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Researchers: #Elephants can tell the difference between human languages #intelligent

Researchers: #Elephants can tell the difference between human languages #intelligent | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.
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Something Unknown a must see film for all people #telepathy #precognition #healing #Earthmatters

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A Mother Was Filming Her Child When A Tiny Creature Was Caught on Camera #LOL #fake

A Mother Was Filming Her Child When A Tiny Creature Was Caught on Camera #LOL #fake | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
A few days ago came into our hands this video recorded with a cell by Silvia in 2011. you can clearly see the appearance of a tiny creature while filming his son playing .
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#Kerala's ancient world of #ayurveda

#Kerala's ancient world of #ayurveda | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
  Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing system of therapies which centres on three distinct body types, or doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each dosha has a unique set of characteristics that c...
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#Solar Storm Heading for Earth May Spark #Auroras This Weekend

#Solar Storm Heading for Earth May Spark #Auroras This Weekend | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
A solar outburst promises weekend northern lights. (RT @NatGeo: Solar storm may spark auroras this weekend: http://t.co/61TUHEytiI)
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#WOW Oxytricha trifallax breaks its own #DNA into a quarter-million pieces and rapidly reassemble those for mating

#WOW Oxytricha trifallax breaks its own #DNA into a quarter-million pieces and rapidly reassemble those for mating | The limitless universe | Scoop.it

Life can be so intricate and novel that even a single cell can pack a few surprises, according to a study led by Princeton University researchers. The pond-dwelling, single-celled organism Oxytricha trifallax has the remarkable ability to break its own DNA into nearly a quarter-million pieces and rapidly reassemble those pieces when it's time to mate, the researchers report in the journal Cell.


The organism internally stores its genome as thousands of scrambled, encrypted gene pieces. Upon mating with another of its kind, the organism rummages through these jumbled genes and DNA segments to piece together more than 225,000 tiny strands of DNA. This all happens in about 60 hours.


The organism's ability to take apart and quickly reassemble its own genes is unusually elaborate for any form of life, explained senior author Laura Landweber, a Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. That such intricacy exists in a seemingly simple organism accentuates the "true diversity of life on our planet," she said.

 

"It's one of nature's early attempts to become more complex despite staying small in the sense of being unicellular," Landweber said. "There are other examples of genomic jigsaw puzzles, but this one is a leader in terms of complexity. People might think that pond-dwelling organisms would be simple, but this shows how complex life can be, that it can reassemble all the building blocks of chromosomes."

 

From a practical standpoint, Oxytricha is a model organism that could provide a template for understanding how chromosomes in more complex animals such as humans break apart and reassemble, as can happen during the onset of cancer, Landweber said. While chromosome dynamics in cancer cells can be unpredictable and chaotic, Oxytricha presents an orderly step-by-step model of chromosome reconstruction, she said.

 

"It's basically bad when human chromosomes break apart and reassemble in a different order," Landweber said. "The process in Oxytricha recruits some of the same biological mechanisms that normally protect chromosomes from falling apart and uses them to do something creative and constructive instead."

 

Gertraud Burger, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Montreal, said that the "rampant and diligently orchestrated genome rearrangements that take place in this organism" demonstrate a unique layer of complexity for scientists to consider when it comes to studying an organism's genetics.

 

"This work illustrates in an impressive way that the genetic information of an organism can undergo substantial change before it is actually used for building the components of a living cell," said Burger, who is familiar with the work but had no role in it.

 

"Therefore, inferring an organism's make-up from the genome sequence alone can be a daunting task and maybe even impossible in certain instances," Burger said. "A few cases of minor rearrangements have been described in earlier work, but these are dilettantes compared to [this] system."


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Here Are 12 Mysteries That #Science Just Can't Explain. How Did Any Of This Possibly Happen?

