Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenThu, 15 Nov 2018 17:21:09 +0000Man-Eating Tigress Killed in India, Lured by Calvin Klein Cologne officials say the hunters initially attempted tranquilizing the animal, but killed her, reportedly in self-defense, in the endTue, 09 Oct 2018 18:11:05 +0000Time to Get Jiggily With it, Fat Bear Week Is Upon Us vote will determine which fish-chomping ursine competitor in Katmai National Park and Preserve is the chubbiest cubby of them allWed, 03 Oct 2018 19:09:36 +0000Orangutans Are the Only Non-Human Primates Capable of ‘Talking’ About the Past waited several minutes before alerting offspring to potential predators, pointing toward capacity for displaced referencingThu, 15 Nov 2018 17:21:09 +0000Heatwaves May Dramatically Reduce Insect Fertility production dropped by nearly three-quarters among male beetles exposed to lab-induced temperature increasesWed, 14 Nov 2018 20:43:02 +0000This Dino-Era Bird Was as Advanced as Modern Species. So Why Did It Disappear? enantiornithine fossil found in the western U.S. sat in storage for 25 years before it was officially described Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:20:05 +0000DNA Analysis Offers Insights on Origins of Extinct Jamaican Monkey unusual creature had few teeth, rodent-like legs, a squat body and a slow-paced lifestyleWed, 14 Nov 2018 17:03:28 +0000How the Los Angeles Zoo Prepares Its Animals to Face Natural Disasters institution sprung into action late last week, evacuating birds and some smaller primates before firefighters contained a nearby blaze in Griffith ParkWed, 14 Nov 2018 16:08:24 +0000Deaf Moths May Use Their ‘Fur’ To Avoid Hungry Bats scales on the insects’ thoraxes absorb the echoes of bat calls, according to new researchWed, 14 Nov 2018 15:22:24 +0000Massive Shark Nursery Found Off the West Coast of Ireland of eggs and hundreds of catsharks were spotted during a deep sea coral reef survey 200 miles west of the islandWed, 14 Nov 2018 14:41:21 +0000Listen in on Orca Chatter with a New App team behind the app hopes that citizen scientists will help experts locate struggling southern resident killer whales Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000Juno's Latest Photo of Jupiter Is Breathtaking image, processed from JunoCam's raw data, shows storms and winds in the planet's Northern Temperate BeltTue, 13 Nov 2018 17:52:03 +0000Soon, the Average Human Will Be Taller, Heavier. That Will Lead to Increased Food Demand 1975 and 2014, average adult grew 1.3 percent taller and 14 percent heavier, triggering 6.1 percent uptick in energy consumptionTue, 13 Nov 2018 17:05:10 +0000A Gurgling ‘Mud Pot’ Is Crawling Across Southern California don’t know why the muddy spring is moving, but it poses a threat to the infrastructure in its pathMon, 12 Nov 2018 20:48:43 +0000This Rare Warbler Is Three Species in One warbler discovered in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid female and a male from a completely different genusMon, 12 Nov 2018 17:31:04 +0000Where Did Earth’s Water Originate? Solar Nebula, Study Suggests say the hydrogen contained in these clouds of gas and dust contributed to formation of one out of every 100 water molecules found on EarthMon, 12 Nov 2018 16:44:03 +0000Gravity Map Reveals Tectonic Secrets Beneath Antartica's Ice data shows East and West Antarctica have very different geologic historiesFri, 09 Nov 2018 21:24:23 +0000This Week Has Offered a Slew of Insights on the Western Hemisphere’s First Humans reveal rapid yet uneven movement south in at least three migratory waves, complicating story of the Americas' settlementFri, 09 Nov 2018 19:07:06 +0000Did a Huge Solar Storm Detonate Deep Sea Mines During the Vietnam War? of underwater devices seemed to explode without cause in 1972Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:30:25 +0000The Mystery of Ancient Dolphins’ Super-Long Snouts new study suggests the extinct cetaceans used their