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Top Science News
April 11, 2020

Marmoset (stock image). Ucayalipithecus perdita would have been very small, similar in size to a modern-day marmoset. | Credit: (c) Clement Horvath /

Monkeys May Have Crossed Atlantic from Africa

Dinosaur egg concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) Esa Riutta /

Inside Some of the World’s Oldest Dinosaur Eggs

Stroke in brain concept illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) /

Repairing Stroke-Damaged Rat Brains

Spiral galaxy illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Alexandr Mitiuc /

Milky Way May Have 100 Faint Satellite Galaxies

 Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data on those … read more 
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updated 7:10am EDT

Health News
April 11, 2020

Playing guitar (stock image). | Credit: (c) MIGUEL GARCIA SAAVED /

Where in the Brain Does Creativity Come From?

Stem cells illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) nobeastsofierce /

Old Human Cells Rejuvenated With Stem Cell Tech

Brain and DNA concept illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Giovanni Cancemi /

Genetic Architecture of Gray Matter

Organ transplant word cloud concept illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) Kheng Guan Toh /

Microparticles: Promise for Transplant Rejection

 Inspired by a tactic cancer cells use to evade the immune system, researchers have engineered tiny particles that can trick the body into accepting … read more 
Latest Health Headlines
updated 7:10am EDT

Physical/Tech News
April 11, 2020

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

Meteorites Tell Story of Mars’ Water History

Global virus and disease spread concept (stock image). | Credit: (c) denisismagilov /

Epidemic Spread: Accounting for Mutations

View of Earth from space (stock image). | Credit: (c) studio023 /

How Geoengineering May Cut Climate Change Risks

Abstract illustration of neuron and binary code (stock image). | Credit: (c) robsonphoto /

Silicon Computing Power for Brain Research

 A new device enables researchers to observe hundreds of neurons in the brain in real-time. The system is based on modified silicon chips from cameras, but rather than taking a picture, it takes a … read more 
Latest Physical/Tech Headlines
updated 7:10am EDT

Environment News
April 11, 2020

DNA illustration (stock image). | Credit: (c) adimas /

Oldest Ever Human Genetic Evidence

View of Earth from space (stock image). | Credit: (c) studio023 /

Extinction: Land Animal Die-Offs Started First

Mussels (stock image). | Credit: (c) nd700 /

Neanderthals Ate Mussels, Fish, and Seals Too

Greenland iceberg (stock image). | Credit: (c) mikhail79spb /

How Marine Species Respond to Warming Oceans

 Since pre-industrial times, the world’s oceans have warmed by an average of one degree Celsius (1°C). Now researchers report that those rising temperatures have led to widespread changes in the … read more 
Latest Environment Headlines
updated 7:10am EDT

Society/Education News
April 11, 2020

Social distancing concept with domino pieces (stock image). | Credit: (c) dottedyeti /

Social Distancing Lessens Spread of COVID-19

Illustration of nuclear bomb explosion (stock image). | Credit: (c) Romolo Tavani /

Limited Nuclear War Would Bring Global Famine

3-D illustration of viruses (stock image). | Credit: (c) freshidea /

Predicting an Epidemic: Don’t Ignore Evolution

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

Seeding Oceans With Iron May Not Impact Climate

 A new study suggests that iron fertilization may not have a significant impact on phytoplankton growth, at least on a global … read more 
Latest Society/Education Headlines
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