Smart News Science | Smithsonian feed for Smart News ScienceenFri, 21 Sep 2018 14:52:17 +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 +0000Kidnapper Crustaceans Use Tiny Mollusks as Unwitting Shields wear the so-called sea angels, which secrete chemicals that keep certain predators at bay, like backpacks Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:43:51 +0000Cannibalism, Roller Coasters and Self-Colonoscopies in the News? It's Ig Nobel Season satirical awards celebrate some of the strangest scientific research Fri, 14 Sep 2018 18:51:52 +0000Her 3,000-Year-Old Bones Showed Unusual Signs of Wear. It Turns Out, She Was a Master Ceramicist analyzing the woman’s skeleton, researchers unlocked her past as an ancient Greek artisanFri, 14 Sep 2018 17:50:37 +0000How Much Plastic Does It Take To Kill a Sea Turtle? new study suggests one piece of plastic has a 22 percent chance of killing a turtle that eats it, and 14 pieces will kill halfFri, 14 Sep 2018 17:21:34 +0000Before There Was Streaming, the Victorians Had "Magic Lanterns" research finds these early image projectors, which brought world landmarks, fairytale favorites to life, were a regular part of middle-class lifeFri, 14 Sep 2018 15:40:53 +0000World Hunger Is on the Rise for the Third Year in a Row new report warns that war and increased natural disasters from climate change are beginning to reverse gains made in recent decadesThu, 13 Sep 2018 19:52:48 +0000Five Ways Cultural Institutions, Landmarks and Zoos Are Prepping for Hurricane Florence museums are closing their doors, while zoos and aquariums are moving their animals indoorsThu, 13 Sep 2018 18:14:52 +0000Here's How Hundreds of Baby Penguins Became Mummified in Antarctica new study posits that ‘extreme climatic anomalies’ caused the penguins to become mummified in two mass die-offs hundred of years agoThu, 13 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000FDA Cracks Down on Underage Use of E-Cigarettes's largest enforcement action to date gave warnings and fines to 1,300 retailers and requested plans to prevent teen vaping from five manufacturersWed, 12 Sep 2018 20:54:42 +0000Fungi Call Oil Paintings, Cockroach Guts Home Sweet Home say they have identified a fungus species that could aid the fight against plastic pollutionWed, 12 Sep 2018 18:56:57 +0000What to Know About California's Commitment to 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2045 bold legislation was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown earlier this weekWed, 12 Sep 2018 17:20:54 +0000Chimps and Toddlers Use Same Gestures to Get Attention new study shows 12 to 24 month old children and chimps use 46 of the same movements to communicate, including stomping, pointing and clappingWed, 12 Sep 2018 16:59:54 +0000New Species of Translucent, Gelatinous Fish Discovered in the Deep Sea, after evolving to survive at such extreme depths, these snailfish “melt rapidly” when brought to the surfaceTue, 11 Sep 2018 16:46:28 +0000How This Popular Garden Plant May Spread Parasites That Harm Monarchs tropical milkweed encourage year-round monarch populations which harbor a deadly parasite for the imperiled insectTue, 11 Sep 2018 16:20:08 +00002,000-Foot-Long Plastic Catcher Released to Aid Cleanup of Great Pacific Garbage Patch argue the device will endanger marine wildlife, exacerbate existing pollution problemsTue, 11 Sep 2018 15:30:23 +0000Wind and Solar Farms Could Bring the Rains Down in Africa believe solar panels and windmills will both bolster renewable energy sources and change the landscape of the immense Sahara desertTue, 11 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000Decades After Being Passed Over for a Nobel, Jocelyn Bell Burnell Gets Her Due with a Special Breakthrough Prize, the astrophysicist says she'll use the winnings to fund scholarships to support today's outsiders in the fieldMon, 10 Sep 2018 20:34:09 +0000The Catch of the Day Is a 10,000-Year-Old Gigantic Deer Skull week, Irish fishermen pulled up the skull and horns of an extinct great elk, which could have 12-foot-wide antlersMon, 10 Sep 2018 18:47:09 +0000Your Hysterical Tweet About That Spider in Your Sink Could Prove Useful