Scientists discover a supermassive black hole in a quiet Sunday night

Earlier this year, on a quiet Sunday night, my colleague Jack and I found the fastest-growing supermassive black hole in the known universe. We were...

New genome analysis could predict risk for common deadly diseases

Through “polygenic risk scoring,” researchers can identify people at high risk for disease, even if they don’t present other warning signs. The method shows potential...

Common WiFi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools and other public venues, according to...
Scientists discover surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors

Scientists discover surprising distortions in high-temperature superconductors

There's a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic of superconductivity, according to Rice University...
How to avoid exercise injuries

How to avoid exercise injuries

We all know that staying physically active is key to good health, but that's only true if you don't get injured while exercising. Some of the...
Why do women get more migraines?

Why do women get more migraines?

Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study is published in...
People with dementia and financial abuse – the warning signs and how to avoid it

People with dementia and financial abuse – the warning signs and how to avoid...

When most of us go online to our internet banking account and set up a direct debit to pay a bill, we probably do...
Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Kale, cabbage and broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study...
How poor sleep leads to social isolation and loneliness

How poor sleep leads to social isolation and loneliness

Poor sleep can literally kill your social life. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less inclined...
Doctors’ new method to stop internal bleeding

Doctors’ new method to stop internal bleeding

Blood platelets are like the sand bags of the body. Got a cut? Platelets pile in to clog the hole and stop the bleeding. But...
Omega Centauri cluster unlikely to harbor life, says new study

Omega Centauri cluster unlikely to harbor life, says new study

Searching for life in the vast universe is an overwhelming task, but scientists can cross one place off their list. Omega Centauri — a densely...

Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought

A research team has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what...

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