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What is a supernova? Are all stars destined to go through it?

Credit: interestingengineering.com A supernova is one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the universe. The last gasp of a sufficiently large star in its death throes, the star’s explosive finale often becomes the brightest point of light in an entire galaxy in less than a second and can remain so for several weeks afterward […]

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How your brain works in 11 dimensions

Credit: cosmosmagazine.com When working on a problem, neurons in the brain form into “a multi-dimensional sandcastle that materialises out of the sand and then disintegrates”, according to researchers at the Blue Brain Project – a collaboration of neuroscientists and mathematicians based in Geneva, Switzerland. In a paper in the journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, the researchers reveal mathematical modelling […]

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Does the human brain resemble the Universe?

Credit: phys.org An astrophysicist at the University of Bologna and a neurosurgeon at the University of Verona compared the network of neuronal cells in the human brain with the cosmic network of galaxies… and surprising similarities emerged In their paper published in Frontiers in Physics, Franco Vazza (astrophysicist at the University of Bologna) and Alberto Feletti […]

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Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin: Can They Be More Than ‘Space’ Joyrides For Millionaires?

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his team successfully flew to the “edge of space” on the Unity 22 mission aboard a Virgin Galactic plane on July 12. The event was hailed as the start of space tourism, narrowly beating the planned launch on 20 July by fellow billionaire business magnate Jeff Bezos and his firm Blue Origin. But does the 85km (53 miles), the altitude […]

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Five Reasons Why Being Kind Makes You Feel Good – According to Science

Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two extreme positions. Some think kindness is something completely selfless that we do out of love and care, while others believe it is just a tool that we cunningly use to become more popular and […]

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“Feel Good” Brain Chemical Dopamine Can Be Willfully Controlled

Neuroscientists show that mice can learn to manipulate random dopamine impulses for reward.From the thrill of hearing an ice cream truck approaching to the spikes of pleasure while sipping a fine wine, the neurological messenger known as dopamine has been popularly described as the brain’s “feel good” chemical related to reward and pleasure.A ubiquitous neurotransmitter […]

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Scientists Suggest Spacetime Has No Time Dimension

The concept of time as a way to measure the duration of events is not only deeply intuitive, it also plays an important role in our mathematical descriptions of physical systems. For instance, we define an object’s speed as its displacement per a given time. But some researchers theorize that this Newtonian idea of time […]

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The True Scale of Nuclear Weapons Should Give You Serious Anxiety

When you think about nuclear weapons, the first things that probably come to mind are the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Those bombings changed the world forever, but here’s a rather sobering thought – since the first test in 1945, some 2,475 nuclear bombs have been detonated around the world, and they’ve […]

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