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Day: January 26, 2016

Aliens Can’t Contact Us Because They Already Went Extinct!

Wondering why aliens, if they exist, have not showed up on Earth yet? Well, this is because early life forms went extinct soon after their existence, according to a team of astrobiologists. The paper is published in the journal Astrobiology. If life ever sprouted on other planets in the latter’s early days, it would have been

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Oldest Jurassic Dinosaur Discovered in South Wales

The remains of possibly the oldest (known) Jurassic dinosaur discovered on a beach in the vicinity of Penarth, Wales, have been documented. The findings are published in PLOS ONE. The newly-discovered dinosaur species found in the south of Wales back in 2014 by Nick and Rob Hanigan has been named Dracoraptor hanigani. The team of researchers,

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Obese People Have Greater Ability to Imagine Smell of Freshly-Baked Cookies

Obese people might be better at vividly imagining the smell of food and non-food items, suggests a new study published in the journal Appetite. Obesity might have its perks after all. A new research conducted by scientists from The John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine shows how obese people have a relatively greater

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Why Humans Cannot Be Spidermen- The Scientific Explanation

Humans cannot intrinsically be ‘spidermen’ because of their size, explain scientists of a new study. However, they also provide insight into how we might become ‘spidermen’. The findings are published in PNAS. What makes one creature able to walk on vertical walls when another cannot? The new research conducted by a team from the Department

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Frozen Sleeping Beauty Tardigrade Revived After 30 Years

Cold has a way of preserving life for decades such that the latter can be reanimated given the right conditions – a distorted version of sleeping beauty, or, in this case, beast. A tardigrade has thus been brought back to life after 30 years of frozen sleep. It has even produced 14 healthy offspring. Authored

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Why Humans Don’t Attract Mates Like Peacocks

Why don’t humans use colourful tails like the peacock to attract mates? A new study explains this in terms of smaller social groups. The paper is published in Behavioral Ecology. Creatures throughout the animal kingdom have been endowed with special ways of attracting mates – some of these are more conspicuous than others. But, why

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Catch-Up During Week-End Lowers Diabetes Risk

Sleeping extra hours in the week-end might lower the risk of developing diabetes among healthy individuals, suggests new study. Humans are created such that they need time to rest – time to sleep. On one hand, too little sleep is detrimental to health, and on the other, too much of it is also undesirable. However,

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Anxiety & Inhibition Affect Walking Direction of People

Anxiety pervades the human body and soul beyond what we would think. A new study argues it causes people to walk in a leftward direction because of its effect of increased activity in the right side of the brain. The findings are published in the journal Cognition. For the first time, the activation of the

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Australian Honey Might Contain Threatening Levels of Toxins, Says New Study

Australian honey has been revealed to contain high levels of a natural toxin that might potentially be dangerous, says a new study. On the other hand, honey experts assert that it is not threatening to consumers. Researchers found the presence of natural toxin pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in 41 of 59 types of Australian honey. Its

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Frying Vegetables in Olive Oil Linked With More Healthy Properties

Frying vegetables in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) enhances their antioxidant properties and releases a greater amount of phenolic compounds that protect against a range of diseases, says an article published in Food Chemistry magazine. Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) unveil how vegetables like potato, pumpkin, tomato, and eggplant can be cooked in

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Connecting The Human Brain With Computers: New Technology Developed By US Military

The latest technology of varying forms being developed have one thing in common: bridging the gap between the virtual world and us. Motivated by the same intent, the US military looks forward to developing a neural interface to connect the human mind with computers. The technology, named Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), is the brainchild

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Time Is Flowing Backwards In Parallel Worlds

A new explanation has been concocted pertaining to time’s apparent asymmetric nature. Maybe, it’s not all that asymmetric. The researchers behind the theory explain that it might be feasible for time to flow backwards. What is time? This has remained one of the big questions science has yet to answer in clear terms, as have

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