snouts to hit and stun prey, much as swordfish doThu, 08 Nov 2018 21:51:29 +0000This Is What Happens Inside a Beatboxer's Mouth When They Perform scans of vocal percussionists show that beatboxing takes the vocal tract beyond human languageThu, 08 Nov 2018 18:47:50 +0000Babies Share Same Laugh Patterns as Chimpanzees adults, who tend to laugh while exhaling, infants let giggles loose while both inhaling and exhalingThu, 08 Nov 2018 17:15:18 +0000Ancient Ape Was Just the Size of a House Cat million-year-old teeth found in Kenya belonged to a species that ate leaves, but was likely outcompeted by an explosion of monkeysThu, 08 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000Why Experts Are Troubled by a Viral Video of a Baby Bear’s Mountain Climb cub and its mother appear to have been disturbed by the drone that shot the footage Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:26:12 +0000The Physics of a Perfect Pizza takes just the right amount of heat and conduction to turn dough into the perfect Roman Margherita pizzaWed, 07 Nov 2018 19:10:48 +0000Australian Rivers Are Contaminated With Pharmaceuticals. That's Bad News For Platypuses, Study Says team found evidence of human medications in every insect tested, including those from national park previously believed to be free of contaminantsWed, 07 Nov 2018 18:17:24 +0000This Remote Control Vest Trains Rescue Dogs Using Flashlights aiming little spots of light, handlers can direct their fearless doggos through disaster areasTue, 06 Nov 2018 19:38:36 +0000How a Flightless Bird Ended Up on an Island 1,550 Miles Away From Any Mainland genetic analysis suggests the bird did not walk to Inaccessible Island, as scientists in the past suggestedTue, 06 Nov 2018 19:13:06 +0000Did Rampant Inbreeding Contribute to Early Humans’ High Rate of Skeletal Deformities? identified 75 skeletal or dental defects in sample of just 66 sets of ancient remainsTue, 06 Nov 2018 17:48:33 +0000Parts of the Ocean Floor Are Disintegrating—And It's Our Fault new study has found that calcium carbonate on the sea floor is dissolving too quickly in an effort to keep up with excess carbon dioxide Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:52:11 +0000Researchers Can Now Monitor Whales Via Satellite latest high resolution satellites can pick out whales surfacing in huge swaths of ocean, which will aid in conservationMon, 05 Nov 2018 21:35:08 +0000Llama Antibodies May Be the Key to Flu Prevention have created a llama-inspired mega protein capable of neutralizing 59 different strains of influenzaMon, 05 Nov 2018 19:53:11 +0000Ambitious Project to Sequence Genomes of 1.5 Million Species Kicks Off Earth BioGenome Project promises to revolutionize biologyMon, 05 Nov 2018 17:50:03 +0000This Petite Cat Is the World's Deadliest. Mini-Series 'Super Cats' Shows You Why African black-footed cat weighs roughly 200 times less than the average lion, but it has a predation success rate of 60 percentMon, 05 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000The Milky Way Ate One of Its Neighbors 10 Billion Years Ago data shows we gobbled up a galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus about 1/4 the size of the Milky Way, leaving behind telltale signs of the mergerFri, 02 Nov 2018 17:45:39 +0000How a Japanese Island Quietly Disappeared Hanakita Kojima, as the island is called, may have been eroded by wind and ice floesFri, 02 Nov 2018 16:29:02 +0000Toothy Medieval Sea Monster Remains Found in London lamprey, a jawless fish that uses its teeth to hook onto the flesh of prey, was a favorite delicacy amongst British royals past and presentFri, 02 Nov 2018 15:11:37 +0000Dinosaurs May Have Given Birds Their Colorful, Speckled Eggs new analysis of fossilized eggshells suggests diversely patterned eggs evolved much earlier than previously believedThu, 01 Nov 2018 17:05:39 +0000Your Appendix May Be Starting Point for Parkinson's Disease who have the organ removed have a 20 percent