Doctors in London, UK have seemingly accomplished a momentous feat in HIV treatment. They claim to have used a stem cell transplant to successfully clear any traces of the virus in their HIV-positive male patient. It’s the second time such a procedure has appeared to permanently treat the lifelong infection, though the doctors caution it’s not a confirmed cure just yet. Continue reading For the Second Time, Doctors Say They’ve Cleared an HIV Infection Using Stem Cells
A yellowish liquid found in a bronze pot dating back some 2,000 years is not wine, as Chinese archaeologists initially thought. It’s actually an “elixir of immortality” concocted during ancient times. Continue reading ‘Elixir of Immortality’ Uncovered in 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Tomb
This incredible image shows a pair of “nuclear superbubbles,” one over 4,900 light-years across and the other over 3,500 light-years. They’re emanating from the center of the galaxy NGC 3079, likely the result of a central black hole consuming matter and spewing it back out. Continue reading Check Out This Incredible X-Ray ‘Superbubble’ That’s Nearly 5,000 Light-Years Wide
Sleeping in late on the weekends won’t protect you from the ravages of barely sleeping during the work week, suggests a new study. While extra weekend sleeping did temporarily help volunteers eat lighter and better control their blood sugar, the health benefits went away as soon as they started not sleeping much again. In some ways, they were even worse off than people who consistently slept poorly. Continue reading Snoozing Late on the Weekends Won’t Make Up for Your Sleep-Deprived Weeknights
According to a massive study from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, diet sodas and drinks containing artificial sweeteners are even worse for your health than you may have imagined, and can increase the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes, dementia, and diabetes. Continue reading DRINKING TWO OR MORE DIET SODAS A DAY INCREASES CHANCES OF HEART ATTACKS AND STROKES, SAYS MAJOR NEW STUDY
Scientists are dreaming up ways to probe the nature of the Universe’s smallest bits—quarks—by observing ultra-dense neutron stars slamming into each other. Continue reading Neutron Star Collisions Could Reveal Mysterious Quark Matter
While inspecting a known globular cluster, a team of astronomers began to notice that some of its stars didn’t seem to belong. Investigating further, they realized the anomalous stars were part of a nearby galaxy—one previously unknown to us.
Science works in mysterious ways. Continue reading Astronomers Accidentally Discover a Hidden Galaxy Right Next Door