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Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

If you are always losing your keys in the morning or walking out of the house without your mobile phone, sleep deprivation could be to blame. A study has found a lack of sleep makes us feel foggy for a reason: brain cells lose their ability to communicate with each other when we’re tired. A study published in the journal ... Read More »

Mars city living: Your bedroom will look a lot different

Mars city living: Your bedroom will look a lot different

It’s hard to say exactly how humans will live on Mars, if and when we occupy the planet. Maybe we’ll burrow in lava tubes. Maybe we’ll reside in giant greenhouses. However their shelters end up, the Red Planet’s first residents will be a long way from Earth (around nine months and 140 million miles on average), so they’ll have to ... Read More »

Powering Saturn’s Active Ocean Moon, says new research

Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon, says new research

Heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn’s moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core, according to a new modeling study by European and U.S. researchers working on NASA’s Cassini mission. A paper published in Nature Astronomy today presents the first concept that explains the key characteristics of 500 km-diameter Enceladus as ... Read More »

New Research: How the dinosaur-killing asteroid affected mammals

New Research: How the dinosaur-killing asteroid affected mammals

The enormous asteroid that struck the Earth 66 million years ago not only wiped out the dinosaurs, but drastically changed the behaviour of mammals. A new research led by UCL and Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History has found that mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out. A long-standing theory holds ... Read More »

Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers have found a new and effective method to acquire viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples, which could help researchers to collect and analyse samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion and function of multiple joints. Though joints are the ... Read More »

Nibiru: Is Planet 9 real and is it a threat to Earth?

Is Nibiru going to hit the Earth in 2017?

NIBIRU is getting closer to the earth and will cause a polar shift triggering tsunamis and a second ice age, a self-proclaimed Planet X expert has sensationally claimed. Nibiru is on a collision course with the world and will appear in our solar system between November 20 and December 20, doomsayers claim. A raft of sightings have been reported recently ... Read More »

‘Discovery’ in nuclear fusion produced by melting quarks

'Discovery' in nuclear fusion produced by melting quarks

Scientists at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago have shown that a huge amount of energy – 10 times that of nuclear fusion – can be produced by melting elementary particles called quarks. The study, considered to be a “breakthrough,” was just published in the journal Nature along with a special editorial on the Israeli findings. The particles ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Ballistic missile intercepted near Riyadh airport

Saudi Arabia: Ballistic missile intercepted near Riyadh airport

The missile was fired across the southern border with Yemen by Houthi rebels towards one of the kingdom’s major airports on the outskirts of the capital, according to Houthi-owned media outlets, including Al-Masirah and SABA. Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces on Saturday evening intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen toward the kingdom’s international airport near the capital, Riyadh, state ... Read More »

T. rex’s silly-looking arms were built for slashing, says new study

T. rex's silly-looking arms were built for slashing, says new research

The Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the scariest killers in the history of Planet Earth. But its fearsome image was undermined a little by the ridiculousness of its puny arms, which were among the smallest of all dinosaurs when considered proportionally against the size of its body. Now one researchers has claimed the tiny arms were actually “vicious weapons” equipped ... Read More »

A1689B11: The most ancient spiral galaxy confirmed

A1689B11: The most ancient spiral galaxy confirmed

Astronomers have confirmed the age of a spiral galaxy to be 11 billion years old, making it the oldest ever discovered. The most ancient spiral galaxy discovered to date is revealing its secrets to a team of astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology and The Australian National University (ANU), part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in All ... Read More »

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

People who enjoy spicy foods tend to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, according to a study. Blood pressure has been linked to the amount of spicy foods people eat. Those eating more spicy foods appear to eat less salty foods. Reducing the amount of salt in the diet also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. ... Read More »