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Dec 25, 2018

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas

Posted by in category: futurism

We present to you a cosmic winter wonderland. Enjoy:

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Dec 25, 2018

Early-warning tools aim to prevent ‘water wars,’ curb droughts

Posted by in category: security

Water scarcity is a global security risk. Researchers are developing ways to forecast risks to prevent conflicts.

A plant grows between cracked mud at the Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 21, 2018. The dam, which supplies most of Cape Town’s potable water, is currently dangerously low as the city faces “Day Zero”, the point at which taps will be shut down across the city. Mike Hutchings / Reuters file.

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Dec 25, 2018

‘Hunger Hormone’ Ghrelin Aids Overindulgence

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food

Ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food, and food smells, irresistibly appealing. Karen Hopkin reports.

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‘Tis the season…for overeating! But it’s not just your lack of willpower or the omnipresent holiday treats. No, you can lay some of the blame on ghrelin. Because a new study shows that ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, also makes food…and food smells…irresistibly appealing. The finding appears in the journal Cell Reports. [Jung Eun Han et al, Ghrelin Enhances Food Odor Conditioning in Healthy Humans: An fMRI Study].

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Dec 25, 2018

Mind-Bending Study Suggests Time Did Actually Exist Before The Big Bang

Posted by in categories: cosmology, information science, physics

According to a straightforward interpretation of general relativity, the Big Bang wasn’t the start of ‘everything’.

Taking Einstein’s famous equations at face value and making as few assumptions as possible, a team of researchers has rewound the clock on our Universe to find it wouldn’t lead to a stopping point at all, but would take us through a different kind of beginning into a flipped space.

To understand what all the fuss over the Big Bang is, we need to rewind a bit to understand why physicists think it may not have been the start of everything.

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Dec 25, 2018

Millions of people suffering from mold toxicity go undiagnosed, experts say

Posted by in category: futurism

Millions of Americans are suffering from mold toxicity without being properly diagnosed, according to experts.

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Dec 25, 2018

Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income

Posted by in categories: economics, government

The government should consider giving out monthly Social Security checks—no strings attached.

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Dec 25, 2018

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI

Posted by in categories: economics, media & arts

What is UBI? How would free money change our lives.

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Dec 25, 2018

Season’s Greetings

Posted by in category: space travel

Seasons Greetings to “all of you on the good Earth”

50 years ago today in 1968, the first crewed mission to the moon, Apollo 8, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve. Celebrate the #Apollo50 anniversary with us:

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Dec 25, 2018

2019 Preview: People will receive transfusions of artificial blood

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Volunteers will be injected with red blood cells grown from stem cells in the lab. If it works it could mean blood donors are no longer required.

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Dec 24, 2018

Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

It was just last month that Elon Musk took to Twitter to unceremoniously announce that he was changing the name of the crew module and rocket booster of SpaceX’s BFR rocket program to “Starship” and “Super Heavy,” respectively. Now, in another spontaneous update from Musk via Twitter, we’re getting our first good look at the Starship section in all its stainless steel glory.

In the early morning hours, Musk tweeted out an image of the top section of the spacecraft with the simple caption “Stainless Steel Starship,” before following up with a few additional details about the progress of the program.

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