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The Arecibo Observatory will remain open, NSF says
SCIENCE-NEWS The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has survived Hurricane Maria and dodged deep funding cuts. 1 day
Skeletons could provide clues to who wrote or protected the Dead Sea Scrolls
SCIENCE-NEWS Skeletons suggest a group of celibate men inhabited Dead Sea Scrolls site. 1 day
The key to breaking down plastic may be in caterpillars’ guts
SCIENCE-NEWS Caterpillars that feast on plastic have different gut microbes than those that eat a grain-based diet. 2 days
Fluorescence could help diagnose sick corals
SCIENCE-NEWS Diseased corals fluoresce less than healthy corals, and a new analysis technique can help spot the reduced glow. 2 days
Current CRISPR gene drives are too strong for outdoor use, studies warn
SCIENCE-NEWS Self-limiting genetic tools already in development may be able to get around concerns surrounding the use of gene drives. 2 days
Excess antielectrons aren’t from nearby dead stars, study says
SCIENCE-NEWS Pulsars might not be behind excess antimatter, gamma-ray observations suggest. 2 days
Colliding black holes are reported for a fifth time
SCIENCE-NEWS LIGO spots another merger, this time with less fanfare. 3 days
50 years ago, artificial limbs weren’t nearly as responsive
SCIENCE-NEWS Artificial limbs have come a long way since 1967. 3 days
Study casts doubt on whether adult brain’s memory-forming region makes new cells
SCIENCE-NEWS An examination of 54 human brains suggests that adults don’t grow new neurons in the hippocampus, contrary to several widely accepted studies. 3 days
How dad’s stress changes his sperm
SCIENCE-NEWS Stress may change sperm via packets of RNA in the epididymis, a mouse study suggests. 3 days
The brain’s helper cells have a hand in learning fear
SCIENCE-NEWS After a traumatic experience, rat brains release inflammatory signals that come from astrocytes, suggesting a new role for the brain’s “helper” cells. 3 days
Readers inspired by SN 10 scientists’ research
SCIENCE-NEWS Readers wanted to know more about the scientists' research who were profiled in "The SN 10: Scientists to watch." 4 days
In science, some big risks are worth the rewards
SCIENCE-NEWS Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill says scientists sometimes take risks that can lead to significant rewards and important discoveries. 4 days
Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space
SCIENCE-NEWS Pluto may be the only place in the solar system whose atmosphere is kept cool by solid hazes, not warmed by gas. 4 days
How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient steppe herders traveled into Europe and Asia, leaving their molecular mark and building Bronze Age cultures. 4 days
Coconut crabs are a bird’s worst nightmare
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A biologist witnesses a coconut crab taking out a blue-footed booby and documents the balance of the animals in an Indian Ocean archipelago. 4 days
These spiders may have the world’s fastest body clocks
SCIENCE-NEWS Three orb-weaving spiders may have the shortest circadian clocks yet discovered among animals. 4 days
Simulating the universe using Einstein’s theory of gravity may solve cosmic puzzles
SCIENCE-NEWS Better simulating the dense parts of the universe could improve scientists’ view of how the universe evolves. 4 days
New camera on Palomar telescope will seek out supernovas, asteroids and more
SCIENCE-NEWS The Zwicky Transient Facility at Palomar Observatory in California will seek supernovas, black holes and asteroids. 5 days
Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old
SCIENCE-NEWS The most ancient spiral galaxy seen to date is 11 billion years old and could help reveal how galaxies sprout arms. 5 days
New blood pressure guidelines put half of U.S. adults in unhealthy range
SCIENCE-NEWS New hypertension guidelines broaden the range of those considered to have high blood pressure and emphasize lifestyle changes to combat the condition. 5 days
Philosophical critique exposes flaws in medical evidence hierarchies
SCIENCE-NEWS Rankings of research methods for validity of medical evidence suffer from logical flaws, an in-depth philosophical critique concludes. 5 days
The Lord Howe stick insect is officially back from the dead
