No, NASA isn't about to announce alien life

NASA has apparently collected evidence of extraterrestrial life that it has been hiding from the human race – at least, according to a YouTube video created by an individual claiming to be part of the decentralized group ‘Anonymous’ that has been picked up by respected media...

The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut

A Lewy body, made largely of α-synuclein protein (blue), in a neuron. Lewy bodies are the pathologic hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. Lysia Forno/Science Source The rogue protein behind Parkinson’s disease may also protect your gut The hallmark brain damage in ...

Decision by Europe’s top court alarms vaccine experts

A French patient claimed that a hepatitis B vaccine caused his multiple sclerosis, but scientists say there’s no evidence for such a link. Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images Decision by Europe’s top court alarms vaccine experts Did the European Union’s highest ...

House bills would keep DOE science spending flat, eliminate ARPA-E, and cut farm science

OGphoto/iStockphoto House bills would keep DOE science spending flat, eliminate ARPA-E, and cut farm science The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) science spending would remain flat, and agricultural research budgets would see cuts, under 2018 spending bills released t...

Putin tightens control over Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian Academy of Sciences headquarters in Moscow. Mordolff/iStockphoto Putin tightens control over Russian Academy of Sciences Russian Academy of Sciences headquarters in Moscow. Mordolff/iStockphoto Putin tightens control over Russian Aca...

These orbiting black holes may be locked in one of the universe’s tightest embraces

These orbiting black holes may be locked in one of the universe’s tightest embraces In the heart of a huge, warped galaxy about 750 million light-years from Earth, a dance is unfolding. And the dancers—two of the largest black holes on record—may be orbiting each other in the closest ...

Origami algorithm will help you fold paper like a master

Origami algorithm will help you fold paper like a master If you’ve ever tried to fold an origami butterfly and watched helplessly as your hands mangled it into a sickly pterodactyl, you know folding paper can be tricky. A new algorithm could help. Once you’ve created a polyhedral desi...

New study shows our oceans are heating rapidly

Climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise at a rapid rate, no matter which group of statistics are used to gauge the increase, according to a new analysis published this week in the journal that used three unique sets of data to confirm the discovery. In their new paper, Dr....

Cancer studies pass reproducibility test

Though researchers have had general success reproducing cancer results, studies involving mice have proven difficult to replicate. Adva/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0) Cancer studies pass reproducibility test A high-profile project aiming to test reproducibility in cancer bio...

One in five 'healthy' adults may carry disease-related genetic mutations

Two new studies suggest that one in five seemingly healthy people has DNA mutations that puts him or her at increased risk for genetic disease. BlackJack3D/iStockPhoto One in five ‘healthy’ adults may carry disease-related genetic mutations So...
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