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Battering storms caused Antarctic sea ice to shrink at record pace
June 27th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Unusually intense storms could explain why Antarctic sea ice shrank to its smallest observed extent this year.
Latest stats are just a start in preventing gun injuries in kids
June 26th, 2017, 06:08 AM
New stats on firearm deaths and injuries are disturbing, but the picture to make policy is far from complete, researchers say.
Sound-reflecting shelters inspired ancient rock artists
June 26th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Ancient Europeans sought rock art sites where sounds carried.
Earth’s dry zones support a surprising number of trees
June 26th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A Google Earth-based estimate of dryland forests adds serious leafage to Earth’s total tree count.
Every breath you take contains a molecule of history
June 25th, 2017, 06:08 AM
In 'Caesar’s Last Breath', best-selling author Sam Kean tells vivid stories about the gases we can’t see.
This glass frog wears its heart for all to see
June 23rd, 2017, 06:08 AM
A newly discovered glass frog species has skin so clear that it reveals most of the animal’s internal organs, including the heart.
Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria
June 22nd, 2017, 06:08 AM
New images reveal the inner workings of bacteria.
Flight demands may have steered the evolution of bird egg shape
June 22nd, 2017, 06:08 AM
An analysis of nearly 50,000 bird eggs finds a link between a species’ egg shape and flight ability.
When should babies sleep in their own rooms?
June 22nd, 2017, 06:08 AM
A new study offers support to sleep-starved parents by suggesting that babies age 6 months and older sleep longer when in their own bedroom.
Bones make hormones that communicate with the brain and other organs
June 21st, 2017, 06:08 AM
Bones send out hormone signals that chat with other parts of the body, studies in mice show. What influence these hormones have in people, though, remain a mystery.
Protein in Parkinson’s provokes the immune system
June 21st, 2017, 06:08 AM
The immune system recognizes parts of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease as foreign, triggering an autoimmune response.
A baby’s DNA may kick off mom’s preeclampsia
June 21st, 2017, 06:08 AM
A large genetic analysis points to a protein made by the fetus that may trigger preeclampsia in the mom.
Here’s why your wheelie suitcase wobbles
June 20th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Physicists explain why roller suitcases rock back and forth as you dash through the terminal.
Satellite trio will hunt gravitational waves from space
June 20th, 2017, 06:08 AM
The European Space Agency has green-lighted the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, expected to launch in 2034.
New material could filter water contaminants that others miss
June 20th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A new polymer offers a better way to pull fluorine-containing pollutants out of drinking water.
Kepler shows small exoplanets are either super-Earths or mini-Neptunes
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
The final catalog from the Kepler space telescope splits Earthlike exoplanets into two groups and pinpoints 10 new rocky planets in the habitable zone.
DNA reveals how cats achieved world domination
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Analysis of 9,000 years of cat remains suggests two waves of migration
New fossils shake up history of amphibians with no legs
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
The oldest near-relative of today’s snake-shaped caecilians could have an unexpected backstory.
African farmers’ kids conquer the marshmallow test
June 19th, 2017, 06:08 AM
Nso farmers in Cameroon groom kids for self-control that Western peers often lack.
Eclipse watchers catch part of the sun’s surface fleeing to space
June 16th, 2017, 06:08 AM
A serendipitous eruption during a solar eclipse showed relatively cool blobs of plasma, wrapped in a million-degree flame, streaming from the sun.