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Month: January 2016

Highest Prime Number To Be Seen (22-Million-Digit) Discovered

The highest prime number to be seen by humans has been discovered by researchers using a computer in Missouri. What’s in a number, you might ask. They are never-ending, much of a headache, and absolutely undesirable to deal with when combined in algebra and other complicated mathematics chapters at school, unless you’re a mathematics nerd!

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Evidence of our Solar System’s 9th Planet Revealed

The presence of a ninth planet in our solar system situated past Neptune has been suggested by researchers. Commonly being called “Planet Nine”, it is described as being enormous and icy. The findings are published in The Astrophysical Journal. The ‘discovery’ has been made by the astronomer who was behind the ‘demotion’ of Pluto (Mike Brown

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Brain’s Memory Capacity is 10 Times Greater Than Previous Estimations

Did you ever wish for the ability to insert a memory card in your brain?! Well, know that it would be unnecessary because the memory capacity of your brain is comparable to the amount stored on the Internet. The findings are published in eLIFE. Our brain’s capacity to save information might be 10 times greater than

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5-Planet Alignment Visible to the Naked Eye As From January 20 to February

Five planets, namely Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, will align in an event that is to happen after over a decade. The resulting ‘line’ will be visible in our sky around an hour before sunrise on January 20, and will persist till the last days of February. Avid sky-watchers, get ready as from Wednesday

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The First Flower Born in Space and Zero Gravity is Here

The first flower to bloom in space was photographed on the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Scott Kelly from the US shared the picture of the zinnia plant on his Twitter account. “First ever flower grown in space makes its debut!”, writes Scott Kelly as the photo caption. The ‘event’ was forecasted last November: on

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Giant Earthworms The Size of Small Snakes Discovered In Scotland

Earthworms have got to be of the creepiest animals out there. Thank God they are of small size, not that this is great consolation either! Now, imagine the horror of coming across earthworms the size of small snakes! The newly-discovered creature has been documented in The Glasgow Naturalist. Giant earthworms comparable in size to small snakes

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Super-Luminous Supernova: Explosion of Star Bigger Than Our Sun Detected

The most powerful supernova ever spotted has been observed by astronomers from the US. The event has been documented in the journal Science. A star brighter than our sun – the Universe is full of similar heavenly bodies, but, humans actually observing an exploding one of such magnitude is a big deal indeed. The exploding star,

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100 of the Fastest Runaway Stars Spotted In the Milky Way

The fastest stars in the Milky are moving about at more than 80,000 km/h. Scientists have recently spotted around a hundred of them that were hitherto undocumented. The paper is published in The Astrophysical Journal. The universe is always buzzing with activities involving heavenly bodies proceeding to some destination at tremendous speeds. Our Milky Way

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Do Humans Have Free Will? Study Provides New Insight

A new study focusing on human free will has brought forth results suggesting that the freedom is much less restricted than what has been argued by scientists in the past. The paper is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Does the human species have free will? Philosophers have attempted to find

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World’s First Olfactory Alarm Clock Wakes You With The Smell of Hot Croissants!

Imagine having alarm clocks that stimulate our sense of smell instead of that of hearing – wouldn’t it be wonderful to be awakened by the lovely smell of delicious food like freshly-baked croissants and coffee?! A new technology by Sensorwake caters for just this: an olfactory alarm clock. “Beeping days are over!” Sensorwake, a start-up based

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