CT scans of tyrannosaur skull hold clues to predator's evolution
CT scans of tyrannosaur skull hold clues to predator's evolution
Ed Mason - Aug 22, 2017
Because Bisti's skull was so thick, only the laboratory's microtron electron accelerator produced X-rays with sufficient high energy to see inside it.
Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows Stem cells reverse signs of aging, new study shows
James Carlin - Aug 16, 2017
Before the injections, the researchers took baseline measurements of the rats' heart function, exercise capacity, and various blood markers.
Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters Goldfish create alcohol to survive harsh winters
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 16, 2017
Carassius fish -- a group that includes goldfish and crucian carps -- produce alcohol in their cells as a way to survive in cold, icy water, according to new study published in Scienctific Reports.
Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought Moon's magnetic field lasted much longer than previously thought
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2017
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 11, 2017
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 11, 2017
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Ancient skull may reveal link between humans and apes Ancient skull may reveal link between humans and apes
Tobi Gerdes - Aug 11, 2017
However, despite that research, little is known about the evolution of the ape and human ancestors that existed before 10 millions years ago.
Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals Fossils reveal evolution of early gliding mammals
Alex Bourque - Aug 11, 2017
Modern winged mammals glide using areas of skin membrane that stretches out between their fore and hind limbs. While the fossils exhibited that trait, they also had a wide range of other strange characteristics.
100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says 100 million black holes in Milky Way galaxy, new study says
David Sims - Aug 11, 2017
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.
Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports Milky Way covered in 100 million black holes, study reports
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
While scientists have long known there are many holes throughout the reaches of the space, they did not expect to find as many as they did.
Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports Puppies with loving mothers make poor guide dogs, study reports
Harry Marcolis - Aug 09, 2017
To answer that, the team analyzed 98 puppies that were eventually put into a guide dog program. During the study, the young canines were kept in towel-lined kiddie pools.
Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries Nanochip can grow new organ tissue and heal injuries
Josh Curlee - Aug 09, 2017
Growing new organs in a lab is a feat that medicine cannot yet do, but an Ohio State University research team thinks it has found a way to program the human body's own cells to grow new organ tissue on its own.
Global temperatures to increase by more than 2 degrees this century, study suggests Global temperatures to increase by more than 2 degrees this century, study suggests
Mark Schwartz - Aug 03, 2017
This well exceeds the target set by the 2016 Paris Agreement of 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Water bear DNA unlocks secrets of survival in extreme conditions Water bear DNA unlocks secrets of survival in extreme conditions
James Smith - Aug 01, 2017
The scientists found that tardigrades and nematodes were missing the same five HOX genes, which are responsible for setting the nose-to-tail pattern in embryos .
Officials investigating shocking video of boat dragging shark Officials investigating shocking video of boat dragging shark
Ian Marsh - Aug 01, 2017
Florida conservation officials are investigating a video posted on Instagram Monday showing a group of laughing people on board a speeding boat dragging a shark by its tail on a rope.
Sperm counts way down in Western males, study finds Sperm counts way down in Western males, study finds
Jason Spencer - Aug 01, 2017
Scientists who looked at sperm counts of men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand find that sperm count and sperm concentration have sharply declined over about a 40-year period.
Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says
Cliff Mooneyham - Jul 26, 2017
Unique genetic insertions, called transposons, on the Williams-Beuren syndrome critical regions (WBSCR) were strongly associated with social traits, such as seeking out humans for physical contact.
Apple owes Ireland more than $15 billion in back taxes Apple owes Ireland more than $15 billion in back taxes
Paul Pate - Jul 25, 2017
The Irish government is setting up an escrow fund to facilitate the collection of an estimated 13 billion Euros--$15.2 billion—in back taxes from Apple Inc.
Moon wetter than previously thought Moon wetter than previously thought
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
Earth's Moon may look bone-dry, but new satellite data indicates large volumes of water "hotspots" trapped within the lunar dust.
Gigantic ocean sunfish is first new species found in over 100 years Gigantic ocean sunfish is first new species found in over 100 years
Jason Spencer - Jul 25, 2017
A team of scientists has identified a fourth ocean sunfish species -- making it the first new sunfish species to be discovered in 130 years.
Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows
Jeremy Morrow - Jul 25, 2017
In all, the researchers looked at 202 brains that belonged to football players at all levels. CTE was present in 87 percent.
California farmers replace workers with robots California farmers replace workers with robots
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
So as the existing pool of laborers grows older and more of them retire, not enough new immigrant workers are arriving to replace them.