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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.

Some dog population genetics show similarities to ours, such as in the ability to digest grains, but other lineages differ.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jan 22, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have just shown that the influence of Saturn's satellites can explain the tilt of the rotation axis of the gas giant. Their work also predicts that the tilt will increase even further over the next few billion years. [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The fluttery flight of butterflies has so far been somewhat of a mystery to researchers, given their unusually large and broad wings relative to their body size. Now researchers have studied the aerodynamics of butterflies in a wind tunnel. The results suggest that butterflies use a highly effective clap technique, [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Study participants continued to improve their antibodies months after initial infection, potentially due to exposure to remnants of the virus hidden in the gut. [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Scientists show evidence that nitrogen acquired during Earth's formation came from both the inner and outer regions of the protoplanetary disk. The study has implications for signs of potential habitability of exoplanets. [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2021, Continue reading at the source
NEA Scout will visit a near-Earth asteroid and Solar Cruiser will test the largest solar sail yet. [...]
Tue, Jan 19, 2021, Continue reading at the source
NEA Scout will use a solar sail to leave the Moon's orbit and visit a near-Earth asteroid. [...]
Tue, Jan 19, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The biggest solar sail yet will create an artificial orbit between the Earth and Sun. [...]
Tue, Jan 19, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Astronomers discover that the core mass of exoplanet WASP-107b is much lower than previously thought possible for a gas-giant planet. [...]
Mon, Jan 18, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Turn your minds to the moons of our solar system, the missions to explore them, and the awe they inspire in us. [...]
Fri, Jan 15, 2021, Continue reading at the source
A new study finds that due to COVID-19 deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by 1.13 years to 77.48 years -- the largest single-year decline in life expectancy in at least 40 years. [...]
Thu, Jan 14, 2021, Continue reading at the source
How did our solar system come to be? Why are the planets, asteroids, comets, and other small worlds where they are now? [...]
Thu, Jan 14, 2021, Continue reading at the source
How did our solar system come to be, and when did key events that led to life on Earth occur? [...]
Thu, Jan 14, 2021, Continue reading at the source
China plans to select one of two Jupiter mission concepts that would launch in 2029 and arrive in 2035. [...]
Tue, Jan 12, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Flooding has caused hundreds of billions of dollars in damage in the U.S. over the past three decades. Researchers found that 36 percent of the costs of flooding in the U.S. from 1988 to 2017 were a result of intensifying precipitation, consistent with predictions of global warming. [...]
Tue, Jan 12, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The Planetary Society seeks a talented writer-editor to help us advance space science and exploration. [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Scientists believe that planets like Earth bob in a sea of gravitational waves that spread throughout the universe. Now, an international team has gotten closer than ever before to detecting those cosmic ripples. [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021, Continue reading at the source
It is well known that the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to a mysterious dark energy. Within galaxies, stars also experience an acceleration, though this is due to some combination of dark matter and the stellar density. In a new study, researchers have now obtained the first direct [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The prospect of death by giant hornet has pushed some Asian honeybees to resort to a poop-based defense system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Jan 11, 2021, Continue reading at the source