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Month: September 2015

Anticancer Molecules Found In Venom of Brazilian Social Wasp

The secret to a cancer cure might be lying in the body of a Brazilian social wasp, the Polybia paulista. The venom it injects in its predators as a life-saving method might possible save human lives as it is said to contain an anticancer molecule. The findings have been published in the Biophysical Journal at the

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New Wireless Technology Uses Human Body To Transmit Data

Wireless technology is quickly becoming the norm. To further establish this concept, researchers from the University of California, San Diego in the US, have recently created a prototype of a new wireless communication method that uses the human body to send data. The technology allegedly exceeds the potential of existing wireless tech. Photo credits: UC San Diego

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There’s No Floating Spoon On Mars!

A strange geological feature was spotted on the surface of Mars by UnmannedSpaceflight.com. It was interpreted to be something resembling a spoon floating just above the ground. Is it really a phenomenal discovery or just a trick of the eye? The “floating spoon”. Hold your horses, alien-seeking people! The “floating spoon” is no miracle at

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Higher Amino Acids Intake Correlated With Healthier Heart

Amino acids are apparently extremely beneficial to the health of the heart. A new study performed in the UK suggests that certain amino acids in some food items can enhance cardiovascular health. Furthermore, this effect has been compared to quitting smoking and indulging in more physical activities. The findings have been published in The Journal

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Meet Ankylosaur The Inbuilt Armor Dinosaur

Ankylosaurs were dinosaurs equipped with inbuilt armour. A characteristic anatomical feature of some of them was the giant tail club. The latter, located at the end of the tail, has recently been documented by researchers who suggest that the knob grew less and less flexible over time to culminate into the stiff tail club. The findings

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Brain Boosting and Omega-3 Supplements Is A Myth

Omega-3 supplements might not be boosting brain activity after all. A new study suggests that it is but a myth. The findings have been published in the journal JAMA. Researchers find that omega-3 supplements, and even fish oil, have not been proved to act as protection for the brain; cognitive abilities are not enhanced by

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Take Note: Midday Napping Decreases Blood Pressure

How often do you kitty-nap during the day? You might want to make it part of your routine as a new study shows that daytime sleeps might be correlated to a decreased blood pressure. Napping during the day might possibly be good for the health of your heart. The findings of the new study that

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How weaver ants happen to be good pest controllers

Humanity brought forth synthetic insecticides when the latter are already provided for in nature: a new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has documented how weaver ants happen to be good pest controllers. Weaver ants. Weaver ants from genus Oecophylla contribute to boosting crop yields for farmers by getting rid of pests. They

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Life Under The Outer Crust of Pluto

pluto nitrogen glacier

A physicist from the UK suggests that simple life forms might exist under the outer layer of Pluto. The world of Pluto is no more as much of a mystery as it used to be ever since NASA’s New Horizons mission brought forth unprecedented data about its surface and surroundings: we have had the opportunity

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4-Day School Week Linked With Higher Maths Scores

Does it really matter how much time we spend at school? Apparently, yes. A new study performed in the US suggests that a 4-day school week for primary school pupils will not only be harmless to academic performance but will also boost test scores. The findings were published in the journal Education, Finance and Policy.

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Throat Bacteria In Schizophrenic Patients Differ From Those In Healthy People

Schizophrenia confers differences down to the microscopic level, or so suggests a new study. Researchers have found the stark contrast between bacteria thriving in throats of schizophrenic patients and those in healthy people. This might be pointing to a difference in the functioning of the immune system that affects brain function in the two groups.

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