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Exciton, New Form of Matter, Discovered

S u m m a r y : Exciton, a new form of matter, has been discovered by physicists, a team that has become the first to measure excitonium collective modes. The findings are published in the journal Science. Excited At Exciton Scientists are excited at the discovery of new form of matter, exciton. The

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Space Dust Carries Life From Planet to Planet

S u m m a r y : What if space dust were to transport life from world to world? Scientists explore this possibility in a new study published in the journal Astrobiology. Travelling in a Flow of Stardust From where do we come, and how did we get here? What if, we were brought

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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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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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Improving Memory With Magnets

Our ability to remember sounds can be boosted with magnetic stimulation, suggests a new study published in the journal Neuron. Remembering and manipulating (in our minds) the sounds to which we are exposed is absolutely crucial for human life since this ability allows us to understand sentences, and thus to communicate. How does sound memory

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Levitating Objects Using Heat Achieved By Scientists

Levitating macroscopic objects has been successfully achieved in a laboratory: ceramic, ice particles, lint strands, among others, were the materials that were made to ‘float in thin air’. The findings are published in the journal Applied Physics Letters. A plethora of objects, from ceramic to glass bubbles, have been made to float in a vacuum

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December 31, 2016, Will Be A Second Longer!

December 31, 2016 will be one second longer, says US-based Naval Observatory’s Master Clock Facility. A “leap second” will be added tomorrow, December 31. The ‘extension’ will be done at 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). WHY? Why would a leap second be inserted into our clocks? The modification is

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Our Days Are Getting 1.8 Milliseconds Longer

Days on Earth get longer by 1.8 milliseconds every century, says a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A. The data gathered by the team shows that the spin was slowing down to a lesser extent centuries and centuries ago—3,000 years ago, it used to be only by 2.3 milliseconds per 100

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Einstein’s Theory of Constant Speed of Light Challenged!

The speed of light has not always been a constant, says a theory, and the scientists who back this new hypothesis can now actually test its validity. Their paper has recently been published in Physical Review. Einstein might have been wrong— the speed of light is possibly not a constant, says a team of scientists who

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Asteroid Causing Dinosaur Extinction Might Explain Life Formation on Earth

New findings pertaining to the asteroid impact that allegedly caused the extinction of dinosaurs might help us better understand how life started on Earth. The paper is published in the journal Science. We have new data to potentially explain how the dinosaur-killing event occurred, and as a result, how more important events like the start

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You Have A Superpower: You Can Sense Magnetic Fields!

Do you know that we all have a superpower? We can sense magnetic fields. What if humans could find their direction thanks to the ability of detecting magnetic fields just like some animals can? If this might sound like sci-fi to you, know that a scientists from the US claims to have actually found evidence

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