Scientists find a new link between arsenic exposure and type 2 diabetes

In a new study from the University of Arizona, researchers found the biological mechanism linking long-term arsenic exposure to diseases such as cancer and...

Scientists reveal the volcanic secrets inside our Earth

Lava samples have revealed a new truth about the geological makeup of the Earth's crust and could have implications for volcanic eruption early warning...

Prehistoric humans rarely mated with their cousins, shows study

Scientists screened ancient humans that lived during the last 45,000 years to find out how closely related their parents were. The results surprising: ancient humans...

Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dinosaur-killing asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the...

These places can be dangerous to people with high blood pressure and heart problems

Visiting high-altitude locations may be dangerous for people with high blood pressure or certain heart conditions, according to a new report from the American...

Scientists solve mystery of supercell storms’ icy plumes

The most devastating tornadoes are often preceded by a cloudy plume of ice and water vapor billowing above a severe thunderstorm. New research reveals...

Scientists find new way to extract lithium from contaminated water

Anyone using a cellphone, laptop or electric vehicle depends on lithium. The element is in tremendous demand. And although the supply of lithium around the world...

Who was the king before Tyrannosaurus?

Iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex famously dominated the top of the food web at the end of the reign of the dinosaurs. But they didn’t...

Traffic noise linked to higher dementia risk, study finds

In a new study from the University of Southern Denmark, researchers found exposure to noise from traffic on roads and railways over a long...

Deadwood releasing 10.9 gigatons of carbon every year, almost equivalent to fossil fuel emissions

Decaying wood releases around 10.9 gigatons of carbon worldwide every year, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. This is roughly...

How land birds cross the open ocean without taking a break?

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and University of Konstanz in Germany have identified how large land birds fly nonstop for...

US war on terror has cost $8 trillion, 900,000 lives in last two decades,...

Nearly 20 years after the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan, the cost of its global war on terror stands at $8 trillion and 900,000...

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A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...
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Scientists discover strange hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections. They discovered hollow ball-like structures...

The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

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Scientists discover the bald eagle killer

The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake. Their deaths--and, later, the deaths of other waterfowl, amphibians...