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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:47:33 GMTThe researchers used data-to-music mapping to transform amino acids to fit a musical range as depicted in this scale.To make it easier to sift through data on proteins, a composer and a biologist turned them into music, an approach that could have many applications.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:36:48 GMTThe remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:41:16 GMTAn artist’s rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back toward the sun.Astronomers have yet to confirm another planet-size body lies deep in the solar system, but they offered new evidence of its effects on other bodies.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:49:53 GMTAn artist’s rendering of what Savannasaurus elliottorum, a newly discovered species of titanosaur in Australia, may have looked like.Paleontologists say a newly discovered species, found in Australia, may provide insight into why these massive animals moved out of what is now South America.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:48:57 GMTAn image of the sunlit part of Jupiter showing its swirling atmosphere. Juno recently measured radio waves emanating from 215 to 250 miles below Jupiter’s colorful striped cloud tops. The data shows that these mysterious stripes descend toward the surface.The spacecraft put itself into “safe mode” early Wednesday and restarted its computer, scuttling observations that were to take place as it passed 3,000 miles above Jupiter’s clouds.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:00:20 GMTA capuchin monkey in Brazil banging one rock into another.Researchers found capuchin monkeys in Brazil that bang stones together, producing flakes that look similar to early human tools.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:00:37 GMTA fossilized skeleton of a human who was buried beneath a floor in a family home in Ain Ghazal, a 10,000-year-old farming village in Jordan.Skeletons from ancient settlements in the Near East are providing answers about how agriculture, and society, arose.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMTThe krill is food for whales, sea birds, penguins, squid and seals. But those predators are now in competition with commercial fisheries.Scientists are trying to learn what melting sea ice means for the pinkish, feathery-limbed crustacean that sustains penguins, sea birds and whales.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:04:51 GMTEmil Scioli of Cliffside Park, N.J., gets a kiss from Sadie.There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:54:57 GMTHalley’s comet as seen from Australia in 1986. The comet’s trail leaves debris that Earth passes through twice a year, resulting in the Orionids and another meteor shower.The annual show left in the wake of Halley’s comet is expected to peak Thursday night and Friday morning, but the moon will most likely obscure views of meteors.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:42:39 GMTKai Victor, a high school senior at the Dalton School, scanning the trees for birds in Central Park.Kai Victor, a high school senior, grew up next to Central Park and has been fascinated with birds since infancy.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:11:35 GMTA screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The lack of a signal most likely means the planned “soft landing” failed, but the orbiter continues to gather and transmit data.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:58:37 GMTA satellite image of the Arctic. Scientists say some cities will remain relatively safe places to live even as climate change causes sea levels to rise.Bets for avoiding the worst droughts, wildfires and floods also include Portland, Me., San Francisco, Detroit and — surprise — New York City.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:48:08 GMTProgress in the fight against chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has “unraveled,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:26:54 GMTWith the right software, you can give your computer’s spare processing power to a research project (and maybe make the world a better place).
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:30:23 GMTThe Cradle of Humanity Nature Park, near the entrance to the Denisova cave.In a small cave in rural Russia, some scientists say there’s compelling data about evolution and the interbreeding of a variety of early humans.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:18 GMTA screen at the European Space Agency headquarters shows the signal sent back to Earth by the Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft on Wednesday.The joint mission of the European and Russian space agencies consists of an orbiter and a lander looking for methane and testing landing technologies.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:20:59 GMTPossible clouds on Pluto.Findings from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft include images showing seven small, bright spots that might be clouds floating just above Pluto’s surface.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:54:04 GMTHillary Clinton at a fund-raiser and concert in San Francisco last week.In a letter, the experts in science, medicine and economics argued for “a president who will support and advance policies that will enable science and technology to flourish.”
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:56:20 GMTAir conditioning units on a building in Mumbai, India.A new global agreement will phase out a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:10:53 GMTAdam Durant in Cambridge, England. A British scientist and entrepreneur, he received a European Union grant and was able to hire workers from other member countries without having to sponsor visas.Though nothing has changed since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the worries of Britain’s scientists mirror concerns in the business community.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:56:35 GMTTomatoes in an experimental greenhouse in western France in July.Once a tomato is picked from the vine, there’s only one thing you can do to preserve its flavor: Keep it out of the fridge.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:13:12 GMTA rendering of the Akatsuki probe, which is orbiting Venus seeking climate data.It is hoped that a Japanese space probe, Akatsuki, orbiting Venus will provide insights that could help in understanding Earth’s weather.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:01:19 GMTFormer Vice President Al Gore with Hillary Clinton last Tuesday at a rally in Miami, where climate change was a major topic.Most Americans say they are interested in the issue, but it came up only once in the first two debates and is not among topics listed for the third.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:29:54 GMTThere are theories, but no certainty, for why Venus rotates clockwise. In the solar system, only Venus and Uranus do so.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:23:55 GMTA rendering of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft’s lander that is scheduled to set down on Mars.The spacecraft is to arrive at the red planet on Wednesday, perhaps providing important clues about geological process, or even hints of life.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:08:07 GMTA Hubble Space Telescope view of thousands of galaxies made during the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey.Once you get past a couple of hundred billion, who’s counting?
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:54:51 GMTThe history of science has shown that setbacks, like the exotic new particle that wasn’t, give way to renewed quests, and theorists lean on experimenters.