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An actual cure for male-pattern baldness may have been discovered

December 28th, 2021

Scientists may have found a cure for male-pattern baldness, and it isn’t a box of Rogaine. According to a new study, scientists were able to regrow hair on a mouse much faster than leading treatments. They used a microneedle patch to push the breakthrough. The patch contained cerium nanoparticles, which helped combat the two primary …

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Researchers sent mice to space and they came back super buff

September 8th, 2020

Mice sent to the International Space Station returned with more muscle than they had when they arrived thanks to a new treatment. Muscle loss in space affects humans as well as mice, and this new treatment could help prevent muscle loss during long trips in space. Trips to Mars could be more bearable if humans …

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Breakthrough in cell research reveals two paths to aging

July 22nd, 2020

Researchers studying aging have discovered that cells tend to follow one of two aging pathways. The way each individual cell ages is determined early on, and scientists can predict how a cell will age based on early observations. The scientists hope that their work can lead to therapies that may delay aging in humans. Human …

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These incredible birds can fly for hours without flapping their wings

July 14th, 2020

A new study into the flight characteristics of condors — the largest soaring birds on Earth — finds that they rarely flap their wings once airborne. Condors are capable of flying for over a hundred miles without flapping their wings once. This incredibly efficient flight ability was honed over countless generations. Humans like to think …

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Getting rid of airplane contrails could help save the planet

February 16th, 2020

When it comes to vehicles that have a serious impact on the environment, we all immediately think of gas-burning cars and trucks, but passenger aircraft can have a significant impact on the environment as well. One way that passenger jets can impact our planet is in producing those wispy white lines called contrails that we …

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These steamy hyperacid ponds are the most hostile places on Earth

November 25th, 2019

Earth is a very special place. Over billions of years, life has evolved to take on many different forms on our planet, withstanding some of the harshest conditions imaginable. But despite the ability of life to “find a way,” some tiny corners of our planet remain entirely inhospitable to life in any form, and a …

CDC shuts down military virus lab after failed safety inspection

August 7th, 2019

When you’re handling some of the world’s most deadly viruses and bacteria, safety should always be a top priority, but apparently the staff of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, didn’t get that memo. The Centers for Disease Control has now shuttered the facility and forced …