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The Ocean Is Starting to Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn

The Ocean Is Starting to Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn

The oceans that surround us are transforming. As our climate changes, the world’s waters are shifting too, with abnormalities evident not only in the ocean’s temperature, but also its structure, currents, and even its color. As these changes manifest, the usually stable environment of the ocean is becoming more unpredictable and erratic, and in some …

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Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

Experimental Drug Breaks Record For Weight Loss in Latest Clinical Trial Results

An experimental drug being clinically investigated for its effects on body weight in obese and overweight people has delivered record-breaking weight loss for participants in the trial – on par with surgical options, the company behind the drug suggests. Tirzepatide, developed by American pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly), is a once-weekly injection that …

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New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom's Voice

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom’s Voice

“Are you even listening to me?” It’s a question that discouraged parents often throw at their distracted teenagers, and the truthful answer is probably, “No.” It’s hard to really blame them. New research on adolescent brains suggests the reaction we have to certain voices naturally shifts with time, making our mother’s voice feel less valuable. …

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Scientists Follow a 'Yellow Brick Road' in a Never-Before-Seen Spot of The Pacific Ocean

Scientists Follow a ‘Yellow Brick Road’ in a Never-Before-Seen Spot of The Pacific Ocean

An expedition to a deep-sea ridge, just north of the Hawaiian Islands, has revealed an ancient dried-out lake bed paved with what looks like a yellow brick road. The eerie scene was chanced upon by the exploration vessel Nautilus, which is currently surveying the Liliʻuokalani ridge within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM). PMNM is one …

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Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Flung into freefall for months on end, our bodies adjust in ways that makes for a long list of health concerns for space travelers. The latest evaluation of microgravity’s warping effect on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that weave through our brain, revealing concerning changes that remain with astronauts between …

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Effects of Aging Have Been Reversed by Putting Young Mouse Poop in Old Mice

Effects of Aging Have Been Reversed by Putting Young Mouse Poop in Old Mice

It sounds like something that might have come out of a sci-fi novel, but it’s based on cold, hard, printed research: transplanting fecal microbes from young mice into old mice seems to reverse key signs of aging in the guts, eyes, and brains of the older animals. Further experiments showed that it works the other …

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There Are Mountains of Sugar Hidden in The Ocean, And We've Only Just Found Out

There Are Mountains of Sugar Hidden in The Ocean, And We’ve Only Just Found Out

Hidden below the waves, the ocean contains vast reserves of sugar that we never were aware of, according to new research. Scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows on the ocean floor can store huge amounts of the sweet stuff underneath their waving fronds – and there are major implications for carbon storage and climate change. …

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The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth's Water For Billions of Years

The Moon May Have Been Covertly Siphoning Earth’s Water For Billions of Years

There are water molecules and ice up on the Moon, so how did they get there? Asteroid and comet collisions are likely to have produced some of it, but a new study suggests another source of lunar water: the Earth’s atmosphere. Hydrogen and oxygen ions escaping from our planet’s upper atmosphere and then combining on …

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How Often Should You Feed Your Dog?  Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

How Often Should You Feed Your Dog? Giant Study Reveals a Surprising Answer

Every dog ​​is different, and depending on things like their breed, size, age, and health, their particular dietary requirements may also be different, including what you should feed them, and how much. But what about how often? A new study that assessed over 10,000 dogs offers some starting insights into the apparent links between feeding …

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Newly Identified Lupus-Causing Gene Provides a Potential Target For Better Treatments

Newly Identified Lupus-Causing Gene Provides a Potential Target For Better Treatments

Gabriela experienced the painful joint inflammation and draining fatigue that was her own immune system turning against her at an early age. Presenting with scarily high blood pressure and a leaky heart valve, the young Spanish patient was diagnosed with a severe case of lupus when she was only seven years old. Now Gabriela’s genome …

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