5 October 2022
Chicago 12, Melborne City, USA
Sience

The FCC’s Rules on Space Junk Just Got Stricter

There’s an international element to the debate, too, as the FCC’s rule could apply to some satellite operators beyond the US. “The FCC is trying to design this so that it’s not only applicable to US license-seekers, but anybody who wants to access the US market. They’re trying to flex their muscles in a way […]

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International rugby union players face higher risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease

Men who played rugby union for Scotland are much more likely to develop dementia, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease than the rest of the population Health 4 October 2022 By Jason Arunn Murugesu The Scotland men’s rugby team in a match against Ireland in 2002 Andrew Cowie/Shutterstock Men who played rugby union at international […]

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Itching can contagious and the reflex pathway behind it has been identified in mice

Contagious itching may have evolved as a survival mechanism, such as by alerting other animals in the group that a parasite could be circulating Life 4 October 2022 By Miriam Fauzia Watching someone itch can trigger the same impulse in others Pixel-shot / Alamy Does watching someone else relieve a nagging itch spark the same […]

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The Mediterranean Sea Is So Hot, It’s Forming Carbonate Crystals

It’s also worth noting that the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most microplastic-polluted water bodies in the world: In 2020, scientists reported finding 2 million particles in a single square meter of sediment that was only 5 centimeters thick. Whether aragonite crystals are forming around microplastics floating in the water column, Bialik doesn’t know. […]

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Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

The unborn baby was in trouble. Its mother’s doctors, at a UK hospital, knew there was something wrong with the fetus’s blood, so they decided to perform an emergency C-section many weeks before the baby was due. But despite this, and subsequent blood transfusions, the baby suffered a brain hemorrhage with devastating consequences. It sadly […]

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Photo shows 10,000 km debris tail caused by DART asteroid smash

After NASA’s DART spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos, the debris from the collision was blown into an enormous tail stretching behind the asteroid Space 3 October 2022 By Leah Crane A tail of debris can be seen coming off the asteroid that DART crashed into CTIO/NOIRLab/SOAR/NSF/AURA/T. Kareta (Lowell Observatory), M. Knight (US Naval Academy) […]

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Learning to play an instrument could boost your short-term memory

Playing a rhythm-based game helped people remember faces and boosted activity in the brain’s right superior parietal lobe, which hints at how learning music can help short-term memory Mind 3 October 2022 By Alex Wilkins Playing music-related games may boost your short-term memory DragonImages/Getty Images Playing a rhythm-based game for eight weeks helps non-musicians become […]

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A Huge New Data Set Pushes the Limits of Neuroscience

So neuroscientists use an approach called “dimensionality reduction” to make such visualization possible—they take data from thousands of neurons and, by applying clever techniques from linear algebra, describe their activities using just a few variables. This is just what psychologists did in the 1990s to define their five major domains of human personality: openness, agreeableness, […]

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US Cities Are Recycling Trees and Poop to Make Compost

And tree waste isn’t the only unwanted product that can be used to make this compost. Cities could also nourish their trees with a little assistance from their human residents: by recycling their poop. A growing number of wastewater treatment plants are devising ways to produce safe soil amendments based on recycled biosolids—the feces and […]

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Svante Pääbo awarded Nobel prize for physiology or medicine

Geneticist Svante Pääbo has been awarded a Nobel prize for his work on evolutionary genetics Health 3 October 2022 By Carissa Wong Geneticist Svante Pääbo has been awarded a Nobel prize for his work on evolutionary genetics Niklas Elmehed The 2022 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Svante Pääbo for his […]

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