Telescope captures the most detailed, turbulent image yet of our Sun:  'Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma'
Telescope captures the most detailed, turbulent image yet of our Sun: 'Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma'

National Science Foundation's Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope will work with NASA/ESA missions and will help scientists uncover the Sun's secrets and predict space weather

Astronomers trace the mysterious origins of supernova a hundred times brighter than a regular one
Astronomers trace the mysterious origins of supernova a hundred times brighter than a regular one

New evidence suggests that the explosion — dubbed SN 2006gy — may have resulted from a collision between a pair of white dwarfs and a relatively massive star

Toxic 'forever chemicals' are contaminating drinking water in US at levels far worse than previously estimated
Toxic 'forever chemicals' are contaminating drinking water in US at levels far worse than previously estimated

These chemicals have been linked to cancer, liver damage, low birth weight, and other health problems

Unexplained spike in deadly greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 contradicts claims of slashed emissions
Unexplained spike in deadly greenhouse gas far worse than CO2 contradicts claims of slashed emissions

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC-23), which is nearly 15,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, hit record levels in 2018. This rise contradicts earlier reports by countries who had stated that they have slashed the release of the gas.

Two habitable super-Earths found with agreeable temperature and conditions to keep water in liquid state
Two habitable super-Earths found with agreeable temperature and conditions to keep water in liquid state

The two super-Earths—named GJ180d and GJ229Ac—are about 19 and 40 light-years away from the Earth

Houses built from fungi such as mushrooms could be the future in space and on Earth
Houses built from fungi such as mushrooms could be the future in space and on Earth

NASA began exploring this idea in 2018. At the heart of this technology is a structure that gives mushrooms its shape -- mycelium. These structures, which grow into mushrooms, are sturdy and flexible.

Scientists create the first 'living robots' that can survive for a week and heal themselves
Scientists create the first 'living robots' that can survive for a week and heal themselves

Measuring only 1 millimeter wide, these robots can pull off hefty operations, from transporting medicine around a patient’s body to cleaning up pollution from the oceans, say researchers.

Earth's closest 'super' neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a star, may be home to second planet, study suggests
Earth's closest 'super' neighbor, Proxima Centauri, a star, may be home to second planet, study suggests

It appears to be at least 5.8 times as massive as Earth, earning it the name 'super-earth'. It could be orbiting its star about once every five years, say scientists who led the planet-hunting mission hunt

Galactic mystery: Strange objects that look like gas but behave like stars lurk at the heart of Milky Way
Galactic mystery: Strange objects that look like gas but behave like stars lurk at the heart of Milky Way

These G objects were once binary stars — a system of two stars orbiting each other — that merged because of our supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*

Machine mimicking human body can keep livers alive for 7 days externally, can also treat them, detect ailments
Machine mimicking human body can keep livers alive for 7 days externally, can also treat them, detect ailments

The machine, which experts are calling a breakthrough, can repair damaged livers. This should increase the number of organs available for transplantation, which is in line with the purpose of our project, say experts

'Great Divide': Ring-like structure split our solar system in two, sowed seeds for life on Earth, study shows
'Great Divide': Ring-like structure split our solar system in two, sowed seeds for life on Earth, study shows

The 'Great Divide' is a ring-like structure—made of dust and gas—that existed billions of years ago, when the Sun had just been created, according to the new study

The first lunar eclipse of the year is on Friday but most American stargazers might miss the visual treat
The first lunar eclipse of the year is on Friday but most American stargazers might miss the visual treat

The eclipse, which begins around 12.06 pm EST and ends at 4:14 pm EST, will be visible from Europe, Africa, western Asia, and some small parts of North America

Wuhan coronavirus: Human-to-human transmission in China started as early as mid-December, says new study
Wuhan coronavirus: Human-to-human transmission in China started as early as mid-December, says new study

The study suggests that coronavirus began spreading between closely-related people from the middle of December, while Chinese authorities had confirmed this on January 20, almost a month later

Wuhan coronavirus pandemic? WHO declares its 6th global public health emergency, but what does it mean?
Wuhan coronavirus pandemic? WHO declares its 6th global public health emergency, but what does it mean?

