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Asteroid Impact Likely to Have Caused Mars Mega-tsunami

A major asteroid impact similar to the Chicxulub collision in a shallow ocean region is most likely to have led to a Mars mega-tsunami. The Chicxulub impact contributed to untold devastation and mass extinction of all non-avian dinosaurs on Earth...

First Drug Slows Brain Destruction in Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers have announced the very first drug that slows brain destruction in Alzheimer's patients, thought it is still in the early stages of development. The drug known as lecanemab is part of a new era of drugs for treating Alzheimer's,...

Two Alien Minerals Unknown to Earth Found in Meteorite

Geologists have discovered two alien minerals unknown to Earth in a meteorite in Somalia. A small, 2.5 ounce (70-gram) fragment of the fifteen thousand kilogram fallen comet known as El Ali revealed the alien ore. Scientists stumbled upon the unknown...

Cyborgs v ‘Holdout Humans’: What the World Might Be Like If Our Species Survives for a Million Years

There may be humans who look more or less like us in the year million, but they won’t be alone.  By Anders Sandberg Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random...

Missing Daughter Reunited With Family After 51 Years

The missing daughter of a family in Texas has been reunited with them after being kidnapped by a baby sitter at only 22 months of age 51 years previously. Melissa Highsmith, now aged 53 years, rejoined her long-lost family after...

A Rat Without a Y Chromosome Could Reveal Human’s Genetic Future

A spiny rat  that has lost its Y chromosome has been discovered by researchers in the Amami Islands. The finding could reveal the future of human genetics. The rattus - its scientific name - from the island in the Ryukyu archipelago of...

Greek Australian Maria Makrides Named 2022 Scientist of the Year

Greek Australian Professor Maria Makrides has been named 2022 Scientist of the Year in South Australia's Science Excellence and Innovation Awards. The awards, announced last week, recognize the state's leading science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) professionals. Professor Makrides, deputy...

Why NASA Names Its Spacecraft After the Ancient Greek Gods

Throughout its 64-year history, NASA has named several of its spacecraft and missions after ancient Greek gods and mythological figures. But what is the connection between NASA and ancient Greek mythology? From the Apollo program, which ran between 1961 and...

New AR Smart Glasses Allow Deaf People to See Conversations

New artificial intelligence AI-powered smart glasses allow deaf people to see conversations with real-time subtitles as well as rewind the chat. Branded XRAI Glass, the latest technology, uses ordinary augmented reality AR glasses synchronized to a smartphone app with AI-powered...

Aviation Industry and NASA Open Vertical Airport

The aviation industry together with NASA and a community of academic partners has opened a new type of air terminal called the Vertiport (Vertical-Airport). Known as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), the intention is to safely and efficiently transport passengers and...

New Drug Fights Cancer and COVID-19

In order to combat infectious diseases, scientific advances have become faster, better, and more accessible. Now, scientists have discovered a drug called HA15 that may be useful in the fight against both cancer and SARS-CoV-2. It was in search of...

Twins Born From Embryos Frozen Thirty Years Ago

Twins have successfully been birthed from the longest-frozen embryos ever, resulting in a new record. The embryos had been frozen over thirty years ago. An anonymous married couple froze the fertilized eggs. This was done through an in-vitro fertilization program...

People Conceived During Great Depression Age Faster, Research Claims

The Great Depression, which, according to American history led to the worst recession, allegedly shaped people's DNA before they were even born. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in November,...

Scientists Create Black Hole in Lab, and It Started to Glow

Scientists created a lab-grown black hole that began glowing after simulating an event horizon to test a Stephen Hawking theory. A group of scientists created an analog for the black hole in a laboratory by analyzing the properties of the...

Sperm Counts Drop by 62% Worldwide

Sperm counts worldwide plunged by sixty-two percent in under fifty years between 1973 and 2018, and this could lead to a reproductive crisis. The research was done by an Israeli and American team joined by researchers from Denmark, Brazil, and...