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Perseverance Team Releases New Images, Video of Rover’s 2021-02-22 17:22:26NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission captured footage of its rover landing in Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. The footage was captured by s

Hot Super-Earth Found around Gliese 740 2021-02-22 15:04:29A team of astronomers from Spain, Italy and Germany has discovered a short-period super-Earth exoplanet circling the nearby red dwarf Gliese 740. Glie

Cretaceous-Era Coelacanths Grew As Big As Great White 2021-02-22 11:50:40Paleontologists in Morocco have unearthed a crushed ossified lung of an enormous marine coelacanth that lived during the Late Cretaceous epoch, about

Perseverance Sends Back Its First Color Photos, Status 2021-02-22 08:40:25Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have received new images from the Perseverance rover as well as health reports from both

Hubble Space Telescope Observes Messier 64 2021-02-22 04:55:46NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 64. Messier 64 was discovered by the En

Biologists Find Almost 143,000 Bacteriophage Species in Human 2021-02-19 19:15:08A team of biologists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Universidad de los Andes has identified 142,809

Cygnus X-1’s Stellar-Mass Black Hole is More Massive 2021-02-19 17:31:03A black hole in the Cygnus X-1 binary system is so massive that it challenges current stellar evolution models. Discovered in 1964, Cygnus X-1 is an X

Researchers Find Ingredients for Microbial Life in 3.5-Billion-Year-Old 2021-02-19 13:58:25A team of geobiologists from Germany has found biologically-relevant primordial organic molecules and gases in fluid inclusions trapped in 3.5-billion

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Successfully Lands on Mars 2021-02-19 11:45:17After a 203-day journey, NASA’s car-sized Perseverance rover successfully landed in Jezero Crater on Mars on February 18, 2021. Confirmation of

Crab Nebula Has ‘Honeycomb Heart,’ Astronomers Say 2021-02-18 18:41:00New images captured by the SITELLE instrument on the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope (CFHT) in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, reveal an intricate honeycomb-like ar

Scientists Create New Crystalline Form of Ice 2021-02-18 17:02:15Ice XIX is the second hydrogen-partially-ordered phase of ice VI, a previously known form of ice that exists at pressures around 1 GPa and temperature

NASA’s Perseverance Rover to Land on Mars Today: 2021-02-18 14:28:33NASA’s Perseverance rover, with the Ingenuity helicopter attached to its belly, is on target to touch down gently in Jezero Crater on Mars aroun

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The Ice Caps Are Melting. Will They Ever 2021-02-23 13:06:00We’re unlikely to see an iceless planet any time soon. But even modest decreases in ice have big consequences.

Queen Kubaba: The Tavern Keeper Who Became the 2021-02-23 08:35:00Some 4,500 years ago, a woman rose to power and reigned over one of the largest civilizations in ancient Mesopotamia.

The 13 Best CBD Pills: Complete Buyer’s Guide 2021-02-23 01:00:00

ProstaStream Reviews - Scam Complaints or Ingredients Really 2021-02-23 01:00:00

What Are Macronutrients and Why Do People Keep 2021-02-22 16:30:00Not to be confused with micronutrients, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are the “macros” that make up your diet. Here's what this means

Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Work As Well in 2021-02-22 13:45:00More than 70% of the U.S. population suffers from excess weight or obesity and are at high-risk for COVID-19. Researchers are now trying to deter

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Apophis: Doomsday Asteroid, or Just a Passing Space 2021-02-20 11:00:00The asteroid Apophis is about to make its close flyby of Earth. And astronomers want to get a good look at it while they can.

What Does Wind Chill Mean, Exactly? 2021-02-19 16:46:00Though often talked about as the "feels like" temperature, wind chill involves a lot more than just how you feel outside.

What Your Sense of Humor Says About Your 2021-02-19 15:35:00According to researchers, humor comes in four types. Which of these you lean towards can act as a window into your psychological well-being.

Is Vaping Healthier Than Smoking? Here's What One 2021-02-19 09:00:00Vaping is often touted as a less harmful alternative to smoking. Is that true?

Continental Drift: A Revolutionary Theory That Was Once 2021-02-18 19:49:00In the early 20th century, one man withstood a lifetime of ridicule to uphold the revolutionary idea that land masses move.

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For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of 2021-02-23 15:48:23During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.

