Two periods of volcanism caused severe mass extinction, shows study

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that two intense periods of volcanism triggered a period of global cooling and falling oxygen levels...

Meteorites help scientists figure out how solar system formed

Ever since scientists started looking at meteorites with microscopes, they’ve been puzzled—and fascinated—by what’s inside. Most meteorites are made of tiny beads of glass that...

Why batteries cannot charge in minutes

Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. Such a maxim may be especially true of batteries, thanks to a new study that seeks to identify...

Scientists find mercury’s long-term harm to your health

In a new study from the University of Rochester, researchers found that mercury exposure may disrupt the early development of the connections between muscles...

Scientists find the cause of severe disease and death in COVID-19

In a recent study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers found COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby...

Omg, Omicron! Why it’s too soon to panic about COVID vaccines and the new...

Researchers around the world are trying to work out whether existing COVID vaccines protect us from the latest variant, Omicron. The worst-case scenario is the...

For people with heart disease, more physical activity may be better

Moderate to vigorous physical activity is linked to risk reductions of non-communicable diseases and mortality. In a new study from Radboud University, researchers found that...

Scientists find an important cause of stroke

In a new study from the National University of Ireland, researchers found that one in 11 stroke survivors experienced a period of anger or...

More than 40% of adults in the world now overweight, study finds

In a new study from UK's Middlesex University, researchers found the fight against obesity and undernourishment stalled during the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 40%...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine still effective 5 months after 2nd dose

In a new study from Kaiser Permanente, researchers found high Moderna COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness up to five months after the second dose. Effectiveness was 87%...

Mild cognitive impairment in older age may not lead to dementia

In a new study from Columbia University, researchers found although a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) might worry an older adult, it does...

Diabetes and your eyes: 4 things to know

When you think of diabetes, you probably think of glucose. Insulin. High blood pressure. Your pancreas. But what about your eyes? Although they may not be...

This compact camera is only the size of a salt grain

Researchers have developed an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt. The system relies on a technology called a metasurface, which...

Exercise could effectively stop cancer growth

In a recent study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers found that exercise may be a key weapon in cancer patients’...

If you worry about COVID-19 too much, then your cognition will suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our psychological limits. Some have been more affected than others by the stress of potential illness and the confusion of...

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A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...

Scientists discover strange hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections. They discovered hollow ball-like structures...

The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence of...
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Scientists discover something big is warping the outer solar system

In a recent study, researchers found compelling evidence of a yet-to-be-discovered planetary body with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth. The mysterious...
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Scientists discover potential human habitat on the moon

In a recent study, researchers found potential human habitat on the moon. They found a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of...