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Four Newly Discovered Elements in The Periodic Table Get Names: Here’s What They Are Called

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), an organisation recognised as the world authority in chemical sciences has finally announced the proposed names for the newly discovered elements in the Periodic Table. The elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 are nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson …

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NASA Uses Satellites to Track Pollution

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has developed a new method to locate and monitor sources of air pollution using satellites. NASA recently used this approach to discover 39 previously unreported major sources of sulfur dioxide. The SO2 is coming from coal-burning power plants, smelters and oil and gas …

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HIV Vaccine Getting Ready for Clinical Trials

HIV Vaccine Getting Ready for Clinical Trials

A new HIV vaccination, developed by Dr. Louis Picker and his team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, is ready for clinical testing on humans. Picker and his team are now in the process of recruiting healthy participants for those trials. The vaccine is derived from cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a strain …

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Scientists Developing Human-Pig Embryos For Organ Research

Scientists Developing Human-Pig Embryos For Organ Research

Despite a National Institutes of Health moratorium on the funding of such research, scientists at the University of California, Davis have injected pig embryos with human stem cells as an effort to produce hybrids known as chimeras, BBC News revealed over the weekend. The UK media organization, which was granted access to the work for their …

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Universe Is Expanding Faster than Previously Believed

Galaxy Studies Shows Universe is Slowly Dying

It’s not news that the universe is expanding, but a team of astronomers have discovered that the universe is expanding at a 5 to 9 percent faster rate than scientists initially believed. This discovery is a result of the efforts of John Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute, led …

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Study Shows Decade of Hormone Therapy Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Study Shows Decade of Hormone Therapy Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Doubling the duration of hormone therapy for women with early-stage breast cancer from five to 10 years reduces the risk of recurrence and developing tumors in the other breast, a study showed Sunday. The study focused on a type of early-stage breast cancer known as hormone receptor-positive and was presented at the …

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Plastic Particle Water Pollution ‘Microbeads’ Kill Fish Before They Can Reproduce, Study Finds

Plastic Particle Water Pollution 'Microbeads' Kill Fish Before They Can Reproduce, Study Finds

Fish are being killed, and prevented from reaching maturity, by the litter of plastic particles finding their way into the world’s oceans, new research has proved. Some young fish have been found to prefer tiny particles of plastic to their natural food sources, effectively starving them before they can reproduce. The growing …

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Jupiter’s Atmosphere Contains Clouds of Ammonia, Researchers Find

Jupiter's Atmosphere Contains Clouds of Ammonia, Researchers Find

Beneath Jupiter’s colorful bands, giant spots and swirling clouds lay giant waves of ammonia that rise and fall from deep within the planet’s turbulent atmosphere, a new study shows. The unprecedented global peek beneath Jupiter’s clouds comes from the recently upgraded Very Large Array, a network of 27 radio telescopes …

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Salamander’s ‘Dragon Eggs’ Begin Hatching in Slovenia Postojna Cave

Salamander's 'Dragon Eggs' Begin Hatching in Slovenia Postojna Cave

Strap on your birthday hats and break out the cake and candles, because a new ‘dragon’ just hatched inside Postojna Cave in southwestern Slovenia! No, they’re not real dragons (we wish fire-breathing dragons were real just as much as you do) – they’re actually a species of blind, aquatic salamander called …

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Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Linked to Brain Fighting Infections, Study Says

Alzheimer's Disease May Be Linked to Brain Fighting Infections, Study Says

A provocative new study suggests Alzheimer’s disease may stem from the brain fighting off infections Alzheimer’s disease may be the result of byproduct that builds up in the brain when it fights infections, according to a new study. The new study, if proven, could change the way the medical community thinks …

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