Sunday, November 27, 2022

Science

Do You Need to Drink Eight Glasses of Water a Day? It’s Complicated : ScienceAlert

It's unclear exactly where the myth that humans need to drink eight glasses of water a day came from – but we've probably all heard it at some point in our lives.The evidence for this claim has largely been...

Study Attempts to Unravel The Best Ratio of Land to Ocean For Exoplanet Habitability : ScienceAlert

Earth is about 29 percent land and 71 percent oceans. How significant is that mix for habitability? What does it tell us about exoplanet habitability?There are very few places on Earth where life doesn't have a foothold. Multiple factors...

We Just Got The Most Detailed View of an Exoplanet Atmosphere Yet

WASP-39b, a gas giant about 700 light-years away, is turning out to be quite the exoplanetary treasure.Earlier this year, WASP-39b was the subject of the first-ever detection of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet outside the Solar...

10 Days After Its Launch, Orion Has Successfully Entered Lunar Orbit : ScienceAlert

NASA's Orion spacecraft was placed in lunar orbit Friday, officials said, as the much-delayed Moon mission proceeded successfully.A little over a week after the spacecraft blasted off from Florida bound for the Moon, flight controllers "successfully performed a burn...

There’s a Weird Link Between Teeth And The Evolution of Pregnancy : ScienceAlert

Human babies pack a lot of growth into those nine months between conception and birth to give them and their meaty, complex brains a chance at survival.Just how evolution came to grant humans such a comparatively rapid prenatal growth...

People in Portland Planted Trees. Decades Later, a Stunning Pattern Emerged : ScienceAlert

Money may not grow from trees, but something even better does.In a new study led by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, researchers found that each tree planted in a community was associated with significant reductions in...

The Science Behind Why You Sprain Your Ankle So Often, And What You Can Do About It : ScienceAlert

Are you one of those people who seems to be forever spraining their ankle?To some extent, ankle sprains are part and parcel of being active.But if it's happening again and again, here's what may be going on – and...

Octopus Brains Evolved to Share a Surprising Trait in With Our Brains : ScienceAlert

EMBARGO Friday 25 November 1900 GMT | Saturday 26 November 0600 AEDTOur glorious little blue marble of a planet is filled with an astonishingly diverse array of lifeforms, but some are definitely more peculiar than others.This is particularly true...

We Finally Know How Black Holes Produce The Most Brilliant Light in The Universe : ScienceAlert

For something that emits no light that we can detect, black holes just love to cloak themselves in radiance.Some of the brightest light in the Universe comes from supermassive black holes, in fact. Well, not actually the black holes...

Alzheimer’s Gene Doesn’t Guarantee Dementia. Here’s What You Can Do to Reduce Risk : ScienceAlert

Chris Hemsworth, famous for his role as the god Thor in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, has announced he will be taking a break from acting after being told he has two copies of the APOE4 gene, increasing his risk...

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A 23-Ton Chunk of Dead Space Rocket Is About to Fall Out of The Sky : ScienceAlert

China successfully launched the third and final piece of its new Tiangong space station on Monday – and the...