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This device is an Oxygen farm

This one’s going to blow your mind away. Do you know which plant’s responsible for 70-80% of the oxygen you breathe? It’s just one species. Stumped? …

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs NGC 248 — A Pair Of Glowing Hydrogen Nebulae In The Small Magellanic Cloud

As part of a study called the Small Magellanic Cloud Investigation of Dust and Gas Evolution, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have …

Pregnancy brain is real, lasting — and probably good for baby

At some point in the course of pregnancy, a woman is likely to suspect that the baby she is incubating has somehow hijacked her brain. New research suggests that, in some sense, she's right, and that pregnancy itself is altering her brain like no other experience she's had since adolescence.<p>A …

Why You Always Want the People You Can't Have, According to Science

Dating the wrong people could be considered a rite of passage in your 20s. But pining for the people who are either emotionally unavailable or simply …

Winter Solstice: The Science of the Shortest Day of 2017

The winter solstice is in full stride today (Dec. 21), which boasts the fewest hours of daylight for 2017 in the Northern Hemisphere.<p>Although the …

How demand for cellphones and computers threatens ghostly octopod known as Casper

In March 2016, the world met Casper, a milky-white deep-sea octopus that makes its home 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>Now, a new study suggests that the newly discovered cephalopod could be under threat from deep sea mining.<p>In a paper published Monday in Current Biology, a team of researchers …

Labracadabra Scientists! Have Yourself An Experimental Holiday

For anyone seeking to discover their inner Edison, the holidays have come a bit early this year. That’s because last week GE launched a …

Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish.<p>The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) took footage on a camera attached to a Remotely Operated …

Want to Increase Happiness and Avoid Burnout? Science Says Do These 3 Simple Things

While anyone can do them, one may just start a riot.<p>Happiness was a hot business topic in 2016, and something tells me it's not going away in 2017.<p>The research that has come out over the last several years published in books by positive psychology researchers like Shawn Achor, MartinSeligman, Tal …

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Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …