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Scientists create Spherical 3D map of universe

Scientists create Spherical 3D map of universe

Astrophysicists have created a spherical map of galaxy super-clusters that spans nearly two billion light years.

It is the most comprehensive map of the universe that provides an absolute picture of our cosmic neighborhood to date.

The map would help scientists to get insights of how matter is distributed in the universe. It would also provide hints into dark matter, which is one of physics' greatest mysteries.

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Fast Food May Help Recover Depleted Nutrients after Workout just as efficiently as Special Supplements

Fast Food May Help Recover Depleted Nutrients after Workout just as efficiently as Special Supplements

According to a new study, fast food helps in recovering from depleted nutrients after a workout like foods marketed as post-exercise meals do.
Researchers at the University of Montana conducted the study that published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise. For the study, 11 male recreational athletes did a challenging 90-minute workout on a stationary bike and they had a four-hour rest period.

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Surprises help Babies in Learning

Surprises help Babies in Learning

A new study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University has found that surprises could help babies in learning more about the world. The study showed that all babies are born with some natural smartness, but young children learn when they experience something unexpected.

Cognitive psychologists Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson found in the study that youngsters learn more about the world their intelligence is challenged. The study has been published in the journal Science.

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Pavement Ants Significantly Changing their Diets to Human Foods

Pavement Ants Significantly Changing their Diets to Human Foods

Researchers conducted a study on the diet of urban ants. Clint Penick, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University, travelled to Broadway to collect specimens.

Penick was trying to find out whether city ants, like their human counterparts, were eating a junk food-heavy diet. The answer came out to be yes, as some of them are, finds the study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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High Salt Diet Can Protect Skin: Study

High Salt Diet Can Protect Skin: Study

Although excessive amounts of salt can lead to heart disease, yet the researchers have found that the recommended consumption of sodium intake can provide a health benefit.

Researchers said that intake of salt appeared to be an ancient evolutionary method for the body to protect itself against bacteria and ward off microbes.

A research, which according to the scientists is at its initial stage, has suggested that amount of sodium seemed to increase around an infection site, reducing the growth and spread of bacteria.

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Nicotine and Caffeine Can Help Bees Fight Infestations: Study

Nicotine and Caffeine Can Help Bees Fight Infestations: Study

A latest study has suggested that plants with caffeine and nicotine components can help bees fight infestations. The human vices like nicotine and coffee are normally toxic to our tiny pollinator friends, but some bird species consume poisons intentionally in order to eradicate intestinal parasites.

These toxics in small concentrations could indeed help in the protection of hives from Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. In 2006, CCD was initially identified as the primary cause of US striking honeybee mass deaths.

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Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Novel Topological Insulator capable to develop Cost-Effective and Superfast Computers

Researchers at the Utah University have developed a new "topological insulator", which is a special material that has a potential to develop cost-effective and superfast computers.

These computers will be capable of performing lightning-fast calculations without getting overheated. Thus, this new material discovered acts as both a conductor and an insulator.

This research has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Violence in Chimpanzees is Natural: Study

Violence in Chimpanzees is Natural: Study

A research from an international coalition of ape researchers, published today in the journal Nature, suggests that violence is a natural part of chimpanzee behavior.

They kill each other to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources. It was concluded that this aggression or violent behavior is not a result of human actions and interference. Killing each other is simply a natural way for their communities to survive and develop.

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Grandsons of Hemingway on a Trip to Cuba, could open Access to his Fishing Logs for Researchers

Grandsons of Hemingway on a Trip to Cuba, could open Access to his Fishing Logs for Researchers

Access to Ernest Hemingway's fishing logs could be opened for researchers through a trip to Cuba by his grandsons, hope scientists. The author's fishing logs are believed to be a big chamber of significant information about the state of deep-water species before they were diminished by overfishing.

A five-day mission to the island was kicked off by Patrick and John Hemingway on Monday, aimed at helping improve US-Cuba ties and getting a permit for researchers to study the aging documents.

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Meeting real aliens possible within next 20 years

Meeting real aliens possible within next 20 years

Earthlings might be able to meet a real alien within the next twenty years, astronomers from the United States' California-based SETI Institute have announced.

SETI, which is operated by University of California Berkeley, is one of the world's leading research centers that have been aggressively searching for extraterrestrial life.

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