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Marijuana-Related Syndrome CHS Worries Scientists

Used daily, marijuana causes an acute disorder and a new syndrome that remains mysterious for the medical community. The…

Women are more empathic than men

Empathy, the ability to understand and pay attention to the feelings of others, is mainly the product of our…

Urban Heat Island

Why it’s so hot at night in some cities

It is hotter in the city than in the countryside or in the suburbs, especially at night. But this…

The effects of smartphones on our brain

All day, everyday we are inundated with notifications from our devices. Our smartphones ring, buzz, light up, connecting us…

Stress might be contagious, reveals new study

A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience suggests that stress transmitted by others can actually change another person’s brain…

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Red giant star revives companion neutron star by feeding it

An international team of astronomers has discovered how a giant star transmits matter to a moribund neutron star evolving…

US dentists are dying of a mysterious lung disease

Something mysterious is happening to US dentists. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has found a pattern of American…

Nobel Laureate John Sulston has died

Nobel Laureate John Sulston, one of the leading figures in deciphering the human genome, died at the age of…

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Solar panels capable of producing electricity from raindrops

As efficient as our solar panels are when the sky is clear, they turn out to be practically useless…

Study: social media does not hurt social relations

It’s often said that social networks hurt social interactions, but according to US researchers… we’re wrong! Mike Kearney, a…

What is the greenhouse effect?

We often hear – and increasingly – talk about global warming, greenhouse effect and greenhouse gases, but what is…

There could be life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

Scientists have proven that organisms on Earth could survive on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. For almost a decade, Enceladus,…

What is an emotional miser?

If you have the impression that your partner is cold, distant and never reveals his or her feelings, you…

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Stephen Hawking reveals what existed before the Big Bang

About 13.7 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a extremely dense point of heat and energy, no…

Russian hackers allegedly infiltrated German government computer systems

Russian hackers have managed to infiltrate the data network of two German ministries, said Wednesday the DPA news agency…

The role of grandmothers in human evolution

Research indicates that grandmothers’ survival is the result of evolution, as their presence would also help their grandchildren’s chances…