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Month: January 2015

Science Alert: Un-boiling Eggs Is Possible – Here’s how

Once the food is cooked, you cannot uncook it; soup, cake, pasta, you name it. But, perhaps, not the egg. Somehow, though, the egg has defied the rule, as scientists have shown that an egg can be unboiled to some extent. Boiling eggs involves reactions occurring at the microscopic level, involving the egg white proteins.

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Earth’s Oldest Snake Fossils Discovered in Europe & Colorado

Snakes have allegedly been on this planet for much longer than scientists had previously thought – 70 million years before the past estimated time. The discovery of the fossils of four ancient snakes has provided more insight as to the age of the oldest snake the Earth has seen. Calculating the time as to when

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Is this the shadow of a man spotted on Mars by Mars Rover?

A new picture from the Mars Curiosity Rover has got conspiracy theorists and UFO-seeking groups all excited and worked up. The photo seemingly shows the shadow of a man supposedly working over the rover. “Shadow of a man” working over the Mars Curiosity Rover A recent picture of the Mars Curiosity Rover, having caught the attention

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Speed of Light Might Not Be Constant After All!

A new study, published in journal Science, has toppled one of the fundamental concepts of physics relating to the speed of light, which is considered to be a constant, at 299 792 458 m / s. Now, it seems that this is not constant at all, and that light might differ in speed when travelling

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MegaChat by Kim Dotcom: Let’s Kill Skype and Facebook Chat

Skype and Facebook video-call, and the likes, might soon be eclipsed by the new service MegaChat that is promised to ensure full privacy without the risk of others poking their noses in one’s private messaging with the new data encryption that comes with it. If you’re into conspiracy theories relating to privacy online, you are

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Treating ARDS & Ebola By Tackling Blood Vessel Leakiness With Drugs

ARDS and Ebola are diseases characterised by fluid leakage through blood vessels during the inflammation process triggered by the immune system to get rid of the pathogens. The leakage plays a critical role in worsening the state of the patients. Researchers have therefore attempted to tackle the leakage as a possible way to relieving the infected people.

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Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts From Space Observed Live By Scientists

One of the mysteries of the universe that scientists wish to unveil and unravel is that about fast radio bursts (FRBs) and a new discovery might have brought them closer to deciphering their nature and origin. An unknown entity letting out a fugacious radio wave flash (in the form of fast radio bursts (FRBs)) was

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Scariest Frilled Shark Captured in Australia For the First Time

The shark known as the living fossil, the frilled shark, has been spotted in Australia. Some fishermen in the vicinity of Lakes Entrance in Victoria managed to pull the creature out of the water. According to biologists, the shark dates back from 80 million years ago. The species found is thought to be one of

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Temperature Contagion: Feeling Cold Is Contagious

Researchers from the University of Sussex, UK, suggest that the mere sight of someone shivering will make one feel cold as well. Volunteers were made to watch videos of people placing their hands in cold water. Their body temperature while doing so was monitored. The results were astonishing: the volunteers had their body temperature drastically

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Tilda, The Orangutan That Whistles To Get More Food

An orangutan from a zoo in Germany has been observed to emit human-like sounds, probably to communicate her need for more food to those caring for her. This is how Tilda became the first reported wild-born orangutan to make human vocalizations. This case indicates that other apes, even those from the distant past, might have

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HIV Vaccines Are Actually Backfiring – Here’s Why

Vaccines designed to fight HIV might not be accomplishing their tasks successfully because they are possibly making the targets of the virus which are the cells of the immune system more apt to get assaulted by the pathogen. Vaccines are meant to activate the CD4 cells of the immune system, and as a consequence, the virus

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