A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.
“Originally, we all had brown eyes”, said Professor Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. “But a genetic mutation affecting the
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The story behind the Google and NASA partnership that reveals How Earth is radically changing over the decades.
Stress. It makes us sweat, gives us headaches and is blamed for all sorts of medical maladies. But did you know that stress, in small measure, can actually help us succeed? Scientific American MIND editor Ingrid Wickelgren explains.
Intelligence and the capacity for abstract thought evolved in our prehistoric ancestors living in Africa between 50,000 and 500,000 years ago, who relied on their wits to build shelters and hunt prey.
But in more civilised times where we no longer need to fight to survive, the selection process which favoured the smartest of our ancestors and weeded out
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16,000 objects larger than 10 cm in diameter and hundreds of millions of smaller particles are ripping around the Earth at speeds of several kilometers per second.
From the beginning of the Space Age, Earth’s periphery has been increasingly encumbered by all kinds of debris, primarily concentrated in Low Earth Orbit (less than 2000 km in altitude, where the
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Chronic trauma can inflict lasting damage to brain regions associated with fear and anxiety. Previous imaging studies of people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, have shown that these brain regions can over-or under-react in response to stressful tasks, such as recalling a traumatic event or reacting to a photo of a threatening face. Now, researchers at NYU School of
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The contemporary modern theory of dreaming is that: dreaming reflects the action of the sleeping mind trying to make rational sense out of the random bits of information your subconscious is moving around in storage areas of the brain (memory).
According to this theory, without sleep and dreams our short term memory could become full, leading to confusion and
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According to Japanese Scientific Research, full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. The more darker patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality; Hence, the riper the banana the better the anti-cancer quality. Yellow skin banana with dark spots
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The water is going to redefine our future. Study says by 2050 its level wil be 16cm higher compared with today.
The French design firm Sitbon probes the question from the following angle: what to do with all that water?
Their answer: an aquatic pod called Bloom. It’s “a semi-submersible center, moored to the seabed with a system of
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