Day: August 31, 2015

ISS Scientists Observe 2 Spectacular Sprites Above A Thunderstorm In The US

Thunderstorms and lightning go hand in hand. Sometimes, they are accompanied by weak flashes of light called sprites which have been observed twice in one day by scientists on the International Space Station (ISS). ISS captured a sprite above a thunderstorm over Illinois or Missouri. Photo credits: ISS/JSC/NASA. A sprite is a burst of energy

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What is the Source of our Inner Voice: The Work Of Angels & Devils?

What are the little voices we hear inside ourselves? Perhaps, they are but angels and devils whispering into our hearts? Scientists, unsurprisingly, do not believe that; rather, they have explained the occurrence of our “inner voice” in terms of our conscience. What is its real origin, though? Researchers of a new study hope that shedding light

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Cancer Cells Turned Back Into Normal Ones

The battle against cancer rages on. A new study suggests that turning cancer cells back to normal ones might be possible. Cancer is characterised by cells that deviate from the normal rule and divide uncontrollably; the researchers of the new study say that these cells can be triggered to become normal ones again. The findings

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Breastfeeding Causes Bioaccumulation of Chemicals In Infants

Breastfeeding is normally considered to be the best choice for infants. However, a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology suggests that breastfed babies are more exposed to toxins in the form of industrial chemicals categorised perfluorinated alkylate substances (PFASs). The findings reveal that the longer the baby is breastfed, the more

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A Human Brain Is 30 Times More Powerful Than The Mightiest Supercomputer

The human brain is around 30 times more powerful than the world’s most advanced supercomputer, new research suggests. At this stage, we are very far away from Ultron-style machines to outsmart our brain. However we might attempt to mimic pieces of human characteristics to create advanced devices, we will not ever be able to match them

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The Age of the Universe Is Relative To The Planet’s Location

How old is the universe? Scientists have attempted to come up with estimates that are believed to constitute a rather good idea of its age. However, a scientist suggests that the real answer might depend on your location in the universe: this means that those on a planet other than ours might have a different answer

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