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Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when... more
Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation in a southern African population  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Populations of indigenous people in southern Africa carry a gene that causes lighter skin, and scientists have now identified the rapid evolution... more
3 Questions: MIT goes interstellar with Voyager 2  MIT · 11 hours
MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium. more
You Can Beam a Message to NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby!  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Scientists have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. This work is critical to understanding... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of the University of Extremadura have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations... more
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -... more
Research brings traditional sustainable building material into 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
An international research project aiming to update an ancient, sustainable building material has succeeded in bringing it into line with modern thermal standards. more
ESRF puts its shining light in standby mode, to return brighter in 2020  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
"No beam for a while. Restart in about 20 months." Early this morning, operators of the ESRF Control room turned off the... more
16 of the Most Interesting Ancient Board and Dice Games  LIVE SCIENCE · 20 hours
From the forerunner to backgammon to a Norse strategy game called Viking chess, here's a look at the fascinating games played in our very distant past. more
New book encompasses the vast history of reproduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today. more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
Study upends timeline for Iroquoian history  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America. more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Reproduction, from Hippocrates to IVF  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The first book to take in 3,000 years of baby-making shows how women functioned as "vessels" in early ideas of creation, until the ancient Greeks established theories of "dual contribution—whether two seeds or two souls—that dominated beliefs about... more
Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a 5,000 year old grave outside Falköping, scientists have found the oldest traces of the plague bacterium's DNA in the world. An international research team including archaeologists from the... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Study forces a rethink on population history of Ibiza  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Otago researchers have discovered a rare case of genetic population discontinuity on the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza. Essentially, the original genetic signature of the founding female population, handed down through... more
Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
One-hundred years after the Spanish flu, ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ provide a new look at the global outbreak. more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 5 days
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play  Science Magazine · 5 days
The game of chess is the longest-studied domain in the history of artificial intelligence. The strongest programs are based on a combination... more
New way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
There are only 25 people in the whole of Quebec at the moment who have a rare recessive genetic disease called chronic atrial and intestinal dysrhythmia.... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that... more
Ancient, Unknown Strain of Plague Found in 5,000-Year-Old Tomb in Sweden  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
In a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb in Sweden, researchers have discovered the oldest-known strain of the notorious bacterium Yersinia pestis. more
New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia: Weewarrasaurus pobeni  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Paleontologists in Australia have found a fossil fragment from a new species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately... more
New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America. more
China Preps for Launch of Historic Mission to Moon's Far Side on Friday  SPACE.COM · 5 days
China is getting set to launch the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side. more
New massive sequencing platform implemented for double factor preimplantation genetic testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has managed to implement a massive sequencing... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers. Molecular and microstructural analysis of a... more
Radiocarbon re-dating of contact-era Iroquoian history in northeastern North America  Science Magazine · 6 days
A time frame for late Iroquoian prehistory is firmly established on the basis of the presence/absence of European trade goods and other archeological indicators. However, independent dating evidence... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists from North Carolina... more
Uranium in mine dust could dissolve in human lungs  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New Mexico contains hundreds of historic uranium mines. Although active uranium mining in the state has ceased, rates of cardiovascular and metabolic disease remain high in the population residing close... more
Enhancing our vision of the past  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. more
Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system – already serving users globally – has now provided a historic service to the physics community worldwide, enabling the most accurate measurement ever... more
Ideal marriage partners drive Waorani warriors to war  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In a new study, a team of researchers examined the social composition of raiding parties and their relationship to marriage alliances in an Amazonian tribal society, the Waorani of Ecuador. The Waorani... more
Colombia tropical forest fires spike after 2016 Peace Accords  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according to... more
Enhancing our vision of the past  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Bristol have advanced our understanding of how ancient animals saw the world by combining the study of fossils and genetics. more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
Navigation system in rodents akin to ancient, open ocean direction-finding  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The navigation system used by rodents is similar to that used by Pacific Islanders in finding their way through the open ocean without a compass, a team of... more
Human environmental effects favor cosmopolitan species over local iconic species  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Human habitat modification is favouring the same species everywhere, while unique species are disappearing, finds a study publishing on December 4 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, led... more
African maroon resistance at Hispaniola heavily challenged European conquest  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic—but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of... more
Colombia tropical forest fires spike after 2016 Peace Accords  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according to... more
