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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...
Scientists find a short relative of Tyrannosaurus rex

Scientists find a short relative of Tyrannosaurus rex

A new relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex - much smaller than the huge, ferocious dinosaur made famous in countless books and films, including, yes,...
What does Earth's core have in common with salad dressing

What does Earth’s core have in common with salad dressing?

A Yale-led team of scientists may have found a new factor to help explain the ebb and flow of Earth's magnetic field -- and...

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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...