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Why is the sun’s atmosphere so hot? Spacecraft starts to unravel our star’s mysteries

If you ask a child to paint a picture of the sun, you will most likely get a bright yellow circle on a piece...

Parker Solar Probe’s first discoveries: Odd phenomena in space weather, solar wind

Last summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe split the predawn skies in a blaze of light as it headed closer to the sun than any...

Researchers find new way to search for life on exoplanets

A Cornell senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide. Zifan Lin...

NASA’s Hubble spots galaxy’s dramatic details

Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. Such explosions, known as...

Hibernation could make deep space exploration a reality, study shows

Space travelers sleeping in hibernation chambers before continuing with their missions, whether to go on a trip to Jupiter or hunt down an extraterrestrial...

NASA’s Parker probe traces solar wind to its source on sun’s surface

A year ago, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any satellite in history, collecting a spectacular trove of data from...

Scientists find first giant planet around white dwarf

Researchers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have, for the first time, found evidence of a giant planet associated with a white dwarf star. The planet...

Metal-rich stars not necessarily make metal-rich planets, shows new study

Unraveling this surprising discrepancy could reveal new details about the planet formation process. A surprising analysis of the composition of gas giant exoplanets and their...

Scientists find fast way to detect atmospheres on rocky exoplanets

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launches in 2021, one of its most anticipated contributions to astronomy will be the study of exoplanets—planets orbiting...

Scientists catch a natural comet outburst in unprecedented detail

Using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), astronomers at the University of Maryland (UMD), in College Park, Maryland, have captured a clear...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...