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Team cracks mystery of Dead Sea summer ‘snow’

New research may solve the mystery behind the the Dead Sea’s salt crystal “snowfall.” It’s summertime at the Dead Sea, and for locals and visitors enjoying the large saltwater lake...
Firework burst

Is dark matter older than the Big Bang?

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of...
Wildfire smoke satellite image

Massive wildfire cloud sheds light on nuclear war’s impact

In August 2017, extreme wildfires in British Columbia, Canada pumped so much smoke into the upper atmosphere that an enormous cloud circled most of the Northern Hemisphere, according to...

Next antibiotic may come from dirt bacteria

New insight about a broad spectrum antibiotic agent, obafluorin, made from a fluorescent strain of soil bacteria might offer a powerful antidote to antibiotic resistance, researchers say. Understanding how antibiotic...

Pulsating star changes brightness every 5 minutes

A new class of pulsating star varies in brightness every five minutes, researchers report. Scientists can tell a lot about a star by the light it gives off. The color,...
Cockroach robot

Roach-sized robot is fast, tough, and super strong

A new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach, researchers report. It’s nearly as hardy as a cockroach, too. Try to...
Contact lenses

A team of scientists works on contact lenses that can change focus when blinking

A team of researchers at the University of California have created a prototype of contact lenses that can automatically focus on objects by detecting the user's eye movements. We are...

Have we evolved to construct reality?

Perception is not objective reality. Case in point: The image just above is stationary and flat. But try telling your brain that. A new book, The Case Against Reality: Why...
Coral reef

There’s still hope for coral reefs

Management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change, according to a new study. Importantly, the results show that by...

Could the heat of the Earth’s crust become the ultimate energy source?

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable energy...
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Vaping liquid flavors

Banned carcinogen found in minty vape flavors

Pulegone, a potential carcinogen banned as a food additive, is present in high levels in some e-cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to...
iPhone11 Pro camera

The functions that the new iPhone doesn’t have but other mobiles do

This week the new iPhone and its versions: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max were presented in California. These new...
Crops

Farmers must learn to reduce, reuse and recycle phosphorus

When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a...
Anger

Two out of three comments on Facebook business pages are negative

There are more than 60 million business pages on Facebook and that number is from 2017. With those pages come scores of positive and...

‘Phyjama’, the sleeping wearable

Scientists expect that in the future, electronically active garments containing unobtrusive, portable devices for monitoring heart rate and respiratory rhythm during sleep, for example,...
Facebook Libra

France warns that the EU will not authorise Facebook crypto currency

The French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, warned on Thursday that the European Union (EU) will not authorise the crypto currency Facebook wants to...
New Joker movie character

More than twenty Android apps have been affected by a malware called Joker

New malware has circumvented the security of the Google Play Store and infected more than 20 applications with more than thousands of downloads worldwide. On...

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