Day: July 16, 2015

Physicists Discover New Class of Particles, The Pentaquarks

Scientists at CERN in Switzerland have discovered a new category of subatomic particles named pentaquarks. The research has succeeded in solving the mystery pertaining to the particle in question. The results might also shed more light on the formation of matter. The findings might soon be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. One possible

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Human Hands Are More Primitive Than Those of Chimps

A new study has challenged the old belief that the human hand is more evolved than that of primates like the chimpanzee. According to its findings, our hands are more primitive than we would have thought while those of chimps have undergone more changes (and are thus more evolved) throughout time. The paper has been

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Children Watching Plump Cartoons Eat More High-Calorie Foods

You might want to keep your kids away from cartoons like The Simpsons. A new study has shown that children watching plump cartoon characters consume more high-calorie foods like cookies and candy. The paper has been published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. We are what we eat. We are also what we watch, apparently.

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World’s Oldest Fossilised Animal Sperm Discovered in Antarctica

The world’s oldest animal sperm fossil from 50 million years has been discovered by an international team of researchers in the wall of a fossilised worm cocoon in Antarctica. The findings have been published in The Royal Society journal Biology Letters. A scanning electron micrograph of the 50-million-year-old fossilized sperm. Photo credits: Department of Palaeobiology/

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