Scientists May Have Found The First Moon Outside The Solar System

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  In what would be a pretty major discovery, astronomers say they may have found the first moon beyond the Solar System – known as an exomoon. The potential discovery is 4,000 light-years away around a star called Kepler-1625. It was made using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope by three astronomers, Alex Teachey and David…

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

By: Sofia Adamson/Waking Times  Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to personal health and that it directly contributes to myriad societal problems including violence and drunk driving. We also know that the alcohol industry is exceptionally lucrative while at the same time…

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Is Headed For Human Trials In 2018

By: Chelsea Gohd/Futurism TYPE 1 DIABETES By the year 2050, it’s anticipated that in the U.S. alone, 5 million people will be diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). This autoimmune disease, which affects children and adults,  is currently unable to be prevented or cured. In order to manage T1D, people with the condition must constantly monitor their blood glucose levels and manage…

Security Robot Commits Suicide In Fountain Because The World Is Terrible

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  In this day and age of climate change-denying presidents, lack of healthcare, and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to get downtrodden about the world. For one robot, things got a bit too much, and it appears to have thrown itself into a fountain in a somber act of robot suicide. The robot was a Knightscope K5,…

Ecological Collapse Didn’t Kill The People Of Easter Island After All – So What Did?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Everyone loves an unsolved ancient mystery, don’t they? What caused the disappearance of the Roman Empire’s Ninth Legion? What were the hidden tunnels dug beneath Mexico’s Pyramid of the Moon used for? What happened to the civilization on Easter Island? The last question is one of the most tantalizing of them all. The island, made…

These Golden Bananas Could Save The Lives Of Many Children In Uganda

By:  Jonathan O’Callaghan /IFL Science  Scientists have developed a new type of banana that could help the many children in Uganda who have a pro-vitamin A deficiency. The so-called “golden bananas”, named for their appearance, were developed by a team from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, led by Professor James Dale. The findings have been published…

Thanks To Contraceptive Pills Being Flushed Down The Toilet, Male Fish Are Laying EGGS

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  There are certain things that you simply should never flush down the toilet. Plastic wrappers. Condoms. Beloved yet expired childhood pets. These things get stuck and cause several plumbing issues. The toilet is not a magical waste disposal portal; it is not a wardrobe into a Narnia-like dumping ground. As some rather…

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