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The best time to see a supermoon is just after sunset. Something called the “moon illusion” makes the moon appear even bigger: The closer it is to the horizon, the larger it looks. No one knows exactly why this happens, but it is probably has something to do with our eyes. NASA has this handy hack so you yourself can prove it’s just an illusion. December 3rd’s Full Cold Moon will be the only supermoon of 2017.It should shine 16 percent brighter and 7 percent larger than normal.
Submitted on December 2nd 2017 by tranxene
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It is not clear why some people develop inflammatory bowel disorders and some don't. Research now shows that our lifestyle plays a significant part.
Submitted on December 7th 2017 by Gozzin with 1 Related Links:
1. 4 83 Changes in microbiome due to antibiotic exposure may increase risk for inflammatory bowel disease Added by Gozzin on December 7th 2017.
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Birth control may be increasing women’s chance of developing breast cancer by as much as 38 percent. The link with cancer risk exists for not only older generations of hormonal contraceptives but also the products that many women use today, according to a paper published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study used an average of 10 years of data from more than 1.8 million Danish women.
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One of the nation’s most significant cultural sites could be at risk from planned oil and gas extraction nearby. By Richard Moe.
Submitted on December 2nd 2017 by AdelleChattre with 1 Related Links:
1. Italian oil company wins permit to drill ‘wildcat’ well in Arctic. By Alex DeMarban Added by AdelleChattre on December 2nd 2017.
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A new study published in Physical Review Letters outlines how scientists could use gravitational wave experiments to test the existence of primordial black holes, gravity wells formed just moments after the Big Bang that some scientists have posited could be an explanation for dark matter. By Kevin Stacey. (Nov. 30, 2017)
Submitted on December 3rd 2017 by AdelleChattre
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The world’s oceans are under the greatest threat in history, according to Sir David Attenborough. The seas are a vital part of the global ecosystem, leaving the future of all life on Earth dependent on humanity’s actions, he says. Attenborough will issue the warning in the final episode of the Blue Planet 2 series, which details the damage being wreaked in seas around the globe by climate change, plastic pollution, overfishing and even noise.
Submitted on December 7th 2017 by geoleo
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Video games are part of the long, long list of supposedly lowbrow pop culture items that people are convinced will rot your brain. It’s got plenty of company alongside the likes of television, comic books, and pop music — if you go back far enough, you can probably find some ancient Sumerian claiming this whole writing business will do nothing but make people dumber — but a new study suggests a steady diet of gaming well into old age could actually help keep people’s brains healthy.
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