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Researchers have discovered two fossils in South America of a fruit that dates back to around 52 million years ago. The fossils could be the key to understanding how some of the most common plants today - including potatoes and tomatoes - evolved. And it turns out their genetic history...
Researchers over at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have successfully demonstrated the formation of diamond showers in the ice giant we call Neptune. The team used the strong X-ray laser among other equipment at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) to simulate conditions of the core of cosmic giants. This is the...
Many people are prone to ‘remembering’ events that never happened, according to new research by the University of Warwick.Around 50% of us are susceptible to believing we’ve experienced fictitious events, University of Warwick research finds False memory study included over 400 people Raises questions around the authenticity of...
Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, which shows that a page of Leonardo’s scribbled notes from 1493—previously dismissed as “irrelevant” by art historians—is actually the first written demonstration of the...
In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types of stem cells to build life in a Petri dish. The stem cells were grown outside the body in a blob of gel, and were able to transform into several early-stage internal...
World famous Ottoman cartographer Piri Reis’ 500-year-old map, apart from accurately exploring the northern coast of Antarctica, provides mind-boggling information about 2000 important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea, the western coasts of Europe and North Africa and the eastern coast of South America.The Piri Reis map was compiled...
As fascinating as the image it conjures up, quantum teleportation is not the same as teleportation you see in psychic Pokémon, or what you see Scotty doing in Star Trek. Still, quantum teleportation has its own kind of coolness. Simply put, quantum teleportation is a process of transferring quantum information from...
Dinosaur fossils come in many forms, but most of them are incomplete skeletons. With some exceptions, large sections of these long-lost beasties have disintegrated or are otherwise lost to time – it takes a certain level of geological serendipity to find anything more. It does happen, though. A few months...
Dreams are one of the most popular research topics among scientists. The study of dreams is called oneirology and every year many academic papers are published in the field regarding many topics, including the content and purpose of our dreams. Yet, we still have a long way to go in...
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Can we really elevate our brains to some kind of higher state of consciousness? New research suggests it might be possible - scientists have spotted evidence of a sustained and previously unobserved increase in neural signal diversity in people under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Neural signal diversity is a...

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