Livescience.com https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/feeds/all Latest news in science, space, technology, health, the environment, culture and history. Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:12:24 +0000 Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates Among the top coronavirus news out today are: Africa has now reported more than 1 million cases of COVID-19. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:45:13 +0000 Physicists watch quantum particles tunnel through solid barriers. Here's what they found. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/quantum-tunneling-observed-and-measured.html A team of physicists has devised a simple way to measure the duration of a bizarre phenomenon called quantum tunneling. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/quantum-tunneling-observed-and-measured.html Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:17:25 +0000 Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' special report: Coronavirus (August 6) https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/llm-podcast-45-coronavirus.html In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/llm-podcast-45-coronavirus.html Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:47:00 +0000 Mysterious 'fast radio burst' detected closer to Earth than ever before https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/fast-radio-burst-magnetar-milky-way.html Scientists traced a fast radio burst (FRB) to a known star inside the Milky Way for the first time. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/fast-radio-burst-magnetar-milky-way.html Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Sly fox steals 100 shoes in Berlin, and he's not the first https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/fox-steals-100-shoes.html Authorities finally identified the culprit responsible for the mysterious disappearance of dozens of shoes from a German neighborhood. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/fox-steals-100-shoes.html Fri, 07 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 4 die from drinking tainted hand sanitizer, CDC reports https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hand-sanitizer-methanol-deaths.html The hand sanitizer products contained methanol, a toxic substance. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hand-sanitizer-methanol-deaths.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:17:13 +0000 Mystery ancestor mated with ancient humans. And its 'nested' DNA was just found. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/mystery-ancestor-mated-with-humans.html Today's humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years ago. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/mystery-ancestor-mated-with-humans.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:48:58 +0000 China launches 2 satellites from Gobi Desert https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/china-launches-gaofen-earth-observing-satellite.html China is continuing its rapid rate of space launches with its 22nd mission of 2020. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/china-launches-gaofen-earth-observing-satellite.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:49:28 +0000 Scythelike jaws of Cretaceous 'hell ant' clutch a baby cockroach in an amber tomb https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hell-ant-in-amber.html The death strike of a Cretaceous "hell ant" from 99 million years ago is preserved in amber, revealing how these demonic-looking ants hunted. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hell-ant-in-amber.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 17:18:52 +0000 'Busy' hurricane season is about to get a whole lot busier, NOAA says https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/noaa-hurricane-season-extremely-active.html NOAA experts predict an "extremely active" hurricane season, with as many as 25 named storms. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/noaa-hurricane-season-extremely-active.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:37:53 +0000 Trump says 'NASA was Closed & Dead' before he took charge. That's not true. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/trump-says-nasa-was-closed-and-dead-fact-check.html President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday (Aug. 5) to announce that he brought NASA back from being "Closed & Dead." https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/trump-says-nasa-was-closed-and-dead-fact-check.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:21:57 +0000 Weird 'broomstick' necked Triassic reptile named after mythical Greek sea monster https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/long-necked-triassic-reptiles.html These strange, long-necked Triassic beasts were able to coexist because they chowed down on different prey. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/long-necked-triassic-reptiles.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:53:40 +0000 Heavy atom spills its guts in decade-long experiment https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/astatine-proton-beam-mystery-solved.html A new experiment on ultra-rare astatine could open the door to cancer treatments and new research into super-heavy atoms. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/astatine-proton-beam-mystery-solved.html Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Common colds train the immune system to recognize COVID-19 https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/common-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html T cells that recognize common cold coronaviruses also recognize specific sites on SARS-CoV-2. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/common-cold-coronaviruses-t-cells-covid-19-immunity.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 21:01:16 +0000 Poop stains visible from space reveal hidden colonies of Antarctic penguins https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/new-emperor-penguin-colonies-satellite-poop-climate-change.html There might be nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/new-emperor-penguin-colonies-satellite-poop-climate-change.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 19:37:36 +0000 Convalescent plasma could reduce death from COVID-19, early data suggests https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/convalescent-plasma-therapy-reduces-covid19-deaths.html But few "gold standard" trials have been completed on the therapy, so take the results with a grain of salt. