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Researchers develop program to identify suicidal thoughts

Researchers develop program to identify suicidal thoughts

Researchers were able to spot suicidal thoughts on a brain scan – paving the way to new methods for screening people at risk of taking their own life. The groundbreaking study by Carnegie Mellon University showed unique brain activity in suicidal people when they heard death-related words. “There really is a difference in the way [suicidal] people think about certain ... Read More »

Astronomers confirm how black hole relativistic jets form

Astronomers penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams

Black holes are famous for being ravenous eaters, but they do not eat everything that falls toward them. A small portion of material gets shot back out in powerful jets of hot gas, called plasma, that can wreak havoc on their surroundings. Along the way, this plasma somehow gets energized enough to strongly radiate light, forming two bright columns along ... Read More »

Ex-couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber spotted chilling

Ex-couple Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber spotted chilling

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber grabbed breakfast together on Sunday morning (October 29) and there’s a photo of the former couple circulating on the Internet. TMZ reported that on-again-off-again exes Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have started hanging out again as just friends (Gomez is dating The Weeknd; Bieber is maybe casually dating actress Paola Paulin). The Weeknd, who’s away ... Read More »

Taylor Swift reponds to critism over nude bodysuit (Video)

Taylor Swift reponds to critism over nude bodysuit (Video)

Taylor Swift has just dropped yet another incredible music video, but not everyone’s a fan of the vid for new track Ready For It. We seriously don’t get why people have a problem, but apparently Taylor’s nude bodysuit is a big issue for some. As always, Taylor was watching it all go down. And on Friday, after the world had ... Read More »

Shock claim: Nibiru to bring apocalyptic earthquakes on Nov 19

Shock claim: Nibiru to bring apocalyptic earthquakes on Nov 19

Conspiracy theorists are yet again convinced that the mysterious plant Nibiru is set to destroy Earth in the coming weeks. Nibiru was supposed to eradicate Earth on September 23 after a Christian numerologist claimed it was on a collision path with our planet. The doomsday prediction drew enough media attention that Nasa was forced to publicly refute the claims. Now, ... Read More »

NASA releases ‘spooky’ sounds from space for Halloween (Listen)

NASA releases 'spooky' sounds from space for Halloween (Listen)

NASA has released a chilling compilation of the ‘sounds’ of space, bringing to life the radio emissions captured by its spacecraft as they journey across the solar system. The collection, shared in a new playlist on Soundcloud, includes everything from the roaring warble of lightning on Jupiter to the eerie boom of starlight. Read more about some of the sounds ... Read More »

Researchers discover how Mars’ landscape is formed

Researchers discover how Mars' landscape is formed

Researchers from The Open University (OU) have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how land features on Mars are formed in the absence of significant amounts of water. Experiments carried out in the OU Mars Simulation Chamber – specialised equipment, which is able to simulate the atmospheric conditions on Mars – reveal that Mars’ thin atmosphere ... Read More »

Researchers compare twins’ DNA after one of them went to space

Researchers compare twins’ DNA after one of them went to space

Researchers have long known that being in space takes an immense physical toll on the body. But it may also change astronauts’ genes, according to research on NASA’s Scott Kelly and his identical twin brother, Mark Kelly. NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, ... Read More »

This Dinosaur Had a ‘Bandit Mask’ Like a Raccoon, Researchers Say

This Dinosaur Had a 'Bandit Mask' Like a Raccoon, Researchers Say

Researchers said this week that a “diminutive” dinosaur from China is the first to sport a so-called “bandit mask” pattern around its eyes, an evolutionary feature common in modern-day mammals and birds, including raccoons. Sinosauropteryx prima first made a splash back in 1996 when it was unveiled as the first non-avian dinosaur to have plumage, with a defined line of ... Read More »

September 2017’s intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017's intense solar activity viewed from space

September 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares and releasing several powerful coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, between Sept. 6-10. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, while coronal mass ejections are massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields that erupt from the Sun at incredible speeds. The activity ... Read More »