Hidden History Revealed under Rome’s Archbasilica of St John Lateran  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
The Archbasilica of St John Lateran is the cathedral church in the city of Rome, Italy.... more
Medical News Today: HIV and AIDS: A timeline and history  MNT · 7 days
In this article, learn about how HIV and AIDS came to affect humans and how researchers discovered the virus. We also cover how the public response and treatment... more
Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning... more
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Argentine and Spanish researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America... more
SpaceX Rocket Makes Historic 3rd Launch Into Space with 64 Satellites On Board  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A Falcon 9 rocket with a twice-flown first stage lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base today (Dec. 3), carrying 64... more
Life has a new ingredient  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Our prehistoric Earth, bombarded with asteroids and lightening, rife with bubbling geothermal pools, may not seem hospitable today. But somewhere in the chemical chaos of our early planet, life did form. How? For decades, scientists have created miniature... more
SpaceX Rocket Makes Historic 3rd Launch Into Space with 64 Satellites On Board  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A Falcon 9 rocket with a twice-flown first stage lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base today (Dec. 3), carrying 64... more
900-year-old gold coins found in Israel  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Rare gold coins and a golden earring have been discovered in the ancient Mediterranean port of Caesarea in northern Israel—possibly left and never recovered as Crusaders conquered the area 900 years ago. more
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its first visitor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. more
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The first in-depth look at the genome of a jellyfish -- the moon jelly Aurelia aurita -- shows that early jellyfish recycled existing genes to gain the ability... more
Artificial intelligence for studying the ancient human populations of Patagonia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have used statistical techniques of automatic learning to analyze mobility patterns and technology of the hunter-gatherer groups that inhabited the Southern Cone of America, from the time... more
First jellyfish genome reveals ancient beginnings of complex body plan  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Jellyfish undergo an amazing metamorphosis, from tiny polyps growing on the seafloor to swimming medusae with stinging tentacles. This shape-shifting has served them well, shepherding jellyfish through more... more
Ancient whale from Oregon had neither teeth nor baleen, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study reported in Current Biology on November 29 describes a 33-million-year-old fossil whale named Maiabalaena, which means "mother whale." The ancient whale from Oregon is... more
How Butt Gas, Drugs and Amazing Memories Led to This Weird Turtle Photo  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The ancient cosmologers were right and Galileo was wrong: This turtle's got the whole freaking world on its back. more
Astronomers Trace History of Universe’s Star Formation  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers believe that our Universe began forming the first stars when it was a few hundred million years old. Since then, the... more
Scientists Measure All of the Starlight Ever Produced by the Observable Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, Clemson University scientists have managed to measure all of the starlight... more
Ancient Hominins May Have Lived Alongside Modern Humans in Arabia  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Ancient human relatives lived on the Arabian Peninsula for an astonishingly long time — from about 240,000 to 190,000 years ago — and spread into the heart of... more
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that are hidden in the soil beneath our feet. The results show that this type... more
Historical climate important for soil responses to future climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam, examined how 18 years of drought affect the billions of vital bacteria that... more
US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak... more
X-rays of rocks show their super-fluid past, and reveal mineral deposits vital for batteries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New X-ray technologies reveal some of the incredible processes that took place in Earth's geological history – and should help... more
Facebook Live and Book Giveaway Today! 'Your Place in the Universe' by Paul Sutter  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter, whose new book "Your Place in the Universe" aims to bring the nearly 14-billion-year history of the... more
How facial recognition technology aids police  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Police officers' ability to recognise and locate individuals with a history of committing crime is vital to their work. In fact, it is so important that officers believe possessing it is fundamental to the craft of... more
Study: Women with history of sexual trauma have clear preferences in obstetric care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One in five women in the United States will experience sexual trauma, yet no evidence-based guidelines exist to treat these women during... more
Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, World Health Organization says more
All of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe measured  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, scientists have collaborated to measure all of the starlight ever produced throughout the... more
Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen -- rows of... more
The universe’s star formation history and a powerful new helper for evolution  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
In a fast-changing environment, evolution can be slow—sometimes so slow that an organism dies out before the right mutation comes along. Host Sarah Crespi... more
A gamma-ray determination of the Universes star formation history  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The light emitted by all galaxies over the history of the Universe produces the extragalactic background light (EBL) at ultraviolet, optical, and infrared wavelengths. The EBL is a source of... more
Scientists measure all of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, Clemson University scientists have managed to measure all of the starlight... more
Ancient toothless whale was forerunner of modern cetacean giants  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A prehistoric 15-foot-long (4.5 meters) whale that sucked prey into its mouth represents a key missing puzzle piece... more
Whales lost their teeth before evolving hair-like baleen in their mouths  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rivaling the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs, one of the most extraordinary transformations in the history of life was the evolution of baleen—rows of flexible hair-like... more
Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean - the longest... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
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Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
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