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Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about 30 million light-years away from Earth. NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in ...

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Adults 50+ Who Regularly Take Part in Word and Number Puzzles Have Sharper Brains

The more regularly adults aged 50 and over played puzzles such as crosswords and Sudoku, the better their brain function, according to new research led by the University of Exeter, UK. University of Exeter’s Dr. Anne Corbett and colleagues asked ...

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Yutu-2 Rover Finds Lunar Mantle Minerals on the Far Side of the Moon

China’s Chang’E-4 lander recently touched down in Von Karman — a 112-mile (180 km) wide crater located within an even larger impact crater known as the South Pole-Aitken basin — and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. Now the rover has found ...

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Study: Last Common Ancestor of Neanderthals and Modern Humans Lived 800,000 Years Ago

A new study that analyzed dental evolutionary rates in early Neanderthals from Sima de los Huesos, a cave site in Atapuerca Mountains, Spain, found that the teeth of these Middle Pleistocene hominins diverged from the modern human lineage approximately 800,000 ...

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Completes 60,000 Loops around Red Planet

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in the Martian orbit for 13 years, and just completed 60,000 trips around the planet. Since entering orbit on March 10, 2006, MRO has been collecting daily science about the planet’s surface and ...

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Blueberry Anthocyanins May Reduce Blood Pressure

Compounds in blueberries may help to improve blood vessel function and reduce systolic blood pressure, according to a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A. “We have linked the powerful effects of blueberries in helping to reduce ...

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Voynich Manuscript Finally Decoded: Mysterious Book is Written in Proto-Romance Language

The Voynich manuscript, sometimes described as the ‘world’s most mysterious text,’ uses proto-Romance, a language that arose from a blend of spoken Latin (Vulgar Latin) and other languages across the Mediterranean during the early Medieval period following the collapse of ...

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Regular Coffee Drinkers Have Higher Sensitivity to Coffee Odor, Study Says

In a study published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, a team of researchers found that habitual coffee consumers were more sensitive to a coffee odor than non-consumers, which increased with level of caffeine craving. “We wanted to examine ...

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14,000-Year-Old Human Hand- and Footprints Found in Italian Cave

In Grotta della Basura, a deep cave near Toirano in northern Italy, a team of archaeologists has made a surprising discovery: a number of human hand- and footprints on the clay-rich floor of the cave — evidence that a small ...

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Food Additive E171 May Impact Human Health

E171, a mixture of micro- and nano-sized particles of titanium dioxide (TiO2), is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent. Found in more than 900 food products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise, ...

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