John Kerry, at U.N., Likens Climate Inaction to 2021-02-23 15:28:14John Kerry’s remarks stood in sharp contrast to the American stance under the previous administration, which tried to block even general mention

Studies Examine Variant Surging in California, and the 2021-02-23 13:28:19Two studies confirm that a new coronavirus mutant in California is more contagious, although the scale of its threat is unclear.

Future Vaccines Depend on Test Subjects in Short 2021-02-23 10:12:31The pandemic has highlighted the United States’ dependence on China for research animals, reviving calls for a “strategic monkey reserve.&

Researchers Halt Trials of Promising Sickle Cell Treatment 2021-02-23 09:44:51Two patients in a gene therapy study developed cancer years after treatment. It is not clear whether the therapy was responsible.

Seismic Survey of Alaskan Arctic Refuge Won’t Move 2021-02-23 07:49:59A missed deadline for flights to look for polar bears means the work to locate oil reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is effectively kill

How Meaningful Is Prediabetes for Older Adults? 2021-02-23 02:30:10A new study indicates that the condition might be less of a worry than once believed.

‘I Am Worth It’: Why Thousands of Doctors 2021-02-23 00:56:40Medical schools are producing more graduates, but residency programs haven’t kept up, leaving thousands of young doctors “chronically unma

Europe Wants to Diversify Its Pool of Astronauts 2021-02-22 23:23:24In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.

Studies Suggest People Who Had Covid-19 Should Get 2021-02-22 22:30:05New studies show that one shot of a vaccine can greatly amplify antibody levels in those who have recovered from the coronavirus.

Deb Haaland, Biden's Pick for Interior Dept., Embodies 2021-02-22 22:18:13President Biden’s choice for interior secretary faces her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Democrats see her as embodying the hopes of the new a

Watch Video From NASA’s Perseverance Rover Landing on 2021-02-22 17:53:17The spacecraft has sent pictures, audio and video recordings to Earth since it landed on Mars last Thursday.

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Conservation paradox - the pros and cons of 2021-02-23 16:44:48Scientists have reviewed more than 1,000 studies on recreational hunting -- the first such attempt to summarize the scientific literature examining th

How a single cell slime mold makes smart 2021-02-23 12:16:43Having a memory of past events enables us to take smarter decisions about the future. Researchers have now identified how the slime mold Physarum poly

The way a fish swims reveals a lot 2021-02-23 11:07:33Personality has been described in all sorts of animal species, from ants to apes. Some individuals are shy and sedentary, while others are bold and ac

'Missing ice problem' finally solved 2021-02-23 11:07:05During glacial periods, the sea level falls, because vast quantities of water are stored in the massive inland glaciers. To date, however, computer mo

Whale Sharks show remarkable capacity to recover from 2021-02-23 11:05:00A new study has for the first time explored the extraordinary rate at which the world's largest fish, the endangered whale shark, can recover from it

'Walking' molecule superstructures could help create neurons for 2021-02-23 11:04:35By discovering a new printable biomaterial that can mimic properties of brain tissue, researchers are now closer to developing a platform capable of c

Don't focus on genetic diversity to save our 2021-02-23 11:04:33Scientists have challenged the common assumption that genetic diversity of a species is a key indicator of extinction risk. The scientists demonstrate

Scientists use DNA origami to monitor CRISPR gene 2021-02-23 11:04:20The remarkable genetic scissors called CRISPR/Cas9, the discovery that won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sometimes cut in places that they are no

ALS neuron damage reversed with new compound 2021-02-23 11:04:14Scientists have identified the first compound that eliminates the ongoing degeneration of upper motor neurons that become diseased and are a key contr

Climate impacts drive east-west divide in forest seed 2021-02-23 11:04:11Younger, smaller trees that comprise much of North America's eastern forests have increased their seed production under climate change. But older, la

Beta blockers can repair malformed blood vessels in 2021-02-23 11:04:04Propranolol, a drug that is efficacious against infantile haemangiomas ('strawberry naevi', resembling birthmarks), can also be used to treat cerebr

Research finds college students with ADHD are likely 2021-02-23 11:03:58In one of largest and most comprehensive investigations of college students with ADHD ever conducted, new research confirms students with ADHD face si

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Coronavirus News Roundup, February 13 - February 19 2021-02-19 15:00:00Pandemic highlights for the week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

