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The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own.
1. Turns out the signal astronomers saw was “strong” because it came from Earth Added by NotWearingPants on September 1st 2016.
2. No, that “Strong signal” from space probably isn’t extraterrestrial communication Added by drunkenninja on August 30th 2016.
4. The internet’s gone wild about a SETI signal from aliens. Scientists aren’t convinced. Added by drunkenninja on August 30th 2016.
5. 'Strong Signal' From Another World Might Not Be Aliens After All Added by drunkenninja on August 30th 2016.
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An antibody that can almost completely clear the visible signs of Alzheimer’s disease from the brain has been discovered in a breakthrough that left one scientist “trying not to get too excited”. Researchers scanned the brains of people with the degenerative condition as they were given doses of the drug, which is based on an immune cell taken from the blood of elderly people aged up to 100 who showed no signs of the disease.
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NASA is working on sending a submarine into the depths of the Kraken Mare — the largest ocean on Saturn’s moon Titan. There are really two big reasons why we want to go to Titan. Number one: “to determine if hydrocarbon based life is possible on Titan,” said Jason Hartwig, a NASA cryogenics engineer, in a presentation at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium in Raleigh on Wednesday.
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Scientists might have accidentally made a huge step forward in the search for a cure for cancer — discovering unexpectedly that a malaria protein could be an effective weapon against the disease. Danish researchers were hunting for a way of protecting pregnant women from malaria, which can cause huge problems because it attacks the placenta. But they found at the same time that armed malaria proteins can attack cancer, too — an approach which could be a step towards curing the disease.
Submitted on August 31st 2016 by aj0690
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A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX explodes on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.
Submitted on September 1st 2016 by kultigin with 1 Related Links:
1. A major SpaceX explosion just destroyed Facebook's first satellite Added by gladsdotter on September 1st 2016.
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Scientists have just unearthed what they claim to be the oldest fossils ever found on our planet. They're so ancient they predate the next oldest finds by roughly a quarter-billion years. These newly uncovered fossils are 3.7-billion-year -old traces of ancient microbes, and were found under recently melted perennial snow in southwest Greenland. The fossils were discovered by a team of geologists and paleontologists led by Allen Nutman at the University of Wollongong in Australia.
Submitted on August 31st 2016 by baron778
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Some pterosaurs were the largest flying animals ever seen on Earth. These extinct flying reptiles that lived above the dinosaurs' heads could grow wingspans of up to 11 metres and dominated the skies of the late Cretaceous period, the last age of...
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Scientists and science communicators are engaged in a constant battle with ignorance. But that’s an approach doomed to failure, says Richard P Grant. (Aug. 23, 2016)
1. Study shows one way that scientific progress is broken. By Annalee Newitz Added by AdelleChattre on August 31st 2016.
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One of the main claims of this blog is that a science of consciousness can’t exist without a proper philosophy of consciousness. That may seem a forgone point, but I stumble several times on researchers and authors who undervalue the contribution of philosophy on consciousness topics. I will present here an example that shows how the simplest set of data can’t be effectively understood without a solid theoretical
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Hawaii is facing not one, but two tropical threats next week as Madeline and Lester churn westward.
Submitted on August 27th 2016 by jcscher with 1 Related Links:
1. Hurricane Watch for Hawaii’s Big Island; TDs 8, 9 May Become Tropical Storms Added by jcscher on August 30th 2016.
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Humboldt County's marijuana boom is destroying a unique redwood forest ecosystem and killing some of California's rarest wildlife. Now veteran pot farmers are fighting the ‘green rush’ to make cannabis cultivation truly sustainable. By Todd Woody. (Apr. 18, 2016)
Submitted on August 29th 2016 by AdelleChattre
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