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Asteroids could have delivered water to the early Earth
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Shooting mineral pellets at a simulated planet suggests an impact wouldn’t have boiled all of an asteroid’s water away. 17 minutes
Spooky quantum entanglement goes big in new experiments
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists entangled the motions of two jiggling devices that are visible with a magnifying glass or even the naked eye — if you have keen vision. 58 minutes
Clues to an Iron Age massacre lie in what the assailants left behind
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient Scandinavian massacre may reflect power struggles after Rome’s fall. 8 hours
The first penis-scrotum transplant is the latest to go beyond lifesaving
SCIENCE-NEWS Advances that give patients new faces, hands and more aim to improve quality of life 20 hours
Private web browsing doesn’t mean no one is watching
SCIENCE-NEWS Many people misunderstand what private web browsing actually is. Web browsers’ explanations don’t help. 23 hours
Genetically modified plant may boost supply of a powerful malaria drug
SCIENCE-NEWS Using a DNA study and genetic engineering, researchers tripled the amount of an antimalarial compound naturally produced by sweet wormwood plants. 24 hours
Though often forgotten, the placenta has a huge role in baby’s health
SCIENCE-NEWS Recent research in mice suggests that a lot of early problems in the embryo may actually have roots in the placenta. 1 day
Uranus smells like rotten eggs
SCIENCE-NEWS Planetary scientists detected hydrogen sulfide in Uranus’ upper clouds — the same compound that gives rotten eggs their terrible smell. 2 days
Young galaxies are flat, but old ones are more blobby
SCIENCE-NEWS A survey of hundreds of star systems precisely links the shape of a galaxy to the ages of its stars. 2 days
Informed wisdom trumps rigid rules when it comes to medical evidence
SCIENCE-NEWS Narrative reviews of medical evidence offer benefits that the supposedly superior systematic approach can’t. 2 days
Cicadas on different schedules can hybridize
SCIENCE-NEWS A new genetic study suggests that cicadas that emerge every 17 years have swapped genetic material with those that emerge every 13 years. 5 days
Closing the gender gap in some science fields may take over 100 years
SCIENCE-NEWS In some STEM fields, the gender gap won’t disappear for decades or even centuries, a new study suggests. 5 days
Heat waves are roasting reefs, but some corals may be resilient
SCIENCE-NEWS The latest research on coral reefs clarifies the devastation of heat waves and looks at how coral might be able to adapt to warming waters. 5 days
Celebrity names now mark places on Pluto’s moon Charon
SCIENCE-NEWS Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, now has 12 new names for its topological features. 5 days
Larger spleens may help ‘sea nomads’ stay underwater longer
SCIENCE-NEWS The Bajau people of Southeast Asia have a gene variant associated with larger spleens, boosting their oxygen while breath-hold diving, researchers say. 6 days
Rising CO2 levels might not be as good for plants as we thought
SCIENCE-NEWS A 20-year experiment spots a reversal in the way two kinds of plants take up extra carbon from the atmosphere. 6 days
Male fruit flies enjoy ejaculation
SCIENCE-NEWS Red light exposure made some genetically engineered fruit flies ejaculate, spurring a surge of a brain reward compound — and less desire for booze. 6 days
A hole in an ancient cow’s skull could have been surgery practice
SCIENCE-NEWS Before performing skull operations on people, ancient surgeons may have rehearsed on cows. 6 days
This plastic-gobbling enzyme just got an upgrade
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists tweaked a bacterial enzyme and made it more efficient in breaking down plastics found in polyester and plastic bottles. 6 days
NASA’s TESS spacecraft launches to begin its exoplanet search
SCIENCE-NEWS After reaching its orbit in about two months, the telescope will start scanning nearby stars telltale dips in light that signal a passing planet. 7 days
How ravens caused a LIGO data glitch
SCIENCE-NEWS Ravens pecking at frosty pipes caused a glitch in gravitational wave data. 7 days
This meteorite’s diamonds hint that it was born in a lost planet
SCIENCE-NEWS Bits of metal nestled inside diamonds suggest the space rock could have formed in a Mars-sized protoplanet in the early solar system. 1 week
Why touch can be such a creepy sensation in VR
SCIENCE-NEWS Touch sensation in VR can go from immersive to unnerving as the feeling gets more realistic, if you can’t see the source. 1 week
Masses of shrimp and krill may play a huge role in mixing oceans
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Hoards of migrating shrimp and krill can cause large-scale turbulence in the ocean, a new study suggests. 1 week
These seals haven’t lost their land ancestors’ hunting ways
