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Row Reignites Over Distance of Pleiades Star Cluster
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, cosmology, science, pleiades, stars, cluster, esa, measurement, gaia )

Darren
- 2 hours ago - nature.com
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
Possible Evidence of Water Clouds in Brown Dwarf Situated Just 7.3 Light Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: world, space, science, evidence, water, brown dwarf, light years )

Darren
- 14 hours ago - phys.org
A team of researchers, led by space scientist Jacqueline Faherty, has found evidence of water clouds in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away. In their paper to be published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. . .
Walking Bichir Fish May Reveal How Vertebrates Moved Onto Land
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, Canada, walkin bichir fish, fish, vertebrates )

Lone
- 23 hours ago - news.ca.msn.com
A Canadian scientist has found a way to raise fish to "walk" confidently with their heads held high -- by forcing them out of the water at a young age.
Wake of Nearby Supernova Hints at Explosion's Origins
Science & Tech  (tags: world, science, space, scientists, study, astronomy, cosmology )

Darren
- 1 day ago - sciencenews.org
Radiation pouring out of a nearby supernova is giving astronomers an in-depth look at the aftermath of a stellar explosion. The unprecedented peek has revealed never-before-seen details of how gamma rays are produced by such detonations.
Clouds Of Water Vapour Detected Just 7 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: space, research, science, nasa, WISE, water, brown dwarf, discovery, astronomy )

Michael
- 2 days ago - iflscience.com
Water is essential for life as we know it, so it's particularly exciting to hear that astronomers have recently discovered a brown dwarf about 7 light years away that could yield the first direct evidence of water clouds outside of our solar system.
Whole Organ 'Grown' in World First
Science & Tech  (tags: science, medical, research, organ, human, animals, scotland, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
Physical and Social Pain Are Processed in Some of the Same Areas of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, healthcare, illness, medicine, research, science, study )

Darren
- 3 days ago - healthland.time.com
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in some of the same regions.
The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, nature, research, science, world, history )

Darren
- 4 days ago - scientificamerican.com
HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us.
Warning Over Electrical Brain Stimulation
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, health, electrical, brain stimulation )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online,
Scientists Invent a Way to Generate Electricity From Your Home's Windows
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, science, technology, world )

Frans
- 4 days ago - takepart.com
Forget putting solar panels on your roof--in the near future, you may be generating electricity from windows, skylights, or even your iPhone. Researchers at Michigan State University have created a transparent photovoltaic material that ...
'Widespread Methane Leakage' From Ocean Floor Off US Coast
Science & Tech  (tags: science, discovery, research, methane gas, environment, US east coast. USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Researchers say they have found more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Life Discovered In Antarctic Lake That Hasn't Seen Sunlight For Millions Of Years
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, science, biology, Antarctica, Lake Whillans, Lake Vostok, microbes )

Lynn
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Antarctica, the coldest place on Earth, teems with microscopic life. Tiny organisms dwell on the ice and live inside glaciers, ... a rich microbial ecosystem persists underneath the thick ice sheet, where no sunlight has been felt for millions of years.
Global Warming Slowdown 'Could Last Another Decade'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, environment, global warming, temperatures, IPCC, CO2 )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures could last for another 10 years, according to new research.
Our Life With the Neanderthals Was No Brief Affair
Science & Tech  (tags: neanderthals, humans, research, science, world, discovery )

Nancy
- 6 days ago - news.msn.com
The most accurate timeline yet for the demise of our closest relatives, published on Wednesday, shows Neanderthals overlapped with present-day humans in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years before disappearing about 40,000 years ago.
 

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