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Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout the body
How could that city be upside-down?
Elon Musk's grand vision of a Hyperloop system that can transport people and cargo through high-speed vacuum tubes is coming to life in the United Arab Emirates. The near-supersonic railway would connect the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi with Dubai, the area's most...
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Very few olive oils in the world are actually raw. The reason being relates to processing and oil extraction. Phenolic compounds in olive oil are of the highest grade when they come from sources which use minimal refining and heating. Many of these compounds...
As you start across the street, out of the corner of your eye, you spot something moving toward you. Instantly, your brain shifts its focus to assess the potential threat, which you quickly determine to be a slow-moving bicycle -- not a car -- which will pass behind...
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University may have found a new way information is communicated throughout the brain. Their discovery could lead to identifying possible new targets to investigate brain waves associated with memory and epilepsy and better...
A quick and entertaining way to learn about the history and the far future of the Universe and the solar system.
An angry Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, scorches the skies over Sicily with a tremendous eruption, on December 3.
“Not only can we ourselves eat it, but also taking into account our land and water – which is particularly important – resources Russia could become the world’s largest supplier of healthy, environmentally friendly, high-quality food that has long been missing in some...
Professor Phil Moriarty discussing ferrofluid.
Stephen Hawking enters the recent debate around black holes and firewalls – by suggesting event horizons may not exist!
A recent paper by Stephen Hawking has created quite a stir, even leading Nature News to declare there are no black holes. As I wrote in an earlier post, that isn’t quite what Hawking claimed. But it is now clear that Hawking’s claim about black holes is wrong because the paradox he tries to address isn’t a paradox after all.
In only about 12,000 years Vega will be the North Star, the closest bright star to our fair planet’s North Celestial Pole. By then, when you fix your camera to a tripod long exposures of the night sky will show the concentric arcs of star trails centered on a point near Vega as Earth rotates on its axis.
NASA announced this week the creation of the Nexus for Exoplanet Systems Science (NExSS) network that will study planets beyond our solar system for habitability and other features tapping the expertise of researchers at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Goddard Space Flight Center and other locations.
How can the Moon rise through a mountain?
Researchers have for the first time succeeded in recording a binary code on a synthetic polymer. Inspired by the capacity of DNA to retain an enormous amount of genetic information, a team from the Institut Charles Sadron de Strasbourg (CNRS) and the Institut de...
You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much longer. According to a new study, the way your brain responds to certain words could be used to replace passwords. In "Brainprint," a newly published study in academic journal...
Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master's student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these Polytechnique Montreal researchers have produced an ultra-tough polymer fibre directly inspired by spider silk!...