U.S. Officially Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement 2021-02-19 14:00:00The Biden Administration aims to strengthen the country’s emissions reduction pledge under the pact by Earth Day -- Read more on ScientificAmeri

The Coronavirus is Here to Stay--Here's What That 2021-02-19 13:00:00A Nature survey shows many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic, but it could pose less danger over time -- Read more on

Even Tiny Phytoplankton Have Microbiomes 2021-02-19 12:00:00These algae exchange vital chemicals with bacteria that live around their surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

How Will the Coronavirus Evolve? 2021-02-19 11:00:00If we’re lucky, mutations will make SARS-CoV-2 less lethal, as happened with the 1918 flu—but there’s no guarantee of that -- Read m

Massive Power Failure Could Finally Cause Texas to 2021-02-19 10:00:00Energy from neighboring states could have helped Texans survive their extreme winter storm -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Experts Answer the Biggest COVID Vaccine Questions 2021-02-19 06:45:00What does “95 percent effective” mean? Should you get vaccinated if you have had COVID? Is there a best vaccine?  -- Read more o

Perseverance Has Landed! Mars Rover Begins a New 2021-02-18 16:00:00NASA’s latest mission to the Red Planet will seek out signs of ancient life, gather samples for return to Earth, and even fly a first-of-its-kin

Biden Channels FDR on STEM Policy 2021-02-18 15:00:00The president’s letter to his new science advisor emphasizes the crucial role science plays in our society—much as Roosevelt did in a simi

Why the Deep Freeze Caused Texas to Lose 2021-02-18 13:45:00Issues with natural gas supplies and the grid’s isolation both factored in to the massive outages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

People Answer Scientists' Queries in Real Time While 2021-02-18 11:00:00Researchers demonstrate that during REM sleep, people can hear—and respond to—simple questions (What is eight minus six?) -- Read more on

Virtual Conferences Aren't as Accessible as You Might 2021-02-18 10:00:00They have some advantages for people with disabilities—but plenty of problems as well -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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How fairy circles form in Shanghai’s salt marshes 2021-02-23 11:10:00Competition for nutrients drives these fleeting patterns

After dramatic landing, Mars rover will probe ancient 2021-02-23 04:00:00Rocks drilled from crater floor could reveal how wet Mars was—and for how long

As trials ramp up, doctors stress need to 2021-02-23 02:55:00Companies focus on safety, immune response to vaccines in children and teens

California coronavirus strain may be more infectious—and lethal 2021-02-23 01:20:00But outside experts warn sample sizes are small and call for more data

Rare cosmic neutrino traced to star-swallowing black hole 2021-02-22 11:00:00Detector frozen in Antarctic ice captures single particle from tidal disruption event

Brain cell clusters, grown in lab for more 2021-02-22 11:00:00Organoids develop genetic signatures of postnatal brains, possibly broadening their use as disease models

U.S. National Science Foundation could get $600 million 2021-02-22 09:00:00National Institute of Standards and Technology could get $150 million in massive package

Martian rover sends back ‘overwhelming’ video, audio from 2021-02-22 05:10:00Audio recording is the first ever to be taken on the surface of Mars

Road map to U.S. fusion power plant comes 2021-02-19 05:00:00National academies lay out to-do list to build multibillion-dollar plant by 2035

Humble dung beetles may be ideal DNA detectors 2021-02-19 03:00:00Other animals’ poop found in the beetles’ guts could reveal local biodiversity

Scientists entered people’s dreams and got them ‘talking’ 2021-02-18 11:05:00Dreaming experiments involved real-time conversations between sleepers and scientists

‘Touchdown confirmed!’ Perseverance landing marks new dawn for 2021-02-18 04:10:00Safely set down in Jezero crater, NASA rover embarks on multiyear mission to gather samples for eventual return to Earth

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The Great Canadian Polio Vaccine Heist of 1959 New! 2021-02-24 07:00:00A theft more than 60 years ago shows how sought-after scarce vaccine doses have been in past epidemics

Ancient DNA Reveals the Oldest Domesticated Dog in New! 2021-02-23 19:01:00A 10,000-year-old dog bone was found in an Alaskan cave near a site with human remains

Could Astronauts Rear Fish on the Moon? 2021-02-23 12:07:20Researchers in France aim to boldly farm fish where no one has farmed fish before