less chance of developing the disease, which is related to protein found in the appendix and the brainThu, 01 Nov 2018 16:56:55 +0000Researchers Unearth Glass Labyrinth Created by Underwater Volcanic Eruption unusual formation is situated nearly three miles below the ocean's surface—a distance greater than Mount Rainier's height above sea levelThu, 01 Nov 2018 14:54:52 +0000Why Fall Color Has Been So Meh in Parts of the U.S. This Year hot fall and excess rain robbed much of the East Coast of its annual leaf showThu, 01 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000Kepler Space Telescope, Revealer of New Worlds, Officially Shuts Down After Historic Mission in 2009, Kepler discovered thousands of new exoplanets before finally running out of fuel earlier this monthWed, 31 Oct 2018 18:08:24 +0000Neanderthals Breathed With Powerful Lungs, 3-D Reconstruction Shows new study has found that Neanderthals' chests were not larger in volume than those of modern humans, contrary to popular beliefWed, 31 Oct 2018 17:17:36 +0000Never-Before-Seen Colony of 1,000 Brooding Octopuses Found Off California Coast deep sea creatures are raising their eggs on the Davidson Seamount in Monterey Bay National Marine SanctuaryTue, 30 Oct 2018 19:31:31 +0000China Reverses Its Ban on the Use of Rhino and Tiger Parts in Medicine worry that the decision will further imperil threatened speciesTue, 30 Oct 2018 18:39:48 +0000Cacao Was First Cultivated in South America, Not Mexico and Central America study pinpoints birth of chocolate to some 5,300 years ago, or nearly 1,500 years earlier than previously believedTue, 30 Oct 2018 18:27:44 +0000This Halloween, a Social Experiment Will Allow Internet Users to Control the Actions of a Real Person Media Laboratory's BeeMe is the love child of ‘Black Mirror’ and psychologist Stanley Milgram’s notorious experiments on free will and obedienceTue, 30 Oct 2018 16:22:33 +0000A Polio-Like Illness Is Causing Paralysis in Children flaccid myelitis, or AFM, remains very rare, but cases have been peaking every other year since 2014Mon, 29 Oct 2018 21:17:36 +0000These Are the United States’ 18 Most Dangerous Volcanoes’s Mount Kilauea, Washington’s Mount St. Helens top the list, which forecasts eruptions' potential impact on people, property, infrastructureMon, 29 Oct 2018 17:31:09 +0000See Rare Footage of the Elusive, Ethereal Dumbo Octopus team of researchers spotted the creature thousands of feet below sea level with the help of a remotely operated vehicleFri, 26 Oct 2018 19:18:32 +0000Christie's Is First to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence, But What Does That Mean? art collective Obvious’ ‘Portrait of Edmond Belamy’ sold for $432,500, nearly 45 times its initial estimateFri, 26 Oct 2018 18:46:45 +0000Hanging Out in Space Deforms Brain Tissue, New Cosmonaut Study Suggests gray matter shrinks, cerebrospinal fluid increases. What's more: These changes do not completely resolve once back on Earth.Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:48:59 +0000The Grand Canyon’s Oldest Footprints Are 310 Million Years Old Stephen Rowland says the creature that left the tracks was "doing a funny little side-walking step, line-dance kind of thing"Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:22:46 +0000Meet Africa's Newest Crocodile Species African slender-snouted crocodile has been split into two species and both of them are critically endangeredFri, 26 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000Russian Researcher Charged With Attempted Murder In Antarctica this month a researcher stabbed another individual at Bellinghausen Station after suffering an "emotional breakdown"Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:31:11 +0000Lavender’s Lovely Smell Soothes Anxious Behavior in Mice mice, at least, lavender may also be as effective at combating anxiety as commonly-prescribed medicationsThu, 25 Oct 2018 17:01:54 +0000Crafty New Caledonian Crows Can