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September 13, 2019

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 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 
 Astronomers have detected water vapor on the exoplanet K2-18b — a major discovery in the search of … read more 
 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 
 A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a … read more 
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 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 

 Astronomers have painstakingly constructed the afterglow of GW170817, the historic neutron star merger captured in 2017, using images from the Hubble Space … read more 

 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 

 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 

 A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years … read more 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 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 

 Researchers have identified a receptor protein that can detect when winter is … read more 

 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 

 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 

 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 

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