Carl Frantz

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Hundreds of ancient viruses discovered

A team of researchers has discovered more than 200 viruses in fish, frogs and other reptiles, some of which…

phophorus

Phosphorus is not as common as previously thought

Phosphorus, designated by the symbol P in the periodic table, is the 11th most common element on Earth. It…

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The human brain produces new cells throughout life

It’s an old debate among neuroscientists; does the brain stop making new cells at a certain age? Indeed, it…

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The Vikings used crystals to conquer the oceans

Long before the magnetic compass found its way from China to Europe, the Vikings sailed the North Atlantic, populating…

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A rare antibiotic-resistant superbacterium is spreading across the US

An antibiotic-resistant super-bacterium is progressing rapidly across the United States and is worrying the authorities. More than 200 antibiotic-resistant genes…

Biggest dinosaur footprint

Biggest ever dinosaur footprint discovered in Scotland

The biggest dinosaur footprint ever has been discovered in Scotland. It’s not quite about Nessie, the Loch Ness monster,…

Milky Way Galaxy

The Milky Way galaxy is getting bigger according to a new study

Observations of galaxies similar to the Milky Way suggest that our galaxy will still grow in the distant future….

Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is getting bigger

Since 1920, the Sahara has grown steadily. Its size would have increased by about 10%, according to a scientific…

Earth-Theia Collision

Earth already had water before its collision with Theia

A recent study suggests that the earth already had a lot of water before the collision with the protoplanet…

Sea Level rise

Global warming: Even a warming of 2 °C will have a significant impact

Rising seas, loss of biodiversity, complicated access to food, lower standard of living… Even if the world manages to…

Vaccine against hepatitis B

Hepatitis B: new therapeutic vaccine may at last offer a cure

German scientists are working on a new therapeutic vaccine against hepatitis B that could make the disease curable. Indeed,…

coffee

Drinking three cups of coffee a day would reduce the risk of atherosclerosis

A new study by researchers at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, reveals that drinking at least three cups…

New Species of Frogs

A new species of frog discovered at the Venezuela-Colombia border

Venezuelan and Colombian scientists have recently discovered a new frog species in the mountains of Perija, on the border…

Exoplanets Discovered

3 new exoplanets have been discovered

A team of astronomers from the University of Aix-Marseille in France announces having discovered three exoplanets located 340 light-years…

galaxy with no dark matter

Scientists have discovered a galaxy with almost no dark matter

Dark matter is everywhere in the universe, or so we thought. It is a fundamental part of space. It…

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen could prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Canadian neuroscientists have developed a salivary test that can determine early a person’s likelihood of having Alzheimer’s disease. This…