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Venus' phosphine puzzle

Venus' phosphine puzzle

They will likely need more data to make a determination.

Axios - 2 hours ago

Astronomers find ‘fossil galaxy’ buried deep inside the Milky Way

Astronomers find ‘fossil galaxy’ buried deep inside the Milky Way

The 10 billion-year-old fossil was named Heracles after the Greek Hero who was made immortal when the Milky Way was born.

ZME Science - 2 hours ago

Growing interest in Moon resources could cause tension, scientists find

Growing interest in Moon resources could cause tension, scientists find

An international team of scientists led by the Center for Astrophysics / Harvard & Smithsonian, has identified a problem with the growing interest in extractable resources on the moon: there aren't enough of them to go around. With no international policies o…

phys.org - 3 hours ago

Scientists make breakthrough in anti-aging treatment and reverse signs of ageing in human cells

Scientists make breakthrough in anti-aging treatment and reverse signs of ageing in human cells

The adult human cells were treated in a pressure chamber with high-pressure oxygen and they reversed two major processes associated with ageing and its illnesses.

Firstpost - 3 hours ago

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

DALLAS (AP) — As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the...

Associated Press - 5 hours ago

The tweet that led to a science paper about galactic crepuscular rays

The tweet that led to a science paper about galactic crepuscular rays

Y'all should know Judy Schmidt's name by now.

SYFY WIRE - 5 hours ago

6,000 years of arrows emerge from melting Norwegian ice patch

6,000 years of arrows emerge from melting Norwegian ice patch

The record-setting discovery of 68 projectiles from the Neolithic to the Viking Era also upends ideas on how ice both preserves and destroys archaeological finds.

National Geographic - 5 hours ago

DNA Special: Want to say goodbye to ageing? Israeli scientists close to reverse ageing by 25 years

DNA Special: Want to say goodbye to ageing? Israeli scientists close to reverse ageing by 25 years

The scientists were successful in curbing two age-enhancing processes: the telomere and malfunctioning cells in the body.

DNA India - 6 hours ago

How Animals and Insects Bleed To Defend Themselves : Short Wave

How Animals and Insects Bleed To Defend Themselves : Short Wave

Some insects and reptiles have a strange self-preservation characteristic — they suddenly start bleeding from places like their eyes or knees. NPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce looks at "reflex bleeding" and explores some of the creatures that bl…

NPR - 7 hours ago

SpaceX targeting next week for Starship's first high-altitude test flight

SpaceX targeting next week for Starship's first high-altitude test flight

SpaceX looks ready to proceed to the next crucial phase of its Starship spacecraft development program: A 15km (50,000 feet) test flight. Elon Musk says...

TechCrunch - 7 hours ago

A New Study About Color Tries to Decode ‘The Brain’s Pantone’

A New Study About Color Tries to Decode ‘The Brain’s Pantone’

How do humans perceive color? An NIH experiment finds a way to measure what happens after light hits the eye—using brain scans.

Wired - 7 hours ago

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

T. rex had a teenage growth spurt — but not all dinos did

Researchers have long known the Tyrannosaurus rex had a teenage growth spurt, gaining around 35 to 45 pounds per week, to reach its colossal size. A new study shows that while some dinosaurs had an adolescent growth spurt, others grew slow and steady.

CNN - 7 hours ago

Live: Watch SpaceX launch 16th batch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

Live: Watch SpaceX launch 16th batch of Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral at 9:13 p.m. ET Tuesday, later landing the booster on a drone ship.

Florida Today - 7 hours ago

Scientists detect ‘superbolt’ lightning strikes that hit with more power than entire US solar, wind energy capacity

Scientists detect ‘superbolt’ lightning strikes that hit with more power than entire US solar, wind energy capacity

Scientists have confirmed the existence of ‘superbolts’ that can be up to 1,000 times brighter than the average lightning strike, producing more power than all solar panels and wind turbines in the US combined.

