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There’s finally a drug that prevents migraines instead of just treating them

The FDA's approval shows we're getting closer to understanding these headaches<p>A migraine is more than just a headache. In addition to pulsating pain, people in the middle of an attack can experience nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances like tunnel vision, and sensitivity to light and sound.<p>The …

Prosthetics

Here’s how much all life on Earth weighs, and how insignificant humans are by comparison

Ever wonder how much mass the entirety of Earth’s lifeforms weigh? No? Well, scientists definitely do, and a new study published in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

Biology

Lightning Inside This Ferocious Hurricane Blasted a Beam of Antimatter at Earth

Oh, what fun.<p>When Hurricane Patricia shredded into the west coast of Mexico in October 2015, it was the strongest Pacific hurricane on record – but …

Weather

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched on April 18. After getting accustomed to its new …

James Webb Space Telescope

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

Found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few …

Fish

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Coast Guard

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

Universe

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most precise, estimate of the universe’s current rate of expansion - a value known as the Hubble constant - comes from observations by the European Space …

Universe

Scientists Say Our Sun's Death Will Be Even Creepier Than We Thought

Our sun is still in its glory years at the ripe age of 4.5 billion years. In about 10 billion years, the sun’s core will lose massive amounts of …

Universe

When Will We Break The Record For Most Distant Galaxy Ever Discovered?

The greatest advances in science often come when we first probe new frontiers.<p>When we peered into the abyss of space more deeply than ever, we revealed thousands of distant galaxies.<p>To view them, three obstacles must be overcome: their faintness, their apparent redness, and the intervening neutral …

Universe

Four lasers stream into the night sky

One of the Unit Telescopes of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) is producing an artificial star — a guide star — in the skies above the Atacama …

Cosmology

Natural Wonders Seen Through Glass

Nature is usually best observed unfiltered, with nothing between you and the trees, bees, and breeze. But sometimes—for comfort, safety, or practicality—it’s better to opt for the next best thing: seeing the natural world through a wall or bubble of glass that protects you from the elements. It’s a …

San Francisco

Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of Gravity

Miguel Zumalacárregui knows what it feels like when theories die. In September 2017, he was at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Saclay, near …

Physics

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Quantum Mechanics

This hotel of the future looks like something straight out of Star Wars -

Engineers from the Canadian firm WSP have joined forces with Innovation Imperative to create plans for a fascinating new hotel with a modular set-up …

Solar Thermal

The universe is out of balance and nobody knows why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It seems like everywhere we look, the universe is balanced. Life and death. Yin and Yang. Jedi knights and Sith lords. But it's not true of the universe as a whole.<p>On the surface, that might not be obvious, but it has been obvious to scientists for nearly a century now. And a recent …

Physics

Physicists find signs of a time crystal

Yale physicists have uncovered hints of a time crystal—a form of matter that "ticks" when exposed to an electromagnetic pulse—in the last place they …

Quantum Mechanics

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

NASA X-Plane

The first experimental jet built by NASA in more than a decade, the X-Plane aims to break the sound barrier without the loud thunderclap that has …

Supersonic Travel

'White Holes' May Be the Secret Ingredient in Mysterious Dark Matter

White holes, which are theoretically the exact opposites of black holes, could constitute a major portion of the mysterious dark matter that's …

Dark Matter

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

Vast new star map will transform our ideas about the Milky Way

The European Space Agency has now mapped the Milky Way in unprecedented detail, releasing a stunning three-dimensional atlas of more than 1.7 billion stars in our home galaxy.<p>The new star map, created by ESA’s sun-orbiting Gaia space observatory and released to the public on April 25, was hailed by …

Universe

The first drone warship just joined the Navy and now nearly every element of it is classified

The first warship to traverse open waters without a single crew member recently joined the U.S. Navy's fleet after eight years of development and …

Military

Hubble Just Blew Our Minds Yet Again With These New Photos Of A Nebula

Feeling small yet?<p>After 28 years in space, you'd think the Hubble Telescope would have exhausted its ability to completely blindside us with stunning photographs. And then <i>bam</i>, you get this picture.<p>Hubble hitched a ride into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April, 1990. Now, every …

Hubble

Uranus Really Does Smell Like Farts, Scientists Confirm

Well, this stinks!<p>Researchers at the University of Oxford have confirmed what every middle school boy always hoped to be true: Uranus really does …

Tomorrow's Star Map Release Could Revolutionize Our Understanding of Astronomy

Astronomers from <b></b>the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission <b></b>will release the biggest map of our galaxy ever tomorrow, using data collected by the Gaia …

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

The worst-case climate scenario for coastal cities is known as a "pulse."<p>In that situation, abnormally warm water could cause the glaciers that hold back ice sheets on top of Antarctica and Greenland to collapse. That would cause massive quantities of ice to pour into the world's oceans, which …

Global Warming

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

Universe

America's JASSM Missile Has One Goal: Crush Russia and China's A2/AD Weapons

And that is a really big deal. Early in the morning of April 14, 2018, two sinister black jets took off from Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. The huge …

Military