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Month: August 2017

Winter Temperatures Trigger Heart Attacks!

S u m m a r y : Cold air temperatures might be an external trigger for heart attacks, suggests a new study presented today, August 30, at European Society of Cardiology Congress. ‘Freezing Hearts’ “Nothing burns like the cold”. Apparently, (one of the characters of) George R.R. Martin was right. Cold air temperatures might

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Cocoa Protects From Diabetes, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Cocoa compounds are shown to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The researchers are now looking forward to harvesting these ingredients to treat diabetics. Chocolate, A Cure? Chocolate has been hailed as a healthy food

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Farmers and their Cheese Changed the Human Skull!

S u m m a r y : Farming came with dairy products like cheese, a combination that changed the shape of the human skull years and years ago! The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Foragers to Farmers: Skull Changes When farming became a thing among earlier human

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Sleep (Dream) More To Protect From Dementia!

S u m m a r y : Less REM sleep is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia, says a new study published in the journal Neurology. What is REM Sleep? Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is the sleep stage whereby one dozes off to dreamworld: the last of five phases of sleep,

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Self-Healing Heart Cells Triggered by Molecule Singheart

S u m m a r y : A newly-discovered molecule named Singheart might trigger damaged heart cells to self-repair and regenerate themselves. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. What is Singheart? Singheart constitutes a long piece of non-coding RNA. It appears to be involved in the regulation of genes responsible for

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Scientists Create Diamond Rain of Neptune & Uranus

S u m m a r y : ‘Diamond rain’, a form of precipitation that is present inside huge icy planets, has been created by a team of scientists from the DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The findings are published in the journal Nature Astronomy. The aim of the research was to reproduce the conditions characterising

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4 Earth-Sized Planets Discovered Around Nearest Sun-Like Star

S u m m a r y : Four Earth-sized planets have been discovered around the nearest sun-like star. The system is located 12 light years away from us, which makes it easily visible to us. The findings are published in the Astronomical Journal. 4 Planets Around tau Ceti The nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti,

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August 21 Solar Eclipse Will Unveil Sun’s Unseen Parts

S u m m a r y : August 21 solar eclipse will hide the sun from us just enough for scientists to see some of its unseen parts! Lights Off! Light will be switched off to unveil bright stars during the day, a total solar eclipse greeting the inhabitants of the Earth as the

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Boys Ate Dogs & Wolves to Become Warriors 4,000 Years Ago

S u m m a r y : 4 millennia ago, teenage boys fed on dogs or wolves to become ‘wolf-men’ warriors. The new findings are published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Dog-Eaters in the Bronze Age Back during the Bronze Age, teenage boys from southwestern Russia would become wolf-men warriors, a transition that

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New Giant Armoured Dinosaur Used Camouflage To Protect From Predators

S u m m a r y : A dinosaur with heavy armour used camouflage to play hide-and-seek from predators. The newly-discovered species is described in a paper published in the journal Current Biology. An Accidental Discovery The new species of armoured dinosaur is from the nodosaur family, and has been named Borealopelta markmitchelli. It

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Sun’s Core Rotates 4 Times Faster than Its Surface

S u m m a r y : The sun’s core rotates four times faster than its surface, says a new study published in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. These findings might reveal further data about the formation of our star. A Relic from the Sun’s Distant Past An international team of astronomers might have

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Spanking Harms Kids, Even 10 Years Later, Says New Scientific Study

S u m m a r y : Spanking during infancy affects the child even when he becomes a teenager, says new research published in the journal Developmental Psychology. Spanking Leaves Its Mark Physical punishment such as spanking is detrimental to children, a harm that extends into later periods of their life as well. However,

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