for Science new study suggests mining social media for phenology data is fairly reliable and could assist researchers tracking how rapidly the world is changingMon, 10 Sep 2018 16:43:00 +0000What Ötzi the Iceman’s Tattoos Reveal About Copper Age Medical Practices study argues that the 5,300-year-old Iceman’s community boasted surprisingly advanced health care techniquesMon, 10 Sep 2018 15:58:33 +0000In the Last Decade, Four Birds Went Extinct and Four More Are Likely Gone loss is the main culprit in killing off the birds, including Spix's macaw, the star of the popular 2011 film <i>Rio</i>Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000Astronomers Spot Galactic Wind From Early Universe ejection of molecular gas from a galaxy 12 billion light-years away may have kept an early galaxy from burning out too quicklyFri, 07 Sep 2018 16:58:05 +0000Five Things We've Learned Since Brazil’s Devastating National Museum Fire students and Wikipedia are spearheading campaigns to preserve the museum’s digital legacyFri, 07 Sep 2018 16:58:01 +0000Bighorn Sheep and Moose Learn Migration Then Pass Knowledge on to Next Generation animals known as ungulates rely on generational lessons to guide seasonal migration, locate high-quality vegetationFri, 07 Sep 2018 16:24:29 +0000How Did These Hostage Children End Up Buried With Elite Germanic Warriors? of remains in a high status grave shows that not all of the deceased were directly related, raising questions about why they were buried togetherFri, 07 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Super Weird and Has Two South Poles of data from the Juno probe shows the giant planet's field is much different from our own and suggests it has a dissolved coreFri, 07 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000Oral History Suggests Māori Proverbs on Bird Extinction Mirrored Fears of Indigenous Group’s Own Decline moa, a giant flightless bird, served as symbol of extinction and reflection of Māori fears over encroaching European presenceThu, 06 Sep 2018 20:13:31 +0000Japan Takes Tiny First Step Toward Space Elevator mini-satellites will test elevator motion in space as part of research for an elevator between Earth and low orbitWed, 05 Sep 2018 20:59:03 +0000Can Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo Be Traced to a Volcanic Eruption in Indonesia? new study posits that an 1815 eruption caused inclement weather that, according to some theories, led to Napoleon's defeatWed, 05 Sep 2018 20:11:24 +0000Russia Says Hole in International Space Station Was Drilled are unsure whether tiny hole in a Soyuz capsule was created in a production facility on the ground or on board the ISSWed, 05 Sep 2018 19:38:03 +0000Fish Are Friends, Not (Always) Food: Meet the World’s First Omnivorous Shark Species sharks enjoy a diet of up to 60 percent seagrass, as well as crab, shrimp, snails and bonyfishWed, 05 Sep 2018 15:57:00 +000087 Elephants Found Dead Near Botswana Sanctuary report attributed the killings to a “poaching frenzy”Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:40:46 +0000Genome Reveals When Opium Poppy Became a Painkiller combination of two genes over 7.8 million years ago was the first step to producing morphine and other narcotic compoundsTue, 04 Sep 2018 17:35:14 +0000Gene Editing Treats Muscular Dystrophy in Dogs gene editing has relieved symptoms of a canine version of Duchenne muscular dystrophy in four puppies, raising hope for humansFri, 31 Aug 2018 17:37:35 +0000Thousands of Creepy Crawlies Stolen From Philadelphia Insectarium suspect three current or former employees swiped the animals Fri, 31 Aug 2018 15:46:03 +0000America’s Lakes Are Losing Their Blue Hue as Waters Shift to Murky Greenish-Brown five-year period, the country’s number of blue lakes declined by 18 percent, while murky lakes increased by 12 percentFri, 31 Aug 2018 15:32:21 +0000Newly Discovered Hybrid Pythons Are Threatening Florida’s Wildlife new study has found that some invasive Burmese pythons carry DNA from another snake, which could make them more adaptable—and more dangerousThu, 30 Aug 2018 21:15:25 +0000Monster Galaxy Churns Out 1,000 Times As Many Stars As Our Own is almost 13 