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NASA’s Hubble finds tiny “electric soccer balls” in space, helps solve interstellar mystery

NASA’s Hubble finds tiny “electric soccer balls” in space, helps solve interstellar mystery

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of electrically-charged molecules in space shaped like soccer balls. This shades light on the mysterious...
Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists discover the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy

A team of researchers identified the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Using the Subaru Telescope, the researchers examined the boundary of the stellar...
'Bathtub rings' around Titan's lakes might be made of alien crystals

‘Bathtub rings’ around Titan’s lakes might be made of alien crystals

The frigid lakeshores of Saturn's moon Titan might be encrusted with strange, unearthly minerals, according to a new study. Scientists have discovered new compounds and...

Scientists use X-rays from faraway galaxy cluster to reveal secrets of plasma

Most visible matter in the universe doesn’t look like our textbook picture of a nucleus surrounded by tethered electrons. Out beyond our borders, inside massive...
Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

Earth has a water cycle. Mars has a dust cycle

To say there are some myths circulating about Martian dust storms would be an understatement. Mars is known for its globe-encircling dust storms, the likes...

Scientists find two Earth-like planets orbiting a red dwarf only 12.5 light-years away

In the past few decades, there has been an explosion in the number of planets discovered beyond our Solar System. With over 4,000 confirmed exoplanets...
This black hole is 40 times smaller than we thought

This black hole is 40 times smaller than we thought

A black hole at the center of a nearby dwarf galaxy, called NGC 4395, is about 40 times smaller than previously thought, report researchers. If...
300 stars show our solar system may be special

300 stars show our solar system may be special

Our solar system may have rare qualities that could possibly be related to the habitability of Earth. Over the past four years, an instrument attached...
NASA’s Hubble captures elusive, irregular galaxy

NASA’s Hubble captures elusive, irregular galaxy

This image shows an irregular galaxy named IC 10, a member of the Local Group — a collection of over 50 galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood that includes the...

Astronomers see ‘warm’ glow of Uranus’s rings

The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes -- they weren't even discovered until 1977 -- but they're surprisingly bright...

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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...
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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...