Science News: Latest Headlines. 15 November 2018.

Science News: Latest Headlines. 15 November 2018.

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Comment:  Here are the top science news headlines from “Science News.”  Views expressed in this science news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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NEWS

A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice

Nov 14 2018 2:00 PM
The discovery of a vast crater in Greenland suggests that a 1-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the Earth between 2.6 million and 11,700 years ago.
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NEWS

Skull damage suggests Neandertals led no more violent lives than humans

Nov 14 2018 1:00 PM
Neandertals’ skulls suggest they didn’t lead especially injury-prone lives.
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NEWS

Sound-absorbent wings and fur help some moths evade bats

Nov 14 2018 6:00 AM
Tiny ultrathin scales on some moth wings absorb sound waves sent out by bats on the hunt.
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NEWS IN BRIEF

U.S. cases of a polio-like illness rise, but there are few clues to its cause

Nov 13 2018 5:23 PM
A total of 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed so far this year, out of 252 under investigation.
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FEATURE

How mammoths competed with other animals and lost

Nov 13 2018 12:30 PM
Mammoths, mastodons and other ancient elephants were wiped out at the end of the last ice age by climate change and spear-wielding humans.
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NEWS

Climate change may have made the Arctic deadlier for baby shorebirds

Nov 13 2018 10:45 AM
What were once relatively safe havens in the Arctic are now feasting sites for predators of baby birds.
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INTRODUCING

One of Earth’s shimmering dust clouds has been spotted at last

NOV 13 2018 6:00 AM
Almost 60 years after a Polish astronomer spotted clouds of dust orbiting Earth near the moon, astronomers have detected those clouds again.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Physicists wrangled electrons into a quantum fractal

NOV 12 2018 11:00 AM
The tiny, repeating structure could reveal weird behavior of electrons in fractional dimensions.

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SCIENCE STATS

Car tires and brake pads produce harmful microplastics

NOV 12 2018 8:38 AM
Scientists surveyed tiny airborne plastics near German highways and found that bits of tires, brake pads and asphalt make up most of the particles.

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NEWS

China is about to visit uncharted territory on the moon

NOV 11 2018 7:00 AM
The next two Chinese missions to the moon will visit places no spacecraft has been before. The rest of the world wants a piece of the lunar action.

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NEWS

A potent fish oil drug may protect high-risk patients against heart attacks

NOV 10 2018 3:00 PM
People with, or at high risk of, cardiovascular disease lowered their chances of having a heart attack or stroke with a drug containing an omega-3 fatty acid.

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Vitamin D supplements don’t prevent heart disease or cancer

NOV 10 2018 3:00 PM
Vitamin D supplements won’t cut your risk of heart attack or stroke, according to highly anticipated study results.

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SAY WHAT?

These tiny, crackly bubbles are a new type of volcanic ash

NOV 09 2018 12:00 PM
Scientists have identified a new type of volcanic ash made up of millimeter-long spheres with a crackled surface.

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NEWS

Ancient DNA suggests people settled South America in at least 3 waves

NOV 09 2018 9:00 AM
Genetic studies of ancient remains are filling in the picture of who the earliest Americans were and how they spread through the Americas long ago.

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Hints of Oort clouds around other stars may lurk in the universe’s first light

NOV 09 2018 6:00 AM
Sifting through the universe’s early light could reveal planetary graveyards orbiting other stars.

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These fragile, futuristic batteries run longer with a little oil

NOV 08 2018 2:00 PM
A redesign for batteries that use aluminum and oxygen could help these inexpensive, lightweight power cells last longer.

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