We’re Facing a Myopia ‘Epidemic’, Scientists Say. Here’s Why

Scientists are warning of an emerging ‘epidemic’ of nearsightedness, or short-sightedness, after observing a sharp rise in the onset of nearsightedness in adulthood among the latest baby boomers. According to data collected from 107,442 participants in the large Biobank program in the UK, people born in the late 1960s are 10% more likely to be … Read more

Huge Project Is Now Underway to Sequence The Genome of Every Complex Species on Earth

The Earth Biogenome Project, a global consortium that aims to sequence the genomes of all complex life on Earth (about 1.8 million described species) within ten years, is growing. The project’s origins, objectives, and progress are detailed in two multi-author papers published today. Once completed, it will forever change the way biological research is conducted. … Read more

A New Study Calculates The Number of Black Holes in The Universe. It’s a Lot

Since we can’t see black holes, it’s hard to know exactly how many holes there are in the large, vast universe. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a way to try to find out. Stellar-mass black holes are the collapsed cores of dead massive stars, and new research involving how these stars and binaries … Read more

Study Finds Protein Structures That Could Be Responsible For The Origins of Life

The question of how life first arose on our planet is one we haven’t yet fully answered, but science is getting closer all the time — and a new study identifies the structures of the proteins that may have caused this to happen. First of all, the team behind the study decided to start from … Read more

Something in Your Eyes May Reveal if You’re at Risk of Early Death, Study Shows

A quick and painless scan of the human eyeball could one day help doctors identify “rapid aging,” which poses an increased risk of early mortality. Aging obviously has an impact on everyone’s body, but just because two people have the same number of years under their belt doesn’t mean they physically decline at the same … Read more

Airlines scramble to rejig schedules amid U.S. 5G rollout concerns

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Major international airlines rushed to readjust or cancel flights to the United States ahead of a 5G wireless rollout on Wednesday that raised security concerns, despite two wireless carriers saying they would delay parts of the rollout. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned that potential 5G interference could affect height … Read more

We Finally Know The True Extent of Space Destroying Astronauts’ Red Blood Cells

The human body has not evolved to handle life in space, and it shows in our blood. Since our species began spending extended periods of time outside our planet, researchers have noticed a strange and consistent loss of red blood cells among astronauts. This phenomenon is called “space anemia”, and until recently its cause was … Read more

A Newly Discovered Fossil Could Be The Answer to Darwin’s ‘Abominable’ Mystery

Scientists in China said they found the oldest flower bud in the fossil record, Finally, aligning fossil evidence with genetic data that flowering plants, or angiosperms, evolved tens of millions of years earlier than we first thought. The team hopes their discovery will help “reduce the pain” around a disturbing centuries-old mystery once described by … Read more

Strong, Sporadic Magnetic Fields Could Explain One of The Moon’s Enduring Mysteries

It’s been half a century since the Apollo missions returned from the moon, yet the lunar samples they brought home still baffle us. Some of these rocks are more than 3 billion years old and appear to have formed in the presence of a strong geomagnetic field, like the one on Earth. But the moon … Read more

Take a Look at The Largest And Most Detailed 3D Map of The Universe Ever Made

The Dark Energy Spectroscopy (DESI) instrument, currently pointed at the sky from its home at the Nicholas U Mayol Telescope at Kate Peak National Observatory in Arizona, is tasked with mapping the expansion of space, investigating dark energy, and creating the most detailed three-dimensional map of the universe put together. It’s only been seven months … Read more