Will We Ever Send Humans to Venus? 2021-02-23 09:00:00You’ve got questions. We’ve got experts

Lost For Half a Century, This Apollo-Era Rocket 2021-02-22 08:05:00Found in a hunt for asteroids, an old pal checks in on its way around the sun

Perseverance Kicks Off Elaborate Effort to Bring Mars 2021-02-22 08:00:00The decade-long mission requires dozens of glass tubes, two rovers and three more rocket launches, including the first from another planet

To Meet Ambitious Emissions Goals, Large Food Companies 2021-02-19 10:14:10But the logistics of moving farmers in their supply chains to regenerative agriculture practices can be complicated

Scientists Name Old Dinosaur for the Smithsonian 2021-02-19 09:56:38A new study has reclassified a fossil discovered in 1883 as a dicraeosaurid—a family of long-necked dinosaurs rarely found in North America

How 'Star Trek' Helped NASA Dream Big 2021-02-19 07:15:00And how NASA helped 'Star Trek' stand the test of time

Yes, You Should Still Wear a Mask After 2021-02-18 14:04:08Experts don’t yet know if Covid-19 vaccines prevent the virus’ spread—and it may take months to find out

Polar Bears Live on the Edge of the 2021-02-18 11:39:21On Hudson Bay's frigid shores, scientists track the animals to better understand how the environment is shaping their chances of survival

How the Rice's Whale Became a New Species 2021-02-18 08:00:00The intact skeleton of a washed-up whale gave scientists the final pieces of evidence needed to make the designation

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Hundreds of skeletons fill this remote Himalayan lake. New! 2021-02-24 08:32:21Hundreds of people have died at a remote Himalayan lake, and some of them had no obvious reason to be there.

Video captures unusual death of baby bird gobbled New! 2021-02-24 07:00:05Scientists recently captured video documenting the first reported instance of a fish preying on a newly-hatched baby bird, in a flooded nest in coasta

There's a secret code in the Mars rover's New! 2021-02-23 17:07:12NASA scientists teased the code's existence on Monday. The Internet solved it within 6 hours.

'Homegrown' California coronavirus variant is more contagious and 2021-02-23 16:31:48Lab studies found that the variant was 40% better at infecting human cells compared with earlier strains.

FAA closes investigation of SpaceX's Starship SN9's test-flight 2021-02-23 15:40:46The path is now much clearer for the test flight of SN9's successor, SN10.

Lumpy, 30-pound meteorite that crashed in Sweden recovered 2021-02-23 12:09:43Two meteor enthusiasts have found a piece of an iron meteorite that fell over Sweden in November 2020.

Mysterious oil spill covers Israel's coastline in toxic 2021-02-23 11:49:00Israel's Mediterranean coastline has been littered with tar as the result of an oil spill off the coast, putting marine life and those cleaning it up

Weird rodent glows under UV light with disco 2021-02-23 09:40:43New research spotlights fluorescence in a jumping rodent known as a springhare.

Extremists struggle with certain kinds of brain processing, 2021-02-23 08:59:44Extremists and dogmatists struggle with certain kinds of cognitive processing, but they also tend to be impulsive and risk-loving.

Woman contracts COVID-19 from lung transplant in a 2021-02-23 08:54:59A lifesaving operation turned tragic when a Michigan woman contracted COVID-19 from her double lung transplant last year and died soon after.

40 beached whales 'refloated' in New Zealand 2021-02-23 07:00:58Some conservationists are worried that the whales might get stuck on shore again, though.

Rare Roman-era phallus carving found in UK 2021-02-23 07:00:10An excavation in the UK unearthed the Roman-era stone carving of a phallus.

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Star-shredding Black Hole Makes Ghostlike Particle 2021-02-23 11:00:16A single high-energy neutrino may shed light on a star being swallowed by a supermassive black hole some 750 million light-years away. The post Star-s

Watch NASA's Perseverance Land in Jezero Crater on 2021-02-22 16:05:26NASA’s Perseverance rover is providing us with amazing views of its new home., including an amazing video of the sky-crane descent. The post Wat

First-detected Black Hole is More Massive Than We 2021-02-22 08:00:00A higher mass for Cygnus X-1, the first black hole to be discovered, challenges ideas about the evolution of massive stars. The post First-detected Bl

