Tag: life

Researchers Show Real-Time Dialog With a Dreaming Person Is Possible

Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we’re fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers to them. But a new study reported in the journal Current Biology on February […]

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Emergence of Life From Chaos – Did Darwinian Evolution Begin Before Life Itself?

How long-chain molecules are formed. Credit: © LMU LMU physicists demonstrate that fundamental characteristics of polymeric molecules, such as their subunit composition, are sufficient to trigger selection processes in a plausible prebiotic setting. Before life emerged on Earth, many physicochemical processes on our planet were highly chaotic. A plethora of small compounds, and polymers of […]

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Are Super-Earths Capable of Creating Conditions That Are Hospitable for Life to Arise and Thrive?

An illustration showing how a combination of static high-pressure synthesis techniques and dynamic methods enabled the researchers to probe the magnesium silicate bridgmanite, believed to be predominate in the mantles of rocky planets, under extreme conditions mimicking the interior of a super-Earth. Credit: Image is courtesy of Yingwei Fei. Sandia Z Machine photograph by Randy […]

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Ancient Egypt’s Mona Lisa? An elaborately drawn extinct goose, of course

Nearly five millennia ago, an artist inked an incredibly detailed painting of geese in the tomb of an Egyptian vizier and his wife. This “Mona Lisa” of ancient Egypt may depict a previously unknown and now extinct species of goose, a new analysis suggests. The 4,600-year-old painting, known as “Meidum Geese,” was discovered in the […]

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Why rescuers are feeding turtles mayonnaise after a disastrous oil spill

While some people slather mayonnaise on their sandwiches, Israel’s National Sea Turtle Rescue Center uses the condiment for a unique purpose: to treat endangered turtles after oil spills, The Associated Press (AP) reported. More than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of Israel’s Meditteranean coastline became blotted with huge globs of tar last week, after an oil […]

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Puppy born with 6 legs, 2 tails called a ‘miracle’

Every dog owner likely thinks their canine is one of a kind, but a newborn puppy named Skipper is truly unique — she was born with six legs and two tails, according to news reports. Her vets say Skipper may be the first dog to be born alive with her particular set of congenital conditions, […]

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Atheists and believers have different moral compasses

The moral compasses of atheists and believers are different in a few key ways, a new study finds. In some aspects, the moral compass was incredibly alike between the two groups; they both highly rated fairness and protecting the well-being of vulnerable people, for instance, and both highly endorsed liberty but not oppression. However, the […]

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Martian dust storms may spark electric purple glow

From its new home on the Red Planet, NASA’s Perseverance rover may soon have a front-row view of an otherworldly light show. When the next seasonal dust storm passes through Jezero crater (where the rover landed on Feb. 18), the air around the rover could crackle and glow with purple light from the collision of […]

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Planet Earth Report –“Ancient Magnetic Field Reversal Caused Chaos for Life on Earth to New Portal to the Dark Sector”

“Planet Earth Report” provides descriptive links to headline news by leading science journalists about the extraordinary discoveries, technology, people, and events changing our knowledge of Planet Earth and the future of the human species. Until Recently, People Accepted the ‘Fact’ of Aliens in the Solar System, reports Scientific American –For centuries, right up until the […]

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Conservatives aren’t more fearful than liberals, study finds

Are conservatives more afraid of threats than liberals? Political psychologists have long found evidence that people on the right are more sensitive to scary stuff, on average, than people on the left, a basic psychological difference thought to drive some political disagreements between the two groups.  But new research suggests that’s overly simplistic.  In a […]

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