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There's No Good Explanation for Why Ozone-Ripping CFCs Are Back
SPACE.COM Scientists can't explain why in the world someone would decide to pump out the dangerous gases again. 4 hours
Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time
SPACE.COM Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist... 4 hours
iridium breaks inmarsat monopoly on maritime safety communications Iridium breaks Inmarsat monopoly on maritime safety communications
SPACE NEWS The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally... 2 hours
orbital atk s antares rocket launches oa 9 cygnus to resupply iss Orbital ATK’s Antares Rocket Launches OA-9 Cygnus to Resupply ISS
ASTRO WATCH Another load of supplies, science experiments and CubeSats is on its way to the International Space... 3 hours
Target for chikungunya treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified a molecule found on human cells and some animal cells that could be a target for drugs against chikungunya virus infection and related diseases, according to new research. 2 hours
Minimizing exposure to common hormone-disrupting chemicals may reduce obesity rates
SCIENCE DAILY Everyday products carry environmental chemicals that may be making us fat by interfering with our hormones, according to new research. Following recommendations on how to avoid these chemicals... 2 hours
A better way to control crystal vibrations
SCIENCE DAILY The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the... 4 hours
No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space
SPACE.COM Scientists are skeptical of a new paper that suggests frozen octopus eggs rode a meteor to Earth 540 million years ago. 4 hours
Scientist reveals likely cause of childhood leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY A major new analysis reveals for the first time the likely cause of most cases of childhood leukemia, following more than a century of controversy about its origins. 3 hours
In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space
SPACE.COM Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in May 2018, creating a vast ash cloud visible from space and sending lava spewing from fissures to devastate homes. See photos of the... 4 hours
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo
SCIENCE-NEWS A vaccination campaign is up and running to fight the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo. It’s the first of its kind. 4 hours
Why Would a Pig Follow a Man Home?
LIVE SCIENCE What reason could a pig have for following around a human? 4 hours
Preventing murder by addressing domestic violence
SCIENCE DAILY Victims of domestic violence are at a high risk to be murdered -- or a victim of attempted murder -- according to a task force of criminal-justice professionals, victim advocates and researchers working to prevent domestic... 2 hours
Could intermittent fasting diets increase diabetes risk?
SCIENCE DAILY Fasting every other day to lose weight impairs the action of sugar-regulating hormone, insulin, which may increase diabetes risk. These findings suggest that fasting-based diets may be associated with long-term health risks and careful... 2 hours
lightning in the eyewall of a hurricane beamed antimatter toward the ground Lightning in the Eyewall of a Hurricane Beamed Antimatter Toward the Ground
ASTRO WATCH Hurricane Patricia, which battered the west coast of Mexico in 2015, was the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Amid... 4 hours
What can snakes teach us about engineering friction?
SCIENCE DAILY If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction, just ask a snake. That's the theory driving new research by an expert who is studying snake skin to... 4 hours
Daily egg consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease
SCIENCE DAILY People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular diseases compared with eating no eggs, suggests a new study. 3 hours
Origami Robots Just Helped Build the World's Smallest House
LIVE SCIENCE This teensy little house is so small that even a malnourished amoeba couldn't fit inside. 3 hours
Turning entanglement upside down
SCIENCE DAILY Physicists have come up with a surprisingly simple idea to investigate quantum entanglement of many particles. Instead of digging deep into the properties of quantum wave functions - which are notoriously hard to experimentally access - they propose to realize... 4 hours
What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome
MNT The ulnar nerve runs all along the arm. When it becomes compressed a person may feel pain and numbness in the outer fingers. This is called ulnar tunnel syndrome. It can be treated using... 4 hours
Eczema drug effective against severe asthma
SCIENCE DAILY New studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by... 3 hours
Union Votes to End ULA Strike
SPACE.COM Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. 3 hours
Observing cellular activity, one molecule at a time
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new mode of atomic force microscopy, researchers have found a way to see and measure protein assembly in real time and with unprecedented detail. 3 hours
Feel the burn: Biochemical pathway that spurs beige fat cells to burn energy is discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a brain receptor and signaling pathway that spurs beige fat cells to burn energy, revealing... 4 hours
Are humans causing cancer in wild animals?
