Love Science? Welcome Home.

Support Amazing Science Journalism.

Create the New Science Generation.

Search Content

E.g., 08/25/2016
E.g., 08/25/2016
Your search has returned 4238 images:
  • coffee
  • Adelaide’s warbler
  • illustration of brain networks
Your search has returned 108226 articles:
  • News in Brief

    Thank (or blame) your genes for ability to handle java jolt

    Coffee consumption may be in the genes.

    Activity of a gene that lowers levels of caffeine-degrading enzymes in the liver is associated with how much coffee people drink, researchers say August 25 in Scientific Reports. The more active the gene, called PDSS2, the less coffee people drank.

    Researchers tracked the coffee-drinking habits of 1,207 people in remote...

    08/25/2016 - 09:00 Genetics
  • News in Brief

    Warm-up benefit could explain morning birdsong

    WASHINGTON — Vocally warming up puts more dazzle into a bird’s singing for the day, a new test shows, perhaps helping to explain widespread outbursts of birdsong at dawn.

    Males of Puerto Rico’s Adelaide’s warblers (Setophaga adelaidae) start trilling through their repertoires of 30 or so songs while it’s still pitch black. Tracking the songs of individual males...

    08/25/2016 - 06:00 Animals, Evolution
  • Editor's Note

    Bacteria display qualities that a mother would love

    When my friend Steve Finkel and I get together, the talk is almost always about bacteria. He and I are both huge fans, from different angles. I’m a spectator. He studies them (E. coli) in...

    08/24/2016 - 15:30 Microbes, Genetics, Technology
  • Letters to the Editor

    Readers respond to terrorism's roots

    Rooting out terrorism

    Anthropologists have moved to the front lines to determine what drives people to join terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State. New research shows that...

    08/24/2016 - 15:17 Networks, Psychology, Science & Society
  • September 3, 2016

    08/24/2016 - 15:16
  • News

    Weapon of bone destruction identified

    A blood cancer uses a secret weapon for tearing bone apart. That same mechanism may allow breast cancer and other types of tumors to spread to bones, a new study suggests.

    In patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma, an enzyme called thymidine phosphorylase sets off a chain reaction that leads to bone...

    08/24/2016 - 14:00 Cancer, Cells
  • News

    Signs of planet detected around sun’s nearest neighbor star

    View the video

    Earth might have a kindred planet orbiting the star next door. A world at least 1.3 times as massive as Earth appears to orbit the closest star to the sun: Proxima Centauri, a dim red orb about 4.2 light-years away.

    Dubbed Proxima b, the planet is cozied up to its star, needing just 11.2 days to complete one orbit. But despite the proximity to...

    08/24/2016 - 13:00 Astronomy, Exoplanets
  • Science Stats

    Global warming amplified death toll during 2003 European heat wave

    Climate change flaunted its deadly side during the 2003 European heat wave, which killed over 70,000 people across the continent. In London and Paris alone, global warming led to 570 more heat-related deaths than would be expected without human-caused warming, researchers estimate in the July Environmental Research Letters.

    Daniel Mitchell of the University of Oxford and...

    08/24/2016 - 11:00 Climate
  • Wild Things

    The weird mating habits of daddy longlegs

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — If you find a daddy longlegs in your house, don’t be scared. “Daddy longlegs are actually pretty docile animals when it comes to interacting with humans,” says evolutionary biologist Kasey Fowler-Finn, who studies the arachnids at St. Louis University. Specifically, she studies daddy longlegs sex. She is using this common group of arachnids (they’re not spiders) to explore...

    08/22/2016 - 11:00 Animals, Evolution
  • Feature

    CRISPR inspires new tricks to edit genes

    Scientists usually shy away from using the word miracle — unless they’re talking about the gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9. “You can do anything with CRISPR,” some say. Others just call it amazing.

    CRISPR can quickly and efficiently manipulate virtually any gene in any plant or animal. In the four years since CRISPR has been around, researchers have used it to fix genetic...

    08/24/2016 - 07:00 Cells, Genetics