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NASA Just Released Travel Posters for Our New Sister Solar System, and They’re Cool as F*ck

NASA Just Released Travel Posters for Our New Sister Solar System, and They’re Cool as F*ck

mag813 February 23, 2017 0

A few hours ago, NASA announced the discovery of a potentially habitable ‘Sister Solar System’ just 39 light-years away – boasting seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. These planets appear to be

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Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

Creative People Have Better-Connected Brains, Scans Reveal

mag813 February 23, 2017 0

Highly creative people have more neural connections between the left and right sides of their brains, researchers have found, which suggests that creativity could be down to our built-in biology, as well as how

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Our Brains Shrink While We Sleep

Our Brains Shrink While We Sleep

mag813 February 23, 2017 0

Recent studies have shown that our brains “shrink” while we sleep. During sleep, the brain’s synapses, or the connections among neurons, shrink by nearly 20 percent, allowing them to get some rest too and

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NASA Finds Solar System Of 7 Earth-Like Planets With Life Potential

NASA Finds Solar System Of 7 Earth-Like Planets With Life Potential

mag813 February 22, 2017 0

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, and a particularly pulpy and preposterous one at that. A mere 40 light-years away, there’s a solar system where seven Earth-like planets orbit a

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NASA Will Announce A Major “Discovery Beyond Our Solar System” Today

NASA Will Announce A Major “Discovery Beyond Our Solar System” Today

mag813 February 22, 2017 0

NASA will hold a news conference later today in Washington DC, during which the space agency will announce a “discovery beyond our solar system”. The organisation is keeping a tight lip on what the

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Cosmic Rays From Outer Space Are Apparently Messing With Our Smartphones

Cosmic Rays From Outer Space Are Apparently Messing With Our Smartphones

mag813 February 21, 2017 0

Under Earth’s protective magnetic field, we don’t usually need to worry too much about the health effects of cosmic radiation – although it’s something that’s known to impact astronauts in space, and even passengers

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Study: First-Born Children Are More Intelligent

Study: First-Born Children Are More Intelligent

mag813 February 21, 2017 0

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Human Resources, first born children tend to be more intelligent than their younger siblings. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh believe this is a

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It Will Take 40 Years Before Gulf Dolphins Recover From The Deepwater Horizon Spill

It Will Take 40 Years Before Gulf Dolphins Recover From The Deepwater Horizon Spill

mag813 February 20, 2017 0

In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed the Gulf of Mexico in ways that we’re still trying to understand. Over the course of 87 days, more than 134 million gallons of oil

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Climate Change May Have Substantial Effects On Mental Health

Climate Change May Have Substantial Effects On Mental Health

mag813 February 18, 2017 0

Climate change may have surprising and wide-ranging effects on mental health, experts say. That’s because climate change is both a root cause of mental health crises and a “threat multiplier,” meaning that it makes

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Study Reveals That Earth Has a New Continent Called ‘Zealandia’

Study Reveals That Earth Has a New Continent Called ‘Zealandia’

mag813 February 16, 2017 0

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia

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