Unexpected element found in atmosphere of hot exoplanets

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Astronomers have spotted an unexpected chemical element high within the atmosphere of two sizzling exoplanets where liquid iron and gems rain down from the skies. The two exoplanets, which orbit separate stars beyond … Read more

It’s Time To Trust Crypto. Here’s Why.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tea future of money is changing. Many people think it’s already changed — but it hasn’t. Cryptocurrency is the future of money, but it still has a long way to go before its full potential can be realized. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency that uses encryption to … Read more

Strange ‘heartbeat’ signal picked up by astronomers from a galaxy far, far away

Astronomers have detected a strange radio signal that emits periodically “like a heartbeat” and is coming from the depths of space. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States were caught by surprise due to the intensity of the radio bursts, as well as their regularity. The signal is classified as … Read more

Sickle cell disease could be treated with common plant, study finds

A common plant from West Africa works as a treatment for sickle cell disease, new research has found. Scientists at Aberystwyth University isolated a chemical in the Alchornea cordifolia plant, also known as the Christmas Bush, which could help relieve the symptoms of the life-threatening and painful disease suffered by 15,000 people in the UK. … Read more

Mastodon tusk reveals North America migration patterns

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A male mastodon died fighting with a rival during mating season about 13,200 years ago in what is now northeast Indiana. Now, his well-preserved fossil and tusks reveal not only how the 8-ton … Read more

This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

More than a dozen rectal cancer patients in the United States have seen their cancer disappear after undergoing experimental immunotherapy, in what doctors are calling an astonishing result. The patients, who were part of a small clinical trial led by researchers from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, saw their tumors vanish after … Read more

Novel genetic experiment shrinks tough-to-treat cancer

In a novel experiment, a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer saw her tumors dramatically shrink after researchers in Oregon turbocharged her own immune cells, highlighting a possible new way to someday treat a variety of cancers. Kathy Wilkes isn’t cured but said what’s left of her cancer has shown no sign of growth since the … Read more