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Scientists are closer to reading minds, are able to reconstruct faces from memory

What are you, a mind reader? It’s a cliche phrase dating back centuries, where mind reading was thought of a magic. Today, the possibility of mind reading isn’t that far fetched. As a matter of fact, it’s possible right now, as scientists work to put the puzzle together in our minds. At Yale University, researchers[…]

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Scientists have developed a way to reverse aging

If this were to actually work, it would be one of the greatest breakthroughs in science history. Scientists recently released findings showing they were able to develop a way to reverse aging. In the research the scientists performed on mice, they were able to regenerate the muscles back to 6-month old levels. In the report,[…]

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Surgeons discover a new human body part

After many hundreds of years of science and medicine, and thinking we know every body part in the human body, I am amazed to hear that surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium have recently discovered a new body part. The new body part is actually a ligament in the knee, called the anterolateral ligament.[…]

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Scientists grow a palm tree from extinct tree’s unearthed seeds

This is pretty amazing. In the 1960’s, Archaeologists while excavating at the site of Herod the Great’s palace in Israel, stumbled upon a large amount of seeds for the Judean date palm tree. This palm tree has been extinct since 500 AD. For decades the seeds remained hidden away in a drawer at Tel Aviv’s[…]

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The scientific reason why there are traffic jams

In a twenty-three minute overview, Traffic author Tom Vanderbilt explains in layman’s terms some of the reasons why traffic jams occur, and how in some ways, we can easily prevent them. I mean, who would want to actually sit in traffic? It’s horrible, so hopefully just having this knowledge will help ease congestion. In the[…]

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Will Google be the one to find the cure for cancer?

Pictured inset are cancer cells, courtesy of the National Cancer Institute. It’s the Big C. But the letter C in cancer makes the ‘kh’ sound. Such as the letter K, as in killer. Globally, 7.6 million people a year die from cancer. It’s one of the leading causes of death worldwide. How will Google, a[…]

Ocean

Finally an answer to an age old question: How big is the ocean?

While the Earth’s oceans are known as five separate entities: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean, there is really only one ocean. So, you may wonder: how big is the ocean?  As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth’s grandest geological[…]