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The Mysteriously Missing Mars Rover Science

The Mysteriously Missing Mars Rover

By Shelby RogersOctober 22, 2016On Thursday evening, scientists with the ExoMars mission anticipated confirmation that their latest rover had a successful touchdown on Mars.But it never came. In fact, the Schiaparelli lander vanished. Image Courtesy of European Space Agency Everything up until the touchdown seemed positively perfect for the team.

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Is Weed the New Kale? Study Shows Benefits of Raw Cannabis Science

Is Weed the New Kale? Study Shows Benefits of Raw Cannabis

October 26, 2016New studies claim that cannabis could cure more ailments by consuming it raw than in any other state. Benefits range from anti-inflammatory to preventing fibromyalgia, bowel cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Image Courtesy of Pixabay Marijuana includes 400 different chemical compounds like essential oils, acids, vitamins, which are beneficial for the human body.

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Dutch Group Creates Outdoor 'Vacuum Cleaner' for Particles Science

Dutch Group Creates Outdoor 'Vacuum Cleaner' for Particles

October 26, 2016A group of Dutch inventors want to protect people from the unseen & 34;silent killers& 34; in the air. They crafted an air purifier that boasts 100 percent removal of fine particles and 95 percent of ultrafine particles from the atmosphere.According to Envinity Group, the system rapidly filters these particles from the air, cleaning 80,000 m³ of air per hour within a 300-meters radius, and up to a height of 7 km.

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Studies Link LSD Trips to Long-term Bliss Science

Studies Link LSD Trips to Long-term Bliss

October 27, 2016LSD normally conjures up visions of the Beatles, Woodstock, hippies and a kaleidoscope of colors. However, a new study taps into its long-term benefits like increased levels of happiness. Image Courtesy of Techunblocked A recent study from the Imperial College London reinforces the urban understanding that LSD improves mental wellbeing for mid to long term.

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NASA's Science

NASA's "15 Days of Darkness" Hoax Strikes Again

Recently, reports have surfaced that November will have 15 days of darkness, according to NASA. However, the information is a major hoax.By Shelby RogersOctober 28, 2016The internet has its fair share of hoaxes, all brilliantly crafted and seemingly plausible. However, things often appear to be more accurate when you tack on a name like NASA.

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New Bionic Eye Could Return Sight to the Blind Science

New Bionic Eye Could Return Sight to the Blind

By Shelby RogersNovember 01, 2016 Image Public Access A new type of bionic eye could be the answer to giving millions the chance to see again. Scientists have developed an eye that sends moving images directly to the brain using a chip.Surgeons successfully implanted a visual stimulator in a 30-year-old woman& 39;s brain.

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National Geographic Makes Documentary with Leo DiCaprio Free on YouTube Science

National Geographic Makes Documentary with Leo DiCaprio Free on YouTube

By Shelby RogersNovember 01, 2016 Image Courtesy of National Geographic As if the world needed another excuse to love Leonardo DiCaprio more, his new National Geographic climate change documentary is currently streaming free for a limited time.Before the Flood will be free until November 6 on Twitter, YouTube and other platforms.

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Did Russia Build the World's First Successful Teleporter? Science

Did Russia Build the World's First Successful Teleporter?

YouTube channel Paranormal Elite released a video they say depicts successful teleportation in Russia. Is there any truth to the claim?By Shelby RogersNovember 01, 2016Mr. Spock, is that you?& 34;Some people& 34; claim this video, taken from a dashcam in 2012, shows teleportation. It was recently shared by the Paranormal Elite YouTube channel, and people haven& 39;t stopped speculating since.

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NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope Science

NASA Just Finished its Massive New Space Telescope

By Shelby RogersNovember 04, 2016 Image Courtesy of NASA/Twitter After countless delays and going billions of dollars over budget, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete.The JWST debuted at NASA& 39;s Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday.The telescope& 39;s primary mirror is currently the largest ever built.

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The World's Oldest Mummies are Melting Into Black Goo Science

The World's Oldest Mummies are Melting Into Black Goo

By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016 Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Mummies found in northern Chile have started to melt due to increasing humidity, and Chilean scientists have trouble stopping it.They do, however, know what causes the ooze. The slime comes as a result of bacteria living in the mummies& 39; skin.

