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Maya Underworld: Peek Inside the World's Longest Flooded Cave
LIVE SCIENCE The underwater cave is otherworldy. 18 hours
Researchers find human impact on forest still evident after 500 years
PHYS.ORG Tropical forests span a huge area, harbor a wide diversity of species, and are important to water and nutrient cycling on a planet scale. But in... 20 hours
MSU scientists seek to identify brain mechanisms related to psychosis
NEWS MEDICAL Why do some people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia experience psychosis, a disconnection from reality that can make them believe their actions are being controlled by aliens or... 1 day
Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters
SCIENCE DAILY Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas... 1 day
Researchers explore psychological effects of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY While some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are experiencing high levels of stress, and even depression, based on their perception of the threat of global climate change, researchers found.... 1 day
Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane
PHYS.ORG Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. 2 days
Researchers explore psychological effects of climate change
PHYS.ORG Wildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home. 2 days
Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf
Science Magazine In response to warming climate, methane can be released to Arctic Ocean sediment and waters from thawing subsea permafrost and... 2 days
'First to the Moon' Film Seeks Crowd Funds for Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Release
SPACE.COM A feature-length documentary about the first humans to fly to the moon needs the public's help to be ready in... 2 days
Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only... 2 days
Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network science
PHYS.ORG According to the World Bank, corruption scandals siphon more than $2 trillion per year from the global economy, making corruption one of the major causes of slow economic growth and... 2 days
New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brew
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: 'Buck' barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole... 2 days
Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship
PHYS.ORG For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat—with demand for the birds... 2 days
Pigments in oil paintings linked to artwork degradation
PHYS.ORG Experts have long known that as oil paintings age, soaps can form within the paint, degrading the appearance of the artworks. The process significantly complicates the preservation of oil paintings—and cultural manifestations,... 2 days
Study suggests ways to encourage homeowners to save energy
PHYS.ORG As winter temperatures plummet into the single digits, plenty of homeowners wish they could keep their home energy costs down—and help the environment to boot!—but often fail to take action.... 2 days
Scientists discover possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists has identified the possible cause of a colonial-era epidemic in Mexico. Using new techniques in ancient DNA research, experts from the Max Plank Institute, Harvard... 2 days
Montmaurin-La Niche mandible reveals the complexity of the Neanderthals' origin
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) has just published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE on the Middle... 2 days
New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brew
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. 2 days
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
SCIENCE DAILY Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum's... 2 days
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
PHYS.ORG Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. 3 days
6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic
LIVE SCIENCE Tamiflu can sometimes cause psychosis. You should probably still take it if your doctor prescribes it. 3 days
The Montmaurin-La Niche mandible reveals the complexity of the Neanderthals’ origin
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has examined the Middle Pleistocene Montmaurin-La Niche mandible, which reveals the complexity of the origin of the Neanderthals. 3 days
Wealth may drive preference for short-term relationships
SCIENCE DAILY According to new research by psychologists, resource-rich environments may cause people to favor short-term relationships. 3 days
DNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were related
SCIENCE-NEWS Two ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers had the same mother, but different dads. 3 days
Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional disturbances and increased psychosis... 3 days
Researcher refutes theory regarding the dispersal of humans in Europe
