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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, …

Scientists Find Evidence for Ninth Planet in Solar System

The world, if it exists, would join the other eight (or nine, depending how you feel about Pluto).<p>A planet larger than Earth could be hiding in the cold, dark depths of the solar system. The presence of the planet, which would lie far beyond Pluto, is betrayed by the curious orbits of a handful of …

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Being Easily Distracted Could Just Mean You're a Genius, Says Science

According to a new study by workplace solutions company Steelcase, clever people tend to have more difficulty prioritizing ideas.

Just adding pollinators could boost small-farm yields

Just sending more pollinators into action on small farms around the world could significantly boost crop yields, says a massive new study.<p>Coaxing …

The mites living on your face probably run in your family

For the tiny mites that live on our faces, choosing a landlord may be a family matter<i>.</i><p>Researchers identified four lineages of microscopic <i>Demodex</i> …

Honey Could Be Making Us Sick Due to Contamination With Liver-Harming Toxins, Study Suggests

But there's no need to panic.<p>A new study has found that Australian honey contains natural toxins that exceed international safety levels. The toxins …

People Are Still Trying to Build a Space Elevator

Imagine a hollow tower with paper-thin walls. Now picture it made of the world’s lightest and strongest material—perhaps nanocarbon or graphene …

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 …