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Hydrogen is often considered a fuel for the future, in the form of fuel cells to power electric motors or burned in internal combustion engines.But finding a practical, inexpensive and nontoxic way to produce large amounts of hydrogen gas -- especially by splitting water into its component parts, ...A new record-holder for the slowest spinning neutron star has been found thanks to clues first detected by NASA's Swift space observatory.

Swift's X-Ray Telescope captured a short burst of unusual ...

The southern sea otter, Enhydra lutris nereis, continues its climb toward recovery, according to the annual count.

For the first time, southern sea otters' numbers have exceeded the threshold required by the U. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider de-listing the species as "threatened" under the ...

A new study shows that rocks formed by the grinding together of other rocks during earthquakes are rich in trapped hydrogen -- a finding that suggests similar seismic activity on Mars may produce ...

An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B. The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading ...

The type of fat you eat matters, but a new study suggests that the benefits of good fats vanish when stress enters the picture.

This study is the first to show that stress has the potential to cancel out benefits of choosing ...

Human babies and even animals have a basic number sense that many believe evolves from seeing the world and trying to quantify all the sights.

But vision has nothing to do with it -- neuroscientists have found that the brain network behind numerical reasoning is identical in blind and ...

Self-assembling carbon microstructures could provide new clues -- and new cautions -- in efforts to identify microbial life preserved in the fossil record, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, ...

The quest to know the mysterious recipe for high-temperature superconductivity, which could enable revolutionary advances in technologies that make or use electricity, just took a big leap forward thanks to new research by an international team of experimental and ...