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Hubble helps analyze the atmosphere of 25 hot Jupiters

Hubble observations used to answer key exoplanet questions

Life on Earth evolved much earlier than previously thought

The study challenges the conventional view of when life began.

A group of genes linked to a longer human lifespan discovered

The genes have previously been found to extend lifespan in small organisms.

Honeybees follow a social distancing protocol to protect themselves against parasites

The study suggests a behavioral strategy in honey bees to limit intracolony parasite transmission.

Cell patterns within tumors could help predict the efficiency of immunotherapy

New immunotherapy insights for kidney cancer.

The mystery of Jupiter’s X-ray auroras finally solved

A decades-old mystery as to how Jupiter produces a spectacular burst of X-rays every few minutes.

The spin of Milky Way’s galactic bar has slowed by about a quarter

The counterweight slowing this spin must be dark matter.

Scientists located the source of hazardous high-energy particles in the sun

The study also confirms that the plasma is held down in the Sun's atmosphere by strong magnetic fields.

Boy video gamers have a lower risk of depression

Girls who spend more time on social media appear to develop more depressive symptoms.

Magnetic waves explain the mystery of the Sun’s corona

This discovery generated what is one of the long-standing open questions in astrophysics.

Cysteine synthesis was a key step in the origin of life

Scientists have resolved a long-standing problem for the origin of life.

People with low fitness are nearly twice as likely to experience depression

There is a 60% greater chance of anxiety.

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