Discoveries

Newly discovered beetle species named after Leonardo Dicaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio achieved recognition within his profession with an Oscar for the best actor in 2015 for “The Revenant”,…

30 genetic mutations related to depression discovered

Thirty new genetic variants of depression have just been discovered. This brings to 44 the number of genetic risk…

This is why kids can run all day without getting tired

One study shows that children are metabolically comparable to well-trained adult endurance athletes and are therefore less fatigued during…

Long-lost Nazi submarine found off the cost of Denmark

The Nazi submarines used during the Second World War stood out for their speed. According to Gert Normann Andersen,…

3 exoplanets discovered by Japanese astronomers

Based on the radial velocity method, a group of Japanese astronomers have discovered three new exoplanets – gas giants…

Viking treasure with Bluetooth coins discovered

Archaeologists have made a valuable find on the Baltic Sea island of RĂ¼gen. On a field of 400 square…

50-million-year-old fossils discovered in Argentina

An important amount of fossil remains of animals and plants, as old as 50 million years, were found by…

Hyper-salty lakes Discovered buried under Canadian Arctic ice cap

Two lakes discovered in the heart of the Canadian Arctic are found under a layer of ice more than…

Earth’s oceans produce a very slight magnetic field, new study finds

It’s common knowledge that the Earth has a magnetic field. It protects us from outer space particles that could…

Hundreds of ancient viruses discovered

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

The center of the Milky Way is teeming with black holes

The center of our galaxy has an abundance of black holes, according to a recent discovery made by a…

Rare T-Rex fossil found in Montana

A team of American paleontologists announces the discovery in Montana of the incredibly well-preserved fossil of a young T-Rex…

four eyes lizard

Scientists have found a lizard fossil with four eyes

American and German researchers describe a monitor lizard fossil which, in addition to its two “normal” eyes, has two…

Cuddling babies

Cuddles can alter the DNA of newborns

We know how the first months of life are decisive for the physical and mental health of a newborn….

Farthest Star

Astronomers have detected the farthest star ever seen so far

An international team of researchers have detected the farthest star ever seen, 9 billion light years from Earth, according…

The Amazon forest was inhabited by more than a million people in the past

Parts of the Amazon, previously thought to be uninhabited, once held prosperous populations: up to a million people, according…