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Bernese telescope starts journey into space
CHEOPS telescopeMonday April 16, 2018 8:10AM ET
A space telescope constructed by engineers at the University of Bern has left Switzerland for Madrid ahead of its launch to explore other planets in 2019.
Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow
annual river flowMonday April 16, 2018 7:52AM ET
Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States.
Melting of Arctic mountain glaciers unprecedented in past 400 years
Arctic mountain glaciersFriday April 13, 2018 9:00AM ET
Glaciers in Alaska's Denali National Park are melting faster than at any time in the past four centuries because of rising summer temperatures, a new study finds.
Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest point in more than 1,500 years
Atlantic OceanFriday April 13, 2018 7:19AM ET
New research led by University College London (UCL) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) provides evidence that a key cog in the global ocean circulation system hasn't been running at peak strength since the mid-1800s and is currently at its weakest point in the past 1,600 years.
Specific bacteria in small intestine crucial for fat absorption
BaconThursday April 12, 2018 7:02AM ET
Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods.
NASA Television to air launch of next planet-hunting mission
TESSThursday April 12, 2018 7:00AM ET
On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16.
Devastating marine heatwaves increase by 34% in the last century
Hawaii oceanThursday April 12, 2018 6:29AM ET
Warming oceans are causing a direct increase in the number of so-called marine heatwaves around the world, according to new research from a coalition of Australian academics.
Could aliens be in dark matter, dark energy?
Aliens dark matterWednesday April 11, 2018 7:48AM ET
A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that when an observer focuses on counting the passes, he does not detect if someone crosses the stage disguised as a gorilla.
First human migration out of Africa
First human migrationTuesday April 10, 2018 7:25AM ET
A project led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has discovered a fossilized finger bone of an early modern human in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia, dating to approximately 90,000 years ago.
Brewing up Earth's earliest life
Earth earliest lifeTuesday April 10, 2018 6:28AM ET
Around 4 billion years ago, Earth was an inhospitable place, devoid of oxygen, bursting with volcanic eruptions, and bombarded by asteroids, with no signs of life in even the simplest forms.
China to make it rain over area 3 times bigger than Spain
Rain in ChinaMonday April 9, 2018 8:49AM ET
Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever.
Lessons from lemurs: To make friends, show off your smarts
Lessons from lemursMonday April 9, 2018 7:35AM ET
Do smart kids make more friends? If others see their cleverness paying off, then yes - at least, that seems to be true for our primate cousins, ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), report a team of Princeton University researchers.
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