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Astronomers Find an Exoplanet Potentially Habitable for Humans

Scientists have made an exciting discovery of a new Earth-like planet named Wolf 1069 b. This planet is 31.2 light years away from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. It orbits around a red dwarf star approximately one-fifth the size...

Climate Change is Contributing to the Rise of Superbugs, UN Says

A new report was presented in the 6th meeting of the Global Leaders Group in Barbados on "Antimicrobial Resistance." In the Bracing for Superbugs report, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlighted the impact of climate change and other...

The Countries Hit by Most Earthquakes

Many parts of the word experience strong earthquakes from time to time, but for some countries earthquakes are far more common. Natural disasters are often unavoidable, but knowing where they are likely to strike can help scientists, emergency services, and...

Can Earthquakes Be Predicted?

The recent earthquakes that have devastated parts of Turkey and Syria have brought increased attention to the scientific field of seismology - the study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth or other planetary bodies. After...

World’s Oldest Preserved Brain Found in Prehistoric Fish Fossil

The world's oldest preserved brain was found in a 319 million-year-old fish fossil, British scientists announced recently. The fossilized Coccocephalus wildi was found in a coal mine in the British region of Lancashire more than a century ago and had...

Chemical Analysis Reveals Ancient Egyptian Mummy-Making Mixtures

The ancient Egyptians employed embalming procedures to preserve carcasses, and researchers have recently uncovered previously unknown data about these practices. Analyses of chemical residue found within vessels from the only known Egyptian embalming factory and from the burial chambers in...

The Greek Mathematician that helped Einstein

Constantine Karatheodori (September 13, 1873 –  February 2, 1950) was a Greek mathematician known for his contributions to real and complex analysis, the calculus of variations, and measure theory. He is considered to be the greatest Greek mathematician since...

Whisky Improves Skin Health New Study Claims

Ingredients derived from Scotland's national drink, whisky, have been shown to have positive effects on the skin. This includes minimizing puffiness and inflammation, taming redness, and protecting against free radical damage. Scientists at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU) found that the...

New Biomaterial Heals Tissues From the Inside Out

A newly developed biomaterial that is capable of being injected intravenously may decrease inflammation in tissue while also promoting the healing of both cells and tissue. Both rodent and big animal models were utilized to evaluate the efficacy of the...

Mysterious Blue Spiral Appears in the Sky Over Hawaii

Although it may look frightening and suspicious, like a UFO, the explanation for this intriguing blue spiral in the sky, is actually much more straightforward. The dazzling scene, which was observed by many in Hawaii's sky and left them confused,...

Cannabis Improves Love Life, Study Finds

A study investigating love life and cannabis has found that cannabis users report an improved love life, as well as increased libido, and sense of taste and touch. The study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research recently asked 811...

How the Ancient Greeks Measured Time Shows What they Valued

The ancient Greeks measured time in part because human beings have felt the need to track the passage of their hours and days since time immemorial, prompted certainly by the need to plant things at the appropriate time, on...

Six Lifestyle Choices that Can Protect from Memory Decline

A study that followed nearly 30,000 adults for more than ten years discovered that six lifestyle factors can significantly reduce memory loss in old age. Healthy diet, regular exercise, active social interaction, cognitive activity, non-smoking, and avoiding alcohol were all...

New Test Could Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Diagnosis

A new diagnostic test could identify Alzheimer's disease three and a half years before it is actually diagnosed, according to the findings of a recent study. The new study from King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)...

Asteroid to Pass Earth in One of Closest Ever Encounters

An asteroid, dubbed 2023 BU, is set to pass over the southern tip of South America just after midnight GMT on January 26, 2023. The space rock is about the size of a minibus and might approach as close...