Meet Earth's cousin: The newly discovered Kepler-452b

Call it "New Earth" or "Earth 2.0": NASA’s Kepler mission has for the first...

Scientists believe people have a sixth basic taste: Fat

Experts have long asserted that humans have the ability to detect six basic tastes...

Oldest known Quran fragments found at UK university

Fragments believed to be the oldest surviving pages of the Muslim holy book the...

Teens having less sex now than in the '80s

The number of sexually-active teenagers in the US is at its lowest point in...

NASA and Roscosmos team up for body fluid study

In an effort to prepare future pioneers for a long journey to Mars, NASA and the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) are studying the effects...

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NASA releases first close-up images of Pluto's moons Nix and Hydra

For the first time, space enthusiasts and astronomy buffs are able to get a good look at two of...

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Drinking coffee could reduce a person's risk of Type 2 diabetes

New research has reinforced the previously-discovered ability of coffee to reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...

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Researchers track skyscraper-sized waves in South China Sea

“Internal gravity waves” are generated by wind and tides and are the underwater equivalent of the familiar surface waves....