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Skip to main contentDonateLog InThe SocietyScience NewsScience News for StudentsStudent ScienceADVERTISEMENTScience NewsMISSION CRITICALSupport credible science journalism.Subscribe to Science News today.SUBSCRIBE MENUTOPICSBLOGSEDITOR’S PICKSMAGAZINELATESTMOST VIEWEDNEWSThe mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solvedJANUARY 17, 2018BY SUSAN MILIUSNEWSEvidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thoughtJANUARY 16, 2018BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAMCONTEXTSpeed of universe’s expansion remains elusiveJANUARY 16, 2018BY TOM SIEGFRIEDNEWSDNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were relatedJANUARY 16, 2018BY BRUCE BOWERNEWSTiny scales in ancient lagoon may be the first fossil evidence of the moth-butterfly lineJANUARY 15, 2018BY SUSAN MILIUSSOCIETY UPDATETop 10 Society stories of the yearNEWS IN BRIEFSpaceships could use blinking dead stars to chart their wayJANUARY 12, 2018BY EMILY CONOVERNEWSTrio of dead stars upholds a key part of Einstein’s theory of gravityJANUARY 12, 2018BY EMILY CONOVERNEWSPollution is endangering the future of astronomyJANUARY 12, 2018BY DAN GARISTOSCIENCE TICKERSee a 360-degree visualization of the center of the Milky WayJANUARY 12, 2018BY EMILY CONOVERINTRODUCING18 new species of pelican spiders discoveredJANUARY 11, 2018BY DAN GARISTOSOCIETY UPDATEBroadcom MASTERS 2017 awards $100,000 in prizesNEWSRising CO2 in lakes could keep water fleas from raising their spiky defensesJANUARY 11, 2018BY CAROLYN GRAMLINGNEWSNot all strep infections are alike and it may have nothing to do with youJANUARY 11, 2018BY LAUREL HAMERSNEWS IN BRIEFShallow ice sheets discovered on Mars could aid future astronautsJANUARY 11, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANNEWS IN BRIEFHubble telescope ramps up search for Europa’s watery plumesJANUARY 11, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANNEWS IN BRIEFProtein helps old blood age the brains of young miceJANUARY 11, 2018BY LAURA SANDERSSOCIETY UPDATECongratulations Broadcom MASTERS 2017 finalists!TEASERA new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugsJANUARY 10, 2018BY MARIA TEMMINGNEWSFast radio bursts may be from a neutron star orbiting a black holeJANUARY 10, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANLETTERS TO THE EDITORReaders wrangle with definition of ‘species’JANUARY 10, 2018BY SCIENCE NEWS STAFFEDITOR’S NOTEWe’ll be watching the skies, plus a lot more, this yearJANUARY 10, 2018BY ELIZABETH QUILLFEATUREHow to keep humans from ruining the search for life on MarsJANUARY 10, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANSOCIETY UPDATEConversations with MayaNEWSThis artificial cartilage gets its strength from the stuff in bulletproof vestsJANUARY 10, 2018BY MARIA TEMMINGFEATUREHormone replacement makes sense for some menopausal womenJANUARY 09, 2018BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAMNEWSMagnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slipJANUARY 09, 2018BY EMILY CONOVERSCIENCE VISUALIZEDWhy some birds of paradise have ultrablack feathersJANUARY 09, 2018BY ASHLEY YEAGERSCREENTIMEWebsite invites you to probe a 3-D human brainJANUARY 09, 2018BY TINA HESMAN SAEYSOCIETY UPDATEWhat does it mean to be on the cutting edge of science?NEWS IN BRIEFCRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in peopleJANUARY 09, 2018BY TINA HESMAN SAEYNEWS IN BRIEFWarming ocean water is turning 99 percent of these sea turtles femaleJANUARY 08, 2018BY LAUREL HAMERSNEWSNew pill tracks gases through your gutJANUARY 08, 2018BY MARIA TEMMINGNEWSWhite dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first timeJANUARY 08, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANNEWSBlowflies use drool to keep their coolJANUARY 05, 2018BY SUSAN MILIUSSCIENCE NEWSGrowth Curve blog highlights science on child development, parenting and pregnancyNEWSA key virus fighter is implicated in pregnancy woesJANUARY 05, 2018BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAMNEWS’Laid-back’ bonobos take a shine to belligerentsJANUARY 05, 2018BY BRUCE BOWERCONTEXT2018’s Top 10 science anniversariesJANUARY 05, 2018BY TOM SIEGFRIEDSCIENCE TICKERThe largest known prime number has 23 million-plus digitsJANUARY 05, 2018BY LAUREL