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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.

Say hello to a new lunar sample return mission and farewell to a long-lived radio observatory. Plus, celebrate 18 years of Planetary Radio. [...]
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, Continue reading at the source
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Fri, Nov 27, 2020, Continue reading at the source
What can you see on the Moon tonight? This guide from The Planetary Society will help you identify some features. [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Taking a swig of red wine before eating Brussels sprouts appears to moderate Brussels sprouts' polarizing flavor. Christopher Intagliata reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Arecibo helped us explore the cosmos and our solar system, search for life, and defend Earth from potentially dangerous asteroids. [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A duckbill dinosaur jawbone found in Morocco means that dinosaurs crossed a large body of water to reach Africa.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Here's the impact The Planetary Society and out members made on space science and exploration in fiscal year 2020. [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Learn when we discovered lunar water, where it is, and how future missions will study it. [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language mapping. [...]
Sat, Nov 21, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social bubbles when used in various settings. [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
While the broad architecture and organization of the human brain is universal, new research shows how the differences between how people reimagine common scenarios can be observed in brain activity and quantified. These unique neurological signatures could ultimately be used to understand, study, and even improve treatment of disorders such [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Scientists have generated a huge true random number using DNA synthesis. It is the first time that a number of this magnitude has been created by biochemical means. [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars' equator around 4 billion years ago -- a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA's Curiosity rover. [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Catch up on the week’s space news and consider planetary atmospheres from a few thought-provoking perspectives. [...]
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, Continue reading at the source
China's Chang’e-5 mission will bring Moon samples back to Earth to help us find out what was happening late in the Moon's history. [...]
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Chipmunklike animals that lived among the dinosaurs appear to have been social creatures, which suggests that sociality arose in mammals earlier than scientists thought. Christopher Intagliata... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Here are some brief reports about science and technology from around the world, including one, from the dormant volcano Llullaillaco in Chile, about a mouse that is the highest-dwelling mammal ever... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com [...]
Wed, Nov 18, 2020, Continue reading at the source
A new study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the neocortex. [...]
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
Healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (morning risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and no frequent insomnia, snoring or excessive daytime sleepiness) experienced a 42% reduction in the risk of heart failure compared to those with unhealthy sleep [...]
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source
An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. [...]
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, Continue reading at the source