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Month: October 2017

Boiling Water On Mars Levitates Sand

S u m m a r y: Boiling water on Mars levitates large amounts of sand and other materials, suggest new findings published in the journal Nature Communications. Boiling Water on Mars Mars remains the focus of scientists who want to unravel all the layers of mysteries surrounding the Red Planet. Until now, no evidence

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6 Exocomets Seen Near A Distant Star

S u m m a r y : The dusty tails of 6 comets outside of our solar system, orbiting a star found 800 light years away from us, have been identified by a team of scientists and amateur astronomers. The findings are published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Exocomets Beyond

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Daydreaming Means You’re Smart & Creative

S u m m a r y : Daydreaming is a sign of intelligence, says a new study published in the journal Neuropsychologia. Good News For the Dreamers All you dreamers out there, rejoice! Daydreaming during work meetings is not all that bad—instead, it comes as a perk to being smart and creative, suggests a

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Fear of Spiders & Snakes is Innate

S u m m a r y : The fear of spiders and snakes is innate; having an evolutionary origin, it is hereditary, suggests a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology. Fear of Spiders & Snakes Why do we fear spiders and snakes? Most of us will be gripped by stress, anxiety

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Mars Has A Twisted Magnetic Tail

S u m m a r y : Mars has a twisted magnetotail—an invisible magnetic tail that results from interactions between the magnetic fields of the solar wind and the planet’s own magnetic activity, says a new study. The research, part of NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), was presented at the 49th

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Human Habitat On the Moon in Lava Tubes!

S u m m a r y : A potential human habitat has been detected on the moon in the form of a massive open lava tube in the Marius Hills. The new findings are published in Geophysical Research Letters. Building A Lunar Base The possibility of setting up a lunar base keeps scientists busy

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Neutron Star Collision Seen For the First Time Ever!

S u m m a r y : A neutron star merger observed for the first time promises to revolutionise the world of astronomy. The findings, published in the journal Science, are hoped to educate us about neutron stars themselves, and they might also help explain the creation of elements like gold. Neutron Stars, The Remnants

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The Genes Behind Human Skin Colour

S u m m a r y : New genes coding for human skin colour have been discovered by a team of geneticists studying a variety of African groups. The findings are published in the journal Science. Broad Diversity in Skin Colour Skin colour elicits many different kind of emotions and responses throughout the different

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The Moon Had An Atmosphere Billions of Years Ago

S u m m a r y : The moon used to have an atmosphere 3 to 4 billion years ago thanks to volcanic eruptions, says a new study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The Ancient Moon Science helps us to understand not only our present but also our past—and it

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Fungi in Humans Linked With Obesity

S u m m a r y : Changes in fungi residing in the human gut might be involved in the development of metabolic problems like obesity, says a new study published in the journal mSphere. The Micro-World Inside of Humans We are not alone—our body cells are in close proximity with foreign cells, that

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Healthy Gut Bacteria Linked With Healthy Ageing

S u m m a r y : Healthy microbes might be linked with healthy ageing, suggests a new study published in the journal mSphere. Healthy Gut Bacteria Means Healthy Ageing A healthy gut for healthy ageing—at least, this would apply to the Chinese. The new research, considered one of the largest microbiota studies involving

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Soybean Oil Makes Vegetables More Nutritious

S u m m a r y : Oil makes vegetables more nutritious by enhancing the absorption of vitamins and carotenoids, says a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eating Veggies is Not Enough Make sure to eat your greens, goes the advice. Well, this might not be enough for you

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