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Whale Dives For More Than 2 Hours, Breaks Record For Holding Breath Underwater

Whale Dives For More Than 2 Hours, Breaks Record For Holding Breath Underwater

Whales can swim up to great depths in water to seek food. A Cuvier’s beaked whale recently set a new record for holding breath underwater by diving up to 2 miles deep and remaining underwater for more than 2 hours.

By On March 30, 2014 Respond
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Suffering From Electronic Insomnia? Some Tips May Help You Get Rid Of It

Suffering From Electronic Insomnia? Some Tips May Help You Get Rid Of It

If you are suffering from insomnia and are a regular user of smartphones or tablets, then you are likely getting it from one of these gadgets. Head over to this article in order to learn more about this condition, and check out our tips to overcome it.

By On March 29, 2014 Respond
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3D Printed Skull Implant Helps Recover Woman’s Sight

3D Printed Skull Implant Helps Recover Woman’s Sight

3D printed materials are being increasingly used in fields such as manufacturing, technology and modelling. A 3D printed skull was recently implanted in a woman’s brain, resolving a critical medical condition.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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Ceramics May Help Avert Future Nuclear Disasters

Ceramics May Help Avert Future Nuclear Disasters

The Fukumisha disaster in Japan, in the wake of earthquake and floods, was a grim reminder of the risks of nuclear energy. Recent research reveals that ceramics may be the solution to fool-proof nuclear plants against such future disasters.

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Satellite Tracks Malaysia Airliner’s Path Using Doppler Effect

Satellite Tracks Malaysia Airliner’s Path Using Doppler Effect

After a lot of speculation, the final destination of the tragic Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been determined by a satellite. The path of the airliner was ultimately determined by using a model based on Doppler effect.

By On March 26, 2014 Respond
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New Research Center At Stanford University Will Examine Bad Science

New Research Center At Stanford University Will Examine Bad Science

Every year, a huge portion of the medical researches published turn out to be inaccurate or otherwise faulty. Stanford University now aims to open a Meta-Research Innovation Center which will examine these researches.

By On March 25, 2014 1 Response
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Scientists Can Use DNA To Map Facial Structures

Scientists Can Use DNA To Map Facial Structures

Imagine a DNA being used to deduce the face of the person to whom the DNA belongs. That may sound like science fiction but researchers at Penn State are on their way to accomplish this.

By On March 24, 2014 Respond
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Corn Rootworm Evolves, Becomes Immune To Poisonous Corn

Corn Rootworm Evolves, Becomes Immune To Poisonous Corn

Back in 1996, Bt corn caused a revolution in the corn industry by solving the problem of corn rootworms. However, over the years the rootworms have evolved to build immunity to the Bt corn variant.

By On March 22, 2014 Respond
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1500 Years Old Moss Sprouts And Comes Back To Life

1500 Years Old Moss Sprouts And Comes Back To Life

Scientists recently collected a sample of brown moss which is 1500 years and was frozen in Antarctic Peninsula. Much to their amazement, the moss was able to sprout back to life after being put under light.

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New Material May Help Scientists Create Night Vision Contact Lenses

New Material May Help Scientists Create Night Vision Contact Lenses

Night-vision technology is expensive and not commonly accessible for most people today. A new material created from graphene and may enable the researchers to create night-vision contact lenses.

By On March 20, 2014 Respond
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NASA Study Says That Civilization May Collapse Soon

NASA Study Says That Civilization May Collapse Soon

Climate change as well as the uneven distribution of wealth and resources is pushing civilization towards its own demise. This has been revealed by a recent study commissioned by NASA.

By On March 20, 2014 Respond
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Scientists Detected Gravitational Waves From Big Bang

Scientists Detected Gravitational Waves From Big Bang

Gravitational waves are different from gravity waves, which are ripples created in the atmospheres of planets by the interactions of winds whipping over geological features on the planet’s surface. Lately, scientists have detected gravitational waves from big bang.

By On March 19, 2014 Respond
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It’s Time To Recycle The Wasted Heat Energy

It’s Time To Recycle The Wasted Heat Energy

Nearly all major power plants release heat or steam as part of their functioning. While some recycle and use this heat, others waste it. In US, a mere 12% of the electricity is generated from recycled heat. And that needs to change now.

By On March 18, 2014 Respond
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Elephants Can Understand Human Voices More Accurately Than Us

Elephants Can Understand Human Voices More Accurately Than Us

Human voices contain a whole range of emotions and information. A recent study shows that elephants are far better than us at understanding human voices and inferring valid conclusions from them.

By On March 18, 2014 Respond
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Wolves Reintroduced To Yellowstone National Park, Dramatically Changed The Entire Park

Wolves Reintroduced To Yellowstone National Park, Dramatically Changed The Entire Park

In 1920s, wolves were eradicated from the Yellowstone National Park. But in 1995, they were returned and started living in the park. According to ecologists, the return of wolves have a dramatic impact upon the entire Yellowstone National Park.

By On March 16, 2014 Respond
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