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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.

By On March 21, 2014 Respond
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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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Scientists Believe Einstein Was Very Right About Gravitational Waves

Scientists Believe Einstein Was Very Right About Gravitational Waves

Albert Einstein predicted that gravitational waves are speculated to be “an echo of the big bang [sic] in which the universe came into existence 14bn year ago.” Although many scientists were not satisfied to this theory, but interestingly major scientists believe this theory to be true.

By On March 16, 2014 Respond
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Diamond Armor: Batman-Style Bulletproof Man’s Suit With Cutting-Edge Tech

Diamond Armor: Batman-Style Bulletproof Man’s Suit With Cutting-Edge Tech

The suits of superheroes like Batman and Ironman were once purely science fiction but they are increasingly inspiring similar creations in the real world. Diamond Armor, for instance, is a Batman-style $3.2 million suit which packs many features.

By On March 13, 2014 Respond
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New Study: Practice Is Not As Important For Success As Previously Thought

New Study: Practice Is Not As Important For Success As Previously Thought

From success coaches to the so-called inspirational books and the literature in between, practice is often touted as the ultimate key to success. A new study claims that this may not actually be the case.

By On March 12, 2014 Respond
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Phylogenetics Technique Helped Finding The Criminals Behind Intentional Medical Infections

Phylogenetics Technique Helped Finding The Criminals Behind Intentional Medical Infections

Remember the time when anthrax became a huge scare in U.S.? The very technique which helped authorities pin the culprit behind them was phylogenetic forensics, a cutting-edge microbe-sourcing technique.

By On March 12, 2014 1 Response
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A New Blood Test Can Now Predict Alzheimer’s 3 Years In Advance

A New Blood Test Can Now Predict Alzheimer’s 3 Years In Advance

A new blood test can help predict the possible onset of Alzheimer’s disease three years in advance, scientists say. The test is based on extensively studying the results of 525 healthy adults and is 96% accurate.

By On March 12, 2014 Respond
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