4,000-year-old Egyptian mummies were half-brothers, DNA analysis reveals
4,000-year-old Egyptian mummies were half-brothers, DNA analysis reveals
The 4,000-year-old, 12th Dynasty mummies belong to two aristocratic males, named Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh, and date to about 1800 BC.
Social marmots die faster than isolated ones
Social marmots die faster than isolated ones
A new study shows that isolated marmots tend to live longer than their social counterparts.
Chameleon bones glow under UV light
Chameleon bones glow under UV light
A new study shows that chameleons have glowing fluorescent bones.
Writing to-do lists can lead to a better night's sleep, study reports
Writing to-do lists can lead to a better night's sleep, study reports
A new study shows that people sleep better if they write to-do lists before bed.
Scientists uncover second way bacteria make methane
Joseph Scalise - Jan 18, 2018
New research shows that bacteria have a previously unknown way to make methane, a discovery that could have both ecological and medical implications.
 
Black Death spread by fleas and lice, not rats
Delila James - Jan 18, 2018
Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and is often spread through the bite of infected fleas.
 
Hubble finds Milky Way's central bulge to be an active stellar region
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 18, 2018
Bulge stars' motions seem to vary based on their chemical compositions.
 
BRCA gene does not affect survival rate of breast cancer patients, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Jan 18, 2018
A new study shows that BRCA mutations do not affect breast cancer survival rates within the first 10 years of treatment.
 
Ancient galaxy found through gravitational lensing
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 16, 2018
13.3-billion-year-old galaxy is the most distant to ever be seen through microlensing technique.
 
Salmonella may have led to massive Mexican epidemic, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Jan 16, 2018
For the first time in history, scientists have shed light on the pathogen that killed millions of people throughout Mexico in the mid-1500's.
 
Velociraptor-like dinosaur shimmered with the colors of the rainbow
Joseph Scalise - Jan 16, 2018
Researchers have uncovered a new species of dinosaur that was covered in rainbow-colored feathers.
 
Flu at epidemic proportions in US as season peaks
Delila James - Jan 16, 2018
Last week, seven children lost their lives to the flu.
 
Zooniverse citizen scientists find star system with five planets
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 16, 2018
First multi-planet system to be discovered by citizen scientists has all planets in unusual resonant orbits.
 
Airborne SOFIA observatory studies formation of massive stars
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 16, 2018
Formation process of these stars is still not well understood.
 
Unique molecule benzonitrile detected for first time
Joseph Scalise - Jan 16, 2018
A new study sheds light on the existence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
 
Small genomes helped flowering plants expand across Earth
Joseph Scalise - Jan 15, 2018
New research helps explains how flowering plants rapidly spread out across the world.
 
Clean ice sheets sit right below Mars' surface, study reports
Joseph Scalise - Jan 15, 2018
Astronomers have gained new insight into the ice sheets that sit below Mars' surface.
 
Secret SpaceX satellite failed to reach orbit, officials say
Delila James - Jan 15, 2018
Republican Richard Shelby of Alabama, head of the panel that approves funding for NASA and a strong advocate for United Launch Alliance, a company that operates in his state, argued that loss of the satellite raises concerns about SpaceX contracts.
 
Meteorites that landed in 1998 contain ingredients necessary for life
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 15, 2018
Both may have a common origin, possibly dwarf planet Ceres.
 
Hubble telescope finds brown dwarfs inside the Orion Nebula
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 15, 2018
Stellar nursery found to host numerous low-mass objects, including a rogue binary planet system.
 
Birds-of-paradise have feathers so dark that they absorb almost all light
Joseph Scalise - Jan 12, 2018
A new study shows why birds-of-paradise evolved their jet black feathers.
 
Turkey-sized dinosaur roamed Australia 113 million years ago
Joseph Scalise - Jan 12, 2018
A newly discovered turkey-sized dinosaur could help shed light on ancient ornithopods.
 
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