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Month: July 2015

Exercise Does Not Have The Same Effects On Everyone

A new study suggests that exercise might not exert the same effects on everyone. The paper, entitled “Effects of Exercise Training on Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Biomarkers of Cardiometabolic Health: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The researchers of the new paper found

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Mummy of an Unknown Lost Arctic Civilization Discovered

A team of scientists working near the Siberian Arctic have stumbled upon mummified human remains wrapped in birch bark. The latter were discovered at the Zeleny Yar necropolis, situated just outside Salekhard in Russia, miles from the Arctic Circle. They seem to belong to some unknown medieval civilisation. Further analysis is expected to shed light on

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The Speed of Light Is Slower Than 299,792,458 m/s

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The speed of light might be slower than we believe according to a recent study. Major theories in science are generally unanimously accepted by the scientific world. Of these, features the theory of general relativity whereby a definite digit was assigned to the speed of light. However, recently, a scientist has mentioned the possibility of

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Watch Out For Auto-Healing Broken Smartphone Screens

Technology comes with great promises to humankind. Recently, researchers from the University of Bristol, UK, have come forward with one that constitutes a self-repairing material to safeguard people from heart breaks that are bound to happen when their smartphone screens break or when their nail polish chip off. The material that was initially developed to

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Desire For Sex & Playing Violent Video Games Correlated

One of the characteristic features of our modern and technologically-advanced societies entails the sway the phenomenon of violent video games exerts over the hearts of thousands and thousands of people all across the world. Ever wondered as to why do people turn to them as a form of entertainment? A new study that has looked into

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Life on Philae Comet 67P/C–G?

Lately, there have been claims of the possibility of the existence of microbial life on the comet of Philae, the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The latter constitutes harsh environmental conditions that would render the life of microorganisms difficult, but we can never know what the universe is hiding from us! Spacecraft Philae on touchdown. The spacecraft Philae had

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Alcohol Enhances Brain’s Response To Food Aromas

Ever noticed how drunk people might tend to experience surges in appetite? This greater desire for food after consuming alcoholic beverages has recently been interpreted by a team of researchers from the US as the result of “enhanced smell”. The paper entitled “The apéritif effect: Alcohol’s effects on the brain’s response to food aromas in

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Astronomers Observe The Birth of A New Planet

A team of astronomers from ETH Zurich have suggested that an important event in the heavens might be observed for the first time: the birth of a new planet situated 355 light-years away from us. The findings have been published in The Astrophysical Journal. Formation of a giant gas planet (right) near the star HD

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Secret of Exact Time of Death After 10 Days Held By A Muscle Protein

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A team of scientists from the University of Salzburg have found a new way to decipher the time of death. Their method allows for an exact calculation even after 10 days. Accurately determining the time of death is not possible after around 36 hours; a rough estimation only can be provided, given current methodologies. The

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Beware: Connecting to Wifi Anonymously By Being 2.5 Miles Away

Security researcher Benjamin Caudill has created a device, named ProxyHam, that allows users to connect anonymously to public Wi-Fi networks from 2.5 miles away. Armed with the device, which is described as a “hardware proxy”, users can access public Wi-Fi networks over an unidentifiable low-frequency radio channel such that even government agencies and spies would

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Genetically Diverse Parents Have Taller Children

According to a new study, children are more likely to become taller, smarter and better educated when their parents share fewer genes; that is, the more distantly related the latter are, the greater is the chance of the offspring to have the qualities mentioned. The findings have been published in the journal Nature. Genetic diversity

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Mathematical Formula for LOVE Discovered

Love has been boiled down to a formula by a mathematician and a psychologist according to Hannah Fry, from the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in London. Hannah Fry recently released a book entitled “The Mathematics of Love”. She also explained the “equation of love” in a 2014 TED Talk. According to her, the best

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