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Scientists find new elements, hotter temperatures in the Milky Way

The halo that surrounds our Milky Way galaxy is hotter and made up of different proportions of elements than scientists previously thought, new research...

This Australian meteor crater is the oldest known on Earth

The Earth is pocked with roughly 190 major meteor craters, yet scientists only know the age of just a few. Recently, a NASA scientist analyzed...

The mineral-rich water on early Mars could have been habitable for life

Presently, Earth is the only known location where life exists in the Universe. This year the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three astronomers...

Scientists map dynamic black hole with light echoes

Although most black holes are too small on the sky for us to resolve their immediate surroundings, we can explore these mysterious objects by...

These two outbound comets are likely interstellar objects

Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and...

How we spotted a potential new planet around the sun’s neighboring star

Most exoplanets, bodies orbiting stars other than the sun, are too far away for us to be able to send probes to. So it’s no...

Future homes on the Moon and Mars could be made of fungi

Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes...

Scientists are taking the temperature of dark matter

Warm, cold, just right? Physicists at the University of California, Davis are taking the temperature of dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up about...

In death of dinosaurs, it was all about the asteroid — not volcanoes

Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of...

Galactic collision helped shape our galaxy 11.5 billion years ago

Thanks to some astrophysical sleuthing, researchers have pinpointed an early galactic merger that helped shape the Milky Way. The merger — a collision, actually —...

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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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...