Some of these are creepy. Others are fascinating. (RT @SecretXposed: Mysteries That Science Just Can't Explain. How Did Any Of This Possibly Happen?
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#Damselflies - in pictures - The Guardian

#Damselflies - in pictures - The Guardian | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Damselflies - in pictures
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A green-eyed damselfly peeks out from behind pink flower petals The eyes have it - a green-eyed damselfly peeks out from behind petals. A green-eyed damselfly clutches a stalk.
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#Meteorite strikes near #Nicaragua’s capital leaving 39-foot crater

#Meteorite strikes near #Nicaragua’s capital leaving 39-foot crater | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
A mysterious explosion that rocked Nicaragua’s crowded capital Managua, creating a large crater, appears to have been caused by a meteorite, officials said Sunday.
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15 Surprising #Health Benefits of Hinduism's Holy #Basil

15 Surprising #Health Benefits of Hinduism's Holy #Basil | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Tulsi or the Holy Basil has amazing healing power.
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Tornado of hot gas caught emerging from fiery volcano - environment - 05 September 2014 - New Scientist

Tornado of hot gas caught emerging from fiery volcano - environment - 05 September 2014 - New Scientist | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
A huge gas tornado has been photographed spewing from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on an infrared camera designed to let pilots see volcanic ash clouds (Tornado of hot gas caught emerging from fiery volcano http://t.co/r2ZSaqyeKE...
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Mushroom-shaped deep sea creature doesn’t fall into any known classifications

Mushroom-shaped deep sea creature doesn’t fall into any known classifications | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
A new genus of strange, mushroom-shaped ocean animals found off the coast of Australia has been named by scientists after nearly three decades of attempting to study and classify them.
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Water clouds tentatively detected on a brown dwarf just 7 light-years from Earth

Water clouds tentatively detected on a brown dwarf just 7 light-years from Earth | The limitless universe | Scoop.it

They're the first water clouds ever seen beyond our solar system.

 

Astronomers have found signs of water ice clouds on an object just 7.3 light-years from Earth—less than twice the distance of Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to the sun. If confirmed, the discovery is the first sighting of water clouds beyond our solar system. The clouds shroud a Jupiter-sized object known as a brown dwarf and should yield insight into the nature of cool giant planets orbiting other suns.

 

Kevin Luhman, an astronomer at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, recently discovered the nearby object by using images from NASA’s WISE infrared space telescope, which scanned the sky from 2010 to 2011. A brown dwarf is a failed star and has so little mass that it can't sustain nuclear reactions, so after its birth it fades and cools. This brown dwarf, named WISE J0855-0714, is the coldest known. Its temperature is slightly below the freezing point of water, so it's colder than Earth's mean temperature but warmer than Jupiter’s.

 

"I've been obsessed with this object since its discovery," says astronomer Jacqueline Faherty of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. The new neighbor resembles a giant planet—it's as large as Jupiter and three to 10 times as massive—but is solitary, which means it has no sun whose glare interferes with our view of it. Moreover, it's nearby: the fourth closest system to the sun, after Alpha Centauri, Barnard's star, and Luhman 16.

 

Still, because the object is small and cold, it's so dim that no ground-based observatory had seen it. "I went to battle at the telescope to try and get this detection," Faherty says. "I wanted to put war paint under my eyes and wear a bandanna, because I knew this was not going to be an easy thing to do. At the telescope, I've never been so nervous. I've never wanted clear conditions so badly."

 

For 3 nights in May, Faherty used the 6.5-meter Magellan Baade telescope in Chile to acquire 151 near-infrared images that she later combined to yield a detection. "I'm absolutely elated," she says. Moreover, as her team will report in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the observed colors match models of a brown dwarf with clouds of water ice and clouds of sodium sulfide.

 

"It's incredibly interesting," says Jonathan Fortney of the University of California, Santa Cruz, an astronomer who helped develop those models but was not involved in the discovery. "It's tentative," he says, but "it's the first evidence for water clouds" outside our solar system. Even within the solar system, observers can see water clouds on only Earth and Mars; the giant planets are so cold that ammonia ice clouds cover the water clouds on Jupiter and Saturn while the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune block the view there.


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The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans.
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Genetic #telepathy? A bizarre new property of #DNA #healing #Lichtmakers

Genetic #telepathy? A bizarre new property of #DNA #healing #Lichtmakers | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Scientists are reporting evidence that intact, double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance.
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Mysterious tomb found in #Greece

Mysterious tomb found in #Greece | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered a massive burial mound in northern Greece after two years of digging project at an ancient site.  The recent excavation on a hillock near ancient Amphipolis revealed third chamber of an ancient tomb as well as...
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10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained #mystery

10 Mysterious Photos That Cannot Be Explained #mystery | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Mystery is always something that people enjoy. Everyone and anyone feels like they could come up with their own assumptions or theories of how, what or when something happened, and it could not be proven whether it is wrong or right.
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'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems #science #tech

'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems #science #tech | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.

