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Are You More Forgetful Than A Fish?

Posted by on June 25, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Are You More Forgetful Than A Fish?

Asap SCIENCE looks at an interesting topic related to the brain functioning of fish and how well it relates to that of a human. Watch as they compare attention span, forgetfulness and the presence of pain receptors between humans and fish.

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What’s Causing Mysterious ‘Worldwide Hum?’ Here Are 4 Real Possibilities

Posted by on June 23, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
What’s Causing Mysterious ‘Worldwide Hum?’ Here Are 4 Real Possibilities

The classic description of the Hum is that it sounds like a truck engine idling. For some, it’s a distant rumbling or droning noise. It can start and stop suddenly or wax and wane over time. For others, the Hum is loud, relentless and life-altering.

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Where Do Our Facial Expressions Come From?

Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Where Do Our Facial Expressions Come From?

Our facial expressions convey a lot about our emotions, but why? Hank Green explores how our evolution has helped form how we communicate with our faces.

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Amazing New Machine Turns Food Waste into Energy

Amazing New Machine Turns Food Waste into Energy

The machine, which is temporarily available for $995, is part of an initiative to help create more sustainable energy as well as provide electricity and gas for cooking in parts of the world where it is spotty or lacking. The machine is also portable, and can be easily packed up and moved, which makes it a fantastic invention for those without a permanent home looking to provide electricity and gas to temporary shelters.

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Scientists Say Advanced Alien Civilizations “Almost Certainly Existed At Some Point In Cosmic History.”

Posted by on June 14, 2016 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
Scientists Say Advanced Alien Civilizations “Almost Certainly Existed At Some Point In Cosmic History.”

According to new calculations, the odds that we are not the first technological civilization are actually high. Specifically, unless the probability for evolving a civilization on a habitable-zone planet is less than one in 10 billion trillion, then we are not the first.

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What Is 4-Strand DNA & Why Are Scientists So Excited?

Posted by on June 10, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
What Is 4-Strand DNA & Why Are Scientists So Excited?

We’ve all learned that DNA is a double helix, but it’s more complex than we may think. What other configurations can DNA have? In this video, DNews discusses some exciting new findings.

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Elon Musk: There’s One in Billion Chance We AREN’T Living in a Computer Simulation

Posted by on June 5, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Elon Musk: There’s One in Billion Chance We AREN’T Living in a Computer Simulation

It’s almost a certainty that we’re all walking around in something akin to The Matrix — a computer-generated reality run by artificial intelligence and the majority of us don’t even realize it.

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King Tut Was Buried With a Dagger of “Extraterrestrial Origin”

Posted by on June 5, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
King Tut Was Buried With a Dagger of “Extraterrestrial Origin”

This finding, along with last year’s discovery that a 5000-year-old bead from the beginnings of Dynastic Egypt was made from the remains of a meteorite, reinforce the idea that the ancient Egyptians attributed great value to iron from meteorites.

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Do You Really Grow a New Body Every 7 Years?

Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Do You Really Grow a New Body Every 7 Years?

Have you heard the rumor that every seven years your body becomes a whole new person? Hank Green of SciShow reveals the truth about the rumor.

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What You Don’t Know About Lake Electricity Could Kill You

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 3 Comments
What You Don’t Know About Lake Electricity Could Kill You

It was a terrible accident on the water that took Carmen’s life on April 16, and her parents, Jimmy and Casey, are warning others about the potential dangers.

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Brain Scans Probe the Limits of Consciousness

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Brain Scans Probe the Limits of Consciousness

Using a type of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning, the researchers say they were able to predict with 94 percent accuracy whether a coma patient would wake up.

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British Scientist Plans to Genetically Modify Human Embryos After Ethics Committee’s Approval

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 53 Comments
British Scientist Plans to Genetically Modify Human Embryos After Ethics Committee’s Approval

After receiving the go-ahead from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) earlier this year, British scientist Dr. Kathy Niakan, of the Francis Crick Institute, will now be able to genetically modify human embryos

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Can We Reverse The Ageing Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 46 Comments
Can We Reverse The Ageing Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?

Since that meeting seven years ago, research on this topic has moved on dramatically. It has led some to speculate that in young blood might lie an antidote to the ravages of old age. But the apparent rejuvenating properties of young blood must be treated with healthy scepticism. The hopes they raise rest solely on mouse studies. No beneficial effects have ever been proven in humans. Then again, no one has ever looked.

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Russian Face Recognition App Promises to Destroy Public Anonymity

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 7 Comments
Russian Face Recognition App Promises to Destroy Public Anonymity

FindFace, launched two months ago and currently taking Russia by storm, allows users to photograph people in a crowd and work out their identities, with 70% reliability.

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Potential ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Gene Found by Researchers

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Potential ‘Fountain Of Youth’ Gene Found by Researchers

The discovery of the gene opens a new avenue for battling those deadly conditions, and it raises the tantalizing prospect that doctors could use the gene to prevent or delay at least some of the effects of aging.

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