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Brain Cancer

Breakthrough urine test can detect brain tumors early

June 22nd, 2021

The sooner cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chances of survival are for patients because treatment can start immediately. Doctors often look for markers that would confirm the presence of a tumor, but not all cancers are the same. Different biomarkers are used to detect different types of malignant growths in tandem with other tests …

Aging Reversal

Breakthrough study suggests it might be impossible to reverse aging

June 19th, 2021

Life expectancy has increased dramatically in the past few hundred years, as humans have improved living conditions and medical treatments. However, living longer isn’t the endgame, as many research projects are looking at preventing or even reversing the process of aging. Some researchers might have figured out how to reverse aging in the brain. Others …

Humpback Whale

This diver was nearly swallowed by a whale off Cape Cod

June 14th, 2021

Little did a humpback whale know on Friday when it opened its mouth off the coast of Cape Cod to feed that it would promptly make the news for swallowing a lobster diver and spitting him out. It actually sounds like the kind of unbelievable thing you see in movies — a whale attempting to …

china rover

China may have snapped the greatest Mars selfie ever

June 13th, 2021

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission is well underway, with the Perseverance rover beginning its science phase and the Ingenuity helicopter having accomplished a lot in a very short period of time. But NASA wasn’t the only space agency sending new hardware to Mars, and China recently landed its own rover on the surface of the Red …

perseverance laser

NASA’s Perseverance rover shoots lasers that can vaporize rocks

June 12th, 2021

By now you already know that NASA’s Perseverance rover is an impressive machine. It survived the long journey from Earth to Mars, landed in one piece, and has already explored a small area of the surface while its partner, the Ingenuity helicopter, conducted its flight tests. Now that the Mars 2020 mission is finally entering …

blinking giant

Something mysterious is blinking near the center of our galaxy

June 11th, 2021

When astronomers peer into the depths of the Milky Way galaxy, which is our home, they can see a lot of stuff going on. There are endless stars swirling masses of gas and other features, but one light source, in particular, has caught the attention of researchers that are trying to understand exactly what it …