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Astronomers say they’ve detected the most distant galaxy and estimate it’s roughly 30 billion light years away.
For the past three years, 300,000 gamers have helped scientists with genomic research by playing Phylo, an online puzzle game developed at McGill …
Scientists at University of Sheffield have figured out how plants called "living stones" get enough sunlight even though they grow partially …
The venom from bark scorpions can kill other animals, but it acts as a painkiller for grasshopper mice, say researchers at UT Austin and Michigan …
A genetic analysis of both obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome (TS) offers direct confirmation that both are highly heritable.
Ignorance about kinship ties can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals, say biologists at Washington University in St. Louis.
Future fossil fuel extraction could be a "double whammy" to Earth's richest areas for biodiversity, say researchers at University of Queensland.
UC Santa Barbara research shows how floods carry mercury-laden sediment from California's gold rush into the Central Valley lowlands and the food web.
Bacteria have been making hydrogen for billions of years, and now scientists are using radical chemistry in an effort to make hydrogen, too.
The branch-like projections of neurons called dendrites are not just passive wires, but act like tiny computers, multiplying the brain's processing …
Despite our fascination with screams, science knows relatively little about them.
A violent period 10 billion years ago seeded the cosmos with iron and other heavy elements that are critical to life itself, astronomers say.
People who are left-handed are more likely to develop psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, than mood disorders such as depression, new research …
Scientists have discovered a new SARS-like coronavirus in Chinese horseshoe bats that can infect people.
The rarer a male guppy's color pattern, the more attractive he is to females, and the more offspring he will father researchers find.
Black holes may be common in globular clusters, report astronomers who recently discovered a new black hole in M62.
Total deforestation of the Amazon could mean 20 percent less rain for the coastal Northwest and a 50 percent reduction in the Sierra Nevada snowpack.
Scientists say a genetic link may explain why autism and specific language difficulties occur in some families.
A new superconducting detector array can measure the energy of individual photons.
Stopping algae's bioclock in its daytime setting can boost the amount of compounds the marine plants produce, including those used for biofuels and …Algae
Key “turning points” such as leaving full-time education or a relationship break-up, determine whether young adults return to live in their parents' …
When given the option, school children will choose healthy snacks over unhealthy ones, and their overall diets improve.
The four-million-year-old skull of Panthera blytheae found in Tibet fleshes out fossil record of big cats and challenges theories about how they …
A new model for solar cell construction may make them less expensive, easier to manufacture, and more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun.
Teens who go to bed late are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to teens who turn in early, a new study …
New research says there are links between monkeys' facial color patterns and their social structure and environment.
Some children with autism don't start speaking until they or 5 or 6 years old. Using iPads can help them learn new words and talk more, research …Autism
Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.
Growing graphene on a single-crystal silver substrate could lead to better optical devices and could allow graphene to interface with other 2D …Chemistry
A new method that uses a lab-on-a-chip device and a smartphone is able to count molecules—such as HIV RNA—in a sample.