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8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 hour
Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there. more
How Is Decaf Coffee Made?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 hour
Getting caffeine out of coffee is an intensive process. more
Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert. more
On This Day in Space! April 21, 1997: 1st Space Funeral Launches on 'Founders Flight'  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
On April 21, 1997, the cremated remains of 24 people were launched into space in the first-ever space... more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
Medical News Today: Increased muscle power may prolong life  MNT · 3 hours
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. more
When anxiety happens as early as preschool, treatments can help  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 hours
Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety. more
Medical News Today: MS: High-strength MRI may predict disease progression  MNT · 5 hours
New research suggests that a powerful MRI scanner may help predict the progression of multiple sclerosis by analyzing cortical lesions on the brain. more
Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information. more
The ethical gold rush: Gilded age for guilt-free jewellery  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Forget how many carats—how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewellers are ensuring they use responsibly sourced, eco-friendly or recycled... more
Australia orders urgent review after spate of dingo attacks  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Australia on Sunday ordered a urgent review into the management of dingoes on a popular tourist island after a spate of attacks by the wild dogs this year. more
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 13 hours
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
A Washington state lawmaker has raised the ire of nurses by commenting in a speech on the Senate floor that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards on their... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Tesla plans to cut its board of directors from 11 to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will allow the board to... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has a Solid Inner Core  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed... more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA... more
China draws up tighter rules on human gene and embryo trials: Xinhua  REUTERS · 24 hours
China's top legislature will consider tougher rules on research involving human genes and embryos, the first such move since a Chinese scientist sparked controversy... more
Why Do Our Fingernails Keep Growing Until the Day We Die?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
You may give them little thought beyond when to trim them or which nail color to apply. But the humble nail laid the groundwork for our... more
China to Enhance International Space Cooperation  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
China will promote aerospace development, strengthen international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said an... more
Medical News Today: More evidence that being active extends life  MNT · 1 day
A recent study concluded that 'regardless of age, sex, or starting fitness level,' increased physical activity of any type reduces overall mortality risk. more
On This Day in Space! April 20, 2016: Moon Doesn't Turn Green, Despite Internet Rumors  SPACE.COM · 1 day
On April 20, 2016, the moon did not turn green, despite a viral internet meme. See how it... more
These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image. more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 1 day
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Ransomware 'hero' pleads guilty to US hacking charges  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A British computer security researcher once hailed as a "hero" for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware to attack the banking system said Friday he pleaded guilty... more
Panel to review approval of Boeing 737 Max flight controls  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. more
Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. more
New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed  ABC NEWS · 1 day
New attack on Ebola center in Congo, local official says; militia member is killed more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: My first 48 hours with hearing aids  MNT · 1 day
I'm not even 30 years old, and I need hearing aids. The discovery was a shock, but just 48 hours in and... more
Ground station startup Leaf Space plans capital raise  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
Jesus Wasn't the Only Man to Be Crucified. Here's the History Behind This Brutal Practice.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The most famous crucifixion in the world took place when, according to the New Testament, Jesus was put... more
High performance solid-state sodium-ion battery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Solid-state sodium-ion batteries are far safer than conventional lithium-ion batteries, which pose a risk of fire and explosions, but their performance has been too weak to offset the safety advantages. Researchers have now reported developing an organic cathode... more
Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Physicists have developed an amazingly simple device that allows heat to flow temporarily from a cold to a warm object without an external power supply. Intriguingly, the process initially appears to contradict the fundamental... more
Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
Lethal Listeria Outbreak: Why Is This Bug So Dangerous?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
One person has died in connection with a Listeria outbreak tied to sliced deli meats and cheeses. Why is this bacterium so dangerous? more
How Did a Neck Crack Leave a Woman Partially Paralyzed?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
For a young woman in the U.K., an accidental neck crack had a devastating outcome. more
Report: FTC considering oversight of Facebook's Zuckerberg  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. more
Honda slows Accord, Civic production as buyers shift to SUVs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Honda is slowing production of Accord and Civic cars as U.S. buyers continue to favor SUVs and trucks. more
A universal framework combining genome annotation and undergraduate education  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As genome sequencing becomes cheaper and faster, resulting in an exponential increase in data, the need for efficiency in predicting gene function is growing, as is the need to train... more
Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil... more
US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal... more
Russia to Develop New Modular Spacesuit for Cosmonauts  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise plans to start developing a new modular spacesuit for cosmonauts in 2019 after signing... more
FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug  ABC NEWS · 2 days
US regulators have approved the 1st generic nasal spray version of the overdose reversing drug Narcan more
SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30. more
Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the... more
Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers have discovered the dolphins actually... more
On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform... more
New method to detect off-target effects of CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Since the CRISPR genome editing technology was invented in 2012, it has shown great promise to treat a number of intractable diseases. However, scientists have struggled to identify potential off-target effects in... more
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is... more
Room temperature polariton lasing in quantum heterostructure nanocavities  Science Magazine · 2 days
Ultralow-threshold coherent light emitters can be achieved through lasing from exciton-polariton condensates, but this generally requires sophisticated device structures and cryogenic temperatures. Polaritonic nanolasers operating at room temperature lie on the crucial... more
Climbing-inspired twining electrodes using shape memory for peripheral nerve stimulation and recording  Science Magazine · 2 days
Peripheral neuromodulation has been widely used throughout clinical practices and basic neuroscience research. However, the mechanical and geometrical mismatches at current electrode-nerve interfaces and... more
Dual-gradient enabled ultrafast biomimetic snapping of hydrogel materials  Science Magazine · 2 days
The design of materials that can mimic the complex yet fast actuation phenomena in nature is important but challenging. Herein, we present a new paradigm for designing responsive hydrogel sheets that can... more
A polyaromatic receptor with high androgen affinity  Science Magazine · 2 days
Biological receptors distinguish and bind steroid sex hormones, e.g., androgen-, progestogen-, and estrogen-type hormones, with high selectivity. To date, artificial molecular receptors have been unable to discriminate between these classes of biosubstrates. Here, we... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity
Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
Video: Is it really 'dry clean only'?
New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
Robots that can sort recycling
Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
New study helps decode the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves