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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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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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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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Berkeley May 19-20 Conference on Science of Being

Written by on May 15, 2016 in Conscious Living, Science with 0 Comments
Berkeley May 19-20 Conference on Science of Being

Foundations of Mind III: Science as if Being Mattered The third annual Foundations of Mind  conference is happening this year at UC Berkeley at the International House on May 19th and 20th where some of the world’s top scholars and neuroscientists discuss cutting-edge issues related to cognition and consciousness. Speakers scheduled to make presentations at Foundations of Mind III include: […]

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Canadian Teenager Discovers Lost Mayan City by Studying the Stars

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 14 Comments
Canadian Teenager Discovers Lost Mayan City by Studying the Stars

Satellite images have thus far confirmed Gadoury’s findings, showing unnatural geometric shapes precisely where the teenager said they would be.

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Multitasking Is a Myth, and Any Attempt at It Comes at a Neurobiological Cost

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
Multitasking Is a Myth, and Any Attempt at It Comes at a Neurobiological Cost

Switching focus across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depleting chemicals we need to concentrate.

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Time Travel Proven Possible by Physicists Sending Photons Into ‘The Past’

Time Travel Proven Possible by Physicists Sending Photons Into ‘The Past’

Time travel has recently been proven possible by sending single particles of light through a closed timelike curve where the photon meets its older self.

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US Government Green Lights Experiments to Reanimate the Brain Dead

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 150 Comments
US Government Green Lights Experiments to Reanimate the Brain Dead

The ReAnima Project will begin recruiting patients who are all but clinically dead due to traumatic brain injury. With cooperation from their families, these patients will be kept alive by machines and administered a series of procedures meant to kickstart cellular regeneration.

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Your Heart Senses Events BEFORE They Happen (Study Shows)

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Science with 5 Comments
Your Heart Senses Events BEFORE They Happen (Study Shows)

a truly mind-boggling set of experiments, discussed in an article in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2004, Dr Rollin McCraty from the Heartmath Institute—a leading-edge research center for the scientific study of heart coherence and its health benefits and of other aspects of this revolutionary new science of the heart—found that the heart seems to ‘know’ the emotional future.

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New Jellyfish Looks Like an Alien Spacecraft

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
New Jellyfish Looks Like an Alien Spacecraft

Video captured of the jellyfish reveals a stunning sight: The organism sports two sets of tentacles, long and short, that extend from its pulsating bell. Inside the bell, which resembles a flying saucer of sorts, are red canals that seem to connect bright-yellow gonads, according to the scientists.

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