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By now, we’re all aware that Mars used to be a lot wetter than it is now. With the help of NASA’s two operational rovers, Curiosity and Opportunity, we also know that large volumes of water used to flow and the Martian surface is rich in minerals formed in the presence of water.
Related: Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover looks to 'jump' sand dune
Conventional thinking has it that the universe and all the matter within it exploded out from a single point, the so-called Big Bang Singularity. But a German theoretical physicists says this never happened. Instead, the universe started empty and cold, slowly emerging from a deep freeze.
Everyone knows that space is cold. In the vast gulf between stars and galaxies, the temperature of gaseous matter routinely drops to 3 Kelvin, or 454 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.
Materials shape human progress—think Stone Age or Bronze Age. The 21st century has been referred to as the molecular age, a time when scientists are beginning to manipulate materials at the atomic level to create new substances with astounding properties.
Previous studies have shown the certain pesticides can increase the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Now, researchers have now found that the strength of that risk depends on an individual’s genetic makeup, which in the most pesticide-exposed populations could increase the chances of developing the debilitating disease by two- to six-fold.
On average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists.
More than 400 dead dolphins were found in January on the Pacific Ocean beaches of northern Peru where twice that number were encountered in the whole of 2012, officials have said.
Feeling powerless — that is, being unable to control your circumstances with your given resources — doesn’t only demotivate future action; it could be a hindrance once you finally take that action. A new study from the University of Cambridge has shown that people who felt powerless reported objects weighing more than they actually did.
Pain sensitivity is controlled by a genetic "dimmer switch", which can be re-set, UK scientists have said.
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, say World Health Organization scientists.
The Black Death of the 14th century may be written into the DNA of survivors' descendants, new research finds.
Biologists have discovered that mosquito sperm have a “sense of smell” and that some of same chemicals that the mosquito can smell cause the sperm to swim harder.
All human behaviour can be broken down into four basic emotions, according to research by Glasgow University.
It may sound like a terrifying science fiction baddie, but Japanese researchers have revealed the first cyborg cockroaches - and say they could help keep our cities clean.
A new study from the University of Iowa shows evidence that stock price movements are, in fact, predictable during short windows.
The study by researchers in the Tippie College of Business suggests that price movements can be predicted with a better than 50-50 accuracy for anywhere up to one minute after the stock leaves the confines of its bid-ask spread. Probabilities continue to be significant until about five minutes after it leaves the spread. By 30 minutes, the predictability window has closed.
Call it humanity's unexpected U-turn. One of the biggest events in the history of our species is the exodus out of Africa some 65,000 years ago, the start of Homo sapiens' long march across the world. Now a study of southern African genes shows that, unexpectedly, another migration took western Eurasian DNA back to the very southern tip of the continent 3000 years ago.
Earth may be a nice and cosy place for life as we know it to evolve, but is it really the best place for life to thrive? Probably not, say two researchers. In fact, Earth may be one of the more extreme examples of a "habitable" world where life was lucky to survive.
Alien planets without big, climate-stabilizing moons like the one that orbits Earth may still be capable of supporting life, a new study reports.
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