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Teens today spend more time on digital media, less time reading
PHYS.ORG If you can't remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you're not alone. In recent years, less than 20... 10 minutes
The Most Dangerous Space Weapons Ever
LIVE SCIENCE Since Sputnik 1 launched in 1957, nations have been racing to gain a military advantage in space — the ultimate "high ground." Check out the top 10 space weapon concepts from over the years. 10 minutes
Pseudo-Satellite Drone Flies for 25 Days Straight, Sets Endurance Record
LIVE SCIENCE The Zephyr drone could be used for military reconnaissance and wildfire monitoring, among other activities. 10 minutes
Scientists identify enzyme that could accelerate biofuel production
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology report on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. 29 minutes
Medical News Today: What are some tips for instant migraine relief?
MNT Many people experience intense forms of headache known as migraine. There are many potential natural remedies for migraines, including diet changes, yoga, and stress reduction. Other... 28 minutes
WATCH: How much should parents pressure picky eaters?
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new study that found pressuring picky-eating children to eat certain foods doesn't always help them to grow or overcome their pickiness. 12 minutes
Medical News Today: Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
MNT VIDEO The soleus is a calf muscle that is essential for a variety of daily activities, such as standing, running, and balancing. In this article, learn about... 1 hour
New Hubble Image Reveals 15,000 Galaxies Deep in Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have assembled one of the most comprehensive portraits yet of the Universe’s evolutionary history. The Hubble Deep... 48 minutes
BOOST-3 clinical trial aims to improve outcomes for severe TBI patients
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 2.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Severe TBI contributes... 2 hours
New research center aims to improve health outcomes for people with physical disabilities
NEWS MEDICAL Nationally, 1 in 5 adults lives with a disability. But knowing what it's like for those 53 million people to age -;... 3 hours
Mother tongue versus father tongue—a new study reconciles the two hypotheses
PHYS.ORG Does the mother or father have a stronger influence on their children's language? The mother tongue hypothesis suggests that language usage follows matrilineal inheritance. The father... 29 minutes
Strawberries could mitigate colonic inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL Inflammatory bowel disease is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications and surgery. But now researchers report that a simple dietary intervention could mitigate colonic inflammation and improve gut... 40 minutes
Researchers strengthen DNA nanostructures to help them survive harsh environments
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a way to strengthen DNA nanostructures for improved survival under harsh environmental conditions. In their... 56 minutes
Scientists make leap in simulating quantum particles
PHYS.ORG New quantum theory research, led by academics at the University of St Andrews' School of Physics, could transform the way scientists predict how quantum particles behave. 56 minutes
Ghostly antineutrinos could help ferret out nuclear tests
SCIENCE-NEWS Antineutrino detectors could one day help reveal stealthy nuclear blasts. 2 hours
Medical News Today: Strawberries may reduce gut inflammation
MNT According to a recent study, less than one cup of strawberries per day could reduce the distressing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. 1 hour
Medical News Today: How long does it take to heal a pulled quad?
MNT The quadriceps, or quads, are a group of four muscles in the thigh. It is relatively uncommon to pull a quad, but... 1 hour
Red Planet Survival Ain't Easy in 'Surviving Mars' Game
SPACE.COM Mark Watney, who struggled to stay alive in "The Martian" film, was right: It is really, really hard to survive on the Red Planet. 2 hours
Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she treats newborns in a high-tech neonatal intensive care unit with sophisticated equipment whirring and beeping.... 3 hours
On This Day in Space! Aug. 20, 1977: Voyager 2 Launches to the Outer Planets
SPACE.COM On Aug. 20, 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 2 spacecraft on a mission to explore the outer planets.... 2 hours
NASA Planetary Science Program Remains on Track, Report Finds
SPACE.COM NASA has met or exceeded many of the goals set by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the 2013-2022 planetary decadal survey, according to a new midterm... 2 hours
The man who sold America on vitamin D — and profited in the process
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Michael Holick's enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described as extreme. 2 hours
Elevated LDL cholesterol levels linked to higher risk of CVD death in young, healthy people
NEWS MEDICAL Young, healthy people may still face a lifetime risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they cannot... 2 hours
Strawberries may reduce gut inflammation
MNT According to a recent study, less than one cup of strawberries per day could reduce the distressing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. 1 hour
Vaping may modify DNA
NEWS MEDICAL The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called "vaping," are unknown. Today, researchers report that vaping may modify the... 2 hours
This Tiny Galaxy Is Home to a Weirdly Large Supermassive Black Hole
SPACE.COM Astronomers spotted a huge black hole in the center of a very small galaxy, which could help scientists better understand how these kinds of... 2 hours
Why Are Pregnant Women Told To Sleep On Their Left Side?
