New map of Mars' upper atmosphere shows wind patterns on the Red Planet are much simpler than those on Earth
New map of Mars' upper atmosphere shows wind patterns on the Red Planet are much simpler than those on Earth

This will help scientists better understand the workings of the Martian climate, giving them a more accurate picture of its ancient past and its ongoing evolution

Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years
Abortion rights: Access under threat as a third of independent clinics have shut down in the last five years

As of 2012, the US had 510 independent abortion clinics open. Fast forward to November 2019, the numbers have plummeted to 344

Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled
Thousands of strange circular holes discovered in seabed off California coast leave scientists baffled

The holes measure 11 meters wide and one meter deep, on average, according to scientists who mapped the seabed. The survey was done to evaluate the feasibility of building a wind energy farm on the site

Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study
Children born from frozen embryos twice as likely to develop cancer, particularly leukemia and neuroblastoma, says study

The risk is higher among women who use the frozen embryo transfer method -- the incidence being 44.4 per 100 000 -- which is more than two-fold higher than children born to fertile women

A year of brushes with extinction: 2019 saw a record 2,144 space rocks whiz past Earth
A year of brushes with extinction: 2019 saw a record 2,144 space rocks whiz past Earth

Around 175 approached the planet in November, according to the European Space Agency (ESA), which monitors and raises alarms of possible collisions; Two more are expected to approach Earth by the year-end.

The tragic history of Bikini Atoll mapped: Scientists show huge craters in sea floor blasted by atom bomb tests
The tragic history of Bikini Atoll mapped: Scientists show huge craters in sea floor blasted by atom bomb tests

The new map provides evidence for these nuclear tests, say researches from University of Delaware

Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people
Vaping crisis: CDC releases full list of vape brands that may have killed 48 people

About 56% of vaping-related lung injury victims used Dank Vapes, which can be easily found in the black market

Ocean Dead Zones: The silent killers of marine life are expanding and have increased exponentially since the 1960s
Ocean Dead Zones: The silent killers of marine life are expanding and have increased exponentially since the 1960s

According to experts, these zones result from the loss of oxygen, and they are expanding due to climate change and pollutants from agricultural wastes

Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own
Man born without testicle gets one from identical twin brother so he can have children of his own

After the surgery, the man's testosterone levels reached the normal range and his testicles will now carry sperm, say doctors. He can father children — but through in vitro fertilization for now

NASA's Moon Mission 2024: Artemis will explore uncharted polar region, set the stage for future explorations, says scientist
NASA's Moon Mission 2024: Artemis will explore uncharted polar region, set the stage for future explorations, says scientist

NASA zeroed in on the south pole as its landing site after the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)—a robotic spacecraft circling Moon—provided a wealth of information on the region

Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago
Nevada cancer survivor found to have two different sets of DNA after bone marrow transplant 4 years ago

The procedure had replaced the patient's blood DNA with that of his donor. The foreign DNA managed to find its way into the patient's cheeks, lips and semen.

Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts
Flu outbreak is peaking earlier this year in US and is about to get worse driven by an unusual virus, warn experts

The CDC predicts that flu activity might peak between December and February, showing a 40% chance of a peak in December, a 30% chance of a peak in January, and a 25% chance of a peak in February.

How Saturn's tiger moon Enceladus got its stripes? It's due to the planet's gravity, say scientists
How Saturn's tiger moon Enceladus got its stripes? It's due to the planet's gravity, say scientists

Thanks to NASA’s Cassini Mission to Saturn, scientists now know that the cracks repeatedly widen and narrow as they dance to the rhythm of Saturn's gravity

Scientists work on oral contraceptive capsules as study finds brains in women may shrink with usage of birth control pills
Scientists work on oral contraceptive capsules as study finds brains in women may shrink with usage of birth control pills

Almost half of the pregnancies in the US are unplanned, and about 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 49 use birth control pills. Despite this, about 9% of them become pregnant each year.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe reaches closer to the sun than any other mission, sends back data to help understand origin of solar winds
NASA's Parker Solar Probe reaches closer to the sun than any other mission, sends back data to help understand origin of solar winds

The data shows that these winds come from a hole in the Sun's corona or the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere and appear to be closer to its equator

Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs
Metals from vaping devices may have left California woman with scarred and permanently damaged lungs

The damage to the patient's lungs is caused by a rare lung disease, typically seen in industry metal workers, according to doctors who treated the patient.

Space news: Giant Neptune-like exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf 1,500 light-years away in rare discovery
Space news: Giant Neptune-like exoplanet found orbiting white dwarf 1,500 light-years away in rare discovery

The study provides evidence that planets can survive the explosive transformation of a star into a white dwarf as most planets were thought to not survive this transition.