SCIENCE-NEWS Clawed pawlike forelimbs help true seals hunt like their land-dwelling ancestors. 1 week
This ancient Maya city may have helped the Snake King dynasty spread
SCIENCE-NEWS A rural hub in an ancient Maya state gets its due with some laser help. 1 week
Here’s why putting a missile defense system in space could be a bad idea
SCIENCE-NEWS Expanding missile defense capabilities could put the world on a slippery slope to space warfare. 1 week
A new plastic film glows to flag food contaminated with dangerous microbes
SCIENCE-NEWS Plastic patches that glow when they touch some types of bacteria could be built into food packaging to reduce the spread of foodborne illness. 1 week
The launch of NASA’s next exoplanet hunter is delayed
SCIENCE-NEWS NASA’s next exoplanet hunter, TESS, launches today to seek planets in 85 percent of the sky. 1 week
Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas
SCIENCE-NEWS Dogs unearthed at sites in Illinois were older than originally thought. 1 week
How to watch NASA’s next exoplanet hunter launch
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO NASA’s next exoplanet hunter, TESS, launches today to seek planets in 85 percent of the sky. 1 week
Lasers squeezed iron to mimic the conditions of exoplanet cores
SCIENCE-NEWS In the first experiment to measure what exoplanets might be like on the inside, scientists hit iron with 176 lasers at once. 1 week
‘Weird Math’ aims to connect numbers and equations to the real world
SCIENCE-NEWS The book Weird Math attempts to make chaos theory, higher dimensions and other concepts more relatable. 1 week
The Facebook data debacle may not change internet behavior
SCIENCE-NEWS In the wake of the Facebook data breach, personal privacy experts say there’s little individuals can do to control their personal information online. 1 week
Cargo ships must cut their emissions in half by 2050
SCIENCE-NEWS A new international agreement places a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from international cargo ships. 2 weeks
Tales of rampant suicide among Custer’s soldiers may be overblown
SCIENCE-NEWS Few of Custer’s men killed themselves in the face of overwhelming Native American numbers at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, skeletal data suggest. 2 weeks
An antiscience political climate is driving scientists to run for office
SCIENCE-NEWS Hoping to inject evidence-based science into policy, more scientists are putting their name on the ballot. 2 weeks
This is how norovirus invades the body
SCIENCE-NEWS Norovirus targets a rare type of gut cell, a study in mice finds. 2 weeks
Sweet potatoes might have arrived in Polynesia long before humans
SCIENCE-NEWS Genetic analysis suggests that sweet potatoes were present in Polynesia over 100,000 years ago, and didn’t need help crossing the Pacific. 2 weeks
Using laser tweezers, chemists nudged two atoms to bond
SCIENCE-NEWS This is the first time researchers have purposefully combined two specific atoms into a molecule. 2 weeks
A key constant’s new measurement hints ‘dark photons’ don't exist
SCIENCE-NEWS New measurement of the fine-structure constant is the most precise yet. 2 weeks
These hummingbirds aim their singing tail feathers to wow mates
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Acoustic cameras reveal how male Costa’s hummingbirds can aim the sound produced by fluttering tail feathers during courtship dives. 2 weeks
With the launch of TESS, NASA will boost its search for exoplanets
SCIENCE-NEWS The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will set the stage for the next chapter of exoplanet exploration. 2 weeks
Colorful moth wings date back to the dinosaur era
SCIENCE-NEWS Microscopic structures that scatter light to give color to the wings of modern butterflies and moths date back almost 200 million years. 2 weeks
Einstein’s general relativity reveals new quirk of Mercury’s orbit
SCIENCE-NEWS A tiny effect of general relativity on Mercury’s orbit has been calculated for the first time. 2 weeks
Asteroids could have delivered water to the early Earth
3-D print electronics and cells printed directly on skin
3-D print electronics and cells printed directly on skin
Beaches are becoming safer for baby sea turtles, but threats await them in the ocean
Spinning high-strength polymer nanofibers
How to reason with flat earthers (it may not help though)
How to reason with flat earthers (it may not help though)
Eavesdropping on the deep—New live streaming audio from a deep-sea hydrophone
What we know (and don't know) about sea level rise
Cracking the catalytic code
Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy—and beyond
Discovery of the neural circuit for fear conditioning of fish
The melodious mouse that sings for sex
Engineers create social media infrastructure for emergency management
If you listen closely, the drumbeats of Amazonian tribes sound like human speech
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