/2019

How Star Trek’s warp drives touch on one of physics' biggest mysteries Star Trek’s light speed engines may not be possible in our universe, but we are learning more about the particles that fuel them, says Chanda Prescod...
23:32, 06/12/2019

End the scandalous male data bias that determines women's health We know that men and women respond differently to drugs, yet data bias is still affecting women's health, says Invisible Women book author Caroline C...
23:32, 06/12/2019

Another team has used 'jumping genes' to upgrade CRISPR gene editing Two research teams have developed new kinds of CRISPR based on jumping genes. The techniques could make it much easier to insert pieces of DNA into g...
23:32, 06/12/2019

Prehistoric shocker: Baby pterosaurs could fly at birth, study finds A new study published on Wednesday reveals that pterosaurs — flying reptiles that lived during the age of dinosaurs — had the ability to fly right at...
23:16, 06/12/2019

Great white shark off California coast delays sheriff’s office's water training Officials with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Rosa, Calif., were forced to delay a water training in Bodega Bay due to the presence of a...
23:16, 06/12/2019

High times in ancient China revealed in funerary cannabis discovery Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 50...
22:16, 06/12/2019

India sets sights on Moon, unveils spacecraft for historic mission India plans to join an exclusive group of countries that have successfully landed on the Moon following the launch of its Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft ne...
18:48, 06/12/2019

God 'does not play dice with the universe,' Einstein writes in letter up for auction Letters from renowned physicist Albert Einstein have become hot properties for auction houses recently. Christie's has the latest batch, in which Ein...
17:16, 06/12/2019

Hungarian scientists mull legal action over government controls The head of Hungary's oldest scientific institute said it was considering taking legal action to challenge government moves to take more control over...
16:48, 06/12/2019

India set to launch second lunar mission; land rover on the moon India said on Wednesday it will launch its second lunar mission in mid-July, as it moves to consolidate its status as a leader in space technology by...
16:48, 06/12/2019

New gene-editing system precisely inserts large DNA sequences into cellular DNA The following press release was issued yesterday by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. A team led by researchers from Broad Institute of MIT an...
16:32, 06/12/2019

Severed head of a giant 40,000-year-old wolf discovered in Russia Last summer, a Russian man was strolling along the shore of the local Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia when he came upon a grisly sight: the severed head...
14:00, 06/12/2019

Artificial Scottish islands are thousands of years older than thought Ancient inhabitants of Scotland built islands in the country’s lochs, with most thought to be about 2800 years old – but several actually date back 5...
13:48, 06/12/2019

Bronze Age British settlement burned down a year after being built The burned remains of a late Bronze age settlement in England capture a slice of Bronze Age life, but the settlement had only just been built before ...
13:48, 06/12/2019

Severed head of 30,000-year-old wolf found intact in Siberia A severed head of a wolf estimated to have died between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago was discovered by a local man near the Tirekhtyakh River in Easte...
09:16, 06/12/2019

Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns The regulator, who sits on a powerful government panel that oversees major financial markets, likened global warming risks to the 2008 mortgage crisi...
01:16, 06/12/2019

Rocket firm Relativity signs lease with NASA for new robotic 3D printing factory Relativity Space, a venture-backed rocket maker, said on Tuesday it will lease space from NASA in Mississippi, where its gigantic 3D printers will pr...
01:00, 06/12/2019

Extraterrestrial life could be scarcer than first thought, study says The search for extraterrestrial life has fascinated humanity for generations, with all sorts of theories about where it could exist, if it exists at ...
00:16, 06/12/2019

Why Trump's tweet about (not) going to the Moon is a problem for space exploration Just one month after proclaiming his administration's mission to go back to the moon before going to on to Mars, President Donald Trump seemed to com...
00:16, 06/12/2019

Scientists take first-ever image of a faint swirling ring of hydrogen around our galaxy's black hole Astronomers, for the first time, have snapped an image of a cool, gassy ring swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy....
00:16, 06/12/2019

Taking a city’s pulse with moveable sensors Suppose you have 10 taxis in Manhattan. What portion of the borough’s streets do they cover in a typical day? Before we answer that, let’s examine...
00:16, 06/12/2019

