Astronomers Discover Icy Neptune-Sized Exoplanet: K2-263b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 hour
Astronomers have discovered a frozen exoplanet nearly the size of Neptune orbiting the quiet G9-type dwarf star K2-263. The newfound alien world, named K2-263b,... more
Newly-Identified Human Protein Inhibits Replication of Ebola Virus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, J. David Gladstone Institutes, Georgia State... more
Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Make Closest Approach to Earth in Over Four Centuries  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, comet 46P/Wirtanen will make a close pass of Earth. The comet will be at its closest distance to our... more
New Electronic Pill Can Communicate Wirelessly  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A research team led by MIT scientists has developed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth, a widely adopted wireless protocol. Manufactured... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Smaller Member of Binary Protostar Caught Forming Like Planet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
While observing a massive protostar called G11.92-0.61 MM 1, a research team led by University of Leeds astronomers... more
Scientists Identify Eight New Genetic Variants Responsible for Red Hair  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
By performing genome-wide analyses across hair colors, researchers at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have discovered... 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
ALMA Captures Stunning Views of Protoplanetary Disks  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have conducted one of the deepest surveys ever of protoplanetary disks — quasi-steady circumstellar... more
Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Carbon-Rich Surface, Study Suggests  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The surface of the dwarf planet Ceres may contain several times the concentration of carbon than is present in the... more
Dracula Ants’ Mandibles are Fastest Known Animal Appendages  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
In a study published today in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers examined the kinematics and functional morphology of... more
Physicists Create Quark-Gluon Plasma Droplets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Physicists from the PHENIX Collaboration have created droplets of a liquid-like state of matter called quark-gluon plasma, forming three distinct shapes and sizes — circles, ellipses... more
Two Compounds in Coffee May Combat Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that can lead to shaking, stiffness and difficulty with walking, balance and coordination. Dementia with Lewy bodies, one... more
Using Gold Nanoparticles to Rapidly Detect Cancer DNA  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Using as little as 1 picogram of purified DNA sample (think 2.5 trillion times lighter than a penny), scientists at... more
OSIRIS-REx Finds Water-Bearing Minerals on Asteroid Bennu  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
New data from two instruments on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft — the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) and the OSIRIS-REx Thermal Emissions... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere. Called the heliopause, this boundary is where... more
Study: Newborns with Vitamin D Deficiency Have Higher Risk of Later Schizophrenia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A study published in the December 6, 2018 issue of the journal Scientific Reports found newborns with vitamin D deficiency had a 44% increased... more
Scientists Develop Long-Lasting, Easy-to-Use Rewritable Paper  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
A team of materials scientists in China has created a ‘rewritable’ paper that can be drawn or printed on over and over again; the... more
Hubble Captures Striking New Image of Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 100  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the core and the innermost parts of the spiral arms of a spiral galaxy... more
InSight Records Sound of Wind on Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
On December 1, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the Martian wind, estimated to be... more
Lifelong Aerobic Exercise May Help Keep Body Young, Says New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In an analysis of septuagenarians who have been exercising for decades, researchers from Ball... more
Researchers Sequence Genome of Turquoise-Fronted Amazon Parrot  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of scientists from the United States and Brazil has successfully sequenced the genome of the turquoise-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona aestiva)... more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
Exercise Can Boost Metabolism, Animal Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new study shows neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. The... more
Reticulated Siren: New Salamander Species Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A team of researchers has discovered a new species of salamander living in Alabama and the Panhandle region of Florida, the United States. The... more
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A mammalian protein similar in structure to the active component of royal jelly — the queen-maker for the honeybee (Apis mellifera) — functions as... more
Researchers Find First Ever Evidence for Epigenetics in Archaea  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of California, Santa Cruz, has found... 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
Study: Adult Hearts Do Not Contain Cardiac Stem Cells  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
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First Jellyfish Genome Sheds Light on Evolution of Animal Complexity  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the United States and Germany has sequenced and analyzed the genome... more
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