billion years old highly organized but unstable and could shed light on galaxy evolutionThu, 30 Aug 2018 19:39:03 +0000New Zealand Penguins Make an Epic, Pointless, Swim to the Southern Ocean new satellite study shows the penguins travel over 4,000 miles to feed, even though their home shores are teeming with foodThu, 30 Aug 2018 17:00:33 +0000Climate Change Likely Iced Neanderthals Out Of Existence records gathered from stalagmites in Romanian caves show two extremely cold dry periods correspond with the disappearance of NeanderthalsWed, 29 Aug 2018 17:52:50 +0000Goats May Prefer Happy Human Faces new study found that goats gravitate towards images of smiling people, suggesting that they can distinguish between human expressionsWed, 29 Aug 2018 17:01:36 +0000Archaeologists Unearth Medieval Game Board During Search for Lost Monastery's oldest surviving manuscript, the Book of Deer, was written by monks living in the Aberdeenshire monasteryWed, 29 Aug 2018 16:03:29 +0000Meet the Rosehip Neuron: A Newly Discovered Cell in the Human Brain neuron is not found within lab mice, possibly explaining why mouse studies often do not translate to human brainsTue, 28 Aug 2018 20:16:07 +0000DNA of Extinct Cave Bear Lives on in Modern Brown Bears new genetic study has found that the two species interbredTue, 28 Aug 2018 16:51:22 +0000Lead Poisoning Wasn't a Major Factor in the Mysterious Demise of the Franklin Expedition argue that lead exposure occurred prior to the start of the voyage, not during the stranded crew's battle for survivalTue, 28 Aug 2018 16:10:02 +0000Climate Change Could Lead to Nutrient Deficiency for Hundreds of Millions dioxide decreases zinc, iron and protein in food crops, which could add millions of people to the billions who don't get enough nutritionTue, 28 Aug 2018 16:06:44 +0000Extinct Baby Horse—Its Skin and Hair Intact—Found in the Siberian Permafrost foal lived between 30,000-40,000 years agoTue, 28 Aug 2018 14:11:45 +0000Sniffer Dogs Represent the Latest Weapon in the Fight Against the Illegal Ivory Trade new system at Kenya's port of Mombasa allows dogs to detect elephant tusk, rhino horn and other illegal goods with one quick sniffTue, 28 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Wreck of a WWII Fighter Plane Will Be Unearthed from a Greenland Glacier P-38 fighter is a member of the famed Lost Squadron, which landed on ice caps after running afoul of poor weather in July 1942Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Genetic Testing Shows Animal Shelters Often Misidentify Dogs' Breeds staff correctly identified a pup's primary or secondary breed just 67 percent of the timeMon, 27 Aug 2018 18:35:30 +0000Astronomers Say This Reflective Space Sculpture Will Cause Unneeded Light Pollution. The Artist Argues Otherwise‘Orbital Reflector,’ a 100-foot long, diamond-shaped balloon, aims to inspire humans to gaze up at the night sky with a renewed sense of wonderFri, 24 Aug 2018 19:18:08 +0000Like a Reverse Atlantis, This Legendary Harbor Ended When Its Sea Route Dried Up believe the changing environment doomed ‘Portus Pisanus,’ a harbor once considered lost to timeFri, 24 Aug 2018 18:01:56 +0000Americans Have a Surprisingly Large Appetite for Giraffe Parts investigation shows 40,000 giraffe products representing 4,000 of the endangered animals have been legally imported over the last decadeFri, 24 Aug 2018 15:26:23 +0000Elusive “Unicorn” Plant Spotted in Maine for the First Time in 131 Years state’s Department of Agriculture has documented around 300 flowering unicorn root stemsThu, 23 Aug 2018 19:43:59 +0000Why Hawaiian Hurricanes Are So Rare islands are usually protected by their remoteness and a stable high pressure system, which has gone wonky in the last yearThu, 23 Aug 2018 18:11:38 +0000Like Humans, Some Birds Blush to Communicate macaws are capable of the feathered equivalents of facial expressions, new research showsThu, 23 Aug 2018 17:42:55 +0000Meet Denisova 11: First Known Hybrid Hominin 13-year-old girl’s mother was a Neanderthal while her father was a DenisovanThu, 23 Aug 2018 17:19:51 +0000Newly Discovered Turtle Ancestors Chomped With Beaks But Bore No Shells 228-million-year-old