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    Black holes are even stranger than you can imagine

    Alister Graham, Swinburne University of Technology  – Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare “middleweight” black hole, a relative newcomer to the black hole family. We already knew that some black holes are just a few times […]

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    If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

    Through the eyes of  Isreali  illustrator Amit Shimoni, we are able to see iconic leaders of our times as modern-day hipsters. “I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” says Shimoni. “The ‘Y’ generation is constantly looking at fashion and style as […]

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    Here’s why flights take longer than they did 50 years ago

    Let’s look at it this way, you a passenger, what would you prefer flying New York to Paris for 7 hours and paying approximately $1,500 or flying the same route for 2 hours and paying $15,000? In general people would rather prefer flying for 5 hours more rather than shelling out an extra $13,500. But […]

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    There’s a Jet Stream Churning in the Earth’s Core

    SEEKER.com When you hear the term “jet stream,” you probably think of the powerful winds that encircle the Earth, high up in the atmosphere. But now, scientists have used observations by the European Space Agency’s Swarm satellites to identify another sort of jet stream, one that’s made of molten metal instead of air and is […]

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    A Rapidly Spinning Black Hole Was Seen Killing a Distant Star

    Supermassive black holes are known to occupy the cores of the vast majority of galaxies, eating any material — dust, gas, stars, planets, aliens — their host galaxies can provide. But they rarely eat quietly. As graphically demonstrated in a galaxy some 4 billion light-years away, an unfortunate star strayed too close to the rapidly-spinning […]

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    Plants Are Even Smarter Than We Thought

    Can plants learn by forming associations? They can, if you ask researchers from The University of Western Australia (WA), who say they’ve shown for the first time that plants can link events to learn more about their surroundings and use the associations to better their chances of survival. The researchers focused their study on the […]

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    ‘Star in a Jar’ Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

      For several decades now, scientists from around the world have been pursuing a ridiculously ambitious goal: They hope to develop a nuclear fusion reactor that would generate energy in the same manner as the sun and other stars, but down here on Earth. Incorporated into terrestrial power plants, this “star in a jar” technology […]

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    Nuclear Waste and Diamonds Make Batteries That Last 5,000 Years

    Researchers in the U.K. announced this week that they’ve found a way to turn radioactive diamonds into miniature batteries that last 5,000 years. At a prestigious annual lecture event in Europe earlier this week, a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol unveiled a nuclear-powered diamond battery, which runs off the radioactive […]

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    Science Finally Confirms That People Absorb Energy From Others

    A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much the same way. […]

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    Eat 6 Roasted Garlic Cloves And See What HAPPENS To Your Body

    Garlic – it’s one of the healthiest foods on the planet! Yes, and we all know that many people around the world use raw garlic as a traditional remedy to control high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, inherited high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, heart attack, reduced blood flow due to narrowed arteries, and atherosclerosis. It’s […]

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    Want to swim fast? Spread your fingers

    In elite swimming competitions, hundredths of seconds make all the difference. And by simply spreading your fingers, you can shave some of that time off, according to a study presented here last week at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics. Physicists used 3D-printed plastic hand and arm models […]

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    Astronomers spot signs of weird quantum distortion in space

    A simple observation of an extremely dim star may point to, literally, the biggest manifestation of weird quantum phenomena yet. Light from a lonely neutron star 400 light-years away is polarized, just like light reflecting off a pond, a team of astronomers reports. This suggests that, as predicted, the neutron star’s ultraintense magnetic field is […]

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    Air bubbles sink and steel spheres rise in an unusual fluid

    In a liquid, bubbles are supposed to rise and steel is supposed to sink. But engineers have reported exactly the opposite in a water-based mixture that contains a gelling agent known as carbopol, commonly used as a thickener in cosmetics. These “complex fluids” behave like a solid when at rest but can flow like a […]

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    Small talk should be banned – here’s why

    Small talk prevails because of the need to find a socially acceptable topic. But when it’s removed, it changes the game What is your relationship with God? What is something you fear in life? These may be great topics for conversations, but we rarely tackle such meaty topics at social gatherings. Instead, our discussions usually […]

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    Why you may not recognize Clark Kent as Superman

    When he’s not being confused with a bird or a plane, Clark Kent works as a journalist with somewhat clumsy tendencies to throw off others from knowing his true identity as Superman. He may not always be able to keep people from figuring out that he’s the Man of Steel, but usually that one pair […]