Why we need to get back to Venus

Just next door, cosmologically speaking, is a planet almost exactly like Earth. It’s about the same size, is made of about the same stuff and...
Antibiotics use linked to heart disease and stroke, study shows

Antibiotics use linked to heart disease and stroke, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that older women who use antibiotics for a long time have higher risks of heart attack and stroke. The...

Will eating chicken reduce your risk of breast cancer?

You might have seen headlines recently claiming eating chicken reduces a person’s risk of breast cancer. These reports were based on a new study published...

Weak handgrip may be sign of impaired cognition, memory loss

In a new study, researchers found for older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory. The finding is important for...

Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water

For centuries, miners have burrowed into the earth in search of salt—laid down in thick layers from ancient oceans long since evaporated. When scientists saw...

Scientists create steady robots with the help of cockroach

Ew, a cockroach! But it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple...

Nano-thermometer can now take a single cell’s temperature

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature. That’s now possible thanks to research by Rice University scientists who used the...

The key to preventing, treating obesity, type 2 diabetes

What if we could treat obesity or type 2 diabetes by changing the way our cells take out the trash? Just as a household can't...

Alzheimer’s drug may reverse brain damage from alcohol drinking

In a new study, researchers found a drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and...

Prescription omega-3 medications work for high triglycerides, advisory says

Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication can lower high triglyceride levels, but people should avoid unregulated supplements, a science advisory from the American Heart Association...

Changes linked to autism risk may be detected in early-mid pregnancy

In a new study, researchers have identified a link between autism and steroid hormone changes detected in the mother's blood. These changes, which suggest increased...

Irregular heartbeat could unmask a serious cardiac disease

Kevin Bergquist remembers the day clearly. Five years ago, the dedicated husband and father, then 43, was walking to work in Ann Arbor when...

Scientists find new way to regenerate the roots of teeth

In a new study, researchers had a new discovery that could allow dentists to regenerate the roots of teeth. The research was conducted by a...

Scientists discover the key to stopping the spread of pancreatic cancer

In a new study, researchers have revealed how aggressive pancreatic cancer cells change their environment to enable easy passage to other parts of the...

How plants know the difference between night and day

Plants are extremely sensitive to lengths of nights and days. They use the information to keep track of seasons, information crucial to their life cycles. Yale...

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Something big is warping the outer solar system

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...
Potential human habitat located on the moon

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...
Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

A herd of dinosaurs has been discovered in an underground opal mine near Lightning Ridge, NSW. Scientists have revealed that fossils from an underground opal...
Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

Why you may want to stop using plastic water bottles

A recent study has found that exposure to bisphenol-A or BPA can worsen symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD. BPA exists in polycarbonate plastics...
This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

This metal may harm the brain, lead to Parkinson’s disease

Excessive exposure to the metal manganese is linked to Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study from Iowa State University. Researchers found that too much...