As Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching Closely

As Hawaii Aims for 100% Renewable Energy, Other States Watching Closely

How to incorporate solar and wind while keeping the electricity grid stable is a key question

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Study Shows How Fasting For 3 Days Can Regenerate Your Entire Immune System

Study Shows How Fasting For 3 Days Can Regenerate Your Entire Immune System

By now, you may have heard about the amazing potential health benefits of fasting. While many believe it’s an unhealthy and even dangerous practice, the science says otherwise. Even intermittent fasting, which involves restricting your eating time to an 8-10 hour window rather than going without food entirely, has proven to have many health benefits. Think […]

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Stanford University Physicists Uncover Correlation between Bitcoin Transactions and Laws of Nature

Stanford University Physicists Uncover Correlation between Bitcoin Transactions and Laws of Nature

Bitcoin ushered in a new class of asset in 2009, but nowadays, the novel financial instrument has reached somewhat of a peak with its popularity skyrocketing as never before. This growing interest increasing acceptance has also paved the way for several research studies on the subject. On April 23, 2018, a study uncovered a strange similarity between bitcoin transactions and the structure of swirling liquid.

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New depression genetic risk factors identified

New depression genetic risk factors identified

New genetic risk factors associated with major depression have been identified in the biggest study of its kind, providing new insights for prevention and treatment. Professor Naomi Wray, from UQ’s Institute of Molecular Bioscience and QBI, helped lead the international study, which identified 44 genetic variants associated with major depression – 30 of which were previously unknown.

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New development in contact lenses for red-green colour blindness using simple dye

New development in contact lenses for red-green colour blindness using simple dye

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a contact lens that may help people with colour blindness simply by using a low cost dye, according to research published today (26 April 2018) in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Colour blindness – or colour vision deficiency (CVD) – is an inherited genetic ocular disorder where some people have difficulty distinguishing certain colours. While no cure for this disorder exists…

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What we can learn from the new detailed map of 1.3 billion stars

What we can learn from the new detailed map of 1.3 billion stars

Most of us have looked up at the night sky and wondered how far away the stars are or in what direction they are moving. The truth is, scientists don’t know the exact positions or velocities of the vast majority of the stars in the Milky Way. But now a new tranche of data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite, aiming to map stars in our galaxy in unprecedented detail, has come in to shed light on the issue.

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