This common soap additive may worsen fatty liver disease, study shows

In a new study, researchers found evidence that triclosan—an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items—worsens the fatty liver disease. The study also...

Clay subsoil at Earth’s driest place may signal life on Mars

Earth’s most arid desert may hold a key to finding life on Mars. Diverse microbes discovered in the clay-rich, shallow soil layers in Chile’s dry...

Chemicals in your living room may cause diabetes, study shows

In a new study, researchers found that flame retardants in nearly every American home could cause diabetes. These flame retardants, called PBDEs, have been linked...

Where does water on rocky planets come from

The emergence of life is a mystery. Nevertheless, researchers agree that water is a precondition for life. The first cell emerged in water and then...

New study reveals how dinosaurs once crossed oceans

The first fossils of a duckbilled dinosaur have been discovered in Africa, suggesting dinosaurs crossed hundreds of kilometers of open water to get there. The...

Antibodies from this animal could be a powerful weapon against COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful SARS-CoV-2 antibody fragments from llamas. It could be fashioned into...

Europe was central in the global spread of COVID-19, study shows

In a new study, researchers have mapped out the dispersal of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, responsible for the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, putting Europe center-stage...

Temperature, weather alone has little effect on COVID-19 spread, shows study

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there were high hopes that hot summer temperatures could reduce its spread. Although summer didn't bring widespread relief,...

5 myths about single-use plastic

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to...

Old dog training methods teach robots new tricks

With a training technique commonly used to teach dogs to sit and stay, researchers showed a robot how to teach itself several new tricks,...

Like it or not, Joro spiders are here to stay

Chances are, if you live in northeast Georgia you’ve come across an East Asian Joro spider this fall. At almost 3 inches across when their...

Scientists discover five different dog types from 11,000 years ago

Scientists have studied the lineage of dogs and found that there were at least five different types of dogs as far back as 11,000...

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If a state is admitted to the Union, the US flag would need to accommodate an extra star. You might have to revise your general...

Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

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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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...

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

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence of...