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Scientists spotted a mouse at the summit of Vulcán Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot-tall volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
This week, learn about the conditions of the early solar system and get ready for next week's meteor shower, plus more. [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Our journey to know the cosmos and our place within it starts right outside our windows, in the night sky. Get weekly sky charts, see upcoming celestial events, and become a better backyard observer. [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Here's everything you need to know about the annual Perseid Meteor Shower and how to watch it. [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A decline in smell was the sense loss most strongly associated with such risk in a recent study. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Loss of smell was sense most strongly associated with dementia risk. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 2020, Continue reading at the source
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, MAVEN, studies how Mars loses its atmosphere to space. The orbiter also relays communications between surface missions and Earth. [...]
Tue, Aug 04, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Rather than undergoing active chameleonlike color changes, glass frogs' translucency allows light to bounce from their background and go through them—making their apparent color close to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Aug 04, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Rather than undergoing active chameleon-like color changes, glass frogs' translucency allows light to bounce from their background through them--making their apparent color close to their setting.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Aug 04, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A large number of the valley networks scarring Mars's surface were carved by water melting beneath glacial ice, not by free-flowing rivers as previously thought, according to new research. The findings effectively throw cold water on the dominant 'warm and wet ancient Mars' hypothesis, which postulates that rivers, rainfall and [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system's oldest branches, and excess blood clotting. [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Compared with traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Compared to traditional lineup techniques, a series of two-faces-at-a-time choices led to more accurate identification by study witnesses. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Analysis of fox fossils found evidence that they scavenged from wolf and bear kills until H. sapiens supplied plenty of horse and reindeer remains. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Sun, Aug 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. [...]
Sun, Aug 02, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Now submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ocher-mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Now-submerged caves in the Yucatán Peninsula contain remains of ochre mining operations that date back at least 10,000 years. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago. [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. With more development, the model could be used to one day inform forecasts of these intense bursts of solar radiation. [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source
When we say someone has a quick mind, it may be in part thanks to our expanded cerebellum that distinguishes human brains from those of macaque monkeys, for example. High-resolution imaging shows the cerebellum is 80 percent of the area of the cortex, indicating it has grown as human behavior [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2020, Continue reading at the source