What was lacking for them to declare an international emergency were deaths abroad and human-to-human transmission outside of China, occurrences which have been both confirmed. Over 100 cases have been detected across 20 countries so far

Coronavirus: Experts unsure whether current efforts enough to contain the mysterious outbreak successfully
Coronavirus: Experts unsure whether current efforts enough to contain the mysterious outbreak successfully

The more we learn about it, the greater the possibility that the transmission will not be able to be controlled with public health measures, say experts

Coronavirus: Bats likely the source, but other animals may have helped transfer disease to humans, says study
Coronavirus: Bats likely the source, but other animals may have helped transfer disease to humans, says study

Figuring out the animal source could help health experts contain the infection that has sickened over 7,711 people and killed over 170 in China

Psilocybin in magic mushrooms may help reduce depression and anxiety among  cancer patients, finds study
Psilocybin in magic mushrooms may help reduce depression and anxiety among cancer patients, finds study

About 60 to 80 % of participants in the study showed significant reductions in depression or anxiety and improvements in quality of life

Wuhan coronavirus: Did Chinese officials downplay the extent of deadly outbreak in its early stages?
Wuhan coronavirus: Did Chinese officials downplay the extent of deadly outbreak in its early stages?

If reports are to be believed, the officials allegedly told doctors that they were not allowed to report about the new virus

Coronavirus: Australia lab first to grow Wuhan virus outside China, 'breakthrough' in fight against disease
Coronavirus: Australia lab first to grow Wuhan virus outside China, 'breakthrough' in fight against disease

'The discovery will become a critical part of the toolkit to show if vaccines work, as scientists will be able to test any potential vaccine against a lab-grown version of the disease'

People who develop Parkinson's before 50 may have been born with damaged brain cells, says study
People who develop Parkinson's before 50 may have been born with damaged brain cells, says study

About 10% of Parkinson's develop the condition young, between 21 and 50 years. People develop the disease when their brain cells that make dopamine -- a substance that helps coordinate muscle movement -- malfunction or die. 

Wuhan coronavirus: Where did virus originate? Experts divided over Chinese seafood market origins
Wuhan coronavirus: Where did virus originate? Experts divided over Chinese seafood market origins

Initial evidence pointed toward the local seafood market because several of those infected in the beginning worked there. The market has been shut since January 1, 2020.  Further, China has temporarily pulled the plug on all wildlife trade

Wuhan coronavirus facts vs fake news: All the myths and conspiracy theories on social media busted!
Wuhan coronavirus facts vs fake news: All the myths and conspiracy theories on social media busted!

From the outbreak being a ploy to vaccinate people to being a bioweapon for population control, myths are running wild

Wuhan coronavirus: Fifth case of deadly disease confirmed in US even as CDC awaits test results of 70 others
Wuhan coronavirus: Fifth case of deadly disease confirmed in US even as CDC awaits test results of 70 others

CDC has tested over 100 samples from 26 states of which five have tested positive and 25 have tested negative

Wuhan Coronavirus:  China takes strict measures to control 'grave' situation as it fears losing public trust
Wuhan Coronavirus: China takes strict measures to control 'grave' situation as it fears losing public trust

About 45% of the people who are either suspected to be infected or placed under medical observation may turn into confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, estimates Wuhan’s Mayor Zhou Xianwang

Wuhan coronavirus: US, France, Japan to evacuate their citizens from epicenter even as China sees more cases
Wuhan coronavirus: US, France, Japan to evacuate their citizens from epicenter even as China sees more cases

The US is arranging a charter flight to carry American diplomats and its citizens from Wuhan. The flight, which has the capacity of transporting 230 people, will leave for San Francisco on January 28

