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Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age

Scientists discover ancient seawater preserved from the last Ice Age

Twenty thousand years ago, in the thick of an Ice Age, Earth looked very different. Because water was locked up in glaciers hundreds of feet...
Scientists find the oldest meteorite collection on Earth

Scientists find the oldest meteorite collection on Earth

Earth is bombarded every year by rocky debris, but the rate of incoming meteorites can change over time. Finding enough meteorites scattered on the planet's...
New findings could help better understand inner Earth and other planets

New findings could help better understand inner Earth and other planets

High pressure deep inside the young Earth may have driven vast stores of carbon into the planet’s core while also setting the stage for...
Scientists find a new food source for early life on Earth

Scientists find a new food source for early life on Earth

Scientists have demonstrated a new source of food for early life on the planet. Life on Earth relies on the availability of critical elements such...
How the Earth became a habitable planet

How the Earth became a habitable planet

The Earth is unique in our solar system. It is the only terrestrial planet with a large amount of water and a relatively large moon,...
How Earth's mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting

How Earth’s mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting

In countless grade-school science textbooks, the Earth's mantle is a yellow-to-orange gradient, a nebulously defined layer between the crust and the core. To geologists, the...
Ben Franklin was right again! This time is about Iceland volcano eruption

Ben Franklin was right again! This time is about Iceland volcano eruption

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption...
Scientists discover a new way volcanoes form

Scientists discover a new way volcanoes form

Bermuda has a unique volcanic past. About 30 million years ago, a disturbance in the mantle’s transition zone supplied the magma to form the...
Scientists decode mystery of Egyptian desert glass

Scientists decode mystery of Egyptian desert glass

A recent study has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact,...
China's Chang'E 4 mission discovers new 'secrets' from far side of the moon

China’s Chang’E 4 mission discovers new ‘secrets’ from far side of the moon

A lunar lander named for the Chinese goddess of the moon may have lessened the mystery of the far side of the moon. The fourth...

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Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental...

This compound in common vegetables may help fight fatty liver disease

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Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

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Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...

Slow walking at age 45 may be a sign of faster aging

In a new study, researchers found that how fast people walk can be used as an indicator of how fast they are aging. They found...