Ancient elements buried in our DNA could activate immune response to kill cancer

Ancient embedded elements in our DNA from generations past can activate a powerful immune response to kill cancer cells like an infection. The work builds...

Scientists discover the sixth sense gene that manages urination

In a new study, researchers discovered that a gene, called PIEZO2, may be responsible for the powerful urge to urinate that we normally feel...

It is possible to be in two places at once, shows study

Quantum physics has demonstrated that tiny particles can exist in multiple places at once, but a new method may prove that it is possible...

Scientists discover the oldest monkey fossils outside Africa

Scientists find three 6.4 million years old monkey fossils in a lignite mine in southeastern Yunan Province, China. This indicates monkeys existed in Asia at...

Scientists find the fastest possible speed of sound

A study collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered...

Scientists find at least seven vaporized metals in this exoplanet

WASP-121b is an exoplanet located 850 light years from Earth, orbiting its star in less than two days - a process that takes Earth...

Billions of Venus rocks may be on the surface of our Moon — and...

A growing body of research suggests the planet Venus may have had an Earth-like environment billions of years ago, with water and a thin...

Einstein’s theory of relativity just got 500x harder to beat

Einstein’s general theory of relativity—the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime—has withstood over 100 years of scrutiny and testing, including the newest test...

Toothless dinosaur’s lost digits point to spread of parrot-like species

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...

Scientists find way to turn diamond into metal

Long known as the hardest of all natural materials, diamonds are also exceptional thermal conductors and electrical insulators. Now, researchers have discovered a way to...

Some planets may be better for life than Earth, says study

Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more...

Graph neural networks could help discover new particles, says study

Machine learning algorithms can beat the world’s hardest video games in minutes and solve complex equations faster than the collective efforts of generations of...

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Scientists find people with blue eyes have one common ancestor

In a study, researchers found that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. The study was conducted by a team at the University...

Scientists find COVID-19 path from animals to humans

In a new study, researchers examined the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic. They found that it was especially well-suited...

Scientists find new truth about COVID-19 infection and why the disease impacts people differently

In a new study, researchers are searching for how the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the lungs – and they’re challenging what has become an accepted...

Missing link in coronavirus jump from bats to humans could be pangolins, not snakes

As scientists scramble to learn more about the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, two recent studies of the virus' genome reached controversial conclusions: namely, that snakes are...

Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...