Category Archives: Science

What Makes Dogs So Special? Science Says Love

When I studied Animal Psychology at University a thousand years ago (ok… 40), the last expert word on animal empathy was that it did not exist, other than through our anthropomorphization of our animal friends. Those who have lived with … Continue reading

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Betelgeuse Ready to Explode?

Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it’s terminal or just going through a phase. https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/betelgeuse-supernova_n_5e436de2c5b6d0ea38102b0a?ri18n=true

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Why Life On Other Planets Will Resemble Ours

ONEZERO.MEDIUM.COM | by Steve LeVine | Jan 28, 2020 Scientists, now routinely detecting potentially habitable planets in space, are the closest yet to determining the truth about aliens. But there is another question that almost none talk about: If other … Continue reading

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Immune Discovery “May Treat All Cancer”

by James Gallagher : BBC News A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. … Continue reading

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The US Environmental Protection Agency is Becoming a Cancer Risk

Industry-friendly regulators are letting chemical companies flood the country with toxins. It should be a scandal. by Sam Pizzigati | Posted at Common Dreams today This January, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society showing  “the sharpest … Continue reading

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Oh, for f’cks sake…

Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight 2020 Doomsday Clock AnnouncementWashington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: “Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Known Impact Crater Confirmed in Australia

A 70-kilometer-wide (43-mile) impact structure in the Australian Outback has been dated to 2.2 billion years old, making it the oldest known asteroid crater on Earth. Fascinatingly, this asteroid likely plunged into a massive ice sheet, triggering a global-scale warming … Continue reading

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Cancer and Heart Disease Could Be Contagious

“Nobody has proposed the concept before, and it warrants a closer look.” It’s a science lesson you probably learned in grade school: You can only catch certain illnesses, like the flu, from another person. But a new paper argues that … Continue reading

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‘Remarkable’ Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

Ryan F. Mandelbaum @ Gizmodo You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can … Continue reading

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Who’s Calling from Deep Space? Canadian Experiment Seeks Answers

Thanks to Canadian telescope, scientists are closer to solving one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries Researchers using a powerful new Canadian telescope have detected six fast radio bursts from the same spot in the sky — a rare ‘repeater’ Sarah Kaplan: … Continue reading

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