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Month: August 2015

Research on Chimps In The US Is Waning & Might Ultimately Stop

Imagine a world where animals do not have to suffer at the hands of man. Perhaps, we might be getting closer to this utopia as a new paper in Science Magazine suggests that research on chimpanzees might eventually stop. Science has undergone quite some advances such that alternative methods have been devised to test theories

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Researchers Tag Humans As “Super Predators”

Which animal species is the world’s greatest predator? Would it be surprising to you if you were to find out a new study concluded humans were? After researchers compared predation among animals in both land and marine ecosystems, they found out that humans were “super predators”. The findings have been published in the journal Science.

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Gazing Into Someone’s Eyes For 10 Minutes Changes Perception

The eyes are the doors to the soul. Imagine being able to gaze into them to have a glimpse of the person to whom they were gifted. A new study has taken a step further, and shown that two people staring into each other’s eyes experience a change in the state of consciousness. Staring into

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Our Universe is Dying According To This New Research

A new research suggests that the universe will die out in billions of years after scientists found that galaxies analysed lost half of their energy in only 2 billion years. Furthermore, several factors might account for the death of the worlds: the universe might be assaulted by multiple deaths. The universe has an ending, and it

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An Unusually Gregarious & Romantic Octopus Documented By Scientists

Nature hides much of her beauty from us. Sometimes, though, we are blessed enough to come across her veiled treasures. Such was the discovery of a mysterious octopus that displayed astonishing features in contrast with other known octopus species. A relative of the octopus was first discovered. This one was striped and extremely tiny, comparable to the size of the

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Huge Monolith Discovered Submerged In The Sicilian Channel

A man-made 12-metre-long monolith has been discovered in a shallow bank of the Sicilian Channel that runs between Tunisia and Sicily. The structure is thought to be 10,000-year-old. The structure lying on the seabed. The two pieces of the rock seen here were initially pieced together. Three holes of similar diameter have also been observed

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Spicy Food Consumption Linked With Lower Risk Of Death

A new study has shown that consuming spicy foods, specially when abstaining from alcohol, is associated with a lower risk of death. The results are not conclusive though; the real cause for this apparent link is not known. The findings have been published in The BMJ. Spicy foods might actually have a positive effect on

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Ranting On The Internet Is Bad For Your Health

Ranting on the Internet is bad for your health. A new study has shown that expressing anger online in the form of rants causes us to be even angrier. The researcher proves wrong all those who think that they are finding an effective outlet for their negative feelings. Is it really good to vent one’s

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Why Do Our Eyes Move When We Dream?

Why do our eyes move when we dream? Scientists believe that the rapid eye movements (REM) that happen after we drift off into dream-world indicate that the person is dreaming. But, did you ever wonder as to what the individual eye movements actually stand for? The findings have been published in Nature Communications. A hypothesis developed in

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Warp Speed Travel Is Within Our Reach, According To An Astrophysicist

It is known in the science community that we cannot attain travel at the speed of light. According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, nothing can exceed it. Well, theories are meant to be questioned, right? Astrophysicist Geraint Lewis from the University of Sydney has recently explained that theoretically warp speed travel is possible according to the

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Facebook Study Says The Use of LOL Is Decreasing

Are the days of LOL over already? A Facebook study says that the public is now showing a preference for “haha” and emojis over “LOL”. The survey relates that 51.4 % of the people use “haha”, while only 1.9 % use “LOL”. Gone are the days of LOL, then? You would be surprised to hear

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