3 vaccine myths and where they came from

False: Vaccinations cause autism A British doctor Andrew Wakefield had published a study in 1998 claiming that the rubella (MMR), mumps and measles vaccine could trigger autism.  In the proceeding years, MMR vaccinations rates have dropped below 80% among 2-year-olds in England. Journalist Brian Deer reported undisclosed conflicts of interests in 2004 and that’s when … Read more3 vaccine myths and where they came from

How quantum teleportation works

A team of physicists has successfully teleported a quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers away through a fiber optic cable.  This effectively proved that the photon’s quantum state is vital to the teleportation process, but not it’s composition. Nicolas Gisin of the University of Geneva led the team and the … Read moreHow quantum teleportation works

The 5 Strangest Places Where Life Is Found

Earth is the only astronomical object known to harbor life. It appears that life can be found almost everywhere on Earth, evolving ways of survival including a new discovery of arsenic-eating bacteria — even in the strangest, seemingly unwelcoming places on the planet and off it. Bubbling tar Bubbling lakes of hot tar barely seem … Read moreThe 5 Strangest Places Where Life Is Found

Incredible fossil find may be the victims of an asteroid strike

An outstanding fossil deposit was found in North Dakota that looks like an extraordinary record of the mass extinction event that abolished most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago. It seems that the fossils are animals that were killed in minutes from an asteroid striking Earth. Paleontologists and researches are expressing cautious enthusiasm and … Read moreIncredible fossil find may be the victims of an asteroid strike

Forgetting is not easy

Researches have found out that forgetting a memory activates a brain more than remembering it. It requires more mental effort to forget something than remembering it.  Furthermore, the research indicated that if one wants to forget an undesirable experience, more attention should be focused on it. This study focused on the perception and sensory areas … Read moreForgetting is not easy

Discovery of the source of new neurons in the brain

It was once believed that mammals were not able to create new neurons throughout their life. However, over the past few years, scientists have found that at least two brain regions – the hippocampus and the centers of the sense of smell – grow neurons throughout their lifetime. Researches have shown, in mice, that one … Read moreDiscovery of the source of new neurons in the brain

The science behind the health benefits of Coffee

There are plenty of claimed health benefits of coffee and some are quite bold. From the prevention of liver disease and cancer to dementia and multiple sclerosis. To top it up it is said to increase life expectancy. Despite the claims, there are also more attentive studies that report on the risks of consuming caffeine, … Read moreThe science behind the health benefits of Coffee

Aspirin to fight tuberculosis – the expensive killer infection

A Research conducted by the Centenary Institute in Sydney has found a brand-new target for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis; The scientists from Centenary Institute have revealed that the tuberculosis bacterium hijacks platelets from the body’s blood clotting system and weaken the immune system. Tuberculosis is far from eliminated around the world and still infects millions around … Read moreAspirin to fight tuberculosis – the expensive killer infection

New plant breeding technologies: food security

A perspective Science article was recently published by an international team including researchers from the University of Göttingen, regarding new plant breeding technologies contribution to food security and sustainable development. Specifically, Genome editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas, could help to make agriculture environmentally friendly and more productive. Matin Qaim, an agricultural economist at the University … Read moreNew plant breeding technologies: food security

It turns out Stars reflect light too, they don’t just produce it

We have the tendency to think of stars as the objects that produce the most light in the Universe, while moons, planets, gas, dust and rocks reflect this starlight. But it has been noticed that stars reflect light, as well. The amount of reflected light is microscopic compared to the immense amount’s stars generate in … Read moreIt turns out Stars reflect light too, they don’t just produce it