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Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery  SCIENCE-NEWS · 20 minutes
Scientists disagree on what a possible crater found under Greenland’s ice means for the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. more
Using archaeology to understand the past, present, future of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A photo from the tragic "Camp Fire," the most destructive wildfire in California history, shows a house burned down to its foundation. Such images are difficult... more
Photos: Artifacts from a Watery Desert Grave  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 hours
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient mass grave at the ancient quarry site of Gebel el-Silsila more
AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... more
A new neptune-size exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The remarkable exoplanet discoveries made by the Kepler and K2 missions have enabled astronomers to begin to piece together the history of the Earth and to understand how and why it differs from its diverse exoplanetary cousins. Two still outstanding... more
Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private... more
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7  Science Magazine · 3 days
Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) are noncirculating immune cells that contribute to the first line of local defense against reinfections. Their location at hotspots of pathogen encounter frequently exposes TRM... more
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants still bearing many... more
How complexity science can quickly detect climate record anomalies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The history of our climate is written in ice. Reading it is a matter of deciphering the complex signals pulled from tens of thousands of years of accumulated isotopes frozen... more
Tale of two trees: New web tool estimates gene trees with ease  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Gene trees, much like family trees, trace the lineage of a particular gene from its deep ancestral roots to its still-growing branches. By comparing... more
A-maize-ing genetic sleuthing rewrites history of corn  REUTERS · 4 days
The history of corn, one of humankind's indispensable staple crops, is far more complicated that previously known, according to scientists who conducted... more
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Smithsonian scientists and collaborators are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants... more
Early animals: Death near the shoreline, not life on land  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails left by ancient animals --... more
Researchers Find Oldest Known Plant Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Scientists studying ancient corncobs found at Antelope House, an Ancestral Puebloan ruin located at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, have discovered a 1,000-year-old... more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses. more
Death near the shoreline, not life on land  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils—the tracks and trails left by ancient animals—in sedimentary rocks that were deposited on the... more
Oldest known plant virus found at ancient settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Research team discovers oldest known plant virus at ancient settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. more
Amyloid pathology transmission in lab mice and historic medical treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to... more
The Universe of Gaia  ESA · 4 days
A taste of the exciting science that is being performed using data from ESA’s Gaia star surveyor, delving into the formation history of our Milky Way more
New techniques better determine how ancient viral DNA influences human genes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New laboratory techniques can identify which of our genes are influenced by DNA snippets that are left behind in our genetic code by viruses, a new... more
Climate data now available on Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new climate dataset representing historic and future conditions in Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories is now available on Amazon's Public Dataset Program. more
3D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using 3D printed models of fragments of an ancient building. more
3-D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using 3-D printed models of fragments of an ancient building. The results... more
Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has... more
Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures  NPR · 5 days
The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice has resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across... more
All About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
An apple a day may really keep the doctor away, as these fruits are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat. more
Weight history at ages 20 and 40 could help predict patients' future risk of heart failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, Johns Hopkins Medicine... more
Your weight history may predict your heart failure risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a medical records analysis of information gathered on more than 6,000 people, researchers conclude that simply asking older adult patients about their weight history at ages 20 and 40... more
Five reasons why 2018 was a big year for palaeontology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A lot happened in the world of palaeontology in 2018. Some of the big events included some major fossil finds, a new understanding of our reptile ancestors and... more
How Islamic State's destruction of ancient Palmyra played out on Arabic-language Twitter  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Pictures of the destruction of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Palmyra have become iconic images of the conflict in Syria. These have been... more
The real history of quantum biology  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Quantum biology, a young and increasingly popular science genre, isn't as new as many believe, with a complicated and somewhat dark history, explain the founders of the world's first quantum biology doctoral training centre. more
SwRI Solar Activity Research Provides Insight into Sun’s Past, Future  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of University of Extremadura have developed... more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
Historic earthquakes test Indonesia's seismic hazard assessment  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using data gleaned from historical reports, researchers have now identified the sources of some of the most destructive Indonesian earthquakes in Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, using these data to independently test how well... more
52 million tree stories more accessible to science  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The world's primary archive of tree ring data, which holds more than 52 million cost-free records spanning 8,000 years of history, has gotten a makeover by scientists from four countries committed to... more
Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An analysis of nearly 20,000 cancer patient histories and genetic data has revealed that knowing the genetic cause of a cancer does not help predict how deadly the disease will be. Instead, researchers have discovered that... more
