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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:17:23 GMTA bioluminescent jack-o’-lantern mushroom found in Pisgah National Forest, near Asheville, N.C.Scientists may have had more luck tracking down how some fungi glow than you may have hunting bioluminescent mushrooms, a reporter discovered.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:46:00 GMTSoil designed to simulate Martian dirt can be compacted into disks like this, researchers say.A new study suggests the material humanity needs to one day construct structures on Mars may already exist within the red planet’s desolate soil.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:00:15 GMTClockwise from top left, Richard Roberts, Vladimir Ulianov and Maxim Kozlikin planned the sampling of sediments in the East Chamber of Denisova Cave, Russia.With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:45:41 GMTAn image from the Twitter account @mothgenerator, a bot that generates intricate images of imaginary moths and names them.Not all bots on Twitter are out to spam, hack or misinform you. These science-themed bots dole out humor, factual information and galactic perspective.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:53:23 GMTWorkers inspecting a dead humpback whale that washed up on Rockaway Beach in Queens this month.Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:01:23 GMTA Mongolian horse breeder catching horses.Modern genetic tools have provided new details of how domestication changes animals as they become entwined with humans.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:00:46 GMTA side view of groove produced by percussion on a mastodon leg bone.If early humans smashed mastodon bones found in California in 1992, scientists will have to rethink how humans came to the Americas.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:54:57 GMTEach teddy bear cholla is unique. This species of cactus releases pads and barbs that are carried on the wind to patches of soil where they will take root and grow.Never has there been a better time to appreciate the gritty, bizarre charm of these prickly natives.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:13:01 GMTIn a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.’s threshold for action.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:23:30 GMTRail cars containing coal in Williamson, W.Va., last year. An appeals court granted a request from the Trump administration to defer a decision on litigation over a contested Environmental Protection Agency regulation known as the Clean Power Plan.An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:07:47 GMTDr. Joseph E. Lifschutz in an undated photo.Dr. Lifschutz spent a weekend in jail in 1969 defending his position that a privilege of confidentiality should be extended to psychotherapists.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:13:26 GMTGary Steigman in an undated photo. Dr. Steigman was one of the ringleaders of cosmology in an era in which astronomy and particle physics were merging.Dr. Steigman helped show that most matter in the universe was not made of atoms, a finding that led to modern conceptions of dark matter and dark energy.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:44:01 GMTScientists have discovered that a caterpillar used for fishing bait may hold the key to breaking down plastics.Wax worms are able to break down the bonds in a popular synthetic polymer, which may someday help to reduce pollution.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:21:15 GMTA group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:08:47 GMTLeonard Reiffel at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963. In 1959, he helped write a report at the request of the Air Force on a proposal to detonate a nuclear warhead on or near the moon.Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:57:22 GMTJoseph R. Swedish, the chief executive of the health insurer Anthem, in 2015. He warned that a halt of subsidies to help low-income people “would cause further market instability.”The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 17:17:18 GMTBrian Greene, during “Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks,” at last year’s World Science Festival.The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:01:11 GMTThe northernmost boundary of the Bears Ears National Monument, along the Colorado River, in southeastern Utah is one of the national monuments to be reviewed by the Interior Department.The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:26 GMTGraves on Isle of the Dead in Tasmania. The island on which the graveyard lies, part of the Port Arthur Historic Sites, is being chewed away by the sea.Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:15 GMTRascal Deux, a Chinese crested dog, competing in the World’s Ugliest Dog contest last year. Scientists reported Tuesday that the breed is one of a handful that trace part of their ancestry to the first dogs in the Americas 10,000 or more years ago.A new study of 161 breeds traces some ancestry back to the Americas of 10,000 years ago.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:22:45 GMTA stream of hot, fast-moving gas, nicknamed Steve, glowing over Porteau Cove Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada, in May 2016.Scientists are investigating a stream of hot, bright gas visible not far from the northern lights. Amateurs saw it first, and they gave it a name from a 2006 animated movie.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:07:09 GMTThe president wants to cut funding for N.O.A.A., a linchpin in keeping American fishing afloat.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:26:32 GMTThe white sweet lip of the Darwin’s slipper flower. When the lips are eaten by least seedsnipes, pollen is deposited on their heads.In “Pollination Power,” Heather Angel, a wildlife photographer, exposes the pollination process in macrophotography, showing the clear transfer of pollen onto creatures.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:02 GMTThe results from “Mozak” have a higher degree of accuracy than conventional computer-based modeling tools. A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:02:06 GMTThe astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. Throughout her career, she has paved the way for women in space exploration.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:35:16 GMTA protest in Washington, D.C., in 1995 outside the offices of the General Accounting Office.An unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:53:02 GMTDry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a frequent side effect of many commonly prescribed drugs.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:21:47 GMTIvanka Trump joined the call, in which the president congratulated Peggy Whitson for setting a new U.S. space record.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:30:02 GMTResearch shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:50:50 GMTThe Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif.This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:51:16 GMTThe author and environmentalist Kuki Gallmann in 2006.Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 04:54:41 GMTStudents at West Chester University in Pennsylvania have volunteered to take part in ancestry DNA testing. Anita Foeman, a communications professor, says she has found that conversations around race are “complicated and jagged.”Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:11:43 GMTMarchers taking to the streets in Washington.Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:13:39 GMTGathering at the Washington Monument before March for Science on Saturday.Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:03 GMTShadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.