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 2019-09-15 12:03 

Space.com

NASA Wins Emmy for Coverage of SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon Test Flight...

NASA has won an Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program over its coverage of SpaceX's historic Crew Dragon test flight this year....

 2019-09-15 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why Don't Newborns Have Tears or Sweat?...

Very young infants can produce some sweat and tears, but these abilities do not fully develop until several weeks after birth....

 2019-09-15 11:27 

Space.com

How Augmented Reality Will Bring Space Books to Life...

When we read about the glories of space, we often miss the most magnificent part about exploring it: the audiovisual experience....

 2019-09-15 11:26 

Space.com

Europe Wants Ideas for Cave-Spelunking Moon Robots. Here's How You Can Help!...

As NASA makes a big push to land humans on the moon's surface by 2024, the European Space Agency wants to learn more about the caves that lie beneath....

 2019-09-15 10:00 

NPR

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A Fire Lookout On What's Lost In A Transition To Technology...

The number of manned fire lookouts in the U.S. is dwindling, as technology is increasingly used to spot and monitor wildfires. But can technology replace a human watch?...

 2019-09-15 06:00 

New Scientist

A network in the brain is involved in a range of mental health issues...

Depression, schizophrenia and some other mental health conditions have a variety of symptoms but they all seem to be connected by similar differences in the brain...

 2019-09-15 06:00 

New Scientist

Microplastics may stop hermit crabs from choosing the best home...

Life in plastic is not fantastic. Microplastics disrupt the ability of hermit crabs to choose the best shells....

 2019-09-14 23:13 

BBC

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them...

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures....

 2019-09-14 21:04 

Space.com

Watch an Asteroid Fly by Earth Today in a Live Webcast from Slooh!...

This weekend you can see live telescope views of an asteroid hurtling past Earth, thanks to astronomy broadcaster Slooh....

 2019-09-14 20:26 

Universe Today

Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet...

Thanks to the Gemini Observatory, we now have our first glimpse at the interstellar comet, C/2019 Q4, the second interstellar object to visit our Solar System in two years! The post Images are Starting to Come in of the New Interstellar Comet appeared fir...

 2019-09-14 18:06 

SpaceNews

Space insurance rates increasing as insurers review their place in the market...

A space insurance executive confirmed Sept. 11 that a spate of recent claims is increasing rates and leading some insurers to reconsider their place in the market. SpaceNews.com...

 2019-09-14 15:20 

Space.com

2 Studies, 1 Planet! Inside a Race to Discover a Water Vapor World...

Water vapor, and likely clouds that rain liquid water, have been discovered on an exoplanet that lies in the habitable zone of its star. But there's an issue....

 2019-09-14 15:17 

Space.com

NASA Nabs Emmy Nominations for SpaceX Launch, Mars Landing...

NASA coverage of SpaceX's Crew Dragon test flight and the InSight landing on Mars have nabbed two Emmy nominations for 2019....

 2019-09-14 13:00 

Scientific American

Readers Respond to the May 2019 Issue...

Letters to the editor from the May 2019 issue of Scientific American...

 2019-09-14 12:00 

LiveScience.com

Why Is It So Hard to Land on the Moon?...

An explainer regarding the recent failures to land robotic probes on the moon....

 2019-09-14 08:30 

NBC News

Huge space hotel promises fake gravity and 'supersized basketball'...

The planned Von Braun Station could open as soon as 2027....

 2019-09-14 06:00 

New Scientist

Boosting circadian rhythms can help relieve perinatal depression...

The activity of circadian genes appears to be altered in women with perinatal depression. Using light to reset the body clock may improve symptoms...

 2019-09-14 06:00 

New Scientist

50-year old maths problem about an infinite lottery finally solved...

A 50-year-old maths problem has finally been solved, and it shows that even an infinitely large lottery ticket could not contain every winning solution...

 2019-09-13 23:14 

ScienceDaily.com

New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution...

Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells -- opening up the potential to target proteins of this family to combat cancer's diversity and evolution....

 2019-09-13 23:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Predicting risk of heart failure for diabetes patients with help from machine learning...

A new study unveils a new, machine-learning derived model that can predict, with a high degree of accuracy, future heart failure among patients with diabetes....

 2019-09-13 23:14 

ScienceDaily.com

New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle...

Researchers will report a new laser-based sensor that effectively detects buried objects even while the detector is in motion. This new device offers a significant improvement over existing technologies, which cannot be operated on the go and lose accurac...

 2019-09-13 23:14 

ScienceDaily.com

How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals...

Cell biologists say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechanism in cell division that had been imaged in cellular extracts and plant cells but not directly ob...

 2019-09-13 23:14 

ScienceDaily.com

Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg...

Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species....

 2019-09-13 22:48 

Space.com

'Ad Astra' Sneak Peek: Moon Rover Chase Is a Fight Against Space Pirates...

A new "sneak peek" video of the space thriller "Ad Astra" reveals pirates on the moon are behind the lunar buggy chase....