New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid 2021-02-19 13:19:50Scientists have made a new and improved map of possible water-ice reservoirs on Mars. The post New Map of Ice on Mars Will Aid Future Crewed Missions

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 19 2021-02-19 10:00:00Sirius the Dog Star blazes high in the southeast after dinnertime, the brightest star of Canis Major. Spot it lower left of Orion. The stars of Canis

Watch the Moon Journey Across the Winter Hexagon 2021-02-19 09:00:00About once a month this winter, we can watch the Moon take a four-day journey across a field of stars termed the "Winter Hexagon." The post Watch th

NASA’s Perseverance Arrives on Mars 2021-02-18 16:16:02NASA’s Perseverance rover, now safely on the floor of Jezero crater, will soon begin its search for evidence of past life on Mars. The post NASA

Watch Online: NASA's Perseverance Landing on Mars 2021-02-18 14:15:00One week from today, NASA's Perseverance rover will land on Mars. Find resources here — including broadcast of the landing itself. The post Wat

A Deep-sky Hippity-hop through Lepus, the Hare 2021-02-17 12:34:08Snare a dozen bright double stars and deep-sky objects in the celestial Hare the next clear night. We also provide details on how to watch the potenti

A Timeline for NASA’s Perseverance Landing on Mars 2021-02-16 16:31:00NASA’s Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars tomorrow in a complex but well-tested procedure — its very own "seven minutes of terror.

The Alignment of the Milky Way’s Entourage, Explained 2021-02-15 13:49:37Astronomers are starting to understand why the dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way are aligned along a plane. The post The Alignment of the Milky Way&

Planet-eating White Dwarfs, A Black Hole Cluster & 2021-02-12 16:36:41This week in astronomy news, astronomers found planet-eating white dwarfs, a cluster of black holes, and a "farfarout" object that's now the most d

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Black Holes May Devour Stars From the Inside, 2021-02-23 16:01:25 A team of scientists has a new hunch on where to look to finally find dark matter, the mysterious invisible stuff that makes up most of the matter in

This Smart Ear Wax Remover Lets You See 2021-02-23 16:00:40 Intro… If you’re one of the X% of people who suffer from…blank…then you need to know about SPADE Smart Ear Wax Remover. &n

This Wearable Uses Your Body Heat as an 2021-02-23 15:27:34 A team of researchers at the University Of Colorado At Boulder have developed a wearable that can tap into its wearer’s natural body heat to vi

Whistleblowers: Flawed Software Held Hundreds of Prisoners Past 2021-02-23 14:55:20 Whistleblowers at the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) say that hundreds of incarcerated people are being held past their release dates becaus

Fighter Pilots Blacked Out From Gs, Got Saved 2021-02-23 14:21:28 On two separate occasions last year, two Air Force F-16 fighter jet pilots flying over Nevada lost their consciousness. Both would have faced certain

US Army Testing Machine Gun-Style Laser Weapon That 2021-02-23 13:31:56 The United States Army is developing a powerful new laser weapon capable of rapidly firing metal-vaporizing pulses like a machine gun. The new weapon

Scientists Invent Artificial Muscle That Gets Stronger With 2021-02-23 12:54:29 Scientists developed a new gel that they say gets stronger as “exercises,” just like biological muscles do. The new material could help l

NASA Hid a Clever Secret Message in Its 2021-02-23 12:11:51 Parachute Code The engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) managed to hide a clever message in the red and white colors of its Pers

Bitcoin Falls 11 Percent After Saucy Elon Musk 2021-02-23 11:40:19 The value of Bitcoin fell to just over $52,000 on Monday from cracking the $58,000 mark over the weekend — and that could in large part be due

Physicist Trashes Simulation Theory, Says It’s Basically a 2021-02-23 11:06:22 Simulation theory, or the notion that our entire reality is fabricated as part of an experiment or even a video game built by a civilization far more

Fauci: The US Has Pretty Much Done Worse 2021-02-23 10:29:16 On Monday, president Joe Biden led a candle-lit moment of silence as the country passed a grim milestone: 500,000 American deaths as a result of COVI

NASA Releases Incredible Panorama of Mars Rover’s Landing 2021-02-22 16:53:58 Mars 360 NASA has been showering us with incredible footage from the Martian surface, courtesy of its Perseverance rover. First, we got an out-of-thi

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