LIVE SCIENCE Doctors have a very good reason for this recommendation. 2 hours
Here's What Happens When You Flush Contact Lenses Down the Toilet (and Why You Shouldn't)
LIVE SCIENCE Contact lenses don't last forever, so what do you do with yours when it's time to discard them? 2 hours
Researchers create the world’s first artificial retina
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have developed an ultrathin artificial retina that could provide a superior alternative to the visual implants currently available to the blind. 18 minutes
Saliva could modify dietary choices
NEWS MEDICAL Saliva is crucial for tasting and digesting food, but scientists have now found that it may have another, more subtle role. 18 minutes
New drug shows potential to prevent painful side effect of therapy
NEWS MEDICAL About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent... 18 minutes
E-cigarettes can damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer, say researchers
NEWS MEDICAL The chemicals present in e-cigarettes can alter DNA in oral cells and increase the risk of cancer, according a new study. 18 minutes
Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation
NPR Americans forfeited about 200 million days of paid vacation leave last year. And many U.S. workers now take... 4 hours
Next-gen insect repellents to combat mosquito-borne diseases
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Nearly 700 million people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases—such as malaria, West Nile, Zika and dengue fever—each year, resulting in more than 1 million deaths. Increasingly, many species of mosquitoes have become resistant to the... 3 hours
Could Saliva Influence What We Like to Eat?
SCI-NEWS.COM Saliva is necessary for digestion. It lubricates the throat to make swallowing easier and contains chemicals that break down food.... 4 hours
galactic mesh Galactic mesh
ESA Space Science Image of the Week: The 3D distribution of the most massive stars in our Galactic neighbourhood, based on the latest data from ESA’s Gaia mission 6 hours
New poll highlights parental worries about teen tattoos
NEWS MEDICAL Seventy-eight percent of parents in a national poll had a clear answer when asked how they would react if their own teen wanted a tattoo: absolutely not. 6 hours
Saliva could influence taste preferences
PHYS.ORG Saliva is crucial for tasting and digesting food, but scientists have now found that it may have another, more subtle role. Salivary proteins could be part of a feedback loop that influences how food tastes to people—and by... 3 hours
Study unravels cellular and molecular mechanisms behind dermal condensate formation
NEWS MEDICAL Hair growth is regulated by a small cluster of hair-specific fibroblasts, the dermal papilla. But exactly how dermal papilla forms has remained elusive until now. 5 hours
Science Says: Hotter weather turbocharges US West wildfires
PHYS.ORG As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. 6 hours
Harbour Biomed and Kelun-Biotech collaborate to develop, commercialize anti-PD-L1 antibody
NEWS MEDICAL Harbour BioMed today announced it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Sichuan Kelun-Biotech Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd. to develop and commercialize A167, an anti-PD-L1 antibody in Phase... 6 hours
Illicit drug use could be higher than previously thought; soars during special events
PHYS.ORG America's drug problem may be even worse than officials realize. And illicit drugs are consumed at a higher rate during celebratory events.... 3 hours
New integrated gene logic-chips could have great value in medical care
NEWS MEDICAL Gene expression is a fundamental of life, where each cell switches on and off specific genes. Thus, an autonomous device that could control the on-off switching... 5 hours
Maple leaf extract could nip skin wrinkles in the bud
PHYS.ORG Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep—and that's a... 3 hours
A new generation of artificial retinas based on 2-D materials
PHYS.ORG Scientists report they have successfully developed and tested the world's first ultrathin artificial retina that could vastly improve on existing implantable visualization technology for the blind. The flexible... 3 hours
Thrombospondin-1 contributes to development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers centered at the University of Tsukuba and Kansai Medical University in Japan reveal matricellular protein Thrombospondin-1 (Thbs1) contributes to the development... 4 hours
Brain tumors trap immune cells needed to fight cancer in the bone marrow, finds research
NEWS MEDICAL Certain brain cancers are associated with low numbers of immune system T-cells circulating in the peripheral blood. Low... 5 hours
Understanding How Antibodies Shape the Gut Microbiome
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Keiichiro Suzuki discusses the importance of IgA in the human body, and his recent research study, which showed that IgA interacts with the gut microbiome and promotes the growth of healthy bacteria. 6 hours
Techniques for reducing sugar content in dairy products show promise
PHYS.ORG Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year (IDFA, 2017). With dairy product popularity comes new demands from consumers for healthier,... 6 hours
GBCA creates model for developing scientist-advocate collaborations in cancer research
NEWS MEDICAL At Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a group of breast cancer advocates say they've created a model for developing productive, successful, and sustainable collaborations between advocates and scientists... 4 hours
Medical News Today: Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you
MNT A new study may have found the 'sweet spot' of carb intake. The researchers point out that both too much... 4 hours
New drug could prevent debilitating side effect of cancer treatment
PHYS.ORG About 50,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed annually with head, neck, nasal and oral cancers. Most are treated with radiation, and of those, 70-80 percent develop a... 4 hours
Understanding urban issues through credit cards
