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Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers
PHYS.ORG Most likely, this is the best-known picture of a flag ever taken: Buzz Aldrin standing next to the first U.S. flag planted on the Moon. For those who knew their world history,... 22 hours
Long-term effectiveness of therapy for common cause of kidney failure
SCIENCE DAILY Among individuals with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, those who were treated with tolvaptan for up to 11 years had a slower rate of kidney function decline compared... 22 hours
Response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of 'dangerous complacency' as urgent change in approach is needed
SCIENCE DAILY HIV rates persist in high risk, marginalized populations and the Commission authors warn that a resurgence... 22 hours
'Apollo 11' Film to Show First Moon Landing Like Never Before
SPACE.COM A new cinematic space event film promises to show audiences the historic Apollo 11 first moon landing mission like they have never seen before. "Apollo 11"... 22 hours
Sweden's farmers count cost of historic drought
PHYS.ORG As an unprecedented drought scorches large swathes of Sweden's green pastures, farmers are having to send their animals to slaughter because they have no hay left to feed them. 23 hours
Watch Astronauts Set Foot on the Moon in Historic NASA Footage Streaming Today
SPACE.COM Forty-nine years ago today, on July 20, 1969, humans set foot on the moon for the first time in history. 23 hours
How virtual worlds can recreate the geographic history of life
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Solving the mystery of an unusual medieval text
PHYS.ORG When historian Rowan Dorin first stepped onto the Stanford campus in early 2017, he made it a habit to visit Green Library every week to dig through its collection of medieval documents... 1 day
Akainacephalus johnsoni: New Armored Dinosaur Species Discovered
SCI-NEWS.COM A new species of ankylosaurid dinosaur being named Akainacephalus johnsoni has been discovered by paleontologists Jelle Wiersma and Randall Irmis from the... 1 day
Building Apollo: Photos from Moonshot History
SPACE.COM A tremendous amount of engineering and creativity went into the successful lunar touchdown of the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969 and the following missions. Here's a look at the development process. 1 day
martian atmosphere behaves as one Martian Atmosphere Behaves as One
ASTRO WATCH New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system,... 2 days
From cradle to grave: Factors that shaped evolution
SCIENCE DAILY This study brings us closer to knowing the complex interactions between topography and climate change, and how these factors influence the evolutionary histories and biodiversity of species in natural ecosystems. 2 days
Rebecca Masterson appointed AeroAstro principal research scientist
MIT Mechanical engineer and instrument scientist on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is the first female principal research scientist in the department's history. 2 days
Mystery Egypt sarcophagus found not to house Alexander the Great's remains
REUTERS Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday dashed local hopes that a newly discovered ancient sarcophagus might... 2 days
Bones of prehistoric creatures discovered in Crimean cave
REUTERS Scientists in Crimea are poring over a mass of preserved animal bones dating back half a million years after workmen... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and... 2 days
Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur—Akainacephalus johnsoni— have been unearthed in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), in Kane County,... 2 days
Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago. 2 days
Colombia peace deal brings new threat to country's rainforest
SCIENCE DAILY The historic peace treaty in Colombia which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation. Once FARC soldiers were disarmed, it led to a... 2 days
Colombia peace deal brings new threat to country's rainforest
PHYS.ORG A historic peace treaty which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation in Colombia, scientists have warned. 2 days
The case for introducing rhinos to Australia
PHYS.ORG Rhinos in Australia might seem like an insane proposition – after all, we've had historically bad luck with introduced species. But on reflection it's not quite as crazy as it sounds. 2 days
Guide to Mars Opposition 2018
PHYS.ORG Have you checked out Mars this season? Mars reaches opposition on July 27th at 5:00 Universal Time (UT) shining at magnitude -2.8 and appearing 24.3" across—nearly as large as it can appear, and the largest since the historic... 2 days
Drone Reveals Massive Stonehenge-Like Circular Monument in Ireland
LIVE SCIENCE New finds in Ireland show the importance of ancient tombs and circular henges to Neolithic people, hundreds of years before the Egyptian pyramids were built. 2 days
First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes
PHYS.ORG The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber, provides important new information on the evolution of modern snakes, according to a new... 2 days
Old Theban port of Chalcis—a medieval maritime crossroads in Greece
PHYS.ORG Showcased in museums the world over, Byzantine ceramics are the vestiges of an ancient empire that dominated the Mediterranean region for nearly 10 centuries. A CNRS researcher, in... 2 days
Woman's pregnancy history may be linked to Alzheimer's disease risk
NEWS MEDICAL A woman's history of pregnancy may affect her risk of Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study published in the July 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology,... 2 days
Living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia
SCIENCE DAILY New study identifies human choice and environmental adaptation as crucial factors for the spread of food staple in prehistory. 2 days
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4-billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval... 3 days
Robust estimates of a high Ne/N ratio in a top marine predator, southern bluefin tuna
Science Magazine Genetic studies of several marine species with high fecundity have produced "tiny" estimates (≤10–3) of the ratio of... 3 days
Religious change preceded economic change in the 20th century
Science Magazine The decline in the everyday importance of religion with economic development is a well-known correlation, but which phenomenon comes first? Using unsupervised factor analysis and a birth cohort approach to... 3 days
A network approach to topic models
Science Magazine One of the main computational and scientific challenges in the modern age is to extract useful information from unstructured texts. Topic models are one popular machine-learning approach that infers the latent topical structure of a collection... 3 days
World’s oldest baby snake found preserved in amber
Science Magazine 100-million-year-old fossil may provide clues to the habitat and evolution of ancient serpents 3 days
Barley heads east—living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia
PHYS.ORG The emergence of agriculture is one of the most important transitions in the development of human societies, as it allowed the establishment of settled communities, specialization... 3 days
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere
PHYS.ORG A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth's atmosphere and biosphere were like during the... 3 days
Why Did People Panic When the Moon Changed Color?
