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Advances In Science

Science news and discoveries made possible through the contributions and work of the Estate Foundation and the Morrison Fellowship Prize.

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy adults, according to interim results. [...]
Tue, Jul 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Birds that eat insects, are on migrations or that usually live in the woods are most likely to fly into buildings that feature a lot of glass. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 14, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized Planet Nine. [...]
Sun, Jul 12, 2020, Continue reading at the source
White-throated sparrows made a change to their familiar call that quickly spread across Canada. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have found snippets of Native South American DNA in the genomes of present-day Polynesians, and they trace the contact to the year 1150. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 10, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The week's space news, plus your guide to the night sky and ways you can contribute to Venus science. [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Common domestic cats, as we know them today, might have accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago. This is indicated by new analyses done on an almost complete cat skeleton found during an excavation along the former Silk Road in southern Kazakhstan. An international research team has [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Old, big trees are dying faster than in the past, leaving younger, less biodiverse forests that store less carbon worldwide. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dinosaurs and pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from extremely small ancestors. The fossil reptile, named Kongonaphon kely, or 'tiny bug slayer,' would have stood just 10 centimeters tall. The study may [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Tiny eye movements can be used as an index of humans' ability to anticipate relevant information in the environment independent of the information's sensory modality. [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers demonstrate in an animal model that age-related frailty and immune decline can be halted and even partially reversed using a novel cell-based therapeutic approach. [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new analysis of white dwarf stars supports their role as a key source of carbon in galaxies. Every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars, but astrophysicists still debate which types of stars are the primary source of the carbon in our galaxy. Some studies favor low-mass [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Life as we know it could not exist without Earth's magnetic field and its ability to deflect dangerous ionizing particles. It is continuously generated by the motion of liquid iron in Earth's outer core, a phenomenon called the geodynamo. Despite its fundamental importance, many questions remain unanswered about the geodynamo's [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Dive into Mars mania and catch up on this week's space exploration updates. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
The stomach contents of young great white sharks show that they spend a lot of time patrolling the seafloor for meals. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Neuroscientists describe for the first time how relationships between different odors are encoded in the brain. The findings suggest a mechanism that may explain why individuals have common but highly personalized experiences with smell, and inform efforts better understand how the brain transforms information about odor chemistry into the perception [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Political scientists analyzed congressional tweets and observed how Republicans and Democrats responded differently to the virus. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Jul 01, 2020, Continue reading at the source