fossil fills gaps in the tale of turtle evolution—and raises a few questionsThu, 23 Aug 2018 15:25:23 +0000Air Pollution Is Stealing a Year of Life From People Around the Globe particles that contribute to lung disease, strokes and heart attacks are robbing Americans of 4 months and over 1.8 years of life elsewhere Thu, 23 Aug 2018 15:18:22 +0000STEVE the Purple Beam of Light Is Not An Aurora After All a second study of mysterious phenomena, researchers discovered that solar particles hitting the ionosphere do not power the violet, vertical streaksWed, 22 Aug 2018 20:15:47 +0000113 Sea Turtles Have Been Found Dead on a Mexico Beach are still investigating the cause of the die-offWed, 22 Aug 2018 18:51:08 +0000New Nanotech Returns Henry VIII's Favorite Warship to Its Former Glory used tiny magnetic particles to remove the iron ions responsible for the wooden vessel’s decayWed, 22 Aug 2018 17:47:12 +0000Ancient Mayan Clearcutting Still Impacts Carbon in Soil Today 1,000 years after a forest regrows, the soil beneath still won't hold as much carbon as it once could, a new study suggestsTue, 21 Aug 2018 20:09:28 +0000Christie's Will Be the First Auction House to Sell Art Made by Artificial Intelligence's will sell the work from Paris-based art collective Obvious, which created ‘Portrait of Edmond Belamy’ with the machine-learning algorithm GANTue, 21 Aug 2018 19:54:06 +0000There’s a Scientific Explanation for Why Adults Are More Likely to Tolerate Leafy Greens eat your veggies: Salivary proteins adapt to bitter tastes, making them more palatable over timeTue, 21 Aug 2018 16:30:37 +0000A 2,000-Year-Old Golden Horse Head Suggests Romans Actually Got Along Wth German 'Barbarians' sculpture fragment suggests Romans lived peacefully alongside Germans until a decisive defeat at the Battle of Teutoburg ForestTue, 21 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000This Fish Outlived Dinosaurs But Oil and Gas Drilling May Threaten Its Survival exploration is set to begin near the habitat of the critically endangered coelacanth, a type of fish that has survived over 400 million yearsMon, 20 Aug 2018 17:37:11 +0000What the Deaths of More Than 300 Reindeer Teach Us About the Circle of Life In an isolated corner of Norwegian plateau, carcasses of reindeer felled by lightning are spawning new plant lifeMon, 20 Aug 2018 16:27:55 +0000The FDA Has Approved the First Generic EpiPen Alternative new product will offer a more affordable alternative to a life-saving drugFri, 17 Aug 2018 17:21:17 +0000Sequencing of Wheat Genome Could Lead to a Breadier Future took 200 scientists 13 years to finally figure out the complex genome of the important grain Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:05 +0000Light-Reactive Bacteria Create Miniature 'Mona Lisa' Replica transformed swimming bacteria into replica of the da Vinci masterpiece, morphing likenesses of Albert Einstein, Charles DarwinFri, 17 Aug 2018 16:19:37 +0000How Hungry Baby Urchins Are Saving Hawaii's Reefs helped eat through invasive algae that was suffocating corals in Kāne'ohe BayFri, 17 Aug 2018 13:45:52 +0000Egyptians Cracked Recipe for Embalming Resin Well Before Time of the Pharaohs new analysis shows that the Egyptian mummies were being made long before 2600 B.C.Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:44:27 +0000Magnets Help Keep Sharks Out of Fish Traps cheap magnets to the traps reduced shark and ray bycatch by a third and increased fish hauls by just as much, according to a new studyThu, 16 Aug 2018 19:43:25 +0000Children Are Susceptible to Robot Peer Pressure, Study Suggests robots provided incorrect answers in social conformity test, children tended to follow their leadThu, 16 Aug 2018 18:33:20 +0000Oldest Cheese Ever Found in Egyptian Tomb researchers also found traces of disease-causing bacteria in what they believe is probably extremely aged cheese.Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:48:21 +0000You Can Now Watch the Whitechapel Fatberg's Decay on Livestream toxic clump of sewage oil and waste housed at the Museum of London has, so far, changed colors, ‘sweated,’ hatched flies and grown yellow pustulesThu, 16 Aug 2018 15:16:41 +0000Physics Reveals How to Break Spaghetti Cleanly In Two collective culinary nightmare is overThu, 16 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000See Shells of Sea Spuds on the Seashore of "sea potatoes"—actually the empty shells of a species of sea urchin—mysteriously washed up on Cornish beach last weekendWed, 15 Aug 2018 22:07:48 +0000Sleep Deprivation May Cause Infectious Loneliness new study found that sleepless nights can make you—and the people around you—feel more socially withdrawnWed, 15 Aug 2018 20:26:52 +0000Researchers Suggest Big Toe Was Last Part of Foot to Evolve hominins' big toes were equipped for life on the ground and in the treesWed, 15 Aug 2018 19:13:12 +0000Why Astronomers Want to Look for Earth's Mini-Moons new, powerful telescope in Chile will be able to detect tiny asteroid chunks circling our planet, which could be a goldmine for researchersWed, 15 Aug 2018 18:19:39 +0000Tools Offer More Complex, Cooperative Picture of Easter Island Society axes from one quarry area indicate cooperation between clans, not warfare over resources as previously hypothesizedWed, 15 Aug 2018 17:04:42 +0000A French Theme Park Taught Crows To Pick Up Trash hopes that its avian garbage collectors will encourage humans to properly discard their rubbish Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:35:14 +0000Animal Fat Found in Clay Pottery Reveals How Ancient People Adapted to Drought farmers switched from cattle to goat herding, abandoned communal dwellings for smaller households to adjust to new climateTue, 14 Aug 2018 18:14:45 +0000Rare Desert Pterosaur Fossil Discovered in Utah rare Triassic fossil is the most complete early pterosaur ever found, and gives new insight into the evolution of the first flying vertebratesTue, 14 Aug 2018 17:06:50 +0000Fog Sculptures Are Enshrouding Boston's Historic Parks Fujiko Nakaya brings five fog installations to life to mark the Emerald Necklace Conservancy's 20th anniversaryTue, 14 Aug 2018 14:26:57 +0000U.K. Heat Wave Triggers Rare Flamingos to Lay Eggs for the First Time in 15 Years of the eggs were fertile, but conservation officials have hatched a plan to encourage the flamingos to breed againMon, 13 Aug 2018 19:17:16 +0000Laziness May Have Contributed to the Decline of Homo Erectus suggest early humans pursued “least-effort strategies” when crafting tools, collecting resources Mon, 13 Aug 2018 18:21:40 +0000Algae and Coral Have Been BFFs Since the Dinosaur Age new study shows that the relationship between coral polyps and zooxanthellae that produces colorful coral reefs began 160 million years agoMon, 13 Aug 2018 17:07:46 +0000Mysterious, Plant-Like Fossil May Have Been One of the Earliest Animals research suggests that soft-bodied organisms called Ediacarans may have been related to an animal of the Cambrian eraMon, 13 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000Citizen Scientists Show Black Widows Creeping North In Canada shows online observations can help researchers refine the range maps of many species overlooked by field biologistsMon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Humans Are the Only Primates Capable of Talking study suggests ape vocalizations vary according to neural abilities, not vocal anatomyFri, 10 Aug 2018 16:44:11 +0000This New Zealand Natural Wonder Is Probably Gone for Good new study reconfirms that the Pink and White Terraces were destroyed by a volcano in 1886 and can't be dug upFri, 10 Aug 2018 15:39:13 +0000A Unique Enzyme Gives Bermuda Fireworms Their Glow new study reveals the secret to the invertebrates’ dazzling mating ritual Thu, 09 Aug 2018 20:27:05 +0000Fire Closes Yosemite Valley Indefinitely and flames from the Ferguson Fire have closed the roads to the National Park's most popular attraction at the height of tourist seasonThu, 09 Aug 2018 18:28:22 +0000Why Roman Emperors Were More Likely to Be Assassinated During Droughts rainfall leads to poor harvests, starving troops, more mutinies and higher risk of regicideThu, 09 Aug 2018 17:00:10 +0000Ocean Acidification Is Frying Fish's Sense of Smell the end of the century, the ocean is predicted to become two-and-a-half times more acidic, which is bad news for sea life.Wed, 08 Aug 2018 18:50:44 +0000Captured Elephants Die Up to Seven Years Sooner Than Those Bred in Captivity's wild-captured elephants exhibited median lifespan three to seven years shorter than that of captive-born creaturesWed, 08 Aug 2018 18:31:32 +0000Why This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Be Especially Dazzling to the moon’s conspicuous absence, those looking up at peak viewing hours will see 60-70 shooting stars every hourWed, 08 Aug 2018 17:20:25 +0000What the Fox Genome Tells Us About Domestication only a few decades of domestic breeding, friendly foxes have social behavior woven into their genes Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:40:29 +0000Meet the Fish That Grows Up in Just 14 Days turquoise killifish, which lives in ephemeral pools in Mozambique, progresses from embryo to sexual maturity faster than any other vertebrateWed, 08 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000Blood-Sucking Invasive Tick Species Spreading Across United States Asian long-horned tick has not yet been found to harbor deadly pathogens, but it poses serious risks to animalsTue, 07 Aug 2018 20:45:44 +0000Hospital Superbug May Be Developing Tolerance to Hand Sanitizers researchers have found that a strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is able to survive after being exposed to alcohol solutionsTue, 07 Aug 2018 13:03:20 +0000Why Small Dogs Go Above and Beyond to Mark Their Territory males tend to lift their legs at higher angles, perhaps to exaggerate size and competitive abilityTue, 07 Aug 2018 11:00:00 +0000CO2 Levels Reached an 800,000-year High in 2017's just one of many sobering facts about our changing world in the "State of the Climate in 2017" report released late last weekMon, 06 Aug 2018 20:53:51 +0000Birds Can Learn "Foreign" Languages to Stay Safe superb fairywren was able to learn a new alarm call just by listening to the warnings of other speciesMon, 06 Aug 2018 18:00:32 +0000Popcorn-Powered Robots? Get 'Em While They’re Hot! an attempt to harness the power of pop, researchers went against the grain to push the boundaries of this staple starchMon, 06 Aug 2018 17:36:02 +0000Why Did the Welsh Bury Their Dead at Stonehenge? suggests cremated remains found at the site belong to outsiders who may have brought stones from Welsh quarry, aided monument’s constructionMon, 06 Aug 2018 16:45:41 +0000After Being Stolen in Baby Stroller, Miss Helen the Shark Is Back at San Antonio Aquarium men and one woman are suspected of swiping Miss Helen in a planned heist Mon, 06 Aug 2018 14:03:20 +0000Did George Orwell Pick Up TB During the Spanish Civil War? new technique was able to pull tuberculosis bacteria and morphine residue from a letter the author sent in 1938, ten years befor his diagnosisThu, 02 Aug 2018 18:43:16 +0000An Australian City Beats Dengue Fever Using Special Mosquitoes has not been a case of the disease in Townsville for four years after the release of insects carrying a naturally occurring bacteriaThu, 02 Aug 2018 17:55:01 +0000Why Island Birds Have Bigger Brains Than Their Mainland Counterparts measured the brain sizes of 11,554 birds, including representatives of 110 island-dwelling species and 1,821 continental speciesThu, 02 Aug 2018 17:43:33 +0000This Year’s Fields Medal Winners Include a Kurdish Refugee and a 30-Year-Old Professor Scholze, Caucher Birkar, Alessio Figalli and Akshay Venkatesh named recipients of award often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematicsWed, 01 Aug 2018 19:58:16 +0000Death Valley Scorches Its Own Record for the Hottest Month in History averaged a blistering 108.1 degrees Fahrenheit for the month of JulyWed, 01 Aug 2018 19:37:25 +0000Statistics Offer Answer to Decades-Long Dispute Over Authorship of Beatles Hit say there is less than a one in 50 chance that Paul McCartney composed the melody of "In My Life"Wed, 01 Aug 2018 19:09:02 +0000The Science Behind California's "Fire Tornado" spinning mass of smoke filmed near Redding, California, is much taller, wider and lasted longer than average fire whirlsWed, 01 Aug 2018 19:02:41 +0000Lemurs Smear Bugs on Their Privates to Ward Off Infection up with