More the Smartphone more the teens’ unhappiness: study graphs correlations between happiness and screen activities and non-screen activities

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Too much Smartphone use makes teens unhappy, finds a new research from San Diego State University. Teens glued to their Smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those spending less time on digital media, the research finds.

The study gathered data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their phones were not as happy as those who played sports, went outside and interacted with real human beings.Read More »


Scientists Uncover Evidence that Cancer is Entirely a Man Made Disease

by SatyaRaj

Alternative News Network | July 22, 2017


Finally Confirmed: Cancer is entirely a man-made disease:

It’s caused mostly by dietary intake and pollution in their environment.

At the University of Manchester’s KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology in England, in 2010, after looking over remains and literature from ancient Greece and Egypt, looked into earlier periods too, a study had included the first historical case of cancer in an Egyptian mummy. 

This published study from Nature Reviews Cancer, notes that researchers only found one case of cancer while looking into hundred of Egyptian mummies.Read More »

#MarchForScience: Thousands protest in over 600 cities around the world

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Source: March For Science

Thousands of people around the world took part in the inaugural March for Science as part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations.

In over 600 cities, from Washington to Sydney, scientists and science enthusiasts marched in what is seen as a global response to anti-science, climate change-denying rhetoric and policies from governments around the world.

The main event began in Washington DC at 10:00am local time, Saturday.Read More »

Mega-flood on Mars: remnants are there

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Worcester crater in context © 

Remnants of a huge flood on Mars have been discovered, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The space agency has captured phenomenal high-definition photos of one of the largest ‘outflow channels’ on the Red Planet, Mars.
The ESA says a combination of volcanism, tectonics, and surface collapse and subsidence led to a “massive groundwater release” from the Echus Chasma region on Mars around 3.6 to 3.4 billion years ago. These ancient mega-floods have left their mark on the features seen today.
The Kasei Valles channel system extends around 3000 km from its source region in Echus Chasma – which lies east of the bulging volcanic region Tharsis and just north of the Valles Marineris canyon system – to its sink in the vast plains of Chryse Planitia. Read More »

Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part

by Madeline Ostrander

YES! Magazine | 14 February, 2017


YES! Illustration by Eleanor Shakespeare

After he moved to London in his early 20s, Luke Howard became obsessed with the weather. Howard had a day job running a pharmacy business in the 1790s and early 1800s, but he spent a lot of his spare time staring at the sky. He collected a set of makeshift weather instruments—glass thermometers; a hygrometer (to measure moisture in the air) cobbled together from a wire spring and a strip of whalebone; and a barometer attached to an old astronomical clock that he bought secondhand and repaired himself. He and his business partner, William Allen, started a science club of a dozen or so members, all men, who met in each other’s houses to give talks about a range of subjects like chemistry, astronomy, and mineralogy. When he was 30, Howard presented to the group three names he had come up with for different types of clouds—cirrus (from the Latin for “curl of hair”), cumulus (referring to a pile), and stratus (a “horizontal sheet”). The talk was a hit, and he published a version of the lecture a year later in a science magazine. And the names stuck: Howard’s cloud categories are still used by professional meteorologists.


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Zealandia: earth’s hidden continent, finds study

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Earth has a continent hidden in the region of the southwest Pacific Ocean. It is attached to New Zealand. The hidden continent is “Zealandia”. A recently published research report (volume 27, issue 3, March/April 2017) has made the claim.

A team of 11 researchers found that New Zealand and New Caledonia are actually part of a huge 4.9 million sq km single slab of continental crust that is separate from Australia.

The study, published by the Geological Society of America, found that the region is 94 percent submerged, mostly as a result of crustal thinning before the super-continental break-up. The study has used upgraded satellite-based elevation and gravity map technology.Read More »

MH370 search helps know possible oil fields

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The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) may not have found the lost plane, but has helped know more about formation of the land beneath the Indian Ocean over millions of years and possible oil fields.
Australia’s national geoscience agency Geoscience Australia will soon release detailed sonar mapping of 120,000 square kilometers of seabed, which was searched for the wreckage of the Boeing 777 that vanished with 239 passengers and crew on March 8, 2014.
The unique information about plate tectonics would interest geoscientists and oil and gas explorers, said Australian National University marine geologist Neville Exon, who has advised Geoscience Australia on the sonar data.Read More »

A ‘lost’ continent in the Indian Ocean

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Indian Ocean topography shows the location of the East African island nation of Mauritius, where researchers have verified the location of a 'lost continent.'

Wits University

One lost continent, hiding underneath a tropical holiday destination, has been found by scientists.
Deep at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a team of scientists, led by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, has found pieces of the lost, ancient continent.
The lava-covered piece of continent, dubbed ‘Mauritia,’ was found under the island of Mauritius. Read More »

Regenerative medicine

Granma | 30 January, 2017

A bag of peripheral blood stem cells. Photo: Institute of Hematology and Immunology archives

Considered one of the most remarkable global scientific advances of the past two decades in the health field, regenerative medicine shows promising prospects for application in the treatment of various conditions.

Based on the same behavior as the human body when repairing itself by replacing damaged cells, with healthy ones, the four fundamental pillars of regenerative medicine lie in treatment using stem cells, the use of proteins capable of regenerating injured tissues, the engineering of tissues that include those produced in a laboratory (in vitro) and that practiced directly on individuals (in vivo), and gene therapy.

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