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Scientists Just Discovered a Mysterious Organ Lurking in The Centre of The Human Head
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Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head – which somehow have been missed by scientists for centuries up until now.

Why Gravity is NOT a Force
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The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don't exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spa...

Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time
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Physicists have reached a long-sought goal. The catch is that their room-temperature superconductor requires crushing pressures to keep from falling apart.

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Hepatitis C Virus
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Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice were jointly honored for their decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem.

Physicists witness time crystals interacting for the first time ever
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We’re quickly learning more about time crystals, strange phases of matter that appear to break time-translation symmetry – something that was thought impossible until recently. Now scientists have observed two time crystals interacting for the first time, which could be the first step towards using…

It Could be Possible to Transfer Data Through Gravitational Waves
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On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made history when they announced the first detection of gravitational waves. Originally predicted made by Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity a century prior, these waves are essentially ripples

Crows possess higher intelligence long thought primarily human
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A second study looked in unprecedented detail at the brains of pigeons and barn owls, finding hints to the basis of their intelligence.

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
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A UCLA-led team of scientists explains why sleep is so vital to our health and shows for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.

Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus?
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Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes.

New Zealand Is About to Test Long-Range Wireless Power Transmission
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Startup Emrod is building a system to wirelessly beam power over long distances and plans to test the system with New Zealand's second largest utility.

An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence
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Having solved a central mystery about the “twirliness” of tornadoes and other types of vortices, William Irvine has set his sights on turbulence, the white whale of classical physics.

Major step towards 'artificial photosynthesis' as device produces clean energy like plants, scientists claim
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A new device that can produce carbon-neutral fuel marks a major breakthrough on the way to "artificial photosynthesis", according to the scientists who created it. The standalone device can convert

New academic journal only publishes 'unsurprising' research rejected by others
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The editor behind a new academic journal that only publishes unsurprising research hopes the journal will help fix a major problem in scientific research — a bias towards surprising, unexpected results.

Young children would rather explore than get rewards
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Young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect to explore other options, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when adults and 4- to 5-year-old children played a game where certain choices earned them rewards, both adults and children quickly learned what choices would give them the biggest returns. But while adults ...

Previous exposure to various versions of the common cold can lead to some covid-19 resistance
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Many unknowns exist about human immune responses to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 reactive CD4+ T cells have been reported in unexposed individuals, suggesting pre-existing cross-reactive T cell memory in 20-50% of people. However, the source of those T cells has been speculative. Using human blood samples derived before the SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered in 2019, we mapped 142 T cell epitopes across the SARS-CoV-2 genome to facilitate precise interrogation of the SARS-CoV-2-specific CD4+ T…

The mysterious case of man who can read letters—but not numbers—exposes roots of consciousness
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With a condition that’s “too strange for words,” patient can do mental math but cannot recognize numerals

Is it possible to engineer viruses to perform specific tasks within ahuman host--that is, to create viruses that are beneficial rather thandetrimental to human health?
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Viruses have primarily been engineered for use by humans as so-called recombinant (or subunit) vaccines. In this technology, the genetic material of a harmful virus is analyzed to identify the gene or genes that encode the antigens (identifying proteins) that trigger the body's immune response.