WASHINGTON—In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said yesterday they’ve finally detected gravitational waves—the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
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NEW YORK A new study says a person’s risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.
Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression.
WASHINGTON In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
TUCSON, Ariz. The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming parts of an Arizona mountain range in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.
“El Jefe,” Spanish for “the boss,” has been living in the Santa Rita Mountains for over three years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Two Russians took a spacewalk Wednesday to install fresh experiments outside the International Space Station and gather biological samples stuck outside for years.
NEW YORK Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests’ DNA through the subway system.
GREIFSWALD, Germany Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.
WASHINGTON The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Scientists yesterday reported they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X—a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.
The gas giant is thought to be almost as big as Neptune and orbiting billions of miles beyond Neptune’s path—distant enough to take 10,000-20,000 years to circle the sun.