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New study reveals two distinct sources of life-essential element on Earth. Where did Earth's nitrogen come from? Rice University scientists show one primordial source of the...

Alzheimer’s new research shows a leap forward in identifying neurons vulnerable to the disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that is currently unstoppable and incurable. The main cause of the disease is the loss of neurons and other...

Coronavirus: why combining the Oxford vaccine with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine could make it...

When the efficacy of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was announced in late 2020, there was some confusion. The overall efficacy of the vaccine at stopping people...

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like exoplanet

Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics at Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere. The...

How to get more electric cars on the road

A new study from researchers at MIT uncovers the kinds of infrastructure improvements that would make the biggest difference in increasing the number of...

Scientists reconstruct all-purpose dinosaur opening for the first time

For the first time ever, a team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, have described in detail a dinosaur's cloacal or vent...

What you need to know about seasonal affective disorder

A change of seasons often prompts a short-lived change in mood or behavior, such as feeling active with the onset of warm weather or...

People with this health condition have high risk of severe COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that patients with inactive cancer and not currently undergoing treatments also face a significantly higher risk of severe...

Why healthy eating can help you fight COVID-19

Wearing a face covering, physical distancing, and hand washing are not the only ways that people can protect themselves from COVID-19. Eating a healthy diet...

This hormone may double running capacity, restore function and extend healthy lifespans

In a new study, researchers found that humans express a powerful hormone during exercise. This hormone may help improve physical performance, capacity and fitness. The findings...

What happens after you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines currently being rolled out to the public are considered an incredible scientific achievement. But, many might wonder, what exactly...

This surgery can be a cure for type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found that metabolic surgery is more effective than drugs and lifestyle interventions in the long-term control of severe type...

People with this gut problem may be vulnerable to COVID-19 infection

No evidence so far indicates that food or drinks can transmit the virus that causes COVID-19. But in a new study, researchers found that people...

This brain pressure problem causes headache, eye diseases

In a new study, researchers found a brain pressure disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension is on the rise, and the increase corresponds with rising...

Severe allergic reaction very rare with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, study finds

In a new study, researchers found that despite scattered media reports of severe allergic reactions to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, such incidents are very...

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If a state is admitted to the Union, the US flag would need to accommodate an extra star. You might have to revise your general...

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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...

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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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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...