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How climate change can affect sleep
Sleep is extremely important for humans to remain healthy. Nick Obradovich, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab, conducted a study based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 765,000 U.S.... 阅读更多
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The Milky Way has a hydrogen veil
While it is known that a large bulk of the mass of our galaxy lies in the dark matter i.e. matter that does not emit any electromagnetic radiation of any kind, until now it has been difficult to detect it. Now astronomers Huanian Zhang and Dennis Zaritsky at the University of Arizona have reported... 阅读更多
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Mars might get rings in the future, a new theory suggests
Mars is known as the red planet while Jupiter is the one with rings. However, according to a latest theory by Prudue University researchers – David Minton, assistant professor of Earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, and Andrew Hesselbrock, a doctoral student in physics and astronomy – this... 阅读更多
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Seven Earth-sized exoplanets discovered in habitable zone
NASA’s Spritzer Space Telescope has discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets that are likely to have liquid water. All seven planets closely circle around a single dwarf star Trappist-1. The system is about 40 light years away from Earth in the constellation Aquarius. Of the seven, three planets are... 阅读更多
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Researchers confirm the universe is expanding uniformly
Cosmologists’ standard model of the universe assumes that the universe expands identically in all directions. A team of researchers at the University College London and Imperial College London proved this theory to be correct by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which is the Big Bang’... 阅读更多