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Scientists think they finally know how Antarctica was formed, and it contains 'an interesting lesson' about our future

Still, it's remained a bit of a mystery how the ice sheets on the continent came to be.<p>About 34 million years ago, the Antarctica ice sheets formed very rapidly, which has puzzled scientists. There are two main competing theories for its creation, both of which are based on global climate change …

Anti-Aging from Within: The Science of Telomeres | Goop

We all know those people who seem young beyond their years—the types that stave off grey hair and wrinkles the longest, and who somehow exude the …

Who Needs Asteroids? Earth Makes Its Own Water Deep Within The Mantle

Our planet could be self-sufficient.<p>Life on Earth depends on the existence of water, but despite it covering some 70 percent of the planet's surface, …

Earth Science

Can science prove the existence of God?

And, whether you believe or not, can you approach the question without a preconceived answer coloring your analysis?<p><i>“It’s so easy to become a</i> …

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Doctors save Canadian woman's life by removing her lungs for six days

In what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind in the world, doctors in Canada have saved a young mother’s life by resorting to a radical solution – they removed her lungs for six days while she waited for a transplant.<p>In April, Melissa Benoit arrived at a Toronto hospital with a severe …