SPACE.COM The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming up in a couple weeks. We know it's coming, but did ancient people? 3 days
Iron-rich Minerals on Mars Could Contain Life's Fatty Acids
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Meghalayan: Collapse of Ancient Agricultural Civilizations Defines Holocene’s Youngest Stage
SCI-NEWS.COM The Meghalayan, the youngest stage of the current Holocene epoch, began at the time when ancient... 3 days
Life on Earth kept to darkness for much of history, study finds
PHYS.ORG Tiny creatures that lived in the dark—either underground or below the sea floor—were the dominant life forms on Earth for much of the planet's... 3 days
Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
SCIENCE DAILY Goofy, yellow and crooked: British smiles have sometimes had a less-than-flattering international image, but a new study has put tartar from our infamously bad... 3 days
The rollercoaster of exploding pollen
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Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins
MIT Results may help identify ancient climates on Earth or other planets. 3 days
An ancient swimming revolution in the oceans may have never happened
SCIENCE-NEWS Swimmers may not have suddenly dominated the oceans during the Devonian Period after all: New analyses suggest they took over much more gradually. 4 days
Research on British teeth unlocks potential for new insights into ancient diets
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Scientists May Have Wildly Underestimated the Giant Dinosaurs of the Ancient World
LIVE SCIENCE A new study of how plants grew in the environments of the dinosaur age offers some new clues about their populations. 4 days
The ancient armor of fish -- scales -- provide clues to hair, feather development
SCIENCE DAILY How do scale patterns on fish provide understanding of the development of feathers, fur -- and even cancer? Biologists are... 4 days
Study: Up To 2% of Earth’s Oldest Mantle Rocks are Made from Diamond
SCI-NEWS.COM The ancient cores of Earth’s continents are called cratons. Shaped... 4 days
Field Notes Celebrates NASA History with Memo Books, Paper Models
SPACE.COM A novelty stationery company has taken note of the approaching 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and has launched memo books and paper spacecraft models to celebrate.... 4 days
Geologists find out how over 2.6 Ga years old rocks were formed at Limpopo Complex
PHYS.ORG Cratons (from the Greek "power" or "might") are the areas of the oldest continental crust on Earth, and... 4 days
Aquatic Alga Genome Contains Ancient Land Plant Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers, led by Kanazawa and Kobe Universities, Japan, and the Universities of Marburg and Freiburg, Germany,... 4 days
The ancient armor of fish—scales—provide clues to hair, feather development
PHYS.ORG When sea creatures first began crawling and slithering onto land about 385 million years ago, they carried with them their body armor: scales. Fossil evidence shows that the... 4 days
What to know about macrocephaly
MNT Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic syndrome. In this article, learn about... 5 days
Medical News Today: What to know about macrocephaly
MNT Macrocephaly is the term for an unusually large head. This can occur due to a family history of the condition, or it could indicate an underlying medical problem, such as a genetic... 5 days
World's oldest bread found at prehistoric site in Jordan
REUTERS Charred remains of a flatbread baked about 14,500 years ago in a stone fireplace at a site in... 5 days
This oven was used to make bread—thousands of years before agriculture
Science Magazine Surprising find in northeastern Jordan could rewrite history of cooking technology 5 days
Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY Fossils come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from isolated fragments of bones and teeth to complete skeletons. 5 days
Ancient Papyrus Reveals Galen's Crazy Theory About 'Hysterical Suffocation'
LIVE SCIENCE The text is 2,000 years old and suggests a weird cause of hysterical suffocation in women. 5 days
Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity
PHYS.ORG Fossils come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from isolated fragments of bones and teeth to complete skeletons. 5 days
Oldest Known Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey Found on Clay Tablet
SCI-NEWS.COM Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they think is the oldest written record of Homer’s poem... 5 days
Human evolution: back to the trees?
