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Universe

Philae Discovers Organic Molecules On A Comet

What it might mean for finding life beyond Earth<p>After 10 years of chasing down Comet 67P—and then landing on it—a robotic space mission has returned a tantalizing discovery: the rubber ducky-shaped rock is home to organic molecules of mysterious composition.<p>Last week, Europe's Rosetta mission …

Space

Major brain pathway rediscovered

A team of neuroscientists in America say they have rediscovered an important neural pathway that was first described in the late nineteenth century but then mysteriously disappeared from the scientific literature until very recently.<p>In a study published today in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy</i> …

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a …

New ant evolved to mooch off its relatives - Futurity

A newly-discovered species of parasitic ant appears to have branched off from the family tree without leaving home.

Your toothpaste’s fluorine was formed in a star

Next time you’re brushing you teeth, think on this: New research suggests that the fluorine in your toothpaste originates from the sun’s dead …

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Superwhite Beetles, Spongy Brain Models And Other Amazing Images Of This Week

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Digging Up the Seafloor Makes Coral Reefs Sick

A new study links dredging, and the plumes of sediment it creates, to higher incidence of disease in coral reefs.<p>Australia's coral reefs are in danger, due in part to the expansion of ports to accommodate the growing number of ships loaded with coal or natural gas. That's the conclusion of a new …

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fact, many NASA scientists agree with you. And a panel convened recently by the space agency (see the video below) believes that finding it could happen soon, too -- perhaps "in twenty years" -- thanks to …

Scientists Explain Why Moon’s Far Side Looks So Craggy

In these days of daily image releases from Saturn, Mars, the moon and other spots in the universe, it's hard to remember just how exciting it was back in the 1950s and 1960s when a few images trickled out to the world at the time. Perhaps one of the biggest early surprises was how jagged and …

Astronomy

Smartphones will include 'Star Wars' 3D holograms within two years

Our smartphones and smartwatches could include 3D holographic projectors just like the ones seen in the Star Wars films within just two years, with one key difference - they will be both sharper and smoother<p>Your mobile phone could have a 3D holographic projector just like the ones seen in Star Wars …

Augmented Reality

Is DEET Safe To Use?

Yet another review of the science answers: Yes.<p>DEET is a popular insect repellent—an estimated 30 percent of Americans use it every year—yet it sounds like a good number of people are wary of it, too. A Google search of "DEET dangers" found a Mercola article saying DEET kills mosquitoes, although …

NASA Reveals Unprecedented Image of Deep Space

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>NASA revealed today one of the most colorful and comprehensive composite shots of deep space, a work …

How Birds Really See the World

Rare “Albino” Redwood May Hold Clues to the Super-Trees’ Longevity

Are its white needles an evolutionary mistake—or a way to cope with stress?<p>For decades, a lone redwood has grown near the railroad tracks that run through the small city of Cotati, California. It was little noticed by most people—until officials announced that the tree had to be chopped down to …

Is a treatment for Crohn’s disease on the horizon?

Scientists believe gut bacteria may offer the key to diagnosing the debilitating disorder<p>The identification of specific bacteria that are present—or not—in patients with the debilitating bowel disease could yield better diagnoses and therapies.<p>The largest study of its kind has revealed for the …

New Computer Program Creates 3D 'Mugshots' From DNA

Leaving a hair at a crime scene could one day be as damning as leaving a photograph of your face. Researchers have developed a computer program that can create a crude three-dimensional (3D) model of a face from a DNA sample.<p>Using genes to predict eye and hair color is relatively easy. But the …

Exploding stars prove Newton's gravity unchanged over cosmic time

(Phys.org) —Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained …

Ape escape: the argument to keep chimpanzees out of cages

Steven Wise on why chimps deserve ‘the right to not be imprisoned’<p>Steven Wise has been waiting more than 30 years to give chimpanzees their day in court. A lawyer who specializes in animal protection, Wise is widely credited as a pioneer in the animal rights arena: he’s taught classes on the …

Neanderthal Genes Live On In Our Hair And Skin

Neanderthals died out long ago, but their genes live on in us. Scientists studying human chromosomes say they've discovered a surprising amount of Neanderthal DNA in our genes. And these aren't just random fragments; they help shape what we look like today, including our hair and skin.<p>These genes …

How Animal Planet Endangers Animals

A _Mother Jones _investigation shows how the channel's shows are fabricated--at the risk of harming animals.<p>If you thought <i>Animal Planet</i>'s worst sin was running shabby documentaries claiming to prove mermaids are real, you'd apparently be wrong. After a seven-month investigation into the channel's …

Animals

Good News: Life On Earth Will Not Boil Away As Soon As Previously Thought

But the planet's still doomed.<p>Look around you. See the plants, the animals; most importantly, feel the earth beneath your toes. One day, the sun will brighten, and everything on the planet will burn. The oceans will vaporize. Complex life--eventually, even microbes--will no longer survive. But …

NASA rover Opportunity finds signs Mars once had fresh water | Reuters

(Reuters) - NASA’s decade-old Mars rover, Opportunity, has found evidence that life-friendly fresh water once pooled on the red planet’s surface, reinforcing similar discoveries made by newcomer Curiosity on the other side of the planet, scientists said on Thursday.<p>A 360-degree digitally-compressed …

New River Dolphin Species Found in Brazil, First Since 1918

True river dolphins are amongst the rarest and most endangered animals.<p>Researchers have discovered a new species of river dolphin in Brazil, named the "Araguaian boto," the first such finding in nearly 100 years. Genetic work shows that it diverged from other river dolphins more than 2 million …

Comet LINEAR 2014: New Meteor Shower Predicted on May 24

Comet LINEAR is going to bring a new meteor shower in May 2014, according to meteor experts.<p>The comet will bring the shower on May 24, according to …

Astronomy

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

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