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Reef-eating starfish could be lured away by lust, finds new research

Reef-eating starfish could be lured away by lust, finds new research

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a new way that could help protect Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef by using the powers of attraction to decimate one of the reef’s fiercest enemies. Scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia have revealed that crown-of-thorns starfish gather in large numbers due to a release of pheromones — a scent they have ... Read More »

Researchers Discover GJ 1132b Planet With Earth-like Atmosphere

Scientists Discover GJ 1132b Planet With Earth-like Atmosphere

Astronomers have found an Earth-like planet with an atmosphere for the first time. The planet, GJ 1132b, is cloaked in a thick layer of gases composed of water, methane or a mixture of both, new research found. The exoplanet is 1.4-times the size of Earth and 39 light years away. Researchers observed how light from GJ 1132b’s host star interacted ... Read More »

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school’s ‘Crazy Hair Day’ (Photo)

Young girl with alopecia dazzles on school's 'Crazy Hair Day' (Photo)

A 7-year-old girl who lost her hair from Alopecia celebrated “Crazy Hair Day” at school– with bling! The little girl has alopecia, an auto-immune disease that causes her hair to fall out. According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, the disease affects nearly 6.6 million people in the United States alone. Currently, there is no cure. Gianessa Wride was diagnosed ... Read More »

No Ads for YouTube channels under 10K views

No Ads for YouTube channels under 10K views

YouTube will no longer place ads on videos will less than 10,000 total views, the company told the Wall Street Journal. YouTube is changing how its partner program operates. Previously, anyone could sign up for the platform, create videos and share them with the world in the hopes that views would make money as a result of ad revenue. Unfortunately, ... Read More »

Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new study

Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly, says new research

Octopus, squid and cuttlefish don’t always follow the rules laid out in their DNA. Straying from prescribed genetic instructions may have increased the cephalopods’ thinking prowess, but comes at a cost, a new study suggests. Scientists have found several species of octopus, cuttlefish and squid can rewrite their RNA, the molecular middle men in the manufacture of proteins. The finding, ... Read More »

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Researchers envisage day when your brain is connected to the internet

Last week, we learned that Elon Musk will start a mind-computer interface company called Neuralink. The name added a brainy new entry to Musk’s growing scroll of big ideas—Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, the Hyperloop. Elon Musk has announced another visionary tech venture. His new company Neuralink will work on linking human brains with computers, utilizing “neural lace” technology. This invention would ... Read More »

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Astronomers begin trying to image black hole event horizon

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*. But now over a decade’s worth of development has readied a telescope that scientists will use to solve some of the biggest mysteries about black holes. On April 5, astronomers will start imaging Sagittarius ... Read More »

RCMP arrest man in Toronto wanted for terrorism (Video)

RCMP arrest man in Toronto wanted for terrorism (Video)

The RCMP says that it has arrested a Toronto man for leaving Canada to participate in the activity of a terrorist group. The RCMP alleges 27-year-old Pamir Hakimzadah travelled to Turkey during the fall of 2014 to join the Islamic State but was subsequently returned to Canada after being detained by Turkish authorities. Toronto cops are also holding Hakimzadah for ... Read More »

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

Antibiotics overuse could cause bowel cancer, A New Study Reveals

According to a recent study published in the journal Gut, long-term use of antibiotics during adulthood increases the likelihood of developing precursors to bowel cancer. The research, once again, underlines the vital role of gut bacteria. The findings add to evidence that the type and diversity of bacteria in the gut, referred to as the ‘microbiome,’ may have a key ... Read More »

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings’ mental fitness

Research shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness

Beware fathers, your energy drinks intake can affect children’s mental health. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests. The diet influences so-called epigenetic patterns in the genome, and this reprogramming ... Read More »