orange goo from millipede guts might relieve infections, expel parasites in lemursWed, 01 Aug 2018 16:49:24 +0000New Map Chronicles Three Decades of Surface Mining in Central Appalachia data shows about 1.5 million acres of forest have been affected by surface and mountaintop mining since the 1970sWed, 01 Aug 2018 16:42:37 +0000These Chilean Mummies Were Buried in Mercury-Laced Red Clothing Cerro Esmeralda site, where two human sacrifices were buried, shows traces of cinnabar, a toxic pigmentWed, 01 Aug 2018 14:24:14 +0000World's Largest King Penguin Colony Suffers an 85 Percent Crash Morne du Tamaris Colony on Île aux Cochons has dropped from 2 million to 200,000 birds over 30 yearsTue, 31 Jul 2018 17:23:54 +0000Can Scientists Save an Endangered Marsupial by Breeding Out Its Taste for Poisonous Toads? northern quolls do not eat deadly cane toads. New research suggests their aversion is an inherited traitTue, 31 Jul 2018 14:13:00 +0000Introducing the Scutoid, Geometry's Newest Shape scutoid allows skin cells to remain packed tightly together even over curved surfacesMon, 30 Jul 2018 19:53:02 +0000Ancient Roundworms Allegedly Resurrected From Russian Permafrost cite possibility of ancient samples’ contamination by contemporary organismsMon, 30 Jul 2018 17:18:40 +0000Art, Science and Religion Blend in Exhibition Honoring Illustrator Orra White Hitchcock Orra’s paintings and drawings depict the natural world in colorful detailMon, 30 Jul 2018 13:30:02 +0000How the Scent of Angry Bees Could Protect Elephants new study shows elephants fear bee pheromones, and this fact could keep the pachyderms out of cropsFri, 27 Jul 2018 18:38:47 +0000Europe Applies Strict Regulations to CRISPR Crops court has ruled that plants modified with CRISPR technology are subject to the restrictions of the 2001 GMO DirectiveFri, 27 Jul 2018 17:22:29 +0000Scientists Baked a "Fossil" in 24 Hours simulation could help researchers gain new insight into the fossilization process—without having to wait 10,000 yearsFri, 27 Jul 2018 14:14:09 +0000Most of Mars' Dust Comes From One Place of the Medusae Fossae Formation has, over billions of years, likely covered the entire planet in 10 feet of volcanic dustThu, 26 Jul 2018 17:48:14 +0000Why a Female Duck Was Spotted with a Huge Brood of 76 Ducklings of it as ducky day careThu, 26 Jul 2018 15:13:15 +0000Compelling Evidence Suggests There's a Liquid Lake Beneath Mars' Surface do the findings hold water?Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:37:18 +0000Scientists Give New Particle Accelerator the Thumbs Up National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine endorses the $1 billion Electron-Ion ColliderWed, 25 Jul 2018 19:17:16 +0000Sold: A Rare Copy of Ada Lovelace’s Groundbreaking Computer Algorithm manuscript includes Lovelace’s translation of an Italian paper, her copious notes and a formula that is often recognized as the first computer programWed, 25 Jul 2018 17:39:20 +0000‘Amazing Dragon’ Fossils Unearthed in China Rewrite Story of Long-Necked Dinosaurs dino family emerged 15 million years earlier than previously thoughtWed, 25 Jul 2018 17:03:33 +0000Waves of Garbage Are Washing onto a Beach in the Dominican Republic trash was pushed onto Montesinos Beach by a recent storm, but environmentalists say the scene is becoming all the more commonTue, 24 Jul 2018 20:55:00 +0000The Andromeda Galaxy Ate The Milky Way's Lost Sibling simulations show Andromeda absorbed the large galaxy M32p about 2 billion years ago Tue, 24 Jul 2018 18:09:08 +0000How the Wolf Spider’s Diet May Help Keep the Arctic Cool temperatures rise, the spider dines differently, resulting in a cascade of effects in the ArcticTue, 24 Jul 2018 17:16:42 +0000Construction on Rome’s Newest Subway Line Is Revealing a Trove of Ancient Treasures have unearthed 2,000-year-old barracks, a military commander’s home and thousands of artifactsTue, 24 Jul 2018 15:11:40 +0000Indigenous Peoples Manage One Quarter of the Globe, Which Is Good News for Conservation making up 5 percent of the world's population, indigenous peoples maintain large swathes of land, two-thirds of which are still in a natural stateMon, 23 Jul 2018 17:35:11 +0000