Green space is good for your mental health, the nearer the better

In a new study, researchers found living within 300m of urban green space such as parks, nature reserves or play areas is associated with...

Aging with pets isn’t just a sentimental concern, but a matter of health and...

Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom may be furry animals? Researchers...

Super-deep diamonds reveal Earth’s ancient past

Scientists have long suspected that an area of the Earth's mantle, somewhere between the crust and the core, contains a vast reservoir of rock,...

Scientists discover monster penguin in Waipara, New Zealand

A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 meters tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. The discovery of...

Arctic could be iceless in September if global temperatures increase 2 degrees

Arctic sea ice could disappear completely through September each summer if average global temperatures increase by as little as 2 degrees, according to a...

Natural-gas leaks are important source of greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles

In discussions of anthropogenic climate change, carbon dioxide generally gets the spotlight, but it is not the only greenhouse gas spewed into the atmosphere...

Earth may have been pummeled with asteroids much earlier than we thought

Welcome to the early solar system. Just after the planets formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, our cosmic neighborhood was a chaotic place. Waves of...

Dinosaur egg bonanza gives vital clues about prehistoric parenting

Perhaps the most amazing thing about fossils is that they don’t just show us what extinct animals looked like, they can also reveal how...

Guacamole lovers, rejoice! The avocado genome has been sequenced

We now know the DNA of guacamole. Scientists have sequenced the avocado genome, shedding light on the ancient origins of this buttery fruit and laying...

Earth’s last magnetic field reversal took far longer than once thought

A reversing field might significantly affect navigation and satellite and terrestrial communication, but the study suggests that society would have generations to adapt to...

How do you forecast eruptions at volcanoes that sit “on the cusp” for decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting. This makes it difficult to forecast when they pose a danger to...

Moonquakes tumble boulders, build lunar scarps

The Apollo Moon buggies weren’t the only things rolling over the Moon’s surface in the early 1970s. New research has found that a strong moonquake...

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This houseplant can keep your home air fresh and healthy

Fresh home air is very important for our health, but it is not easy to keep the air clean all the time. In a recent...
These types of dogs may bite children most

These types of dogs may bite children most

In a new study, researchers have found dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury. They want parents...
Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

A herd of dinosaurs has been discovered in an underground opal mine near Lightning Ridge, NSW. Scientists have revealed that fossils from an underground opal...

Every living thing on Earth stems from same 20 amino acids, and now scientists...

Earth didn't always harbor life. But around 4 billion years ago, something in the environment changed, and systems with biological properties began to emerge. Many scientists...
Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

Scientists discover why humans and animals all need to sleep

In a new study, researchers found sleep could help clear out DNA damage accumulated during waking hours. Maybe that is why humans and animals spend...