Category Archives: Science

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Discovery of quadruple helix DNA could lead to cancer breakthrough

Scientists at the University of Cambridge reported Sunday that they have discovered quadruple helix DNA inside human cells by creating synthetic molecules that seek it out — raising the potential…

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming Split the Polar Vortex in Two

Sudden stratospheric warming has split the polar vortex in two. The polar vortex, which forms and deepens as the atmosphere loses heat to space in the darkness of the long…

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Rock solid proof of alien life? Scientists claim fossilized algae inside meteorite

Fossilized algae recently discovered inside a Sri Lankan meteorite could finally prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life, claim the authors of the new paper. In a recently published article in…

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Moon Illusion: New Theory Reignites Debate Over Why Moon Appears Larger Near the Horizon

  The ancients knew the moon looks bigger near the horizon but no theory convincingly explains the illusion. Now a new idea aims to settle the debate once and for…

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Polonnaruwa Meteorite With Evidence Of Life From Outer Space Described The Most Important Find In 500 Years

A meteorite that Landed recently, close to the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka has been described as the most important scientific discovery in the last 500 years as…

Generational inheritance of DNA methylation. Although spontaneous rates of genetic mutations are well understood, the rates of epigenetic variation in DNA methylation have remained a mystery until now. Using the plant Arabidopsis thaliana (depicted in the center), generational variation in DNA methylation was identified in five lineages separated by 30 generations of growth as indicated by the methylated pink Cs and the unmethylated green Cs

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Are genes our destiny? ’Hidden’ code in DNA evolves more rapidly than genetic code

A “hidden” code linked to the DNA of plants allows them to develop and pass down new biological traits far more rapidly than previously thought, according to the findings of…

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Floating ice on Saturn’s moon Titan may harbour ‘exotic life’

NASA scientists have discovered blocks of hydrocarbon ice in seas and lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan that may host exotic forms of life. A new study by scientists on NASA’s…

New research shows a massive structure of dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy (pictured).

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What’s going on around Andromeda? Curious structure puzzles scientists.

Scientists have found 13 dwarf galaxies orbiting the Andromeda galaxy in what appears to be a fairly narrow ring. That makes no sense according to current models of galaxy formation….

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Scientists Find Mega-Oil Field … 1,300 Light Years Away

Have our wishes been answered? Scientists have found an oil field which contains 200 times more hydrocarbons than there is water on the whole of the Earth. Time to wave…

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‘Brighter than a full moon’: The biggest star of 2013… could be Ison – the comet of the century

A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a  once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse. At the moment it is…

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NASA to turn asteroid into space station to orbit the Moon

NASA scientists are planning to capture a 5,00,000 kg asteroid, relocate it and transform it into a space station for astronauts to refuel at on their way to Mars. It…

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Quantum Entanglement Leaps Beyond Einstein –“New States of Light”

In 1935, Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen, commonly referred to as EPR, published a thought experiment designed to show that quantum mechanics, by itself, is not sufficient to…

Getting neurons from cells discarded in urine, may one day help develop therapies for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease.
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Brain Cells Made from Urine

Human excreta could be a powerful source of cells to study disease, bypassing some of the problems of using stem cells, such as the risk of developing tumors and difficulties…

This still image and animation shows the final flight path for NASA's twin Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission spacecraft, which will impact the moon on Dec. 17, 2012.

NASA to Crash Probes into the Moon

NASA is going to crash two lunar probes into the moon this Monday. The U.S. space agency’s twin spacecraft, named Ebb and Flow, will fly low over the moon’s surface…

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Gene Mutations Began Showing Up In Last 5,000 Years Of Human Evolution

In a world that’s more than 4 billion years old, humans have only existed for a fraction of that—roughly 200,000 years. In those 200,000 years of existence, not a lot…