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Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

Just looking at nature improves the human brain’s functionality

While still relatively novel in the United States, so-called “green roofs” — urban rooftops covered with grasses, plants and other types of greenery — are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In France, newly built commercial rooftops must sport either greenery or solar panels, according to a recent law. Facebook, meanwhile, recently installed a massive […]

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M1: The Crab Nebula — All that remains of an exploding star seen by astronomers in 1054

M1: The Crab Nebula — All that remains of an exploding star seen by astronomers in 1054

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Credit:Martin Pugh] The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on Charles Messier’s famous 18th century list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, debris from the death explosion of a massive star, witnessed by astronomers […]

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Where are all those high energy positrons coming from?

Where are all those high energy positrons coming from?

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Ron Garan, STS-134 Crew, Expedition 28 Crew, NASA] Where did all these high energy positrons come from? The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been meticulously recording how often it is struck by both high energy electrons and positrons since 2011. After accumulating years […]

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Dying, nearby dwarf star is 12 time hotter than our sun

Dying, nearby dwarf star is 12 time hotter than our sun

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Univ. Arizona] The gorgeous, gaseous shroud of a dying sun-like star, planetary nebula Abell 36 lies a mere 800 light-years away in the constellation of Virgo. Shrugging off its outer layers, the nebula’s central star is contracting and becoming hotter, evolving towards a final […]

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Nanotechnology provides ‘life-style intelligence’ for forensic experts

Nanotechnology provides ‘life-style intelligence’ for forensic experts

Nanoparticles can reveal information held by fingerprints that is currently inaccessible. In particular, they can be engineered to bring antibodies that bind with metabolites contained in the sweat of the fingerprint. These metabolites are breakdown products of the consumption of cocaine or nicotine. When the antibodies recognize the metabolite, they cause a colour change. This […]

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Scientist: Quantum theory proves death is only a figment of our consciousness conditioning

Scientist: Quantum theory proves death is only a figment of our consciousness conditioning

Most scientists would probably say that the concept of an afterlife is either nonsense, or at the very least unprovable. Yet one expert claims he has evidence to confirm an existence beyond the grave – and it lies in quantum physics. Professor Robert Lanza claims the theory of biocentrism teaches that death as we know […]

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Solar spectrum shifted from absorption to emission during eclipse

Solar spectrum shifted from absorption to emission during eclipse

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / Constantine Emmanouilidi] In a flash, the visible spectrum of the Sun changed from absorption to emission on November 3rd, during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse. [Normally a spectrum of the sun will show dark lines where where wavelengths of energy for elements have been absorbed […]

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UFOs no mystery to Bowie: Simply a ‘quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own’

UFOs no mystery to Bowie: Simply a ‘quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own’

Singer David Bowie is well known for the allusions to his extra-planetary experiences throughout his career. After the release of his newest album, The Next Day, which was recorded largely in secret over the last two years, the singer’s fans have been reminded somewhat of the esoteric facets of this famous and, at times, odd […]

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‘God particle’: Scientists ‘confident’ they know how Big Bang caused matter

‘God particle’: Scientists ‘confident’ they know how Big Bang caused matter

GENEVA — It helps solve one of the most fundamental riddles of the universe: how the Big Bang created something out of nothing 13.7 billion years ago. … [S]cientists said Thursday that after a half-century quest, they are confident they have found a Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic speck sometimes called the “God particle.” The […]

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Radio image of large galaxy reveals huge plasma jets

Radio image of large galaxy reveals huge plasma jets

[FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CLICK ON IMAGE] The galaxy at the image center, Hercules A, appears to be a relatively normal elliptical galaxy in visible light. When imaged in radio waves, however, tremendous plasma jets over one million light years long appear. Detailed analyses indicate that the central galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is actually […]