Laura Valentino

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Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study

Since the legalization movement began hitting full stride, new research discoveries about marijuana’s potential health benefits have been surfacing with regularity. Among the most recent, a study shows that the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), restores cognitive …

Research

World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Found in Australia

A team of scientists has found some of the world’s largest dinosaur footprints in northwestern Australia, measuring nearly 5 feet 9 inches in …

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What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Astronomers Think They've Finally Figured Out Why The Sky Is Dark at Night

A 500-year-old paradox.<p>Each time we gaze up at the night sky, we take for granted that it’s a pitch-black void studded with twinkling stars. This is …

Universe

Physicists Just Witnessed Quasiparticles Forming For The First Time Ever

It's a glorious moment for science.<p>For the first time, scientists have observed the formation of quasiparticles - a strange phenomenon observed in …

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5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

Physics

Physicists Have Caught Signs of a New Particle: The Madala Boson

And it could help solve one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.<p>Physicists have discovered signals of a new particle in the swathes of data …

How Will We Travel to That Promising New Planet?

With an Earth-like planet orbiting our closest neighbor star, it's about time we start talking about how we could send a spacecraft there.<p>In case you didn't hear, there is an Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us—the red dwarf Proxima Centauri—and it is within the star's habitable zone …

Universe

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Scientists announce discovery of Earth-like planet near Sun's neighbor

The new planet, "Proxima b," has been found orbiting the star nearest our Sun. Scientists suspect it could be habitable.<p>The scientists announced …

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Our Solar System Would Be Weird Even If It Didn’t Harbor Life - Facts So Romantic

What would our solar system look like if an alien were to spot it from another planet, orbiting a distant star? How improbable would it appear? For …

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Hot Jupiter! Astronomers discover giant planet with three shining suns

Tatooine's double sunset just got outshone. Astronomers studying a distant gas giant have found that the planet's star system contains not one, not two, but three stars.<p>The planet KELT-4Ab, described in the Astronomical Journal, could help shed light on the complex dynamics of these multi-star …

'Planet X' Might Trigger Periodic Mass Extinctions On Earth

For over 30 years scientists have been collecting evidence of the chilling regularity of mass extinctions on Earth. Two researchers now think the …

How Travelling Saved My Life

For my entire childhood I pretty much felt continually like I was a weirdo because that's how my schoolmates made me feel. I was singled out because I liked the color pink or because I cried when Kurt Cobain took his own life.<p>I wanted to fit in but I ended up being an outsider. When my mother …

Red Rectangle’s unearthly beauty

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the mysterious Red Rectangle Nebula.<p>ESA re-released this image this week (February 1, 2016). It’s called the Red …