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When Will The First Star Go Dark?

Ever since the first star in the Universe ignited some 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe has been flooded with light. When enough matter — mostly hydrogen and helium gas — gravitates together into a single, compact object, nuclear fusion will take place inside the core, giving rise to a true …

Astrophysics

Scientists Have Discovered What Really Happens in The Skin When You Have Eczema

One step closer to a cure.<p>For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a bunch of processes that go wrong in the skin for people who have eczema …

Biology

'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy

Tiny, 3-D clusters of human brain cells grown in a petri dish are providing hints about the origins of disorders like autism and epilepsy.<p>An experiment using these cell clusters — which are only about the size of the head of a pin — found that a genetic mutation associated with both autism and …

Neuroscience

DNA-based test can spot cancer recurrence a year before conventional scans

‘Liquid biopsy’ diagnosed cancer recurrence up to a year before CT scans are able to in major lung cancer trial, and could buy crucial time for doctors<p>A revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer …

Mystery behind the Antarctic’s ‘Blood Falls’ solved after more than 100 years

<b>It has baffled scientists since it was discovered more than a century ago, but now experts think they have finally found the cause of the Antarctic’s</b> …

Ancient temple tells the tale of an ice age-inducing comet collision

Around 12,800 years ago, the Earth suddenly dipped into a mini ice age, and nobody really knows why. One of the leading theories is that the …

Beer Drinkers May Develop Irregular Heart Rhythms

The Munich Oktoberfest might seem an unlikely locale for a medical research project, but German scientists studied festivalgoers and found that moderate social drinking may lead to arrhythmias — irregular heart rhythms — in otherwise healthy people.<p>Using a hand-held breathalyzer, the researchers …

Medical marijuana laws linked to greater increase in illicit use, disorders

Increased legalization of marijuana for medical purposes may be fueling illicit use of the drug, as well as increasing the number marijuana use …

Toxic diesel particles penetrate right through to the heart, scientists warn

Toxic particles from diesel vehicles can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream, raising the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have proved for the first time.<p>The nanoparticles, which cannot be traced by Government measuring equipment, stay in the body for months and …

Link discovered between immune system, brain structure and memory

The body's immune system performs essential functions, such as defending against bacteria and cancer cells. However, the human brain is separated …

Portraits of the Earth-Moon System

The Earth and its moon almost form a binary planet system. The moon is enormous—relative to the size of its planet—compared with the rest of the solar system. Since the 1960s, spacecraft and astronauts have been able to “step back” far enough to capture combined portraits of the Earth and its moon, …

Astronomy

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

The earth's eighth continent is believed a piece of the ancient super-continent Gondwana.<p>Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New …

Children's Hospital's Fantastic Pirate-Themed CT Scanner

The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian recently installed a new CT scanner in their radiology testing room, but what separates the machine from others of its kind is that it is designed in the likeness of a pirate ship. Being that the facility is designated for medical …

Children's Hospital

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