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Scientists find iron ‘snow’ in Earth’s core

The Earth's inner core is hot, under immense pressure and snow-capped, according to new research that could help scientists better understand forces that affect...

Archaeologists find Bronze Age tombs lined with gold

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati have discovered two Bronze Age tombs containing a trove of engraved jewelry and artifacts that promise to unlock...

Winter is coming: 5 essential reads about snow and ice

As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already started up their snowplows, while others keep watchful eyes on the forecast. Snow...

Scientists unearth the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues

Rapanui people likely believed the ancient monoliths helped food grow on the Polynesian island, study reveals. Rapa Nui (or Easter Island, as it is commonly...

Second known interstellar object Borisov passes through our Solar System

Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second interstellar object known to have passed through our Solar System. The Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured...

Earth was stressed even before dinosaur extinction

Earth was already experiencing carbon cycle instability before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs, shows new study. New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells...

What the return to Venus means for Earth

Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets. Sue Smrekar really wants to go back to Venus. In her...

Human-sized penguins ruled waters after dinosaurs died

What waddled on land but swam supremely in subtropical seas more than 60 million years ago, after the dinosaurs were wiped out on sea...

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...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...