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Two massive magma plumes fuelled Deccan Traps eruption 65 million years ago

Mass eruption at one of the world's biggest volcanic features contributed to extinction of the dinosaurs.<p>Not one but two magma plumes fuelled the …

New method of genetic engineering indispensable tool in biotechnological applications

Research by Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao and graduate student Behnam Enghiad at the University of Illinois is …

Genetics

A Brand New Organ Has Just Been Discovered Within the Human Body

And just when we thought we knew it all, scientists have just discovered that the human digestive system contains another organ that we supposedly …

Digestion

Titan: A Place To Live?

We are now concentrating on sending people to Mars because we've already been to the moon, and Mars is pretty close compared to the other planets …

China may have just solved one of the big challenges of deep space travel

There are a lot of challenges involved when people attempt to “boldly go where no one has gone before.” Gravity, radiation, weightlessness, space madness and of course the infinite expanse of the universe are all issues which need to be resolved before we can emulate Jean Luc Picard and his crew. …

How Being Overweight May Affect Memory

Want to stay sharp well into old age? Keep an eye on your waistline, suggests a recent study from the University of Arizona. Having a higher body …

First Dinosaur Brain Fossil Suggests They May Have Been Smarter Than We Thought

Dinosaurs have a fearsome reputation for their hunting abilities but less so when it comes to their intelligence. This is partly due to the fact that …

Want to Improve Your Memory? Science Tells Us the Key (and It Can Actually Be Fun)

Forget the crosswords and brain training. New research says this thing you won't hate doing is critical to improving memory.<p>Do you remember where you were when you had your first kiss?<p>It's funny, the things our memory can dredge up.<p>I remember what I was wearing the day I passed my driver's license …