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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Space War, Vatican Knowledge of Extraterrestrials Revealed in Podesta Emails

    Aliens want to help mankind but fear our violent tendencies, according to an email exchange revealed by Wikileaks. Mails sent by astronaut Edgar Mitchell to John Podesta cite an impending space war and the Vatican’s knowledge of alien life. “Because the War in Space race is heating up, I felt you should be aware of […]

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    We Might Live In A Computer Program, But It May Not Matter

    Are you real? What about me? These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best guesses about how the world is seem to leave the question hanging over science too. Several physicists, cosmologists and technologists […]

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    Science Confirms That Humans Absorb Energy From Each Other

    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. […]