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 2018-01-23 18:00 

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New device can transmit underwater sound to air...

A newly created metamaterial takes a shot at solving the problem of hearing underwater sounds from the surface....

 2018-01-23 17:00 

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Your phone is like a spy in your pocket...

Smartphones' powers of perception make them more user-friendly and efficient. But they also open new opportunities for privacy invasions....

 2018-01-23 16:00 

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Stars with too much lithium may have stolen it...

Some small stars have extra lithium before they grow old, suggesting they get extra amounts of the element from an external source....

 2018-01-23 12:00 

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New technique could help spot snooping drones...

There may be a new way to tell if a drone is creeping on you or your home....

 2018-01-22 22:25 

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Here's the key ingredient that lets a centipede's bite take down prey...

A newly identified "spooky toxin" launches a broad attack but might be eased with a version of a known drug....

 2018-01-22 20:48 

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Mysterious high-energy particles could come from black hole jets...

Three types of high-energy cosmic particles could all have the same source: black holes in galaxy clusters....

 2018-01-22 16:00 

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Massive dust storms are robbing Mars of its water...

Mars was once lush with water. A new analysis of Martian climate data shows a mechanism that might have helped dehydrate the planet....

 2018-01-22 12:00 

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'First Face of America' explores how humans reached the New World...

New documentary shows how an ancient teen and an infant have illuminated scientists' understanding of the peopling of the Americas....

 2018-01-19 20:42 

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New twist on a flu vaccine revs up the body's army of virus killers...

A new approach to flu vaccine development makes influenza virus extra sensitive to a powerful antiviral system....

 2018-01-19 18:16 

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Cilia in the brain may be busier than previously thought...

A hairlike appendage sticking out of brain cells may be much more important in the brain than scientists realized....

 2018-01-19 14:00 

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Light pollution can prolong the risk of sparrows passing along West Nile virus...

Nighttime lighting prolongs time that birds can pass along virus to mosquitoes that bite people....

 2018-01-19 12:00 

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50 years ago, IUDs were deemed safe and effective...

50 year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared intrauterine devices safe and effective, though officials didn't know how the IUDs worked....

 2018-01-18 19:31 

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The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes' cellulose...

Bacteria use a modified form of cellulose to form sticky networks that can coat various surfaces....

 2018-01-18 19:16 

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Volume of fracking fluid pumped underground tied to Canada quakes...

Study links volume of fracking fluid injected underground with hundreds of quakes in central Canada, and not the rate at which the fluids were injected....

 2018-01-18 19:00 

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A robotic arm made of DNA moves at dizzying speed...

A DNA machine with a high-speed arm could pave the way for nanoscale factories....

 2018-01-18 17:00 

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Hunter-gatherer lifestyle could help explain superior ability to ID smells...

Hunter-gatherers in the forests of the Malay Peninsula prove more adept at naming smells than their rice-farming neighbors, possibly because of their foraging culture....

 2018-01-17 21:34 

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Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic table...

A new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used....

 2018-01-17 18:42 

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The mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solved...

The case has never been fully closed for colony collapse disorder, and now bees face bigger problems....

 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....

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