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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Proton Arc over Lake Superior

Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment, Science with 21 Comments
Astronomy Picture of the Day: Proton Arc over Lake Superior

A magnificent photo of a proton arc taken over Lake Superior when the photographer was planning a photo of Aurora Borealis.

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The Shape of the Universe – Orange Theory

Posted by on December 20, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 12 Comments
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This you tube video shows and explains the orange theory of the shape of the Universe. An orange is a toroid. Watch and read the explanations on the screen. Makes sense…..

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Research Shows These 36 Questions Make People Fall In Love

Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Research Shows These 36 Questions Make People Fall In Love

Mitch and Greg of ASAP Science put a recent study to the test. They did an experiment with one couple of strangers and had them ask each other the 36 questions that supposedly increase the chances of falling in love. Watch what happens… it’s fascinating!

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Brain Scans Show Conservatives and Liberals View The World Differently: Here’s How

Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 12 Comments
Brain Scans Show Conservatives and Liberals View The World Differently: Here’s How

Whether you’re conservative or liberal may have to do with the way your brain works. Robert Torres looks at what brain research has to say about political orientation, perception and racism.

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Successful German Nuclear Fusion Experiment May Lead To Clean, Cheap Energy

Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 6 Comments
Successful German Nuclear Fusion Experiment May Lead To Clean, Cheap Energy

Scientists have been working on nuclear fusion for more than 50 years but the extreme temperatures involved and the difficulty of controlling plasmas has slowed progress.

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Quantum Time Travel –“Can We Receive Messages from the Future?”

Posted by on December 11, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 54 Comments
Quantum Time Travel –“Can We Receive Messages from the Future?”

Ripples in the space-time continuum model allows for messages to be sent back in time on closed time curves, but are we able to get messages from the future? The author weighs in.

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Mammoth Step Forward? Scientists Splice Woolly DNA Into Elephant Cells

Posted by on December 3, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 25 Comments
Mammoth Step Forward? Scientists Splice Woolly DNA Into Elephant Cells

Scientists at Harvard University are one step closer to bringing Woolly mammoths back to life, after successfully inserting some sequences of mammoth DNA into an elephant genome. The study is yet to be published, though, as there is still work to do.

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Is Hypnotism Real? Here’s What Science Says (Video)

Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Is Hypnotism Real? Here’s What Science Says (Video)

Do you think hypnotism is more than mysticism? Is it real ? The video shares the science of hypnotism and what its like to be hypnotized.

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Doctor Had Computer Chips Implanted in His Own Brain to Further His Research

Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 17 Comments
Doctor Had Computer Chips Implanted in His Own Brain to Further His Research

There is said to be an immense connection between the brain’s motor cortex and a computer. The author shows how a doctor in examining the similarities had an implant placed in his own brain.

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Researchers Establish the World’s First Mathematical Theory Of Humor

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Science with 1 Comment
Researchers Establish the World’s First Mathematical Theory Of Humor

Researchers have developed a mathematical method for predicting what words will be funny. Dr. Seuss apparently instinctively knew this.

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Astronomers Watch Black Hole ‘Burp’ After Eating a Star

Posted by on December 1, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 18 Comments
Astronomers Watch Black Hole ‘Burp’ After Eating a Star

Scientists have witnessed a very rare phenomenon, a black hole ejecting an astounding flare of stellar debris moving at nearly light speed just after consuming a star.

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Study Shows Even Earthworms Have Free Will

Written by on November 26, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Shows Even Earthworms Have Free Will

Even worms have free will. If offered a delicious smell, for example, a roundworm will usually stop its wandering to investigate the source, but sometimes it won’t. Just as with humans, the same stimulus does not always provoke the same response, even from the same individual. New research at Rockefeller University, published online in Cell, offers a new neurological explanation for this variability, derived by studying a simple three-cell network within the roundworm brain.

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We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 17 Comments
We Can Now Edit Our DNA (with CRISPR-Cas9), So How Can We Do It Wisely?

New technology allows scientists to make accurate edits to DNA strands. Are we close to eliminating genetic diseases? Or is this technology going to be used for the wrong reasons?

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“Smart” Bandages Could Slow the Spread of Superbugs

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 15 Comments
“Smart” Bandages Could Slow the Spread of Superbugs

A band-aid technology? This new invention the smart bandages could signal the end of infections.

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Major Medical Advance: Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab Out of Human Cells

Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science with 15 Comments
Major Medical Advance: Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab Out of Human Cells

Check out this major medical advancement: U.S. researchers have grown working vocal chords in a lab from human cells!

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