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Ghost particles: how galaxies helped us weigh the lightest neutrino – and why it...

Even when you close your eyes at night, 100 billion neutrinos produced in the sun will pass through them – travelling close to the...

Scientists discover a giant planet around 2,800 times the mass of earth

Astronomers have discovered a new planet around a nearby star that is nine times the mass of Jupiter and more than 2,800 times the...

Some exoplanets may have better conditions for life than Earth, says study

A new study indicates that some exoplanets may have better conditions for life to thrive than Earth itself has. "This is a surprising conclusion", said...

30 years ago: NASA’s Voyager 2 made a historic Neptune flyby

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up of our...

Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet’s colorful belts

Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing...

NASA gets a rare look at a rocky exoplanet’s surface

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting...

Scientists discover a naked Earth-sized exoplanet without atmosphere

Scientists have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere — and found none. Atmospheres have previously been detected on planets much larger...

Mars climate was warm enough to have rainstorms and flowing water in ancient time

A new study of conditions on Mars indicates that the climate 3 to 4 billion years ago was warm enough to provoke substantial rainstorms...

Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

Scientists, including from Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. Neutron stars and...

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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...
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...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...