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Scientists find new species of lizard in stomach of Microraptor

Scientists find new species of lizard in stomach of Microraptor

Scientists have discovered a new specimen of the volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its stomach. Their...

‘Dinosaur metal’ may help kill cancer cells

In a recent study, researchers found that a new compound based on iridium can attack the nucleus of cancerous cells when switched on by...
Scientists develop new method for studying early life in ancient rocks

Scientists develop new method for studying early life in ancient rocks

This could also inform the search for life on Mars. Scientists have developed a new method for detecting traces of primordial life in ancient rock...

Magmas from volcanoes can hold a surprising amount of water

Volatile elements in magma, primarily water, drive explosive volcanic eruptions, like this eruption of Anak Krakatau in Lampung, Indonesia, in 2018. Scientists have discovered...
Elim mosaic detail, Huqoq Excavation Project.

Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism

Scientists find the first ancient Jewish depiction of the Elim episode from the biblical book of Exodus. For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness...

Scientists discover the ancestor of the great white shark

The unique tooth structure of the great white shark gives new insights into its origin Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of...

The science behind the “Stranger Things” Demogorgon

In the Netflix series “Stranger Things,” the Demogorgon – a humanlike predatory creature whose face opens like a flower to reveal rows of menacing...
How historic Jupiter comet impact led to planetary defense

How historic Jupiter comet impact led to planetary defense

Twenty-five years ago, humanity first witnessed a collision between a comet and a planet. From July 16 to 22, 1994, enormous pieces of the comet...

Comet impacts could jump-start life on early Earth

Comets screaming through the atmosphere of early Earth at tens of thousands of miles per hour likely contained measurable amounts of protein-forming amino acids. Upon...
111-year-old Tunguska impact inspires more optimistic asteroid predictions

111-year-old Tunguska impact inspires more optimistic asteroid predictions

Every single day, many tons of tiny rocks – smaller than pebbles – hit the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate. Between frequent shooting stars we wish...

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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...