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How to Inoculate against Midterm Misinformation Campaigns

Wed, 2022-11-02 06:45

A New York University professor advocates “prebunking”—sounding the alarm before a conspiracy theory spreads too widely

This Lemur's Creepily Long Finger Is Perfect for Nose-Picking

Tue, 2022-11-01 16:00

Aye-ayes use their long middle finger to pick their noses, a first for this lemur species. But scientists aren’t sure why these animals picked up the habit

New Omicron Variants Are Here--What We Know So Far

Tue, 2022-11-01 07:30

The variants appear to sneak past the immune system, but vaccines will likely continue to hold strong

The Most Urgent Science, Health and Climate Issues in the 2022 Midterm Elections

Tue, 2022-11-01 07:00

The midterm elections have high stakes for issues such as abortion rights, pandemic funding, climate change and other fundamental policies

Making Friends with Political Opponents Doesn't Improve Support for Democracy

Mon, 2022-10-31 12:00

Befriending someone in the opposite party does not lessen anti-democratic attitudes, a study finds

One of the Biggest Problems in Biology Has Finally Been Solved

Mon, 2022-10-31 07:30

Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis explains how its AlphaFold AI program predicted the 3-D structure of every known protein

How to Grow a 2,560-Pound Pumpkin

Fri, 2022-10-28 13:30

Prizewinning great pumpkins are approaching 3,000 pounds as growers perfect the process

Rare Baby Mummy Identified as Austrian Noble

Fri, 2022-10-28 09:00

Researchers have identified a rare baby mummy as the firstborn son of a count of Austria, and rickets may have led to the child’s death

Life on Mars May Have Been Its Own Worst Enemy

Fri, 2022-10-28 08:00

A new study suggests that billions of years ago microbes may have thrived on Mars before succumbing to freezing temperatures of their own making

Ball-Rolling Bumble Bees Just Wanna Have Fun

Thu, 2022-10-27 11:00

Tiny, soccer-playing bees raise questions about the inner lives of invertebrates

Observatory on Mount Everest Must Be Saved, Scientists Say

Thu, 2022-10-27 07:00

A research facility halfway up Mount Everest is crucial for research on climate change and biodiversity. And it’s falling apart

AI Predicts What Chemicals Will Smell like to a Human

Thu, 2022-10-27 06:45

A new computer model “maps” odor molecules to differentiate among those that have meaty, powdery, sweet and many other scents

These Drugs Could Restore a Period before Pregnancy Is Confirmed

Wed, 2022-10-26 07:00

Menstrual regulation has a long history in the U.S., and new techniques could get around abortion restrictions

Vertebrates May Have Used Vocal Communication More Than 100 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought

Tue, 2022-10-25 11:00

Animals with a backbone may have first emitted something akin to bleeps, grunts, crackles, toots and snorts more than 400 million years ago

Researchers Use Quantum 'Telepathy' to Win an 'Impossible' Game

Tue, 2022-10-25 06:45

A new, playful demonstration of quantum pseudotelepathy could lead to advances in communication and computation

Diseases Explode after Extreme Flooding and Other Climate Disasters

Mon, 2022-10-24 06:45

Devastating floods in Pakistan are driving the spread of disease—and climate change is making such events more common

John Fetterman Shows How Well the Brain Recovers after Stroke

Fri, 2022-10-21 07:00

Following a stroke, the brain’s own repair processes can lead to a strong recovery in people such as Senate candidate John Fetterman

Hopes Fade for Resurrecting Puerto Rico's Famous Arecibo Telescope

Thu, 2022-10-20 11:00

Nearly two years after the collapse of its 305-meter radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory’s fate has been decided. The iconic giant dish will not be rebuilt, but research and public outreach at the site may continue

How Hurricanes Batter Mental Health

Thu, 2022-10-20 07:30

Hurricanes and other disasters exact a mental health toll that can persist without strong communities and support networks

Heaviest Bony Fish Ever Measured Is a Wheel-Shaped Behemoth

Thu, 2022-10-20 06:45

A sunfish found near the Azores breaks the 26-year-old record for the heftiest bony fish ever measured