The $20 Billion Treasures of the San José Wreck Will Soon Be Saved

(Fri, 14 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT)

The San José, a Spanish galleon carrying valuable treasure, has been underwater since 1708, when a naval battle led to its sinking off the coast of Colombia. Now, an effort to recover and preserve the ship's artifacts has been set in motion.

Microrobots Made Of Algae Carry Chemo Directly To Lung Tumors

(Fri, 14 Jun 2024 16:00:00 GMT)

"Tumors that travel to the lungs, or lung metastases, pose a formidable challenge in the realm of cancer treatment. Conventional chemotherapy often falls short because it’s inefficient."

The Opioid Crisis Is Not Over

(Fri, 14 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT)

As fentanyl and synthetic opioids claim record numbers of lives, researchers and public health teams are racing to reverse the drugs’ deadly effects. Yet durable solutions are proving elusive.

Extending Support and Providing Assurance Can Help Those With Depression

(Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:00:00 GMT)

People with depression may not always ask for help. It's important to recognize the signs, and know what to do to best help your loved one.

Why the Illuminati and Other Secret Societies Are So Intriguing

(Thu, 13 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT)

Secret societies fuel our imaginations, from the Illuminati to the Freemasons to the Odd Fellows. But what is it that they actually do, and why are they as fascinating as they are frightening?

Organizations Work to Reduce Animal Deaths With Relegated Passageways

(Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:00:00 GMT)

Wildlife-vehicle collisions exact a deadly toll, killing thousands of animals in the U.S. each year. But efforts to build crossings that allow the wildlife to pass unscathed are rapidly gaining traction.

Man Experiences His Own Spine-Tingling Tale

(Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT)

For this fit and healthy 50-year-old, it was nothing but numbness in his feet. The possibility of a serious spinal injury, however, loomed large.

How Giant Salamanders Stretch to Such Enormous Sizes

(Thu, 13 Jun 2024 13:00:00 GMT)

Why are giant salamanders so giant? It turns out that the world’s largest amphibians have one unique evolutionary feature in common.

Mapping the Darkness Excerpt: Sleep Spelunking

(Wed, 12 Jun 2024 21:00:00 GMT)

Embarking on a month-long expedition in Mammoth Cave, a pioneering physiologist pulled the science of sleep from obscurity.

New Pterosaur Species Lived 100 Million Years Ago with a 15-Foot Wingspan

(Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:20:00 GMT)

The winged reptile lived 100 million years ago and possessed tools to make it an effective hunter.

The Future of Organ-Chip Technology Is Bright

(Wed, 12 Jun 2024 16:00:00 GMT)

From rendering animal testing obsolete to reducing HIV and preterm birth, Donald Ingber is making the future a reality.

Why Does Spaceflight Destroy Astronauts’ Red Blood Cells?

(Wed, 12 Jun 2024 13:00:00 GMT)

With humanity’s cosmic ambitions on the rise, scientists are trying to pin down the cause of space anemia.

Dolphins Who Practice Courtship When Young Reproduce More as Adults

(Tue, 11 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT)

Learn why young male dolphins practice courting when young, and how it impacts their reproduction as adults.

The Disproportionate Toll That COVID-19 Took On People With Diabetes Continues Today

(Tue, 11 Jun 2024 15:00:00 GMT)

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide have diabetes.

NASA’s Asteroid Sample Mission Allowed Scientists to Study an Artificial Meteor

(Tue, 11 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT)

"These objects come from space missions designed to transport physical extraterrestrial samples from outer space to Earth."

The Ancient Maya Appeased Their Gods With Sacred Offerings

(Tue, 11 Jun 2024 13:00:00 GMT)

Blood-letting, offerings of various objects, and other rituals defined the life of the ancient Maya people, who worked to satisfy a reciprocal relationship with their gods.

AI Plus Gene Editing Promises to Shift Biotech Into High Gear

(Mon, 10 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT)

AI knowledge combined with gene-editing precision opens the way to dial-a-protein.

Elephants Have Names for Each Other, and Maybe Their Own Language

(Mon, 10 Jun 2024 17:30:00 GMT)

Elephants use specific sounds to identify each other and respond to recordings of their names.

The Region of Space Influenced by the Sun Is the Heliosphere

(Mon, 10 Jun 2024 16:00:00 GMT)

"The heliosphere is over a hundred times larger than the distance from the Sun to the Earth."

Returning Humans to the Moon Could Threaten Opportunities for Astronomy

(Mon, 10 Jun 2024 14:00:00 GMT)

"The Moon is uniquely suitable for researchers to build telescopes they can’t put on Earth."