Porn could affect the prefrontal cortex — a part of the brain which controls morality, willpower and impulse control. This region is underdeveloped in children, explaining why they have trouble controlling their impulses and emotions...
Healthy coral reefs are remarkably noisy places and young fish home in on these sounds when they are looking for a place to settle. The study found recordings of such sounds doubled the total number of fish arriving at the patches of reef habitat
The 85-mile stretch of land along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge has been infamously nicknamed cancer alley owing to the high concentration of chemical plants, and the region's cancer cases
Occurring every decade or so, these dust storms blanket the entire planet in a dusty haze and a large number of thick clouds of dust or dust towers reach high into the air, say scientists.
The complex mission will entail a rover collecting rock samples from the planet, getting it on a rocket to put it in Mars' orbit and then capturing it in a spaceship that will bring it to Earth
Until now, scientists had estimated the mass of an individual stellar black hole in the Milky Way at no more than 20 times that of the sun
The recent study follows a UN report, which says that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, despite scientific warnings and political commitment, and have increased at a rate of 1.5% per year in the last decade.
The theory challenges the widely-held notion that planets are formed only around a young star
The current level of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is 147% of pre-industrial levels in 1750, a time where fossil fuel and coal was unheard of.
The galactic center is covered in interstellar dust and to see past the dust, scientists rely on telescopes. The Murchison Widefield Array telescope has now shown images of what our galaxy would look like if human eyes could see radio waves.
The average global land and ocean surface temperature for October 2019 was 0.98°C, a value that was just 0.06°C short of the record-warm October set in 2015
William Romoser, an entomologist and professor emeritus at Ohio University, says he has observed insect-like forms, structured similarly to bees, as well as reptile-like forms -- both as fossils and living creatures on the planet
The neutron star was shrouded in dust from the supernova explosion that occurred 160,000 light-years away in a neighbouring galaxy, experts say.
Experts say the grey-patch disease strikes by altering the corals' defenses and will influence the health of future reefs.
Scientists had previously detected other important building blocks of life, including components of proteins, DNA and RNA, in meteorites
In 36 states, the majority of the health impacts are from emissions that originate in other states, shows analysis
The Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower was first spotted in 1925 in rural Virginia and included 37 meteors over a span of 13 minutes. The best time to catch the shower, according to the researchers, is 11.50 pm EST.
The older method, which equates one dog year to seven human years, is a myth, say scientists.
The analysis by the US Government Accountability Office says 945 of 1,571 sites could face storm surges, wildfires, and sea-level rise.
While scientists have not yet detected liquid water directly, experts say they have found the next best thing: water in vapor form
Transgender children show a pattern of gender development associated with their current gender, says the study. How, and for how long a transgender child was treated as their assigned sex does not appear to affect their current gender identity and expression
This problem stems from the lack of the right gravity conditions in space. Without Earth's gravity, blood could get stagnated and flow backwards.
This year, the Leonids are going to be a downer as the shower itself is expected to be mild, and there will be a waning gibbous moon lighting up the predawn sky.
Since oxygen can be produced both biologically and abiotically, experts are exploring both to explain the phenomenon.
Less than 0.2% of the infrastructure analyzed are responsible for 34-46% of total methane emissions in California, shows analysis
The 36-million-year-old crater could hold clues to whether Mars is capable of supporting life; the mission will also look at how Mars dried out.
Besides being the food source for larger organisms such as fish and whales, these marine organisms generate oxygen and capture carbon from the atmosphere and transfer it to oceans.
During spaceflight, astronauts experience similar physical stress as cancer patients undergoing treatments; Currently, the team is examining whether exercise can offset the side effects of therapy in cancer patients
Over 90% of children are exposed to PM 2.5 concentrations that are above WHO guidelines, damaging their health throughout their life
'Arrokoth', an icy rock, is believed to be a leftover from the solar system's early history and could hold clues to the origin of planets.
It can also help doctors monitor whether patients are taking the medicines prescribed to them.
They found that planets around inactive, or quiet stars are more likely to maintain life-sustaining liquid water
If the Runit Island Dome were to break, all of its 73,000 m3 of radioactive debris, including some plutonium-239 could seep into the Pacific with disastrous consequences
Among the 2,066 female participants, a staggering 92 percent said they are criticized much more than their male counterparts.
The findings are consistent with expectations that climate change will increase storm intensity, and major hurricanes will become even stronger in a warming world, says the research team
Mercury transits happen only about 13 times per century; The planet will visit again in 2032, though North Americans will have to wait until 2049 to witness the next one
The study addressed the myth that women do not thrive in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and medicine (STEM) due to biological deficiencies in math aptitude
Even if countries reduce their emissions and meet the Paris climate accord, there will be an estimated 19% drop in the number of penguin colonies
The study involving human heart cells that were cultured aboard International Space Station, shows that they can quickly adapt to the environment in which they are placed, including microgravity
Arctic sea ice reduction may allow pathogens infecting sea mammals to spread more regularly between the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, according to a study
California managed to be the largest agricultural producer in the US despite facing severe drought.
The images are of the Gale Crater, which is a 100-mile-wide ancient basin, where the rover is trying to dig up more evidence to show that a lake existed in the region.
Analysis of crimes near Universal Studios in Orlando shows that offences increased by 198% in neighborhoods within a mile of the park, which attracts over nine million visitors a year
"In 2020, for the first time, climate change will be a major topic in a US presidential election. I am hopeful this will stir the electorate to take decisive action and ultimately redouble US efforts to make the Paris Agreement successful," McCarthy, co-author of the study told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW)
According to the latest observations, the universe is 41 times more likely to be closed than flat but experts say more research is needed to prove that the findings are not a fluke.
Just 15 years of post-Paris Agreement emissions will lock in 20 centimeters of sea-level rise by 2300, equivalent to as much sea-level increase as seen over the entire 20th century, a new study revealed
An instrument on the spacecraft detected plasma density jump, confirming that it has entered the realm of the stars, say scientists
Midwest regions, including Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan, are likely to have their first snowfall of the year
Scientists developed a different approach to detect black holes of small mass by examining how a companion star moves in response to its gravity
This is the first time scientists have seen water from another planetary system