 2019-09-13 21:53 

Space.com

US Moon Landing Hopefuls Watch Silent India Lander — and Learn...

In the wake of the apparent crash of India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, NASA and U.S. companies are looking for insights to inform their own moon shots....

 2019-09-13 21:43 

Space.com

On Friday the 13th, Don't Be Freaked Out by the 'Micromoon'...

The full moon of September 2019 is poised to provide some eerie atmosphere....

 2019-09-13 21:29 

Space.com

1st Color Photo of Interstellar Comet Reveals Its Fuzzy Tail...

Astronomers took the first multicolor images of a potentially interstellar comet, and it looks spectacular....

 2019-09-13 21:28 

LiveScience.com

There's a New Blackest Material Ever, and It's Eating a Diamond As We Speak...

Scientists have created the new "blackest black" material ever, capable of absorbing 99.9% of light that touches it....

 2019-09-13 21:25 

LiveScience.com

No Laughing Matter: A Woman's Guffaw Results in a Dislocated Jaw...

A doctor rushed to her aid and managed to reset her jaw....

 2019-09-13 21:18 

Space.com

Avalanche on Mars Kicks Up Dirt Near Red Planet's North Pole in Amazing Photo...

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a plume of red dirt billowing into the sky near the planet's north pole in May....

 2019-09-13 20:35 

Phys.org

New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle...

Detecting landmines can be a challenging and slow process. Detecting them from a moving vehicle would make the process more speedy, but at the expense of accuracy....

 2019-09-13 20:34 

Phys.org

Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat...

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis shows that many odiferous compounds from a male ca...

 2019-09-13 20:33 

Phys.org

Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg...

Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species, according to a study released September 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hazel Richards of Monash University, Au...

 2019-09-13 20:32 

Phys.org

Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet...

The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), was obtained on the night of 9-10 September using the Gemin...

 2019-09-13 20:31 

Phys.org

Scientists sharpen gene editing tool...

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient....

 2019-09-13 20:27 

Phys.org

How microtubules branch in new directions, a first look in animals...

Cell biologist Thomas Maresca and senior research fellow Vikash Verma at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say they have, for the first time, directly observed and recorded in animal cells a pathway called branching microtubule nucleation, a mechani...

 2019-09-13 20:21 

NPR

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In 'Something Deeply Hidden,' Sean Carroll Argues There Are Infinite Copies Of You...

The physicist dives into fraught territory, taking up the age-old debate over quantum mechanics — aiming to convince readers that the Many Worlds interpretation is the one that describes reality....

 2019-09-13 20:04 

TreeHugger

4 billion bits of microplastics in the waters of Tampa Bay...

And researchers estimate there's another 3 trillion pieces in surface sediments....

 2019-09-13 19:32 

ScienceDaily.com

Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team...

Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient....

 2019-09-13 19:31 

ScienceDaily.com

How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper...

A preclinical study shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. This interplay may either maintain or disrupt the balancing act of the immune syst...

 2019-09-13 18:37 

LiveScience.com

Boy Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Infection Picked Up in Hot Spring...

The rare infection fatally destroys brain tissue, causing pathological swelling....

 2019-09-13 18:34 

LiveScience.com

'Lovers of Modena' Buried Hand-in-Hand Turn Out to Be Men...

The "lovers of Modena" — two 1,600-year-old skeletons found holding hands inside their grave — are both men, new research reveals....

 2019-09-13 18:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat...

Local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material -- where spins weren't thought to correlate long enough to do so. This effect, which the researchers call 'paramagnon drag thermopower,'...

 2019-09-13 18:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Team discovers polymorph selection during crystal growth can be thermodynamically driven...

Scientists provide solid calculation to demonstrate the structural transformation in colloidal crystallization can be entirely thermodynamic, in contrast to the kinetic argument, from both theoretical and computational perspectives....

 2019-09-13 18:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Microbes make chemicals for scent marking in a cat...

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are actually made not by the cat, but by a community of bact...

 2019-09-13 18:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus...

A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. Because of the disease's unpredictable turns and debilitating flares -- the risks of which are elevated in postpartum women -- females with the disease are often a...

 2019-09-13 18:30 

ScienceDaily.com

Groovy! These grooved patterns better mitigate shock waves...

Engineers have discovered a method that could make materials more resilient against massive shocks such as earthquakes or explosions. They found that cutting small grooves in obstacle materials diminished the impacts of what's called the reflected sho...

 2019-09-13 18:26 

Universe Today

Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There's a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System...

Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is passing through the Solar System, the second object to do so in just two years. The post Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There's a...

 2019-09-13 18:22 

smithsonianmag.com

This New Dye Changes Color When Exposed to UV Light...

Color-change shoes, jewelry, cars, furniture and more could be possible with this new MIT technology...

 2019-09-13 18:20 

Scientific American

A Second Interstellar Object May Be Streaking through Our Solar System...

The "fluke" find of a possible visitor from another star after the 2017 discovery of 'Oumuamua offers thrilling scientific opportunities...

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