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Month: June 2017

Living Organism Archaea Crawling on Your Skin

S u m m a r y : Microorganism archaea are present on your skin, and you don’t even know it! Bacteria Are Not the Only Ones We all know that bacteria are all over our skin, and deep inside of us. We are not alone—other organisms live intimately with(in) us. Guess what now, bacteria

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Higher Childhood IQ Linked With Longer Life

S u m m a r y : Higher IQ during childhood is linked with a longer life, according to a pair of linked studies published in the journal the BMJ. More Intelligence, Longer Life So, it is true—intelligent people do live longer! Previous studies have actually hinted at this: that people with higher IQ

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No Limit to Ageing, Says Science!

S u m m a r y : Humans have no maximum lifespan, suggests a new study published in Nature. No Age Limit! So, apparently, humans can live till however long they can live—there is no age limit to their lifespan. While we all have an ‘expiry date’, the human race itself does not have

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Chocolate is Good for Your Memory!

S u m m a r y : Cocoa protects human cognition, suggests a new study published in Frontiers in Nutrition. Cocoa, A Dietary Supplement? Chocolate is good for you, says an increasing body of research, the latest one of which (a review) highlights its positive effects on cognition. Cocoa might become a dietary supplement

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New Glass Frog Shows You its Heart!

S u m m a r y : You know how some people wear their heart on their sleeves, right? Well, we now have a frog that wears its heart for all of us to see! Literally! And, it’s not just its heart that we can contemplate. The new findings are published in ZooKeys. A

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Water Exists as 2 Different Liquids

S u m m a r y : Water is not just one liquid: it actually exists as two different phases, shows new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). A Tale of Two Liquids Liquid water is not what we initially thought of it, suggests a discovery made

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Flying Cars & Robots: New Scientific Breakthrough

S u m m a r y : MIT researchers have developed drones that can both drive and fly, hopefully paving the way for flying cars in the future! Flying Machines in Disaster Zones Imagine machines that could ‘walk’ and fly just like birds and (some) insects do. Then, flying cars would not be that

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Lover’s Touch Synchronises Heartbeat Rate & Eases Pain

S u m m a r y : With a lover’s magical touch, pain subsides as the hearts and breathing of both partners synchronise, shows a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Analgesic Touch Researchers from Colorado University have discovered a new way to ease one’s pain—an empathetic lover’s touch. It works through

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Volcanoes Allowed Dinosaurs to Conquer Earth

S u m m a r y : Volcanic eruptions paved the way for dinosaurs to conquer the Earth, suggests a new study published in the journal PNAS. The Rise of the Dinosaurs Dinosaurs are known to have walked the Earth ever so freely following the end of the Triassic period: back then (around 200

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An Egyptian Wooden Toe: World’s Oldest Prosthesis

S u m m a r y : Meet the world’s oldest prosthesis: a 3,000-year-old wooden toe discovered in an ancient cemetery in Egypt. Wooden Toe in Female Burial An artificial wooden toe has been found in a female burial located in the necropolis of Sheikh ’Abd el-Qurna, Egypt. The ancient prosthetic, dating back to

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Cute Animal Pictures Save Marriages!

S u m m a r y : Viewing pictures of cute animals can help save marriages, suggests a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Marriage, A Challenge Marriage is not for the weak, because when the initial passion wears off, you have to work to maintain the relationship. How to keep the

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Why Cats Are All Over the Internet (and our Hearts!)

S u m m a r y : Investigating why cats have conquered the Internet, our living rooms, and our hearts took a team of researchers to the Near East, and to (of course) Egypt, right into ancient cat DNA. The new study is published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. Where it all

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