Nearly 4000 exoplanets discovered

The exoplanet census is about to exceed 4000 celestial bodies, a little less than 24 years after the discovery of a first planet orbiting a star other than the Sun. But the quest for humanity to find a world that can accommodate conditions conducive to…

Humans can make new brain cells into their 90’s: Study

The human brain continues to make neurons even after the age of 90, Spanish scientists have discovered, and the production of these brain cells is declining in people with Alzheimer’s. Neuropathologist María Llorens-Martín and her colleagues at the Autonomous University of Madrid believe that their…

Geolocation data compromised by poorly secured application

The Family Locator family app, which tracks family members by geolocation, has left the personal and geographic data of more than 238,000 of its users in plain view by storing them on a non-password protected server. Used by parents to monitor their children, Family Locator…

Stress of Space Travel Can Reactivate Dormant Viruses in Astronauts

Staying in space causes significant stress and affects health. However, these bodily changes can also benefit illegal travelers: dormant viruses, hidden in the cells of our body, jump at the chance to reactivate and spread. Becoming an astronaut is a career choice that exposes you to…

Melting glaciers on Mount Everest reveal more and more corpses

The accelerated melting of Mount Everest Glaciers has unexpected and macabre effects. In recent years, with the rapid thinning of the ice, one sees appearing gradually on the highest summit of the world the corpses of the mountaineers who dead on the world’s highest mountain. More…