Giant impact could have formed the moon more rapidly, new simulations indicate

Scientists have used the most detailed supercomputer simulations yet to reveal an alternative explanation for the moon’s origin. The study suggests a giant impact could have formed a moon-like body more rapidly, placing it into orbit around the Earth. In their search for scenarios that could explain the Earth-moon system we know today, researchers at… Continue reading Giant impact could have formed the moon more rapidly, new simulations indicate

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The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals

It’s also worth noting that the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most microplastic-polluted water bodies in the world: In 2020, scientists reported finding 2 million particles in a single square meter of sediment that was only 5 centimeters thick. Whether aragonite crystals are forming around microplastics floating in the water column, Bialik doesn’t know.… Continue reading The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals

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Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

The unborn baby was in trouble. Its mother’s doctors, at a UK hospital, knew there was something wrong with the fetus’s blood, so they decided to perform an emergency C-section many weeks before the baby was due. But despite this, and subsequent blood transfusions, the baby suffered a brain hemorrhage with devastating consequences. It sadly… Continue reading Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

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Suicide risk ‘almost seven times higher’ after early onset dementia diagnosis

The risk of someone taking their own life is almost seven times higher after diagnosis of young onset dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers say their findings indicate clinics should target suicide risk assessment to patients who are diagnosed with the condition before the age of 65. Early recognition and a timely accurate diagnosis of… Continue reading Suicide risk ‘almost seven times higher’ after early onset dementia diagnosis

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NASA Is Sending a Rotorcraft to Titan in 2027. Here’s Where It Will Land. : ScienceAlert

Smothered in a hazy atmosphere that hides shallow lakes of liquid hydrocarbons, Titan is one weird world we’re dying to look at up close. Which is why NASA is preparing to launch a robotic rotocraft to scope out the scenery in 2027. We now have a better idea of just what kind of scenery awaits… Continue reading NASA Is Sending a Rotorcraft to Titan in 2027. Here’s Where It Will Land. : ScienceAlert

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After 50 Years, Scientists Finally Figure Out How Bacteria Actually Move : ScienceAlert

By peering through a high-tech microscope at flash-frozen proteins, researchers have just solved a 50-year-old mystery of how bacteria, and their ancient foe, archaea, actually swim. We have long known they use a little coiled ‘tail’ called a flagellum, but details of how their stringy appendage forms its curled shape to push them forth has… Continue reading After 50 Years, Scientists Finally Figure Out How Bacteria Actually Move : ScienceAlert

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Chimps And Gorillas Seen Hanging Together In The Wild, And We Wish We Were Invited : ScienceAlert

Decades of patiently watching chimpanzees and gorillas in the wilds of Central Africa has revealed for the first time long-lasting, cooperative, social relationships can develop between the two species. Within the Goualougo Triangle – a conservation stronghold in the Republic of Congo – the two endangered animals often cross paths. While these interactions can occasionally… Continue reading Chimps And Gorillas Seen Hanging Together In The Wild, And We Wish We Were Invited : ScienceAlert

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Being Kind Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Well-Being. Here’s How : ScienceAlert

How to optimize the pursuit of well-being and happiness is a question researchers have tried to tackle from a range of angles. The social effects of the pandemic led many people to focus more closely on their mental health and buffer against threats to well-being – in short, to pursue happiness. As a social scientist,… Continue reading Being Kind Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Well-Being. Here’s How : ScienceAlert

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World’s whitest paint now thin enough to apply on cars and airplanes for keeping them cool, study says

A new formulation of the world’s whitest paint is thinner and lighter enough to be used on cars and airplanes for radiating heat away, according to a new study. The world’s whitest paint, seen in this year’s edition of Guinness World Records as well as the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, can keep surfaces… Continue reading World’s whitest paint now thin enough to apply on cars and airplanes for keeping them cool, study says

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DARPA developed a brain-zapping prosthesis that improves memory by 50%

Memory loss is a terrible thing. With so many brain injuries and diseases able to cause significant loss of memory, scientists have spent a long time looking for ways to restore or improve memory in those cases. Now, a group of researchers has managed to create a memory-improving prosthesis with an improvement rate of around… Continue reading DARPA developed a brain-zapping prosthesis that improves memory by 50%

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