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The 4th Flavor? Scientists Close in on a New Kind of Neutrino
SPACE.COM The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin. 39 minutes
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a Cave in China
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belonged to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a China Cave
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belong to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
Rare 1,000-Year-Old Amulet with Arabic Blessing Found in Jerusalem
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists discovered a 1,000-year-old clay amulet about the size of a dime at one of the oldest historical sites in Jerusalem. The tiny amulet belonged to a man named Kareem... 9 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a place... 10 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better... 12 hours
In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has endeavoured to further explore the mouth of one of the earliest occurring and least understood groups of crocodilians, the shartegosuchids. 15 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
PHYS.ORG Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China—a place where no... 15 hours
In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles
PHYS.ORG The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal kingdom. However, this apex predator of today and its modus of... 16 hours
The 4th Flavor? Scientists Close in on a New Kind of Neutrino
LIVE SCIENCE The history behind the discovery is a fascinating tale with twist and turns that would make Agatha Christie's head spin. 19 hours
The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists aren’t sure what’s killing the oldest African baobabs, nine of which have lost big chunks or died in the last 13 years. 19 hours
Proposed CAESAR mission to return a sample from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
PHYS.ORG A proposed space mission known as the Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR) could expand the knowledge of the origin and history of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. If selected... 20 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
PHYS.ORG Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used... 21 hours
Bite Marks on East Coast Dinosaur Bones Illuminate Ancient Coastal Ecosystem
SCI-NEWS.COM One might expect a dig site in some far-off desert when thinking of a... 22 hours
proposed caesar mission to return a sample from comet 67p churyumov gerasimenko Proposed CAESAR Mission to Return a Sample from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
ASTRO WATCH A proposed space mission known as Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR), could greatly improve our... 1 day
True origin of ancient turquoise
SCIENCE DAILY New research overturns more than a century of claims that the source of turquoise used and revered by ancient civilizations in Mexico, such as the Aztecs, came from the Southwestern US Geochemical analyses show the origin of the... 3 days
Americans have been lighting up for more than 3000 years, ancient pipe reveals
Science Magazine Nicotine-laced pipe is the earliest evidence for tobacco smoking in North America 3 days
Top stories: Florida’s HIV problem, ancient skull surgery, and corrections to a flawed diet study
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This Tick's Worst Day Ever Frozen in Time for 100 Million Years
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient tick's worst day ever was preserved for eternity. 4 days
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CERN VIDEO Civil works have begun on the ATLAS and CMS sites to build new underground structures for... 4 days
Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle
PHYS.ORG The mystery behind the skull of an ancient man discovered in the eroding coastline of a remote Southern California island has been laid to rest along with the bones unearthed by researchers. 4 days
Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener
PHYS.ORG Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and... 4 days
There's a Historic Dust Storm on Mars — and It's Nothing Like 'The Martian'
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Black + white = Not white: Understanding how multiracial individuals are categorized
PHYS.ORG How you perceive someone who is multiracial matters. Historically, the answer to that question for someone who was black-white multiracial had repercussions for who... 5 days
Ancient mammal ancestor found and identified in China
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has identified a new ancient mammal ancestor recently found in a part of China. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the... 5 days
New studies on fat cell filling, history of biochemistry, and ketogenic diet
NEWS MEDICAL There's more than one type of fat cell. Besides the white fat that stores triglycerides in lipid droplets in preparation for lean times later,... 5 days
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
SCIENCE DAILY Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. 5 days
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
PHYS.ORG Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. The finding— discovered by a team of international researchers led by the... 6 days
New research unveils true origin of ancient turquoise
PHYS.ORG New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient civilizations in Mesoamerica, the vast region that extends... 6 days
New study suggests surprising wrinkle in history of West Antarctic Ice Sheet
PHYS.ORG Scientists generally have believed that since the end of the last Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has... 6 days
Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions
SCIENCE DAILY During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed... 6 days
Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Egypt says archaeologists have unearthed 3,500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in the Eastern Desert. 6 days
Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions
PHYS.ORG During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed... 6 days
Geologic history of Ayeyawady River delta mapped for the first time
PHYS.ORG The Ayeyawady River delta in Myanmar is home to millions of people, and is a hub of agricultural activity. Unlike other large rivers across the world,... 6 days
NASA flies large unmanned aircraft in public airspace without chase plane for first time
PHYS.ORG NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission... 6 days
Research provides insights on World War II naval battle site
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides precise geographic information for the preservation, long-term research, and future use of a historically important World War II battle site on the seafloor off... 6 days
Research provides insights on World War II naval battle site
PHYS.ORG The remains of World War II naval battle sites can be found under water, but most have not yet been subject to archaeological investigation. A new International Journal... 6 days
Medical News Today: Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
By the skin of their teeth—DNA traces reveal what kind of pigs lived in Bronze Age Hallstatt
PHYS.ORG Salt has been mined at Hallstatt since the Bronze Age, including for the preservation... 7 days
3,000-Year-Old Geoglyphs May Depict the Heavens
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient people would have entered the sprawling stone structures through doorways. 7 days
Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
SCIENCE DAILY Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace -- so fast that scientists... 1 week
Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
PHYS.ORG Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace—so fast that scientists aren't entirely... 1 week
Discovery of the oldest mammal in Brazil pays tribute to David Bowie
SCIENCE DAILY Brasilestes stardusti lived around 70 million years ago and was named after Ziggy Stardust, the singer's iconic persona. Description was based on a fossilized... 1 week
'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study
PHYS.ORG Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees—a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks—have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday. 1 week
'First Man': Step-by-'Small Step' Review of Neil Armstrong Film Trailer
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Study: Honeybees Understand Concept of Zero
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Ancient Easter Islanders Used Rope and Ramps to Put Massive Stone Hats on Moai
SCI-NEWS.COM The ancient people of Easter Island, Chile, were... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Dark matter and dark energy may... 1 week
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Touring Baikonur: The Town Behind the Famed Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
SPACE.COM The remote Kazakhstan town of Baikonur is a powerhouse of Russian space history.— Here are some of the major space-related monuments around the town. 1 week
First Trailer for 'First Man' Launches Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong
SPACE.COM Universal Pictures has released the first look at "First Man.". Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong as he faced "one of the most dangerous missions in history,"... 1 week
Remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons
SCIENCE DAILY A neurorehabilitation expert who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons. 1 week
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Scientists develop new model to predict a patient's risk for adverse events after hospital discharge
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Flu season was one of the deadliest for children
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New Horizons Spacecraft Wakes Up to Prepare for Historic Flyby of Distant Object
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'Jurassic park' made a dinosaur-sized leap forward in computer-generated animation on screen, 25 years ago
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'Monstrous' new Russian saber-tooth fossils clarify early evolution of mammal lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils representing two new species of saber-toothed prehistoric predators have been described. These new species improve the scientists' understanding of an important interval in the early... 2 weeks
Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate
SCIENCE DAILY The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated -- was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published in... 2 weeks
Researchers identify oldest bubonic plague genome
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Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life
PHYS.ORG It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for... 2 weeks
'Monstrous' new Russian saber-tooth fossils clarify early evolution of mammal lineage
PHYS.ORG Fossils representing two new species of saber-toothed prehistoric predators have been described by researchers from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, USA) and the... 2 weeks
Curiosity Finds Organic Molecules in Ancient Rocks, Seasonal Methane Releases on Mars
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has detected organic molecules in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks at the base of the Murray formation at Pahrump Hills, Gale crater,... 2 weeks
A brief history of agriculture
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Parker Solar Probe will transport more than 1 million names to the sun
PHYS.ORG When the Parker Solar Probe lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this summer on its historic journey to... 2 weeks
Dark inflation opens up a gravitational window on the first moments after the Big Bang
PHYS.ORG Dark matter and dark energy may have driven inflation, the exponential expansion of the universe moments after the... 2 weeks
Rescuing historic climate data in the East Asian region
PHYS.ORG An international team from the U.K., China, Japan and the U.S. has addressed the challenges of recovering, collating, digitizing and working with long-term instrumental weather observations in in the East... 2 weeks
Oldest bubonic plague genome decoded
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has analyzed two 3,800-year-old Y. pestis genomes that suggest a Bronze Age origin for bubonic plague. The strain identified by the... 2 weeks
Synthetic cannabis use may increase risk of heart attack and stroke
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Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate
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South African fossils rewrite early history of life on land
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils of two amphibians that lived within the Antarctic circle 360 million years... 2 weeks
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Ancient Earth froze over in a geologic instant
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'Apollo Redux' Tour to Use Historic Mission Control Consoles to Inspire Students
SPACE.COM A $650K NASA grant is funding the return of historic mission control consoles to inspire a new generation of engineers, scientists and explorers. 2 weeks
US Postal Service Offers Passport to Travel Through Space History in Stamps
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NASA Reveals Logo for 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Missions
SPACE.COM NASA has taken a small step to celebrate its history and promote its “next giant leap.” 2 weeks
NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars
PHYS.ORG NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere... 2 weeks
NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars
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Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient 'Building Blocks for Life' on Mars
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NASA rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars
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Jurassic diet: Why our knowledge of what ancient pterosaurs ate might be wrong
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Curiosity finds that Mars’ methane changes with the seasons
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Study of Google search histories reveals relationship between anti-Muslim and pro-ISIS sentiment in U.S.
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A Face from the Bible May Appear in This Tiny Sculpture
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World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor
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Late Pleistocene human mandibles from the Niah Caves may hint at ancient diets
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Neutron tomography: Insights into the interior of teeth, root balls, batteries, and fuel cells
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