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The Antikythera Mechanism Secret Solved

Scientists discovered that the Antikythera Mechanism was an elaborate construction of gears which controlled dials tracking the planets.

Unvaccinated Seniors Hit With Monthly Fine in Greece

Greece will start fining citizens aged 60 and over who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis introduced the new mandate to try to sway the unvaccinated population and alleviate the burden on the nation's healthcare...

Researchers Find Link Between Epstein-Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health determined a link between the cause of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV.) The team's research was published in the journal "Science" on Thursday. MS is an unpredictable,...

Olive Oil May Help You Live Longer, Lower Risks from Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study says that substituting olive oil for butter and other saturated fats could improve your health and extend your lifespan by years. Researchers found that people who have over half a tablespoon of olive oil a day are...

Cannabis Can Prevent Covid-19 Infection, New Study Finds

New research indicates that the hemp compounds in cannabis are capable of stoping Covid-19 from entering human cells and infecting people. The study, which was published in the Journal of Nature Products on Monday, found that cannabinoid acids attach to...

The Mystery of the Greek Skeletons Found at Roopkund Lake, India

Researchers have determined that skeletons found at India's Roopkund Lake belonged to Greeks who visited the site in the 1800s.

Mars Rock Gets Caught in NASA’s Perseverance Rover

NASA's Mars Rover Perseverance got a rock sample lodged in its "throat" while collecting debris in December. The rover, which collected the sample at the end of last month, has been unable to fully process the rock. "I recently captured...

Homo Sapiens Fossils 36,000 Years Older than Previously Believed

Fossils of the earliest Homo sapiens are much older than previously believed. Credit: Sailko, CC BY 3.0Scientists announced in Nature on Wednesday that the remains of the oldest known Homo sapiens fossil is 36,000 years older than previously believed. The...

Giant Asteroid to Whizz by Earth at Close Range

A giant asteroid is going to whizz past Earth at a speed of nearly 50,000 miles per hour on January 18. The asteroid's path is the closest to Earth that any space rock will make in the next 200 years....

WHO Says Half of Europe Will Be Infected With Covid in Two Months

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that more than half of Europe is expected to be infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the next two months. Regional director Hans Kluge said at a press conference that Omicron...

US Covid-19 Hospitalizations Reach New Record

The United States reported a new record high for Covid-19 hospitalizations on Tuesday. Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed that the seven-day average of hospitalizations in the U.S. reached 140,576, the highest since the...

Dogs Can Tell Difference Between Familiar and Unfamiliar Languages

Dogs are smarter than you think; according to recent research, dogs can distinguish between languages they are familiar with and those they've never heard before. Researchers scanned the brains of 18 dogs with an MRI machine while the canines heard...

Pfizer: Omicron Vaccine Will be Ready in March

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that the development of a retooled Omicron vaccine specifically targeted to the newest coronavirus variant is the "most likely scenario" in the future fight against the disease. Making his remarks at the J.P....

U.S. Surgeons Perform First Ever Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant

US surgeons have successfully transplanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into a human, the University of Maryland Medical School announced in a statement on Monday. The historic procedure, which took place last Friday, represents a major milestone for animal...

The Past 7 Years Have Been the Hottest on Record

New data published by the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service on Monday shows that the last seven years were the warmest on record for the planet. The analysis, which reviewed global temperatures and other contributing factors, determined that 2021...