Crisp packets made of a new material could be much easier to recycle Crisp packets are currently hard to recycle, but a new material made of extremely thin sheets of plastic could make them more environmentally friendl...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Cloud gaming may be great for gamers but bad for energy consumption Cloud gaming services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are hot topics at the gaming show E3, but a switch to streaming games could have huge r...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Inside the audacious mission to map every microbe in Australia Billions of viruses, bacteria, and other tiny organisms live in Australia. A bold project hopes to use DNA sequencing to identify all of them – can i...
23:00, 06/11/2019

Algorithm tells robots where nearby humans are headed In 2018, researchers at MIT and the auto manufacturer BMW were testing ways in which humans and robots might work in close proximity to assemble car ...
12:32, 06/11/2019

Hydrogen has a dirty secret – let's not think it's always a green fuel Produced the right way, hydrogen can be a cleaner, greener alternative to fossil fuels powering our transport and elsewhere. But too often that's not...
22:16, 06/10/2019

How your body processes food is only partially down to your genes Everyone processes food differently — even identical twins. A study found just half of our response to glucose and 20 per cent of our response to fat...
22:16, 06/10/2019

Humans have driven nearly 600 plant species to extinction since 1750s Plants have been hard hit by human activity over the past 250 years, with Hawaii alone losing 79 species. Other extinction hotspots include Brazil an...
22:16, 06/10/2019

Private astronauts could spend a month in space under new NASA plan As part of its new plan to encourage commercial use of the International Space Station , NASA is opening the orbiting facility to up to two private a...
21:00, 06/10/2019

Seagull steals lobster roll out of Maine tourist’s hand in epic photo A woman visiting Maine to try her first-ever lobster roll on Friday learned that even the best-laid plans often go awry after a sly seagull swiped th...
21:00, 06/10/2019

Fossil of ‘real-life Loch Ness Monster’ found in Antarctica was the biggest sea dinosaur ever Fossil hunters have pieced together the remains of an enormous sea creature which is being labeled a real-life Loch Ness monster. Researchers have un...
21:00, 06/10/2019

‘Zombie snake’ found in North Carolina can 'play dead,' officials say A snake that plays opossum? The eastern hognose snake is famous for flipping over on its back and playing dead, the North Carolina State Parks and Re...
21:00, 06/10/2019

Ancient asteroid crater found off the coast of Scotland The spot where an ancient asteroid hit the United Kingdom some 1.2 billion years ago has been tracked to a location under the sea between mainland Sc...
21:00, 06/10/2019

A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them. In a long-sought victory for the F.D.A., a federal judge said officials have the authority to regulate stem-cell treatments made from patients’ own f...
20:48, 06/10/2019

London Zoo Defends Return of Late-Night Parties Among the Animals Activists say the mix of alcohol and music at the event, which is intended to bring visitors closer to the wildlife and raise conservation funds, is ...
18:16, 06/10/2019

Experiments reveal the physics of evaporation It’s a process so fundamental to everyday life — in everything from your morning coffeemaker to the huge power plant that provides its electricity — ...
16:16, 06/10/2019

Ocado sows $22 million 'vertical farming' seed to diversify Britain's Ocado is plowing 17 million pounds ($22 million) into the emerging "vertical farming" industry, further diversifying the online grocer and ...
13:16, 06/10/2019

Canada makes a claim to the North Pole The mystique of the North Pole, at the very top of the world, has long driven explorers to risk their lives in the Arctic — while those of us not so ...
11:32, 06/10/2019

Getting the oil out of water Oil and water are famously reluctant to mix fully together. But separating them completely — for example, when cleaning up an oil spill or purifying ...
06:32, 06/10/2019

3D-printed replica heads are being used to help treat cancer patients Radiotherapists are using 3D printed replica heads of their patients to practice performing cancer treatments and work out any kinks before doing the...
11:00, 06/09/2019

Trump sends surprising tweet, says NASA 'should not be talking about going to the Moon' NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, includi...
07:16, 06/08/2019

NASA Opens International Space Station to Private Visitors, With a Hefty Price Tag Private space travel will begin as early as 2020, but for a hefty price. NASA announced Friday that it would open the International Space Station to ...
02:00, 06/08/2019

Got $50 million for a vacation? NASA to open space station to private citizens NASA will allow private citizens to stay at the International Space Station (ISS) for month-long getaways at a cost of about $35,000 per night, the U...
01:16, 06/08/2019

Solar eclipse frenzy fuels astronomical tourism in Chile The total solar eclipse expected in northern Chile early next month is already drawing flocks of visitors eager to glimpse a rare view of the phenome...
01:16, 06/08/2019