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A 3D atlas of the universe

For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it’s being shared with facilities … Continue reading

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This Quantum ‘Sixth Sense’ Could Allow Birds to Navigate Earth’s Magnetic Field

How do migrating birds know where to go? New research suggests “spooky action at a distance” might be involved.

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Why don’t most people become radicalised?

To understand what leads people into violent extremism, scientists are turning the question on its head and asking why it is that most young people don’t become radicalised. It’s part of a wave of research attempting to find ways of … Continue reading

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The Equation of Time: Clocks Vs Sundials

A few centuries ago, the arbiter of “local noon” wasn’t the mechanical clock, it was the sundial. The pseudoscientific-sounding “equation of time” is how you convert between the two — and perhaps not the way you’d expect.

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Researchers reverse cognitive impairments in mice with dementia – ScienceBlog.com

Reversing memory deficits and impairments in spatial learning is a major goal in the field of dementia research. A lack of knowledge about cellular pathways critical to the development of dementia, however, has stood in the way of significant clinical … Continue reading

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How do you weigh a galaxy? Especially the one you’re in? – ScienceBlog.com

A new technique for estimating the mass of galaxies promises more reliable results, especially when applied to large datasets generated by current and future surveys, according to a research team led by Ekta Patel at the University of Arizona. Published … Continue reading

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One and done: The sperm-storing bug that settled in Florida – ScienceBlog.com

The female cactus-feeding bug doesn’t need a male…for long. After a single, quick mating session, the female cactus bug (Narnia femorata) — an insect that eats the fruit and pads of cacti — can store enough sperm inside her body … Continue reading

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The Psychosocial Toll of Our Increasingly Online Lives – ScienceBlog.com

Want to book plane tickets? Order a pizza for dinner? Check available university courses? Write a note to your Aunt Sally? Chances are you’re going to need a smartphone (or laptop or desktop or smartwatch or Amazon Echo personal assistant…) for … Continue reading

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Walking faster could make you live longer – ScienceBlog.com

Speeding up your walking pace could extend your life, research led by the University of Sydney suggests. Walking at an average pace was found to be associated with a 20 percent risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared with walking at … Continue reading

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Watch a Vinyl Record Spin so Quickly That it Shatters- Colossal

The The Slow Mo Guys (Dan Cruchy and Gavin Free) have found fame creating slow motion videos of otherwise undetectably fast movements. Their latest experiment, filmed at 12,500 frames per second, shows a vinyl record spinning so quickly that it … Continue reading

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