New study makes 52 million tree stories more accessible to science  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The world's primary archive of tree ring data, which holds more than 52 million cost-free records spanning 8,000 years of history, has gotten a makeover by... more
The complex history of Earth's magnetic reversals  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Throughout Earth's long geologic history, the magnetic pole has not remained stable. more
'Miracle' Excavation of 'Little Foot' Skeleton Reveals Mysterious Human Relative  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Following an epic 20-year-long excavation in South Africa, researchers have finally recovered and cleaned the nearly-complete skeleton of an ancient human relative. more
Increased risk for breast cancer after childbirth may last more than 20 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when... more
Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation in a southern African population  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Populations of indigenous people in southern Africa carry a gene that causes lighter skin, and scientists have now identified the rapid evolution... more
3 Questions: MIT goes interstellar with Voyager 2  MIT · 7 days
MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium. more
You Can Beam a Message to NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft for Historic Flyby!  SPACE.COM · 7 days
NASA's New Horizons probe is getting set for the farthest-out flyby in history, and you can send some words of encouragement to... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Scientists have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. This work is critical to understanding... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico head-on as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 155 miles per hour in September 2017, it damaged homes, flooded towns, devastated the... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
Solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Andrés Muñoz-Jaramillo of Southwest Research Institute and José Manuel Vaquero of the University of Extremadura have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations... more
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -... more
Research brings traditional sustainable building material into 21st century  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international research project aiming to update an ancient, sustainable building material has succeeded in bringing it into line with modern thermal standards. more
ESRF puts its shining light in standby mode, to return brighter in 2020  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"No beam for a while. Restart in about 20 months." Early this morning, operators of the ESRF Control room turned off the... more
16 of the Most Interesting Ancient Board and Dice Games  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
From the forerunner to backgammon to a Norse strategy game called Viking chess, here's a look at the fascinating games played in our very distant past. more
New book encompasses the vast history of reproduction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new book is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today. more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
Study upends timeline for Iroquoian history  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America. more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Reproduction, from Hippocrates to IVF  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The first book to take in 3,000 years of baby-making shows how women functioned as "vessels" in early ideas of creation, until the ancient Greeks established theories of "dual contribution—whether two seeds or two souls—that dominated beliefs about... more
Oldest ever traces of the plague found in Falköping  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In a 5,000 year old grave outside Falköping, scientists have found the oldest traces of the plague bacterium's DNA in the world. An international research team including archaeologists from the... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
Study forces a rethink on population history of Ibiza  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Otago researchers have discovered a rare case of genetic population discontinuity on the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza. Essentially, the original genetic signature of the founding female population, handed down through... more
Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
One-hundred years after the Spanish flu, ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ provide a new look at the global outbreak. more
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Rapid climate change at the end of the Permian Period (~252 million years ago) is the hypothesized trigger for the largest mass extinction in Earth’s history.... more
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The game of chess is the longest-studied domain in the history of artificial intelligence. The strongest programs are based on a combination... more
New way to trace the transmission histories of rare genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There are only 25 people in the whole of Quebec at the moment who have a rare recessive genetic disease called chronic atrial and intestinal dysrhythmia.... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human... more
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that... more
Ancient, Unknown Strain of Plague Found in 5,000-Year-Old Tomb in Sweden  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
In a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb in Sweden, researchers have discovered the oldest-known strain of the notorious bacterium Yersinia pestis. more
New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Australia: Weewarrasaurus pobeni  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists in Australia have found a fossil fragment from a new species of ornithopod dinosaur that walked the Earth approximately... more
New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America. more
China Preps for Launch of Historic Mission to Moon's Far Side on Friday  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
China is getting set to launch the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side. more
New massive sequencing platform implemented for double factor preimplantation genetic testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A research team from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank of Catalonia, has managed to implement a massive sequencing... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers. Molecular and microstructural analysis of a... more
Radiocarbon re-dating of contact-era Iroquoian history in northeastern North America  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A time frame for late Iroquoian prehistory is firmly established on the basis of the presence/absence of European trade goods and other archeological indicators. However, independent dating evidence... more
Soft tissue shows Jurassic ichthyosaur was warm-blooded, had blubber and camouflage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An ancient, dolphin-like marine reptile resembles its distant relative in more than appearance, according to an international team of researchers that includes scientists from North Carolina... more
Greenland crater renewed the debate over an ancient climate mystery
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Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
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Galileo satellites prove Einstein's Relativity Theory to highest accuracy yet
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