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Stonehenge Builders Used Pythagoras' Theorem Way Before The Philosopher’s Birth: Giants, Aliens, Other Theories On Its Origin

Several theories attempted to explain how the Stonehenge was formed. One of the most popular is the notion that aliens built the massive stone monument, while other accounts looked into giants helping humans.

Ancient June 22, 2018

NASA Prepares For Robot Lunar Exploration In An Attempt To Send Humans Back To The Moon

NASA said they are now focusing on partnerships with public and private enterprises to bring humans back to the moon. The first set of lander missions is expected to launch in 2022.

Space June 22, 2018

Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm

The dust storm in Mars has engulfed almost the entire planet as haze levels reach the highest in history. The Curiosity rover is not affected by the lack of sunlight as it is powered by nuclear energy.

Space June 21, 2018

NASA Curiosity Rover Shows Mars Surface In Stunning Selfie During The ‘Worst’ Dust Storm

Curiosity rover took a series of selfies during the worst dust storm in Mars. Meanwhile, the Opportunity rover went offline as it is running out of power due to lack of sunlight.

Space June 20, 2018

Giant Clams Can Tell The History Of Typhoons And Predict Future Storms

The shells of giant clams can record changes in the environment such as water temperatures and typhoons. Experts said they can use this data to predict storm patterns in the future.

Earth/Environment June 19, 2018

Experts Argue That Paying People To Work Less And Consume Less Can Save The Environment

The idea of universal basic income is that a financial payment from the government is given to every citizen. The people will feel less obligated to consume more as a reward for their hard work.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2018

Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family For OxyContin Profiteering Amid Opioid Crisis

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for misleading doctors into prescribing excess OxyContin. Eight members of the Sackler family, the owner of Purdue, were named in the complaint.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Largest Genetic Study Establishes Hereditary Links To Atrial Fibrillation To Explore Treatment Options

Scientists are exploring new ways to develop cardiovascular therapies using human genomics data. Atrial fibrillation is linked to lifestyle factors and genetic predisposition, and it affects more than 33 million people worldwide.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Shortage In Blood Bank Supply Prompts US Retail Brands To Drop Letters In Support Of Red Cross #MissingType Campaign

Blood banks in the United States experienced shortage annually as fewer people are now donating blood. The Red Cross launched a campaign urging major U.S. retail brands to drop letters A, B, and O in their names.

Public Health June 13, 2018

Feeling Hangry? New Study Explains The Psychology Why People Get Angry When Hungry

Feeling hangry is more than just a drop in the blood sugar, according to a new study published by the APA. Personality, environment, and context of a situation can trigger negative emotions due to hunger.

Neuroscience June 12, 2018

New Method Can Reduce Cost Of Direct Air Capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology

Scientists found a way to reduce the costs of carbon dioxide removal in the air. Using a technique called direct air capture, industrial coolants can convert carbon gas into synthetic fuel.

Earth/Environment June 11, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Detects New Solar System Twins: 1 Hosts 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets

One of the newly discovered Solar System twins hosts three rocky planets that are similar to Earth’s size. Scientists said the temperatures in these exoplanets could be dozens higher than Earth due to the strong radiation of their stars.

Space June 11, 2018

Polio Hits Venezuela For The First Time In 30 Years Amid Healthcare Crisis

The first case of poliovirus nearly 30 years after its eradication surfaced in the Warao communities in Venezuela’s Orinoco Delta. A 2012 study also showed that 10 percent of the indigenous tribe contracted the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

Public Health June 11, 2018

Want To Join SpaceX? Elon Musk Is Hiring More Than 500 People Who Have These Qualifications

SpaceX is hiring more than 500 people to fulfill engineering, operations, and design positions. Elon Musk is pooling human resources to work on his most ambitious project so far – the Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Space June 10, 2018

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade Die Of Suicide: How To Spot Suicidal Tendencies And What To Do About It

Deaths due to suicide are on the rise in the United States. The U.S. CDC indicated that firearm is the most common method of suicide, followed by hanging and poisoning.

Public Health June 9, 2018

Alzheimer’s Village Allows Patients To Roam Freely: Why Is Environment Crucial To An Alzheimer’s Brain

Creating an environment suitable for the overall health and well-being of Alzheimer’s patients is a top recommendation. A new Alzheimer’s village in France allows patients with dementia to socialize and roam freely.

Neuroscience June 8, 2018

NASA’s Flyby Juno Survives Jupiter’s Radioactive Field And Gets Another 3 Years Of Probe

The Juno mission is set out to explore Jupiter’s structure, mass, core, and origin. After two years of orbit, Juno remained operationally healthy, extending its mission to another three years.

Space June 8, 2018

Oldest Footprint Discovered On Ancient Seafloor Reveals What Creature Is First To Have Feet

Scientists discovered the oldest footprint known so far in an ancient seafloor in China. It is uncertain if the organism belongs to the arthropod family, although the researchers believe it could be a bilaterian with paired feet.

Ancient June 7, 2018

Fermilab's NOvA Experiment Shows Strong Evidence On How Neutrinos Behave

An experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab has shown strong evidence of neutrino’s behavior. Neutrinos make up the basic components of the universe, but it cannot be detected by the naked eye.

Energy June 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Can Identify And Count Animals In The Wild

Artificial intelligence has become a powerful tool to document information about wildlife. Using data from a crowdsourced platform, researchers converted images from motion-sensor cameras into texts and numbers that make up the wildlife census.

Animals June 6, 2018

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