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Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations... more
High diversity of harvestmen in Atlantic Rainforest and ancient geological events  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
In the southern Atlantic Rainforest remnants between Rio de Janeiro State in Southeast Brazil and Santa Catarina State in South Brazil, there are some 600 species... more
30 years ago: Voyager 2's historic Neptune flyby  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our solar system's eighth planet. Marking the end of... more
Genes tell the story of how the Asian tiger mosquito spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
Over the last 40 years, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has invaded every continent thanks to the transportation of its eggs via human trade and... more
Major subpopulations of Plasmodium falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa  Science Magazine · 23 hours
Understanding genomic variation and population structure of Plasmodium falciparum across Africa is necessary to sustain progress toward malaria elimination. Genome clustering of 2263 P. falciparum isolates from 24 malaria-endemic settings in 15... more
Ancient Skeletons with Alien-Like Heads Unearthed in Croatia  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient skeletons in Croatia — and two of them had pointy, artificially deformed skulls. more
Viking migration left a lasting legacy on Ireland's population  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The early medieval period in Ireland (400-1200AD) was a time of key importance. It was a turning point in European history and the origin of much contemporary Irish culture and... more
Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For centuries, miners have burrowed into the earth in search of salt—laid down in thick layers from ancient oceans long since evaporated. When scientists saw huge... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more... more
Shift to more intense rains threatens historic Italian winery  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Wine lovers may appreciate a dry white, but a lack of steady rainfall brought on by a changing climate is threatening a centuries old winemaking tradition in Italy, according to... more
Shift to more intense rains threatens historic Italian winery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wine lovers may appreciate a dry white, but a lack of steady rainfall brought on by a changing climate is threatening a centuries old winemaking tradition in Italy, according to... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates—a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin—progressively increased over time. New research on... more
New species of stegosaur is oldest found anywhere in the world  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The remains of the new dinosaur were found in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco and have since been studied by a team at London's Natural... more
Family history of diabetes linked to increased bone mineral density  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of family history of diabetes on bone... more
Century-old fish scales reveals startling decline in salmon populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers drawing on 100-year-old sources of salmon data have found that recent returns of wild adult sockeye salmon to the Skeena River—Canada's second largest salmon watershed— are 75 percent lower... more
Study shows link between family history of diabetes and increased bone mineral density  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The association between type 2 diabetes and increased fracture risk is well documented. However, little was known about the possible effect of... more
Quitting smoking associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a... more
Rise of dinosaurs linked to increasing oxygen levels  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have found that increasing oxygen levels are linked to the rise of North American dinosaurs around 215 M years ago. A new technique for measuring oxygen levels in ancient rocks shows... more
Scientists unpack the history of Western France, written in 300 million year old rainwater  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the first time scientists have been able to reconstruct the chemical composition of rainwater from 300 million year old... more
Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them. more
Quitting smoking could reduce risk of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a study published today... more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The term "PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation.' Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such... more
Centuries-old Japanese family firms make history relevant to today's business world  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Strategy-makers in long-lived Japanese firms face a challenge to match generations of history and guidance with modern-day corporate challenges and change. more
Albumedix ground-breaking ceremony  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
May 8th marked a big day in Albumedix’s history. Holding a traditional ground-breaking ceremony; our workforce, builders and contractors all gathered to watch Peter Rosholm (Chief Executive Officer) and Stuart Woodward (Chief Manufacturing Officer) take the first official step towards... more
Scientists discover new way to reconstruct what extinct animals looked like  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists could be set to reveal the most accurate depictions of ancient vertebrates ever made after a world-first discovery at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. more
Ancient Mars was warm with occasional rain, turning cold  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have long known that water was abundant on ancient Mars, but there has been no consensus on whether liquid water was common, or whether it was largely frozen in... more
India's Moon probe enters lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
India's Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, executing one of the trickiest manoeuvres on its historic mission to the Moon. more
Lions: The Uniquely Social 'King of the Jungle'  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Throughout history, lions have been celebrated for their strength and beauty, and are the inspiration for many myths and stories worldwide. more
Researchers discover prehistoric shark species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Two South Carolina researchers have discovered a species of prehistoric shark, along with dozens of other fossils from prehistoric sea creatures. more
The curious history of the rise and fall of twin beds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Twin beds—the end of an era in a marriage or a hygienic 'mod-con"? more
Improving dialog across the political divide  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The last presidential election was one of the most heated in recent history. With 2020 rapidly approaching and political divisions running even deeper—if that's even possible—you might find yourself wondering, "What good does a political discussion... more
Researchers find reliable climate change data in nearby corals  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tracking climate change through corals has historically meant studying coral in remote locations, away from civilization and the related environmental conditions that might affect the data. But research compiled by... more
Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed... more
Study describes the Trans-Saharan Seaway in Mali, Africa, 50 to 100 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Leif Tapanila, Idaho State University geosciences professor and director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, is a co-author on... more
Research asks if 'Poldark effect' threatens sense of Cornish identity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A researcher is examining how Cornish people are affected by the rewriting of history and identity in TV programmes like Poldark—and the influx of visitors drawn to the... more
The fascinating history of boredom  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"I'm bored" is a statement many parents dread hearing during the summer holidays. more
Ancient feces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
'Coprolites' from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia, UK, shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms... more
Ancient feces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
New research published today in the journal Parasitology shows how the prehistoric inhabitants of a settlement in the freshwater marshes... more
Bloodsucker discovered: First North American medicinal leech described in over 40 years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Freshwater wetlands from Georgia to New York are home to a previously unrecognized species of medicinal leech, according to scientists at the Smithsonian's National... more
Comment on "Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production"  Science Magazine · 1 week
Free et al. (Reports, 1 March 2019, p. 979) linked sea surface temperature (SST) to surplus production and estimated a 4% decline in maximum sustainable yield (MSY) since... more
Response to Comment on "Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production"  Science Magazine · 1 week
Szuwalski argues that varying age structure can affect surplus production and that recruitment is a better metric of productivity. We explain how our null... more
Superdeep diamonds confirm ancient reservoir deep under Earth's surface  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analyses show that gases found in microscopic inclusions in diamonds come from a stable subterranean reservoir at least as old as the Moon, hidden more than 410 km below sea... more
July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic... more
Neanderthals and Ancient Humans Suffered from Swimmer’s Ear: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Exostoses of the ear canal — more commonly called swimmer’s ear — were surprisingly common in Neanderthals, according... more
Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear  REUTERS · 1 week
Genetic research that reconstructed the past population dynamics of the cave bear, a prominent prehistoric denizen... more
A brief astronomical history of Saturn's amazing rings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many dream of what they would do had they a time machine. Some would travel 100 million years back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Not many, though, would think of... more
First DJ in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience of over 3000 people as part of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition. more
Researchers dish up digital avocado  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's an ancient fruit, but the avocado has been brought into the new millennium with the publication of its draft genome, which may be the key to improvements in future crops. more
Ancient Giant Penguin Unearthed in New Zealand: Crossvallia waiparensis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The fossilized bones of a large-sized penguin species that lived during the Paleocene epoch (between 66 and 56... more
Newly Discovered 'Monster' Penguin Was As Tall As an Adult Human  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Fish swam for their lives when they encountered a forbidding, ancient "monster" penguin that would have towered over today's largest penguin. more
New mapping reveals lost West Coast estuary habitat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An unprecedented survey has revealed the loss of about 85 percent of historical tidal wetlands in California, Oregon, and Washington. The report, published today in PLOS ONE, also highlights forgotten estuary acreage... more
Scientists make first observation of fish schooling using bioluminescent flashes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study is the first to demonstrate that schooling in fishes can be facilitated by bioluminescent flashes in the absence of ambient light. Led by researchers at... more
Archaeologists Who Are Banned from Syria Mourn the Cost of War  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Archaeologist says she's in academic purgatory, observing from a distance as Syria burns, unable to help protect its history or its present. more
The first DJ in space  ESA · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience... more
Shard reveals how Cyprus' ancient kingdoms managed economy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An archaeologist says the discovery of a small clay shard inscribed with a partial inventory of goods at a 2,500-year-old citadel suggests that Cyprus' ancient city states "more than likely" managed their... more
Scientists poke a hole in the age of trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Some of Britain's most majestic ancient trees are probably not as ancient as we previously thought, one of the country's leading tree-ageing experts has suggested. more
Engraved bones reveal that symbolism had ancient roots in East Asia  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Denisovans might have etched line patterns on two animal bone fragments more than 100,000 years ago in what’s now northern China. more
Space Dust from Ancient Supernova Found Hiding in Antarctica  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Researchers recently identified cosmic iron traces in snow that fell in Antarctica. Preserved in the snow was dust containing a rare isotope that originated in a supernova. more
Amulets of Deities, Skulls and Phalluses Found in Ancient Pompeii  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A stash of ancient amulets is seeing the light of day, now that archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed the treasures from under a pile of ash dating to... more
Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Subsurface explorers have uncovered a previously undescribed 'Jurassic World' of around 100 ancient volcanoes buried deep within the Cooper-Eromanga Basins of central Australia. more
Jurassic Volcanic Province Discovered in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of researchers has discovered around 100 ancient volcanoes and associated lava flows buried deep within the Cooper-Eromanga Basins in central Australia.... more
Ancient pigs endured a complete genomic turnover after they arrived in Europe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research has resolved a pig paradox. Archaeological evidence has shown that pigs were domesticated in the Near East and as such, modern pigs... more
Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of subsurface explorers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has uncovered a previously undescribed Jurassic world of around 100 ancient volcanoes... more
