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Habitable Planets Probably Nearby

Planets on which life might exist could be closer than we think, according to a new analysis of results from the Kepler Space Telescope. “To put things in perspective,” says Courtney Dressing “If we scale the Milky Way Galaxy down to the size of the United States we find that the …

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New Technology Allows Water Purification Using Sunlight

At the 247th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical society (ACS), researcher Anne Morrisey from Dublin City University reported her team’s new technology, which hopes to provide a simple water purifying system that makes use of sunlight.  Morrisey’s team began by using a compound called titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 can …

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Moss Revived After 1500 Years of Permafrost

Researchers from Reading University and the British Antarctic Survey have managed to revive moss that was encased in ice for 1,530 years. The researchers extracted the frozen moss cores and then carefully incubated portions, providing optimal light and temperature. The moss began to grow a few weeks later. Carbon dating puts …

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Scientists Discover A Process That Regulates Forgetting

Where did I park the car? In a study published last week in the journal Cell, scientists searched through potential genes in the roundworm C. elegans in order to find a likely candidate involved in forgetting. They subsequently discovered a gene that produces a particular protein, called musashi, that was found …

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