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Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

May 25, 2017 - Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power...

Cowbird moms choosy when selecting foster parents for their young

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. May 23, 2017 - Brown-headed cowbirds are unconventional mothers. Rather than building nests and nurturing their chicks, they lay their eggs in...

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

May 22, 2017 - The wildfire that has raged across more than 150,000 acres of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia and Florida has sent...

Scientists propose synestia, a new type of planetary object

May 22, 2017 - There's something new to look for in the heavens, and it's called a "synestia," according to planetary scientists Simon Lock...

Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

May 22, 2017 - A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two...

Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

May 19, 2017 - Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract...

Water efficiency in rural areas is getting worse, even as it improves in urban...

May 18, 2017 - A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and...

Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields, Model Predicts

May 16, 2017 - Climate change will likely cause wheat and barley yields to decline by 17 to 33 percent by the end of...

Observatories Combine to Crack Open the Crab Nebula

May 11, 2017 - Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire...

Oldest evidence of life on land found in 3.48-billion-year-old Australian rocks

May 9, 2017 - Fossil evidence of early life has been discovered by UNSW scientists in 3.48 billion year old hot spring deposits in...

Nearly 1 in 3 drugs found to have safety concerns after FDA approval

May 9, 2017 - How often are safety concerns raised about a drug after it's been approved by the FDA? Nicholas Downing, MD, of...

Noise created by humans is pervasive in US protected areas

May 8, 2017 - Rachel Buxton, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University, recently offered the...

Earth was barren, flat and almost entirely under water 4.4 billion years ago

May 8, 2017 - Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely...

Study finds 16 US children hospitalized for firearms injuries each day

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 4, 2017 - New research being highlighted at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco reveals that firearms...

Scientists use satellites to count endangered birds from space

May 4, 2017 - Albatrosses, one of the most iconic but also one of the most threatened groups of birds on the planet, are...

Zika virus could cost United States billions of dollars

May 4, 2017 - As United States policymakers debate how to devote money and resources to the Zika virus outbreak, understanding the potential economic...

New Tool May Assist US Regional Sea Level Planning

May 4, 2017 - Thanks in large part to satellite measurements, scientists‘ skill in measuring how much sea levels are rising on a global...

A Lot of Galaxies Need Guarding in This NASA Hubble View

May 4, 2017 - Much like the eclectic group of space rebels in the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, NASA's Hubble...

Stanford researchers analyze what a warming planet means for mosquito-borne diseases

May 3, 2017 - As temperatures rise with climate change, mosquito season extends past the summer months in many parts of the world. The...

How life (barely) survived the greatest extinction?

May 2, 2017 - An international team of researchers at the University of Calgary and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the...