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Half-a-billion-year-old weird wonder worm finally gets its place in the tree of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Paleobiologists have shed new light on a jaw-snapping species of prehistoric worm using half-a-billion-year-old fossils kept at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington,... more
Review of modern cases of leprosy  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face... more
Israeli spacecraft aims to make history by landing on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing... more
Health-related Google searches doubled in week before ER visits  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many people do searches on their condition well before deciding to go to the hospital. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history—the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers from Heidelberg University... more
A deer-sized T. rex ancestor shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants  SCIENCE-NEWS · 16 hours
A newly found dinosaur called Moros intrepidus fills a hole in the evolutionary history of tyrannosaurs, helping narrow when the group sized up. more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 16 hours
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 19 hours
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Mayo clinic researchers discuss local case studies of leprosy  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem -- even in the modern era. more
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
More than 1,700 animal and plant specimens from the collection of eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell—known as the pioneer of modern geology—were organised, digitised and... more
An intricate interaction: Dietary fatty acid intake influences hypertension risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Here, the relationship between dietary intake of n-6 fatty... more
Was Roman Emperor Nero's Evil Reputation Just 'Fake News'?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Did the infamously cruel Nero really do all the terrible things that historians reported? more
The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies may bias historical record  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, according to a... more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close. more
The medium shapes the message: New communication technologies may bias historical record  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The introduction of communication technologies appears to bias historical records in the direction of the content best suited for each technology, according to a... more
Penn study reveals increase in health-related internet searches before ER visits  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Health-related internet searches doubled during the week before patients visited an emergency department, according to a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine who examined consenting... more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers—materials that absorb... more
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers have... more
Darwin's finches don't tell the whole story of avian evolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The connection between bird diet and skull shape is surprisingly weak for most species according to a new study led by UCL and the Natural History Museum, rewriting... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
WATCH: This day in history: Feb. 21, 1986  ABC NEWS · 2 days
AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School. more
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived... more
Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early 'Jesus' Painting  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there... more
IAU names landing site of Chinese Chang'e-4 probe on far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Statio Tianhe for the landing site... more
The death penalty, an American tradition on the decline  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Capital punishment has been practiced on American soil for more than 400 years. Historians have documented nearly 16,000 executions, accomplished by burning, hanging, firing squad, electrocution, lethal gas and lethal... more
New research calls for national database of Indigenous cultural heritage sites in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University calls for a national database of places of Indigenous historical and cultural... more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science. more
Tidal floods driven by climate change may hurt small businesses  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
Parking data from Annapolis, Md.’s historic downtown shows how tidal flooding, driven by sea rise, can hurt local business. more
Great white shark genome decoded  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The great white shark is one of the most recognized marine creatures on Earth, generating widespread public fascination and media attention, including spawning one of the most successful movies in Hollywood history. This shark possesses notable characteristics, including... more
First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon. more
Smoking may blight immune response against melanoma and reduce survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a... more
Tooth plaque shows drinking milk goes back 3,000 years in Mongolia  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
The hardened plaque on teeth is helping scientists trace the history of dairying in Mongolia. more
England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings. more
Rare 12th-Century Triple Toilet Let Three People Go Number Two at Once  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
This toilet built for three is a gross gem of London history (and soon, you can take a selfie with it). more
Researchers crack mystery of past maternal mortality rates  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) have developed the first method for determining maternal mortality rates in prehistoric populations based on archaeological records. more
Gravitational Waves Will Settle Cosmic Conundrum  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The cosmos has been expanding for 13.8 billion years and its present rate of expansion, known as the Hubble constant, gives the time elapsed... more
'Mole' Deployed on the Surface of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center... more
Tasmania fires may 'wipe out' ancient species  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bushfires consumed vast tracts of wild bushland. more
Medical News Today: What increases the odds of having twins?  MNT · 1 week
There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age,... more
Ancient Fresco of Mythical Narcissus Found in Pompeii  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a Valentine's Day-worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Medical News Today: Does asthma run in the family?  MNT · 1 week
Asthma has a strong genetic component. This means that people with a family history of asthma are more likely to have it. However, genetics are not the only cause. Learn... more
Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco in ancient atrium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Fate of meerkats tied to seasonal climate effects  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The effects of climate change are especially obvious in arid environments where resources are scarce and subject to seasonal availability. However, the demographic mechanisms through which seasonal climate affects population persistence remains... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
A new painkiller nanomedicine to bypass the blood-brain barrier and the use of morphine  Science Magazine · 1 week
The clinical use of endogenous neuropeptides has historically been limited due to pharmacokinetic issues, including plasma stability and blood-brain barrier... more
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agricultural productivity depends on supplying crops with adequate nutrients. To that end there is interest in using an ancient plant symbiosis with fungi to improve the ability of... more
