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Month: July 2015

Dark Matter Resembles Pions In Behaviour

There is a certain appeal to what is dark that humans find captivating. “Dark” matter is no exception. It appears that the more scientists reach out to understand it, the more evasive it demonstrates itself to be. In an attempt to shed light on its nature, a new theory has seen the light of the

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Microwaves To Be Used To Propel Spacecrafts Into Space

Initial tests made by a team of scientists from Colorado-based Escape Dynamics (ED) show that microwaves sent from the ground might be used to propel space-planes into space. If this is actually confirmed as a feasible and safe technique, the process of sending out satellites into orbit might become much less costly. The current method of

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Scientists Discover How To Double Lifespan of Cells

Mankind yearns to stay young and healthy, and, if possible, to never die. But, death is a reality we cannot deny. On the other hand, science is forever trying to keep us alive as long as it can. While every soul shall taste death, that time might perhaps be delayed. Researchers from the Center for

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Hanger (Hunger Plus Anger) Explained By Science

Hanger is now a thing – it can be explained in terms of the physiology of the human body. Ever wondered how only some people get “hangry” (angry when hungry), and why does it even happen? Apparently, it has to do with brain and its appetite for sugar. Food is a basic need; our body is

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Why Don’t Women Like To Share Their Perfume With Their Female Friends?

A team of researchers have recently explored the unspoken reality of many women worldwide who don’t buy perfume for other females and who don’t share theirs either. The findings have been published in the journal Food Quality and Preference. One of the authors of the study, Bryan Howell, explains that some women do not share

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Finally A Seaweed-Based Food Tasting Like Bacon

Scientists from the Oregon State University (OSU) have recently patented a new variety of seaweed called dulse that has been used to create several types of foods, one of which is said to taste like bacon. The seaweed variety, dulse, from which a food item has been created that tastes like bacon when fried. Photo

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Using Progesterone In Breast Cancer Treatment

A new study suggests that progesterone might be added to the treatment program of breast cancer patients. The findings have been published in the journal Nature. Scientists observed in the past that patients whose tumours bore progesterone receptors had a certain advantage. This occurrence was not completely understood until now as the researchers of the

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Laughing Gas As A Potent Anesthetic? Yes According To New Study

The effects of the laughing gas on humans have always gained attention from both the public and from scientists. How it actually modifies the brain though has remained much of a mystery. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have attempted to shed light on the changes it brings on one’s brainwaves, and concluded that it

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Close-Up Of Image Of Pluto’s Largest Moon, Charon, Revealed By NASA

NASA is slowly releasing the unique images of Pluto and its moons captured by spacecraft New Horizons. The latest one that has been revealed is that of Pluto’s biggest moon, Charon, depicting an area of around 240 miles from top to bottom. New image of an area on Charon, Pluto’s largest moon. A depression can

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Presence of Buckyballs Confirmed in Space

After years of study, scientists have finally confirmed the presence of buckyballs in space. The findings have been published in Nature. Buckyballs are molecules made up of 60 carbon atoms. The arrangement resembles a football as the bonds between the atoms are pentagonal and hexagonal in shape. They were discovered in laboratory back in 1985

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Scientists from MIT Turns Bacteria Into Health Monitors

Biologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have modified gut bacteria to render them “more useful”: they have succeeded in turning the microorganisms into intestinal health monitors which can even alert of any anomaly. MIT researchers have managed to switch on and off the genes of the abundant gut microorganism known as Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron.

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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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