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The millennia-old quest to solve the puzzle of gravity

The question of gravity has been of interest to scientists since antiquity. But a definite explanation of gravity is…

Anxiety and depression as bad as smoking and obesity for our health

According to a new US study, the incidence of arthritis, heart disease, stroke would be strongly influenced by a…

Earth’s climate could reverse to how it was millions of years ago

A group of scientists has determined that humanity is reversing a trend of long-term planetary cooling, which goes back…

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How Neanderthal genes affect our brain

Two to four percent of the DNA of today’s Europeans and Asians comes from Neanderthals. Now, researchers…

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A cosmic tsunami would have destroyed the Pliocene marine megafauna

The explosion of gold from supernovas some 150 light-years from Earth, around 2.6 million years ago, would…

A mysterious supernova captured by Kepler in its last days

The Kepler Space Telescope mission ended in October, but the analysis of its latest data continues to…

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Microscopic robots designed to swim in the eye

The eye is a sensitive organ, fragile and difficult to repair.¬†Currently, a large quantity of drugs for the treatment…

Goldfish can make their own alcohol

In the absence of oxygen, many vertebrates, including humans, die in minutes. But this is not the…

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped object spotted in 2017 during its crossing of the solar system, could possibly, under conditions… have…

The Kepler mission has ended

NASA recently announced that it has decided to end the mission of the Kepler space telescope, an instrument that…

Chaotic accretion observed for the first time as supermassive black hole gulps down huge amount of matter

A team of astronomers reports having observed a gigantic mass of matter, swallowed directly by a black hole at…

There are more animal species on Earth than stars in the Milky way galaxy

Our planet is inhabited by nearly 10 million animal species. But what about life forms that are invisible to…

Diets high in sugar are also effective for weight loss

Contrary to popular belief, a new study shows that incorporating good sugars into one’s diet can promote weight loss. Often…

Where did Oumuamua come from?

In October 2017 astronomers experienced a premiere: for the first time, an object clearly originating from another star system…

Bacteria in our gust are producing electricity

A study published in Nature on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 indicates that a bacterium in our gut is capable…

New super-Earth planet discovered in Star Trek related solar system

A team of American astronomers from the University of Florida and Tennessee State University has announced the discovery of…