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 2018-01-16 19:49 

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Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought...

Another study finds that labor lasts longer than is traditionally taught — an insight that could mean fewer unnecessary cesarean deliveries....

 2018-01-16 17:52 

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Speed of universe's expansion remains elusive...

A discrepancy between two measures of the universe's expansion rate suggests the presence of some unknown astronomical feature....

 2018-01-16 12:00 

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DNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were related...

Two ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers had the same mother, but different dads....

 2018-01-15 12:00 

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Tiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly line...

Fancy liquid-sipper mouthparts might have evolved before the great burst of flower evolution...

 2018-01-12 22:15 

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Spaceships could use blinking dead stars to chart their way...

Timing signals from five pulsars allowed scientists to pinpoint an experiment's place in space....

 2018-01-12 21:19 

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Trio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein's theory of gravity...

A cosmic test fails to topple the strong equivalence principle....

 2018-01-12 18:27 

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Pollution is endangering the future of astronomy...

Astronomers discuss multiple threats from pollution that will make it harder to observe the night sky....

 2018-01-12 11:00 

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See a 360-degree visualization of the center of the Milky Way...

A 360-degree simulation, made with data from several telescopes, shows the center of the Milky Way as seen from the galaxy's supermassive black hole....

 2018-01-11 23:15 

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18 new species of pelican spiders discovered...

A researcher used old and new specimens to discover 18 species of pelican spiders from Madagascar....

 2018-01-11 21:29 

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Rising CO in lakes could keep water fleas from raising their spiky defenses...

Rising CO2 in freshwaters may change how predators and prey interact in lakes....

 2018-01-11 19:40 

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Not all strep infections are alike and it may have nothing to do with you...

Add-on genes in some bacteria shape the way strains interact with the immune system....

 2018-01-11 19:00 

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Shallow ice sheets discovered on Mars could aid future astronauts...

Exposed water ice on steep Martian slopes suggest there's a lot within a meter or two of the surface....

 2018-01-11 18:34 

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Hubble telescope ramps up search for Europa's watery plumes...

Astronomers are redoubling their efforts to confirm that the icy moon Europa spews water from its south pole....

 2018-01-11 12:00 

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Protein helps old blood age the brains of young mice...

Increased levels of one protein in old blood may contribute to its aging effects on the brain, a mouse study suggests....

 2018-01-10 19:00 

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A new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs...

An antibacterial ointment breaks down the defenses of drug-resistant microbes such as MRSA in lab tests....

 2018-01-10 18:42 

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Fast radio bursts may be from a neutron star orbiting a black hole...

A repeating fast radio burst has twisted waves, suggesting its home has an unusually strong magnetic field....

 2018-01-10 17:37 

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Readers wrangle with definition of 'species'...

Readers asked about the definition of "species," a new atomic clock and how a neutron star collision produces heavy elements....

 2018-01-10 17:32 

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We'll be watching the skies, plus a lot more, this year...

Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill predicts 2018 could be a year full of important space discoveries....

 2018-01-10 16:30 

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How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on Mars...

As the race to put humans on Mars heats up, researchers worry they are running out of time to find life on the Red planet....

 2018-01-10 12:00 

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This artificial cartilage gets its strength from the stuff in bulletproof vests...

One of the key ingredients in this artificial cartilage is a nanoversion of the synthetic fiber in body armor....

 2018-01-09 19:00 

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Hormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal women...

For healthy women within 10 years of menopause, the benefits of hormone therapy for relief of hot flashes or other symptoms may outweigh the risks....

 2018-01-09 18:00 

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Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip...

Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles....

 2018-01-09 16:44 

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Why some birds of paradise have ultrablack feathers...

Birds of paradise have superblack feathers because of tilted, spiky microscopic features in their feathers....

 2018-01-09 12:00 

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Website invites you to probe a 3-D human brain...

Getting up close to the human brain is easy with BrainFacts.org's interactive organ....

 2018-01-09 11:00 

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CRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in people...

Immune reactions could shut down CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing....

 2018-01-09 00:30 

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Warming ocean water is turning 99 percent of these sea turtles female...

