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Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2016 12:15 PM
by AlexMuller
At one stage, a mountain higher than Everest was thrown up before collapsing back into a smaller range of peaks.
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+27

Private Space Stations could start launching in 2020

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Large multi-module stations able to hold 100 or more people by 2030
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+31

Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech have issued an urgent call for action to tackle climate change.
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+38

Dementia game 'shows lifelong navigational decline'

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's largest dementia research experiment, which takes the form of a video game, has indicated the ability to navigate declines throughout life.
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+34

World Energy Outlook 2016 sees renewables and natural gas transforming global energy through 2040

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:25 PM
by AlexMuller
The era of fossil fuels appears far from over.
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+35

Pluto 'has slushy ocean' below surface

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Pluto may harbour a slushy water ocean beneath its most prominent surface feature, known as the "heart".
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+21

tDCS of the brain shows improved multitasking performance

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2016 02:06 PM
by AlexMuller
tDCS can improve multitasking skills and help avoid the drop in performance that comes with information overload.
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+33

Blood from young people have proteins that rejuvenate old organisms

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity.
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+55

Worldwide carbon emissions were flat for third year in a row

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Global Carbon Project saw no growth in CO2 emissions this year, but we'll have to work hard to keep it that way.
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The surface of Mars is much drier than expected

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
As if we needed another reminder that Mars isn't friendly to life, researchers from Scotland's University of Stirling have revealed that the planet is more arid than Earth's driest deserts.
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Bionic Eyes Are Coming, and They’ll Make Us Superhuman

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2016 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Bionic eyes are already in development and could alleviate sight issues for hundreds of millions suffering from visual impairments or blindness.
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China warns Trump against abandoning the Paris deal

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate.
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A research Team Think They Have Found the Physical Location of Consciousness

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2016 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A team may have figured out its physical origins of consciousness in the brain, after pinpointing a network of three specific regions.
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Should we be worried about SpaceX's plan to fuel the falcon 9 with astronauts on board?

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2016 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Why would SpaceX want to board astronauts it this way, what are the risks, and is there any way to mitigate those risks?
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Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Cells made from inexpensive and increasingly popular perovskite can more efficiently turn sunlight into electricity using a new technique.
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+44

fMRI Brain scan better than polygraph test in spotting lies

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2016 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
When someone is lying, areas of the brain linked to decision-making are activated, which lights up on an fMRI scan for experts to see.
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