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New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body’s army of virus killers
SCIENCE-NEWS A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system. 16 hours
Cilia in the brain may be busier than previously thought
SCIENCE-NEWS A hairlike appendage sticking out of brain cells may be much more important in the brain than scientists realized. 18 hours
Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virus
SCIENCE-NEWS Nighttime lighting prolongs time that birds can pass along virus to mosquitoes that bite people. 22 hours
50 years ago, IUDs were deemed safe and effective
SCIENCE-NEWS 50 year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared intrauterine devices safe and effective, though officials didn’t know how the IUDs worked. 24 hours
Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakes
SCIENCE-NEWS Study links volume of fracking fluid injected underground with hundreds of quakes in central Canada, and not the rate at which the fluids were injected. 2 days
The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ cellulose
SCIENCE-NEWS Bacteria use a modified form of cellulose to form sticky networks that can coat various surfaces. 2 days
A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speed
SCIENCE-NEWS A DNA machine with a high-speed arm could pave the way for nanoscale factories. 2 days
Hunter-gatherer lifestyle could help explain superior ability to ID smells
SCIENCE-NEWS Hunter-gatherers in the forests of the Malay Peninsula prove more adept at naming smells than their rice-farming neighbors, possibly because of their foraging culture. 2 days
Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table
SCIENCE-NEWS A new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used. 3 days
The mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solved
SCIENCE-NEWS The case has never been fully closed for colony collapse disorder, and now bees face bigger problems. 3 days
Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought
SCIENCE-NEWS Another study finds that labor lasts longer than is traditionally taught — an insight that could mean fewer unnecessary cesarean deliveries. 4 days
Speed of universe’s expansion remains elusive
SCIENCE-NEWS A discrepancy between two measures of the universe’s expansion rate suggests the presence of some unknown astronomical feature. 4 days
DNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were related
SCIENCE-NEWS Two ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers had the same mother, but different dads. 4 days
Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line
SCIENCE-NEWS Fancy liquid-sipper mouthparts might have evolved before the great burst of flower evolution 5 days
Spaceships could use blinking dead stars to chart their way
SCIENCE-NEWS Timing signals from five pulsars allowed scientists to pinpoint an experiment’s place in space. 1 week
Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravity
SCIENCE-NEWS A cosmic test fails to topple the strong equivalence principle. 1 week
Pollution is endangering the future of astronomy
SCIENCE-NEWS Astronomers discuss multiple threats from pollution that will make it harder to observe the night sky. 1 week
See a 360-degree visualization of the center of the Milky Way
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A 360-degree simulation, made with data from several telescopes, shows the center of the Milky Way as seen from the galaxy’s supermassive black hole. 1 week
18 new species of pelican spiders discovered
SCIENCE-NEWS A researcher used old and new specimens to discover 18 species of pelican spiders from Madagascar. 1 week
Rising CO2 in lakes could keep water fleas from raising their spiky defenses
SCIENCE-NEWS Rising CO2 in freshwaters may change how predators and prey interact in lakes. 1 week
Not all strep infections are alike and it may have nothing to do with you
SCIENCE-NEWS Add-on genes in some bacteria shape the way strains interact with the immune system. 1 week
Shallow ice sheets discovered on Mars could aid future astronauts
SCIENCE-NEWS Exposed water ice on steep Martian slopes suggest there’s a lot within a meter or two of the surface. 1 week
Hubble telescope ramps up search for Europa’s watery plumes
SCIENCE-NEWS Astronomers are redoubling their efforts to confirm that the icy moon Europa spews water from its south pole. 1 week
Protein helps old blood age the brains of young mice
SCIENCE-NEWS Increased levels of one protein in old blood may contribute to its aging effects on the brain, a mouse study suggests. 1 week
A new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs
SCIENCE-NEWS An antibacterial ointment breaks down the defenses of drug-resistant microbes such as MRSA in lab tests. 1 week
Fast radio bursts may be from a neutron star orbiting a black hole
SCIENCE-NEWS A repeating fast radio burst has twisted waves, suggesting its home has an unusually strong magnetic field. 1 week
Readers wrangle with definition of ‘species’
SCIENCE-NEWS Readers asked about the definition of "species," a new atomic clock and how a neutron star collision produces heavy elements. 1 week
We’ll be watching the skies, plus a lot more, this year
SCIENCE-NEWS Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill predicts 2018 could be a year full of important space discoveries. 1 week
How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on Mars
SCIENCE-NEWS As the race to put humans on Mars heats up, researchers worry they are running out of time to find life on the Red... 1 week
This artificial cartilage gets its strength from the stuff in bulletproof vests
SCIENCE-NEWS One of the key ingredients in this artificial cartilage is a nanoversion of the synthetic fiber in body armor. 1 week
Hormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal women
SCIENCE-NEWS For healthy women within 10 years of menopause, the benefits of hormone therapy for relief of hot flashes or other symptoms may outweigh the risks. 2 weeks
Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip
SCIENCE-NEWS Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles. 2 weeks
Why some birds of paradise have ultrablack feathers
SCIENCE-NEWS Birds of paradise have superblack feathers because of tilted, spiky microscopic features in their feathers. 2 weeks
CRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in people
SCIENCE-NEWS Immune reactions could shut down CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. 2 weeks
Website invites you to probe a 3-D human brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Getting up close to the human brain is easy with’s interactive organ. 2 weeks
Warming ocean water is turning 99 percent of these sea turtles female
SCIENCE-NEWS Green sea turtle populations in part of the Great Barrier Reef are becoming increasingly female due to higher ocean temperatures. 2 weeks
New pill tracks gases through your gut
SCIENCE-NEWS Swallowing these pill-sized sensors could give new insight into what’s going on in your gut. 2 weeks
White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time
SCIENCE-NEWS The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories. 2 weeks
Cells lacking nuclei struggle to move in 3-D environments
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How the legacy of dirty coal could create a clean energy future
How light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration
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A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process
Experiment into how voters think shows that they go with their guts
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