Wuhan coronavirus: Lessons China learnt from 2002 SARS outbreak may help contain spread of deadly new virus
Wuhan coronavirus: Lessons China learnt from 2002 SARS outbreak may help contain spread of deadly new virus

The Chinese authorities appeared to have been much more proactive with the new outbreak, including providing the WHO with information on a regular basis, say experts

Wuhan coronavirus: Deadly disease rapidly goes global posing 'high risk'
Wuhan coronavirus: Deadly disease rapidly goes global posing 'high risk'

A man from Washington became the first US citizen to contract the disease and is currently in treatment

Wuhan coronavirus: All you need to know about the deadly disease
Wuhan coronavirus: All you need to know about the deadly disease

Scientists across the globe are putting their heads together to make sense of the new virus, the danger it poses and the means to avert a global epidemic

Wuhan outbreak: Humans may have picked up the deadly virus from snakes in a local live animal market
Wuhan outbreak: Humans may have picked up the deadly virus from snakes in a local live animal market

Evidence suggests the virus may have formed as a result of viruses from bats and snakes combining, which can happen when two species of animals are kept in close quarters

Consumption of inferior low-fats and carbohydrates can impact your life span, says study
Consumption of inferior low-fats and carbohydrates can impact your life span, says study

People who consumed carbohydrates from whole grains, non-starchy vegetables, and whole fruits had lower risks of premature deaths, says the study, which was conducted on the data provided by 37,233 American adults

Pro-vaping Instagram influencer posts outnumber FDA’s anti-e-cigarette messages by 10,000 to 1
Pro-vaping Instagram influencer posts outnumber FDA’s anti-e-cigarette messages by 10,000 to 1

The analysis shows Instagram user comments disputing the FDA claims of the damaging health effects from nicotine and calling the campaign propaganda, say experts

Single use of sunscreen can see six different chemicals leach into the bloodstream, reveals FDA study
Single use of sunscreen can see six different chemicals leach into the bloodstream, reveals FDA study

The findings in these studies do not mean that the FDA has concluded that any of the ingredients tested are unsafe for use in sunscreens, say experts

Wuhan outbreak: British tourist battling for life in Thailand could be first western victim of deadly virus
Wuhan outbreak: British tourist battling for life in Thailand could be first western victim of deadly virus

The 32-year-old tourist is likely to have picked up the virus during his stay in Koh Phi Phi island

Marijuana compound could kill deadly superbugs like MRSA which affects 90,000 Americans every year
Marijuana compound could kill deadly superbugs like MRSA which affects 90,000 Americans every year

Tests show the cannabis compound cannabigerol can successfully kill MRSA, even eliminating those that did not respond to antibiotics, while also inhibiting its ability to form biofilms on medical implants

Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: San Francisco, New York, and LA start screening passengers for deadly new virus
Wuhan pneumonia outbreak: San Francisco, New York, and LA start screening passengers for deadly new virus

Health experts believe it is highly plausible that there will be at least one case in the United States

Early menopause makes women prone to developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and high BP after 60: Study
Early menopause makes women prone to developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and high BP after 60: Study

About 71% of women with premature menopause had developed multiple diseases by the age of 60 compared with 55% of women who experienced menopause at the age of 50-51, says the study.

Americans have a drinking problem with adults binge drinking more than ever before, warns CDC
Americans have a drinking problem with adults binge drinking more than ever before, warns CDC

Between 2011 and 2017, the average number of drinks consumed by binge drinkers per year has gone up from 472 to 529.

