Archives: Science Alert

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 non-accidental and cardiovascular mortality among humans living nearby.

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere could exacerbate efforts to clean up our increasingly cluttered shell of orbiting space junk.


One of the most consumed drugs in the US – and the most commonly taken analgesic worldwide – could do a lot more than simply take the edge off your headache.


While it is certainly true that plants need CO2 to thrive, it appears that even plants can overdo it.

Experiments on the wave-like nature of something called a Rydberg state have revealed a novel way to measure time that doesn’t require a precise starting point.

The history of Earth’s bombardment with cosmic radiation is written in the trees.

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The skeletal remains of a female ‘vampire’ were found in a 17th-century Polish graveyard – with a sickle across her neck to prevent her rising from the dead.


The James Webb Space Telescope has just delivered its first direct image of a planet orbiting a distant star.

An extensive study, involving records from more than 116,000 people over the course of 30 years, has found that moderate amounts of physical activity for between 300 and 600 minutes could be the sweet spot when it comes to reducing mortality risk.

Earth’s deepest sources of water may not be as old as we once assumed.