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Facebook adding petitions to the news feed

Facebook is yet making a change to the news feed. It was announced this week that the…

Black Hole

This is how black holes start to feed

Israeli astronomers have for the first time interpreted a particular luminous event that occurred in February 2017…

DNA Life Expectancy

DNA could be used to predict life expectancy

DNA can tell a lot about a person: his or her region of origin, his or her…

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Mysterious fast radio bursts detected from deep space

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) are very energetic, fleeting radio signals (they only last a few milliseconds), which are supposed…

He Jiankui

Controversial Chinese scientist who genetically modified babies could face the death penalty

Chinese geneticist He Jiankui received a storm of criticism in 2018 after announcing in November that he…

Monogamy

Monogamy is genetic! According to a recently published study

Evolution has resorted to some sort of universal formula for turning non-monogamous species into monogamous species by…

Dogs

Researchers have discovered the genes that give a dog its personality

A group of specific genes, which play a central role in the characterization of dog breed behavior…

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Autism: researchers have finally discovered how the disease develops

After decades of research, scientists have finally discovered how autism develops at a very early stage, a discovery that…

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Boom Supersonic raises $100 million to build its commercial supersonic plane

Boom Supersonic, the company that dreams of developing a commercial supersonic aircraft half a century after the Concorde, announced…

Does weight affect hiring

Do employers discriminate against overweight jobseekers?

It’s a silent discrimination. Physical appearance and stature would weigh heavily in a job interview.

Why fibers are good for you

Teenagers do not consume enough fiber, according to new research

US researchers believe that increasing the amount of fiber consumed by teenagers could lower their blood pressure,…

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50 percent of people who think they have an allergy don’t actually have it

Have you ever wondered why the number of people claiming to have an allergy seems to be growing? Researchers…

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Robots who understand the concept of property

Researchers at Yale University have developed an analysis software in which robots know how to distinguish between the tools…

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How blindness affects the brain

Losing the sense of vision is one of the most tragic events that can happen in a person’s life….

rolls-royce-electric-plane

Rolls-Royce is aiming to create the fastest electric plane in the world

Rolls-Royce and its partners are working on a single-seat electric plane. The latter is expected by its…

Asthma Inhaler

Fertility problems increase the risk of asthma in children

When parents resort to fertility treatments, the risk of the newborn suffering from asthma is higher.