Tag : Sam McMaster

What’s new in science this week?

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New interface allows locked-in people to communicate: The terrifying prospect of not being able to communicate has become less scary with the advent of a new interface, allowing thoughts to be deciphered. Participants in the tests have been reported as being “happy”, despite their condition. To read more, click here. … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

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The secret to supercharging phones in seconds revealed? Scientists from the University of Florida have developed a new method for creating flexible supercapacitors, capable of storing more energy than before and can be recharged more than 30,000 times without degradation. After experimenting with the application of new nanomaterials to supercapacitors, the … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

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Pupil response can predict relapse into depression: Researchers from Binghamton University have revealed that pupil response to negative emotional facial expressions predicts risk for relapse into depression. After testing the hypothesis on a group of 57 women with a history of major depressive disorder, the research team found that those … Read More

The Lunar-cy of Moons

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Mini-Moon fact-lets: Moon rocks are magnetised which is weird as the Moon has no magnetic field itself, scientists are still confused as to how this happened as a ‘close call’ with Earth would have ripped the moon apart. The Moon’s mean density is 3.34 times that of water whereas Earth’s … Read More

What’s new in science this week

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Asgardia, the world’s first nation in space: Ever felt like Earth was a bit boring or maybe too dangerous? You’re not alone – a team of scientists and legal experts have proposed the creation of the first nation in space. Asgardia will serve as a place independent of land-based country’s … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

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Scientists from the University of California have been pondering the question of whether future Martian explorers will be able to remember any of it. After considering a phenomenon called “space brain”, the scientists have found that exposure to high energy charged particles – like those found in cosmic rays- could … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

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A group of 5 universities from the UK have tentatively announced that they may have discovered a cure for HIV. The new treatment involves anti-retroviral drugs, which boosts the immune system, allowing it to find and destroy any infected T-cells. Finally, a drug known as vorinostat is used to reactivate … Read More

What’s new in Science this week?

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NASA has revealed new evidence of a massive ocean hidden under the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa that may be more accessible than thought before. Evidence has surfaced from pictures taken by the Hubble Space telescope in 2014 showing plumes of water some 200 km above the surface and containing … Read More

What’s so funny? The Psychology of Humour

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“Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” E.B. White A sense of humour is seen as something you either have or you don’t – and as E.B. White put so poignantly, there’s few things duller than explaining why things are … Read More

Accidental Science: Our 5 Favourite F*ck-ups

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We can often be fooled into thinking scientists have a carefully thought out plan and that no discovery happens by accident. Most of the time this couldn’t be further from the truth, so let’s explore some of the greatest scientific accidents: We can’t talk about accidental discoveries without mentioning Alexander … Read More