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Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star

Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard’s Star

A planet has been detected orbiting Barnard’s Star, a mere 6 light-years away. This breakthrough — announced in a paper published today in the journal Nature — is a result of the Red Dots and CARMENES projects, whose search for local rocky planets has already uncovered a new world orbiting our nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri. The…

Rainforest Vine Compound Starves Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Rainforest Vine Compound Starves Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as “austerity.” The cells’ remarkable resistance to starvation is one reason why pancreatic cancer is so deadly. Now researchers have identified a compound…

NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26

NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26

NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency’s website and social media platforms. Launched…

Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful.…

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

During the holiday season, it can be difficult for even the most determined of us to stick to…

Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions

Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions

During the late Cretaceous period, more than 65 million years ago, hundreds of different species of birds flitted…

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster…

DNA of World’s Oldest Natural Mummy Unlocks Secrets of America’s Ice Age Tribes

DNA of World’s Oldest Natural Mummy Unlocks Secrets of America’s Ice Age Tribes

A legal battle over a 10,600-year-old ancient skeleton – called the ‘Spirit Cave Mummy’ – has ended after…

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