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Genes for age-linked brain deterioration identified...
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A group of genes and genetic switches involved in age-related brain deterioration have been identified. The research found that changes to one of these genes, called Dbx2, could prematurely age brain stem cells, causing them to grow more slowly.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-05 16:13 UTC
Earth's Largest Family Tree Reveals "Genetics Only a Small Part of How Long You Live"...
Computational biologist Yaniv Erlich of Columbia University in New York City and his colleagues have used crowdsourced data to make a family tree that links 13 million people. The ancestry chart, described today in Science1, is believed to be the...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-05 16:12 UTC
Ancient carbon discovered coming from Arctic soil...
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Scientists on Tuesday published new evidence that old or even ancient carbon, pulled out of the atmosphere and stored in the bodies of plants hundreds or thousands of years ago, is being set loose again from soils in the Arctic region.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-03 14:23 UTC
Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang...
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World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking claimed to know what occurred before the Big Bang. He presented his views on the 'Star Talk' show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which airs on National Geographic.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-03 14:14 UTC
Could Methane on Saturn's Moon Enceladus Be a Sign of Life?...
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Some hardy Earth microbes could likely survive in the buried ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus, gobbling up hydrogen produced by interactions between seawater and rock, a new study suggests.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-02 19:24 UTC
Raw Footage of the China Airlines Flight 120 Explosion...
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On the morning of August 20, 2007, a devastating fire broke out on China Airlines Flight 120 which had just landed in Naha airport. It's now a race against time to evacuate the 157 passengers on board.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-02 18:55 UTC
A stellar system with three super-Earths...
Over 3500 extra-solar planets have been confirmed to date. Most of them were discovered using the transit method, and astronomers can combine the transit light curves with velocity wobble observations to determine the planet's mass and radius, and the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-02 18:54 UTC
Meet TESS, NASA's Next Step in the Quest for Alien Earths...
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Launching in April on a two-year primary mission, the observatory could ultimately discover 20,000 planets—some of which could be much like our own
By ceres on 2018-03-01 19:35 UTC
NASA's huge planet-hunting space telescope likely delayed again...
The James Webb Space Telescope, currently slated for launch in 2019, is facing technical difficulties and budget overruns that might push back its launch date
By ceres on 2018-03-01 19:33 UTC
New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima...
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Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors.
By ceres on 2018-02-28 20:35 UTC
How flashing lights and pink noise might banish Alzheimer’s, improve memory and more...
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Neuroscientists are getting excited about non-invasive procedures to tune the brain's natural oscillations.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-28 17:28 UTC
See Inside This Newly Discovered Ancient Egyptian Cemetery...
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Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-26 19:42 UTC
Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad day...
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A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare—an energetic explosion of radiation—from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This f
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-26 16:46 UTC
Deep-Space NASA Rocket Engines Perform Most Powerful Ignition Test Yet...
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NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, currently under development, is designed to carry humans and cargo to the moon, Mars and deep space. A recent ignition test brings engineers one step closer to achieving this space-travel goal.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-25 19:09 UTC
NASA Foresees Human Lunar Landings by the Late 2020s...
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NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-25 19:09 UTC
Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt...
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Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptole
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-25 05:10 UTC
Looking for an off switch for celiac disease...
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New research identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-24 07:02 UTC
On Second Thought, the Moon's Water May Be Widespread and Immobile...
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A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-23 21:19 UTC
It will be warmer at the North Pole next week than much of Europe, as sea ice vanishes...
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In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic. Not coincide
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-22 17:42 UTC
Scientists find new cancer treatment using nano particles...
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Under the new mode of cancer treatment using nano particles, the anti-cancer drug will directly target tumour cells without harming the healthy cells of the body
By ceres on 2018-02-21 15:45 UTC
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