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A New Era: Scientists Successfully Transplant Embryonic Neurons Science

A New Era: Scientists Successfully Transplant Embryonic Neurons

November 03, 2016The researchers just took a big step in neuroscience that could change the lives of people suffering from brain injuries, strokes or traumatic damage by transplanting embryonic neurons.Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology of the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich confirmed they transplanted embryonic nerve cells in mice.

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Watch Out for Record-Breaking Closest Supermoon of 21st Century Science

Watch Out for Record-Breaking Closest Supermoon of 21st Century

November 04, 2016That& 39;s no moon. It& 39;s a supermoon.Mark your calendars as the largest supermoon of the 21st century will be November 14, 2016. Not only will it be the best and the brightest of the year, but it& 39;s the closest one seen since 1949.If you& 39;re planning to view the supermoon, be sure to get somewhere nice and dark.

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How to Not Get Lost in Space Science

How to Not Get Lost in Space

November 23, 2016For most, a wrong turn just leads to frustration on the road. But in space, a wrong turn can result in never seeing the Earth again.For thousands of years, humans have been able to accurately navigate the Earth with marginal trouble. In most populated areas, pathways could easily set a lost explorer on the right path.

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NASA Needs Students to Experience the Edge of Space Balloon Flight Science

NASA Needs Students to Experience the Edge of Space Balloon Flight

November 07, 2016NASA is offering an amazing chance for a truly unforgettable experience to graduate and undergraduate students for a 2017 Edge-of-Space balloon flight.According to NASA, the applications will be accepted until December 16. Interested applicants are invited to join a teleconference on November 11.

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What Exactly is Inside a Rattlesnake's Rattle? Science

What Exactly is Inside a Rattlesnake's Rattle?

Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?The slithering serpents have woven their way through countless cultures, becoming (typically) feared in each one. Few snakes have more infamy than the rattlesnake.But how do rattlesnakes get their namesake rattle sounds?The YouTube channel What& 39;s Inside? purchased a rattlesnake rattle and decided to give it a go.

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Amaze Your Kids With Colorful and Glittering DIY Borax Crystals Science

Amaze Your Kids With Colorful and Glittering DIY Borax Crystals

November 06, 2016Want to & 34;grow& 34; your own colorful glittering crystals in a few steps?This simple DIY borax crystal project can be made in your kitchen with simple supplies. Your kids will be amazed.& 34;Growing& 34; your own giant borax crystals in a few steps is a great way to meet your kids chemistry.

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Mummified Poop Uncovers the Diets of Ancient Animals Science

Mummified Poop Uncovers the Diets of Ancient Animals

By Shelby RogersNovember 05, 2016If you ever wondered what Ice Age& 39;s Sid the Sloth ate, researchers might have the answers. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia The fossilized poop of an ancient sloth could give researchers some clues as to what the greyhound-sized animals used to eat.The poop, known as coprolites, showed that the sloths ate orange-flowered perennials called desert globemallows, shrubs called Mormon tea, and a plant called saltbush.

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Leaked NASA Document Says Fuel-Free Engine Could Work Science

Leaked NASA Document Says Fuel-Free Engine Could Work

By Shelby RogersNovember 07, 2016A rough draft of a NASA document regarding EmDrive space propulsion got leaked to the internet. Image Courtesy of EmDrive The document showed that researchers reached a force of 1.2 millinewtons per kw in a vacuum. The technology in question, the EmDrive, could theoretically get humans to Mars in 10 weeks without using conventional fuel or nuclear energy.

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This Interactive Periodic Table Creatively Illustrates the Elements Science

This Interactive Periodic Table Creatively Illustrates the Elements

November 08, 2016Do you struggle with chemistry? This interactive periodic table gives you detailed information about the elements. But it& 39;s not the usual boring details like atomic weight. It lets you know exactly where the element occurs and its uses.Countless students flounder in chemistry courses each year, wracking their brains for ways to memorize the periodic table.

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Two Galaxies Collided to Form Space's 'Eye' Science

Two Galaxies Collided to Form Space's 'Eye'

By Shelby RogersNovember 12, 2016Two galaxies that collided with each other created one of the coolest cosmic pictures to date. The swirling star formations look eerily similar to a human eye. Image Courtesy of M. Kaufman; B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope The illusion happened when spiral galaxy IC 2163 & 34;sideswiped& 34; another spiral galaxy called NGC 2207.

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