SCIENCE DAILY As humans, we know that some of our activities can cause cancer to develop in our bodies. Smoking, poor diets, pollution, chemicals used as additives in food and personal hygiene products, and even too... 7 hours
A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus
MIT Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate the disease worldwide. 7 hours
Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time
LIVE SCIENCE Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist... 6 hours
Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting
SCIENCE DAILY A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to researchers. 6 hours
Chemists synthesize millions of proteins not found in nature
PHYS.ORG MIT chemists have devised a way to rapidly synthesize and screen millions of novel proteins that could be used as drugs against Ebola and other viruses. 7 hours
Chemists synthesize millions of proteins not found in nature
MIT New technology could lead to development of novel “xenoprotein” drugs against infectious diseases. 7 hours
How a Prairie-Dog Plague Vaccine Could Protect Ferrets (and Maybe People, Too)
LIVE SCIENCE Yes, there's a vaccine for the plague, one of the most notorious diseases known to humanity. But unfortunately, this vaccine isn't for humans —... 6 hours
How animals holler
SCIENCE DAILY While humans can only broadcast about one percent of their vocal power through their speech, some animals and mammals are able to broadcast 100 percent. The secret to their long-range howls? A combination of high pitch, a wide-open mouth and... 7 hours
Plants outweigh all other life on Earth
Science Magazine Trees and other greenery make up 80% of all biomass 6 hours
Chemists synthesize millions of proteins not found in nature
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have devised a way to rapidly synthesize and screen millions of novel proteins that could be used as drugs against Ebola and other viruses. 5 hours
What Is Nipah Virus? Outbreak in India Kills At Least 3
LIVE SCIENCE At least three people in India have died from a rare virus known as Nipah virus, according to news reports. 4 hours
Medical News Today: What causes abdominal bloating?
MNT There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple... 6 hours
This Little Piggy Went to the Train Station, Then Followed a Man Home
LIVE SCIENCE What reason could a pig have for following around a human? 4 hours
Why Radioactive Waste Is Being Melted into Glass
LIVE SCIENCE Dangerous radioactive waste has been trapped inside solid glass in a first-of-its-kind demonstration, according to a statement from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in southeastern Washington. 7 hours
Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heads for the Bering Strait
LIVE SCIENCE Russia's got a floating nuclear plant on a barge, and it's heading for the Bering Strait — just a short drift from Alaska. 5 hours
Insufficient sleep, even without extended wakefulness, leads to performance impairments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have isolated the impacts of short sleep and extended wakefulness on vigilant performance decline. 5 hours
Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY All the major groups of animals appear in the fossil record for the first time around... 6 hours
long march 4c sends chang e 4 relay satellite toward moon Long March 4C Sends Chang’e 4 Relay Satellite Toward Moon
ASTRO WATCH Using a Long March 4C rocket, China launched the first spacecraft of its Chang’e 4 lunar... 4 hours
'Alien asteroid' may be the oldest object in the solar system
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An "alien asteroid" that circles the sun in the giant gas... 6 hours
Birds from different species recognize each other and cooperate
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists show how two different species of Australian fairy-wrens not only recognize individual birds from other species, but also form long-term partnerships that help them forage and defend their shared... 6 hours
USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct
ABC NEWS Four former University of Southern California students have sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of sexual battery and sexual harassment 6 hours
Major fossil study sheds new light on emergence of early animal life 540 million years ago
PHYS.ORG All the major groups of animals appear in the fossil record for the first time around... 7 hours
Consumer Reports raises concerns over Tesla Model 3 braking
PHYS.ORG Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. 4 hours
Deep space radiation treatment reboots brain's immune system
SCIENCE DAILY NASA and private company SpaceX plan to send humans to Mars within the next 15 years -- but need to figure out how to protect astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of... 7 hours
Congo Ebola vaccination campaign begins with health workers
ABC NEWS Congo has started an Ebola vaccination campaign in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city... 7 hours
A single-injection vaccine for the polio virus
SCIENCE DAILY A nanoparticle vaccine could help eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunize children in remote regions of Pakistan and other countries where... 5 hours
Mediterranean diet may blunt air pollution's ill health effects
SCIENCE DAILY Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other... 6 hours
NASA Wants Science Instrument Ideas for Europa Lander Mission
SPACE.COM NASA has asked scientists to submit their ideas for instruments for a possible Europa lander mission, which would look for signs of past or present life on the ocean-harboring Jupiter... 5 hours
Medical News Today: What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome
MNT The ulnar nerve runs all along the arm. When it becomes compressed a person may feel pain and numbness in the outer fingers. This is called ulnar tunnel... 4 hours
Activist groups launch campaign to break up Facebook
PHYS.ORG A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network "has too much power over our lives and democracy." 4 hours
Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide
PHYS.ORG Microsoft says it's committing to giving users worldwide the same data and privacy rights being offered to Europeans under new regulations there. 4 hours
Raging 'Fortnite' eSport game gets $100 mn prize pool
PHYS.ORG Epic Games on Monday stoked the blazing popularity of its "Fortnite" death-match video game by putting up $100 million in prize money for eSports competitions. 4 hours
Research suggests sweet potatoes didn't originate in the Americas as previously thought
PHYS.ORG Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World.... 7 hours
Medical News Today: Is honey good for asthma?
