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Do animals hug each other?

Who else is fond of a warm embrace? the warm, enveloping comfort of a hug. The taught us many things, some more important than others — but one of those is just how much many of us rely on these embraces for a sense of reassurance, consolation and calm.Â..

Livescience.com

New study proves Hawking was right, black holes only get bigger

In a study published on Monday, scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cornell University their findings from a research project which analyzed r..

Rt.com

Why astronauts are printing organs in space

Andrew Morgan has seen some of the worst things that can happen to the human body. As a battlefield doctor with the US Army, he's treated young soldiers whose bodies had been torn and broken in explosions. ..

Bbc.com

Google may have achieved a scientific breakthrough: Time crystals

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank of t..

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The jaw-droppingly high, out-of-this-world carbon footprint of space tourism

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. On July 11, Branson ascended 80 km (49 miles) to reach the edge of space in his piloted spaceplane, while Bezosâ..

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How to get people from Earth to Mars and safely back again

There are many things humanity must overcome before any return journey to Mars is launched. The two major players are NASA and SpaceX, which work toget..

Thenextweb.com

The Cold War race to the centre of the Earth

Places around the world that exist at the extreme end of the spectrum. During the Cold War, the US and Soviets both created ambitious projects to drill deeper than ever before. On a remote peninsular in the Arctic circle, something strange is happening un..

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Giant diamonds, buried miles below Earth’s surface, could explain superdeep earthquakes, new study reveals

The study follows earlier hypotheses on superdeep earthquakes and explores whether water stored hundreds of kilometers below the Earth’s surface may be responsible for the phenomena. An earlier explanation, although partially discounted as scien..

Rt.com

Animal embryos can hear from inside their wombs and shells

More than 50 years ago, researchers found that chickens start to learn the sounds of their mothers’ calls even before hatching. The findings, published in Science in , demonstrated that chicken embryos were somehow listening to the outside world, ..

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China fires up 'artificial sun' at 120 MILLION DEGREES Celsius in quest for nuclear fusion

Chinese daily Global Times said that the so-called artificial sun as the Chinese nuclear fusion project is known also succeeded in maintaining plasma at 160 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds. These times, while not very long in absolute terms, are records in the quest for nuclear fusion. The n..

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Here’s why gravity pulls us down and not up

Your sardonic source for consumer tech stories Human-centric AI news and analysis Driving the future of sustainable mobility No-nonsense stories about startup growth Inside money, markets, and Big Tech Help build the bank o..

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How Do We Know When a Species Is Extinct?

The conservation status of each animal, plant and fungi species is compiled by the IUCN in what is called the "Red List." The organization sets criteria for how species are considered endangered and extinct,..

Discovermagazine.com

Ethereum inventor wants to replace pregnant women with synthetic wombs

Inside money, markets, and Big Tech bros never tire of sharing their utopian visions, but their big brain ideas aren’t always embraced by the proles. Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder and inventor of , has become the latest victim of this insolenc..

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Could humans really destroy all life on Earth?

Among the many global catastrophic risks known to humans, some are entertained in the media more than the others. Asteroid impacts, supervolcano eruptions and climate change ha..

Bbc.com

James Webb Space Telescope’s fuel expected to last more than 10 years

The telescope was projected to operate for 5 to 10 years its science mission is likely to last “significantly more” than 10 years — more than double the minimum time for the mission. Initially, JWST was projected to be operatio..

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Explainable Artificial Intelligence for Mechanics: Physics-Explaining Neural Networks for Constitutive Models

(Artificial) neural networks have become increasingly popular in mechanics and materials sciences to accelerate computations with model order reduction techniques and as universal models for a wide variety of materials. However, the major disadvantage of neural networks remains: their numerous p..

Frontiersin.org

A taste for sweet – an anthropologist explains the evolutionary origins of why you're programmed to love sugar

yogurt, ketchup, fruit snacks, breakfast cereals and even supposed health foods like granola bars. Schoolchildren learn as early as kindergarten that sweet treats belong in the smallest tip of the food pyramid, and adults learn from the m..

Theconversation.com

Researchers Are Getting Closer to Making Medical Robots That Can Swim In Your Bloodstream

But some scientists are taking that concept to the extreme, with the end goal of bringing technology to a whole new frontier: the inside of our bodies. While pacemakers, artery stents and more are commonplace, medical researchers have long dreamt of ..

Discovermagazine.com

Born 112 Years Ago, 5 Ways The Indian Institute of Science is Saving Lives Even Today

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru was established on 27 May 1909 by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. In 112 years the institute has conducted cutting-edge research in various scientific fields and provided innovative solutions. he Indian Insti..

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Are UFOs for real? Why everyone is talking about them much more seriously now

In 2007, United States senator Harry Reid expressed his curiosity into multiple UFO reports coming from the armed forces. The Pentagon subsequently investigated these, and set up the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). The is now due to..

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