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Fire crews protect observatory on Southern California peak
PHYS.ORG A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los... 9 minutes
New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim
PHYS.ORG As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains... 9 minutes
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
SCIENCE DAILY Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to... 17 minutes
54-Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Hatchling Reveals Ancient Sun Protection
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of paleontologists from the United States, Sweden, and Japan has retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins... 32 minutes
Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
SCIENCE DAILY A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy,... 50 minutes
Humans Migrated Out of Africa to Escape Drying Climate, New Study Says
SCI-NEWS.COM Ancient humans left Africa to escape a drying climate, about 60,000 years ago — a finding that contradicts previous suggestions that humens were able... 2 hours
Secret Weapon for Space Travelers: A Steady Diet of TV?
SPACE.COM No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species has ever had... 2 hours
Study shows how water could have flowed on 'cold and icy' ancient Mars
PHYS.ORG For scientists trying to understand what ancient Mars might have been like, the red planet sends some mixed signals. Water-carved valleys and... 2 hours
Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty
LIVE SCIENCE Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty. 3 hours
Volcanoes may have triggered riots in ancient Egypt
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Study reshapes understanding of climate change's impact on early societies
PHYS.ORG A new study linking paleoclimatology—the reconstruction of past global climates—with historical analysis by researchers at Yale and other institutions shows a link between environmental stress and its impact... 3 hours
Discovery of new water droplet behavior could create more energy-efficient spray drying of products
PHYS.ORG Even in ancient Greece, philosopher Aristotle tried to sum up all the ways that water can behave. Now, about 2,400... 3 hours
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
PHYS.ORG Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new... 7 hours
400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields. 7 hours
Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone
LIVE SCIENCE Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor. 7 hours
New research shows dinosaur dung fertilizes planet
PHYS.ORG Whether it started with exhibits at the Natural History Museum or fun-terrified screams watching Jurassic Park, humans have always been awestruck by dinosaurs. 8 hours
So Much Drama! Roman Amphitheater Found Under Western Wall Tunnels
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Roman amphitheater — one that hasn't seen the light of day in 1,700 years — beneath Jerusalem's Western Wall Tunnels. But subtle clues... 22 hours
Gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
SCIENCE DAILY A history of gestational diabetes was associated with a modest higher long-term risk of cardiovascular disease in women in a new study, although the absolute rate of cardiovascular disease was low in the study's younger group... 1 day
Israeli Archaeologists Unearth Astonishing Collection of Ancient Seals
SCI-NEWS.COM Archaeologists digging in the City of David, the Old City of Jerusalem, have found dozens of ancient clay seals, also... 1 day
Gravitational Waves Detected from Neutron-Star Crashes: The Discovery Explained
SPACE.COM The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was... 1 day
Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crashes: The Discovery Explained
SPACE.COM The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was made. 1 day
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 1 day
A powerful tool for characterizing and classifying gamma-ray bursts
PHYS.ORG A powerful tool for characterizing and classifying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) to allow their use as tracers of the expansion history of the universe has recently been presented by an international... 1 day
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Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery
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The Story Behind That 2,000-Year-Old Thracian Chariot You Saw on Reddit
LIVE SCIENCE A photo of an ancient Thracian chariot alongside the bones of horses and a dog quickly rose to the top of Reddit. But what's so exciting... 4 days
Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've examined genetic evidence from mitochondrial DNA provide evidence that two groups of indigenous people in Canada, known as the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, brought different matrilines... 4 days
Research on Gomphotherium
PHYS.ORG For a long time, gomphotheres are considered to be the key link in proboscidean evolution. They are deemed as the ancestral stock of the true elephantids surviving now. The origins of stegodontids, rhynchotheres and cuvieroniines are believed to be more... 4 days
DNA Study Finds No Evidence that Ancient Easter Islanders Intermixed with South Americans
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study of ancient DNA appears to rule out... 4 days
California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history
PHYS.ORG The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history. 4 days
Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island's hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived... 5 days
New gene variants reveal the evolution of human skin color
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Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015-2016 El Nino
Science Magazine The 2015–2016 El Niño led to historically high temperatures and low precipitation over the tropics, while the growth rate of atmospheric carbon... 5 days
Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse period
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers adds to the understanding of Earth's historic hyperthermal events to help explain the planet's current warming trend. 5 days
Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?
Science Magazine Study sheds light on the origins of “Tianyuan Man” 5 days
Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries
PHYS.ORG Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating... 5 days
Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
SCIENCE DAILY While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that... 5 days
New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
SCIENCE DAILY For centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a new... 5 days
Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earth
PHYS.ORG While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that... 5 days
Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded... 5 days
Pumas are more social than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History. 5 days
Watch Russia Launch Its Fastest Space Station Cargo Flight Yet on Thursday!
