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U.S. Space Force says its new seal is not a Starfleet knockoff  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
U.S. Space Force statement: The seal “honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history” SpaceNews.com more
Large amounts of oxygen detected in ancient star's atmosphere  nanowerk · 1 day
An international team of astronomers has detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known. more
Study shows effects of Chinese divorce law on women's wellbeing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In 2011, China's Supreme Court dealt a blow to the property rights of women by ruling that family homes purchased before marriage automatically belong to the registered buyer... more
What do Chinese opera masks and spiders have in common? A lot, as it turns out.  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati... more
UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Individuals with a history of early life adversity are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new UCI-led study reveals why. more
Early life adversity and opioid addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to... more
15,000-year-old viruses found in Tibetan glacier  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from The Ohio State University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found a host of ancient virus groups in ice cores taken from a Tibetan glacier. They have written a paper about... more
715-Million-Year-Old Fungi Microfossils Found  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found the microscopic fungal filaments and mycelium-like structures in dolomitic shale from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The microfossils are at least... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a 'primitive star' scientists call J0815+4729.... more
Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope... more
NESSI emerges as new tool for exoplanet atmospheres  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The darkness surrounding the Hale Telescope breaks with a sliver of blue sky as the dome begins to open, screeching with metallic, sci-fi-like sounds atop San Diego County's Palomar Mountain. The historic... more
New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur has been unveiled at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Paleontologists unearthed the first specimen in early 1990s in Dinosaur National Monument in northeastern Utah. The huge... more
Did asteroid that hit Australia help thaw ancient 'snowball Earth'?  REUTERS · 3 days
Scientists have identified Earth's oldest-known impact crater, and in doing so may have solved a mystery... more
New method could help doctors avoid ineffective or unnecessarily risky treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a usual management setting, after a person has had a heart attack or stroke, algorithmic risk models are used to calculate the risk of death... more
Astronomers detect large amounts of oxygen in ancient star's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts... more
Book chronicles history of gender-neutral pronouns, from Shakespeare to email  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Email signatures are almost as likely to include the preferred gender pronouns of the senders as they are their names and titles. The declaration of preferred pronouns is... more
Egyptian mummy speaks again after 3,000 years  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The voice of an ancient Egyptian priest has been heard for the first time in more than 3,000 years, thanks to a detailed reconstruction of his vocal tract from his mummified remains. more
Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers say they've mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. more
3D-printed vocal tract reproduces sound of ancient mummy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The sound produced by the vocal tract of a 3,000 year-old Egyptian mummy has been synthesized using CT scans, 3-D printing and an electronic larynx. The findings are presented in a study... more
Computer model shows ancient Earth with an atmosphere 70 percent carbon dioxide  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Washington has found evidence that the Earth's atmosphere approximately 2.7 billion years ago might have been... more
Vesuvius victims baked slowly as they died  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Hundreds of people in ancient Herculaneum died when Mount Vesuvius erupted. And their deaths weren't instantaneous, new evidence reveals. more
Study reveals two writers penned landmark inscriptions in eighth-century BCE Samaria  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The ancient Samaria ostraca—eighth-century BCE ink-on-clay inscriptions unearthed at the beginning of the 20th century in Samaria, the capital of the biblical kingdom of Israel—are among... more
Tw writers penned landmark inscriptions in 8th-century BCE Samaria  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study reveals that only 2 writers penned landmark inscriptions on an 8th-century BCE Samarian ostraca. The discovery illuminates the bureaucratic apparatus of an ancient kingdom of Israel. more
Astronomers Create Stunning 3D Visualization of Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
In 1054 CE, Chinese sky watchers witnessed the sudden appearance of a ‘new star’ in the heavens, which they recorded... more
'Ghost' population of humans discovered in ancient Africa  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The ancient DNA from four children who lived thousands of years ago is rewriting what geneticists thought happened in sub-Saharan Africa. more
Extreme heat of Vesuvius eruption turned a man's brain to 'glass'  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
A man who died in Herculaneum during the historic Vesuvius eruption was found with an exploded skull and glass-like brain tissue. more
Anthropologists confirm existence of specialized sheep-hunting camp in prehistoric Lebanon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Anthropologists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have confirmed the existence more than 10,000 years ago of a hunting camp in what is now northeastern Lebanon—one... more
Multi-isotope evidence for the emergence of cultural alterity in Late Neolithic Europe  Science Magazine · 4 days
The coexistence of cultural identities and their interaction is a fundamental topic of social sciences that is not easily addressed in prehistory. Differences in... more
Atmospheric CO2 levels from 2.7 billion years ago inferred from micrometeorite oxidation  Science Magazine · 4 days
Earth’s atmospheric composition during the Archean eon of 4 to 2.5 billion years ago has few constraints. However, the geochemistry of recently discovered iron-rich... more
Engineers develop recipe to dramatically strengthen body armor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
According to ancient lore, Genghis Khan instructed his horsemen to wear silk vests underneath their armor to better protect themselves against an onslaught of arrows during battle. Since the time of Khan,... more
