Category: Science

  • Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

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    It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers’ previous findings that embalming was taking place 1,500 years earlier than previously accepted. Dating from c.3700-3500 BC, the mummy has been housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901, but unlike the majority of […]

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  • Past space weather may boost prep for threats to Earth

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    Looking back at historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next. Space weather can disrupt electronics, aviation and satellite systems, and communications. This depends on solar activity, but as this is different for each solar cycle, the overall likelihood of space weather events are difficult to forecast. “…there is an underlying pattern to […]

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  • Best Things the Zodiac Signs tell you Should Avoid During the August Partial Solar Eclipse

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    Do you feel particularly tired lately? Good news, the universe lets you relax and take a nap. If you’re concerned about what to do during this partial solar eclipse, we consulted the zodiac signs and have come up with a list of 7 things you should avoid doing. Don’t put too much on your plate […]

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  • Small Galaxy Pairs May Fuel Star Birth In Their Larger Neighbors, Finds New Study

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    Astronomers discovered that pairs of small colliding galaxies can feed their larger neighbors with gas, thereby nourishing star formation in other galaxies. Astronomers have uncovered that small galactic mergers can play an important part in fueling larger galaxies with gas, providing them with precious material that goes into the making of stars. The finding belongs […]

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  • Astronomers discover intense and mysterious radio signal. Here’s what it means

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    SALT LAKE CITY — Astronomers spotted a mysterious radio signal floating through space, and they’re unsure what it means. Patrick Boyle from Canada’s McGill University posted an observationon The Astronomer’s Telegram, an accredited website where astronomers can post their observations, that said a radio telescope called the Canadian Hydrogen Mapping Intensity Experiment (CHIME) saw a mysterious fast […]

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  • These 4 Zodiac Signs Will Feel The Partial Solar Eclipse The Most, But It’s All For The Best

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    Eclipse season is here, and the universe has yet another message for the collective. Truth is, the majority of us haven’t even began to process last month’s lunar eclipse, let alone the upcoming solar eclipse. However, in reality, these four zodiac signs will feel the partial solar eclipse the most: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. That’s […]

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  • Fentanyl drug deaths rise by nearly a third in England and Wales

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    Fatalities linked to synthetic opioid increased by 29% in a year, according to ONS figures Deaths caused by the drug fentanyl rose by nearly 30% last year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. While statistics show that the rate of deaths from drug poisoning in England and Wales has remained steady – […]

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  • Stem cells to be transplanted into brains of Parkinson’s patients in world-first trials

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    By Emma Lorinsan The deterioration of motor skills in Parkinson’s patients is driven by the decline of dopamine production, but researchers in Japan are making exciting progress on a way to potentially arrest the slide. Following promising experiments on monkeys last year, scientists at Kyoto University are now preparing to begin transplanting reprogrammed stem cells into […]

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  • Star swings around black hole, tests gravity

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    Astronomers have seen a star’s light redden as it passed our galaxy’s central black hole, as predicted Scientists have Einstein right where they want him. Today in Garching, Germany, Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany) and his colleagues announced that they have detected the shift in a star’s light caused by the […]

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  • Mars becomes close to earth next week

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    An important discovery has been made on our celestial neighbor, Mars, and the Red Planet will be very close to Earth next week. During the evening, those looking towards the sky may have noticed a bright orange-red star. That “star” is actually the planet Mars. Jason Major, a local space blogger for LightsInTheDark.com, said it will be […]

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