Wild African elephants sleep for the shortest time of any mammal, according to a study.
Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed
New research suggested stuffed animal sleepovers encourage children to read and boost learning.
Stuffed animal sleepovers encourage children to read
Scientists at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, or DESY, the German research center, have created laser beams with record strength and precision using X-ray glasses.
New X-ray glasses concentrate, strengthen laser beams
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found an enzyme in the brain that could reduce the formation of debilitating brain lesions in neurological diseases.
Cholesterol-processing enzyme may prevent brain lesions
Hot gas streaming out from the region around supermassive black holes can experience rapid and extreme changes in temperature, according to observations from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) telescope.
'Winds' from monster black holes can rapidly change temperature
Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the US, according to a predictive model created by University of Georgia ecologists and published in the journal, eLife.
Zika may be spread by 35 mosquito species
A new crop of robots are being prepared to do a job too dangers for humans — cleaning up and decommissioning aging nuclear facilities.
Scientists developing robots to work in nuclear facilities
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft performed a previously unscheduled maneuver this week to avoid a collision in the near future with Mars' moon Phobos.
NASA orbiter steers clear of Mars moon Phobos
Previous studies showed more diverse tree stands to be healthier and more productive than monoculture forests, but scientists didn't know why.
Diverse forests tend to be healthier, more resilient
Temperatures across Earth’s mantle are about 60°C higher than previously thought, a new experiment suggested.
Earth’s mantle may be hotter than thought

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