RT - 7 hours ago

Physicists could do the 'impossible': Create and destroy magnetic fields from afar

Physicists could do the 'impossible': Create and destroy magnetic fields from afar

A new study circumvents a 178-year-old theory.

Live Science - 7 hours ago

Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

Imaging method reveals a “symphony of cellular activities”

MIT researchers have developed a way to simultaneously image up to five different molecules within a cell, by targeting glowing reporters to distinct locations inside the cell. This approach could allow scientists to learn much more about the complex signalin…

mit.edu - 7 hours ago

Gemini North observations enable breakthrough in centuries-old effort to unravel astronomical mystery

Gemini North observations enable breakthrough in centuries-old effort to unravel astronomical mystery

An international team of astronomers using Gemini North's GNIRS instrument have discovered that CK Vulpeculae, first seen as a bright new star in 1670, is approximately five times farther away than previously thought. This makes the 1670 explosion of CK Vulpe…

phys.org - 7 hours ago

SpaceX Starlink launch: Falcon 9 is still a record-setting workhorse

SpaceX Starlink launch: Falcon 9 is still a record-setting workhorse

Elon Musk proves to be the rocket-recycling king once again.

CNET - 7 hours ago

How our galaxy will kill our solar system in a trillion years, planet by planet

How our galaxy will kill our solar system in a trillion years, planet by planet

Here's a fun question: How will the solar system die? OK, so maybe it's not so fun. But the science of it is at least interesting.

SYFY WIRE - 8 hours ago

Magnetic spray transforms inanimate objects into minirobots

Magnetic spray transforms inanimate objects into minirobots

Scientists engineer new material to help craft nimble, multipurpose machines

Science Magazine - 8 hours ago

Scientists discover the surprising way young alligators regrow missing tails

Scientists discover the surprising way young alligators regrow missing tails

It's a lizard-like ability, but alligators go about it a little differently.

CNET - 8 hours ago

China’s ‘space dream’ in 500 words

China’s ‘space dream’ in 500 words

Beijing pours billions of dollars into its space programme with hopes of having a crewed space station by 2022.

Al Jazeera English - 8 hours ago

Rocket Lab on road to reusability after successful booster recovery

Rocket Lab on road to reusability after successful booster recovery

And CEO Peter Beck still plans to eat his hat, as promised.

space.com - 8 hours ago

PhD graduate develops sodium-coated mask that kills COVID-19 droplets

PhD graduate develops sodium-coated mask that kills COVID-19 droplets

A recent Ph.D. graduate won an award Tuesday for creating a reusable face mask that appears to kill infectious pathogens like the coronavirus — using a simple coating of salt. Ilaria Rubino, …

New York Post - 8 hours ago

Full Moon 2021 calendar: Dates, times, nicknames for the brightest nights outside

Full Moon 2021 calendar: Dates, times, nicknames for the brightest nights outside

NASA charts the dates and times of every Full Moon expected to take place in 2021. Here's your guide to seeing every one.

Inverse - 21 hours ago

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Previous images of large channels on Mars and giant wave-like features on its surface called “megaripples” indicate that the planet suffered from catastrophic floods in the past. Now, a team of scientists has used data gathered by the Curiosity rover to prov…

Engadget - a day ago

Scientists Create Ultra-Hard Diamonds at Room Temperature

Scientists Create Ultra-Hard Diamonds at Room Temperature

Natural diamonds only form deep in the Earth under intense heat and pressure, but researchers say they've developed a way to create diamonds at room temperature.

ExtremeTech - a day ago

Recording the Symphony of Cellular Signals That Drive Biology

Recording the Symphony of Cellular Signals That Drive Biology

Like a computer, cells must process information from the outside world before they respond. Scientists have now developed a powerful new way to observe the internal discussions responsible for cellular decisions.

hhmi.org - a day ago

Asteroid the size of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa heading towards Earth at 90,000kph

Asteroid the size of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa heading towards Earth at 90,000kph

As a battered and beleaguered planet approaches the finish line of 2020, the universe appears to be playing a dark joke on humanity by sending five asteroids in two days, with a 2,700ft space rock to follow just days later.