HAMERSSCIENCE TICKERNASA is headed to Earth’s outermost edgeJANUARY 04, 2018BY CAROLYN GRAMLINGSOCIETY UPDATEAttendees selected for 2017 Research Teachers ConferenceNEWS IN BRIEFCorals are severely bleaching five times as often as in 1980JANUARY 04, 2018BY LAUREL HAMERS50 YEARS AGOHow the Dead Sea Scrolls survived a war in the 1960sJANUARY 04, 2018BY BRUCE BOWERNEWS IN BRIEFAliens ruled out for why Tabby’s star flickersJANUARY 03, 2018BY LISA GROSSMANNEWSThese disease-fighting bacteria produce echoes detectable by ultrasoundJANUARY 03, 2018BY MARIA TEMMINGTHE LISTAsk AI: How not to kill online conversationsJANUARY 03, 2018BY MARIA TEMMINGVIEW MOREMAMMA’S BOYS  Ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers, found in these coffins, had the same mother but different fathers, DNA evidence indicates.MANCHESTER MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTEROLDEST MOTH SCALE  A tiny insect scale from an ancient lagoon (left) may be one of the earliest fossil signs of  the evolutionary branch of moths and butterflies. Comparisons with modern scales (right) identified it.T. VAN ELDIJK; HOSSEIN RAJAEI  SPACE PLACE  NASA’s SEXTANT experiment demonstrated a stellar version of GPS, finding the experiment’s location with an apparatus consisting of 52 X-ray telescopes (illustrated) on the International Space Station.NASA’S GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTERTRIPLE THREAT  A threesome of dead stars has allowed a new test of a tenet of Einstein’s theory of gravity. The trio includes a pulsar (illustrated, with bands of electromagnetic radiation in blue) in orbit with a nearby white dwarf. A second white dwarf orbits farther afield (red, upper right).NRAO OUTREACH/VIMEO.COM (CC BY-NC 3.0)?Science NewsNEWSThe mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solvedThe case has never been fully closed for colony collapse disorder, and now bees face bigger problems.42 MIN AGOANIMALS,AGRICULTURE,SCIENCE & SOCIETYScience News BlogsSCIENCE TICKERSee a 360-degree visualization of the center of the Milky WayBY EMILY CONOVER5 DAYS AGOCONTEXTSpeed of universe’s expansion remains elusiveBY TOM SIEGFRIED1 DAY AGOCONTEXT2018’s Top 10 science anniversariesBY TOM SIEGFRIED1 WEEK AGOVIEW ALL BLOGSNEWSEvidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thoughtAnother study finds that labor lasts longer than is traditionally taught — an insight that could mean fewer unnecessary cesarean deliveries.23 HOURS AGOHEALTHSPONSOR MESSAGENEWSDNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were relatedTwo ancient Egyptian mummies known as the Two Brothers had the same mother, but 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artificial cartilage is a nanoversion of the synthetic fiber in body armor.1 WEEK AGOMATERIALS,BIOPHYSICSNEWSMagnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slipUsing data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles.1 WEEK AGOPARTICLE PHYSICSSCIENCE VISUALIZEDWhy some birds of paradise have ultrablack feathersBirds of paradise have superblack feathers because of tilted, spiky microscopic features in their feathers.1 WEEK AGOANIMALS,BIOPHYSICSSCREENTIMEWebsite invites you to probe a 3-D human brainGetting up close to the human brain is easy with BrainFacts.org’s interactive organ.1 WEEK AGONEUROSCIENCENEWS IN BRIEFCRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in peopleImmune reactions could shut down CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.1 WEEK AGOGENETICS,IMMUNE SCIENCENEWSWhite dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first timeThe first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.1 WEEK AGOASTRONOMY,COSMOLOGYNEWSNew pill tracks gases through your gutSwallowing these pill-sized sensors could give new insight into what’s going on in your gut.1 WEEK AGOMICROBES,TECHNOLOGYScience NewsScience News for StudentsStudent ScienceSociety for Science & the PublicJoin the SocietyGift MembershipsDonateRenewAdvertiseAbout Science NewsFAQCareersContact UsRights and PermissionsLegalPrivacy PolicyScience News on TwitterScience News on FacebookScience News on Google+Comment PolicyRSSMy AccountNewsletter1719 N Street, N.W. , Washington, D.C. 20036|202.785.2255|© Society for Science & the Public 2000 – 2017. 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