 

The researchers are not shining light through crystal – they are transforming light into crystal. As part of an effort to develop exotic materials such as room-temperature superconductors, the researchers have locked together photons, the basic element of light, so that they become fixed in place.

 

"It's something that we have never seen before," said Andrew Houck, an associate professor of electrical engineering and one of the researchers. "This is a new behavior for light."

 

The results raise intriguing possibilities for a variety of future materials. But the researchers also intend to use the method to address questions about the fundamental study of matter, a field called condensed matter physics.

"We are interested in exploring – and ultimately controlling and directing – the flow of energy at the atomic level," said Hakan Türeci, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and a member of the research team. "The goal is to better understand current materials and processes and to evaluate materials that we cannot yet create."

 

The team's findings, reported online on Sept. 8 in the journal Physical Review X, are part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about atomic behavior by creating a device that can simulate the behavior of subatomic particles. Such a tool could be an invaluable method for answering questions about atoms and molecules that are not answerable even with today's most advanced computers.

 

In part, that is because current computers operate under the rules of classical mechanics, which is a system that describes the everyday world containing things like bowling balls and planets. But the world of atoms and photons obeys the rules of quantum mechanics, which include a number of strange and very counterintuitive features. One of these odd properties is called "entanglement" in which multiple particles become linked and can affect each other over long distances.


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"Hole Punch Cloud & Fallstreaks Over Sao Paulo, Brazil" | Earth #Science search #spaceweaher in #google

"Hole Punch Cloud & Fallstreaks Over Sao Paulo, Brazil" | Earth #Science search #spaceweaher in #google | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Photographer: Meire Ruiz; Meire's Web site Summary Author: Meire Ruiz; Jim Foster The photo above shows a hole punch and fallstreak as observed from almost directly below. It was taken from Itanhaem, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 5, 2014. A...

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....Keep it coming photographers from around the World! I just love the unique shots that you are capturing!!

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#Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

#Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.
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#Science proves plants feel pain and have #telepathy! #morphogenetic fields #Sheldrake

#Science proves plants feel pain and have #telepathy! #morphogenetic fields #Sheldrake | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Back in the 1960′s Cleve Backster concluded, can plants actually have feelings and hear sound? He is the former CIA interrogation specialist that connected polygraph sensors to plants and discovered that they reacted to harm (i.e.
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This approaching storm looks like a ufo. http://t.co/OtxuLB4NAW

This approaching storm looks like a ufo. http://t.co/OtxuLB4NAW | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
RT @AntonioParis: This approaching storm looks like a ufo. http://t.co/OtxuLB4NAW
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New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered with similarities to 600 million year old extinct creatures

New deep sea mushroom-shaped organisms discovered with similarities to 600 million year old extinct creatures | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Scientists discovered two new species of sea-dwelling, mushroom-shaped organisms, according to a study published September 3, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean Just from University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues.

 

Scientists classify organisms based on shared characteristics using a taxonomic rank, including kingdom, phylum, and species. In 1986, the authors of this study collected organisms at 400 and 1000 meters deep on the south-east Australian continental slope and only just recently isolated two types of mushroom-shaped organisms that they couldn't classify into an existing phylum.

 

The new organisms are multicellular and mostly non-symmetrical, with a dense layer of gelatinous material between the outer skin cell and inner stomach cell layers. The organisms were classified as two new species in a new genus, Dendrogramma enigmatica and Dendrogramma discoides, in the new family, Dendrogrammatidae. Scientists found similarities between the organisms and members of Ctenophora and Cnidaria and suggest that they may be related to one of these phyla. Scientists also found similarities to 600 million year-old Pre-Cambrian extinct life forms, suggested by some to be early but failed attempts at multi-cellular life.

 

The authors originally preserved the specimens in neutral formaldehyde and stored them in 80% ethanol, which makes them unsuitable for molecular analysis. However, they suggest attempting to secure new samples for further study, which may provide further insight into their relationship to other organisms.

 

Jørgen Olesen added: "New mushroom-shaped animals from the deep sea discovered which could not be placed in any recognized group of animals. Two species are recognized and current evidence suggest that they represent an early branch on the tree of life, with similarities to the 600 mill old extinct Ediacara fauna."


