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No long, twisted tail trails the solar system
April 24th, 2017, 01:03 PM
The bubble that envelops the planets and other material in the solar system does not have a tail, new observations show.
Gamma-ray evidence for dark matter weakens
April 24th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Excess gamma rays are still unexplained, but they might not come from dark matter.
We went to the March for Science in D.C. Here's what happened
April 22nd, 2017, 01:03 PM
Science News staff members reported live updates from the March for Science in Washington, D.C., on April 22.
Watch the March for Science in Washington, D.C.
April 22nd, 2017, 01:03 PM
Watch the live stream of the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on April 22.
Ötzi the Iceman froze to death
April 21st, 2017, 01:03 PM
Copper Age Iceman froze to death, with shoulder and head damage.
Top 10 science anniversaries of 2017
April 21st, 2017, 01:03 PM
2017 offers an abundance of scientific anniversaries to celebrate, from pulsars and pulsar planets to Einstein’s laser, Einstein’s cosmos and the laws of robotics.
In ‘grand finale,’ Cassini spacecraft sets off on collision course with Saturn
April 21st, 2017, 01:03 PM
The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrate on Sept. 15, but is slated to do some solid science before its demise.
Collider data hint at unexpected new subatomic particles
April 20th, 2017, 01:03 PM
A set of particle decay measurements could be evidence for new physics.
Immune cells play surprising role in steady heartbeat
April 20th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Immune system cells called macrophages help heart cells rhythmically contract, maintaining the beat of mice’s hearts.
50 years ago, continental drift began to gain acceptance
April 20th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Half a century later, plate tectonics is well-established but still an active field of research.
Plot twist in methane mystery blames chemistry, not emissions, for recent rise
April 20th, 2017, 01:03 PM
The recent rise in atmospheric methane concentrations may have been caused by changes in atmospheric chemistry, not increased emissions from human activities, two new studies suggest.
Evidence is lacking that ‘cocooning’ prevents whooping cough in newborns
April 20th, 2017, 01:03 PM
In general, vaccinating adults who come into close contact with newborns is a good idea, but the practice on its own may not keep whooping cough away.
March for Science will take scientists’ activism to a new level
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
The March for Science may be the first of its kind, science historians say.
The Arctic is a final garbage dump for ocean plastic
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Ocean currents dump plastic garbage from the North Atlantic into previously pristine Arctic waters, new research shows.
Brain gains seen in elderly mice injected with human umbilical cord plasma
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Plasma from human umbilical cord blood refreshes aspects of learning and memory in mice.
Scientists find amazement in what’s most familiar
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the unexpected nature of science.
Readers bugged by wine-spoiling stinkbugs
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Stinkbug hazards, Great Lakes invaders and more reader feedback.
Venomous fish have evolved many ways to inflict pain
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Fish venom shows great diversity and is being studied to treat pain, cancer and other diseases.
Frog slime protein fights off the flu
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
Urumin, a protein found in Indian frog mucus secretions, has a knack for taking down H1 flu viruses, a new study finds.
How the house mouse tamed itself
April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM
When people began to settle down, animals followed. Some made successful auditions as our domesticated species. Others — like mice — became our vermin, a new study shows.