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Day: March 10, 2017

Itching Is Contagious Like Yawning! Blame the Brain!

Seeing someone scratch makes you feel itchy because it is a contagious social behaviour to which the brain is hardwired! The new findings are documented in a paper published in the journal Science. When you see someone scratch himself, do you suddenly feel itchy too? Itching is actually a highly socially contagious behaviour, just like

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Time Crystal: New Form of Matter Created by Scientists

A time crystal, a new phase of matter, has been created by scientists. Its peculiar characteristic is that its atoms move in a sequence repeating in time and not in space. The findings are published in Nature. Crystals are solid substances whose atoms form 3-D patterns into a highly organised microscopic structure. The ones that

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