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This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark...

Electron switch may get us closer to quantum computers

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors, sensors, and communication devices. But transferring information...

How to tie microscopic knots

Physicists at CU Boulder have gone to creative lengths to earn their scouting merit badges for knot-tying. In a study published in the journal Science,...

Scientists find galaxy floating in a tranquil sea of halo gas

Analysis of radio pulses that passed through a galactic halo reveals a surprisingly quiescent halo with very low density and weak magnetic field. Using one...

Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star

After passing too close to a supermassive black hole, the star in this artist's conception is torn apart into a thin stream of gas,...

Scientists create an innovative device to generate light from darkness

The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access to electricity. When frost forms on the...

Scientists discover the most massive neutron star ever measured

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking...

New study helps explain the dimming of the most mysterious star in the universe

For years, astronomers have looked up at the sky and speculated about the strange dimming behavior of Tabby's Star. First identified more than a century...

Why do astronomers believe in dark matter?

Dark matter, by its very nature, is unseen. We cannot observe it with telescopes, and nor have particle physicists had any luck detecting it via...

Oumuamua 2.0? It looks like there’s a new interstellar object passing through the solar...

In 2017, astronomers and the world were surprised to learn that an interstellar object (named ‘Oumuamua) passed by Earth on its way to the...

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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...