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A new tool could one day improve Lyme disease diagnosis
August 16th, 2017, 05:41 PM
There soon could be a way to differentiate between Lyme disease and a similar tick-associated illness.
Giant larvaceans could be ferrying ocean plastic to the seafloor
August 16th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Giant larvaceans could mistakenly capture microplastics, in addition to food, in their mucus houses and transfer them to the seafloor in their feces.
Robot, heal thyself
August 16th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Self-healing material is helping make more resilient robots.
Protect little ones’ eyes from the sun during the eclipse
August 16th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Pay attention to eye safety for kids during the solar eclipse.
What can the eclipse tell us about the corona’s magnetic field?
August 16th, 2017, 05:41 PM
The corona’s plasma jumps and dances thanks to the magnetic field, but scientists have never measured the field directly.
Seismologists get to the bottom of how deep Earth’s continents go
August 15th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Scientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents.
These spiders crossed an ocean to get to Australia
August 15th, 2017, 05:41 PM
The nearest relatives of an Australian trapdoor spider live in Africa. They crossed the Indian Ocean to get to Australia, a new study suggests.
Can the eclipse tell us if Einstein was right about general relativity?
August 15th, 2017, 05:41 PM
During the eclipse, astronomers will reproduce the 1919 experiment that confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
Normally aloof particles of light seen ricocheting off each other
August 14th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Scientists spot evidence of photons interacting at the Large Hadron Collider.
Polluted water: It’s where sea snakes wear black
August 14th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Reptile counterpart proposed for textbook example of evolution favoring darker moths amid industrial soot.
What can we learn about Mercury’s surface during the eclipse?
August 14th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Instruments aboard twin research jets will take advantage of the total solar eclipse to make the first thermal map of Mercury.
What happens in Earth’s atmosphere during an eclipse?
August 13th, 2017, 05:41 PM
The charged layer of Earth’s atmosphere gets uncharged during an eclipse, and that could have implications for everything from GPS accuracy to earthquake prediction.
What do plants and animals do during an eclipse?
August 12th, 2017, 05:41 PM
A citizen science experiment will gather the biggest dataset to date of animal responses to a total eclipse.
Why midsize animals are the fastest
August 11th, 2017, 05:41 PM
New analysis delves into the mystery of why medium-sized animals are speedier than bigger ones.
Why is this year’s solar eclipse such a big deal for scientists?
August 11th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Total eclipses offer scientists a way to see all the way down to the sun’s surface.
What will scientists learn from the Great American Eclipse?
August 11th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Between now and August 21, astronomy writer Lisa Grossman will explore the top questions scientists will tackle during the 2017 total solar eclipse.
Climate change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood
August 10th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Data spanning 50 years shows that today, floods come days, weeks, even months earlier in some areas and later in others.
The first look at how archaea package their DNA reveals they’re a lot like us
August 10th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Archaea microbes spool their DNA much like plants and animals do.
Gene editing creates virus-free piglets
August 10th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Pigs engineered to lack infectious viruses may one day produce transplant organs.
50 years ago, steel got stronger and stretchier
August 10th, 2017, 05:41 PM
Today, scientists are still trying to improve steel.