Green sea turtle populations in part of the Great Barrier Reef are becoming increasingly female due to higher ocean temperatures....

 2018-01-08 16:00 

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New pill tracks gases through your gut...

Swallowing these pill-sized sensors could give new insight into what's going on in your gut....

 2018-01-08 16:00 

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White dwarf's inner makeup is mapped for the first time...

The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories....

 2018-01-05 23:04 

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Blowflies use drool to keep their cool...

Personal air conditioning the blowfly way: Dangle a droplet of saliva and then reswallow....

 2018-01-05 20:41 

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A key virus fighter is implicated in pregnancy woes...

In mice, activating a key component of the body's antiviral machinery in response to a Zika infection can cause harm to developing fetuses....

 2018-01-05 20:18 

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'Laid-back' bonobos take a shine to belligerents...

Unlike people, these apes gravitate toward those who are unhelpful....

 2018-01-05 14:00 

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2018's Top 10 science anniversaries...

2018's Top 10 anniversaries include notable birthdays and discoveries in math, science and medicine....

 2018-01-05 12:00 

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The largest known prime number has 23 million-plus digits...

A newly found prime number smashes the previous record for largest prime....

 2018-01-04 23:03 

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NASA is headed to Earth's outermost edge...

NASA's upcoming GOLD mission will study the charged border between Earth and space....

 2018-01-04 19:00 

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Corals are severely bleaching five times as often as in 1980...

Corals are now bleaching more frequently and severely than they were in the early 1980s....

 2018-01-04 17:30 

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How the Dead Sea Scrolls survived a war in the 1960s...

50 years after the Dead Sea Scrolls survived a war, another possible scroll cave offered tantalizing new clues....

 2018-01-03 20:58 

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Aliens ruled out for why Tabby's star flickers...

The first real-time observations of Tabby's star flickering put the final nail in the "alien megastructure" coffin....

 2018-01-03 18:00 

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These disease-fighting bacteria produce echoes detectable by ultrasound...

Ultrasound can help keep tabs on genetically modified bacteria to better fight disease inside the body....

 2018-01-03 14:00 

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Ask AI: How not to kill online conversations...

Tips on not being a conversation-killer, courtesy of an AI that studied over 60,000 Reddit threads....

 2018-01-03 12:00 

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Robot fish shows how the deepest vertebrate in the sea takes the pressure...

Tests with a robot snailfish reveal why the deep-sea fish has mysterious goo in its body....

 2018-01-02 17:00 

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Jazz improvisers score high on creativity...

Jazz musicians' creativity linked to brain dexterity....

 2018-01-02 14:00 

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86 stars get official names...

The International Astronomical Union has released 86 newly official star names, based, in part, on historical star names from various indigenous cultures....

 2018-01-02 12:00 

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A sinking, melting ancient tectonic plate may fuel Yellowstone's supervolcano...

The subduction of an ancient tectonic plate may be the driving force behind Yellowstone's volcanic eruptions....

 2017-12-29 12:00 

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Watch our most-viewed videos of 2017...

Cassini's demise, cuttlefish and the Curiosity rover topped our list of most popular videos of 2017....

 2017-12-28 12:00 

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50 years ago, synthetic DNA made its debut...

Synthetic DNA has come a long way since it arrived on the scene half a century ago....

 2017-12-27 17:00 

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Revisiting the science stories that made us cry, think and say 'OMG' in 2017...

Each year Science News selects the top stories for their importance and impact. But the staff's favorite stories strike a different chord....

 2017-12-27 12:00 

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2017 delivered amazing biology finds from organisms large and small...

From giant African elephants to tiny tardigrades, scientists discovered some surprising biology this year....

 2017-12-26 12:00 

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Here's what you might have missed in space this year...

Missions to Jupiter and Saturn made big headlines, and 2017 also saw exciting updates from missions of years past....

 2017-12-22 17:30 

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The science behind kids' belief in Santa...

Children's belief in Santa is strong — until it isn't anymore, usually at around age 8....

 2017-12-22 17:00 

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The man flu struggle might be real, says one researcher...

A researcher reviews the evidence for gender bias among flu viruses in the BMJ's lighthearted holiday edition....

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