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Do You Love Me?

Boston Dynamics’ has released a video of their robots dancing to The Contours’ Do You Love Me. https://youtu.be/fn3KWM1kuAw The video shows Atlas, Spot, and Handle – Boston Dynamics’ humanoid, canine, and logistics robots respectively – moving in a coordinated routine to the beat... Continue Reading →

Jupiter and Saturn Great Conjunction: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aokGqxVdpz0&feature=emb_logo Yes, but have you seen a movie of Jupiter and Saturn's Great Conjunction? The featured time-lapse video was composed from a series of images taken from Thailand and shows the two giant planets as they angularly passed about a tenth of a degree... Continue Reading →

Light Smokers May Not Escape Nicotine Addiction

Even people who consider themselves to be casual cigarette smokers may be addicted, according to current diagnostic criteria. Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Duke University found that many light smokers — those who smoke one to four... Continue Reading →

Prominences of the Sun

The prominences of the Sun are solar filaments of matter projected above its surface and characterizing the activity of the Sun. This activity seems to vary by up to another within a cycle.In absolute terms, solar activity is regulated by a cycle... Continue Reading →

Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree

Clouds of glowing hydrogen gas fill this colorful skyscape in the faint but fanciful constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn. A star forming region cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission... Continue Reading →

Visual Illusion That May Help Explain Consciousness

How much are you conscious of right now? Are you conscious of just the words in the center of your visual field or all the words surrounding it? We tend to assume that our visual consciousness gives us a rich... Continue Reading →

Forgetfulness May Be a Sign of Brain Efficiency

Have you ever run into a work colleague at the supermarket and failed to recognize them? Blame your brilliant, lazy brain. A new study led by Assistant Professor Oliver Baumann of Bond University sheds fresh light on the way the... Continue Reading →

Evolution may be to blame for high risk of advanced cancers in humans

Compared to chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, humans are particularly prone to developing advanced carcinomas -- the type of tumors that include prostate, breast, lung and colorectal cancers -- even in the absence of known risk factors, such as genetic... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 virus enters the brain, research strongly suggests

More and more evidence is coming out that people with COVID-19 are suffering from cognitive effects, such as brain fog and fatigue. And researchers are discovering why. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, like many viruses before it, is bad news for the... Continue Reading →

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