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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...

Restless legs syndrome study identifies 13 new genetic risk variants

A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options...

Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests.A major study of...

Magic mushrooms may reset the brains of depressed patients

Patients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.The findings come from a study...

Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore

Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil...

Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response

Results from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit...