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Scientists may finally know what caused the mysterious epidemic that killed millions of Aztecs...
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In the 16th century, an epidemic wiped out approximately 80% of the Aztec population in when Central and South America. The horrific epidemic known as "cocoliztli" was responsible for k...
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:04 UTC
Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched...
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With the deployment of the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, Planetary Resources just took a major step towards making asteroid mining a reality The post Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite Just Launched appeared first on
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:03 UTC
Human Immunity to Cas9 Could Threatens CRISPR’s Future...
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New data shows that humans carry antibodies and even T-cells that target the Cas9 protein at the heart of CRISPR gene editing technology.
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
Breathing in a nanoparticle spray could prevent heart damage...
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An inhalable drug is designed to move straight from the lungs to the heart, where it is hoped it will prevent the organ from deteriorating after heart attacks
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
Low fitness is associated with larger waist size and higher degree of inflammation...
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Low fitness is associated with a larger waist size and a higher degree of inflammation, according to a new study.
By ceres on 2018-01-17 21:02 UTC
"Leveraging the Human Cloud" --Citizen Scientists Discover New Kepler Earth-Like Planets Orbiting Sun-Like Stars...
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MIT and Caltech researchers say the credit for Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system goes mainly to citizen scientists — about 10,000 from the around the world — who pored through publicly available data from K2,...
By ceres on 2018-01-16 20:25 UTC
NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself...
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When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usual...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-16 16:04 UTC
Five-Exoplanet System With Super-Earths Discovered By Citizen Scientists Using Kepler Data...
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Citizen scientists have struck again. Struck proverbial gold, that is. In the first instance of a discovery of this kind through crowdsourcing, five previously unknown exoplanets were identified using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
By ceres on 2018-01-12 20:11 UTC
White dwarf's inner makeup is mapped for the first time...
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The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:13 UTC
Did NASA's Mars rover just find ancient Martian fossils?...
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If youre one of the many casual science observers hoping that mankind will one day discover evidence that life once thrived on Mars, 2017 was a very, very exciting year for you. From derelic
By viper1 on 2018-01-08 18:11 UTC
Curiosity Rover Spots Weird Tube-Like Structures on Mars...
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found intriguing structures on Mars that look like tiny, fossilized worm burrows but mission team members aren't claiming that the finds are evidence of life.
By ceres on 2018-01-06 16:55 UTC
New Tech Could Help Astronomers See Planets Around Alpha Centauri...
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Technology in development could capture images from an Earth-size planet in the nearby Alpha Centauri system in the 2020s, new research suggests.
By ceres on 2018-01-05 17:52 UTC
NASA's ISS Orbiting Lab Identifies Unknown Microbes 1st Time Ever --"Great Leap in Identifying DNA-Based Alien Life" (WATCH Video)...
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Being able to identify microbes in real time aboard the International Space Station, without having to send them back to Earth for identification first, would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration. The Genes in Space-3 team.
By ceres on 2018-01-04 17:34 UTC
Scientists Get Closer to Replicating Human Sperm...
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The lab-made sperm and eggs could be used to replace fertility treatments
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:21 UTC
Eerie Bright Spots on Dwarf Planet Ceres --"Shines Light Upon an Active, Evolving World"...
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If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out in images Dawn has returned. Now,...
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:19 UTC
State-of-the-art MRI technology bypasses need for biopsy...
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The most common type of tumor found in the kidney is generally quite small (less than 1.5 in). These tumors are usually found by accident when CAT scans are performed for other reasons and the serendipitous finding poses a problem for doctors.
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:19 UTC
Why People Are Drinking 'Raw Water' (But Probably Shouldn't)...
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Proponents of the expensive new drinking trend known as "raw water" are making a risky choice to drink what could be contaminated water.
By ceres on 2018-01-03 15:18 UTC
In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings...
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Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been hailed as a maker of revolutions. This was the year that prediction felt like it was starting to come true.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:59 UTC
This 2,400-Year-Old Corpse Is in Remarkable Condition...
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A murdered corpse in a remote wetland in Denmark is found to be over 2,400 years old. Whats more, the unique conditions of the bog have kept the body in an excellent state of preservation.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:58 UTC
The Most Intriguing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2017...
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Scientists spotted seven Earth-size alien planets orbiting one dim red star this year, and a lot of other strange exoplanets.
By ceres on 2017-12-27 22:57 UTC
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