PHYS.ORG In a newly published study in the Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, Senckenberg scientist Professor Dr. Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke, in conjunction with an international team of renowned Stone Age experts,... 3 days
Lamprey genes provide clues to repair spinal cord damage, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that several genes within an ancient species of fish can be used to provide clues in the treatment of spinal cord damage. The... 3 days
Researchers identify possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico
NEWS MEDICAL An international team, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Harvard University and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History, has used... 3 days
Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have used new methods in ancient DNA research to identify Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C, a pathogen that causes enteric fever, in the skeletons of victims of the 1545-1550 cocoliztli epidemic in... 4 days
Tiny dinosaur may have dazzled mates with rainbow ruff and a bony crest
PHYS.ORG Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of the stegosaurus.... 4 days
Possible cause of early colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified
PHYS.ORG An international team, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH), Harvard University and the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has used... 4 days
Mars’ Turbulent Winds Can Make Mountains in Impact Craters
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published in the journal Physical Review E, a duo of fluid dynamics experts proposes a... 4 days
Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line
SCIENCE-NEWS Fancy liquid-sipper mouthparts might have evolved before the great burst of flower evolution 4 days
hubble probes the archeology of our milky way s ancient hub Hubble Probes the Archeology of Our Milky Way's Ancient Hub
ASTRO WATCH For many years, astronomers had a simple view of our Milky Way's central hub, or bulge,... 5 days
Can early symptoms predict bipolar disorder? Evidence shows differing patterns of risk factors
SCIENCE DAILY Two patterns of antecedent or 'prodromal' psychiatric symptoms may help to identify young persons at increased risk of developing bipolar disorder (BD),... 5 days
Hubble Space Telescope Probes Archeology of Milky Way’s Bulge
SCI-NEWS.COM Many disc galaxies, including our own Milky Way Galaxy, have a central concentration of stars called a ‘bulge.’... 7 days
Archeology of our Milky Way's ancient hub
SCIENCE DAILY A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's bulge reveals that our galaxy’s hub is a dynamic environment of variously aged stars zipping around at different speeds. 7 days
Silk Road Travelers' Ancient Knowledge May Have Irrigated Desert
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO More than 1,700 years ago, ancient farmers in China transformed one of Earth's driest deserts into farmland, possibly by using ancient knowledge of irrigation passed along by Silk Road travelers,... 1 week
Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass... 1 week
Hubble probes the archeology of our Milky Way's ancient hub
PHYS.ORG For many years, astronomers had a simple view of our Milky Way's central hub, or bulge, as a quiescent place composed of old stars, the earliest homesteaders of... 1 week
Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the world
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that flowering plants have small cells relative to other major plant groups, made possible by a greatly reduced genome size, and this may explain how... 1 week
Salad-eating sharks, and what happens after quantum computing achieves quantum supremacy
Science Magazine David Grimm—online news editor for Science—talks with Sarah Crespi about two underwater finds: the first sharks shown to survive off of seagrass and what fossilized barnacles... 1 week
Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the world
PHYS.ORG Scientists have found an explanation for how flowering plants became dominant so rapidly in ecosystems across the world—a problem that Charles Darwin called an 'abominable mystery'. In a... 1 week
Mysterious Radio Blasts from a Distant Galaxy Draw Attention of Alien Hunters
SPACE.COM Repeating bursts of radio waves coming from a distant dwarf galaxy probably aren't signals from an extraterrestrial civilization, but that hasn't stopped a group... 1 week
Medical News Today: How does stress make us ill? Study sheds light
MNT Have you ever put your illness down to stress? In a new study, researchers help to explain precisely how psychological stress makes us sick. 1 week
Turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
SCIENCE DAILY The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into... 1 week
Why Are Women Really Accused of Witchcraft?