First ancient DNA from West/Central Africa illuminates deep human past  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa. more
Researchers May Have Solved Mystery of Akrotiri’s Monkey Frescoes  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are among many... more
Ancient Assyrian rock carvings in Iraq show procession of gods riding mythical animals  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Stunning ancient rock carvings that portray an Assyrian king paying homage to his gods amid a procession of mythical animals have been... more
Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As more and more large-scale human genome sequencing projects get completed, scientists have been able to trace with increasing confidence both the geographical movements and underlying genetic variation... more
Cataclysmic bashing from giant planets occurred early in our Solar System's history  Science Magazine · 5 days
Models and observations suggest that an earlier date for the upheaval can explain puzzles including a puny Mars more
'Ancient' cellular discovery key to new cancer therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have uncovered a metabolic system which could lead to new strategies for therapeutic cancer treatment. A team has found a link between a metabolic system in a yeast, and now mammals,... more
News aggregator websites play critical role in driving readers to media outlet websites  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
News aggregators help to simplify consumers' search for news stories by gathering content based on viewing history or other factors. Commonly used... more
Discovery of beneficial fungal taxa may help restore native plant in the PNW  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Camas, a seed-producing forb, grows in prairie and wetland habitats in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and carries profound prehistoric and current significance... more
Solving an ancient dairy mystery could help cure modern food ills  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Genghis Khan's conquering armies fed on dried curd as they crossed the vast steppes of Eurasia, ancient Romans imported pungent cheeses from France, and Bedouin tribes... more
Alarming link between marijuana and increased heart risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Marijuana use is rising steadily across the US as more and more states enact laws making it a legal recreational and medicinal agent. However, a new study underlines the fact that this... more
On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku'  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Japanese cultural art of 'gyotaku,' which means 'fish impression' or 'fish rubbing,' captures accurate images of fish specimens. It has been used... more
Fossils of Earliest Known Scorpion Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The exceptionally preserved fossils of the oldest species of scorpion ever found have been unearthed in Wisconsin, the United States. The newly-discovered ancient scorpion... more
Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A new PBS documentary probes the deliberation behind the historic decision. more
On the edge between science and art: Historical biodiversity data from Japanese 'gyotaku'  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Historical biodiversity data is being obtained from museum specimens, literature, classic monographs and old photographs, yet those sources can be damaged, lost... more
TESS Dates an Ancient Collision with Our Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an... more
A new method for dating ancient earthquakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and plate tectonic evolution. In a new study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2020, a... more
Using machine learning to fine-tune views of the ancient past  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China and two in the U.S. has developed a way to use machine learning to get a better look... more
A high-resolution summary of Cambrian to Early Triassic marine invertebrate biodiversity  Science Magazine · 1 week
One great challenge in understanding the history of life is resolving the influence of environmental change on biodiversity. Simulated annealing and genetic algorithms were used to... more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago -- long before... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
Fossil is the oldest-known scorpion  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists studying fossils collected 35 years ago have identified them as the oldest-known scorpion species, a prehistoric animal from about 437 million years ago. The researchers found that the animal likely had the capacity to breathe in both... more
This is the oldest scorpion known to science  Science Magazine · 1 week
Ancient arachnid could reveal clues about the evolution of modern scorpions and spiders more
Glimpse into ancient hunting strategies of dragonflies and damselflies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Dragonflies and damselflies are animals that may appear gentle but are, in fact, ancient hunters. The closely related insects shared an ancestor over 250 million years ago—long before dinosaurs—and provide... more
New species of prehistoric scorpion may have been early land explorer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new species of prehistoric scorpion from the early Siluarian period (approximately 437.5 to 436.5 million years ago) is described in a study in Scientific Reports.... more
Fossils of largest theropod to date found in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers from the University of New England, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Natural History Museum and Swinburne University of Technology, all in Australia, has identified fossils found... more
Solving the Greek monkey mystery gave us an important clue to Bronze Age world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The blue monkeys painted on the walls of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini are among many animals found... more
Ancient Yahweh Worshipper's Jar Bears Hebrew Script in Biblical City  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A 2,800-year-old jar inscribed in Hebrew with the Yahwistic name "Benayo" has been discovered at Abel Beth Maacah, an Israel site mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. more
Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday. more
Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History of Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based... more
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshiped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish conquest, according to a new study. more
Aquatic and terrestrial cyanobacteria produce methane  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Evidence is accumulating to challenge the paradigm that biogenic methanogenesis, considered a strictly anaerobic process, is exclusive to archaea. We demonstrate that cyanobacteria living in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments produce methane at substantial rates under... more
