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Physicists have proposed that violations of energy conservation in the early universe, as predicted by certain modified theories of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity, may explain the cosmological constant problem, which is sometimes referred to as “the worst theoretical prediction in the history of physics.” By Lisa Zyga.
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Trump is what happens when you fail to understand our global problems in their interconnected, systemic context. By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed.
1. IMF head Christine Lagarde convicted, but not punished, in negligence trial (Dec. 20, 2016) Added by AdelleChattre on January 23rd 2017.
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In France, some students are snapping up cheap rents in exchange for helping old people out in their homes. Here's a solution that could tackle two of the West's most urgent problems: a young generation priced out of affordable housing, and the loneliness and isolation of a rapidly ageing population.
Submitted on January 21st 2017 by gladsdotter
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Doctors in London say they have cured two babies of leukemia in the world’s first attempt to treat cancer with genetically engineered immune cells from a donor. The experiments, which took place at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, raise the possibility of off-the-shelf cellular therapy using inexpensive supplies of universal cells that could be
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The forensics cemetery - the first of its kind in Europe - will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies. Not only will this help to understand the science behind decomposition, but it will also aid in crime scene investigation, and is expected to be heavily used by law enforcement agencies. It will join a network of similar sites around the world: the U.S. has 6 such facilities, and Australia just opened one last year.
Submitted on January 26th 2017 by swift528491
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In case you haven't heard of the Fermi Paradox, let me briefly bring you up to speed. The guy that came up with the Fermi Paradox was Enrico Fermi. And let me tell you something, Enrico Fermi was basically a genius. Ok, I'll just say it. He was a genius. Born in Rome, Italy in 1901, Fermi was one of the world's most prolific physicists. He created the world's first nuclear reactor, won the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics, worked on the Manhattan Project, had the synthetic element "fermium" named...
Submitted on January 20th 2017 by manix
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It's one of those philosophical questions we occasionally ponder: What is nothing? Can nothing be something? If not, then how can something come from nothing? If there's one scientific field on the forefront of such conceptual paradoxes, it's quantum theory. And in quantum theory, nothing actually is something ... sort of.
Submitted on January 22nd 2017 by robmonk
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Studies led by researchers at VU Amsterdam suggest that the path to corrupt behavior may sometimes be a steep cliff instead of a slippery slope, contrary to popular belief.
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A growing body of research is showing that the death or loss of a person close to you can not only feel like heartbreak—it can actually cause physical changes that can lead to serious heart problems. A new study finds that people whose partner dies are at a significantly higher risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart beat, and that the effects are lasting.
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China, the world's second largest economy, is pouring 1.5 billion yuan ($168 million) into a program aimed at making it rain in its usually arid northwestern region. No stranger to using technologies like cloud seeding to influence and even control weather patterns, China's top economic planners recently gave the go ahead for what will be one of the country's largest weather-modification projects, reports the South China Morning Post.
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Atomic scientists reset their symbolic "Doomsday Clock" to its closest time to midnight in 64 years on Thursday, saying the world was closer to catastrophe due to threats such as nuclear weapons, climate change and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president.
Submitted on January 26th 2017 by jcscher
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A hole in our atmosphere more than twice the size of the United States is finally beginning to close up, and might even be completely gone by the end of the century, according to a new study by NASA scientists. The report was published in the journal Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. In short, it tells us that the measures taken to heal our ozone layer are, and will be, successful.
Submitted on January 25th 2017 by hedman
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Astronomer Carl Sagan was a great science communicator, most widely known for the original "Cosmos" television series. He was also a prolific writer and in 1995 wrote the book "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" that touches on a variety of topics, from debunking hoaxes like alien abductions to spirituality, but ultimately serves as a passionate argument for science and the scientific method.
Submitted on January 26th 2017 by TNY
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It is evident from past researches that water flowed across the mars some 3 to 4 billion years ago. There are immense evidence that water collected on planet’s surface. Scientists from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) discovered the unique interaction between methane, Carbon dioxide and hydrogen in Mars’ early atmosphere. They suggests that early mars have been warmed by a powerful greenhouse effect, intermittently. This discovery published in Geophysical Research letters.
Submitted on January 26th 2017 by doodlegirl
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