LIVE SCIENCE Most anthropologists believe that witch labeling has evolved to get people to conform. But new research suggests an alternative explanation. 1 week
New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jam
PHYS.ORG The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As reported in open access... 1 week
Discovering the creation era of ancient paintings at Mogao Grottoes, China
PHYS.ORG Mogao Grottoes is located in the western end of the Hexi Corridor along the ancient Silk Road in Dunhuang, China. From 366 to 1368 AD, a... 1 week
Linking success in some fields to intellectual talent undermines women's interest in them
SCIENCE DAILY Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray 'brilliance' as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity,... 1 week
The Oldest Butterflies on Earth Had No Flowers to Feed On
LIVE SCIENCE Butterflies and moths are so ancient, they lived before the existence of flowers, a new study finds. 1 week
Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmon
SCIENCE DAILY Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, researchers have found. The researchers reached this conclusion after extracting DNA from scores of bone samples -- some... 1 week
Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobility
SCIENCE DAILY Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time... 1 week
'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds
NPR Scientists have discovered the proboscis butterflies use to suck nectar from flowers existed before flowers did. So: What were ancient butterflies using their long, tongue-like suckers for? 1 week
Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobility
PHYS.ORG Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time... 1 week
Family study looks at potential genetic distinctions between bipolar disorder subtypes
NEWS MEDICAL The most common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, stem-at least in part-from different biological causes, according to a new study published in... 1 week
Climate change and sustainable lifestyles
PHYS.ORG Professor Ricardo García-Mira is currently a Member of the Parliament of Spain, and is the Spokesperson of the Commission for the Study of Climate Change. He is a Professor of Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of... 1 week
New book explores the impact of geography on politics, psychology, behavior
PHYS.ORG Understanding geography is fundamental to understanding the world, says Ryan Enos, assistant professor of government and a specialist in American politics. People often classify places or... 1 week
Study highlights importance of detecting childhood abuse in older adults with depression
NEWS MEDICAL Results from an International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study suggest that smaller social networks and feelings of loneliness might be important risk factors for... 1 week
Magic mushrooms substance Psilocybin on trial for treatment of depression
NEWS MEDICAL There are ongoing studies that look at the effect of hallucinogenic psychedelic substance Psilocybin or “magic mushrooms” in the treatment of depression. 1 week
Emperor penguins may shorten record fast by snacking
PHYS.ORG The endurance of emperor penguins, trudging through the perpetual Antarctic night to their breeding colonies, is legendary. Many trek more than 100 km from their ocean feeding grounds to rookeries at inland... 1 week
Linking success in some fields to intellectual talent undermines women's interest in them
PHYS.ORG Due to the cultural stereotypes that portray 'brilliance' as a male trait, messages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity,... 1 week
Hitchhiking barnacles could reveal migration routes of ancient whales
Science Magazine Chemical signatures in fossils show early whales were world travelers 1 week
Neighborhood factors may play role in influencing heart failure risk
NEWS MEDICAL Neighborhood-level socioeconomic factors in low-income areas may significantly predict heart failure risk beyond individual health factors and socioeconomic status, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and... 1 week
Grateful disposition linked to lesser drug use, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL People who feel a sense of gratitude tend to be happier, healthier and better in dealing with stress. Two psychologists from the National University of Singapore conducted a study on... 1 week
Why are women accused of witchcraft? Study in rural China gives clue
PHYS.ORG From medieval witch hunts in Europe to contemporary "witch doctors" in Tanzania, belief in witchcraft has existed across human societies throughout history. Anthropologists have long been... 1 week
Study: Easter Island Had Supportive and Inclusive Community
SCI-NEWS.COM An analysis of so-called pukao — colossal stone hats of monumental statues (moai) on Easter Island — provides evidence contrary... 2 weeks
Scientists sift through lunar dirt for record of early Earth's rocks
PHYS.ORG Hidden in the particles of moon dirt brought back by astronauts more than fifty years ago, secrets of ancient Earth lie in wait. 2 weeks
Weightlessness increases astronauts' body temperature
PHYS.ORG Astronauts float weightlessly in space, and the condition of weightlessness is something many would love to experience. However, in addition to producing both physical and psychological stress, a trip into space affects the core body temperature of astronauts.... 2 weeks
The CSI effect: Watching TV crime shows does not make better criminals
SCIENCE DAILY Psychological study finds no link between exposure to popular forensic science dramas and the ability to conceal a crime / Publication in the International... 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH Astronauts float weightlessly through space, and the condition of weightlessness is something many would love to experience. However, in addition to producing... 2 weeks
Lack of Sleep May Cause Anxiety, Depression, Experts Warn
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a duo of researchers from State University of New York and Binghamton University, sleeping less than... 2 weeks
Big data could bring about workplace utopia—or the office from hell
PHYS.ORG The cost of poor employee well-being for individuals, organisations and society is significant – 25.7m days were lost to work-related ill health during 2016-17, half of... 2 weeks
Cutting-Edge Camera Deciphers Messages Written on Mummy Wrappings
LIVE SCIENCE About 2,000 years ago, ancient Egyptians made homemade wrappings for mummies from "recycled" scraps of paper that people had first used to scribble down shopping lists and personal notes. 2 weeks
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