RT - a day ago

New clues shed light on importance of Earth's ice sheets

New clues shed light on importance of Earth's ice sheets

Researchers examining subglacial waters both from Antarctica and Greenland found that these waters have higher concentrations of important, life-sustaining elements than previously thought, answering a big unknown for scientists seeking to understand the Eart…

phys.org - a day ago

Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option

Nature journals reveal terms of landmark open-access option

The journals will charge authors up to €9,500 to make research papers free to read, in a long-awaited alternative to subscription-only publishing.

nature.com - a day ago

Viral video shows huge meteor fireball streaking across sky

Viral video shows huge meteor fireball streaking across sky

Incredible footage of a fiery meteor streaking across the night sky last week has gone viral online. Captured from a research boat off the coast of Tasmania, the video shows space debris flashing a…

New York Post - a day ago

Scientists characterize second known minimoon

Scientists characterize second known minimoon

Astronomers using data collected with the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT) have helped to characterize only the second known minimoon of Earth, a newly discovered asteroid with the designation 2020 CD3, or CD3 for short. The LDT observations helped to clarify…

phys.org - a day ago

China launches ambitious mission to land on moon and return samples to Earth

China launches ambitious mission to land on moon and return samples to Earth

If successful, the Chang'e 5 mission will be the first in 44 years to bring lunar samples to Earth.

CBS News - a day ago

Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way, study finds

Galaxy encounter violently disturbed Milky Way, study finds

The spiral-shaped disk of stars and planets is being pulled, twisted and deformed with extreme violence by the gravitational force of a smaller galaxy—the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

phys.org - a day ago

Ancient Martian Megaflood: Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars' Equator

Ancient Martian Megaflood: Floods of Unimaginable Magnitude Once Washed Through Gale Crater on Mars' Equator

Field Geology at Mars’ Equator Points to Ancient Megaflood Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to da…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Eureka: A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Eureka: A family of computer scientists developed a blueprint for machine consciousness

Renowned researchers Manuel Blum and Lenore Blum have devoted their entire lives to the study of computer science with a particular focus on consciousness. They’ve authored dozens of papers and taught for decades at prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. And…

The Next Web - a day ago

Science Reveals Long-Lost Secrets of a Mummy's Portrait

Science Reveals Long-Lost Secrets of a Mummy's Portrait

Scientific analysis of an ancient portrait pigment reveals long-lost artistic details. How much information can you get from a speck of purple pigment, no bigger than the diameter of a hair, plucked from an Egyptian portrait that’s nearly 2,000 years old? Ple…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Incredible fossil shows T. rex and Triceratops locked in battle to the death

Incredible fossil shows T. rex and Triceratops locked in battle to the death

The fossil, nicknamed "Dueling Dinosaurs," will be on public display for the first time.

CNET - a day ago

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas

Jupiter and Saturn Will Form a Rare 'Double Planet' in the Sky Before Christmas

Here's how to see an incredible spectacle that hasn't happened in 800 years.

Popular Mechanics - a day ago

Whodunit solved when 'sword' is found embedded in thresher shark

Whodunit solved when 'sword' is found embedded in thresher shark

Swordfish are known to be very aggressive fish.

Live Science - a day ago

Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

Evolution doesn't work the way you think it does

An evolutionary biologist explains all the things you might get into an argument over

Massive Science - a day ago

Laser fusion reactor approaches 'burning plasma' milestone

Laser fusion reactor approaches 'burning plasma' milestone

After a decade, National Ignition Facility nears a self-heated, sustained reaction, though net energy gain is still elusive

Science Magazine - a day ago

Wide-eyed prehistoric shark hid its sharpest teeth in nightmare jaws

Wide-eyed prehistoric shark hid its sharpest teeth in nightmare jaws

This predator's toothy grin came with a horrific twist.

Live Science - a day ago

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods

NASA Curiosity rover spots signs of 'unimaginable' Mars megafloods

A massive meteor impact may have triggered shocking floods across the Gale Crater on Mars.

CNET - 2 days ago