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10 of the world's best snorkeling destinations.

The recent publication of Einstein’s travel diaries has complicated the perception of him as a staunch humanitarian.

RT @MrHonner: My latest for @QuantaMagazine explores the elementary mathematics underlying the chromatic number of the plane, an open probl…

Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily3 hours ago

Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago.

BPA can induce multigenerational effects on ability to communicate
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily3 hours ago

Past studies have shown that biparental care of offspring can be affected negatively when females and males are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA);

An aerodynamics engineer recently set out to discover precisely how some spiders are able to float through the air…

Some 3 trillion tons of ice has melted from Antarctica since 1992:

When leaf-cutting ants sense an incoming shower, they hustle back to their nests.

Study: Trump voters show high levels of ‘sexual disgust’
Big Think4 hours ago

Past research on ‘disgust sensitivity’ show it’s linked to political orientation, but the new study is the first to explore exactly how it’s

22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily4 hours ago

Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of

Snorkel the world's second largest reef in Belize, cycle across salt flats in Bolivia, or connect with a Quechuan f…

A tisket, a tasket, a really giant (picnic) basket. #InternationalPicnicDay #throwback

Understanding how roommates underestimate each other’s emotional difficulties could help address mental health prob…

Scientists learn more about how gene linked to autism affects brain
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily4 hours ago

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections

Faster, cheaper, better: A new way to synthesize DNA
All Top News -- ScienceDaily4 hours ago

Researchers have pioneered a new way to synthesize DNA sequences through a creative use of enzymes that promises to be faster, cheaper, and more

This elastic biomedical sensor display helps keep you healthy at home.

Today's #PhotoOfTheDay, "Fishing Net," is by Trung Pham.

“It sounds like a terrible thing to say against science, I know. If I were to say it to my mother, she’d slap me.”

‘Stay safe’: why women are enraged by advice to steer clear of violent men
Big Think4 hours ago

In the wake of yet another tragic loss of a woman’s life, police predictably advised people to “stay safe” by engaging in a range of

'Gaming Disorder' is a thing, according to World Health Organization
Big Think5 hours ago

In the 11th Edition of the International Classification of Diseases, a new one has appeared: Gaming Disorder.Read More

Heavy atomic nuclei got their first portraits taken.

Few forces of nature are both as beautiful and imposing as waterfalls.

Venus’ thick atmosphere speeds up the planet’s spin
Latest Headlines | Science News5 hours ago

Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day.

How free market ideology perverts the vocabulary of democracy
Big Think5 hours ago

Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.Read More

How this Vienna suburb became the center of the "Raw Art" movement.

RT @SKhaligh: @JhendersonIMB If you have a pre-print of your manuscript, then you can select for it to be shown here. I see it as an additi…

RT @SKhaligh: Beyond Core Object Recognition: Recurrent processes account for object recognition under occlusion #…

Novel transmitter protects wireless data from hackers
Big Think5 hours ago

Device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect wireless signals from being intercepted and jammed. Read More

How hats were placed atop the Easter Island statues
BBC News - Science & Environment5 hours ago

It took only small teams using ramps and ropes to cap the giant statues of Rapa Nui, a new study says.

Astronomers catch black hole devouring star: @erikakcarlson

Too small for big muscles, tiny animals use springs

Researchers are sampling ocean pH to understand how increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is boosting levels…

Adolescent binge drinking disrupts mouse memory in adulthood
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily6 hours ago

Excessive drinking during adolescence may interfere with the activity of brain cells needed for sustaining short term memory, according to new

How a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily6 hours ago

Results suggest the effect is associated with activation of the enzyme ALDH2, which helps rid the organism of an aldehyde which is a toxic byproduct

Before the daguerreotype, it was impossible to know someone’s true appearance unless you met them in person.

Coral #reef 'oases' offer glimmer of hope

"When study participants moved to low-poverty neighborhoods, they reported feeling safer, less depressed, and less…

Risky opioid prescriptions linked to higher chance of death
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily6 hours ago

Most people who misuse opioids are first exposed to the drugs through prescriptions so improving prescribing is targeted as one way to help curb the

Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily6 hours ago

Crystals are brittle and inelastic? A novel class of smart, bendable crystalline organic materials has challenged this view. Now, scientists have

Immigration over the last 40 years has all the young people in this Kansas town speaking English with a slightly La…

Wildlife have begun staying up later and later just to to stay away from humans:

The first annual “By the People Festival” kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz…

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