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Melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled in recent years, says study

A newly comprehensive study shows that melting of Himalayan glaciers caused by rising temperatures has accelerated dramatically since the start of the 21st century. The...

Scientists find lots of strange microbes in dinosaur fossils

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans--the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero. That's because DNA breaks down over time...
Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust

Scientists find sun’s history buried in moon’s crust

The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was just a baby four billion years ago,...
1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

1.2 billion years ago, a 1-kilometer asteroid smashed into Scotland

In 2008, scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen University made a startling discovery in the northwest of Scotland. Near the village of Ullapool, which sits on...
Where Earth's heavy elements such as gold and platinum come from

Where Earth’s heavy elements such as gold and platinum come from

That gold on your ring finger is stellar - and not just in a complimentary way. In a finding that may overthrow our understanding of...
Scientists discover new 'king' of fossils in South Australia

Scientists discover new ‘king’ of fossils in South Australia

Fossils of a giant new species from the long-extinct group of sea creatures called trilobites have been found on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The finding...
Scientists discover table salt on Jupiter's moon Europa

Scientists discover table salt on Jupiter’s moon Europa

A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists at...
Scientists discover the biggest meteorite impact site in the UK

Scientists discover the biggest meteorite impact site in the UK

Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years...
Amber lump offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

Amber ammonite offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

The discovery of a 100-million-year-old ammonite—a distant relative of modern squid and octopuses—in amber is significant and surprising, researchers say. Scientists say the lump of...
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...

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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...
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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...