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Life and Universe

World’s most detailed scans reveal working of human brain

Scientists have published the most detailed brain scans that the world has ever seen, as part of a project to understand how the organ works.

How brain works during anesthesia

Tracking the brain activity in human volunteers over a two-hour period as they lost and regained consciousness, researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have identified distinctive brain patterns associated with different stages of general anesthesia

Scientists spot birth of giant planet

Astronomers using a powerful telescope in southern Chile said Thursday they have captured the first direct image of a protoplanet forming around another star, still embedded in thick gas and dust.

Scientists spot birth of giant planet

Astronomers using a powerful telescope in southern Chile said Thursday they have captured the first direct image of a protoplanet forming around another star, still embedded in thick gas and dust.

Spin rate of supermassive black hole estimated for first time

An international team has definitively measured the spin rate of a supermassive black hole for the first time, using the two X-ray space observatories, NASAs Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array...

Asteroid Apophis may strike Earth in 2068: Scientists

A 325-meter asteroid that will safely fly by the Earth in 2029 and 2036, may strike the planet in the year 2068, scientists have warned. However, the chances of 99942 Apophis striking the Earth are slim with...

Dying stars may hold clues to extraterrestrial life

Researchers studying Earth-like planets orbiting white dwarf stars have concluded that dying stars could host planets with life -- and if such life exists, they might be able to detect it within the next decade.

New method uses gold nanorods to harvest Sun’s energy

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara’s Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials have developed a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun.

Sun-powered lasers may vaporise asteroids, protect Earth

Star-trek inspired solar-powered lasers could protect Earth from any threatening asteroids by destroying them before they can get too close, US researchers suggest. They have outlined a plan for solar powered space defences which could vaporise an asteroid as big as the one which flew past Earth last week in 60 minutes.

Universe has a finite lifespan?

Scientists are still sorting out the details of last year's discovery of the Higgs boson particle, but add up the numbers and it's not looking good for the future of the universe, scientists have said.

Spacecraft circling Earth could help intercept incoming asteroids, meteors

Deep Space Industries have proposed for the creation of a sentry line of spacecraft circling the Earth to intercept and evaluate incoming threats, after Friday’s meteor impact in Russia and the near miss by football field-sized asteroid 2012 DA14.

Jupiter’s moon Europa `most likely` place to harbour life

NASA is planning to send a space probe to Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter and the most likely place in the Solar System for extraterrestrial life, within the next ten years.

Space laser could help detect counterfeit food post life on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has revealed that a laser device developed to measure carbon on Mars could soon be used here on Earth to detect counterfeit food.

Dangerous` asteroid may miss Earth but it could take out your phone

An asteroid due to whizz past the Earth on Friday may not destroy London - but it could take out vital telecommunications satellites, scientists have warned.

Scientists sense breakthroughs in dark-matter enigma

Knowing the enigmatic dark-matter in the universe finally seems possible, as cosmologists have claimed that soon the unknown force that drives the expansion of the universe, will be unveiled.
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