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Month: April 2016

Mysterious Dark Moon Discovered Beyond Pluto

The universe is full of secrets, and from time to time, we are blessed enough to find some of them. A new moon has just been discovered by a team of astronomers; it is located near the outer part of our solar system. The research has been documented in a paper published on arXiv.org. The

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‘Gold’ Batteries, Which Might Last For A Lifetime, Made By Researchers

A system to boost the lifetime of batteries by 400 times has been ‘discovered’ by accident by a team of researchers. Their work is published in the journal Energy Letters. The best batteries currently available might soon be surpassed by a revolutionary system that would make them last up to 400 times longer. The efficiency of

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Anorexia Might Be Caused By Bacterial Infection

Anorexia might be caused by a bacterial infection that affects the immune system, according to a study published in the journal Medical Hypotheses. The race to understand anorexia as it is gaining more and more lives has remained challenging for researchers. Given the great number of cases, it is nerve-racking that so little is known

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Turmeric Boosts Memory, Attention Span, Calmness, And Contentedness In The Elderly

If you want to have a boosted working memory and attention span, you might want to try the well-known spice, turmeric, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The blessed ingredient in turmeric is a bright yellow compound called curcumin that has been shown to demonstrate the beneficial effects. These are restricted

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Using Skull Vibrations to Identify Individuals

The sound of one’s skull vibrations might, one day, replace the use of passwords. The scientific paper documenting this is published in the Journal of the ACM. Biometric security (from fingerprinting sensors to iris scanning) is deemed to be more reliable than your regular password. A new form of this technology, recently developed by German

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Loneliness is Bad For Your Heart, Says New Study

Loneliness and social isolation might do some serious damage to the heart, according to a new study. Is it any surprise that loneliness has a certain impact on the heart? Previous studies have not, however, clarified the link between loneliness and cardiovascular diseases — a mystery partly unveiled by the new research. The researchers of the

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We Can Now Identify People Using Their Brain Signals

A specific type of brain signal allows for the identification of an individual with unprecedented accuracy, says a study published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. Basically, you can now be spotted thanks to your specific brain activity! The human race is united in more aspects than not, from experiences to

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Newly-Discovered Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

A gigantic galaxy is orbiting our very own Milky Way, and we only find out about it now, says a new research published in Monthly Noticed of the Royal Astronomical Society. Either it has magically appeared recently (back in January), or we have been blind to its existence. The discovery has been described as a

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Plants Wittily Force Fungi To Cooperate

If you used to think of plants as green, peaceful, not-looking-for-conflicts-or-advantages kind of creature, think again. A new study shows how they are able to make economically-sound decisions by forcing symbiotic fungi to cooperate more in their interactions. The paper is published in Ecology Letters. Plants will often be in close partnership with species of

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Hierarchy In Ants Provides Insight Into Dominance Behaviours of Other Species

Studying social hierarchies in ants will hopefully allow scientists to understand the nature of societies of other animals like primates. The new paper is published in The American Naturalist. How do we understand animal societies that are led by a group of them, the alpha individuals? Normally, research has revealed the inner workings of societies with a

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The True Nature of Consciousness Revealed

A new study explaining the nature of consciousness in terms of how we perceive our world aims at reconciling between the two well-known hypotheses proposed by researchers in the past. The paper is published in PLOS Biology. Consciousness is claimed to be continuous by some, and discrete by others. The first theory suggests that it

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