Aerospace

Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

The discovery shows there may be an entire class of black holes astronomers did not know existed. Black holes are an important part of how...

NASA’s Spitzer Telescope spots a ghoulish gourd

A carved-out cloud of gas and dust looks like a celestial jack-o'-lantern in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. A massive star — known...

Dark energy: new experiment may solve one of the universe’s greatest mysteries

As an astronomer, there is no better feeling than achieving “first light” with a new instrument or telescope. It is the culmination of years of...

NASA’s latest exoplanet posters are a Halloween treat

Just in time for Halloween, NASA has released two new posters celebrating some truly terrifying exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. Free to download,...

NASA’s Hubble captures galaxies’ ghostly gaze

When astronomers peer deep into space, they don't expect to find something staring back at them. In this new Hubble Space Telescope image, an uncanny...

What could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system

Astronomers using ESO's SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea could be classified as a dwarf planet. The...

NASA moon rocks help form new picture of early moon and Earth

Scientists believe the moon formed after a large object crashed into the Earth, but details have been murky about what happened next. Most people only...

If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

A new study outlines a method for detecting wormholes, which form a passage between two separate regions of spacetime. The speculative phenomenon that has long...

Scientists find where the heaviest elements in our universe come from

Researchers have found the unequivocal evidence of where the heaviest elements in our universe come from. For the first time, the researchers have detected an...

NASA is sending a rover to hunt for water on the Moon

NASA is sending a mobile robot to the south pole of the Moon to get a close-up view of the location and concentration of...

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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...