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NASA’s Kepler telescope has found ten more planets outside our solar system of probably the size and temperature to support life – a new total of 49. Kepler’s Mario Perez said: ‘We are probably not alone.’Seven of the 10 newly found Earth-size planets circle stars that are just like ours,...
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Oxytocin has long been called the love hormone, thanks to the warm and fuzzy feelings it creates in the brain. It also plays a key role in encouraging social bonding in humans and animals and it's an effective painkiller to boot, but the brain circuitry behind these effects is still being untangled....
The EmDrive is a new type of rocket engine first proposed by British scientist/electrical engineer Roger Shawyer in 1999. Unlike conventional space rocket engines, the EmDrive doesn’t require any kind of propellant (also known as a reaction mass) to make propulsion possible, and hence partially disobeying Newton’s Third Law: ...
It took NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft over 9 years to reach the distant world of Pluto, but it was well worth the wait.This video reveals 6 weeks of images New Horizons snapped of Pluto as it approached, reached, and passed Pluto. These images have revolutionized our understanding of this...
An international team of researchers announced the discovery of 104 new planets outside our solar system, including four that could have Earth-like, rocky surfaces.Scientists discovered the exoplanets using the Kepler space telescope as well as ground observations by Earth-based telescopes, including four on the summit of Mauna Kea in...
Sharks have been typecast as the short-tempered bullies of the sea, although the truth is that not all of them live up to this hardened reputation. According to new research, sharks actually have distinctive personalities, and contrary to their status as fearless, cold-blooded killers, some are actually considerably shyer...
Artificial intelligence and robotics are coming into our lives more than ever before and have the potential to transform healthcare, transport, manufacturing, even our domestic chores. Mary “Missy” Cummings, Director of the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) at Duke University, and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence...
Sunshine matters. A lot. The idea isn't exactly new, but according to a recent BYU study, when it comes to your mental and emotional health, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most.Your day might be filled with irritatingly hot temperatures, thick...
In times gone by, they used to say the eyes were the gateway to the soul. Science now says they were probably onto something. A new study published in Psychological Science looked into how humans can communicate and infer emotional states simply by using their eyes. Of course, this is something we...
“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor doubt nor deny: we know, even if, as in the case of a false enchantment, our knowledge is self-deception.” Nowhere is our capacity for enchantment, nor our capacity...

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