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Unhappy vibes could help power your productivity – new research has shown that for some people, being in a bad mood can help focus attention, manage time, and prioritise tasks better. It appears to depend on what kind of person you are though. Some people have high-reactive temperaments, and their emotional responses are intense and
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SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) – Scientists in Crimea are poring over a mass of preserved animal bones dating back half a million years after workmen discovered a sprawling underground cave during the construction of a motorway. Work on the road has been temporarily halted while the scientists study the contents of the cave, which include the
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Using longer exposures and sophisticated processing techniques, scientists have taken extraordinarily high-fidelity pictures of the Sun’s outer atmosphere – what we call the corona – and discovered fine details that have never been detected before. The Sun is a complex object, and with the soon-to-be-launched Parker Solar Probe we’re on the verge of learning so
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After years of debate, the current geological epoch has finally been cut into three sections. While some geologists clearly think it’s a justified change, others feel the move was premature and deserved further discussion. The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) recently ratified the division of the Holocene into the Meghalayan, Northgrippian, and Greenlandian ages
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The 8th Annual Robot Film Festival in Portland OregonRobot Film Festival Red Carpet for The 8th Annual Robot Film Festival in Portland Oregon July 14th, 2018Liana Kramer The 8th annual Robot Film Festival kicked off this past Saturday in Portland, Oregon, celebrating films of both real and fictional robots. The festival is co-founded by Heather
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America’s national parks might seem like an obvious refuge from city smog. Not so, according to new research that finds popular parks’ levels of ozone—a major air pollutant—match those of the country’s largest metropolitan areas. The study, published Wednesday in Science Advances, also suggests national park visitation drops when ozone levels soar. But some experts
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At the high temperatures achieved in the very young Universe, not only can particles and photons be spontaneously created, given enough energy, but also antiparticles and unstable particles as well, resulting in a primordial particle-and-antiparticle soup.Brookhaven National Laboratory 13.8 billion years ago, at the moment of the Big Bang, the Universe was the hottest it’s
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ROME (Reuters) – A new high-tech forensic study of the blood flows on the Shroud of Turin, the mysterious linen some Christians believe is Jesus’ burial cloth, is the latest analysis to suggest that it is most likely a mediaeval fake. FILE PHOTO: Carabinieri’s paramilitary police stands next to the Holy Shroud during a media
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A four-year survey of the entire sky has just delivered results, and they are awesome: we have confirmation that the standard cosmological model, which describes the age, rate of expansion, history and contents of the Universe, is indeed accurate. For four years, the European Southern Observatory’s Planck satellite sailed the skies, constantly scanning and collecting
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A small, faint galaxy residing some 65 million light-years away has been threatening to upend scientists’ entire paradigm of dark matter—the supposedly ubiquitous particles thought to pervade the universe like a hidden cosmic skeleton. All galaxies should be surrounded by a more massive cloud of dark matter, the thinking goes, but a team of astronomers
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In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists have made a fascinating discovery. Nearly 40 percent of people have a first memory that is entirely fictional. It’s not that their memories are muddled and out of sequence – but that they never happened at all. Researchers surveyed 6,641 people about the earliest memories
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Diamonds, diamonds everywhere?Description:LYNETTE COOK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Leah Crane Carbon-rich planets with black graphite surfaces hiding rich seams of diamonds may orbit distant stars. Now, researchers have made tiny versions of these weird worlds in the lab to figure out what they are like. Kaustubh Hakim at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and his
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