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Moon helped turn Earth’s right-side up: study

Moon helped turn Earth’s right-side up: study

Most scientists believe that the Moon came into existence after a massive collision around 4.5 billion years ago, when a Mars-sized object dubbed Theia grazed Earth. But this widely-accepted impact theory doesn’t explain how Earth’s axis turned to a more upright position and why there is a difference between orbital tilts of our planet and its only natural satellite.

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Natural compound successfully reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

Natural compound successfully reduces signs of aging in healthy mice

A new research conducted by a team of scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has suggested a new way to reduce signs of aging.

The scientists supplemented healthy mice with a natural compound, dubbed NMN, and found that it reduced signs of aging such as gradual weight gain, declines in physical activity and loss of insulin sensitivity.

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Researchers examine first-ever dinosaur brain tissue

Researchers examine first-ever dinosaur brain tissue

The first time discovery of a fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur is expected to shed more light on the extinct species that lived during the early Cretaceous period, paleontologists believe.

The brain tissue in question, which looked like an unassuming brown pebble, was unearthed by a fossil hunter named Jamie Hiscocks in Sussex, England, more than ten years ago.

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Astronomers discover newborn triple-star system

Astronomers discover newborn triple-star system

Providing astronomers first of its kind glimpse into how multiple-star systems come into existence, Chile-based ALMA telescope has captured a litter of newborn stars emerging from the same disk of gas and dust.

The image captured by the powerful telescope shows a triple-star system, with two young stars forming in a spiral around an older star. It confirms the major theory that states how multiple stars wind up close to each other.

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Claim of evidence of alien life raises scientists’ eyebrows

Claim of evidence of alien life raises scientists’ eyebrows

Two astronomers, viz. Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier of the Quebec-based Université Laval, claimed to have found evidence of intelligent alien life but their claim has raised some scientists’ eyebrows.

Borra and Trottier examined more than 2 million stars catalogued from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and determined that 234 of them exhibit spectral modulation or rapid bursts of light. They said the signals from the stars are consistent with signals from an alien civilization sending tremendously rapid optical pulses predicted previously in an earlier research paper by Borra.

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Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

Japanese Research Team Creates Humanoid Robot that Sweats

A humanoid robot developed by researchers at the University of Tokyo can sweat and uses this as a cooling mechanism. The motors of some robots generate heat and unless they have a way to cool themselves humanoid robots would not be able to work for longer hours. The robot named Kengoro can perform pushups for 11 minutes, as showcased by the tests conducted by the University of Tokyo team.

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Researchers discover two cavities in Great Pyramid of Giza

Researchers discover two cavities in Great Pyramid of Giza

A fresh scan of the Great Pyramid of Giza has revealed two previously undetected cavities in the more than 4,500-year-old structure, researchers announced.

ScanPyramids, a partnership between the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and multiple global technology firms and universities, announced that a team of researchers used an imaging technology known as muography to peer inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb.

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Researchers link comet impact to rise of mammals

Researchers link comet impact to rise of mammals

A new study conducted by a team of American researchers has outlined new evidence for the theory that links a comet impact to an ancient rapid phase of global warming and rise of mammals.

Ancient comet impacts had profound effects on our planet's ecosystems. For instance, an asteroid that slammed into Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico nearly 66 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs.

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New NASA research conludes that the universe has nearly 2 trillion galaxies

New NASA research conludes that the universe has nearly 2 trillion galaxies

A new study published in the widely-acclaimed Astrophysical Journal. claims there are ten times more galaxies in the universe than scientists previously estimated.

Using deep-space images and other data provided by the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of NASA research scientists created a 3D map of the universe, and concluded that there are nearly two trillion galaxies in it, 10 times more than the previous estimate of 200 billion galaxies.

Researchers discover largest assemblage of ancient human footprints

Researchers discover largest assemblage of ancient human footprints

A team of anthropologists claimed to have discovered the largest assemblage of ancient human footprints in the northern part of Tanzania, Africa.

Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce and her colleagues found nearly 400-odd footprints, covering a tennis court-size area. The footprints in question were imprinted in deposits made by an ancient flood, dried, subsequently covered up with a layer of mud, which preserved them for nearly 19,000 years.

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