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Creatures on Earth, From Satanic Geckos to Fairy Armadillos

Creatures on Earth, From Satanic Geckos to Fairy Armadillos | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
Well, here we are. Absurd Creature of the Week made it one year without getting canceled. It seems like just yesterday when I awkwardly asked WIRED’s resident GIF expert to make one of a pearlfish swimming up a sea cucumber’s bum.
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The V838 #Monocerotis Star Still Has Astronomers’ Heads Exploding #video #beauty

The V838 #Monocerotis Star Still Has Astronomers’ Heads Exploding #video #beauty | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
The eruption of a star 20,000 years ago made it a million times as luminous as the sun, and its violent beauty still echoes through space.
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Mass Extinction of Languages: The Roughly 7,000 Human Languages are Disappearing Faster than Species

Mass Extinction of Languages: The Roughly 7,000 Human Languages are Disappearing Faster than Species | The limitless universe | Scoop.it

Himalayas and tropical regions likely next hotspots for language extinction. The world's roughly 7000 known languages are disappearing faster than species, with a different tongue dying approximately every 2 weeks. Now, by borrowing methods used in ecology to track endangered species, researchers have identified the primary threat to linguistic diversity: economic development. Though such growth has been shown to wipe out language in the past on a case-by-case basis, this is the first study to demonstrate that it is a global phenomenon, researchers say.


Many people know about the threatened polar bear and extinct passenger pigeon, but few have heard of endangered and extinct languages such as Eyak in Alaska, whose last speaker died in 2008, or Ubykh in Turkey, whose last fluent speaker died in 1992, says Tatsuya Amano, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and lead author of the new study. It’s well known that economic growth or the desire to achieve it can drive language loss, he notes—dominant languages such as Mandarin Chinese and English are often required for upward mobility in education and business, and economic assistance often encourages recipients to speak dominant languages. Whereas specific case studies demonstrate such forces at work, such as the transition from Cornish to English in the United Kingdom and from Horom to English in Nigeria, this is the first study to examine losses worldwide and rank economic growth alongside other possible influences, he says.

 

Data on the number and location of surviving fluent speakers of endangered languages are scant, but Amano and colleagues used the most complete source available—an online repository called Ethnologue—for their analysis, he says. From the database, the group was able to calculate the geographical range, number of speakers, and rate of speaker decline for languages worldwide and map that data within square grid cells roughly 190 km across, spanning the entire globe. Although they were able to obtain information about the range and number of speakers for more than 90% of the world’s estimated 6909 languages, they could only glean details about the rate of decline or growth for 9%, or 649, of those languages, Amano notes.

 

Next, they looked for correlations between language loss and factors such as a country's gross domestic product and levels of globalization as calculated by an internationally recognized index. In addition, they examined environmental factors such as altitude, which might contribute to language loss by affecting how easily communities can communicate and travel.

 

Of all the variables tested, economic growth was most strongly linked to language loss, Amano says. Two types of language loss hotspots emerged from the study, published online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. One was in economically well developed regions such as northwestern North America and northern Australia; a second was in economically developing regions such as the tropics and the Himalayas. Certain aspects of geography seemed to act as a buffer or threat, Amano says. For example, recent declines appear to occur faster in temperate climates than in the tropics or mountainous regions—perhaps because it is easier to travel in and out of temperate regions, Amano says. More research is necessary to determine precisely what it is about economic development that kills languages, he adds. Figuring out how growth interacts with other factors such as landscape is the next step, he says.

 

"This is the first really solid statistical study I've seen which shows principles about language decline that we've know about, but hadn't been able to put together in a sound way," says Leanne Hinton, a linguist at the University of California, Berkeley. Economics is far from the whole story, however, she says. In the United States, for example, current attitudes toward endangered tongues stem in large part from historical policies that forced young American Indians to eschew their native tongues in order to learn English, she says. Generations of disease, murder, and genocide—both historic and present, in some regions—have also played an important role and were not included in the new study's analysis, she says.

 

Although the study is silent on the subject of interventions to help preserve endangered languages, there is a range of revitalization efforts that can serve as examples, such as the incorporation of the Hawaiian language into school curricula and daily government operations, she says.


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How #Movies Synchronize the Brains of an Audience | #Science #mindcontrol

How #Movies Synchronize the Brains of an Audience | #Science #mindcontrol | The limitless universe | Scoop.it
When people watch a movie together their brain activity is, to a remarkable degree, synchronized. It's a slightly creepy thought. It's also a testament to the captivating power of cinema, says Uri Hasson, a psychologist at Princeton University.
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