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Astronomers Have Found Evidence of Huge Ninth Planet on The Edge of The Solar System

Somebody give Pluto a hug.<p>The astronomer who led the charge to have Pluto demoted to dwarf planet status back in 2005 has found evidence that a huge, …

The solar system as we know it might be all wrong

For decades, astronomers have wondered if a giant, mysterious planet is out there, one that orbits the sun so slowly it would force us to reimagine …

Desert island toxic algae may hint to a treatment for dementia

<b>Scientists say they now have good evidence in animals that exposure to a toxin from algae can trigger dementia-like changes in the brain.</b><p>If the US team is right, they may have found a new route towards treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's .<p>Their work, in the …

First head transplant successfully carried out on monkey, claims surgeon

WARNING: Graphic picture. Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero claims the first head transplant has been carried out on a monkey<p>A surgeon claims to have carried out the first head transplant on a monkey ahead of plans to attempt the controversial procedure on a human by the end of next year.<p>Italian …