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Some plants have compounds that, after exposure to sunlight, produce streaky or spotty burns.
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Researchers saw higher levels of herpesvirus in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, which may contribute to plaque formation.
Consumer genetic tests may not tell customers that much about themselves. Science News delves into these tests in a multipart series.
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Scientists have made the most precise test of Einstein’s theory of gravity at great distances.
A century after she published a groundbreaking mathematical theory, Emmy Noether gets her due.
Clusters of proteins transiently work together to turn on genes, new microscopy studies of live cells suggest.
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Coffee’s heart-healthy effects rely on boosting cells’ energy production, a study in mice suggests.
Researchers have discovered a new gibbon species in an ancient royal Chinese tomb. It's already extinct.
Giving robots instructions via brain waves and hand gestures could help the machines operate more safely and efficiently.
After almost 40 years, scientists have discovered that Jupiter has lightning that is similar to lightning on Earth — it just happens in a different place.
Researchers are using smartphones to tap into the ups and downs of suicidal thinking that occur over hours and days, hoping to help prevent suicides.
DNA testing has become a new way for millions of Americans to expand their family trees and learn something about themselves, but results vary widely.
Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day.
Scientists aren’t sure what’s killing the oldest African baobabs, nine of which have lost big chunks or died in the last 13 years.
Scientists made a map of the magnetic field within the Pillars of Creation, a star-forming area depicted in an iconic Hubble Space Telescope image.
50 Years Ago
Despite an unverified discovery in 1968, spacetime ripples remained elusive for nearly 50 years.
About 40 percent of high school students are having sex, the lowest amount in the last three decades.
The seafloor cables that ferry internet traffic across oceans may soon find another use: detecting underwater earthquakes.