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Protons are smaller than we thought (and that’s a big deal)

Protons, the little positively-charged nuggets inside an atoms, are fractions of a quadrillionth of a meter smaller than anyone thought, according to new research. In...

Scientists reveal new state of matter

For years, physicists have assumed that Cooper pairs, the electron duos that enable superconductors to conduct electricity without resistance, were two-trick ponies. The pairs either...

Ancient gas cloud reveals universe’s first stars formed quickly

The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of Carnegie astronomers to perform the earliest-ever measurement of how the...

NASA’S Hubble captures a dozen galaxy doppelgangers

The “funhouse mirror” has delighted carnival-goers for more than a century by twisting peoples’ images into wildly distorted shapes. Its prolific inventor, Charles Frances...

A new quantum leap: Physicists one step closer to building quantum transducer

New study sheds light on the development of a device for converting quantum information to new frequencies. New research by University of Alberta physicists is...

Scientists create an entirely new type of light

The work opens unprecedented opportunities in chemistry and biology, for instance in the development of new drugs or nanomaterials. Light is the fastest way to...

This mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is

Researchers have found an exoplanet that, according to current theories, shouldn’t exist in its current location. Researchers studied the red-giant stars HD 212771 and HD...

Dark energy: new experiment may solve one of the universe’s greatest mysteries

As an astronomer, there is no better feeling than achieving “first light” with a new instrument or telescope. It is the culmination of years of...

Scientists demonstrate the power of 53 entangled qubits in quantum supremacy

Researchers in UC Santa Barbara/Google scientist John Martinis’ group have made good on their claim to quantum supremacy. Using 53 entangled quantum bits (“qubits”), their...

If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

A new study outlines a method for detecting wormholes, which form a passage between two separate regions of spacetime. The speculative phenomenon that has long...

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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...