Assemble Tools brainy birds successfully navigated feat previously accomplished by just two other species: humans and chimpsThu, 25 Oct 2018 16:02:35 +0000 Supreme Court Orders Pause in Landmark Climate Change Case Led By Youth children and young people are suing the United States government over policies they say contribute to climate change Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:58:49 +0000A Lioness Killed the Father of Her Cubs in Rare Attack at Indianapolis Zoo to the incident, 12-year-old Zuri had never shown signs of aggression toward 10-year-old NyackWed, 24 Oct 2018 15:42:09 +0000Salty Water Under the Surface of Mars Could Have Enough Oxygen for Life models suggest subsurface water could absorb enough oxygen to support microbial communities and even things like spongesTue, 23 Oct 2018 18:45:29 +0000 A Rare Sighting of the ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ of the Sea strange sea cucumber, spotted in the Southern Ocean, has only been captured on video once beforeTue, 23 Oct 2018 16:54:43 +0000Microplastics Found in Human Poop for the First Time pesky particles were present in all eight stool samples gathered for pilot studyTue, 23 Oct 2018 16:33:32 +0000Raye Montague, a Barrier-Breaking Naval Ship Designer, Has Died at 83 facing racism and sexism at nearly every turn, Montague produced the first computer-made Navy warship design Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:52:14 +0000Europe's First Dogs Disappeared After Neolithic Farmers Arrived With Their Own Pups analysis shows ancient canines from the Near East slowly replaced indigenous dog populations of that periodMon, 22 Oct 2018 17:13:08 +0000Canadian Doctors Will Soon Be Able to Prescribe Museum Visits as Treatment An afternoon of art may offer serotonin mood boost, welcome distraction from chronic painMon, 22 Oct 2018 15:21:40 +0000This Little Fish Was Nomming on Flesh 150 Million Years Ago Jurassic-era species found in southern Germany had jaws and teeth like a piranha and likely nipped off the fins of other fish Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:40:04 +0000Why Are Japan’s Cherry Blossom Trees Blooming in Fall? typhoons followed by warm weather may have triggered Japan’s iconic trees to blossom months ahead of schedule Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:00:04 +0000United States Drops 21 Spots in Global Life Expectancy Rankings 2040, an average American's lifespan is projected to rise from 78.7 to 79.8 years, an increase of just 1.1 yearsFri, 19 Oct 2018 14:59:11 +0000Pando, One of the World’s Largest Organisms, Is Dying deer and cattle are eating saplings before the clonal grove can regenerateThu, 18 Oct 2018 17:07:11 +0000Remote South Atlantic Islands Are Flooded With Plastic less than ten years, plastic pollution around St. Helena, East Falkland and Ascension Islands has increased tenfold, and 100 times in the last 30 yearsThu, 18 Oct 2018 16:31:54 +0000Chinese City Wants to Launch Fake Moon to Illuminate Its Streets satellite would cover 6- to 50-mile wide stretch of Chengdu with light eight times brighter than that of the real moonThu, 18 Oct 2018 15:35:32 +0000A Case of Mistaken Sea Monster Identity of Kansas fossils show they come from a newborn Tylosaurus, which were born without their tell-tale toothy snoutsThu, 18 Oct 2018 13:02:52 +0000Rising Seas Pose Imminent Threat to Dozens of Historical Sites Across the Mediterranean canals, Phoenician port city of Tyre and Croatia’s Old City of Dubrovnik are amongst the sites at risk of flooding, erosionWed, 17 Oct 2018 18:36:43 +0000Urban Rats Enjoy Richer, More Reliable Diet Than Their Rural Counterparts analyzed the remains of 86 brown rats that roamed Toronto between 1790 and 1890Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:00:55 +0000Same-Sex Penguin Couple Take a Crack at Incubating an Egg and Magic (or ‘Sphengic’) seem to be doing quite well at caring for their foster baby-to-beWed, 17 Oct 2018 17:19:11 +0000Male Gorillas That Babysit End Up With Larger Brood of Their Own gorillas that participated in child-rearing were also more successful breedersTue, 16 Oct 2018 18:17:04 +0000Rare Viking Ship Burial Found in Norway radar detected the remains of a 66-foot long boat along with the traces other burial mounds and five longhousesTue, 16 Oct 2018 17:59:02 +0000Thanks to Climate Change, Beer Will Go the Way of Bees, Chocolate and Coffee’s not the most severe impact of rising temperatures, but the lack of a cold one on a hot day could "add insult to injury," says a new studyTue, 16 Oct 2018 17:37:43 +0000Earth Lost 2.5 Billion Years’ Worth of Evolutionary History in Just 130,000 Years if humans curbed destructive actions within next 50 years, it would take between five to seven million years for mammal biodiversity to fully recoverTue, 16 Oct 2018 16:11:07 +0000136,000 Varieties of Rice Are Now Protected in Perpetuity annual $1.4 million funding grant will allow the International Rice Research Institute to help develop drought, heat- and flood-resistant rice varietiesMon, 15 Oct 2018 19:46:06 +0000This Humongous Fungus Is as Massive as Three Blue Whales new estimate suggests this mushroom is 2,500 Years Old and Weighs 440 tonsMon, 15 Oct 2018 17:40:59 +0000This Ancient 10-Year-Old Received a ‘Vampire Burial’ to Prevent Return From the Dead malaria-stricken Roman child was buried in the ominously named Cemetery of the Babies with a stone inserted into its mouthMon, 15 Oct 2018 17:15:03 +0000You Could Be Identified Through a Genealogy Database—Even If Your DNA Hasn’t Been Tested study finds that approximately 60 percent of people of European-descent in the U.S. can be matched to a third cousin or closerMon, 15 Oct 2018 13:58:32 +0000Largest Ever Study of Chinese People’s Genetics Reveals Insights on Migration Patterns, Diet, Disease analyzed DNA samples from 141,431 pregnant Chinese women, or roughly 1/10,000 of the country’s populationFri, 12 Oct 2018 15:53:41 +0000The Average Person Can Recognize 5,000 Faces some participants in a recent study were able to recall as many as 10,000 facesFri, 12 Oct 2018 13:00:00 +0000If a Moon Has a Moon, Is Its Moon Called a Moonmoon? new study suggests it's possible some moons could have moons and the internet wants to give them a name—but scientists have yet to actually find one Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:51:38 +0000Hurricane Michael Could Worsen—or Alleviate—Florida’s Toxic Red Tide Outbreak describe conflicting scenarios that alternately find the state’s poisonous algal bloom either weakening offshore or spreading inlandThu, 11 Oct 2018 17:11:02 +0000Astronauts Survive Emergency Landing After Russian Rocket Launch Fails two crew members landed safely in Kazakhstan after aborting the spaceflight to conduct a high-speed reentry procedure Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:03:11 +0000Mount Vesuvius Boiled Its Victims' Blood and Caused Their Skulls to Explode new study of residue on skeletons from the 79 A.D. eruption indicates Herculaneum was hit with a 400 to 900 degree pyroclastic flowWed, 10 Oct 2018 18:35:26 +0000How Siberian Huskies Get Their Piercing Blue Eyes new study suggests that the defining trait is linked to a unique genetic mutationWed, 10 Oct 2018 18:00:09 +0000Oldest Known Macroscopic Skeletal Organism Was Masquerading as Fossilized Feces researchers initially dismissed the remains of Palaeopascichnus lineari as teeny turds from a bygone eraWed, 10 Oct 2018 17:53:11 +0000Polar Bears May Soon Feast on Whale Carcasses. Global Warming is to Blame. scavenging strategy saved sleuths of bears in the past, but it’s not sustainable as temperatures climb at unprecedented ratesWed, 10 Oct 2018 16:44:54 +0000How Fish Farms Can Use Facial Recognition to Survey Sick Salmon Norwegian aquaculture company plans to combat sea lice and other problems by monitoring individual salmon in a high-tech fish farmsTue, 09 Oct 2018 18:42:16 +0000Dogs Are Smart, But Not Exceptional new study has found that a host of similar animals match, or even exceed dogs’ intellectual abilities Tue, 09 Oct 2018 17:05:03 +0000The World Was Just Issued 12-Year Ultimatum On Climate Change climate scientists paint dire portrait of years to come if we maintain carbon-emission status quoMon, 08 Oct 2018 20:39:14 +0000We Haven't Been Zapped Out Of Existence Yet, So Other Dimensions Are Probably Super Tiny theory, other dimensions aren't big enough to form black holes and consume our universe or it would have happened already Mon, 08 Oct 2018 20:02:40 +0000This Yellowstone Geyser Spat Out a Pacifier From 1930s—And Lots of Other Trash officials found items like a cement block, coins, aluminum cans and a pacifier from the 1930s Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:26:53 +0000Sans Forgetica is the Typeface You Won't Forget “memory-boosting” font is stylized with a left-leaning slant and gaps in each letter meant to encourage your eyes to linger longerMon, 08 Oct 2018 15:36:54 +0000Saturn's Rings Rain Organic Compounds Into Its Atmosphere Cassini probe's final flybys show that 22,000 pounds of material per second drops from the rings into the planet's ionosphereFri, 05 Oct 2018 21:01:02 +0000Prehistoric Sharks Chowed Down on Pterosaurs 83 million years ago, top carnivores considered wings a tasty treatFri, 05 Oct 2018 19:22:42 +0000Astronomers Find What May Be First Exomoon—And It's an Absolute Unit suspect that there's Neptune-sized celestial body trailing an exoplanet about 8,000 light years Thu, 04 Oct 2018 19:53:17 +0000Birds Are Acting Erratically in Minnesota. Blame It on the Alcohol. birds have been feasting on fermented berries, leading to all manner of drunken antics and fowl play, including flying under the influence.Thu, 04 Oct 2018 17:44:14 +0000How African Elephants Get Their Wrinkles animal's crevice-filled skin helps keep it cool and shares a surprising set of similarities with the human skin disease ichthyosis vulgarisThu, 04 Oct 2018 15:20:49 +0000Australia is on Track to Eliminate Cervical Cancer new study predicts that by 2028, there will be fewer than four new cervical cancer cases per 100,000 Australian women Wed, 03 Oct 2018 20:31:27 +0000Researchers Studied Cute Pictures of Baby Giraffes to Learn About Their Spots new study shows giraffes' iconic puzzle-piece markings aren't random, and the size and shape may help little ones survive their first months of lifeWed, 03 Oct 2018 16:48:02 +0000Three Evolutionary Scientists Share This Year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter employed principles seen in evolution to develop proteins that tackle global chemical problemsWed, 03 Oct 2018 13:13:50 +0000The Nobels Notoriously Overlook Women Physicists. Donna Strickland's Win Puts That Disparity into the Spotlight committee recognizes three physicists in total, all of whom contributed to advancing laser technologyTue, 02 Oct 2018 22:58:27 +0000In the Search for Aliens, We've Only Analyzed a Small Pool in the Cosmic Ocean new study estimates how much of outer space we've scoured for other life and finds we haven't exactly taken a deep diveTue, 02 Oct 2018 18:36:24 +0000Sloths Don't Just Live in Slow-Mo, They Can Put Their Metabolism On Pause most mammals, sloths don't use vast amounts of energy when it's hot, instead opting to slow down and conserve power, more like birds or reptilesTue, 02 Oct 2018 16:58:35 +0000Now We Don't Have to Unravel Mummies to Study Them at a Cellular Level imaging enabled researchers to non-invasively examine a mummified hand's blood vessels, skin layers and connective tissueTue, 02 Oct 2018 16:38:09 +0000Two Scientists Earn Nobel for Discovering a New Pillar in Cancer Therapy award recognizes work that figured out how to encourage the immune system to fight cancerMon, 01 Oct 2018 19:48:49 +0000World's Largest Forest Antelope Photographed in Uganda for First Time lowland bongo and other mammal species were recorded during the first camera trap survey of Semuliki National Park Mon, 01 Oct 2018 18:43:43 +0000Watch the Strongest Indoor Magnetic Field Blast Doors of Tokyo Lab Wide Open unexpectedly large 1,200 tesla boom could help researchers explore quantum physics and help in the quest for nuclear fusionMon, 01 Oct 2018 16:16:42 +0000Moths Love Sipping the Salty Tears of Sleeping Birds researcher in the Amazon happened up on the rare sight in the dead of night while looking for reptiles and amphibiansFri, 28 Sep 2018 17:28:48 +0000Cats Are Surprisingly Bad at Killing Rats a 79-day period, feral felines killed just two rats, instead opting to hunt less challenging preyFri, 28 Sep 2018 16:15:59 +0000Antibiotics May Treat Appendicitis Without Surgery new study has found that around 60 percent of patients who were treated with antibiotics did not have a recurrence of appendicitis within five yearsFri, 28 Sep 2018 15:29:25 +0000Newly Described Elephant Bird Is the Biggest Yet new study is bringing long-overdue scientific rigor to the elephant bird’s family treeThu, 27 Sep 2018 19:22:10 +0000New Fossil Dubbed 'Giant Thunderclap at Dawn' Shows How Big Dinos Went From Two Legs to Four new species discovered in South Africa shows how dinosaurs went from bipedal beasts to four-legged giants like brontosaurusThu, 27 Sep 2018 18:52:25 +0000Neanderthals Used Their Hands for Precision, Not Just Power suggest that the early human ancestors’ hand usage places them in line with tailors, painters rather than brute-force laborersThu, 27 Sep 2018 16:55:43 +0000Elusive Tree Kangaroo Spotted for First Time in 90 Years amateur botanist spotted the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo in the remote mountains of West Papua, New GuineaThu, 27 Sep 2018 15:24:15 +0000Hey Fellow Kids, This Is How You Flip a Water Bottle paper by undergrads illuminates the physics behind the Water Bottle ChallengeThu, 27 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000Federal Judge Cancels Yellowstone Grizzly Hunt, Restores Species Protections judge found that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service had acted ‘arbitrarily and capriciously’ in removing federal protections for the speciesWed, 26 Sep 2018 17:31:17 +0000World War II Bombing Shockwaves Were Strong Enough to Reach Edge of Space of radio records in the ionosphere showed that Allied Forces' bombing runs over Germany altered the upper atmosphereWed, 26 Sep 2018 17:01:50 +0000Newly Discovered Neon Fish Species Is Named After Greek Goddess of Love were so entranced by the pink and yellow fish that they failed to spot a sixgill shark swimming just above their headsWed, 26 Sep 2018 15:42:05 +0000This 127-Million-Year-Old Fossil Links Dinosaur and Bird Evolution dino-bird hybrid boasts a stubby tail, clawed wings and sharp teeth Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:21:50 +0000How Implanted Electrodes Helped Paralyzed People Stand and Walk Again new studies demonstrate that epidural stimulation and intensive therapy can help people overcome paralysis from spinal cord injuriesTue, 25 Sep 2018 16:49:32 +0000Gene Drive Technology Eliminates Malaria-Transmitting Mosquito Population introduced a sterilization mutation that wiped out lab populations in seven to 11 generationsTue, 25 Sep 2018 15:51:31 +0000Caravaggio May Have Died of Infected Sword Wound, Not Syphilis Italian Old Master had a notoriously mercurial temperament and was forced to flee Rome in 1606 after killing his rival in a duelTue, 25 Sep 2018 15:14:53 +0000Newly Discovered Letter Catches Galileo in a 400-Year-Old Lie repercussions of his groundbreaking scientific claims, which flew in the face of church doctrine, the famed astronomer fibbedTue, 25 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000Giant Panda Mating Calls Say a Lot About Them love grunts are packed with information, like size of the potential mate and more, but long distance calls are less reliableMon, 