Do dogs help children develop? New study finds having a pooch in the room helps kids spend more time reading and learning
Do dogs help children develop? New study finds having a pooch in the room helps kids spend more time reading and learning

A dog is a reassuring, uncritical audience who will not mind if mistakes are made, say experts, adding that these findings could help schools develop dog-assisted strategies to support struggling young readers

Cancer drug could reduce painful periods in women suffering from endometriosis, shows study
Cancer drug could reduce painful periods in women suffering from endometriosis, shows study

Researchers are conducting an early-phase clinical trial to confirm their findings. Currently, women depend on either hormone-based therapy that produces unpleasant side effects or surgery, which results in lesions returning after 5 years, 50% of the time.

Climate change and hot weather prompting early labor  leading to over 25,000 premature births in the US, says study
Climate change and hot weather prompting early labor leading to over 25,000 premature births in the US, says study

Hot spells, which could be a risk factor for early deliveries, puts children born just two or three weeks early at slightly higher risks of respiratory problems, like asthma, later in childhood, say scientists.

New treatment to benefit millions suffering from kidney stones by making it faster and less painful
New treatment to benefit millions suffering from kidney stones by making it faster and less painful

Researchers have discovered a combination of two drugs that help relax the inner lining of the ureter and ease the difficult process of removing kidney stones

Greenland is becoming unstable as lakes empty into the bottom of the ice sheets: study
Greenland is becoming unstable as lakes empty into the bottom of the ice sheets: study

These lakes are formed during summers, as the ice begins to melt, resulting in “supraglacial” lakes forming on the surface of the ice.  Many of these lakes drain through the cracks and crevasses in the ice sheet, weakening it further.

Misuse of non-opioid drugs may be linked to increasing suicide attempts among Americans, say researchers
Misuse of non-opioid drugs may be linked to increasing suicide attempts among Americans, say researchers

The researchers recommend that patients must be screened for substance use disorders, mood disorders, and suicidal ideation before being given the drugs

In fight against climate change, one whale is worth thousands of trees and can suck 33 tonnes of CO2 from atmosphere: Study
In fight against climate change, one whale is worth thousands of trees and can suck 33 tonnes of CO2 from atmosphere: Study

These mammals are naturally adept at removing and capturing carbon dioxide, and when they die, they sink deep into the ocean floor, taking with them their carbon reserves

Can heartburn medicines increase the risk of stomach infections? New study says so, but not everyone is convinced
Can heartburn medicines increase the risk of stomach infections? New study says so, but not everyone is convinced

The study claims that while reducing the "secretion of acids" in the stomach, these drugs may promote the growth of harmful bacteria, affect the gut microbiome, and weaken the immune system.

Porn addiction: Binging on adult entertainment can rewire the brain to a more child-like state leaving addicts prone to poor decisions
Porn addiction: Binging on adult entertainment can rewire the brain to a more child-like state leaving addicts prone to poor decisions

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

Dying coral reefs can be revived by playing sounds of healthy reefs on underwater loudspeakers to attract fish
Dying coral reefs can be revived by playing sounds of healthy reefs on underwater loudspeakers to attract fish

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

Kidney failure, skin infections and sepsis now linked to pollution from motor vehicles, wildfires and power plants
Kidney failure, skin infections and sepsis now linked to pollution from motor vehicles, wildfires and power plants

The study also provides concrete evidence to strengthen links between this pollutant and other diseases reported in previous studies: heart and lung diseases, diabetes, Parkinson's disease and diabetes

Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes
Massachusetts becomes first US state to impose tough restrictions on tobacco, vape flavors and menthol cigarettes

Beginning June 1, 2020, the state will limit the sale of flavored nicotine vaping products, menthol cigarettes and flavored chewing tobacco to licensed smoking bars, where they may only be smoked on-site

More than two million Americans live without access to running water and basic plumbing, finds report
More than two million Americans live without access to running water and basic plumbing, finds report

According to the new report, the crisis affects communities of color, lower-income people in rural areas and tribal communities among others

Giant, raging dust storms may explain how Mars' water disappeared over billions of years
Giant, raging dust storms may explain how Mars' water disappeared over billions of years

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.

