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Moon Phases 2022

What will the Moon phase be on your birthday this year? It is hard to predict because the Moon's appearance changes nightly. As the Moon orbits the Earth, the half illuminated by the Sun first becomes increasingly visible, then decreasingly visible. The featured video animates images and altitude data taken by... Continue Reading →

Synthetic tissue can repair hearts, muscles, and vocal cords

People recovering from heart damage often face a long and tricky journey. Healing is challenging because of the constant movement tissues must withstand as the heart beats. The same is true for vocal cords. Until now there was no injectable... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Longer Than 6.5 Hours a Night Associated With Cognitive Decline

A good night’s sleep is important for many reasons. It helps our body repair itself and function as it should, and is linked to better mental health and lower risk of many health conditions – including heart disease and diabetes. It’s also been shown... Continue Reading →

Number of premature deaths worldwide caused by consumption in G20 nations

The haze that blurs a blue sky or a beautiful skyline is caused by tiny particles called PM2.5. PM2.5 describes particulate matter, often made from pollution, less than 2.5 microns wide. Despite their microscopic size, PM2.5 are responsible for more than 4... Continue Reading →

for Elie Wiesel

Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witnessElie Wiesel

Explosions from White Dwarf Star RS Oph

Spectacular explosions keep occurring in the binary star system named RS Ophiuchi. Every 20 years or so, the red giant star dumps enough hydrogen gas onto its companion white dwarf star to set off a brilliant thermonuclear explosion on the white dwarf's surface. At about 5,000 light years distant, the... Continue Reading →

Star Formation in the Constellation of Gemini, the Twins

Nestled among the vast clouds of star-forming regions like this one lie potential clues about the formation of our own solar system.  This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope features AFGL 5180, a beautiful stellar nursery located in the... Continue Reading →

Adenovirus- based vaccines Vs. mRNA vaccines

New key player in long-term memory

A McGill-led multi-institutional research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks -- the excitatory and inhibitory networks. The excitatory neurons are involved in creating a memory... Continue Reading →

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