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Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called "buckyballs" - complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure - throughout interstellar space. Now, a...

Scientists find the most efficient way to turn fat and sewage into natural gas

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into methane. After...

Graphene: The more you bend it, the softer it gets

Graphene - a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a lattice - is the strongest material in the world and so thin that...

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In a new study, researchers found that more Americans are trying to lose weight by eating less, exercising, drinking water and trying out new...

New pacemaker may reduce heart failure symptoms

In a new study, researchers reported that using brain circuits made in silicon, they have reduced symptoms of heart failure by reinstating the body's...

Grape stems might help fight prostate cancer

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Kombucha, kimchi and yogurt: how fermented foods could be harmful to your health

Fermented foods have become very popular, thanks to claims about their nutritional properties and reported health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting immunity and...

These drug combos may increase your hip fracture risk

In a new study, researchers found that there is a strong link between the number of fracture-associated drugs (FADs) older patients receive and their...

Scientists discover an important cause of irregular heartbeat disease

In a new study, researchers found that taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat...

How e-cigarettes could damage your brain, blood vessels and lungs

In a new study, researchers have found the damage e-cigarettes cause to the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. They have issued a stark warning...

From cataracts to macular degeneration: Age-related eye problems and how to treat them

Monique is 77 years old. I met her when she came to the eye clinic at the University of Montréal, where I am a...

Scientists find the Nile river is about six times older than previously thought

Ancient Egyptians considered the Nile river to be the source of all life. The steady northward path of the river has nourished the fertile valleys...

This noise could improve your hearing

In a new study, researchers found that noise is not the same as noise—and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect...

Kids with heart rhythm problems more likely to have ADHD, anxiety and depression

Children and teens with abnormal heart rhythms are more likely to have depression, anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, according to...

Omega-3 may boost brain health in people with a common heart disease

Omega-3 fatty acids have drawn attention for their potential to keep people's thinking sharp as they age, and new research appears to support that...

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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...
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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...

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An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been...

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Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But in a new study, researchers found reversing baldness...
Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

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