Research : Babies born during summer are more likely to be healthy adults

Women who were born in the summer are more likely to be healthy adults, suggests new research. Authors of a study published in the journal Heliyon, which involved almost half a million people in the U.K., say more sunlight-and therefore higher vitamin D exposure-in the second trimester of pregnancy might explain ...

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Rosetta's 'rubber duck' comet was once two objects

Two comets crashed long ago to create the dumbbell-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, say scientists with a European Space Agency mission studying the comet. The reason for the odd form has been a mystery since the agency's spacecraft Rosetta, visiting the comet, revealed the shape in July 2014. Researchers attributed the shape either to ...

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Ancient tsunami claimed to be 270 meters tall

A tsunami 73,000 years ago may have generated waves at least 270 meters (890 feet) tall, almost as high as New York's Chrysler Building, a study claim. However, the finding may not be the final word on a debate about ancient tsunamis, which other scientists have argued to be much smaller. The ...

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Scientists are planing for mission to push asteroid off-course

Scientists are planning a project to test the waters for what might someday be a mission needed to save the Earth-by pushing an asteroid off-course. The current mission just involves diverting a mini-asteroid-or more precisely, the moon of an asteroid, which is also an asteroid, just smaller. The idea is to shift ...

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Findings almost confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows part of the time on Mars, scientists with the mission said. Using an instrument on the satellite called an imaging spectrometer, researchers detected signatures of minerals associated with water on slopes where mysterious streaks ...

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"Missing" waves of Einstein's theory leave scientists puzzled

Albert Einstein's theory of relativity-which uses geometry to describe how gravity shapes the universe and celestial motions-has withstood every test scientists have thrown at it. But one festering problem is starting to raise eyebrows. Einstein's elegant theory predicts a type of cosmic fluctuation known as gravitational waves. But these haven't directly shown ...

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Finally Rosetta satellite reveals commet's water-ice cycle

A daily cycle in which water ice turns to gas feeds the "tails" and fuzzy halos of comets like the one under scrutiny by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, mission scientists say. Comets are mixtures of dust and ices, which they periodically shed as they swing towards their closest point ...

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New dinosaur species discovered on Alaskaís North Slope

A newly published study describes a type of duck-billed dinosaur that once roamed Alaska's North Slope in herds, living in darkness for months at a time and probably experiencing snow. It's "far and away the most complete dinosaur yet found in the Arctic or any polar region," from fossils, said Pat ...

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Knobby-Faced Beast May Be Earliest Known To Stand Tall On All Fours

A cowsized animal described as a prereptile may have been the earliest known creature to walk on all fours, according to scientists. A newly published analysis dates the bones of the animal, Bunostegos akokanensis, to 260 million years ago-around 10 million years before the age of the dinosaurs. "Imagine a cowsized, planteating ...

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Vast Ocean Underlies Ice on Saturn's Moon Enceladus

A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini space probe. Researchers concluded that the moon's distinctive, tiny wobble must be due to a body of liquid sitting beneath the outer ice shell, all the way around. This ocean layer ...

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