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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