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September 13, 2019
Sep. 12, 2019 — A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The official confirmation that … read more
Sep. 11, 2019 — Astronomers have detected water vapor on the exoplanet K2-18b — a major discovery in the search of … read more
Sep. 10, 2019 — South American rivers are home to at least three different species of electric eels, including a newly identified species capable of generating a greater electrical discharge … read more
Sep. 10, 2019 — A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a … read more
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Sep. 9, 2019 — Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research has uncovered why that is: lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during aging and … read more
Sep. 9, 2019 — A new method of preservation maintains human liver tissue for up to 27 hours will give doctors and patients a much longer timeframe for organ … read more
Sep. 9, 2019 — Astronomers have painstakingly constructed the afterglow of GW170817, the historic neutron star merger captured in 2017, using images from the Hubble Space … read more
Sep. 9, 2019 — Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. Now, science is opening the door to the development of new materials with these seductive qualities. Researchers have used computational … read more
Sep. 9, 2019 — Lightning superbolts — which unleash a thousand times more low-frequency energy than regular lightning bolts — occur in dramatically different patterns than regular lightning, according to a new, … read more
Sep. 9, 2019 — A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years … read more
Sep. 5, 2019 — Researchers analyzed the genomes of 524 never before-studied ancient people, including the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Insights answer longstanding … read more
Sep. 5, 2019 — A large European study found that compared with participants who drank less than one glass of sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks per month, participants who drank two or more … read more
Sep. 4, 2019 — New research identifies regions of the genome associated with left-handedness in the general population and links their effects with brain architecture. Scientists linked these genetic differences … read more
Sep. 4, 2019 — A geoscientist calls the unearthed fossils, including the bodies and trails left by an ancient animal species, the most convincing sign of ancient animal mobility, dating back about 550 million … read more
Sep. 4, 2019 — Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists who are challenging over a century of previous … read more
Sep. 3, 2019 — An electrocatalysis reactor built at Rice University recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an … read more
Sep. 3, 2019 — An extreme case of ‘fussy’ or ‘picky’ eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case report. The researchers who examined the case recommend clinicians … read more
Sep. 2, 2019 — Dog brain structure varies across breeds and is correlated with specific behaviors, according to new research. These findings show how, by selectively breeding for certain behaviors, humans have … read more
Sep. 2, 2019 — Congestion causes the mass of tubes and motors that form chromosome-dividing spindles to move at full speed instead of slowing to a crawl, new research … read more
Aug. 30, 2019 — What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow, a piece of clay or a rubber ball? By exploring this question in detail, … read more
Aug. 30, 2019 — Stone tools and other artifacts unearthed from an archeological dig at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho suggest that people lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years … read more
Aug. 29, 2019 — Researchers have identified a receptor protein that can detect when winter is … read more
Aug. 29, 2019 — By analyzing the fossilized teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, scientists have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their … read more
Aug. 29, 2019 — New research shows that reduced cognitive flexibility is associated with more ‘extreme’ beliefs and identities at both ends of the political spectrum. Researchers say that heightening our … read more
Aug. 28, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a remarkably complete 3.8-million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil cranium represents a time … read more