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Billions of wandering planets in the Milky Way Galaxy

Scientists have known for a long time that there are “wandering” planets, attached to no star, that wander alone…

Hearing Loss Headphones

WHO calls for the regulation of smartphone volume

Smartphone audio has gotten better and louder over the years. While that may sound good — pun…

Kids Watching TV

Too much television time would increase the risk of childhood obesity

Standing in front of the television would be one of the most risky sedentary behaviors, according to…

Antibiotics

A quarter of prescriptions for antibiotics in the United States would be useless

According to a new study, nearly 25% of the antibiotics prescribed in 2016 were inappropriate for treating…

Facebook adding petitions to the news feed

Facebook is yet making a change to the news feed. It was announced this week that the…

Black Hole

This is how black holes start to feed

Israeli astronomers have for the first time interpreted a particular luminous event that occurred in February 2017…

DNA Life Expectancy

DNA could be used to predict life expectancy

DNA can tell a lot about a person: his or her region of origin, his or her…

Mysterious fast radio bursts detected from deep space

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are very energetic, fleeting radio signals (they only last a few milliseconds), which are supposed…

He Jiankui

Controversial Chinese scientist who genetically modified babies could face the death penalty

Chinese geneticist He Jiankui received a storm of criticism in 2018 after announcing in November that he…

Monogamy

Monogamy is genetic! According to a recently published study

Evolution has resorted to some sort of universal formula for turning non-monogamous species into monogamous species by…

Dogs

Researchers have discovered the genes that give a dog its personality

A group of specific genes, which play a central role in the characterization of dog breed behavior…

Autism: researchers have finally discovered how the disease develops

After decades of research, scientists have finally discovered how autism develops at a very early stage, a discovery that…

Boom Supersonic raises $100 million to build its commercial supersonic plane

Boom Supersonic, the company that dreams of developing a commercial supersonic aircraft half a century after the Concorde, announced…

Does weight affect hiring

Do employers discriminate against overweight jobseekers?

It’s a silent discrimination. Physical appearance and stature would weigh heavily in a job interview.

Why fibers are good for you

Teenagers do not consume enough fiber, according to new research

US researchers believe that increasing the amount of fiber consumed by teenagers could lower their blood pressure,…

50 percent of people who think they have an allergy don’t actually have it

Have you ever wondered why the number of people claiming to have an allergy seems to be growing? Researchers…