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Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

New study points to one cause for several mysteries linked to breathable oxygen. Earth's breathable atmosphere is key for life, and a new study suggests...

NASA’s Parker probe traces solar wind to its source on sun’s surface

A year ago, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe flew closer to the sun than any satellite in history, collecting a spectacular trove of data from...

Our place in the universe will change dramatically in the next 50 years –...

In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is...

Scientists discover world’s oldest comma shrimp

Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest “comma” shrimp, a tiny crustacean shaped like its punctuation namesake. The 90-million-year-old creature fills in a major evolutionary gap...

Did modern humans cause Neanderthal extinction?

Neanderthal extinction could have occurred without environmental pressure or competition with modern humans, new study suggests. Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have...

Some predatory dinosaurs replaced teeth as fast as sharks, says new study

A meat-eating dinosaur species (Majungasaurus) that lived in Madagascar some 70 million years ago replaced all its teeth every couple of months or so,...

Unique sled dogs helped the Inuit thrive in the North American Arctic

Inuit sled dogs have changed little since people migrated to the North American Arctic across the Bering Strait from Siberia with them, according to...

What are lost continents and why are we discovering so many

For most people, continents are Earth’s seven main large landmasses. But geoscientists have a different take on this. They look at the type of rock...

A brand-new island in the Pacific has survived 5 years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It’s named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of Iceland. In 2015, a surtseyan eruption...

Scientists find sugars were delivered to Earth by meteorites

Researchers from Tohoku University, Hokkaido University, JAMSTEC, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center investigated meteorites and found ribose and other sugars. These sugars possessed distinct...

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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...