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Thousands of bacteria live on cash, researchers say
April 23, 2014
Although the overwhelming majority of known microbes in the world are harmless or indifferent to people, some of the species found were linked to a number of common complaints.
 
Chance discovery reveals new method for studying binary star systems
April 23, 2014
The discovery confirms an astronomer's prediction in 1973 a "self-lensing" binary star system should be possible.
 
NASA wants you to take a global selfie
April 22, 2014
Once those pictures stream around the world today, the individual pictures tagged #GlobalSelfie will be used to create a mosaic image of Earth.
 
Ultracapacitors built with carbon nanotubes and graphene deliver high-performance at low cost
April 22, 2014
Researchers at George Washington University combined graphene flakes and carbon nanotubes, spread them on paper, and rolled them into a new light-weight, high-performance, low-cost ultracapacitor.
 
Humans traveling to Mars might risk unhealthy radiation levels
April 22, 2014
Exposure during flights to and from the Red Planet may exceed acceptable lifetime limits.
 
Gorgeous photos of the oldest living things on Earth
April 22, 2014
Photographer Rachel Sussman captures images of plants and organisms thousands of years old.
 
New scalable production method discovered for making large quantities of wonder-material 'graphene'
April 22, 2014
The amazing carbon-based material "graphene" is poised to revolutionize electronics and plastics, and the new discovery that a kitchen blender is ideal for making large quantities lends a giant push forward toward commercial production.
 
26 asteroids have hit Earth with force of nuclear explosions, scientists say
April 22, 2014
Between the years 2000 and 2013, as many as 26 asteroids have smashed into Earth's atmosphere with the force of nuclear explosions.
 
Science has learned much more about Earth since the last Earth Day
April 22, 2014
 
Monkeys can do math, and so could our ancient primate ancestors
April 22, 2014
A new study reveals the evolution of mathematics in humans by examining our contemporary primate cousins.
 
Scientists develop stunning ultraviolet lamp of the future
April 22, 2014
Researchers in Japan develop an ultraviolet lamp with important advantages over those used today.
 
Kansas fossil links prehistoric land-dwelling plant-eaters to older meat-eating ancestors
April 22, 2014
Eocasea martini extends ancestry of modern mammals back some 20 million years and links very large, plant-eating dinosaurs to small, meat-eating ancestry.
 
New study provides deeper insights into chimpanzee nesting site selection
April 22, 2014
Ugandan chimpanzees select specific tree species for nesting based on how firm, stable, and resilient are their branches, new study concludes.
 
Michigan boy finds mastodon tooth in his backyard
April 22, 2014
The mastodon likely was trapped in a swampy area, and either eaten by predators, such as the short-faced bear or dire wolf which roamed the area, or simply drowned.