Month into pregnancy loss, 29 percent of women suffered post-traumatic stress, 11 percent depression, says study
Month into pregnancy loss, 29 percent of women suffered post-traumatic stress, 11 percent depression, says study

The study that was conducted by Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research at Imperial College Lond found after nine months of a failed pregnancy, about 18% of women had post-traumatic stress, 17% moderate to severe anxiety, and 6% had moderate to severe depression

Flame retardants and pesticides are affecting brain development in children and leading to low IQs: Study
Flame retardants and pesticides are affecting brain development in children and leading to low IQs: Study

Researchers caution that people need to watch out for flame retardants, found in furniture and carpeting, and children's toys, and pesticides, as their impact on IQ rose from 67% to 81% in the recent years. They are overtaking heavy metals as the biggest contributors to IQ loss.

Could tiny bacteria protect Parkinson's patients from deadly protein? Study has a gut feeling it's possible
Could tiny bacteria protect Parkinson's patients from deadly protein? Study has a gut feeling it's possible

Researchers have identified a probiotic bacteria which prevents the formation of toxic clumps that starve the brain of dopamine, a key chemical that coordinates movement.

High Influenza B activity recorded this season, children more susceptible to the virus than adults, says CDC
High Influenza B activity recorded this season, children more susceptible to the virus than adults, says CDC

The flu has claimed the lives of 32 children so far -- it was 16 last year. Of the 32 children, Influenza B alone killed 21 children, says CDC. About 9.7 million people have been affected by the flu already and the numbers are set to grow

Climate change effect: Warming temperatures could kill thousands of Americans each year, study finds
Climate change effect: Warming temperatures could kill thousands of Americans each year, study finds

A rise of 1.5 and 2 degree celsius, might bring about 2,100 and 1,600 additional deaths every year due to injuries -- with drowning and transport accidents becoming more common

Burnout may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, leading to heart failure: Study
Burnout may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, leading to heart failure: Study

After over 25 years, the researchers observed that participants showing the highest levels of burnout had a 20% higher risk of developing irregular heartbeat than those with little to no evidence of the condition.

Stress in expectant mothers could result in poor brain development in their unborn children
Stress in expectant mothers could result in poor brain development in their unborn children

About nine out of every 1,000 babies born in the US have a congenital heart defect, according to the American Heart Association. Now a study has found that a high percentage of pregnant women with a diagnosis of a major fetal heart problem tested positive for stress, anxiety and depression.

Normal human body temperature has dropped steadily in the US since the 19th century, finds study
Normal human body temperature has dropped steadily in the US since the 19th century, finds study

The body temperatures in both men and women have constantly decreased by 0.03°C per decade of birth; researchers propose that this decrease is the result of changes in our environment over the past 200 years, which have, in turn, driven physiological changes.

Painkillers like paracetamol can reduce your empathy for others by numbing pain and emotions, says study
Painkillers like paracetamol can reduce your empathy for others by numbing pain and emotions, says study

The drug is designed to target these regions to reduce physical pain. But they inadvertently affect experiences of emotions and social pain too. This is because physical pain and emotions are controlled by the same regions in the brain, says the study

Women who use talcum powder may not be at risk of getting ovarian cancer, finds study
Women who use talcum powder may not be at risk of getting ovarian cancer, finds study

Experts say though the study is elaborate and competent, it could not entirely rule out a link between cancer and talc, which is a carcinogenic used in powder

Diabetes drug may help prevent miscarriages by 'improving' womb of pregnant women and increasing stem cells: Study
Diabetes drug may help prevent miscarriages by 'improving' womb of pregnant women and increasing stem cells: Study

If a larger clinical trial shows successful results, the drug can be easily adopted worldwide, says the team

Toxic metals leaching out of brake pads in cars might mess with our ability to fight infections: Study
Toxic metals leaching out of brake pads in cars might mess with our ability to fight infections: Study

Toxic metal particles from worn-out brake pads are small enough to reach the lungs, and this could be responsible for increasing people's susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Measles scare: Seattle schools send home nearly 800 students who did not get MMR vaccine shots
Measles scare: Seattle schools send home nearly 800 students who did not get MMR vaccine shots

Students will be allowed to attend schools if they provide proof of an upcoming vaccination appointment.

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