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"12 Light Years Away" --Four Rocky, Earth-Like Planets Detected Orbiting Our Nearest Sun-like Star, Tau Ceti...
Sun-like stars are thought to be the best targets in the search for habitable Earth-like planets due to their similarity to the sun. Unlike more common smaller stars, such as the red dwarf stars Proxima Centauri and Trappist-1, they are...  
By ceres on 2017-08-08 19:23 UTC
MRI contrast agents accumulate in the brain...
Experts have provided new guidance in the use of contrast agents during MRI scans. Emerging research suggests gadolinium-based contrast agents, injected in a patient's veins to brighten tissues in MRI images, accumulate in the brain. More than 300 million
By rjx32 on 2017-08-07 23:46 UTC
Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It's Possible...
The European-American Cassini spacecraft has found that three of Saturn's many moons likely host subsurface oceans and may be capable of supporting life.
By viper1 on 2017-08-07 13:46 UTC
Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets...
Synthetic Genomics was able to create the H7N9 flu virus from data samples in two days without ever seeing the real virus. The team at Synthetic Genomics believes its machine will be able to produce unequivocally living organisms soon.
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:36 UTC
The Largest 'Dead Zone' Ever Has Been Recorded off the Coast of Louisiana...
A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has yielded the largest dead zone ever recorded in the area. Measuring 8,776 square miles, this massive patch of oxygen depleted water is wreaking havoc on the Gulfs marine lifea consequence of unchecked agricultu
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:56 UTC
New work offers fresh evidence supporting the supernova shock wave theory of our Solar System's origin...
According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System's formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova. The shock wave injected material from the exploding star into a neighboring cloud of dust and gas, causing it to collapse in on i
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:53 UTC
Cameras on NASA Exoplanet Spacecraft Slightly Out of Focus...
Cameras recently installed on NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft will be slightly out of focus once launched, but the agency said that will not affect the mission's science.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:52 UTC
Hubble Detects Blazingly Hot Exoplanet -- "Its Water Atmosphere Glows"...
Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, or exoplanet. A stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere in which temperature increases with higher altitudes. "This result is exciting be
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:51 UTC
Earth-like atmosphere may not survive Proxima b's orbit...
An Earth-like planet outside the solar system may not be able to keep a grip on its atmosphere, leaving the surface exposed to harmful stellar radiation and reducing its potential for habitability.
By ceres on 2017-08-01 01:15 UTC
Have Scientists Found The First Exomoon? Alien Moon Could Be Keplers Next Big Discovery...
Astronomers might have found the first-ever “exomoon” in history, an alien moon orbiting around an exoplanet. According to a report from BGR, the findings were made based on data from the famed Kepler Space Telescope, as researchers studied t
By ceres on 2017-07-31 16:00 UTC
Other planets may never be as hospitable as Earth: study...
Scientists dealt a blow Monday to the quest for organisms inhabiting worlds besides Earth, saying our planet was unusual in its ability to host liquid waterthe key ingredient for life.
By ceres on 2017-07-31 15:59 UTC
New MRI contrast agent tested on big animals...
The top causes of death worldwide, ischemic heart diseases and stroke, together with another major source of illness, that is cancer, require proper imaging of blood vessels. A team formed by the Center for Nanoparticle Research, within the Institute for
By ceres on 2017-07-31 15:56 UTC
Trump Wants the EPA Radon Program Cut. So Do Some Scientists...
A rising chorus of radiation professionals says the way the US measures radiation risk is all wrong.
By kynast on 2017-07-31 13:14 UTC
Trump Wants the EPA Radon Program Cut. So Do Some Scientists...
A rising chorus of radiation professionals says the way the US measures radiation risk is all wrong.
By viper1 on 2017-07-31 13:04 UTC
Brain cells found to control aging...
Scientists have found that stem cells in the brain's hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body. The finding, made in mice, could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan.
By aphrodite on 2017-07-27 02:07 UTC
Using powerful Dark Energy Camera, scientists reach the cosmic dawn...
Astronomers have discovered 23 young galaxies, seen as they were 800 million years after the Big Bang, explains a new report.
By aphrodite on 2017-07-27 02:06 UTC
Four new short-period giant planets discovered...
(Phys.org)Astronomers have detected four new giant exoplanets as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are about the size of Jupiter, but less massive. They transit moderatel
By ceres on 2017-07-26 17:07 UTC, Edited: 2017-07-26 17:10 UTC
Ancient humans had sex with non humans...
Research shows our ancestors had sex with members of other species.
By viper1 on 2017-07-25 15:23 UTC
People living in rural households have lower risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease...
Living in rural households decreases a person's risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease, particularly for young children and adolescents, according to a new study.
By viper1 on 2017-07-25 15:06 UTC
Moon has a water-rich interior...
Using satellite data, researchers have for the first time detected widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the moon, suggesting that its interior contains substantial amounts of indigenous water.
By ceres on 2017-07-24 16:54 UTC
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