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As viewed with our most powerful telescopes, such as Hubble, advances in camera technology and imaging techniques have enabled us to better probe and understand the physics and properties of distant quasars, including their central black hole properties. However, black holes do not appear to exist with all masses in equal probability. Scientists are working
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On Monday in New York City, presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors and international representatives gathered at the historic United Nations building in Manhattan, New York to discuss action on averting the impending climatic catastrophe that the world faces. Guest speakers for the first half of the day included, President of France, H.E. Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand’s
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Set in 2019, cult 80s movie Blade Runner envisaged a neon-stained landscape of bionic “replicants” genetically engineered to look just like humans. So far that has failed to materialise, but at a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine. Highly intelligent,
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WEISSSEESPITZE, Austria (Reuters) – Scientists are racing to read a rapidly melting archive of climate data going back thousands of years – the inside of Austria’s Alpine glaciers. FILE PHOTO: Plants grow near a lake in front of Jamtalferner glacier near Galtuer, Austria, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Mountain glaciers are receding the world over
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Yes, we can understand this. ESA/Hubble & NASA For a long time, scientifically-minded folks (or at the very least, proto-scientific philosophers) assumed that the rules that governed our daily lives here on poor old Earth were radically different than the rules that governed the heavens. Whatever
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By George Lorenzo, Next Avenue Contributor Getty The progression and symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, typically identified in patients in their 40s or 50s, can vary dramatically depending on the individual. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “getting an accurate diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s can be a long and frustrating process. Symptoms may be incorrectly attributed
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison chat during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will invest A$150 million ($101 million) in its companies and technology to help U.S. President Donald Trump’s bid for a
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Free-Photos / Pixabay It goes without saying that we would all like to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we achieve this goal? Is it diet? Exercise? Sleep? Or, does longevity have more to do with non-physical factors, such as social support or maintaining a sense of purpose later in life? A new study
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People board the Arctic research expedition ship RV Polarstern in Breivika harbour in Tromso, Norway, September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins TROMSOE, Norway (Reuters) – Scientists from 19 countries are preparing to embark on a year-long expedition to the Arctic, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate change. The icebreaker Polarstern is
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Benzocaine, an ingredient in Orajel which is used for toothaches, can in some rare cases lead to methemoglobinemia. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano) ASSOCIATED PRESS There are “blue bloods,” as in aristocrats or people who are socially prominent. There is Blue Bloods, the television series. Then, there’s the woman who actually had blue blood, as described in
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Source Hydropanels have been installed in more than 30 countries across six continents. Zero Mass Water Cody Friesen, associate professor at Arizona State University, has just won this year’s Lemelson-MIT prize for his innovative solar panels that create clean, fresh drinking water from air and humidity. The $500,000 prize “recognizes individuals who translate their ideas
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin CTO Prineha Narang and Jim Ricotta, CEO. The technology behind Aliro spun out of Narang’s research. Aliro Technologies Boston-based Aliro Technologies, which is aiming to develop a hardware-agnostic quantum computing software platform, announced Wednesday that it’s closed a $2.7 million seed round. CEO Jim Ricotta says
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He called it an “exciting revelation.” A new study conducted at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas (IEEM) showed that regularly exercising may slow down brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Rong Zhang, director of the Cerebrovascular Laboratory at the IEEM, a partnership between University of
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Photo Credit: Kim Schaffer – Bahamas The ocean is in a dire crisis that puts the entirety of humanity at risk. The gravity of its issues range from climate change to plastics pollution to overfishing, all of which are overwhelming issues to tackle individually, and seemingly insurmountable when looked at together. Scientists have noted that
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According to researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, colorful sunrises and sunsets observed and photographed in North America and Europe in July-August 2019, were caused by volcanic fallout from the Russian volcano Raikoke. Raikoke is located on the Kuril Island chain of the Kamchatka Peninsula, part of the subduction zone where the Pacific plate
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week’s release of the actor’s new film, the space thriller “Ad Astra.” Pitt peppered astronaut Nick Hague with dozens of questions about what life
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Kombucha is fermented sugary tea by a Symbiotic Community of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY). Getty When you take a refreshing and effervescent sip of kombucha, you’re actually ingesting the result of a complex model ecosystem of microbes, including both bacteria and fungi. Model ecosystems help scientists and society reveal the mechanisms and interactions behind the
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The obstacles on the lunar surface may have been stopping the lander from receiving the signals, Chandrayaan-1 Director Mylswamy Annadurai said on Sunday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with the Vikram Lander, one of three components of the Chandrayaan-2, minutes before its touchdown on the lunar surface in the early hours on
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The Wedderburn meteorite was discovered already in 1951 near the town of Wedderburn in the state of Victoria, Australia. Hosted since then in the mineralogical collection of the Geological Survey Museum, samples were sent to researchers worldwide to discover more about the origin of this extraterrestrial
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The team was gathered in a conference room last week, about 35 in all, ready to celebrate India’s triumph: the country’s first lunar landing. Like many watching the livestream broadcast from the control center in Bengaluru half a world away, John Thornton, the chief executive of Astrobotic, a Pittsburgh company that is developing a moon
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A centralized power source can create issues when it unexpectedly goes offline. When a glitch led the Montclair State University’s (MSU) state-of-the-art microgrid to realize that an outage had occurred, it kicked in and isolated the University from the main grid , fired up its generators and seamlessly powered the entire campus for nine hours. MSU became an
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has learned that some acid-reducing and heartburn medicines, including Zantac, contain low levels of a cancer-causing impurity. (Photo Illustration by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images This announcement could give you some heartburn. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning
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