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Broken Heart Syndrome Found Linked To Cancer, Says New Study

Is a broken heart associated with cancer? Researchers linked broken heart syndrome or takotsubo with cancer and a lower survival rate in a new international study.

Healthy Living/Wellness

Scientists Create A Device That Can Generate Power From The Human Knee

Think of how easy and convenient it would be to produce electricity by just simply walking where you need to go. This new wearable energy harvester is designed for this very purpose: to generate power from your knee's natural motion.

Energy

Chimps Bond Exceptionally Well By Watching Movies Together, Says Study

Chimpanzees enjoy movie nights, just like humans. New research revealed that these primates bond well with each other and with humans after watching a film together.

Animals July 17, 2019

SpaceX, NASA Identify Problem That Caused Crew Dragon Spacecraft Explosion During April Engine Test

A propellant leak turned out to be the cause of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft explosion last April. SpaceX and NASA revealed all the details about the unexpected accident.

Space July 17, 2019

NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Says Americans Would Have Gone To Mars Had There Been No Political Risks

It's not just technological limitations that are holding NASA back from getting to Mars and the moon. In a recent interview, NASA head Jim Bridenstine said that political risks in the past kept the space agency from reaching Mars.

Space July 16, 2019

Silica Aerogel Could Melt Ice On Mars And Make Red Planet Habitable

Another day, another step has been made to make Mars more habitable to humans. Now, scientists discovered a material that could simply be spread over Mars' surface and produce liquid water from the frozen ice below.

Space July 16, 2019

Scientists Discover Life Lurking In The Most Remote, Uninhabitable Desert Of The Pacific

The South Pacific Gyre is one of the most isolated, lifeless parts of Earth. Due to extreme conditions in this region, it has become a desert nearly completely devoid of life — except for a couple of survivors.

Earth/Environment July 5, 2019

Scientists Store, Retrieve Digital Photos In Tiny Molecules Used For Metabolism

In the future, data could be stored in molecules instead of chips. New research takes a significant step forward by successfully storing and retrieving images with great accuracy in metabolites.

Material Science July 4, 2019

Cockroaches Are Rapidly Evolving To Become Invincible: Here’s How Humans Can Fend Them Off

Researchers found that cockroaches are growing more and more resistant to insecticides. So what are humans supposed to do to prevent indestructible roaches from taking over the household?

Animals July 4, 2019

Researchers Successfully Eliminate HIV From Mice Genome Using CRISPR

Is a cure for HIV in the horizon? Scientists take a huge step forward by successfully removing HIV from the genomes of infected mice with the help of gene-editing tool CRISPR.

Biotech July 3, 2019

Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Traced To Its Origins In A Faraway Galaxy

Scientists discover the source of a fast radio burst to a galaxy 7.9 billion light-years away. While these radio signals remain a mystery, identifying their origins are a significant step to finding out what causes these strange radio bursts.

Space July 2, 2019

First Ever AI Simulation Of The Universe Is So Smart That Even Scientists Are Baffled

How does the universe work? It appears that a new AI could help find the answer as it was able to work well beyond the parameters set by its developers.

Space June 26, 2019

Cicadas Carry A Zombie Fungus That Transforms Them Into ‘Flying Salt Shakers Of Death’

A new study sheds more light on cicadas, revealing a zombie-like fungus that takes over the bodily functions of these insects. Infected cicadas engage in bizarre behavior, such as constant mating attempts despite the fungus eating at their genitals.

Animals June 26, 2019

Tiny Electric ‘Soccer Balls’ Floating In Space Shed Light On Interstellar Mystery

For decades, astronomers have been trying to find out what compounds make up the interstellar medium or the space between star systems. For the first time ever, electrically charged buckyballs are spotted in this mysterious space.

Space June 26, 2019

The Evolution Of Capuchin Monkeys’ Stone Tools Create An Incredible 3,000-Year Archaeological Record

These monkeys are in the middle of their own Stone Age. In the same way changes in human tools over millennia allowed scientists to trace human evolution, the changes in capuchin monkey tools do the same for these primates.

Animals June 25, 2019

WATCH: Scientists Catch Footage Of Mysterious Giant Squid In The Gulf Of Mexico

A giant squid strikes at a research probe in the deep sea, surprising scientists monitoring the videos. The event marks the first time a giant squid has been caught in video in the United States.

Animals June 24, 2019

Neanderthal, Mystery Human DNA Found In The ‘Dark Heart’ Of Our Chromosomes

Scientists dive into the deep, dark heart of the human chromosome to see what's within. Their discovery included chunks of DNA from Neanderthals and a mystery human ancestor.

Ancient June 21, 2019

Massive Alien Hunt Finds No Sign Of Extraterrestrial Life In 1,300 Stars Closest To Earth

Breakthrough Listen searched the stars nearest Earth for any sign of alien life, but the $100 million project came up short of any evidence. Are we alone after all?

Space June 20, 2019

Shaggy Hyenas Lived, Hunted In The Frigid Arctic During The Last Ice Age

Only a handful of hyena species exist today, but this wasn't always the case. New research found that prehistoric hyenas thrived in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, hunting other animals and crossing continents.

Animals June 19, 2019

Astronomers Look Back 13 Billion Years To See Earliest Example Of Galaxies Merging

Around 13 billion years ago, two galaxies came together in an epic collision and created something entirely new to the universe. Scientists just witnessed this event.

Space June 19, 2019

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