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Every historical period has its “zombie myths” – ideas so ingrained into the popular imagination that they’re almost impossible to kill, ones that rear their ugly heads again and again, as if they’ve returned from the dead. The European Middle Ages have their own myths and so are no different from any other period in this
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When experiments are run at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, it’s a tremendous event. The world’s largest machine has been responsible for discovering numerous new subatomic particles, including the ultra-elusive Higgs boson.  And lately, its data has been hinting tantalisingly at new physics beyond the Standard Model – the best set of equations we
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Is stress objective or subjective? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora: You could make a very good case for why stress is
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It’s a common question that experts say they get all the time: can big cats purr like household cats? If only there was a simple response. Even though scientists have been debating the answer for well over a century, today the situation is far from clear. From what we know so far, the answer centres
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin More than 1,100 startups from over 40 different countries will be showcased next week at CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, that runs through January 11. Over 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors are expected to attend. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Getty CES 2019
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This artistic rendering shows the distant view from a theoretical ‘Planet Nine’ or ‘Planet X’ back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, but smaller than Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side.Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) The history of astronomy has been a history of receding horizons. The invention of
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MT LAUREL, New Jersey — Iridium Communications is less than a week away from the final launch of its 75-satellite Iridium Next constellation, but could opt to launch six ground spares sooner than later should the right rideshare opportunity open up, CEO Matt Desch said Jan. 3. Iridium’s final six second-generation satellites should finish construction
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Pikas have interesting vocalizations.Getty Royalty Free Though 2018 has come and gone, it isn’t too late to relish some interesting findings about animals and math from last year. Here are some highlights. To find food, even worms do complicated calculations That’s according to a Nature Communications study published in August 2018. In a news release,
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WASHINGTON — NASA said Jan. 4 it is delaying a planned visit to the United States by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, a trip that had become increasingly controversial. In response to a SpaceNews inquiry, NASA Press Secretary Megan Powers said Rogozin’s visit to the United States, which had been
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