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Month: January 2018

The World’s First Crayon is 10,000 Years Old

S u m m a r y : The world’s first ever crayon has been found in England, and it’s 10,000 years old! The findings are published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Artists 10,000 Years Ago One of the earliest forms of crayons has been discovered in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, by a team

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Turmeric’s Curcumin Boosts Memory & Mood!

S u m m a r y : Daily consumption of curcumin, a substance found in common Indian spices such as turmeric, can boost memory and raise the spirits, says a new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Curcumin For Old People With Memory Problems Curcumin is the molecule behind the bright

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Dietary Fibre Prevents Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome

S u m m a r y : The consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity as well as a number of other conditions, suggests a new study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. A Solution for Obesity Dietary fibre might be the key to curbing the growing epidemic that obesity has become.

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Your Eyes Move Your Ears!

S u m m a r y : When you move your eyes, your eardrums are moved too! A new study describes how both senses work together to process the sights and sounds in one’s environment. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Senses Awaken Your eyes and

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DNA & Gold Nanoparticles Used to Make Cloaking Devices

S u m m a r y : A new technique combining DNA, nanoparticles, and lithography promises to pave the way to cloaking devices, suggests a new study published in the journal Science. Fiction into Reality A new method might merge fiction into reality: the first of its kind, the technique combines the use of

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Artificial Cartilage Made As Strong as Bulletproof Vests

S u m m a r y : A new type of artificial cartilage has proved to be as strong as bulletproof vests. The findings are published in Advanced Materials. A Synthetic Upgrade The human body is a true wonder, given how its different organ systems work together from microscopic to macroscopic levels to allow

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Rainbow Dinosaur With Colourful Hummingbird Feathers

S u m m a r y : Fossils of a rainbow dinosaur with colourful hummingbird feathers have been discovered in China. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. Meet Caihong juji, Rainbow-Feathered Dino The remains of a hitherto-unknown dinosaur have been discovered in northeastern China by a farmer; the creature is thought

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Dead Stars, the New GPS for Spaceships

S u m m a r y : Dead stars might soon become the new GPS for spaceships, suggest new findings presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society held on January 11. Light of the Dead in Space Finding your way through space can be quite challenging for astronomers, a feat that might be

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Turkey-Like Dinosaur in Australia

S u m m a r y : A unique fossil has been discovered in Australia, that of a turkey-sized, herbivorous dinosaur. The new species is documented in a paper published in the journal PeerJ. What Sets Australia Apart Australia prizes itself for its rich and unique diversity of animals and plants, a trait that

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Immune System Thinks Fast Food is Bacteria

S u m m a r y : Your immune system ‘attacks’ the fast food that you consume, responding in the same way as it does to harmful bacteria! These new findings are published in the journal Cell. Fast Food Affecting the Immune System Fast food is constantly blamed for the increasing trend of conditions

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A Weekly Drug Capsule to Treat HIV Patients

S u m m a r y : A new drug capsule can potentially replace daily pills for HIV treatment. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. Helping HIV Patients to Stick to their Treatment Schedule HIV continues to challenge scientists to find ways to counteract it. The deadly virus attacks the very

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Saturn’s Moon Titan is Like the Earth!

S u m m a r y : Saturn’s moon Titan has features that bear resemble to those found on Earth. These new findings, published in the Geophysical Review Letters, come from the updated Cassini data set that provides a more detailed outlook of the moon’s landscape. Cassini spacecraft was sent to orbit Saturn with

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