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When astronomers see something in the universe that at first glance seems like one-of-a-kind, it's bound to stir up a lot of excitement and attention. Enter comet 2I/Borisov. This mysterious visitor from the depths of space is the...
In the last decade, scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding that groups of bacteria and viruses that naturally coexist throughout the human body play an important role in some vital functions like digestion, metabolism and even fighting...
You're on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. Within seconds, you've ordered a tub of the stuff and have eaten several handfuls. Impulsivity, or responding without thinking about the...
Despite being four times thicker than human hair, elephant hair is only half as strong -- that's just one finding from researchers studying the hair strength of many different mammals. Their work, appearing in a paper publishing December...
NASA released a study of its treasure map for water on Mars and it may just help determine where future astronauts land if they ever visit the Red Planet. Why? Because water is essential to life and only so...
A major discovery has been made in a limestone cave in Sulawesi, Indonesia - the earliest known hunting scene in the world has been identified on a hard to reach cliff face. At least 43,900 years ago someone decided...
What waddled on land but swam quickly in subtropical seas more than 60 million years ago, after the dinosaurs were wiped out on sea and land? Fossil records show giant human-sized penguins zipped through Southern Hemisphere waters – along side...
The study found that grandmothers who were no longer able to reproduce had the biggest beneficial impact on the survival chances of their grand-offspring. This may be because grandmothers without calves of their own are free to focus time...
Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute discovered holes or pits in the seafloor off Big Sur, and researchers are still working to find out how some of them were formed. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute...
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that worms live longer lives if they produce excess levels of a protein, p62, which recognizes toxic cell proteins that are tagged for destruction. The discovery, published in...

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