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AI automatically detects methane plumes from space

A powerful tool in combating climate change.

Timing matters a lot when it comes to starting a family

Timing sexual activity for family planning: What you need to know?

‘Droplet batteries’ could pave the way for miniature bio-integrated devices

How do electric eels generate electricity?

Astronomers observed a large dark spot in Neptune’s atmosphere

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have observed a large dark spot in Neptune’s atmosphere, with an unexpectedly smaller bright spot adjacent to...

Ancient DNA from a 2,900-year-old clay brick extracted

Revealing a time capsule of plant life.

Nearly one in five UK adults may have misophonia

In representative sample, most people identified at least some irritation upon hearing trigger sounds such as sniffing and slurping

Telomere shortening is linked to signs of Alzheimer’s in brain scans

The length of the telomeres which cap chromosomes is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, but not stroke or Parkinson’s

Progestogen-only and combined hormonal contraceptives have similar association with breast cancer risk

An analysis of almost 10,000 women with breast cancer under the age of 50 found a similar association regardless of the type of hormonal contraceptive.

Watching TV is good for the planet

It potentially provokes an involvement in botany and ecology.

β-blockers may reduce aggression in persons with major psychiatric disorders

Study assesses medicated vs. non-medicated behavioral health in 1.4 million individuals over an eight-year period

Fracture rates are substantially higher in those with intellectual disability

The study aimed to assess the incidence of fractures in people with ID over the life course.

Scientists demonstrated a network of two entangled optical atomic clocks

This two-node network could be extended to additional nodes.

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