24 Sep 2018 19:12:43 +0000Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs Out of Blood Cells For the First Time lab-grown eggs were not advanced enough for fertilization, but researchers say this next step in the future of reproduction could arrive soonMon, 24 Sep 2018 17:38:26 +0000Explorers Will Face Dangerous Amounts of Radiation On Their Trip to Mars data from the Mars Trace Gas Orbiter shows just the flight there and back alone will expose astronauts to 60 percent the lifetime radiation doseMon, 24 Sep 2018 16:39:20 +0000Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Reopen Without Molten Lava or Lava Glow lava lake in the Halema‘uma‘u crater is gone and lava flows from Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater have stoppedFri, 21 Sep 2018 20:26:35 +0000The World's Earliest Known Animal May Have Been a Blob-Like Undersea Creature of fat found on a 558-million-year-old fossil suggest <em>Dickinsonia</em> was an animal rather than fungus, plant or single-celled protozoaFri, 21 Sep 2018 20:24:30 +0000Praying Mantis Seen Hunting Fish for the First Time ravenous insect repeatedly returned to the hunting site, suggesting praying mantises may be capable of complex learning Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:08:59 +0000Mosquitoes Are Passing Microplastics Up the Food Chain reviled insects are adding another charge to their rap sheet: ferrying harmful microplastics ingested from contaminated waterFri, 21 Sep 2018 14:52:17 +0000Florence Fall-Out Threatens to Release Waste Stored in Dozens of North Carolina Hog Lagoons of noon Wednesday, the Department of Environmental Quality had identified 21 flooded lagoons actively releasing hog waste into the environmentThu, 20 Sep 2018 19:46:05 +0000The Universe's Strongest Material is a Cosmic Lasagna new study suggests that the "nuclear pasta" found in neutron stars is 10 billion times stronger than steelThu, 20 Sep 2018 19:33:08 +0000Why Washington Mountain Goats Are Being Flown From One National Park to Another National Park's mountain goats are moving to saltier pasturesThu, 20 Sep 2018 18:39:18 +0000Real Planet Discovered Where Vulcan Home World in "Star Trek" Is Set"Fascinating, Captain"Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:54:00 +0000Elon Musk Is Sending a Japanese Billionaire to the Moon, and He’s Taking a Group of Artists With Him Maezawa hopes to recruit six to eight artists for the week-long mission, which is expected to launch as early as 2023Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:10:25 +0000How DNA Testing Could Bring Down Ivory Trade’s Biggest Criminals testing exposes three major cartels illegally trafficking ivory out of several African countriesWed, 19 Sep 2018 18:01:00 +0000This Pulsar is Giving Off Weird Infrared Light and We're Not Sure Why believe a disk of dust from a supernova or a pulsar wind nebula could explain the strange energy signalWed, 19 Sep 2018 17:57:31 +0000 Five Baby Squirrels Saved From Truly Knotty Predicament gray tree squirrels in Wisconsin were found with their tails hopelessly knotted together, requiring some help from a wildlife rehabTue, 18 Sep 2018 18:17:21 +0000Human Gene Mutation May Have Paved the Way for Long-Distance Running Mice with engineered versions of the CMAH gene exhibited 30 percent better endurance than those withoutTue, 18 Sep 2018 16:58:45 +0000Gold Miners Unearth 50,000-Year-Old Caribou Calf, Wolf Pup From Canadian Permafrost animals' fur, skin and muscle are almost perfectly preservedMon, 17 Sep 2018 18:52:15 +0000Group of Belugas May Have Adopted Young Narwhal narwhal was seen frolicking with its beluga buddies some 600 miles south of its normal rangeMon, 17 Sep 2018 18:34:40 +0000'It Wasn't Aliens': Solar Observatory That Was Mysteriously Evacuated Will Reopen Tomorrow Sunspot Observatory in New Mexico was closed for ten days due to a 'security threat,' though aliens and solar flares have been ruled outMon, 17 Sep 2018 18:17:00 +0000