MNT Honey is a common home remedy for sore throats and coughing. It is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article, we find out whether it can also help to... 5 hours
What can snakes teach us about engineering friction?
PHYS.ORG If you want to know how to make a sneaker with better traction, just ask a snake. That's the theory driving the research of Hisham Abdel-Aal, Ph.D., an associate teaching professor from... 6 hours
What causes abdominal bloating?
MNT There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look at... 6 hours
Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY A compound found in citrus oils could help alleviate dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients, according... 5 hours
'Running Man Nebula' Sprints Across the Stars (Photo)
SPACE.COM The Running Man Nebula, also known as NGC 1977, vaguely resembles a colorful space ghost sprinting through the stars in the Orion constellation. 5 hours
Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect
SPACE.COM Get ready to see the Red Planet up close this summer, as Mars reaches opposition with the sun, bringing it closest to Earth since... 5 hours
Sweet potatoes didn't originate in the Americas as previously thought
SCIENCE DAILY Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by a... 5 hours
Surprise! House spending panel gives NSF far more money for telescope than it requested
Science Magazine Representative John Culberson (R–TX) says accelerated spending on big new facilities lowers cost and hastens scientific payoff 7 hours
Nanoparticles could offer a new way to help eradicate polio worldwide
PHYS.ORG A new nanoparticle vaccine developed by MIT researchers could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could... 7 hours
Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs
PHYS.ORG When you weigh all life on Earth, billions of humans don't amount to much compared to trees, earthworms or even viruses. But we really know how to throw what little... 6 hours
Probe into rare cougar attack in US that left one dead
PHYS.ORG Wildlife officials in the US state of Washington on Monday were probing what prompted a cougar to attack two cyclists over the weekend, leaving one dead... 6 hours
Scientists find widespread ocean anoxia as cause for past mass extinction
PHYS.ORG For decades, scientists have conducted research centered around the five major mass extinctions that have shaped the world we live in. The extinctions date back more... 7 hours
Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth
PHYS.ORG A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise,... 6 hours
Consumer Reports won't recommend Tesla's Model 3
PHYS.ORG Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. 6 hours
The vessel not taken: Understanding disproportionate blood flow
PHYS.ORG Each time a blood vessel splits into smaller vessels, red blood cells (RBCs) are presented with the same decision: Take the left capillary or the right. While one might think RBCs would... 6 hours
A better way to control crystal vibrations
PHYS.ORG The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the... 6 hours
Why Does the Stellina Telescope Skip the Eyepiece?
SPACE.COM A sleek, new telescope has us wondering — are eyepieces a thing of the past? 5 hours
One 'Strange' Organ: Astronauts Explain the Wonders of the Human Brain
SPACE.COM Humans may not be the only species on Earth that evolved a brain, but we are the only ones who have used these complex organs to... 4 hours
How animals holler
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An eco-friendly cure for a global fish-killing disease
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What are climate models, and how accurate are they?
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NASA's new planet hunter snaps initial test image, swings by Moon toward final orbit
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Wildfire risks are high again this year – here's what travelers need to know
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Raising Awareness of Childhood Dementia
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