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NASA Wants to Send Astronauts to Venus, Have Them Study the Planet

The astronauts would not land on Venus, instead remain airborne some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the surface
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
 

Caramel Apples Contaminated with Listeria Kill 5 People in the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the contaminated apples have so far sickened nearly 30 people
by Laura Sinpetru, December 20th, 2014
 

Freaky Friday Mystery: How Deodorants and Antiperspirants Work

Deodorants and antiperspirants come in all shapes, sizes and smells, few know how they work and what they contain
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
Ibuprofen Might Just Be the Long Sought-After Fountain of Youth

Ibuprofen Might Just Be the Long Sought-After Fountain of Youth

by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
Study finds the common over-the-counter drug can extend lifespan of several species, worms and flies included
 

8,000-Year-Old Clay Pots Are Laced with Trace Amounts of Olive Oil

The ancient clay pots were discovered by researchers exploring an archaeological site in Israel, are very well preserved
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Mammoth Galaxy Cluster Holds the Mass Equivalent of 400 Trillion Suns

The distant galaxy cluster, known as Gioiello, was weighed with the help of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Llama Antibodies Might Hold the Key to Life-Saving HIV Vaccine

Study finds antibodies produced by llamas can successfully neutralize dozens of different HIV strains
by Laura Sinpetru, December 19th, 2014
 

Watch: Why Rain Smells So Fresh and So Clean, as Explained by Science

The smell of rain that pretty much everybody loves and adores comes from compounds produced by plants and bacteria
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

The Venus Express Completes Its Space Adventure, Readies for Death-Dive

The spacecraft has been orbiting Venus since April 2006, scientists say it will soon go out in a blaze of glory
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
Smoking Marijuana Argued to Lower Inflammation in the Body

Smoking Marijuana Argued to Lower Inflammation in the Body

by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
Researchers explain that high levels of inflammation in the body go hand in hand with an increased risk of heart disease
 

Earth's Entrails Hold Enough Water to Fill the Pacific Ocean, Researchers Argue

Study claims young Earth made its own water through geologic processes, eventually released some of it to the surface
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

Scientists Gain New Insight into How Cancer Spreads Through the Body

Understanding how cancer spreads in the body means knowing how to block or at least slow metastasis, specialists say
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

How Supermassive Black Holes Birth Red and Dead Galaxies

Study finds high-energy jets originating from supermassive black holes can toy with galaxies' star-forming fuel
by Laura Sinpetru, December 18th, 2014
 

1,500-Year-Old Child Remains Recovered from Million-Mummy Cemetery

The remains are the first infant bones to have until now been discovered by archaeologists exploring this site
by Laura Sinpetru, December 17th, 2014
 
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