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Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting

Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by...

Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes

Microbes in the atmosphere and the role of the oceans in their movement have been largely overlooked by researchers. Now, an international team shows...

Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman’s biological age

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level,...

Bridging the terahertz gap

Optical frequency combs are widely-used, high-precision tools for measuring and detecting different frequencies — a.k.a. colors — of light. Unlike conventional lasers, which emit...

Scientists discover common sea nettle jellyfish is actually two distinct species

Chances are, if you’ve been stung by a jellyfish along the Chesapeake Bay it was by a sea nettle jellyfish–one of the most common...

LIGO announces detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars

About 130 million years ago, two incredibly heavy, dense neutron stars spiraled around each other. Their dance brought them closer to one another and...

Dietary supplement glucosamine dampens brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures, epilepsy

Seizure disorders -- including epilepsy -- are associated with pathological hyperexcitability in brain neurons. Unfortunately, there are limited available treatments that can prevent this...

A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy

Scientists have long searched for the next generation of materials that can catalyze a revolution in renewable energy harvesting and storage.One candidate appears to...

New study demonstrates importance of studying sleep and eating in tandem

A new study from scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) offers important insights into possible links between sleep and...

Space radiation won’t stop NASA’s human exploration

While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is...