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Top Science News
February 24, 2020

Bacterial colony in dish (stock image). | Credit: (c) motorolka /

Artificial Intelligence Yields New Antibiotic

Neanderthal and modern human skulls (stock image). | Credit: (c) Bruder /

Earliest Interbreeding Between Ancient Humans

Bumble bee (stock image). | Credit: (c) Sadie P Photography /

Bumble Bees: Recognition Across Senses

Human thymus illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) nerthuz /

Origins of Immune System Mapped

 A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Researchers mapped thymus … read more 
Latest Top Headlines
updated 11:00am EST

Health News
February 24, 2020

Brain scan (stock image). | Credit: (c) sudok1 /

Ally in Fight Against Brain Tumors: Ebola

Lab technician holding a Petri dish (stock image). | Credit: (c) angellodeco /

Antibiotics That Kill Bacteria in New Way

Brain illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) PIC4U /

Monkeys Awaken With Brain Stimulation

Lab mouse (stock image). | Credit: (c) filin174 /

Scientists Reverse Reproductive Clock in Mice

 Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the aging process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to … read more 
Latest Health Headlines
updated 11:00am EST

Physical/Tech News
February 24, 2020

Radio telescope array (stock image). | Credit: (c) Zack Frank /

Expanding Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Illustration of planets forming in early solar system (stock image). | Credit: (c) Mopic /

Critical Piece of Planetary Formation Puzzle

Mars (stock image; elements furnished by NASA). | Credit: (c) grejak /

Longer Timescale for Mars Formation

High-speed data concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) Sergii /

Sound and Light for Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

 Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second — around one thousand … read more 
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 11:00am EST

Environment News
February 24, 2020

Illustration of primitive man in cave (stock image). | Credit: (c) Kovalenko I /

Mystery of Neanderthal Death Rites

Phytoplankton (stock image). | Credit: (c) tonaquatic /

Seeding Oceans With Iron May Not Impact Climate

Tropical snake (eyelash viper) (stock image). | Credit: (c) ondrejprosicky /

The Demise of Tropical Snakes

Oil spill (stock image). | Credit: (c) sakhorn38 /

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Larger Than Thought

 Toxic and invisible oil spread well beyond the known satellite footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a new study. These new findings have important implications for environmental … read more 
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 11:00am EST

Society/Education News
February 24, 2020

Water coming over road in Kemah, Texas during Hurricane Harvey (stock image). | Credit: (c) eric /

Sea Level Rise Could Reshape the United States

View of Earth's atmosphere (stock image). | Credit: (c) studio023 /

Emissions of Potent Greenhouse Gas Have Grown

Medical report (stock image). | Credit: (c) LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS /

Cancer Mortality Continues Steady Decline

Melting icebergs by the coast of Greenland (stock image). | Credit: (c) kavring /

Greenland Ice Losses Rising Faster

 Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people … read more 
Latest Society/Education Headlines
updated 11:00am EST

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