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Mysterious New Gully Spotted on Mars - Wired Science

Mysterious New Gully Spotted on Mars - Wired Science | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A new gully has appeared on a sloped crater wall on Mars. The channel, which was absent from images in Nov. 2010 but showed up in a May 2013 pic, does not appear to have been formed by water. Exactly ...
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"Magic Box" helps children learn modern technologies

More Innovations: http://smarturl.it/Innovations Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Mar. 14 - A Czech company has developed a computerised, inter...
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NASA's Van Allen Probes reveal zebra stripes in space

NASA's Van Allen Probes reveal zebra stripes in space | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new, persistent structure in one of two radiation belts surrounding Earth. NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft have shown that high-energy electrons in the inner radiation belt display a persistent pattern that resembles slanted zebra stripes. Surprisingly, this structure is produced by the slow rotation of Earth, previously considered incapable of affecting the motion of radiation belt particles, which have velocities approaching the speed of light.
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Lost sleep could cause 'permanent damage to brain cells' scientists warn

Lost sleep could cause 'permanent damage to brain cells' scientists warn | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Sleepless nights could prove more damaging than previously thought, after the results of a new study suggested sleep deprivation can lead to a permanent loss of brain cells.
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Sony unveils virtual reality headset for PS4

Sony unveils virtual reality headset for PS4 | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Sony is getting into the virtual reality business. The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototype virtual reality headset to be used in conjunction with its PlayStation 4 video game console during a Tuesday talk at the Game Developers Conference.
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Destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012: scientists

Destructive solar blasts narrowly missed Earth in 2012: scientists | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Fierce solar blasts that could have badly damaged electrical grids and disabled satellites in space narrowly missed Earth in 2012, US researchers said on Wednesday.
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IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research

IBM's Watson to Help in Brain Cancer Research | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer.
The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with a New York-based genetic research center to help develop treatments for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in U.S. adults.
"Time definitely is not on your side when you have glioblastoma and that's where Watson comes in," Dr. Robert Darnell, New York Genome's president, CEO and scientific director, said at a Wednesday event announcing the deal.
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Why Physicists Make Up Stories in the Dark

Why Physicists Make Up Stories in the Dark | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
For centuries, scientists studied light to comprehend the visible world. Why are things colored? What is a rainbow? How do our eyes…
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Why we love repetition in music

Why we love repetition in music | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Why do we listen to our favourite music over and over again? Because repeated sounds work magic in our brains
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Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable

Why Carl Sagan is Truly Irreplaceable | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
No one will ever match his talent as the “gatekeeper of scientific credibility”
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A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization

A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Some of the world's greatest cities during the Middle Ages were on the eastern coast of Africa. Their ornate stone domes and soaring walls, made with ocean corals and painted a brilliant white, were wonders to the traders that visited them from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. They were the superpowers of the Swahili Coast, and they've long been misunderstood by archaeologists. It's only recently that researchers outside Africa are beginning to appreciate their importance.
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Dogs hear human happiness – it's in his (or her) master's voice

Dogs hear human happiness – it's in his (or her) master's voice | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A dog is a man's best friend, and this time around science explains one of the many reasons why.
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Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion

Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Researchers in California have developed a new MRI technique which images wrist motion in real time. By capturing multiple scans per second, the team have been able to produce movies showing how one of the most complicated joints in the human body functions, a development that could lead to better surgical procedures and customized prosthetics in the future. Ben Gruber has more.
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Brain-mapping Projects to Join Forces

Brain-mapping Projects to Join Forces | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative and European Human Brain Project research programs will begin collaborating later this year
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Who's Afraid of Math? Study Finds Some Genetic Factors

Who's Afraid of Math? Study Finds Some Genetic Factors | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only because of negative experiences, but also because of genetic risks related to both general anxiety and math skills.
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How supercomputers predict the weather

How supercomputers predict the weather | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The power of supercomputers is increasingly being used to benefit weather app users.
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Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse" | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Gravitational waves that rippled through the first moments of the Big Bang point to the birth of multiple universes, not just ours.
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This strange creature is the first ever depiction of an orangutan

This strange creature is the first ever depiction of an orangutan | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The image was uncovered in a rare 1718 first edition of explorer Daniel Beeckman's 'A Voyage to the and from the Island of Borneo'.
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Most People Trust Computers More Than Their Business Partners

Most People Trust Computers More Than Their Business Partners | Skylarkers | Scoop.it

Trust is an essential basis for business relationships but it can be easily shaken if one business partner exhibits dishonest behavior.  And so a subconscious strategy to help avoid the negative emotions associated with any breaches of trust may cause some to prefer computers over people, according to a new paper.

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Egyptian Letter Dating Back 1,800 Years Deciphered - Science News - redOrbit

Egyptian Letter Dating Back 1,800 Years Deciphered - Science News - redOrbit | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
An 1,800-year-old letter from an Egyptian soldier serving in a Roman legion has been deciphered. The letter was originally discovered in 1898, but this is the first time it has been translated.
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Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang

Detection of Waves in Space Buttresses Landmark Theory of Big Bang | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Astronomers looking back 13.8 billion years found ripples in the fabric of space-time that support the theory of a universe being wrenched apart around its inception.
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We're Not Alone: 715 New Planets Discovered, Including Some That Can Support Life

We're Not Alone: 715 New Planets Discovered, Including Some That Can Support Life | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, 4 of which could potentially support life.
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Ants build rafts to escape flood, protect queen

Ants build rafts to escape flood, protect queen | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
When facing a flood, ants build rafts and use the buoyancy of the brood and the recovery ability of workers to protect their queen and minimise injury and death, scientists at the University of Lausanne have shown.
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