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Here’s what Earth might look like to aliens

S. Fan et. al., arXiv (2019) arXiv:1908.04350 By Daniel CleryAug. 16, 2019 , 5:25 PM When Earthly astronomers train their telescopes on exoplanets beyond our…

Star scientist out at Scripps Research

By Meredith WadmanAug. 9, 2019 , 8:30 AM The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the high-profile biology research hub in San Diego, California, has forced out…

Mystery solved? Why cats eat grass

KDdesignphoto/shutterstock.com By David ShultzAug. 8, 2019 , 1:45 PM Cats do a lot of weird things. One of the biggies is eating grass, often to…

This may be the largest parrot that ever lived

Brian Choo/Flinders University By Kelly MayesAug. 6, 2019 , 7:01 PM Researchers have discovered the biggest parrot ever known—twice the size of its largest modern…

Ebola veteran promises an end to Congo’s epidemic

Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum says it’s “very important” to test a second Ebola vaccine. MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images By Kai KupferschmidtAug. 6, 2019 , 4:40 PM Later this…

Europe’s record heat melted Swiss glaciers

The Aletsch Glacier is Switzerland’s largest glacier. Flickr/Sam Rayner (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) By Chelsea Harvey, E&E NewsAug. 5, 2019 , 8:39 AM Originally published by…

Can antacids boost allergy risk?

iStock.com/Juanmonino By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelJul. 30, 2019 , 11:00 AM People prescribed antacids are roughly twice as likely to later be offered drugs for respiratory allergies,…

U.S. universities battle a security storm in Congress

Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, fears government efforts to combat foreign influence have created a “toxic atmosphere of unfounded…