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Popular Perfume Scent Unexpectedly Reverses Baldness in New Study

"This is actually a rather amazing finding."<p>Synthetic sandalwood, better known for its role as sock-drawer potpourri, had unexpected effects on hair …

Research

How Space Exploration Can Teach Us to Preserve All Life on Earth

Two conservation scientists have published an editorial in the prestigious scientific journal Nature today (Sept. 13) calling for more space on Earth …

Space Exploration

Elephant birds: Who killed the largest birds that ever lived? - BBC News

Zoological Society of London<p>The bones of the elephant bird were found at Christmas River in Madagascar<p>Prehistoric humans are under suspicion of wiping out the largest birds that ever lived after fossilised bones were discovered with telltale cut marks.<p>According to scientists, it's evidence that the …

Birds

The solution to the next flu pandemic could come in the mail

<b>What's new:</b> Scientists announced Wednesday they have successfully developed three key advances toward a possible pandemic flu vaccine — and it's one …

Flu

Announcing Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 1980s

Every year, Pitchfork puts together a list that explores the music of a particular decade. Our writers and contributors have broken down the music of the 1960s and 1970s. Now, we’re diving back into the 1980s. On Monday, September 10, we present the 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.<p>Back in 2002, …

List-Worthy

Fruit Extract From Amazon Jungle Prevents Obesity in Overeating Animals

"These mice were going to become diabetic."<p>A cherry-like fruit that grows deep in the Amazon jungle has the potential to help battle the North …

Amazon Rainforest

Is There Water on Jupiter? Great Red Spot May Hold the Answer

Jupiter's iconic storm, the Great Red Spot, may have just clued scientists in on an enthralling secret: The giant planet might have water.<p>Jupiter is …

Astronomy

A New Kind of Solar Cell Developed at UCLA Just Broke Efficiency Records

By a lot.<p>A new kind of thin film solar cell developed by researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering just broke a record for efficiently …

Clean Energy

Barack Obama’s Eulogy for John McCain

“What better way to honor John McCain’s life of service than, as best we can, follow his example.”<p><i>Former President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy Saturday morning honoring the life of John McCain, who died last week after a decades-long career in the Senate. In a pair of surprise requests last</i> …

Barack Obama

Water discovered in the Great Red Spot indicates Jupiter might have plenty more

Recent research by a national team of scientists -- including Clemson University astrophysicist Máté Ádámkovics -- indicates that the giant gas …

Astronomy

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

Hulu Show 'The First' Details the Drama of a Near-Future Mars Mission in New Trailer

With a boldness that hearkens back to the original Apollo missions, "The First," a near-future dramatic series starring Sean Penn, will tell the …

Mars Mission

When the World Was Cold: Five Questions for Dagomar Degroot

In the Little Ice Age, the climate chilled as much as it’s warming today. The author of ‘The Frigid Golden Age’ tells how one nation learned to adapt.<p>…

Climate Change

How Evil Are You? Psychologists Have Developed an IQ-Like Test to Measure Your 'Dark Core'

IQ is basically steady no matter how you measure it. Apparently, so is evilness.<p>It doesn't matter what IQ test you take, where you take it, or what you have for breakfast the day you sat down to get your intelligence measured. Whatever the circumstances of the exam, your score is likely to be …

Psychology

This Stylish Tiny House Sleeps Six People Comfortably

Tiny house enthusiasts should be more than willing to take a gander at Tiny Heirloom's latest compact custom home. The stylish dwelling known as the …

Living Rooms

Massive Pyramid, Lost City and Ancient Human Sacrifices Unearthed in China

A 4,300-year-old city, which has a massive step pyramid that is at least 230 feet (70 meters) high and spans 59 acres (24 hectares) at its base, has …

Archaeology

The most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases

Malaria, dengue fever, zika — mosquitoes aren't just annoying when they buzz around your ear at night, they can also infect us with countless …

Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can prevent colon cancer

Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers at Imperial College London …

New Horizons Just Found Hints of a Huge Structure at The Edge of Our Solar System

Oooooh.<p>Way out past Pluto, in the region of asteroid-filled space known as the Kuiper belt, NASA probe New Horizons just got a tantalising hint of a …

Climate models predict the world will be 'anomalously warm' until 2022

The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change. That’s according to new research my colleague Sybren …

This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Nuclear Energy

What a Grieving Orca Tells Us

People know a famous community of killer whales as individuals, with their own names, families, and personalities—which has made their woes even harder to take.<p>The first half of the killer whale’s scientific name—<i>Orcinus orca</i>—comes from the Latin for “of the realms of the dead.” For one population …

Whale Watching

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Parker Solar Probe

Scientists Have Just Measured The 'Speed of Death' of a Cell And It's Surprisingly Beautiful

The end comes in waves.<p>For the first time, scientists have watched death moving through a cell, and measured the speed at which it travels.<p>The …

NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home system, the place where our sun's bubble of solar wind ends and where a mass of interstellar matter too small to bust …

Astronomy

NASA Is About to Launch the Fastest Spacecraft in History. Target: The Sun!

<b>Update for Aug. 11:</b> NASA and the United Launch Alliance have postponed the Parker Solar Probe launch by at least 24 hours, to Aug. 12, due to an …

Let This Percussionist Blow Your Mind With The Fibonacci Sequence

<b>Updated:</b> <i>August 13, 3:10 p.m. ET.</i><p>Rhythm nerd alert! Bow down, drummers! Our social feeds have been on fire with a mind-bending, gasp-worthy video posted by percuss.ioearlier this week — below — made by the accomplished Indian percussionist B.C. Manjunath. He's a master of <i>konnakol</i>-- the Carnatic, or …

Music

Paul Dirac and the Quantum Mechanics

Paul Dirac (1902 – 1984)<p>On August 8, 1902, English theoretical physicist <b>Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac</b> was born. Dirac is best known for his fundamental …

Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes

Cremated remains and a copper band suggest far-flung trade and social connections.<p>Cremated remains and a broken copper band in a 4,000-year-old …

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p><i>Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018</i><p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport …

Extinction