Mars 2020: Ambitious $7 billion space mission to bring just half kilogram of rocks from the Red Planet
Mars 2020: Ambitious $7 billion space mission to bring just half kilogram of rocks from the Red Planet

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

Single dose of  ketamine may help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake and fight addiction, reveals study
Single dose of ketamine may help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol intake and fight addiction, reveals study

The findings could be turned into a helpful treatment for excessive drinking, or potentially for other drug addictions, say scientists

Few brain-boosting supplements sold in the US contain an unapproved drug that could cause serious side-effects such as anxiety and depression: Study
Few brain-boosting supplements sold in the US contain an unapproved drug that could cause serious side-effects such as anxiety and depression: Study

The drug called piracetam is not approved by the FDA due to lack of evidence that it improves brain health; The researchers found in varying amounts in five supplement brands

Thousands of planets could be revolving around supermassive blackholes like how the Earth orbits the Sun, suggests new theory
Thousands of planets could be revolving around supermassive blackholes like how the Earth orbits the Sun, suggests new theory

The theory challenges the widely-held notion that planets are formed only around a young star

Climate change crisis: Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels hit a record high with no signs of slowing down, warns UN report
Climate change crisis: Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels hit a record high with no signs of slowing down, warns UN report

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.

Post-antibiotic era: Resistance to once life-saving drugs kills 35,000 Americans every year
Post-antibiotic era: Resistance to once life-saving drugs kills 35,000 Americans every year

The improper use of antibiotics by doctors, hospitals, patients, farmers and others in the agricultural sector have aggravated the crisis, say experts

Astronomers discover dead star cloaked by interstellar dust as they capture a spectacular view of the center of the Milky Way
Astronomers discover dead star cloaked by interstellar dust as they capture a spectacular view of the center of the Milky Way

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.

Newly introduced flu drug baloxavir contributing to rising threat of antiviral resistance, say health experts
Newly introduced flu drug baloxavir contributing to rising threat of antiviral resistance, say health experts

The rate of emergence of baloxavir-resistant viruses is high and the resistant viruses transmit and cause disease in humans, warns the research team

Many women feel 'phantom' fetus kicks years after giving birth, says study
Many women feel 'phantom' fetus kicks years after giving birth, says study

According to a survey, around 40% women feel these sensations, averaging 6.8 years following delivery; They could be a risk factor for depression and anxiety in vulnerable women, say experts.

Insect-like creatures on Mars? Ohio entomologist cites NASA photos as proof of life on Red Planet,  experts say it's all an illusion
Insect-like creatures on Mars? Ohio entomologist cites NASA photos as proof of life on Red Planet, experts say it's all an illusion

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

Fish oil supplements might help ADHD children, but only those with omega-3 deficiency, says study
Fish oil supplements might help ADHD children, but only those with omega-3 deficiency, says study

The supplements hurt children with normal levels of omega-3 in their blood: their symptoms worsened, especially impulsivity, says the study

After 3-decade 'star trek', scientists find missing neutron star formed in 1987 supernova explosion
After 3-decade 'star trek', scientists find missing neutron star formed in 1987 supernova explosion

The neutron star was shrouded in dust from the supernova explosion that occurred 160,000 light-years away in a neighbouring galaxy, experts say.

A new disease, likely fuelled by climate change,  killing coral reefs in Western Pacific Ocean
A new disease, likely fuelled by climate change, killing coral reefs in Western Pacific Ocean

Experts say the grey-patch disease strikes by altering the corals' defenses and will influence the health of future reefs.

Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US
Washington bans vaping products with vitamin E acetate, a chemical linked to surge in lung injuries in US

The state has asked e-cigarette manufacturers to disclose the ingredients used in their products.

Extraterrestrial sugars discovered in two meteorites that hit Earth provide vital clues to the origin of life on Earth
Extraterrestrial sugars discovered in two meteorites that hit Earth provide vital clues to the origin of life on Earth

Scientists had previously detected other important building blocks of life, including components of proteins, DNA and RNA, in meteorites

Rare mosquito-borne viral infection that has killed 14 Americans may be linked to climate change
Rare mosquito-borne viral infection that has killed 14 Americans may be linked to climate change

The virus is considered rare in the country, with nearly seven human cases of EEE reported annually. However, this year, the numbers speak a different story

Alpha Monocerotid:  Rare 'unicorn' meteor shower expected to light up the skies on Thursday
Alpha Monocerotid: Rare 'unicorn' meteor shower expected to light up the skies on Thursday

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.

How old is my dog? One dog year is not equal to 7 human years, say scientists who come up with new formula to find pets' age
How old is my dog? One dog year is not equal to 7 human years, say scientists who come up with new formula to find pets' age

The older method, which equates one dog year to seven human years, is a myth, say scientists.

Flu season in full swing with record 30 states affected as doctors urge people to get vaccinated to prevent fatal infection
Flu season in full swing with record 30 states affected as doctors urge people to get vaccinated to prevent fatal infection

The US was hit badly by the flu two years ago, killing 79,000 people. Health experts think it's too early to make an estimate of what the next few months have in store.

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