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The Moon and Mercury may have more water ice than we thought

Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought, according to a new analysis...

Ancient seawater from deep mantle rewrites Earth’s history

Research reveals that plate tectonics started on Earth 600 million years before what was believed earlier. The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater...

Every living thing on Earth stems from same 20 amino acids, and now scientists...

Earth didn't always harbor life. But around 4 billion years ago, something in the environment changed, and systems with biological properties began to emerge. Many scientists...

Scientists recreate the sun’s solar wind and plasma ‘burps’ on Earth

The sun's solar wind affects nearly everything in the solar system. It can disrupt the function of Earth's satellites and creates the lights of the...

Scientists find cold, dry planets could have a lot of hurricanes!

Hurricanes usually mean water as they use warm, moist air for fuel. However, new simulations show they can form in extremely cold, dry climates. A climate...

Scientists discover world’s smallest fossil monkey in Amazon jungle

A team of Peruvian and American scientists has uncovered the 18-million-year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey ever found. A fossilized tooth found in Peru's...

Underwater glacial melting is occurring much faster than predicted

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at Rutgers and the University...

Moon has more water ice than previously thought–it’s just buried below the surface

There may be enough water to sustain a future lunar settlement. The polar regions of the moon may contain significantly more water ice than previously...

What does a Marsquake look like and feel like

Southern California got all shook up after a set of recent quakes. But Earth isn't the only place that experiences quakes: Both the Moon and...

Fossil clams in Florida contain evidence of ancient meteorite

The microtektites in the fossil clams are about 2 to 3 million years old. They are likely the remnants of one or more undocumented...

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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...
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...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...