PHYS.ORG Digital traces from credit card and mobile phone usage can be used to map urban lifestyles and understand human mobility, according to a report led by UCL, MIT and UC Berkeley. 4 hours
Passive smoking exposure among kids greatly increases COPD risk late in life
NEWS MEDICAL According to the latest research adults who do not smoke are at a greater risk of dying of serious lung disorders if they grew... 8 hours
Study reveals how socioeconomic status affects racial, ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival
NEWS MEDICAL A new study provides insights into the degree to which socioeconomic status explains racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival. 6 hours
Type 2 diabetes on the rise among youngsters
NEWS MEDICAL According to a new study, more and more young people are being treated for Type 2 diabetes and this is cause for alarm. 8 hours
Areas with high density of alcohol outlets have more hospital admission rates
NEWS MEDICAL Areas with a high density of alcohol outlets have higher drink-related hospital admission rates, a new study from the University of Sheffield has found. 8 hours
Infection rates of high risk oral HPV in England found to be lower than expected
NEWS MEDICAL Infection rates of high risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) oral infection in England are lower than expected, compared to... 8 hours
Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment
NEWS MEDICAL Nearly 45 million Americans use soft disposable contact lenses and after use flush them down the toilet. Researchers at the Arizona State University have requested people not to... 8 hours
Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement
MIT Results are among the strongest evidence yet for “spooky action at a distance.” 9 hours
Researchers review various options to reduce sugar in dairy products
NEWS MEDICAL Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year. With dairy product popularity comes new demands from consumers for healthier, low-calorie products... 6 hours
Novel system can pinpoint ingestible implants inside the body using wireless signals
NEWS MEDICAL Medical processes like imaging often require cutting someone open or making them swallow huge tubes with cameras on them. But what if could get... 6 hours
Biological engineers discover new antibiotic candidates
MIT Screen of human proteins reveals some with antimicrobial power. 9 hours
A "GPS for inside your body"
MIT CSAIL wireless system suggests future where doctors could implant sensors to track tumors or even dispense drugs. 9 hours
Common antidepressant restores significant degree of lost plasticity to aging brain cells in mice
NEWS MEDICAL A new study provides fresh evidence that the decline in the capacity of brain cells to change, called "plasticity," rather... 6 hours
New assay may help improve both sarcoma diagnosis and treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Sarcomas are rare tumors that are often misdiagnosed. Specific recurrent chromosomal rearrangements, known as translocations, can serve as essential diagnostic markers and are found in about 20 percent... 7 hours
Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons
MIT Neural plasticity and arbor growth decline with age, study in mice shows. 9 hours
Scientists examine effects of consuming high-protein milk at breakfast on blood glucose levels, satiety
NEWS MEDICAL A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study... 7 hours
nasa spacex agree on plans for crew launch day operations NASA, SpaceX Agree on Plans for Crew Launch Day Operations
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX are finalizing plans for launch day operations as they prepare... 18 hours
india aims to send its first manned mission to space by 2022 India Aims to Send Its First Manned Mission to Space by 2022
ASTRO WATCH India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled on Wednesday, August 15, an ambitious plan to send first Indian to space by 2022. The announcement was... 17 hours
Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy
PHYS.ORG Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people. 16 hours
Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease
SCIENCE DAILY The life-threatening bacteria MRSA can cripple a medical facility since it is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics, instead using light... 17 hours
A paper battery powered by bacteria
SCIENCE DAILY In remote areas of the world, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in these areas often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. Today,... 17 hours
Fresh 6.9-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island (Update)
PHYS.ORG Multiple earthquakes—including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor—struck Indonesia's Lombok on Sunday, sending fresh panic coursing through the already battered island. 16 hours
Elon Musk says cutting back on work hours isn't an option
PHYS.ORG Arianna Huffington is calling on Elon Musk to adopt a healthier work-life balance, but the Tesla CEO says that's not an option. 16 hours
Medical News Today: Soleus strains and calf injuries: What to know
Next-gen insect repellents to combat mosquito-borne diseases
This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento
The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the U.S. to get serious about recycling at home
From pine cones to an adaptive shading system
Virtual reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool
NASA water vapor data shows a 'patchy' Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto
A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces
Here’s what robots could learn from fire ants
Why X-rays could become a lot more personal
Why X-rays could become a lot more personal
Oort clouds around other stars should be visible in the cosmic microwave background
Oort clouds around other stars should be visible in the cosmic microwave background
Donald Trump's Space Force plans analysed by a sci-fi expert
Bio-based plastics can reduce waste, but only if we invest in both making and getting rid of them