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Month: February 2016

Tiny Glass Disc Stores 360TB of Data for 13.8 Billion Years

We might finally have a solution for the storage of all of our combination of ones and zeros that make up our data: researchers from the UK have created a 5D digital data disc — the Superman memory crystal — that is able to save 360 terabytes of data for a duration of 13.8 billion

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Be Treated With Green-Tea Compound

A compound in green tea might be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, says a team of researchers from Washington State University (WSU) who published their paper in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology. The current treatment for the chronic progressive disease is thought to be insufficient: it focuses mainly on reducing the pain and inflammation with

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High Fish Intake During Pregnancy Linked With Increased Weight in Children

Consuming fish during pregnancy might be increasing the risk of obesity and rapid growth for the baby, suggests a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics. Fish is widely claimed to be a healthy food. The nutrients it contains are known to promote fatty tissue growth and foetal neurodevelopment. But, too much of it might have

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Gravitational Waves Detected For The First Time Ever!

Gravitational waves have been detected for the first time ever — this discovery is expected to shake the world of science, specially astronomy. The findings will be published in the journal Physical Review Letters. The discovery was made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) based in the US. The concept of gravitational waves was

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Having Breakfast Helps Obese People To Be More Active

Eating breakfast might cause obese people to grow more active, says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Breakfast might be having more benefits than we would have thought. It is generally claimed to be the most important meal of the day and that it should, thus, not be skipped. New research

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Aggressive Behaviour Linked With Changes in Brain Cells

Aggressive behaviour in mice might be due to changes in brain cells of a particular region called the lateral septum. The paper published in the journal Current Biology might provide further insight into aggressiveness in other animals. Why do some people give in to violent outbursts that seem to come from nowhere? What causes this behaviour?

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Fastest Rate of Data Transmission Achieved At 1.125 terabits per second

The fastest rate for the transmission of data between a single transmitter and receiver has been achieved at 1.125 terabits per second by a team of researchers from the UK. The findings are documented in Scientific Reports. The newest record for data transmission speed was made using an optical communications system. The researchers describe their

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Fact Proven: Males, and Not Females, Display Gender Bias

Gender bias is a reality that cannot be denied. A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington (UW) provides further insight into the negative consequences of the mindset. The paper is published in the journal PLOS ONE. The scientists surveyed around 1,700 UW biology students enrolled in undergraduate programs who were asked to

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Cyanobacteria Can See Like Humans!

In an attempt to determine how bacteria “see” their environment, a team of scientists from the UK and Germany have found that they do so in a similar manner to us. The microorganisms can perceive light and respond to it by using the same principle governing the function of the human eye lens. The paper

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The Food We Consume Affects Our Genes

The food we eat might be affecting us at the genetic level. A new study focusing on yeast suggests that most of our genes could be influenced by what we consume. The paper is published in the journal Nature Microbiology. Yeast as model The researchers worked on yeast which is used as a model for

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Horses Can Read Happy & Angry Human Facial Expressions

Horses are able to read angry and happy human facial expressions, says new study published in the journal Biology Letters. Horses having the ability to understand human emotions has been demonstrated for the first time in a new study whereby the reactions of 28 horses were observed upon seeing photographs depicting people with both happy

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