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Study: Larger-Sized Bumblebee Foragers Start Work Earlier 2021-05-06 18:03:41By leaving the colony earlier to find and exploit flowers in low light, larger-sized foragers of the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) ar

Entomologists Discover New Species of Trap-Jaw Ant in 2021-05-06 16:30:29Entomologists from the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, the Georgia Museum of Natural History, and the Technical University of Darmstad

Helium Rain Layer Influences Unique Magnetic Field of 2021-05-06 14:44:23Detailed measurements from the Grand Finale phase of NASA’s Cassini mission revealed distinctive features of Saturn’s magnetic field. Thes

New Fanged Frog Species Discovered in Philippines 2021-05-06 11:46:09An international team of scientists has discovered a cryptic new species of fanged frog living on Mindoro and Semirara Islands of the central Philippi

Researchers Sequence Genomes of Revived 2,000-Year-Old Date Palms 2021-05-06 09:45:19An international team of scientists from Israel, the United States, France, and the United Arab Emirates has successfully sequenced and analyzed the g

Parker Solar Probe Detects Natural Radio Emission from 2021-05-05 16:33:58On July 11, 2020, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe made its third flyby of Venus. During 7 min around the closest approach, one of the spacecraft&rsquo

Cretaceous Turtle from Madagascar Had Adaptations for Suction 2021-05-05 15:18:41Sahonachelys mailakavava, a newly-identified species of pelomedusoid turtle from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar, had an unusually flattened skull,

Astronomers Take Closer Look at Giant Molecular Cloud 2021-05-05 13:14:19Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured new, high-resolution radio images of a massive star-forming region c

Eating Green Leafy Vegetables May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease 2021-05-05 11:11:15Consumption of at least  60 mg/day of vegetable nitrate (one cup of green leafy vegetables) can significantly reduce their risk of cardi

Scientists Create Detailed Geologic Map of Moon’s South 2021-05-05 08:44:12An international team of planetary researchers from the University of Arkansas and elsewhere has produced a high-resolution geologic map of the Schr&o

TESS Detects Bright, Long-Lasting Gamma-Ray Burst 2021-05-04 16:29:46Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) exoplanet-hunting mission have detected the rising and decaying optical af

Scops-Owl Subspecies Missing for 125 Years Rediscovered in 2021-05-04 14:50:34Otus brookii brookii, a subspecies of the Rajah scops-owl (Otus brookii) that had been lost to science since 1892, has been discovered alive and photo

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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About 2021-04-16 17:00:00Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of 2021-04-16 15:00:00An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright 2021-04-16 13:00:00Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. 2021-04-16 10:00:00Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist 2021-04-16 08:00:00Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a 2021-04-15 16:00:00Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential R

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep 2021-04-15 15:00:00Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All 2021-04-15 13:00:00Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to 2021-04-15 10:00:00Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points 2021-04-15 08:00:00One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft 2021-04-14 19:00:00A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your 2021-04-14 17:00:00Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

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Long March 5B, a Chinese Rocket, Expected to 2021-05-06 18:16:00The chances of it hitting a populated area are small, but not zero. That has raised questions about how the country’s space program designs its

Biden Promises to ‘Build Back Better.’ Some Climate 2021-05-06 18:09:39Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.

Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home 2021-05-06 11:21:17Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently.

Watch: SpaceX Launch and Landing of Starship SN15 2021-05-06 10:00:08After a series of high-altitude test flights that ended in explosions, the new vehicle set down in one piece on a Texas launchpad.

Space Aged: Bottle of Wine From Space Station 2021-05-06 09:44:41The bottle of Pétrus from 2000 — which is being sold by Christie’s — comes with a second bottle of “terrestrial”

The Earliest Human Burial in Africa 2021-05-06 09:33:00A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East Africa.

Why Grumpy Dogs Outperform Friendly Ones on Some 2021-05-06 05:00:09Dogs that would not be the first choice of many pet owners do better than some of the more agreeable fellows when they have to learn from a stranger.

His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years 2021-05-05 23:03:22For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage.

Giant Bidens, Tiny Carters: A Look at Photographic 2021-05-05 18:43:50A picture of two presidents and first ladies led to many Hobbit jokes online. We explain what happened.

Moderna Booster Effective Against Some Variants, Study Suggests 2021-05-05 18:41:42A booster, administered six to eight months after the initial vaccination, increased the level of antibodies against variants first identified in Sout

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies 2021-05-05 18:30:14Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified i

CureVac Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the 2021-05-05 17:11:37The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month.

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Artificial intelligence makes great microscopes better than ever 2021-05-08 08:29:49Collaboration between deep learning experts and microscopy experts leads to an significantly improved data-intensive light-field microscopy method by

The legume family tree 2021-05-08 08:29:43The most comprehensive study of the family tree for legumes, the plant family that includes beans, soybeans, peanuts, and many other economically impo

Sleep disorders tally $94.9 billion in health care 2021-05-07 16:00:08Sleep disorders are associated with significantly higher rates of health care utilization including more doctors visits and prescriptions, placing an

new mechanism for terminating transcription of DNA into 2021-05-07 16:00:00A bacterial protein helps to stop transcription -- the process of making RNA copies of DNA to carry out the functions of the cell -- by causing the ce

Damage to white matter is linked to worse 2021-05-07 13:09:15A new study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered a

Breaching the blood-brain barrier to deliver precious payloads 2021-05-07 12:17:34RNA-based drugs may change the standard of care for many diseases, making personalized medicine a reality. So far these cost-effective, easy-to-manufa

18.5 million year old vine fossil identified as 2021-05-07 11:20:42An 18.5 million-year-old fossil found in Panama provides evidence of a new species and is the oldest reliable example of a climbing woody vine known a

The African wild dog: An ambassador for the 2021-05-07 11:20:28The world's largest terrestrial conservation area is located in southern Africa and covers 520,000 square kilometers spanning five countries. A study

Distinct cell-to-cell communication processes controlled differently 2021-05-07 11:20:26Cells talk to each other to coordinate nutrition, waste removal, energy use, and, in some cases, disease progression. The cells that line the surfaces

A deeper understanding of how cells move and 2021-05-07 11:20:25A new article takes a step towards a deeper understanding of how cells adhere to each other and their motility.

Some meat eaters disgusted by meat 2021-05-07 11:20:22Some meat eaters feel disgusted by meat, according to a new study.

How bullying and obesity can affect girls' and 2021-05-07 11:20:20Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys' mental health appears to be affected more if they suffe