Exploring the ground truth: NASA's twin study investigate...
Stanford University School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow Tejaswini Mishra, Ph.D., is integrating multi-omics data for NASA's Twins Study and comparing all ...
Severity of North Pacific storms at highest point in over...
Ice cores from Denali and Mount Logan offer insight into global climate connections and the history on intensifying storms.
Survival of soil organisms is a wake-up call for biosecurity
Tiny creatures in soil that attack plants have the ability to survive for at least three years stored in dry conditions, showed a recent AgResearch study. Fu...
Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors
Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-pa...
Average cost of first 2 years of oropharyngeal cancer tre...
In Texas, the average cost for the first two years of health care after a diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancer was $139,749.
Understanding the Metal Mediated Assembly and Hydrogel Fo...
Biomater. Sci. , 2017, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/C7BM00512A, Communication Luis Manuel M De Leon Rodriguez, Yacine Hemar, Alok Mitra, Margaret A Brim...
Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley — far more than previously ...
Doing meth raises the risk of strokes in young people
Strokes aren’t common under the age of 45, but people who use methamphetamine are almost five times more likely to have a type of stroke that can be fatal
Studies reveal worrisome trend for health of wild dolphins
Twelve years of data on the health of two Atlantic bottlenose dolphin populations paints a grim reality concerning the wellbeing of the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year.
Meet the Bobcat Nanowagon, the world’s smallest monster t...
Chemists are scratching their heads over the wreckage of minuscule monster trucks.
Parents turn to Uber to shuttle kids, even though it's no...
Teenager Emily Lieber needed a ride home from the bus stop, so she did what her parents might do: She called Uber.
Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. g...
Patience is one virtue scientists must embrace
Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses how being patient isn't always easy in scientific work.
Inquiries about the moon's twilight zone, and more reader...
Readers had questions about the moon's tidal locking, quantum communication, microneedles and more.
A Secret Confederate Submarine Was So Deadly, Even the Cr...
On Feb. 17, 1864, naval warfare was changed forever. That night aboard the U.S.S. Housatonic, master John H. Crosby of the Union Navy saw what he described a...
As Cassini’s tour of Saturn draws to a close, a look back...
As Cassini prepares to plunge to its death, we celebrate the spacecraft's discoveries and breathtaking images of Saturn, its rings and moons.
Whole Foods shareholders say yes to Amazon deal
Whole Foods shareholders voted Wednesday to bless a $13.7 billion union with Amazon that the organic grocery chain's CEO had called "love at first sight."
Please Enjoy This Total Eclipse 'Megamovie'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7BCzm4IGpY As the eclipse laid a swath of darkness across the heart of the United States, thousands of amateur photographers...
In Seattle, behind-the-scenes Facebook team wrangles digi...
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hour...
Disease-carrying mosquitoes rare in undisturbed tropical ...
A new study by scientists from the Smithsonian, the Panamanian government and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, among other institutions, concludes t...
Anglers' delight as algal blooms breakthrough highlights ...
Millions of fish-deaths caused by toxic Prymnesium algal blooms could be prevented with the application of a household chemical best known for bleaching hair...
Robot suit helps children with cerebral palsy to walk better
Half of children with cerebral palsy lose the ability to walk by adulthood. A new exoskeleton may improve their walking more than corrective surgery
'Sci-fi to real life': US invests $17 million in laser tech
The U.S. Defense Department is investing $17 million in high-powered laser technology that has the potential for practical uses on the battlefield, from dest...
Poodle gets tumor that's a third of its body weight removed
A poodle named Oreo is on the mend after having a 6.4-pound (2.9-kilogram) tumor removed—nearly a third of its body weight.
You and some 'cavemen' get a genetic checkup
Had an arrow in his back not felled the legendary Iceman some 5,300 years ago, he would have likely dropped dead from a heart attack. Written in the DNA of h...
Research identifies new microbe with potential to help re...
New research from University of Alberta and University of Vienna microbiologists provides unparalleled insight into the Earth's nitrogen cycle, identifying a...
Oldest ice, censorship row and Yemen's cholera emergency
The week in science: 18–24 August 2017.
Dolphin that existed along South Carolina coast long ago
Researchers have discovered a species of extinct dolphin off the coast of South Carolina.
New microbe has potential to help rebalance Earth's nitro...
Microbiologists have now provided unparalleled insight into the Earth's nitrogen cycle, identifying and characterizing the ammonia-oxidizing microbe, Nitrosp...
Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon
The H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, also instantly killed its own eight-man crew with the powerful explosive torpedo it carrie...
Arsenic risk in Pakistan much greater than expected
In many parts of the densely populated plains along the Indus River and its tributaries, arsenic concentrations in groundwater supplies exceed the WHO guidel...
New fly fossil sheds light on the explosive radiation of ...
The first unambiguous fossil from the botfly family adds to the few known fossils of a major clade of flies (Calyptratae), shedding light on their rapid radi...
NASA insists it is going to Mars, but it really can’t aff...
The long-held desire to send humans to the Red Planet is nowhere near being realised, despite NASA claiming it is on a Journey to Mars
IBM to investigate role of microbiome in autoimmune disor...
A project launched by tech firm IBM plans to analyse millions of bacterial genes, in an effort to understand what causes type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease
Google-sponsored private moon race delayed for the third ...
Competitors in the Google Lunar X Prize now have until 31 March 2018 to land a spacecraft on the moon
Icy hard drives cram 5300 movies onto a postage stamp
Tiny molecular hard drives offer a cool way to put all your old Gmail and Facebook photos on ice
NASA sees Tropical Depression Harvey's rebirth
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the cloud top temperatures of newly reborn Tropical Depression Harvey.
Scientists 'excited' by observations suggesting formation...
Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy; eit...
Data mining finds more than expected beneath Andean Plateau
Seismologists investigating how Earth forms new continental crust have compiled more than 20 years of seismic data from a wide swath of South America's Andea...
SpaceX Unveils Snazzy New Suit Design
When SpaceX launches its first crewed flights next year, they'll be crossing the Kármán line in style. In an Instagram post, CEO Elon Musk unveiled the compa...
Black holes: Scientists 'excited' by observations suggest...
Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy; eit...
Major leap towards data storage at the molecular level
Scientists have now demonstrated that storing data with a class of molecules known as single-molecule magnets is more feasible than previously thought.
First X-rays detected from mystery supernovas
Scientists appear to have found the first X-rays coming from type Ia supernovae.
More than expected hidden beneath Andean Plateau
Seismologists investigating how Earth forms new continental crust have compiled more than 20 years of seismic data from a wide swath of South America's Andea...
What causes algal blooms to become toxic?
The disastrous 2015-16 Dungeness crab season, delayed and shortened by an unprecedented bloom of toxic algae, is a bitter memory for the West Coast fishing i...
'Nano-hashtags' could provide definite proof of Majorana ...
In Nature today an international team of researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of California...
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