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Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth’s history 42,000 years ago
The temporary breakdown of Earth’s magnetic field...
Million-year-old mammoth genomes shatter record for oldest ancient DNA
Permafrost-preserved teeth, up to 1.6 million years old...
The number of Milky Way nova explosions per year has been pinned down
Each year, astronomers discover nova explosions in the ...
The most detailed model of a human cell to date
This is the most detailed model of a human cell to date...
Hayabusa2’s asteroid dirt may hold clues to the early solar system
For the first time, scientists are about to get their (...
This Unusual Bird Superpower Goes Back to the Dinosaur Extinction
The ibis and the kiwi are dogged diggers, probing in sa...
Cambrian Deep-Sea Arthropods Had Complex Compound Eyes
A team of paleontologists from Australia and the United...
LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life
No matter the size of a nuclear party, some protons and neutrons will always pair up and dance
Atoms in a gas can seem like partiers at a nanoscopic r...
Female big-game hunters may have been surprisingly common in the ancient Americas
A woman buried with spearpoints and other hunting tools...
Mars plays shepherd to our moon’s long-lost twin, scientists find
An international team of planetary scientists led by as...
Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing
Gene editing to make heritable changes in human DNA isn...
Paleontologists Find World’s Oldest Fossil Bug
A 425-million-year-old fossil millipede from Scotland i...
TESS Detects Elusive Pulsation Patterns in Delta Scuti Stars
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sa...
Patients who Take ACEIs and ARBs May Be at Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19
ACEIs and ARBs are highly recommended medications for p...
High-speed microscope captures fleeting brain signals
Electrical and chemical signals flash through our brain...
Covid-19 diagnostic based on MIT technology might be tested on patient samples soon
As more Covid-19 cases appear in the United States and ...
Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic
A deep-learning model identifies a powerful new drug th...
Huge bacteria-eating viruses narrow gap between life and non-life
Scientists have discovered hundreds of unusually large,...
Super-precise CRISPR tool enhanced by enzyme engineering
A super-precise version of the CRISPR genome-editing to...
Arctic Ice Melt Is Changing Ocean Currents
A major ocean current in the Arctic is faster and more ...
Inouye Solar Telescope: First Light
NSF’s newest solar telescope produces first images. Pre...
Is a gravitational wave detection near Betelgeuse a sign the star is ready to explode?
At the end of its life, the enigmatic star will shine l...
Lithium-based semiconductor detects thermal neutrons
A new semiconductor made from lithium, indium, phosphor...
How ‘spooky’ is quantum physics? The answer could be incalculable
Albert Einstein famously said that quantum mechanics sh...
There’s a ‘Great Divide’ in Our Solar System, And We Might Finally Know How It Formed
Shortly after the Solar System formed, astronomers thin...
Oldest material on Earth discovered
Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the ol...
A giant wave of gas lurks near our solar system
HONOLULU — The Earth and sun are right next to a wavy r...
Antarctica shock: Scientists’ groundbreaking discovery 400ft below ice revealed
Antarctica is the planet’s southernmost continent&...
A Galactic-scale gas wave in the solar neighborhood
For the past 150 years, the prevailing view of the loca...
NASA Planet Hunter Finds its 1st Earth-size Habitable-zone World
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)&nbs...
The Quantum Internet
A Young Mississippi Woman’s Journey Through A Pioneering Gene-Editing Experiment
When Victoria Gray was just 3 months old, her family di...
ESO observations reveal black holes’ breakfast at the cosmic dawn
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have...
The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM
Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of al...
How planets may form after dust sticks together
Scientists may have figured out how dust particles can ...
Study: Direction in Which Galaxies Spin Depends on Their Mass
Cosmic filaments are massive thread-like formations, co...
Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did
Tree-dwelling apes in Europe strode upright around 5 mi...
Einstein killed the aether. Now the idea is back to save relativity
AS FAR as dead ideas go, the luminiferous aether is amo...
Vampire bat friendships endure from captivity to the wild
Are friendships formed with those we truly like? Or do ...
SOFIA Spots Debris from Catastrophic Collision between Two Rocky Exoplanets
Astronomers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for ...
Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded “for ...
Lab-made primordial soup yields RNA bases
If Thomas Carell is right, around 4 billion years ago, ...
Organic Matter Found in 3.5-Billion-Year-Old Stromatolites
The Dresser Formation stromatolites have been thought t...
Fastest-Orbiting Hot Jupiter Zips around Its Star in Just 18.4 Hours
NGTS-10 is a K5-type main-sequence star located approxi...
This device harnesses the cold night sky to generate electricity in the dark
A new device is an anti-solar panel, harvesting energy ...
Kebara Cave, a Middle Paleolithic Aurignacian and Mousterian site
Located on the western escarpment of Mount Carmel, Keba...
Crystalline nets harvest water from desert air, turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA—When Omar Yaghi was growing up in...
Overnight changes in Mars’ atmosphere could solve a methane mystery
Methane released in Gale crater stays in Gale cr...
T. Rex had an air conditioner in its head, study suggests
Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinos...
February 27 @ 10:00 AM
Classical Sunday Concerts
February 28 @ 7:00 AM
Fireside Chat Gravity
March 3 @ 4:00 PM
Henupoto Wara: Supernatural Anti-Hero of the Mythical Past
March 6 @ 10:00 AM
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Galileo vs. the 50 Foot Woman
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is a 1958 science fiction f...
These days wearing a mask to reduce the spread of the C...
The Science Circle sponsored a colloquium on online edu...
Follow the Star
In Peter Pan, Wendy and Peter navigate to Neverland by ...
The Pendulum Swings
When I was a kid my Dad took me to the California Acade...
Webs of Steel
In the TV series, The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon and Leon...
To Quote or Not to Quote
I’m going to depart from science in today’s...
Color or Lack Thereof
I’ve been thinking about black and white recently. When...
Life: Whither thou?
A Hypothesis! question about Life on other planets. I...
Cool learning site by the European Space Agency. https:...
Global Wind Map
Global wind map gives a great insight on how the wind b...
Interactive globe of ancient Earth!
Great interactive globe of ancient Earth! See Pangea, s...
The Celestia Motherlode is a repository for various add...
Solve puzzles for Science.
Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game e...
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your c...
Look into space through our online telescopes, under yo...
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Singularity Hub chronicles technological progress by hi...
Mission, to fuel the public understanding of science an...
ScienceDaily is one of the Internet’s most popular scie...
Science website, Futurism covers the breakthrough techn...
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