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Scientists discovered one of the brightest galaxies known

According to Einstein’s theory of General Relativity when a ray of light passes close to a very massive object, the gravity of the object attracts …

Universe

NASA's Juno spacecraft completes flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.<p>All of Juno’s science …

Space Exploration

Vitamin D: a potential way to delay aging

A simple Google search for “what does vitamin D do?” highlights the widely used dietary supplement’s role in regulating calcium absorption and …

Vitamins

Sinus disease symptoms improve 10 years after patients quit smoking

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) who quit smoking will see their condition improve over a period of about 10 years, according to the …

Medicine

New evidence in support of the existence of Planet Nine

Last year, the existence of an unknown planet in our Solar system was announced.<p>However, this hypothesis was subsequently called into question as …

Astronomy

Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12.<p>The calving of …

Climate Change

Drug restores hair growth in patients with hair loss disease

Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata—an autoimmune disease that causes patchy and, less frequently, total hair …

Medicine

Your hands may reveal the struggle to maintain self-control

It takes just a few seconds to choose a cookie over an apple and wreck your diet for the day.<p>But what is happening during those few seconds while you …

Psychology

Smarter control for border patrol

<i>Engineers at the University of Arizona are designing an autonomous border-surveillance system that can collect, assess and act on data in real time —</i> …

Drones

New 3-D chip combines computing and data storage

<i>Instead of relying on silicon-based devices, a new chip uses carbon nanotubes and resistive random-access memory (RRAM) cells.</i><p>As embedded …

Engineering

Scientists show how to make your own supernova

One of the most extreme astrophysical events, Supernova explosions are the violent deaths of certain stars that scatter elements heavier than …

Universe

Powerful new technique can clone thousands of genes at once

<i>New DNA cloning technique can lead to rapid discovery of new meds & disease biomarkers.</i><p>Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, the University of Trento …

Genetics

How high-fat diet influences colorectal cancer risk

Poor diet is associated with 80% of colorectal cancer cases, but the exact pathways by which diet leads to cancer are not known.<p>In a newly published …

Cancer

New PET tracer could detect small blood clots

Blood clots in veins and arteries can lead to heart attack, stroke, and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality.<p>In the featured …

Medicine

How colored vegetables and fruits help fight coronary artery disease

Lutein, a nutrient found in several highly colored vegetables and fruits, can suppress inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at …

Healthy Eating

Warning: Popular heartburn drugs is linked to higher death risk

Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to a variety of health problems, including serious kidney damage, bone …

Medicine

Yale scientists spot 60 new 'hot Jupiter' candidates

Yale researchers have identified 60 potential new “hot Jupiters” — highly irradiated worlds that glow like coals on a barbecue grill and are found …

Universe

Long-term sexual intimidation may be widespread in primate societies

After observing the mating habits of chacma baboons living in the wild over a four-year period, researchers have found that males of the species …

Primates

A future without fakes thanks to quantum technology

Counterfeit products are a huge problem – from medicines to car parts, fake technology costs lives.<p>Every year, imports of counterfeited and pirated …

Quantum Mechanics

Our galaxy could have 100 billion brown dwarfs

Our galaxy could have 100 billion brown dwarfs or more, according to work by an international team of astronomers, led by Koraljka Muzic from the …

Chinese scientists set global record with artificial sun

Chinese scientists have successfully operated an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor to achieve high-confinement plasma for more than 100 …

New mysteries surround New Horizons’ next flyby target

Scientists have been sifting through data gathered from observing the object’s quick pass in front of a star – an astronomical event known as an</b> …

Solar System

Calm lakes on Titan could mean smooth landing for future space probes

The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn’s moon, Titan, are perfect for paddling but not for surfing.<p>New research led by The University of Texas at …

No one has ever seen 2 black holes this close together

Approximately 750 million light years from Earth lies a gigantic, bulging galaxy with two supermassive black holes at its center.<p>These are among the …

An algorithm helps protect Mars Curiosity's wheels

There are no mechanics on Mars, so the next best thing for NASA’s Curiosity rover is careful driving.<p>A new algorithm is helping the rover do just …

Planets

Did you know the Statue of Liberty's true colors?

The Statue of Liberty is an iconic blue-green symbol of freedom.<p>But did you know she wasn’t always that color?<p>When France gifted Lady Liberty to the …

Mental distress could make heart disease more dangerous

Persistent moderate to severe mental distress is linked to a significantly heightened risk of death among patients with stable coronary heart …

Coronary Heart Disease

NASA completes milestone toward quieter supersonic X-Plane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the …

Aerospace

Scientists discover orbiting supermassive black holes for the first time

<i>Observed galaxy is 750 million light years from Earth.</i><p>For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they’ve been able to …

Unlike Earth, Uranus’s magnetosphere opens and closes every day

<i>Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus</i><p>More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology …

Solar Wind