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/convalescent-plasma-therapy-reduces-covid19-deaths.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:56:30 +0000 The Congo River Basin: Home of the deepest river in the world https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/congo-river.html The Congo River is a long, arcing river in West-Central Africa, featuring a rainforest and providing food and transport for 75 million people. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/congo-river.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:42:00 +0000 Does coronavirus linger in the body? https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/does-coronavirus-linger-in-body.html If the coronavirus "hides out" in seemingly recovered individuals, it could explain lingering symptoms of COVID-19 or pose a risk for transmission of infection to others even after recovery. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/does-coronavirus-linger-in-body.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:46:29 +0000 Beirut blast: How does ammonium nitrate create such devastating explosions? https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/28841-fertilizer-explosions-ammonium-nitrate.html Fertilizer is behind many of the worst accidents and terrorist attacks in history. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/28841-fertilizer-explosions-ammonium-nitrate.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 13:21:21 +0000 Massive ancient temple complex may lurk beneath famous Northern Ireland fort https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/iron-age-temples-medieval-kings-ireland.html Archaeologists have found Iron Age temples and medieval structures in Northern Ireland. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/iron-age-temples-medieval-kings-ireland.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:09 +0000 Here is the best place on Earth to see stars, according to science https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/best-stargazing-on-earth-dome-a.html Scientists confirm that ‘Dome A’ in Antarctica is the best place on Earth to see stars. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/best-stargazing-on-earth-dome-a.html Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Fall could bring rare, paralyzing illness in children, CDC warns https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/acute-flaccid-myelitis-outbreak-expected-2020.html Whether social distancing measures to prevent COVID-19 will also reduced AFM cases is unknown. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/acute-flaccid-myelitis-outbreak-expected-2020.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:41:46 +0000 'Mono' virus turns on cancer-related genes. Here's how. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/epstein-barr-virus-mono-cancer-link.html A new cell study hints at how the Epstein-Barr virus drives cancer. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/epstein-barr-virus-mono-cancer-link.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:21:34 +0000 Humpback whale charges swimmers in Australia, sends two to hospital https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/humpback-whale-attacks-australian-swimmers.html A humpback whale attacked two swimmers with its fins and sent them to the hospital https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/humpback-whale-attacks-australian-swimmers.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 19:42:32 +0000 Thousands of Earthlike 'blanets' might circle the Milky Way's central black hole https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/black-hole-planets-blanets.html Tens of thousands of planets like Earth and Neptune might orbit the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/black-hole-planets-blanets.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:47:31 +0000 The Live Science merch store is back with more science-y gear https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/livescience-hats-mugs-shirts-merch-store.html If you're a science geek like us, you'll love the new and improved Live Science merch store, where you can get all of your science-y gear, from t-shirts and mugs to tote bags and stickers. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/livescience-hats-mugs-shirts-merch-store.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 16:04:22 +0000 Isaias treks up the East Coast, threatening strong winds, tornadoes https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hurricane-isaias-hits-carolinas-now-tropical-storm.html Tropical storm Isaias strengthened into a category 1 hurricane before hitting North Carolina last night, bringing rapid flooding https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/hurricane-isaias-hits-carolinas-now-tropical-storm.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:47:16 +0000 1st intact evidence of Incas' underwater ritual offerings found in a lake in the Andes https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/incas-underwater-offering.html Spanish records dating to the 16th century hinted that the Inca people performed underwater ritual offerings, and archaeologists have finally found one that's still intact. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/incas-underwater-offering.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 13:37:59 +0000 Ancient Mars may have been covered in ice sheets https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/ancient-mars-covered-in-ice-sheets.html Early Mars may not have been quite the warm, wet paradise scientists have hoped for — not if the valleys scarring its surface work the same way as their counterparts here on Earth do. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/ancient-mars-covered-in-ice-sheets.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:08:39 +0000 What's the risk of catching COVID-19 on public transportation? https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/covid19-risk-train.html A new study analyzed information from thousands of passengers who traveled on China's high-speed trains. https://www.www.discoverynewsjournal.com/covid19-risk-train.html Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:00:00 +0000