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How many galaxies are there in the observable universe? Not as many as we thought, according to a new study. NASA’s New Horizons probe has measured the blackness of the sky and found that there’s probably “only” a few hundred billion galaxies glowing too faintly for us to detect, much fewer than previous estimates.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: New Horizons, Stars, Galaxy, Light, A
A narrow site in Ljubljana has become home to The Double Brick House, a pair of matching family residences designed by Slovenian office Arhitektura. Read more
Obesity has long been linked to cancer, but the complete picture still eludes scientists. Now, a new study from Harvard highlights some missing pieces of the puzzle, finding that cancer cells can use the higher fat availability to starve immune cells of fuel and prevent them from targeting tumors.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, Tumor, Tumors, Immunotherapy, Fat cells, Obes
Borexino, a huge underground particle detector in Italy, has picked up a never-before-seen type of neutrino coming from the Sun. These neutrinos confirm a 90-year-old hypothesis and complete our picture of the fusion cycle of the Sun and other stars.Continue ReadingCategory: Physics, ScienceTags: Sun, Neutrino, Particle physics, Princeton University, Princeton, Detector, Stars, Fusion, Italy, New
A novel study investigating the effects of cannabis on driving in a real-world context has found cannabidiol (CBD) alone does not impair driving ability. The landmark finding promises to be invaluable in guiding road safety regulations as cannabis laws shift across the globe.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Marijuana, Cannabis, Driving, Road Safety, University of S
The bones of the only dinosaurs to be found on the island of Ireland have been confirmed by a research team led by Dr. Mike Simms, a curator and paleontologist at National Museums NI. Drawing on the expertise of scientists from the University of Portsmouth and Queen's University Belfast, the two bone fragments were found to belong to two different individuals.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags
Mars may be incredibly dry and dusty today, but evidence continues to pile up that it was once a very watery world. Now the Curiosity rover has found signs of an ancient flood of biblical proportions, most likely kicked off by a climate-changing asteroid impact.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Curiosity Rover, Mars, Water, NASA, Cornell University
New research from Oxford University has found that playing video games can have a positive effect on a person's emotional wellbeing. ...
Preliminary results from a trial investigating whether time-restricted eating influences weight loss suggest limiting your caloric intake may be more important than what time you eat. The research, not yet published or peer-reviewed, will be presented at the upcoming American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions meeting.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: D
A new study is presenting the first published data from preliminary human trials investigating the effect of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy to treat major depressive disorder (MDD). The incredibly positive results have been described as just a “taste of things to come” with larger a Phase 2 trial well underway.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Psychedelic Medicin


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