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Water May Not Be the Only Sign of Alien Life

(Inside Science) – When it comes to looking for alien life, scientists mostly focus on where there is water. Now researchers suggest that looking at …

Astronomy

The Discovery of Charon

Charon, Pluto’s largest moon, photographed by New Horizons spaceprobe in 2015<p>On June 22, 1978, US astronomer James Christie discovered <b>Charon</b>, the …

Solar System

The 5 Layers of the Atmosphere

The Atmosphere is Organized Like an Onion's Skin<p>The envelope of gas surrounding our planet Earth, known as the atmosphere, is organized into five …

Astronomy

Spacecraft May Have Flown Right Through a Plume of Water on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Sometimes, scientists have the answers all along—they just don’t think to ask the question. For example, it appears that in 1997, the Galileo orbiter …

5 Jupiter Facts NASA's Juno Spacecraft Has Taught Us So Far

Underneath Jupiter’s outer layer of clouds lies…probably more clouds. But there’s definitely mystery down there, and lots of it.<p>For the last two …

Astronomy

10 Facts About the Dwarf Planet Makemake

Within the Kuiper Belt—that ring of ices and volatile material beyond the orbit of Neptune—are all but one of the known dwarf planets in the solar …

Is this what Planet 9 looks like?

In January, Caltech professor Mike Brown and assistant professor Konstanin Batygin claimed to have found evidence of a ninth planet in the outer …

This Very Common Gas Could Be a Sign of Life on Saturn's Weirdest Moon

Back in 2015, NASA’s late, great Cassini spacecraft sampled material from one of Enceladus’s icy plumes. Among other interesting components, the …

Astronomy

Here's what alien life on Saturn's moon may look like

Astrobiological Findings<p>Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, is a leading candidate in the search for extraterrestrial life in our solar system. One new …

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

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 …

2017 November 17 - Major Fireball Meteor

<b>Major Fireball Meteor</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Ollie Taylor<p><b>Explanation:</b> The sky glows with soft pinkish colors of fading twilight in this …

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 …

Medicine

Gut microbiome plays role in multiple sclerosis, studies show

The new studies strengthen the case for an MS-microbiome link.<p>In one, scientists led by Sergio Baranzini of the University of California, San …

Medical Research

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 …

Breakfast

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

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 …

Mental Health

Everything you need to know about 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 …

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

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 …

Mental Health

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Genetics

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 …

Dark Matter

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> …

Drawing Is Better For Memory Than Anything Else

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Humanity