An unknown group of planets found hiding in the dust

Astronomy
“Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests. Observing a sampling of young stars in a star-forming region in the constellation Taurus, researchers found many of them to be surrounded by structures ...

Is Tehran’s ground sinking critically?

Geology
Iran has a water problem. The reserves in many groundwater basins there have been severely depleted. For the last forty years, the country has invested a lot in the agricultural sector and has been striving to be independent in its food supply. In order to cover the increased water demand, ...

How many people die from tuberculosis every year?

More Science
The discrepancies between the estimates for global tuberculosis deaths by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is due to different methodologies and data sources used by each institution. These differences are considerable in terms of absolute numbers for a dozen countries, according ...

Tech gadgets you need for a comfortable RV driving experience

More Science
If you have decided to explore the country with a motorhome, we congratulate you. It’s probably one of the best ideas you might have ever had. A recreational vehicle is a great choice for those people who want to travel as much as possible, but they wouldn’t necessarily want to ...

What AI means for nurses and hospital administration

Informatics
Technology has delivered on its promise to create more efficiencies across many industries throughout the world in recent years. From large manufacturing operations to small companies working toward better customer service, the advancement of tech in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world offers unique advantages to those willing to embrace change. While ...

The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

Medicine
Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research. The study, led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and published in the Proceedings of ...

Lyme Disease and the path toward diagnosis

Medicine
Many people have heard the term Lyme Disease before, but most are unaware of the extent the health condition can impact everyday well-being. Without the right diagnosis, Lyme Disease can wreak havoc on an individuals physical and mental state, and symptoms of the condition may persist far past when treatment ...

Traveling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?

Astronomy
This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. If Earth was at one end of a yard-stick and the Sun on the other, Parker Solar Probe will make it to within four inches of ...
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  • Are we doomed to repeat prehistoric vegetation loss? 2018-09-08
    Unless we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the current warming from climate change may drive a dramatic shift in vegetation within the next 100-150 years, according to new research. The change could match the one seen as the last ice age came to an end and the planet warmed, researchers say. “We found that ecosystems all […]
  • Reserve half of Earth for wildlife? Not so fast 2018-09-07
    While some scientists have suggested we need to protect half of Earth’s surface to preserve most of its species, new research indicates that quality, not just quantity, is vital for effective conservation efforts. “There’s a lot of discussion about protecting ‘Half Earth’ as a minimum to protect biodiversity. The challenge is, which half do we […]