Harvard Scientists Find That Weight Loss Isn’t Always Good

Young Man Weight Loss Before After Concept

The study also found that weight loss always resulted in long-term health benefits for obese people. Weight loss is beneficial for obese individuals but not for lean people. According to a study of over 200,000 people, intentionally losing weight can bring long-term health benefits for individuals with obesity regardless of the approach or strategy used. … Read more

Tiny Sea Creature Reveals Secrets of Immune Evolution

The findings suggest that V-set domains evolved farther back in the evolutionary tree than previously believed. The tiny marine invertebrate’s genes shed new light on the immune system.  According to a recent study done by experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the way a tiny marine invertebrate differentiates its own cells from … Read more

A Potential Game Changer for Type 2 Diabetics – New Therapeutic Target Identified

Stem Cells Illustration

The researchers discovered a therapeutic target for beta cell preservation and regeneration. The discovery could benefit millions of people worldwide. A new discovery could be a game-changer for patients with type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute (DOMI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a therapeutic … Read more

SOFIA Spies a “Cataclysmic” New Type of Stellar Outburst

Cataclysmic Variable Artist

Artist’s rendition of a cataclysmic variable in which a white dwarf (white/blue) is accreting material from its nearby Sun-like companion (yellow). The material forms a disk around the white dwarf until an instability causes an explosion and a bright outburst of light, known as a nova. Credit: NASA/SOFIA/L. Proudfit Astronomers discovered something unique using SOFIA, … Read more

NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft About To Sling-Shot Past Earth

NASA’s Lucy Spacecraft About To Sling-Shot Past Earth

On October 16, 2022, Lucy will fly by the Earth like a partner in a swing dance, boosting its speed and elongating its orbit around the Sun. At 7:04 am, Eastern Time, Lucy will make its closest approach at just 219 miles above the planet: lower than the International Space Station. This exceptionally close shave … Read more

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Return to Earth Delayed Again

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour Undocked

The SpaceX Dragon Freedom capsule is seen after docking to the International Space Station while the station was orbiting 261 statute miles above the Pacific Ocean. Credit: NASA Crew-4 was scheduled to undock from the International Space Station (ISS) at 7:05 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 12, to begin their journey back to Earth. Due … Read more

Scientists Uncover a Brutal Murder From a Millennium Ago

Marburg Male Mummy

The Marburg male mummy – macroscopic views of the whole mummy. Credit: A-M Begerock, R Loynes, OK Peschel, J Verano, R Bianucci, I Martinez Armijo, M González, AG Nerlich South American mummies were brutally murdered, according to scientific “detective work”. How often did prehistoric human societies engage in violence? Investigating the presence of trauma in … Read more

Signs of Water on Mars Might Actually Be an Indication of Something Else

Mars Planet Rotation

The buried lake of Mars could just be layers of ice and rock. Astronomers explain Mars’ watery reflections. Bright reflections under Mars’ South Pole’s surface, according to Cornell University astronomers, are more likely to be the result of geological layers than liquid water. The researchers published their findings in the journal Nature Astronomy.  “On Earth, … Read more

Is It Feasible To Stop Hurricanes by Cooling the Ocean?

Is It Feasible To Stop Hurricanes by Cooling the Ocean?

By University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science October 13, 2022 A crew member onboard the International Space Station took this photograph of Hurricane Ian on September 26 while orbiting more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth’s surface. At the time, the space station was located over the Caribbean Sea east … Read more

New Technology Is Key Step Toward Big Gains in Plastics Recycling

Plastic Recycling Concept

Researchers have taken a key step toward greatly expanding the range of plastics that can be recycled. Scientists have taken a key step toward greatly expanding the range of plastics that can be recycled. The study, which was led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and includes an Oregon State … Read more