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New DNA From a Neanderthal Bone Holds Evidence of a Lost Tribe of Humans

We've been swapping DNA for a long time.<p>A femur discovered in a cave in southwestern Germany has provided researchers with firm evidence that a small …

Anthropology

Scientists reveal top 10 most bizarre new species of 2017

A New York university's annual list of the 10 most bizarre new species discovered in the animal and plant kingdoms has been topped by a mini spider …

The Human Nose Knows More Than We Think

The smell of coffee may urge you out of bed in the morning, and the perfume of blooming lilacs in the spring is divine. But you do not see police …

Terrifying unexplained mysteries of deep space

Space is big and dark, and since there is no air, no one can hear you scream as you float away forever and ever and ever. But those are only the …

Universe

Newfound ‘alien megastructure’ star leaves scientists baffled

You’re forgiven if the name KIC 8462852 doesn’t ring a bell. It’s a far-off object, thought to be a star, which was only just discovered in late …

A New And Unusual Force in The Universe Just Got Even Stranger

The blackbody force is real.<p>New research has expanded on the discovery of a strange phenomenon called blackbody force, showing that the effect of …

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Genetics

New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate

In 2011, three researchers won the Nobel Prize for discovering that the universe expands at an ever-increasing rate. Americans Saul Perlmutter and …

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated The Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn't science fiction.<p>Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with …

We Finally Have Some New Insight Into How PTSD Occurs in The Brain

Our brains process fear memories too quickly<p>New research has shown that animal brains may not be able to keep up with the creation of a 'fear memory' …

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New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

A Bacterium Could Be the Key to an Anti-Aging Pill for Humans

Next Stop: Humans<p>On March 24, Boston biopharmaceutical company PureTech Health announced it was licensing two drug molecules from Swiss healthcare …

Are Earth's Magnetic Poles About to Flip?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Personality trait or mental disorder? The same genes may weigh in on both

You don't need fancy genome-sequencing or brain-imaging equipment to know that some of the people we know and love are just a little, well, out there.<p>We used to call these people "worriers," "creative types," "eccentrics" or "loners." Like the rest of us, they seem to have come into the world with …

The most incredible nature photos of 2016

When we take a moment to step back and look, the world is stunningly beautiful.<p>There's beauty in the flashing movements of animals diving and dodging in a dance for survival, there's beauty in the sky above a nighttime city, and beauty in the creatures that creep through the edge of a dark …

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

A newly discovered star sheds light on how ours will evolve.<p>In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current …

Harvard Scientists Think They've Pinpointed The Physical Source of Consciousness

This is where awareness lives.<p>Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite …

Why Is Chicago Upside Down in NASA's Stunning Picture of the Day?

Every day, NASA posts an amazing photograph that showcases the wonders of Earth and outer space. Monday’s photograph is like something out of a …

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Researchers say giant asteroid to hit earth, but Nasa says not in the immediate future

Nasa refuted the claims made by other astronomers saying that Earth is likely to be hit by the deadly asteroid 2000 ET70.<p>A giant, mountain-sized and …

Researchers Accidentally Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer

Gels and nanowires<p>Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery.<p>Instead of …

The Universe May Hold 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

New estimate puts the number at 1 trillion to 2 trillion.<p><i>Hubblesite.org</i><p>How many galaxies are in the universe? Way, way more than anyone knew.<p>For decades, astronomers had put the number at 100 billion to 200 billion. But new research using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories …

Troubled Earth Sleepers Could Rest Easy on Mars

The first human colonists on Mars will have to undergo some major adjustments. They’ll need to learn to cultivate Martian dirt, come to grips with …

Watch The Evolution Of Mans Face Over 6 Million Years

This incredible video was created by the Yale University Press to promote Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our …

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A scientist is building 'immortal' plasma rockets to send humans to Mars

Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars.<p>The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference is in more than just time.<p>We'll need many more supplies for the trip itself, and when we get to …

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Biology