Super-realistic prosthetic eyes made in record time with 3D printing
Scientists can now 3D print more-realistic prosthetic eyes in a fraction of the time and effort required by traditional approaches.
El Niño kickstarted the melting of Antarctica's 'Doomsday Glacier' 80 years ago, new study reveals
Rapid melting of the Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica began in the 1940s following an unusually hot El Niño fluctuation, ice cores have revealed.
Beware smartwatches that claim to monitor blood sugar without skin prick, FDA says
The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers against using "smart" devices that are marketed to measure blood sugar without piercing the skin.
SLIM lives! Japan's upside-down moon lander survives freezing lunar night, defying all expectations
After enduring two weeks in the freezing lunar night, Japan's SLIM moon lander awoke long enough to snap some new pictures and communicate with researchers on Earth.
Mexico City could be just months away from running out of drinking water
Record droughts have been draining Mexico city's aquifers faster than they can be replenished, placing the city at risk of severe water shortages.
1st US spacecraft on moon in 50 years could be dead by Tuesday after face-plant landing
Despite tipping over, Intuitive Machines' Odysseus spacecraft has still completed the key tasks of its mission.
'It is not very wise to spend the night in Grindavík': Iceland volcano gears up for another eruption
Magma accumulating beneath Svartsengi has reached levels recorded on the eve of previous volcanic eruptions and could burst out imminently, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
'Quantum memory breakthrough' may lead to a quantum internet
A new technique in quantum storage that operates at room temperature could pave the way for a quantum internet.
Tiny lab-grown testicles look remarkably like the real thing under the microscope
The first-ever 3D model of testicles, made using mouse cells, could improve our understanding of sex development disorders and male infertility.
13 treasures the ancient Egyptians buried with their dead, and what they mean
Here's why ancient Egyptians buried their dead with certain grave goods, such as the "Book of the Dead," gold tongues and scarabs.
Can animals really smell fear in humans?
Many animals have a good sense of smell, but can they smell chemical signals that indicate a person is fearful?
James Webb telescope spots potential conditions for life on 2 dwarf planets beyond Neptune
Data collected by the James Webb Space Telescope shows that, like Pluto, the dwarf planets Eris and Makemake could be geologically active, which changes what we know about their chances of harboring life.
World's oldest known decimal point discovered in merchant's notes from 1440s Italy
Decimal points are at least 150 years older than historians thought, according to newly unearthed notes from Venetian merchant Giovanni Bianchini, who practiced astrology in the 1440s.
Are solar flares responsible for the AT&T service outage? Not likely, experts say.
Two X-class solar flares arrived at Earth last night and early this morning. The radiation bursts coincided with massive cellphone service outages across the U.S., but experts urge that the events may not be related.
The skin microbiome could be harnessed as mosquito repellent, study hints
In a lab study, scientists demonstrated that tweaking the makeup of the skin microbiome could theoretically help repel mosquitoes.
One-third of trans people taking testosterone may still ovulate, raising chance of pregnancy
In a small study of transgender men and gender-diverse people who take testosterone, scientists found that one-third of the participants still ovulate and could therefore potentially become pregnant.
The smallest full moon of 2024 rises this weekend. Here's how to see the 'Snow Moon' at its best.
February's 'Snow Moon', the second full moon of 2024, will be the farthest from Earth this year and will appear the smallest in the sky when it rises on Saturday (Feb. 24).
5,000-pound European satellite burns up over Pacific Ocean after 30 years in orbit
Europe's ERS-2 climate satellite has burnt up over the Pacific Ocean in an uncontrolled reentry after 30 years in orbit. No damage from falling debris has been reported.
Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer in young people
Certain gut bacteria reside in colorectal tumors, but the species differ depending on a patient's age, offering hope that our gut tenants could serve as early warning signs of cancer in young people.
'A wonderful spectacle': Photographer snaps rare solar eruption as 'magnetic noose' strangles the sun's south pole
A recent solar flare unleashed a massive plasma plume from the sun's south pole, where these stellar eruptions rarely happen. The unusual phenomenon is a sign of the impending solar maximum.
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