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Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

The total is up to 79 now<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System. And these newly discovered space rocks are giving astronomers insight as to why the …

Astronomy

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

Trial of anti-ageing drugs that rejuvenate immune system hailed a success

Scientists have hailed the success of a clinical trial which found that experimental anti-ageing drugs may protect older people from potentially fatal respiratory infections by rejuvenating their immune systems.<p>In a trial involving people aged 65 and over, those who received a combination therapy …

Immunotherapy

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

Common cause of dementia may be treatable

A new study — led by the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom — has now uncovered how a disease that affects the brain's small blood vessels …

Medical Research

This Is The Horrifying Reason You Should Never Stare Into a Laser Pointer

OUCH.<p>If you've ever wondered why you shouldn't direct a laser pointer at your eyes, let a 9-year-old boy in Greece be your cautionary tale: by …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Scientists Just Found a Fundamental Part of What Makes Your Brain Cells So 'Plastic'

"If something goes up, something must go down."<p>It's no secret that our brains are exceptionally flexible and can adapt to new situations. Whether …

Neuroscience

Stop popping your pimples

Dermatologists warn against it, even if it’s super duper satisfying.<p>The only good thing about getting a zit is popping it. You see the bulging spot appear, expand, then evolve into a fully-formed, nasty, white-headed little sucker. Now, finally, after days of trying to hide the thing, you can lance …

A Cure For The Common Cold Might Be Much Closer Than We Realised

Omg omg omg.<p>Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Scientists Discovered a New Part of Your Sperm — and It Could Explain Infertility

Big news for your little swimmers.<p>Guess what, guys? It turns out your sperm is more complicated than researchers ever knew.<p>Scientists always knew that a fertilized egg cell — or a zygote — required two centrioles from the sperm in order to create a fetus. The going theory used to be that sperm …

Nature Communications

BREAKING: NASA Just Revealed Conclusive Evidence of Organic Compounds on Mars

Aliens...?<p>For years, NASA's Curiosity rover has patiently gathered samples on the surface of Mars. Today, scientists are announcing they've …

The True Story of The First Patient Treated With Antibiotics

Someone had to be first.<p>The discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928 is often portrayed as a stroke of serendipity falling upon a sloppy …

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

Stem Cells

This Brilliant Video Explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity Won a Teenager $400K

Genius.<p>Eighteen-year-old student Ryan Chester won US$400,000 back in 2015 for this video explaining Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, as part …

Physics

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

Scientists Are Hinting at The Existence of a Strange New Type of Particle

Say hello to di-Omega.<p>Using one of the most powerful computers in the world to perform complex simulations, scientists have predicted a new type of …

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here's how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and moons in Google Maps

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it's also an incredible educational tool in its own right.<p>Using Google Maps is a great way to learn more about the various cities and countries around the world. But many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to …

The biggest questions in science

Innovations In |<p>Innovations In home<br>• Features and comment<br>• More from Nature Research<br>• Sponsor<p>In recent centuries we have learned so much about the worlds …

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Nicole Kidman

Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Google is trying to stay ahead of the ethical and philosophical pitfalls of its new Duplex platform<p>Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care

There’s a lot of excitement right now about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change health care. And many AI technologies are cropping up to help people streamline administrative and clinical health care processes. According to venture capital firm Rock Health, 121 health AI and machine …

29 Weird Phobias That Really Do Exist

This list of phobias proves that practically anything can be terrifying to someone.<p>Everyone’s afraid of something—or a lot of somethings. But fear isn’t the same thing as a true phobia.<p>“A phobia consists of a persistent fear or avoidance of a specific stimulus,” says Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD, an …

Twitter advising all 330 million users to change passwords after bug exposed them in plain text

There’s apparently no evidence of any breach or misuse, but you should change your password anyway<p>Twitter is urging all of its more than 330 million users to immediately change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. While Twitter’s investigation showed that there was no evidence …

Security

How true are these health myths?

Throughout the centuries, many health myths have arisen. Some are tried, tested, and taken as fact, but others are nothing more than fantasy. In this …

Here Are All the Best Job Posting Sites for Every Single Industry

So you can go beyond the usual suspects.<p>You’re probably well-acquainted with the most popular job boards and if you’re deep in the job search …

This Is The Longest Ocean Voyage You Could Ever Sail in a Straight Line

How far could you go before hitting land?<p>Staring out over the vastness of the ocean, it feels like the distant blue horizon goes on forever and ever. …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Social Media

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Dementia

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …