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Pamukkale: Amazing and Poetic Geological Wonder in Turkey Science

Pamukkale: Amazing and Poetic Geological Wonder in Turkey

September 28, 2016If we are talking about natural beauty, the Pamukkale is one of the most epic wonders. With its fluffy cotton pools and geologic heritage, it is beautiful from all angles. The snowy white calcium cascade terraces called travertines flow down into the Menderes Valley like golden hairs of the mountains in the sunset.

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A New Way to Heal Hearts with Non-Invasive Surgery Science

A New Way to Heal Hearts with Non-Invasive Surgery

October 04, 2016 Image Source: Edited/Ted Talks/Wikipedia Dr. Franz Freudenthal recently implemented a new technique to mend holes in hearts using a non-surgical procedure.One out of every 100 children is born with some type of heart condition. Major surgery used to be the only solution, according to Freudenthal.

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Did the Earth Move for You Last Full Moon? Science

Did the Earth Move for You Last Full Moon?

October 07, 2016As we approach this month& 39;s first quarter of the lunar cycle, have you ever considered the effect this regular phenomenon has upon the Earth? We all know about the moon& 39;s gravitational impact upon the tides. Now scientists are examining data linking moon phases with earthquakes.

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Scientific Road Trip to Proxima b Science

Scientific Road Trip to Proxima b

By Shelby RogersOctober 04, 2016 Image Courtesy of Business Insider Proxima b& 39;s relative closeness leaves some cosmologist to wonder if (or when) we could travel there.And by relative closeness, we mean 25 trillion miles away. It would take four years at light speed to get to Proxima b. The fastest spacecraft available is New Horizons which flew past Pluto at 10 miles per second.

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These Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells Science

These Nanoparticles Destroy Cancer Cells

By Shelby RogersOctober 08, 2016 Image Courtesy of WikiMedia Creative Commons Tiny particles originally created for cancer study might now be used in cancer treatment.Researchers at Cornell University in New York observed the particles dubbed Cornell dots or C-dots. These ultrasmall, fluorescent silica particles have a diameter of only five nanometers.

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Largest Study of GM Crops Yield Surprising Results Science

Largest Study of GM Crops Yield Surprising Results

October 09, 2016The largest study of genetically modified crops (GM crops) and pesticide/herbicide usage shows the reality of their impact on chemical use in farming.The words & 34;genetically modified& 34; typically bring controversy with them. However, with the promise of increased yields and protection from pests and diseases, GM crops have become a feature in modern agriculture.

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Tuning In to the Creepy 'Ghost Frequency' Science

Tuning In to the Creepy 'Ghost Frequency'

By Shelby RogersOctober 11, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Creative Commons Ghost stories thrive in any culture. Odysseus experiences them in Homer& 39;s Odyssey as he travels through the underworld. Dante& 39;s Divine Comedy brings Dante face-to-face with spirits of his history. Spooks, happy haunts, specters and demons take the blame for the inexplicable, but science might be able to explain some of it.

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Massive, 70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprint Found in Gobi Desert Science

Massive, 70 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Footprint Found in Gobi Desert

October 12, 2016Japanese scientists found another footprint of evolution. They discovered a 106-centimeter footprint in the Gobi Desert.Once examined, the find from the Mongolian desert dated back 70 million years.Ishigaki posed laying beside the fossilized footprint Image source: Albuquerque Journal The Gobi has always been a cradle of fossil treasures.

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Sørvágsvatn, the Lake That Tricks You With an Optical Illusion Science

Sørvágsvatn, the Lake That Tricks You With an Optical Illusion

Lake Sørvágsvatn is blowing minds with its location and the perspective it offers to visitors. Is it actually on the edge of a cliff?October 12, 2016Me And My CameraFor centuries, humans have been fascinated by optical illusions. It& 39;s even more fascinating when these illusions appear in nature.Lake Sørvágsvatn gives travelers different angles, leading it to be dubbed an illusion-causing lake.

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NASA Caught a Black Hole Devouring a Star Science

NASA Caught a Black Hole Devouring a Star

By Shelby RogersOctober 11, 2016 Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech Moral of this story: don& 39;t ever get too close to a black hole. According to recent discoveries, it& 39;s everything science fiction warned us about.NASA released new photos of a black hole swallowing up a star. This consumption is dubbed & 34;stellar tidal disruptions,& 34; NASA said.

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Meet the Man Who Pictures the World's Microcosms Science

Meet the Man Who Pictures the World's Microcosms

October 16, 2016Igor Siwanowicz sees things on a small scale - a very small scale.The biochemist and neurobiologist uses high-tech confocal laser-scanning microscopes to take macro pictures of microcosms. Simply put, Siwanowicz uses technology to show what can& 39;t be revealed to the naked eye.His favorite subject matter?

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Longer Yawns Mean Bigger Brains, Researchers Say Science

Longer Yawns Mean Bigger Brains, Researchers Say

October 14, 2016If this article makes you yawn, thank us.Scientists report that bigger yawns promote brain activity and growth in each species. Psychologist Andrew Gallup from the State University of New York and his team say the average duration of a yawn predicts the species& 39; brain weight and number of cortical neurons.

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Move Over Spider-Man, and Make Room for… Silkworm-Man? Science

Move Over Spider-Man, and Make Room for… Silkworm-Man?

By Shelby RogersOctober 12, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Peter Parker might have competition (at least, the spiders who bit him do).Researchers in China have strengthened the silkworm& 39;s threading by feeding them graphene. Graphene is single-walled carbon nanotubing.Silkworms typically eat white mulberry leaves.

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Universe has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought Science

Universe has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

By Shelby RogersOctober 14, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The universe feels a lot more crowded.After thinking for decades we only had 100 billion to 200 billion other galaxies in space, researchers reported that figure now stands at 1 trillion, 2 trillion or higher.Astrophysicist Christopher Conselice at the Univeristy of Nottingham in England led the team that came up with the mind-boggling number.

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The Great Barrier Reef: Is it Really Dead or Only Mostly Dead? Science

The Great Barrier Reef: Is it Really Dead or Only Mostly Dead?

Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons One of the opening scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail involves the dead being carted off from the village. An elderly man gets tossed over the cart, crying & 34;I& 39;m not dead yet,& 34; while his holder reassures while he isn& 39;t dead right now, he surely will be in a few minutes.

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Myanmar Miners Dig Up Huge Jade Stone Worth $170 million Science

Myanmar Miners Dig Up Huge Jade Stone Worth $170 million

By Shelby RogersOctober 19, 2016 Image Courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency Miners uncovered a massive jade stone weighing 175 tons in Myanmar. The stone is 14 ft (4.3 m) high and 19 ft (5.8 m) long.The estimated price of such as stone comes in at a whopping $170 million.Miners discovered it in the jade-producing state of Kachin in northern Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.

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See How Painkillers Work in Your Brain and Body Science

See How Painkillers Work in Your Brain and Body

October 25, 2016Have a headache? Down a painkiller. Back ache? Pop an aspirin. Shoulder hurting you? Take an Advil. These instances happen daily as we thank our painkiller of choice for literally killing our aches. But how do they work, and how do they target the pain?What is Pain?Pain is a communication tool for the body.

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Top 5 Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Science

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Here are 5 ways we can reduce the carbon footprint we produce and help fight against global warming.October 18, 2016As we burn fossil fuels such as petroleum gas and coal, carbon dioxide and various other gases get released into our environment. Heat is trapped close to the earth because of these emissions which causes what is referred to as the & 39;greenhouse effect& 39;.

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Can Sound Actually Kill You? Science

Can Sound Actually Kill You?

October 31, 2016Pressure Wave Image Source: YouTube The short answer? Yes. Sound can absolutely kill you if it& 39;s loud enough.The long answer requires looking at what sound really is. Sound is created by a pressure wave which vibrates particles as it travels in an accordion-like manner. A vibrating source pushes particles forwards with a high-pressure wave.

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Team Discovers that Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol Science

Team Discovers that Carbon Dioxide Can Be Used to Create Ethanol

By Shelby RogersOctober 21, 2016Researchers in Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee accidentally discovered an inexpensive way to convert carbon dioxide into something useful.They created a room-temperature catalyst for turning CO2 into ethanol.“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said lead author Adam Rondinone.

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