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Weird wave found in Venus’ wind-whipped atmosphere
SCIENCE-NEWS A 10,000-kilometer-long gravity wave arched across the upper atmosphere of Venus. The feature may have been the largest of its kind in the solar system. 13 minutes
Coastal waters were an oxygen oasis 2.3 billion years ago
SCIENCE-NEWS Coastal waters contained enough oxygen to support complex life-forms including some animals hundreds of millions of years before fossils of such life first appear. 2 hours
Petrified tree rings tell ancient tale of sun’s behavior
SCIENCE-NEWS The 11-year cycle of solar activity may have been around for at least 290 million years, ancient tree rings suggest. 11 hours
Here's how earwax might clean ears
SCIENCE-NEWS Science seeks inspiration in earwax for dreams of self-cleaning machinery. 4 days
New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteries
SCIENCE-NEWS To stifle battery fires, scientists create component with heat-release flame retardant. 4 days
Though complex, new peanut allergy guidelines are based on science
SCIENCE-NEWS Unlike some past recommendations, new guidelines state that introducing babies to peanut-containing foods early is generally OK, with certain caveats. 4 days
Promise and perils of marijuana deserve more scientific scrutiny
SCIENCE-NEWS Report outlines medical potential and health dangers of cannabis and its components. 5 days
new molecular knot is most complex yet New molecular knot is most complex yet
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO The knot is woven from 192 atoms of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and forms a triple braid with eight crossing points. 5 days
How mice use their brain to hunt
SCIENCE-NEWS Messages from the brain’s amygdala help mice chase and kill prey. 5 days
shimmering soap bubbles have a dark side Shimmering soap bubbles have a dark side
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Merging dark spots are indicators that a bubble is about to burst. 5 days
It takes guts for a sea spider to pump blood
SCIENCE-NEWS Most sea spiders have hearts, but what really gets their blood flowing are gut contractions. 6 days
Pain promoter also acts as pain reliever
SCIENCE-NEWS A pain-sensing protein also regulates activity of pain-relieving opioids. 6 days
Ancient oddball invertebrate finds its place on the tree of life
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient marine invertebrates called hyoliths may be more closely related to modern horseshoe worms than mollusks, a fossil analysis finds. 6 days
The moon is still old
SCIENCE-NEWS New analysis of moon rocks points to our satellite forming about 4.51 billion years ago, roughly 60 million years after the start of the solar system. 6 days
Readers weigh in on dinos, dark matter and more
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient bird calls, the search for dark matter and more in reader feedback. 6 days
Mapping the future of continents and batteries
SCIENCE-NEWS Editor in chief Eva Emerson discusses how science provides new perspectives on the past and the future. 6 days
Retracted result on network equivalence reinstated
SCIENCE-NEWS Graph isomorphism result still stands, despite error. 6 days
evidence falls into place for once and future supercontinents Evidence falls into place for once and future supercontinents
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Shifting landmasses have repeatedly reshaped Earth’s surface. Researchers piecing together the past are now picturing a new supercontinent, due in 250 million years. 6 days
Milky Way’s black hole may hurl galactic spitballs our way
SCIENCE-NEWS Gas blobs formed in the wake of stars shredded by the black hole in the center of the galaxy could pass within several hundred light-years of Earth on... 1 week
Dark matter still missing
SCIENCE-NEWS The XENON100 experiment found no evidence of an annually varying dark matter signal. 1 week
Earliest galaxies got the green light
SCIENCE-NEWS Galaxies in the early universe might have emitted lots of green light, powered by large populations of stars much hotter than most found today. 1 week
Better batteries charge forward
SCIENCE-NEWS Next-generation batteries must hold more energy for longer periods at low cost. Several contenders may achieve some of these elusive goals. 1 week
Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf nears breaking point
SCIENCE-NEWS A fast-growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf could soon break off a 5,000-square-kilometer hunk of ice into the ocean. 1 week
New form of hydrogen created
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists have created negatively charged clusters of hydrogen for the first time. 1 week
Many tiny moons came together to form moon, simulations suggest
SCIENCE-NEWS Earth’s moon formed from mini-moons generated by a series of medium to large impacts, rather than from one colossal collision, researchers propose 1 week
‘Time Travel’ tours a fascinating fiction
SCIENCE-NEWS James Gleick’s entertaining book Time Travel focuses more on fantasy than real science. 1 week
‘Furry Logic’ showcases how animals exploit physics
SCIENCE-NEWS "Furry Logic" explores how animals rely on the laws of physics in pursuit of food, sex and survival. 1 week
unusually loose skin helps hagfish survive shark attacks Unusually loose skin helps hagfish survive shark attacks
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Hagfish skin that easily slips and slides can be a lifesaver in crises such as shark attacks. 2 weeks
Debate heats up over claims that hot water sometimes freezes faster than cold
SCIENCE-NEWS A team of chemists has a new explanation for the Mpemba effect, while other scientists debate if it is even real. 2 weeks
Some pulsars lose their steady beat
SCIENCE-NEWS Two pulsars spend most of their time switched off, hinting at a large population of part-time pulsars hiding in the Milky Way. 2 weeks
Meat-eating pitcher plants raise deathtraps to an art
SCIENCE-NEWS The carnivorous California pitcher plant ensnares its dinner using a medley of techniques. 2 weeks
Hunter-gatherers were possibly first to call Tibetan Plateau home
SCIENCE-NEWS Hunter-gatherers may have been Asia’s first year-round, high-altitude settlers. 2 weeks
Tomatillo fossil is oldest nightshade plant
SCIENCE-NEWS Two 52-million-year-old tomatillo fossils in Patagonia push the origin of nightshade plants back millions of years, to the time when dinosaurs roamed. 2 weeks
Facial-processing area of brain keeps growing throughout childhood
SCIENCE-NEWS Contrary to scientists’ expectations, a facial-processing area of the brain grows new tissue during childhood, an MRI study suggests. 2 weeks
Saturn’s 10th moon was the first satellite discovered in the modern space age
SCIENCE-NEWS Fifty years ago, astronomers knew of 10 moons orbiting Saturn. Since then they’ve catalogued a diverse set of 62 satellites, with the... 2 weeks
Warming could disrupt Atlantic Ocean current
SCIENCE-NEWS The Atlantic current that keeps northwestern Europe warm may be less stable under future climate change than previously thought, revised simulations show. 2 weeks
Gotcha: Fast radio burst's home nabbed
SCIENCE-NEWS For the first time, astronomers pinpoint a precise position on the sky for a fast radio burst, revealing that the outburst originated in a galaxy about 2.5 billion light-years away. 2 weeks
Carbon can exceed four-bond limit
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists confirm structure of unusual molecule in which carbon bonds to six other carbon atoms. 2 weeks
These acorn worms have a head for swimming
SCIENCE-NEWS The larvae of one type of acorn worm are basically “swimming heads,” according to new genetic analyses. 2 weeks
National initiative to increase number of faculty from under-represented minorities
Shellfish chemistry combined with polymer to create new biodegradable adhesive
Strictly enforcing the speed limit may make drivers worse
A new twist on fusion power could help bring limitless clean energy
Britain's laser quest for a weapon that really works
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Study finds links between swearing and honesty
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NASA analyzes heavy rainfall over Southern Thailand
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