PHYS.ORG Scientists have uncovered new clues from the spinal columns of ancient human ancestors that suggest the various types moved in different manners within their environments. 5 days
Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop
PHYS.ORG Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. 6 days
Mummy Wearing Gold-Gilded Face Mask Discovered at Ancient Egypt Burial Ground
LIVE SCIENCE The face mask was among a treasure trove of discoveries that included mummies, a burial shaft, mummification workshop and sarcophagi. 7 days
Towers Toppled at Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17
LIVE SCIENCE The last two launch towers to stand at Cape Canaveral since the dawn of the Space Age are no more. 1 week
Space Cruise Reflections: Exploring Sea and Space Aboard the Viking Orion
SPACE.COM Throughout history, humans have shared an innate interest in exploration — to travel to new reaches of our planet, and even our universe. 1 week
Earthquake in Mexico Cracked a Pyramid and Revealed an Ancient Temple
LIVE SCIENCE A quake in Mexico had a surprisingly positive outcome for archaeologists. 1 week
MR1 displays the microbial metabolome driving selective MR1-restricted T cell receptor usage
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Researchers Solve Mystery of 1,800-Year-Old Basel Papyrus
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of scientists at the University of Basel, Switzerland, has discovered that a 1,800-year-old papyrus from the Basel Papyrus Collection is... 1 week
Researchers isolate parvovirus from ancient human remains
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Prehistoric people started to spread domesticated bananas across the world 6,000 years ago
PHYS.ORG In a globalised world, we routinely move enormous quantities of food around the planet in trade and for aid. Many countries, including... 1 week
Possible Oldest Fragment of Homer's 'Odyssey' Discovered in Greece
LIVE SCIENCE In an ancient heap of Roman rubble, archaeologists in Greece discovered a clay tablet engraved with 13 lines of Homer's epic poem. 1 week
Towers Toppled at Historic Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 17
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Southeast Asians Derive Ancestry from Four Ancient Populations
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Four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment for smokers
NEWS MEDICAL A four-protein biomarker blood test improves lung cancer risk assessment over existing guidelines that rely solely upon smoking history, capturing risk for people who have ever... 1 week
International collaboration finds land plant genes in ancient aquatic alga
PHYS.ORG Land plants, which split from their aquatic relatives 500 million years ago, are an extraordinarily diverse group of living organisms—from tall redwoods to fragrant roses to carpets of... 1 week
Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France
PHYS.ORG A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP. 1 week
This Holey Skull May Have Watched Over Dead People in the Afterlife Some 2,500 Years Ago
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Martian 'Ghost Dunes' Could Preserve Signs of Ancient Life
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5,300-year-old Iceman's last meal reveals remarkably high-fat diet
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NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Beryl's remnants fighting for survival
PHYS.ORG Former Tropical Storm Beryl doesn't seem to want to dissipate into hurricane history. Visible data from NASA's Terra satellite captured the the remnants of Beryl lingering north of the Bahamas. 1 week
Why Did People Panic When the Moon Changed Color?
LIVE SCIENCE The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming up in a couple weeks. We know it's coming, but did ancient people? 1 week
NASA's Historic Mission to the Sun Gets a Heat Shield
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Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate
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Before Trump, the long history of fake news
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Star Trek: History & Effect on Space Technology
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‘Ghost dunes’ spotted on Mars
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Did humans leave Africa earlier than previously thought?
SCIENCE DAILY Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than previously thought. 1 week
Uncovering the evolutionary history of IBD-associated colorectal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers have reported the genetic events involved in the early development of bowel cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 1 week
Discovery of ancient tools in China suggests humans left Africa earlier than previously thought
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Ancient bones reveal 2 whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea
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Humans evolved in partially isolated populations scattered across Africa
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Researchers uncover evolutionary history of IBD-associated bowel cancer
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Scientists discover 'ghost dunes' on Mars
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1,600-Year-Old Mosaic Shows Biblical Spies Who Scouted Promised Land
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Ancient seafarers may have hunted whales around the world
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Ancient bones reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea
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Bright Pink is Oldest Color in Geological Record
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Uncovering the lost world of New Zealand from fossil bone DNA
PHYS.ORG Curtin University researchers have used DNA from fossil bones to reconstruct the past biodiversity of New Zealand, revealing a history of extinctions and biodiversity decline since... 2 weeks
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Mosaics provide clues on life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village
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Fingerprint of ancient abrupt climate change found in Arctic
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Discoveries by archaeology team give new clues on life in ancient Jewish village
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