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Complex jobs may benefit brain function

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Complex jobs may benefit brain function, a new study says. Researchers have identified an association between complexity of main lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in later life. The research indicated that people with complex jobs, including working with other people or data such as lawyers and engineers, could benefit from a better memory and thinking abilities in later life. The results... 

Rare black seadevil Anglerfish caught on video

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A nightmare-inducing sea creature made famous in ‘Finding Nemo’ was caught on video in the depths of the ocean for the first time. Scientists believe global warming is affecting its environment, bringing the rare anglerfish species to shallower waters. As shown in Pixar’s famous fish film, anglers get their name from the built-in fishing rod attached to their foreheads. The black seadevil (scientific... 

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time

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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time. The breakthrough biomarker is a nanophosphor particle ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, which lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. “This is the first... 

Iranian scientists produce crocin from saffron

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Iran produces crocin from saffron Iranian scientists have developed a novel method that could provide extraction of crocin from saffron for the first time. The researchers produced crocin by cell culture method at the laboratory level at Iran’s National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute (NNFTRI). Crocin, which is a natural carotenoid chemical compound, is responsible for the color... 

ESA releases high resolution photos of Philae’s bumpy landing

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This mosaic is made of pictures taken by OSIRIS, a camera on the Rosetta spacecraft, during a 30-minute period spanning Philae’s touchdown. The European Space Agency (ESA) has released high-resolution pictures of the Philae probe landing on Comet 67P. The pictures were taken with the Narrow Angle Camera on the Rosetta satellite, which dropped the probe towards the surface of 67P. The images which... 

New Artificial Intelligence Software Capable of ‘Near Human-Level’ Image-Recognition

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Stanford software analyzing individual items Scientists with Stanford University and Google have developed two new artificially intelligent software programs capable of describing images with near human-level accuracy. Stanford’s research paper, entitled “Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions,” explains how specific details found in photographs and videos can be translated... 

Mysterious Russian satellite sparks orbital weapon speculations

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A mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth has global media in a bit of a spin after the object, thought to be space debris, conducted suspicious manoeuvres in space sparking rumors of little less than a revival of old Soviet satellite-killer program. The unknown space object was reportedly launched into space 6 months ago, along with a cluster of three military communication satellites which received... 

Russia to build its own space station

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During the coming years, Russia may begin deploying its own high-latitude space station, Kommersant newspaper wrote with reference to a source close to the administration of the Central Research Institute of Machine Engineering. The construction of the station in orbit, the newspaper wrote, is a key aspect of the project for the development of manned space exploration for the period up to 2050. At... 

Weed and Radiotherapy Can Cure Brain Tumors

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Two cannabis components can have a significant effect on the size of cancerous tumors in the brain, especially when combined with radiotherapy, according to new research. The study says the growths can virtually “disappear.” The research was carried out by specialists at St Georges, University of London and published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal. There are some 85 cannabinoids... 

‘Rosetta mission could unlock key to alien life’ says lead Philae lander scientist

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The Rosetta mission’s historic landing of a robotic spacecraft on a comet has brought to a head one of humankind’s timeless questions: are we alone in the universe? For the project’s leading land scientist, that answer may soon be on the horizon. After a tense seven-hour wait, the lander module Philae touched down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko at 16:03 GMT on Wednesday.... 

ATCV-1 infects brain and makes people stupid

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A virus called ATCV-1 that infects green algae (shown under a microscope) can also affect cognitive functions in mice and humans. Scientists in the United States have discovered a virus that infects people’s brains and makes them stupid. According to research carried out at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska, the algae virus affected cognitive functions such as visual... 

DARPA biotech division seeks ideas to solve Ebola crisis, prepare for next thing

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Pentagon’s main innovation unit is looking for promising ideas that would help thwart infectious disease outbreaks, including Ebola epidemic that already claimed almost 5,000 lives out of 13,241 officially confirmed cases worldwide. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Pentagon’s research organization tasked with developing advanced military technology has announced a tender... 

USA deliberately pushes Russia into China’s arms

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The United States refused to negotiate with Russia on the deployment of GLONASS navigation system on its territory, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said. According to him, there are no negotiations being conducted on the subject. “We made the statement in spring. I offered to initiate talks with the United States to deploy GLONASS infrastructure on their territory. For the time of the... 

China unveils anti-drone laser weapon able to shoot down ‘small aircraft’ within 5 seconds

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China has developed and successfully tested a highly accurate laser defense system against light drones. The homemade machine boasts a two-kilometer range and can down “various small aircraft” within five seconds of locating its target. Boasting high speed, great precision and low noise, the system is aimed at destroying unmanned, small-scale drones flying under an altitude of 500 meters... 

Critical “Space Threat” Warned Behind Historic US-Russian Rocket Launches

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A cryptic new report prepared by Aerospace Defence Forces (ADF) circulating in the Kremlin today on the successful test-firing of a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the Borey-class Yury Dolgoruky (K-535) nuclear-powered submarine in the Barents Sea yesterday is linking this event with a mysterious “artifact” rushed to the International Space Station (ISS) deemed so critical... 
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