Beach-combing Neanderthals dove for shells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Did Neanderthals wear swimsuits? Probably not. But a new study suggests that some of these ancient humans might have spent a lot of time at the beach. They may even have dived into the cool waters of the... more
Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was symbolically painted  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Pachacamac Idol of ancient Peru was a multicolored and emblematic sacred icon worshipped for almost 700 hundred years before Spanish conquest, according to a study published January 15, 2020 in the... more
A new 'cool' blue  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802, a French chemist synthesized cobalt blue. More recently, in 2009 scientists discovered YInMn Blue, otherwise known as ''Oregon Blue.'' But... more
Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have discovered gender-based differences in response to therapeutic oxytocin treatment in cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. Oxytocin has been shown previously to function as... more
Ancient iron-sulfur-based mechanism monitors electron flow in photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists know that a particular protein is responsible for regulating gene expression of photosystems in response to perturbations in photosynthetic electron flow, but how it senses the electrons has been an unresolved... more
Shrinking dinosaurs and the evolution of endothermy in birds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The evolution of endothermy (thermoregulation by metabolic means) represents a major transition in vertebrate history. However, the process of endothermy evolution and its timeline in birds and mammals remains controversial.... more
Super-fast beer fermentation from ancient Norwegian yeast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The distinctly Norwegian beer-brewing yeast kveik reduces fermentation time drastically. That's a huge advantage, according to NTNU Ph.D. candidate Christian Schulz. more
Huygens landing spin mystery solved  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fifteen years ago today, ESA's Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully land on another world in the outer solar system. However, during its... more
Infectious disease defenses among ancient hominid contributions to adaptation of modern humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush. Scientists have discovered swapped segments of DNA... more
Study provides insights into how viral infection can continue to affect immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The strength of the immune system in response to respiratory infections is constantly changing, depending on the history of previous, unrelated infections, according to... more
Ocean Temperatures Have Reached a Record-Breaking High  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Our planet's oceans are warmer than they've ever been in recorded human history. more
Huygens landing spin mystery solved  ESA · 2 weeks
Fifteen years ago today, ESA’s Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully... more
Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect... more
What the 2010s taught us about women in space   SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman space walk at the... more
On the trail of purple: Tracking ancient trade routes through purple dye  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As part of a DFG-funded project, a German-Tunisian team co-directed by LMU archaeologist Stefan Ritter have surveyed the ancient city of Meninx on the... more
Haiti 'still in crisis' 10 years after earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When a 7.0 earthquake reduced Haiti to rubble, sparking one of the biggest international aid efforts in history, some experts predicted it would take the country a decade to get back to... more
Oceans were hottest on record in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The world's oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as manmade emissions warmed seas at an ever-increasing rate with potentially disastrous impacts on Earth's climate. more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
Study links historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
Study link historical housing policies across the U.S. to inequitable heat exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to... more
Study links historical housing disparities with dangerous climate impacts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
Broadest study to date of Bornean elephants yields insight into their habitat selection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are only an estimated 1,500 Bornean elephants in the wild, with populations mostly concentrated in... more
Even for an air pollution historian like me, these past weeks have been a shock  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Smoke from this season's bushfires has turned the sun red, the moon orange and the sky an insipid... more
Columbus' Claims of Cannibal Raids May Have Been True After All  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Christopher Columbus claims to have fought with a fierce cannibal tribe in the Caribbean, despite historical evidence to the contrary. Now, a new study shows he... more
Herpes simplex viruses: new relationships between epidemiology and history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An Italian research team has refined the history and origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. more
Researchers refine history and origins of common pathogens in human populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An Italian research team has refined the history and origins of two extremely common pathogens in human populations, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2. more
TESS Shows Ancient North Star Undergoes Eclipses  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have shown that Alpha Draconis, a well-studied star visible to the naked... more
Historic German island is nursery for North Sea seals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The birthplace of Germany's national anthem and a practice bombing range for British airmen after World War II, Helgoland island in the North Sea turns cuddly at the turn of... more
Puzzle of early Neolithic house orientations finally solved  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Human behavior is influenced by many things, most of which remain unconscious to us. One of these is known among perception psychologists as 'pseudo-neglect.' This refers to the observation that healthy people... more
Widespread activation of developmental gene expression characterized by PRC1-dependent chromatin looping  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Polycomb repressive complexes 1 and 2 have been historically described as transcriptional repressors, but recent reports suggest that PRC1 might also support activation, although the underlying... more
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