Category Archives: Science

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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Evidence that huge 2-mile wide meteorite smashed into Earth only 800,000 years ago.

Might as well have been yesterday, in geological terms… – Paul Published 30/12/19 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) A field of black glassy blobs, strewn across about 20% of Earth’s … Continue reading

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A GoPro spinning at 1800rpm looks like it’s entering a wormhole into another universe

Photography – January 6, 2020 by John Aldred  It’s difficult to come up with original GoPro footage these days. Everything’s just been done. But this is something I haven’t seen before. YouTuber Mr. Michal secured what looks like a GoPro Hero 7 Silver one into his … Continue reading

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New kind of signal in the human brain

https://gizmodo.com/neuroscientists-discover-new-kind-of-signal-in-the-huma-1840776159

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There Is No Such Thing As a Pool that The Water Will Turn Blue if You Pee in It

If you pee in the pool, it’ll go blue! There’s a special dye in there, designed to detect urine, and it’ll billow around you in a big, embarrassing, pissy cloud, and everyone will know you’ve done it, and you’ll be … Continue reading

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Halley’s Comet!

Will you be alive in 2061? If not, your only chance to see something of Halley’s Comet comes in both early May and late October each year when Earth moves through streams of particles the great comet deposited in the … Continue reading

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The Bortle Dark-Sky Scale

Good write up here

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It Might Be Aliens.

The mysterious ‘Oumuamua is prompting debates about how to handle the extremely improbable. Aaron Mak | Slate Abraham Loeb, chair of Harvard’s department of astronomy, recently gave a freewheeling interview to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in which he defended his hypothesis that … Continue reading

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View of 800 Million Galaxies!

https://www.ibtimes.com/stunning-new-milky-way-image-shows-800-million-galaxies-stars-near-earth-asteroids-2759661

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Earth’s Undetected ‘Mini-Moons’ Could Make for Exciting New Astronomy

Every once in a while, our planet captures a “mini-moon,” a tiny asteroid that hangs out in our orbit for a bit before venturing back into the depths of space. New research suggests these small, temporary natural satellites carry tremendous scientific … Continue reading

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The Leading Contenders to Kill us all

Yay. Disease will likely win out over nuclear war or an asteroid as the cause of humankind’s ultimate demise. (But mostly I re-posted this due to the National Post gratuitously using images taken from Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 16th Century … Continue reading

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Flecks of Extraterrestrial Dust, All Over the Roof

By William J. Broad – published in NYT After decades of failures and misunderstandings, scientists have solved a cosmic riddle — what happens to the tons of dust particles that hit the Earth every day but seldom if ever get discovered … Continue reading

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