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Nasa's long-lost IMAGE satellite found alive after spending more than a decade in cosmic darkness

Back in 2000, Nasa launched the IMAGE satellite with an aim to study the Earth's magnetosphere and its interaction with the Sun.<p>A crucial Nasa …

Space

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

😍<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

Saturn's moon Titan sports Earth-like features

Using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, astronomers have created a global map of Saturn's moon Titan and found that its geographical features are …

Astronomy

Major Fireball Meteor

Major Fireball Meteor

Big History

Fireballs shoot across sky as Leonid meteor shower peaks

The Leonids meteor shower has been active for the past two weeks and this weekend the cosmic debris show is hitting its peak.<p>Leonids, named for the …

Here are the ages you peak at everything throughout life

Ageing can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn't all it's cracked up to be. There are plenty of …

Sepsis: the truth about this hidden killer

Sepsis is responsible for more deaths in the UK than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined. So why is so little known about it?<p>At the end of May, the World Health Organization adopted a new resolution mandating all of its member states to have national action plans in place to tackle sepsis, a …

Gut microbiome plays role in multiple sclerosis, studies show

In the Lab<p>Gut germs play role in multiple sclerosis, studies show. Are probiotics for MS next?<p>T<p>wo teams of scientists have found the strongest …

This is what doctors found in woman’s body and doctors say it’s because she skipped breakfast

A woman has been told that this is what happens to you when you regularly skip breakfast.<p>More than 200 stones were removed from her body by doctors …

Have I got depression? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>• Dr Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and senior lecturer<p>Depression is the curse of modernity, affecting more and more of us. It is …

What is the vagus nerve?

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Neurology

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the …

Eczema Treatment: What You Can Do To Stop The Incessant Itch

Unidentified bumps and rashes can be caused by anything from allergies to keratosis pilaris, but eczema is one of the most common culprits. Also …

Skin Care

Our solar system might have a ninth planet, and researchers have an idea of where it came from

We all grew up learning that our sun has eight friends: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Now, researchers who …

Astronomy

Are Magnets the Answer to Cleaning up Space Junk?

Space debris is a galaxy wide issue that everyone is trying hard to solve. Rather than just spend time trying to think of ways of how to eliminate …

Space Exploration

Controversial gene-editing technique injected into cancer patients in China

Latest use of technology seems to avoid use of embryonic cells, may spur international race<p>Experiments in China with a controversial gene modifying …

Genetics

Human patient treated with CRISPR gene editing for the first time

Chinese researchers hope the tool will help fight cancer<p>A simple injection in China on Tuesday was the first of its kind -- with it, researchers injected gene-edited cells into a human for the first time, using the emerging CRISPR gene-editing technique.<p>There's no need to worry about …

The Mystery of a Newly Discovered 'Dark Galaxy'

The surprise detection of a massive, Milky Way-size system mostly made of dark matter is changing astronomers’ ideas about how galaxies form.<p>Among the thousand-plus galaxies in the Coma cluster, a massive clump of matter some 300 million light-years away, is at least one—and maybe a few …

Astrophysics

What's Going on Under the Ice of Europa?

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i> <i>and the chief scientist at the</i> <i>COSI science center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of</i> <i>Ask a Spaceman</i><i>,</i></i> …

Astronomy

Drawing Is Better For Memory Than Anything Else

If you're trying to remember something—say, what groceries you need—you might want to try drawing them instead of writing a list. Studies say that …

Humanity

Photos that bring mental health issues to life

Mental health is an invisible condition that presents itself in a unique way, depending on the person facing it. So how can it be communicated visually? In a new Dazed photo series called “The Bell Curve”, photographer Steph Wilson takes a personal approach to the depiction of anxiety. “My anxiety …

Why Are Rio's Olympic Pools Green And Smelly? Ryan Lochte's Hair Holds The Answer

No, no, NO! Hydrogen peroxide does not turn water green (nor does it make water smell like farts)<p>Whenever I read about the 2016 Summer Olympics, water quality has almost always been mentioned as being the biggest concern. And no wonder, considering that an investigative report published by the AP …

Ryan Lochte

Revolutionary New Cell Type May Hold Key To Treating Heart Failure

Around 610,000 people die from heart disease in the U.S. every year – that’s one in every four deaths. It’s proving to be a particularly difficult …

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Albert Einstein

How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found

After decades of speculation and searching, a signal came through. It promises to change our understanding of the universe.<p><i>Note: On October 3, 2017, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the Nobel Prize in Physics would be awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish, three</i> …

Hardcore Physicist Risks Life To Prove Laws Of Physics

These are several videos starring physicist Andreas Wahl proving various scientific laws by falling 40 feet attached via rope to a kettle bell, …

Physics

Researchers Are Pretty Sure They've Found A New Planet In Our Solar System

Researchers are now pretty certain there's a ninth planet in the solar system.<p>Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, two CalTech scientists, say the new planet is about 10 times the mass of Earth and has an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Science magazine reports that the mysterious "Planet X" moves …

How the internet misled you in 2015

<b>It was another busy year for journalists debunking fake or misleading images on social media.</b><p>In 2015, many pictures and videos went viral, some for all the wrong reasons.<p>There were deliberate fakes created to deceive the public and then there were misleading images shared, often during breaking …

Internet

Atoms Reach Record Temperature, Colder than Absolute Zero

Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a …

Physics