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  1. Real-life adventure tale details search for legendary city

    01.22 / 13:10 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    "The Lost City of the Monkey God" recounts archaeological expedition to uncover truth behind Honduras’ “White City" myt…
  2. What a mosquito's immune system can tell us about fighting malaria

    01.20 / 19:31 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Immune system messengers carried in microscopic sacs help mosquitoes fend off malaria, new research…
  3. How desert ants navigate walking backward

    01.19 / 23:52 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Desert ants appear to use a combination of visual memory and celestial cues to make it back to the nest walking butt-first, researchers…
  4. Monsoon deluges turned ancient Sahara green

    01.18 / 22:06 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    The ancient Sahara Desert sprouted trees and lakes for thousands of years thanks to intense…
  5. For three years in a row, Earth breaks heat record

    01.18 / 20:52 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Spurred by climate change and heat from a strong El Niño, 2016 was the hottest year on …
  6. Weird wave found in Venus’ wind-whipped atmosphere

    01.17 / 23:26 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    A 10,000-kilometer-long gravity wave arched across the upper atmosphere of Venus. The feature may have been the largest of its kind in the solar…
  7. Coastal waters were an oxygen oasis 2.3 billion years ago

    01.17 / 21:35 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Coastal waters contained enough oxygen to support complex life-forms including some animals hundreds of millions of years before fossils of such life first…
  8. New ‘smart’ fibers curb fires in lithium-ion batteries

    01.13 / 19:02 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    To stifle battery fires, scientists create component with heat-release flame…
  9. New molecular knot is most complex yet

    01.12 / 19:09 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    The knot is woven from 192 atoms of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and forms a triple braid with eight crossing…
  10. The moon is still old

    01.11 / 19:18 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    New analysis of moon rocks points to our satellite forming about 4.51 billion years ago, roughly 60 million years after the start of the solar…
  11. Evidence falls into place for once and future supercontinents

    01.11 / 13:47 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Shifting landmasses have repeatedly reshaped Earth’s surface. Researchers piecing together the past are now picturing a new supercontinent, due in 250 million y…
  12. Earliest galaxies got the green light

    01.09 / 22:38 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Galaxies in the early universe might have emitted lots of green light, powered by large populations of stars much hotter than most found…
  13. Many tiny moons came together to form moon, simulations suggest

    01.09 / 16:32 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Earth’s moon formed from mini-moons generated by a series of medium to large impacts, rather than from one colossal collision, researchers p…
  14. ‘Furry Logic’ showcases how animals exploit physics

    01.07 / 13:21 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    "Furry Logic" explores how animals rely on the laws of physics in pursuit of food, sex and…
  15. Unusually loose skin helps hagfish survive shark attacks

    01.06 / 23:56 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Hagfish skin that easily slips and slides can be a lifesaver in crises such as shark…
  16. Debate heats up over claims that hot water sometimes freezes faster than cold

    01.06 / 16:01 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    A team of chemists has a new explanation for the Mpemba effect, while other scientists debate if it is even…
  17. Some pulsars lose their steady beat

    01.06 / 14:10 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Two pulsars spend most of their time switched off, hinting at a large population of part-time pulsars hiding in the Milky…
  18. Meat-eating pitcher plants raise deathtraps to an art

    01.06 / 12:21 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    The carnivorous California pitcher plant ensnares its dinner using a medley of…
  19. Facial-processing area of brain keeps growing throughout childhood

    01.05 / 19:38 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Contrary to scientists’ expectations, a facial-processing area of the brain grows new tissue during childhood, an MRI study s…
  20. Tomatillo fossil is oldest nightshade plant

    01.05 / 19:38 sciencenews.org Science News - Headlines
    Two 52-million-year-old tomatillo fossils in Patagonia push the origin of nightshade plants back millions of years, to the time when dinosaurs…