SPACE.COM The Russian space agency Roscosmos is about to make history with its fastest cargo ship flight ever to the International Space Station early Thursday... 6 days
New conservation method empowers indigenous peoples
PHYS.ORG For many in the Western world, the conventional notion of "development," or the idea that societies progress through industrialization and agricultural intensification, goes unquestioned: it provides people with housing, education, jobs, food, and overall stability. Particularly... 6 days
Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years ago
PHYS.ORG To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock—as if a child had scratched a picture of a... 6 days
Daylight Saving Time 2017: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How
LIVE SCIENCE Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about Daylight Saving Time (often misspelled as "savings"), including times, dates, its history and more. 6 days
Combining technology and ancient tracking to save the cheetah
PHYS.ORG A life scientist from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society is investigating whether technology can be combined with the ancient tracking skills of Namibian hunter-gatherers to help save... 6 days
Large ancient flightless birds from Australia, Europe and North America found to be related
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Flinders University, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra and the South Australian... 6 days
Marie Curie and her X-ray vehicles' contribution to World War I battlefield medicine
PHYS.ORG Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be: Madame Marie Curie. Push further... 6 days
Cradle for Life? Ancient Mars Likely Had Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
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ESA’s Rosetta Team Reconstructs Probe’s Final Image
SCI-NEWS.COM Rosetta’s final image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the probe shortly before its controlled impact into the comet’s surface on September... 7 days
Study: Ovarian reserve tests do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception
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Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
SCIENCE DAILY A large basin on the moon has revealed that its interior is made of a different mineral than Earth's interior, contradicting the theory that the interior of the planets look mostly the same. 1 week
Researchers discover an evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists describe an ancient loosening up of a key biochemical pathway that set the stage for the ancestors of beets to develop their characteristic red pigment. 1 week
Evolutionary stepping stone to beet-red beets discovered
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Ancient pools near Jerusalem set for renovation
PHYS.ORG Ancient pools that provided water to Jerusalem around the time of Jesus are to be restored under a $750,000 renovation funded by the United States, officials said Tuesday. 1 week
Northern exposure: fossils of a southern whale found for the first time in the north
PHYS.ORG Ancient fossils of a whale species thought to be found only in southern waters have been discovered at... 1 week
Mars’ Eridania Basin Once Held Vast Sea
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has identified what appear to be ancient hydrothermal deposits in the Eridania region in the southern highlands... 1 week
Ancient whale turns up on wrong side of the world
SCIENCE-NEWS A Southern Hemisphere whale species was briefly a northern resident. 1 week
Archaeologist dives to study ancient trade routes in Cyprus
PHYS.ORG Many of us dream of spending the summer on the water, but for University of Toronto archaeologist Carrie Fulton, it's just another day on the job. 1 week
Las Vegas shooter booked hotel overlooking Lollapalooza, seen with mystery woman
ABC NEWS More chilling details have emerged about the Las Vegas shooter and how he allegedly carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. 1 week
Two Ancient DNA Studies Provide New Insights into Lives of Neanderthals and Paleolithic Humans
SCI-NEWS.COM Two separate teams of researchers have used advanced... 1 week
3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People
LIVE SCIENCE The massive stone inscription is written in an ancient language called Luwian that just a few scholars can read and it describes the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira. 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that... 1 week
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
PHYS.ORG The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. 2 weeks
Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of life
SCIENCE DAILY The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. The research... 2 weeks
Paleontologists Identify New Species of Prehistoric Marine Crocodile: Ieldraan melkshamensis
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of marine reptile that lived about 163 million years ago (Middle Jurassic epoch)... 2 weeks
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ICAN: staunch campaigners for an end to nuclear weapons
PHYS.ORG With the nuclear threat at its most acute in decades, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which on Friday won the Nobel Peace Prize, is urgently pressing to consign... 2 weeks
Chaco Canyon Photos: Amazing Ruins from an Ancient World
LIVE SCIENCE In the great desolation and emptiness of northwestern New Mexico, the ruins of an advanced Pre-Columbian civilization is preserved today within a 53-square-mile national historic park. 2 weeks
In Gaza, Hamas levels an ancient treasure
PHYS.ORG Palestinian and French archaeologists began excavating Gaza's earliest archaeological site nearly 20 years ago, unearthing what they believe is a rare 4,500-year-old Bronze Age settlement. 2 weeks
In Photos: Astronauts from China and Europe Take Sea Survival Challenge
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Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat? Ancient genome offers clues
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Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
SCIENCE DAILY Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
Ancient humans avoided inbreeding by networking
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Is your Neandertal DNA making your belly fat?
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Ancient genomes show social and reproductive behavior of early Upper Paleolithic foragers
Science Magazine Present-day hunter-gatherers (HGs) live in multilevel social groups essential to sustain a population structure characterized by limited levels of within-band relatedness and inbreeding. When... 2 weeks
New NASA study shows moon once had an atmosphere
PHYS.ORG A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than... 2 weeks
Prehistoric humans are likely to have formed mating networks to avoid inbreeding
PHYS.ORG Early humans seem to have recognised the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to... 2 weeks
Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest
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Violent helium reaction on white dwarf surface triggers supernova explosion
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Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interior
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Mumbai may be vulnerable to future hurricanes
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Photos: Bronze-Age Stone Tools Unearthed at Site of Ancient Stream
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Iraq flight ban halts dig for lost ancient city
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Chemical safety nominee faces tough questioning by Democrats
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Ancient humans left Africa to escape drying climate
PHYS.ORG Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to very dry about 60,000 years ago, according to research led by a University of Arizona geoscientist. 2 weeks
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Rich ancient shipwreck off Greece yields more bronze statues
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Researchers simulate 1770 magnetic storm using data from historical documentation
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