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Month: October 2016

Revolutionary Birth Control For Men Is Here. Discover Hormonal Injection

You don’t have to be female to take birth control shots! Males can, now, get the injections to prevent their female partners from getting pregnant, says a study published in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Women normally have a wider range of choices for birth control methods, and it might even be considered

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Finally the truth behind phantom limbs revealed

The truth behind phantom limbs has been revealed in a new study published in Nature Communications. Missing limbs leave behind painful sensations— even when they are gone, one can still feel them, a phenomenon called phantom limb. This is the case for most people having gone through amputations: they will experience different kinds of sensations,

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With Age, The Shape Of Your Brain Folding Changes

The folding characterising our brain changes with age, says a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This change might be linked with Alzheimer’s disease. Ageing comes hand in hand with unpleasant experiences that youthfulness would never know. We go through a plethora of changes as we age, and

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These Parasitic Plants Steal The Host Genes To Attack

Parasitic plants steal their victims’ genes as a mode of attack, says a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Parasitism is one of the many interactions between organisms in nature. A parasite is, basically, a living thing requiring the body of another living thing (the host) to function

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40 Shipwrecks in Black Sea Accidentally Discovered

40 shipwrecks have been discovered in the Black Sea. These findings are part of the Black Sea Maritime Archeology Project conducted by a team of maritime researchers. The original aim of the study was to investigate the rise in water level that occurred in the aftermath of the last Ice Age (around 20,000 years ago).

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The Amazonian Frog Has Its Own Ant Repellent

A yellow-striped frog from the Amazon has a special way to live among leaf-cutting ants without getting bitten by them. Furthermore, the ants will even ‘protect’ it from other frogs and animals. These findings have been documented in a paper published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The clever little Amazonian frog (scientific name:

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Sun Tilt Caused by Unknown Distant Planet Nine

If you’ve ever wondered as to why does the sun tilt in an unusual fashion, we now have an answer for you! The culprit might be from the edge of the solar system: Planet Nine, an undiscovered planet. A new study proposing this theory as cause will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal. Planet

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Evidence for Right-Handedness in 1.8-Million-Year-Old Fossil

The earliest evidence for right-handedness has been found in a Homo habilis fossil. The findings are published in the Journal of Human Evolution. The Homo habilis has been found to be more similar to humans than to apes. The resemblance appears to include handedness as well. “We already know that Homo habilis had brain lateralization

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Grow Your Own Food From Plant Cells In Your Very Own Kitchen

The future might come with days where we won’t even need plants to have our food as technology can help us grow food ingredients using plant cells in a bioreactor, says a study led by researchers from Finland. The team from Finland has created an appliance, called CellPod, made up of plant cells inside a

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New NASA Images: Ultraviolet View of Mars

We now have the latest ultraviolet glow of planet Mars in images! The findings will be presented today, October 19, at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. The images were taken as part of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission (MAVEN). An Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) was used to generate details

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Migraine-Sufferers Have More Bacteria in their Mouths

If you suffer from migraine, you might be having significantly more bacteria in your mouth than usual, says a study published by mSystems. Migraines hurt like hell— says (mostly) every sufferer of the throbbing headaches. What causes them, one might ask. A theory states that migraines might be the result of the type of food

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The Moon Gets A New Face Every 81,000 Years

The Moon changes its appearance all the time— it gets a new face every once in a while (every 81,000 years, that is), says a new study published in Nature. The Moon has inspired artists throughout the centuries. It makes us feel less alone and more connected—we all admire the very same moon, no matter

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