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Thursday, May 24, 2018
The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth's atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it's a cautionary tale for people living today.
Friday, May 18, 2018
A working group convened by the National Institutes of Health looked at where chimps that had been used in research should live now. Unless relocating chimps would endanger them, a sanctuary is best.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria.
Friday, May 11, 2018
In 2015, to great fanfare, NASA announced a planet discovery considered a milestone in the hunt for another Earth. But now some researchers say it's not clear that this planet actually exists.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The European Space Agency has released a chart of the exact positions of many stars in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies. But the map only shows a small fraction of what's out there.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
NASA is launching a mission to find Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that scientists can study for signs of life. Scientists already know of over 3,000 planets around distant stars.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.
Friday, March 23, 2018
In 1996, Congress limited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ability to study gun control. That will change with the new budget, but gun violence researchers aren't impressed.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Some say the new appropriations bill contains language that will free up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more gun violence research, but others are more skeptical that anything will change.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Most of the Chinese space lab, the size of a city bus, will burn up in the atmosphere, but some debris may survive re-entry.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
E.coli bacteria, each cell trapped in a tiny tube, are giving researchers the chance to study the pace and effects of single genetic mutations. Most mutations, the scientists find, aren't harmful.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
A new study suggests that the early universe got an unexpectedly cold start, and that dark matter may be to blame.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
A story from the journal Science suggests that the only "wild" horses in existence aren't actually wild at all but rather are the feral descendants of an early domestication.
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Private company SpaceX on Tuesday is set to launch the world's most powerful rocket — the Falcon Heavy. This is a test launch that will carry a cherry red Tesla roadster into orbit around Mars.
Monday, February 05, 2018
The company is getting ready for the first flight of its massive Falcon Heavy. It will be the most powerful rocket in use — if it doesn't blow up.
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Given a choice, bonobos tend to prefer people who act like jerks and dominate. That's very different than humans, who even as infants consistently prefer people who are cooperative and not mean.
Friday, December 22, 2017
A giant whale eye spent decades on a strange journey before it finally arrived at an animal eyeball lab and gave the folks there the "best Christmas ever."
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
After an unusual three-year moratorium, the federal government says it will once again allow research on deadly viruses that could spark pandemics. The work has sparked concerns about bioterrorism.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
After being caught in a net, narwhals appear to get confused about what to do. Researchers say the whales' befuddlement could provide clues about how they will adapt to a changing Arctic.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Senators are about to get their chance to grill the nominee for head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Critics say he has a conflict of interest.