APPARENT ATLANTIC WARMING CYCLE LIKELY AN ARTIFACT OF CLIMATE FORCING

Volcanic eruptions, not natural variability, were the cause of an apparent 'Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation,' a purported cycle of...

EARTH HAS A HOT NEW NEIGHBOR - AND IT'S AN ASTRONOMER'S DREAM

A rocky planet discovered in the Virgo constellation could change how we look for life in the universe.

 
 
 

CAN'T SOLVE A RIDDLE? THE ANSWER MIGHT LIE IN KNOWING WHAT DOESN'T WORK

With the help of about 200 human puzzle-takers, a computer model and functional MRI images, researchers have learned more about the...

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING RESEARCHERS DEVELOP NEW RESILIENT OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHENED ALLOY

Researchers have recently shown superior performance of a new oxide dispersion strengthened alloy they developed for use in both fission...

 
 
 

FACTORING IN GRAVITOMAGNETISM COULD DO AWAY WITH DARK MATTER

Observations of galactic rotation curves give one of the strongest lines of evidence pointing towards the existence of dark matter,...

WHEN PEEKING IN YOUR BRAIN MAY HELP WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

In recent years, researchers have begun using functional magnetic resonance imaging not just to better understand the neural bases...

 
 
 

RETRACING THE HISTORY OF THE MUTATION THAT GAVE RISE TO CANCER DECADES LATER

Researchers reconstructed the evolutionary history of cancer cells in two patients, tracing the timeline of the mutation that causes...

COULD CATNIP BECOME THE NEW DEET?

New research may have people heading to their backyard instead of the store at the outset of this year's mosquito season.

 
 
 

PROTEOMICS ANALYSIS IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL DRUG TARGETS FOR AGGRESSIVE HUMAN CANCERS

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine show that analysis of the proteomics, or all the protein data, from aggressive human cancers...

ANIMAL AGGRESSION DEPENDS ON RANK WITHIN SOCIAL HIERARCHIES

New research shows that the more animals know about each other, the more they may be able to optimize their aggression.

 
 
 

WILL CLIMATE CHANGE OUTPACE SPECIES ADAPTATION?

Many species might be left vulnerable in the face of climate change, unable to adapt their physiologies to respond to rapid global...

KEY ENZYMES FOR SYNTHESIZING NATURAL PRODUCTS

Researchers unravel the enzymatic construction of the scaffold of complex bacterial metabolites.

 
 
 

NEWLY DISCOVERED MILLIPEDE, NANNARIA HOKIE, LIVES AT VIRGINIA TECH

Hearing the words "new species discovered" may conjure images of deep caves, uncharted rainforests, or hidden oases in the desert....

SECRET OF THE FAMOUS PAZYRYK CARPET: FERMENTED WOOL IS THE ANSWER

Why are the red, yellow, and blue colors used in the world's oldest knotted-pile carpet still so vivid and bright, even after almost...

 
 
 

EXTREME-SCALE COMPUTING AND AI FORECAST A PROMISING FUTURE FOR FUSION POWER

New computer simulation forecasts a surprisingly optimistic heat load for future fusion facilities designed to harvest on Earth the...

WOOLLY MAMMOTHS MAY HAVE SHARED THE LANDSCAPE WITH FIRST HUMANS IN NEW ENGLAND

Woolly mammoths may have walked the landscape at the same time as the earliest humans in what is now New England, according to a new...

 
 
 

VOLCANOES MIGHT LIGHT UP THE NIGHT SKY OF THIS PLANET

Until now, researchers have found no evidence of global tectonic activity on planets outside our solar system. Scientists have now...

DETERMINATION OF GLYCINE TRANSPORTER OPENS NEW AVENUES IN DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Glycine can stimulate or inhibit neurons in the brain, thereby controlling complex functions. Unraveling the three-dimensional structure...

 
 
 

A COSMIC APPROACH TO NANOSCALE SCIENCE

COSMIC, a multipurpose X-ray instrument, has made headway in the scientific community since its launch less than 2 years ago, with...

FEMALE GANNETS GO THE EXTRA MILE TO FEED CHICKS

Female gannets travel further than male gannets to find fish for their chicks in some years but not others, new research shows.

 
 
 



Artists decorate COVID-19 masks to raise $13,500 for LGBTQ charity

Artists decorate COVID-19 masks to raise $13,500 for LGBTQ charity

Artists came together to decorate coronavirus masks to be auctioned off and ultimately raised more than $13,000 to be donated to Baltimore's LGBTQ Fund. Read more ...

Watch Now: Bald eagle gets a pedicure at Alaska rescue, and more of today's...

Watch Now: Bald eagle gets a pedicure at Alaska rescue, and more of today's top videos

Watch a 33-year-old bald eagle get a pedicure at an Alaska wildlife center, a spectacular northern lights show dominated the skyline in Finland's Lapland region, and more of... Read more ...

Senate begins marathon COVID-19 relief push as debate opens with reading...

Senate begins marathon COVID-19 relief push as debate opens with reading bill aloud

In a sign of just how thin Democrats' majority is, Vice President Kamala Harris broke the 50-50 tie advancing the bill. Read more ...

Prince William, Kate will join Queen's TV special hours before Oprah interview

Prince William, Kate will join Queen's TV special hours before Oprah interview

The Queen-led TV show will screen on British TV right before the much-anticipated Winfrey sit-down airs in the US. Read more ...

Brett Favre knows he screwed up with Deshaun Watson take

Brett Favre knows he screwed up with Deshaun Watson take

Brett Favre claims that he spoke too soon about Deshaun Watson. The Hall of Fame quarterback had criticized Watson last month for requesting a trade from the Houston Texans... Read more ...

The national debt will nearly double by 2051 if taxing and spending stay the...

The national debt will nearly double by 2051 if taxing and spending stay the same, CBO says

Summary List Placement The federal government's debt pile is on track to nearly double over the next three decades, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office... Read more ...

Dallas police officer charged with 2 counts capital murder

Dallas police officer charged with 2 counts capital murder

A Dallas police officer was arrested after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer's instruction, authorities said. Read more ...

Ahead of Opening Day, vaccination site moving from Fenway to Hynes

Ahead of Opening Day, vaccination site moving from Fenway to Hynes

The mass vaccination site at Fenway Park will begin to transfer operations to the Hynes Convention Center later this month, ahead of Red Sox Opening Day. Read more ...

Penguins activate Sidney Crosby from COVID-19 protocol list, can play in...

Penguins activate Sidney Crosby from COVID-19 protocol list, can play in Thursday night's game

Crosby was placed on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list on Tuesday. Read more ...

Mass. doc on delaying second COVID-19 shot to vaccinate more people

Mass. doc on delaying second COVID-19 shot to vaccinate more people

There are new efforts around the world to deliver at least one vaccine dose to more people, even if that means delaying a patient's second shot for weeks or months. Read more ...