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Boom! Earths Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100

18 hours ago - Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become even more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century’s end, up to 2 billion more than some estimates. The number’s ...

Coffee Drinkers Have Trouble Talking About Emotions?

22 hours ago - People who drink a lot of coffee – and other caffeinated beverages – find it more difficult to identify and describe their own emotions. This is the claim of a new study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, from Australian researchers Michael Lyvers and ...

Tiny Implants Could Give Humans Self-Healing Superpowers

1 day ago - Wolverine, Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk — all of these characters have at least one awesome trait in common: the ability to heal themselves. And now, the Pentagon wants to give ordinary people this superhuman capability. A new military-sponsored program aims to develop a ...

This is the scariest thing I have seen: The Black Dragons of the Sea

1 day ago - Black dragonfish (Idiacanthus atlanticus) swim in the subtropical and temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere, traveling as deep as 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) below the surface of the sea. The unusual species are sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and females look ...

Russia develops fuel for nuclear power generation that produces no radioactive waste

2 days ago - Russia's 'Breakthrough' energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world's only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors. The first ten kilograms of the ... 2

Humanity in denial: What we're afraid to say about ebola

2 days ago - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done. There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be ... 1

Stringy fields may make the universe swell faster

2 days ago - DARK energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the fact the universe's expansion is accelerating, might come from a series of exotic fields. This notion, which has its origins in string theory, could explain why it was only after galaxies formed that the rate of ...

Sleeping in two segments common in eras before electric lights

3 days ago - Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era. ...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after ...

Human Spaceflight Launches Will Return to the United States

3 days ago - NASA has just announced that Boeing and SpaceX have been selected to lead the Commercial Crew Program, founded in 2010. Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Dragon V2 will be used to launch humans into Low Earth Orbit and to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral beginning in ...

Planets with oddball orbits like Mercury could host life

3 days ago - Mercury has an oddball orbit—it takes longer for it to rotate on its axis and complete a day than it takes to orbit the sun and complete a year. Now, researchers suggest photosynthesis could take place on an alien planet with a similarly bizarre orbit, potentially helping support ...

Deep Sea Explorers Saw A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

3 days ago - While there are no shortage of wacky ideas in science fiction about what creatures from other planets might look like, many weird and remarkable creatures can actually be found right here on Earth. Recently, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated ... 2

Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck

4 days ago - Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found. The so-called Antikythera Mechanism, a 2nd-century BC device known as the world's oldest ...

Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus

4 days ago - Christopher Columbus probably used the map above as he planned his first voyage across the Atlantic in 1492. It represents much of what Europeans knew about geography on the verge discovering the New World, and it’s packed with text historians would love to read—if only the faded ... 1

Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument revealed in Israel

4 days ago - A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive - its volume is about 14,000 cubic meters (almost 500,000 cubic feet) and it ...

Scientists Capture The Sound Of A Single Atom, And Apparently It's A 'D-Note'

4 days ago - What does an atom sound like? Apparently it's a "D-note." That's according to scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, who have revealed in a new study that they've captured the sound of a single atom. "We have opened a new door into the quantum ...

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