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New Zealand is sitting on top of a massive bubble of lava from an ancient volcano

Scientists may have found the most compelling evidence yet that the Earth’s molten core belches out blobs of lava that eventually find their way to the surface. In fact, the evidence is hard to ignore. It’s New Zealand. In a…

Dirt from this old Irish church really does have healing properties

When residents of Northern Ireland’s County Fermanagh have a health issue, particularly an infection, they turn to the church. And the church gives them dirt. But the Sacred Heart Church in the town of Boho doesn’t dole out just any…

Scientists may have just found evidence of a parallel universe

The first time scientists noted strange, high-energy particles bursting from the ice in Antarctica was back in 2006. They figured ANITA was experiencing technical difficulties. ANITA — short for Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna — is a NASA sensor carried high…

Scientists have created the world's first liquid metal lattice

[embedded content] Researchers have developed the world’s first liquid metal lattice, a design that could pave the way for devices that fully heal themselves when damaged. The team from Bingham University has already built several structures with it, from soccer…

No fossil fuels are burned to run this jet engine

A prototype for a new jet engine promises to fly passengers halfway around the world — without burning fossil fuels. The engine, developed at the Institute of Technological Sciences at Wuhan University, would allow passengers to fly carbon-neutral skies. Researchers…

We can't lie to our kids about how stressed we are during this pandemic

You may think you’re hiding your anxiety, but kids pick up on more than you think. (Photo: Gargonia/Shutterstock) In a world turned upside-down by pandemic, it’s tempting to tell a few white lies to the kids. Sure, the family has…

Melting ice reveals lost Viking highway's secrets

Vikings may have captured our imagination with their larger-than-life exploits, but it’s easy to forget they were also a practical people. They built sensible settlements, engaged in trade and only occasionally indulged in psychoactive drugs before battle. They also traveled,…

This mutant enzyme recycles plastic in hours

In the fight to improve global recycling efforts, scientists may have a new weapon in a hungry mutant enzyme. In a study published in the journal Nature, the research team behind the discovery say the new enzyme is capable of…

Not even the most powerful computer can predict what a baby will become

What is it about the face of a human baby that we find so mesmerizing? We’re not talking about a puppy here — a specimen that’s actually designed by nature to be adorable. But those baby faces, all scrunched-up and…

Ocean creatures keep millions of viruses at bay

The rainforest has long been a cradle for virus-kind. HIV, ebola and yellow fever all started out in those lush fortresses of biodiversity. But when it comes to harboring viruses, the rainforest has nothing on the ocean. Scientists have tallied…