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A New Ice Planet is Discovered

A new ice planet has been discovered that is the size of planet Earth. This planet has been found moving around a star that is the same distance to it, as the earth is from the sun. What has fascinated both researchers and astronomers alike, around the world, is that unlike the sun, this star is a lot smaller and cooler than it. This planet is therefore more likely to sustain icy conditions, not too dissimilar to Pluto, despite Pluto being an extremely far way from it’s star, the sun.

How did scientists discover this?

According to a Journal

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New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer in Advance

Each breakthrough that comes in the realm of Cancer medicine is welcomed. While on one hand there is much research that has been done into the causes and prevention of Cancers, on the other hand many scientists have put developing the disease down to bad luck and discount telling factors. There is evidence to support both theories, however medical professionals still agree that the key to preventing and beating it, is catching it early.

And, this is where the latest medical blood test comes in. The research behind this was carried out by Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre

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Glow in the dark Trees might one day replace electric street lamps

Imagine walking through a park at night that is completely illuminated by the light of trees and plants.
It would probably look like something out of a scene from the movie Avatar. Turns out that might be a reality in the not so distant future.

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Researchers from the glowing plant project in California have managed to transfer the genes of fireflies into plants, creating plants with the ability to illuminate themselves that might one day replace electric street lights. The researchers were experimenting

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Herbal remedies can sometimes cause cancer

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We live in a world where most people assume that natural is always better, of course for this to be true you’d have to disregard things like arsenic, hemlock and snake venom. The truth of the matter is a lot of things in the natural world can make us ill or even kill us.
The scientific communities are starting to push back and refute the faulty logic of a lot of these herbal remedies. I mean who needs modern medicine when the Chinese have

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Missing students suffered a Night of ‘Terror,’ Investigators Say

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In Mexico city, one night in September in 2014, 43 students completely vanished. The investigation is ongoing and authorities are trying to find out what really happened. The biggest hurdle in the way of solving the nights events is that the Mexico city police were involved.

Police officers circled the bus, broke windows and fired tear gas inside, this forced the students onboard to get off the bus. “We’re going to kill all of you,” the officers warned according to an

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Mutation Has Slowed Down x4000 Since Evolution

Scientists have discovered an extremely fast rate of mutation during evolution, at the beginning of time, which shows these initial life forms to have evolved at a rate 4000 times faster that we would see in our present day. A large amount of the mutations we are discussing have been spontaneous, which are caused by cytosine deamination, which is the loss of an amine group from cytosine, which is one of the four bases that makes up DNA. The process in turning and transforming such DNA codes is something that is faster and more efficient in higher temperatures. Therefore,

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The future of driverless cars.

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Most of you have heard about driverless cars and seen them in action in movies like I-robot, but could this futuristic idea be a possibility in the next couple of years? Driverless cars would come with a wide variety of advantages such as improved safety due to elimination of human error as well as reduced traffic congestion on roads. This technology was thought to be decades away but recently it was stated by CEO of electric car maker Tesla, Elon Musk, that driver

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Time to rethink your vegetable oil?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Risk of heart disease and diabetes may be lowered by a diet higher in a lipid found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil, a new study suggests.

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.

And higher linoleic acid levels also meant lower likelihood of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

This finding could have obvious implications in preventing heart disease and diabetes, but also could be important for older

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Research shows, Omega-3 lowers childhood aggression in short term.

New research has found that incorporating Omega-3 vitamins and minerals into the diets of children with aggression has a very high success rate of reducing this behaviour in the short term. These were the findings that came out of a recent study by the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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Adrian Raine, the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychology and Psychiatry, has spent his career looking at how the brain’s biological functioning affects antisocial behavior. He focuses specifically

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A passenger posted this on Facebook right before he boarded Malaysia Airlines MH17. It reads “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”

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Sometimes the truth is crazier than fiction. On the 17th July 2014 a passenger boarding Malaysia airlines flight MH17 for some reason decided to snap the photo above, and post to his Facebook. with the caption  “If it disappears this is what it looks like” We can guess that after the disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 on 8th March 2014, he must have seen the humour in the post. Unfortunately the real irony of his post is something that he would never get

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