SCIENCE-NEWS New genomic sequencing confirms that stick insects discovered near Lord Howe Island are the assumed-extinct Lord Howe stick insect. 6 days
Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains
SCIENCE-NEWS International cholera strains, rather than local ones, have caused raging epidemics, according to research that examined the bacteria’s DNA. 6 days
Why the wiggle in a crowd’s walk can put a wobble in a bridge
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO New simulations can better predict when pedestrians cause a bridge to shimmy. 1 week
Quantum computers take a step forward with a 50-qubit prototype
SCIENCE-NEWS Race to build ever-more-powerful processors edges the technology closer to being able to best traditional machines. 1 week
Ancient European farmers and foragers hooked up big time
SCIENCE-NEWS Interbreeding escalated in regionally distinct ways across Neolithic Europe. 1 week
This deep-sea fish uses weird eyes to see in dark and light
SCIENCE-NEWS The eyes of deep-sea fish called pearlsides contain cells that look like rods but act like cones. 1 week
Crested pigeons sound the alarm with their wings
SCIENCE-NEWS Crested pigeons have specialized feathers that signal danger when they flee from an apparent threat. 1 week
Honeybees fumble their way to blueberry pollination
SCIENCE-NEWS Blueberry flowers drive honeybees to grappling, even stomping a leg or two down a bloom throat, to reach pollen. 1 week
See these first-of-a-kind views of living human nerve cells
SCIENCE-NEWS A catalog of live brain cells reveals stunning diversity and intricate shapes, and may help scientists understand the abilities of the human brain. 1 week
EPA OKs first living pest-control mosquito for use in United States
SCIENCE-NEWS Feds approve non-GM male tiger mosquitoes for sale as fake dads to suppress local pests. 1 week
Scientists replaced 80 percent of a ‘butterfly’ boy’s skin
SCIENCE-NEWS By correcting genes in stem cells and growing new skin in the lab, a new therapy repaired a genetic skin disease. 1 week
This star cheated death, exploding again and again
SCIENCE-NEWS The weirdest supernova ever has lasted more than three years, and may be the third outburst from the same star. 2 weeks
Human study supports theory on why dengue can be worse the next time around
SCIENCE-NEWS The amount of dengue antibodies leftover in the blood may up the chances of a severe second dengue infection, a... 2 weeks
Face it: Sheep are just like us when it comes to recognizing people
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO Sheep trained to recognize celebrity faces demonstrate that the animals have face-recognition capabilities similar to humans and other primates. 2 weeks
NASA wants your help naming New Horizons’ next destination
SCIENCE-NEWS NASA’s New Horizons mission team is asking the public to vote on a nickname for the spacecraft’s next destination. 2 weeks
Let most babies eat food containing peanuts. Really.
SCIENCE-NEWS Pediatricians are not yet peanut-savvy when it comes to convincing parents to feed babies food containing peanuts, a new survey suggests. 2 weeks
Crocs take a bite out of claims of ancient stone-tool use
SCIENCE-NEWS Reptiles with big bites complicate claims of Stone Age butchery. 2 weeks
A sandy core may have kept Enceladus’ ocean warm
SCIENCE-NEWS Friction in Enceladus’ porous core could help heat its ocean enough to keep it liquid for billions of years. 2 weeks
Alzheimer’s protein can travel from blood to build up in the brain
SCIENCE-NEWS Experiments in mice show Alzheimer’s protein can travel from the blood of an affected mouse to the brain of a healthy animal. 2 weeks
Invasive species are a growing global threat
SCIENCE-NEWS 'The Aliens Among Us' describes how invasive species are colonizing — and disrupting — ecosystems worldwide. 2 weeks
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Cofounders Cyrus Mehta and Nitin Patel tell the Cytel story
This scientist wants your help tracking mosquitoes—and all you need is a cellphone
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The spliceosome—now available in high definition
Research suggests vertical axis turbines could increase public support for new wind energy installations
FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer
Volunteers use 3-D imaging to map shipwrecks
Researchers use 3-D printers to turn century-old theory into complex schwarzites