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Why Is Mold Fuzzy?

Sunday August 25th, 2019 11:00:00 AM Grant Currin
Why is mold fuzzy, and is this fuzz dangerous to eat?

What Was It Like to Be an Executioner in the Middle Ages?

Saturday August 24th, 2019 11:00:00 AM Emma Bryce
The image of the hooded executioner is iconic, but it tells us only a small part of the story.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg Just Completed Another Cancer Treatment, and She's Good to Go.

Friday August 23rd, 2019 09:34:26 PM Kimberly Hickok
This isn't the first time the "Notorious RBG" has bounced back from health scares.

Alien Oceans Could Hold Way More Life Than Earth’s Waters Ever Did, New Research Suggests

Friday August 23rd, 2019 08:52:34 PM Brandon Specktor
Alien worlds that favor strong ocean currents could be overflowing with life.

There Are Now Nearly 200 Cases of Severe Lung Illnesses Tied to Vaping

Friday August 23rd, 2019 08:46:12 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
One patient has reportedly died from a severe lung illness linked to vaping.

Respiratory System: Our Avenue for Gas Exchange

Friday August 23rd, 2019 04:34:17 PM Kim Ann Zimmermann
Breathe in, breathe out.

A Rail Gun the Size of Manhattan Could Reveal the Secrets of the Higgs Boson

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:00:47 AM Paul Sutter
A giant linear collider the size of Manhattan could finally help us find new physics, scientists argue.

Sending Even a Tiny Message Through a Black Hole Would Make It Evaporate

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:00:35 AM Mara Johnson-Groh
Sending a carrier pigeon across the cosmos would probably be a more reliable way to send a message.

Physicists Finally Narrowed Down the Mass of the Tiniest 'Ghost Particle' in the Universe

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:00:11 AM Rafi Letzter
A new paper uses data about the structure of the entire universe to measure the mass of one of its smallest, hardest-to-study components.

We'd Better Retreat from the Coasts While We Still Can, Scientists Urge Amid Climate Crisis

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 07:56:36 PM Brandon Specktor
Do it now or do it later, with much, much worse outcomes.

Here's Why Drugs That Work So Well in Mouse Brains Often Fail Miserably in Humans

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 06:29:52 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
Mice and humans have the same kinds of brain cells and wiring. But the similarities may stop there.

Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 05:49:13 PM Rafi Letzter
Three giant gamma-ray flares have been detected in the last 40 years. A new paper on magnetars cracking themselves open could explain why.

Ancient Skeletons with Alien-Like Heads Unearthed in Croatia

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 04:06:03 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient skeletons in Croatia — and two of them had pointy, artificially deformed skulls.

Asteroid That's Nearly the Height of the World's Tallest Building Is Flying by Earth Soon

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 02:36:48 PM Laura Geggel
This asteroid nearly rivals the height of the world's tallest building.

Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 11:00:49 AM Owen Jarus
The altar reveals new details about a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel.

Astronomers Create 8 Million Baby Universes Inside a Computer and Watch Them Grow. Here's What They Learned.

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 11:00:34 AM Tim Childers
"UniverseMachine" churns out millions of unique universes to study dark matter and the evolution of galaxies.

Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise's Life Scanner

Thursday August 22nd, 2019 11:00:24 AM Adam Mann
A novel method relying on biochemistry could provide an unambiguous signal of life on other worlds.

A Man Accidentally Swallowed a Fish Bone. It Tore a Hole Through His Intestine.

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 09:00:18 PM Rachael Rettner
People swallow fish bones all the time. But it's rare for fish bones to pierce a hole through the intestine, as was the case for one man in Japan.

The Titanic Shipwreck Is Collapsing into Rust, First Visit in 14 Years Reveals

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 08:51:51 PM Brandon Specktor
The wreck of the Titanic is rapidly disintegrating into the sea, but our hearts will go on.

We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say

Wednesday August 21st, 2019 07:02:07 PM Yasemin Saplakoglu
Whole planets may be covered with glowing red, blue and green life-forms.


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Last updated August 23, 2019