'Lost Village' Found at Site of Most Infamous Clan Massacre in Scotland  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Archaeologists excavating the scene of the most infamous clan massacre in Scottish history have unearthed parts of a 'lost village' in the Highlands valley... more
Grave Robbers Missed These Ancient Greek Graves, Filled with More than a Dozen Skeletons  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Grave robbers are usually a determined bunch, but for the past 3,400 years, unsavory burglars have managed to miss two... more
Ancient natural history of antibiotic production and resistance revealed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A study from McMaster University has unearthed new details about the evolutionary history of both antibiotic production and resistance and dates their co-emergence as far back as 350 to 500... more
Study unearths evolutionary history of antibiotic production and resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study from McMaster University has unearthed new details about the evolutionary history of both antibiotic production and resistance and dates their co-emergence as far back as 350 to 500... more
Ancient natural history of antibiotic production and resistance revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The study is the first to put antibiotic biosynthesis and resistance into an evolutionary context. The findings will help to guide the future discovery of new antibiotics and antibiotic alternatives... more
First cells may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that the building blocks of proteins can stabilize cell membranes. This finding may explain how the first cells emerged from the... more
Ancient pigs endured a complete genomic turnover after they arrived in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research led by Oxford University and Queen Mary University of London has resolved a pig paradox. Archaeological evidence has shown that pigs were... more
Inherited pancreatic cancer risk mutation identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The discovery of the previously unknown mutation could lead to routine testing of individuals with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer to determine if they carry the mutation, occurring in the gene known as RABL3. more
States brace for long-term flood fight as damages  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After devastating flooding this year, Iowa put $15 million into a special fund to help local governments recover and guard against future floods. Missouri allotted more money to fight rising waters, including... more
Archaeologists exiled from Syria mourn the cost of war  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
I used to be a Near Eastern archaeologist working in Syria. Nowadays, I am stuck in academic purgatory, observing from a great distance as the country burns, unable to help... more
Divers Find 2,000-Year-Old Shipwreck Graveyard Near Tiny Greek Island  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Ancient sailors courted adventure and risked death on the Aegean Sea, as shown in five 2,000-year-old shipwrecks and a giant, granite anchor pole found near the Greek island of Levitha. more
Focus on moving the weight rather than your muscles to lift heavier or longer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The 'mind-muscle connection'. Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instragram fitness followers. more
Antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by nearly half, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center demonstrates that antiviral drugs for hepatitis C reduce liver-related deaths by... more
Fungi living in cattail roots could improve our picture of ancient ecoystems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some fossil plants that lived in wetlands had fungi living in their roots, and others don't. To understand why, scientists waded into modern wetlands... more
New perovskite material shows early promise as an alternative to silicon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
CsPbI3 is an inorganic perovskite, a group of materials gaining popularity in the solar world due to their high efficiency and low cost. This configuration is... more
NASCAR may be the fastest way to learn about physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There's just something thrilling about traveling at high speeds. Throughout history people have always pushed themselves to go faster, whether on foot, on horseback, on a boat or... more
The mind-muscle connection: For aesthetes, not athletes?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The 'mind-muscle connection.' Ancient lore for bodybuilders, latest buzz for Instragram fitness followers. But when the goal is muscle performance rather than growth alone, does the idea still carry any weight? A new analysis... more
World's largest frogs build their own ponds for their young  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first example of "nest"-building in an African amphibian, the Goliath frog, has been described in a new article in the Journal of Natural History, and could explain... more
Combination therapy reduces risk of cardiovascular events in heart patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients with a history of coronary heart disease or acute coronary syndrome benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from treatment with a... more
Astronomers Discover Vast Ancient Galaxies, Which Could Shed Light on Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive... more
Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Studies of early human settlement in alpine environments provide insights into human physiological, genetic, and cultural adaptation potentials. Although Late... more
Over a century of Arctic sea ice volume reconstructed with help from historic ships' logs  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our knowledge of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean comes mostly through satellites, which since 1979 have imaged... more
Over a century of Arctic sea ice volume reconstructed with help from historic ships' logs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study provides a 110-year record of the total volume of Arctic sea ice, using early US... more
Researchers to study physics of underwater walking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Around 360 million years ago, creatures trekked out of the water and onto dry land, becoming the first terrestrial animals. The colonization of land by animals may be one of the greatest evolutionary events... more
Myth about how science progresses is built on a misreading of the story of penicillin  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many professions have creation myths about much-revered pioneers. For nursing, it is Florence Nightingale in Scutari, flitting between... more
Fungi living in cattail roots could improve our picture of ancient ecoystems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Paleobotanist Az Klymiuk didn't set out to upend science's understanding of the fossil record of plant-fungal associations. She just wanted to figure out the... more
Scientists Discover Prehistoric Giant 'Squawkzilla' Parrot, As Big As Small Child  NPR · 2 weeks
The flightless bird weighed 15 pounds and was about 3 feet tall and probably feasted on other parrots. Study lead Trevor Worthy made the discovery after... more
A long time ago, galaxies far, far away  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies. This is the first multiple discovery of... more
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