Archive "Science"

Newly Discovered Nearby Super-Earths Could Potentially Host Life

Newly Discovered Nearby Super-Earths Could Potentially Host Life

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Astronomers recently discovered several nearby exoplanets that they say could "potentially host life," orbiting the brightest red dwarf star in the sky. - Science news - According to a study published Thursday in the journal Science, a planet-hunting team of astronomers have found two super-Earths orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 887. The host star is just 11...

One-Time Treatment Eliminates Parkinson’s in Mice

One-Time Treatment Eliminates Parkinson’s in Mice

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Researchers discovered that a single treatment, using a gene called PTB, causes the mice's Parkinson's disease symptoms to disappear. - Science news - Xiang-Dong Fu, PhD, has never been more excited about something in his entire career. He has long studied the basic biology of RNA, a genetic cousin of DNA, and the proteins that bind it. But a single discovery has...

More Evidence Shows Link between Air Pollution, Early Death

More Evidence Shows Link between Air Pollution, Early Death

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provides the most comprehensive evidence to date of the causal link between long-term exposure to fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution and premature death. - Science news - "Our new study included the largest-ever dataset of older Americans and used multiple analytical methods, including statistical methods...

Colliding Black Holes May Have Created Flare of Light

Colliding Black Holes May Have Created Flare of Light

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Astronomers believe they have made the first optical observations of such a merger, marked by a blaze of light a trillion times brighter than the sun. - Science news - A whopping 7.5 billion light-years from Earth, two black holes, each about the size of Long Island, rapidly spun around each other several times per second before smashing together in a cataclysmic...

Alien Life Could Exist in inside Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

Alien Life Could Exist in inside Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New research has found that the enormous salty ocean inside Jupiter’s moon Europa could sustain life, raising the tantalizing prospect that alien lifeforms may exist below the icy surface. - Science news - Experts have long speculated that the waters of Europa may be habitable and a new study has finally added weight to the theory, discovering that the moon’s...

Gravitational Waves Reveal Lightest Black Hole Ever Observed

Gravitational Waves Reveal Lightest Black Hole Ever Observed

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Gravitational wave detectors have spotted a cosmic collision in which a giant black hole swallowed up a mystery object seemingly too heavy to be a neutron star, but too light to be a black hole. - Science news - Weighing in at 2.6 times the mass of the Sun, the object falls into a hypothetical “mass gap,” a desert between the heaviest neutron star and the...

Teleportation Possible in Subatomic World of Quantum Mechanics

Teleportation Possible in Subatomic World of Quantum Mechanics

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – While human teleportation exists only in science fiction, teleportation is possible in the subatomic world of quantum mechanics—albeit not in the way typically depicted on TV. - Science news - In the quantum world, teleportation involves the transportation of information, rather than the transportation of matter, SciTechDaily reported. Last year scientists confirmed...

School Children Appear Not to Spread Coronavirus: Study

School Children Appear Not to Spread Coronavirus: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – School children don’t appear to pass COVID-19 onto their teachers and classmates, a study has found. - Science news - A study of 1,340 students, teachers and staff in the town of Crepy-en-Valois, about 44 miles northeast of Paris, found that three probable coronavirus cases in children did not lead to further transmission. Five hundred-and-ten students from six...

Youngest Hot Jupiter Sheds Light on ‘Migrating’ Behavior of Exoplanets

Youngest Hot Jupiter Sheds Light on ‘Migrating’ Behavior of Exoplanets

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hot Jupiters are a class of exo-giants located outside of our solar system with a relatively short orbital distance. - Science news - Most of the hot Jupiters previously discovered by astronomers have been older than one billion years. The youngest transiting hot Jupiter was discovered by researchers orbiting HIP 67522 star, a study published by the...

Blood Type May Influence Coronavirus Infection Rates: Study

Blood Type May Influence Coronavirus Infection Rates: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A new study suggests that an individual’s blood type may play a role in their chances of contracting the coronavirus. - Science news - Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it saw scientists analyze the genetic information of 1,980 patients who tested positive for the coronavirus across seven hospitals between Italy and Spain, where significant...