Breast cancer screening age should be lowered to 35 for those with a family history  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Thousands of women who have a family history of breast cancer should be screened from the age of... more
Archaeologists must avoid prehistoric Brexit parallels – they encourage twisted readings of the past  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This is not the first Brexit, apparently. That "watery Brexit" happened around 6,000 BC when Britain was detached from continental... more
Mapping historical changes in dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Combining Einstein's theory of relativity with one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has helped an international team of researchers measure where and how dark matter structures grow in the universe. Their analysis suggests... more
Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute, published... more
Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those... more
Opening statements made in $1B Florida Medicare fraud case  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A federal prosecutor has told jurors a Florida health care executive used bribery, kickbacks and false paperwork in a $1 billion effort to fleece Medicare and Medicaid, one of the... more
Ancient spider fossils, surprisingly preserved in rock, reveal reflective eyes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Usually, soft-bodied species like spiders aren't fossilized in rock like animals with bones and teeth. More often, ancient spiders and insects are more likely to be discovered preserved... more
Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt's Sinai  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. more
Stonehenge mystery solved? Prehistoric French may have inspired it and other European megaliths  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although Stonehenge may be the most famous of Europe's megaliths, it's far from the only one: There are about 35,000 of these... more
Opening statements set in $1B Florida Medicare fraud case  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Opening statements are set in the trial of a Florida health care executive accused of defrauding Medicare out of $1 billion, one of the biggest such cases in U.S. history. more
New research sheds fresh light on the history of malaria  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more... more
Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history... more
Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history... more
Earth's earliest mobile organisms lived 2.1 billion years ago  REUTERS · 1 week
Scientists have discovered in 2.1-billion-year-old black shale from a quarry in Gabon the earliest evidence of a revolutionary... more
Trump's simple, confident language has strong historical roots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To many, President Donald Trump's use of nontraditional, off-the-cuff language seems unlike that of any other politician, but new research on the language of past and present world leaders reveals simple, straightforward... more
How your smartphone is affecting your relationship  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The allure of smartphones, and how they impact our interpersonal relationships, might be the result of our evolutionary history, according to researchers. more
New theory illustrates the development of the universe may be different than we thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The history of the universe is predicated on the idea that, compared to today, the universe was hotter and more... more
Why Archaeologists Used a 'Ray Gun' to Blast This Ancient Shipwreck Pottery  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
To trace the origins of ancient pottery, scientists used a method that sounds like it's borrowed from science fiction. more
Why Archaeologists Just Blasted This Ancient Shipwreck with a 'Ray Gun'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
To trace the origins of ancient pottery, scientists used a method that sounds like it's borrowed from science fiction. more
In Photos: Ancient Shipwreck's Ceramics Traced to Kilns in China  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Pottery recovered from a ship that sank 800 years ago retains chemical "fingerprints" in its bluish-white glaze. more
A rare, ancient case of bone cancer has been found in a turtle ancestor  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A 240-million-year-old fossil reveals the oldest known case of bone cancer in an amniote, a group that includes mammals, birds... more
NIH "Inclusion Across the Lifespan" policy supports research involving underrepresented age groups  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The pipeline of research supporting care as we age is about to look a bit more like the country it serves--and for good reason.... more
Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
An ancient supercontinent turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests. more
Virgin Galactic Pilots Awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on Thursday pinned FAA Astronaut Wings on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crewmembers, Test Pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky... more
A Better Eyeshot of the Makeup of Ancient Meteorites  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever... more
Israel's 1st Moon Lander: The SpaceIL Beresheet Lunar Mission in Pictures  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceIL's historic mission to the moon with the Beresheet lander is expected to launch from SpaceX Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It... more
Will Virgin Galactic Founder Richard Branson Fly to Space on Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
At an event celebrating Virgin Galactic's historic flight on Dec. 13, founder Sir Richard Branson shared that he hopes to... more
'X-ray gun' helps researchers pinpoint the origins of pottery found on ancient shipwreck  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going... more
The Strange History of Real-World Laser Weapons: Q&A with Author Jeff Hecht  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
In his latest book, Jeff Hecht details the incredible and incredibly weird history of real-life laser weapons. more
Study reveals the hidden contributions of women to a branch of science  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that it's possible to reveal women's once-hidden scientific work by analyzing decades-old research papers in the field of theoretical population... more
Life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago, research suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
3.5 billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study led by researchers at the Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Tech... more
A better eyeshot of the makeup of ancient meteorites  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever before. Their efforts resulted in a much better look at -- and enhanced understanding of... more
Research suggests life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three and a half billion years ago, Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study carried out by a multi-institutional team with leadership... more
The composition of ancient meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at higher resolution than ever before. Their efforts have resulted in an enhanced understanding of substances inside carbonaceous chondrites, the organic-compound-containing meteorites that land on Earth. These... more
Bone cancer found in 240-million-year-old stem-turtle fossil  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers with Museum für Naturkunde and Charité—Universitätsmedizin, both in Germany, reports a case of a rare type of cancer in a 240-million-year-old stem-turtle fossil. In their paper published in JAMA Oncology,... more
Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What can the asteroid Bennu tell us about the universe and its origins? Assistant astronomy professor Cristina Thomas talked to NAU-TV about her experience... more
Photos: Traces of an Ancient Ice Stream  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
300 million years ago, Namibia was covered in ice. Now, we see traces of it. more
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