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The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

How much you weigh at this age could affect your chances of developing Alzheimer's later

WASHINGTON (AP) — One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.<p>Obesity in midlife has long been suspected of increasing the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers at the National …

Rapid Eye Movements Show When The Scenes Change In Your Dreams

And also when you're awake<p>It’s easy to know when someone is in REM sleep—her eyes move quickly back and forth. Researchers have long known that the movements accompany dreaming, and theorized that the nature of the movements were indicative of some aspect of the dreams. Now researchers have …

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Scientists Discover Farthest Galaxy From Earth Ever Recorded

Scientists have just found a galaxy so far away from Earth that it offers a glimpse back in time to the Big Bang.<p>The galaxy, discovered at the W. M. …

Universe

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Ancient volcano tattooed the Earth with giant rings

Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano in newly released photos from NASA.<p>The circular Pilanesberg caldera is located in the South African province known as North West, in Pilanesberg National Park. The caldera, or …

Astronomers Capture the Birth of the Universe’s First ‘Normal’ Galaxies

“For the first time we are seeing early galaxies not merely as tiny blobs, but as objects with internal structure!”<p>We are entering a golden age of astronomical observation, ushered in by massive ground telescopes and sophisticated space observatories. These next-generation facilities are already …

Universe

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Were The Crimean Pyramids Constructed Before The Age Of Dinosaurs?

Pyramids are typically known from Egyptian culture and within Egypt. However, Ukrainian researchers have accidentally discovered constructions and …

The Flat Earth vs. Globe Earth Debate!

Let us imagine for a minute that you were born onto this Earth having never been indoctrinated into a belief system, had no knowledge of celestial …

Satellites: Earth Is Nearly In Its 22nd Year Without Global Warming

8:32 PM 07/17/2015<p>After September of this year, the Earth will be entering its 22nd year without statistically significant warming trend, according …

Climate Change

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …