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Giant Black Hole In The Center Of Our Galaxy ‘Recently’ Exploded

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way exploded 3.5 million years ago, according to astronomers. This is considered to be “astonishingly recent” in galactic terms and is changing what scientists thought they knew about our galaxy. “This is a dramatic event that happened a few million years ago in the Milky Way’s history,” said Lisa Kewley, ...

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Why European Millennials Are Not Like Their American Counterparts

In public perception, age is often related to political views. “Not to be a republican at 20 is proof of want of heart; to be one at 30 is proof of want of head,” the 19th-century French monarchist François Guizot is supposed to have said. King Louis Philippe’s prime minister was swept from power by the 1848 revolution, presumably by ...

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How To Stay Fit Like Tiger Woods

That strap on Tiger Woods’ wrist? It tracks his every move Produced by a Boston-based company of the same name, the Whoop 3.0 plays the role of physician’s aide and performance coach wrapped into one. Its sensors gather round-the-clock data on a range of health-related variables, including heart-rate, sleep patterns and strain (essentially, a measure of how hard your body ...

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Can We Learn Something From The Japanese Diet?

Reflective of Japan’s own KonMari method, the Japanese diet is based on the principle of minimalism. The diet includes minimally processed whole-food and plant-based food without the addition of sauces and seasonings to avoid drowning out natural flavors. It consists of limited animal proteins and added sugars. The Japanese diet can be considered the counterpart of the Okinawan diet, which ...

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Millennials Are Putting An End To Big Oil

It sounds harsh, but it’s true: millennials really do ruin everything. And the oil industry will be no exception. From talent acquisition to courting investors, to finding new end uses for petroleum, the oil industry is facing a whole new set of challenges—one that extends far beyond geopolitical risk premiums and barrel prices. Oil companies who are quicker to adapt ...

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How An Amazing Fish-Like Robot Will Save Lives

A bio-inspired robot can use water from the environment to launch itself into the air, British researchers revealed. The robot can travel 85 feet through the air after taking off and researchers believe it could be used to collect samples in hazardous or otherwise cluttered environments, such as during a major flood. Researchers from the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial ...

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How Animals Control Earth’s Oxygen Levels

No more than 540 million years ago there was a huge boom in the diversity of animals on Earth. The first larger animals evolved in what is today known as the Cambrian explosion. In the time that followed, the animals evolved and grew larger, but concurrently with the evolution of animals, the oxygen level in the atmosphere dropped and this ...

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Why America’s Families Are Struggling Financially

The finances of Americans may not be as good as they look from the outside. Despite optimistic metrics like a nine-year-long bullish, if volatile, stock market, higher than expected job and wage growth, and consumer confidence levels nearing record highs, millions of Americans continue to struggle, a study released last week from financial consultancy nonprofit the Center for Financial Services ...

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Why This NASA Chief Says Pluto Is A Planet

Pluto may have lost its status as a planet more than 13 years ago, but don’t tell that to NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. Speaking at the University of Colorado recently, Bridenstine made it clear that he believes Pluto is a planet, despite it being controversially demoted Aug. 24, 2006 by the International Astronomical Union. “Just so you know, in my ...

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NASA’s Plan To Explore Europa (Jupiter’s moon)

Astrobiologists‘ mouths water at the prospect of an ocean of liquid water — particularly a salty one — in contact with a rocky ocean floor. They theorize that heat from within Europa’s rocky interior, generated by tidal forces of Jupiter’s gravity, powers eruptions of hot, mineral-laden water on Europa’s ocean floor. Such “hydrothermal vents” could supply all the ingredients necessary to ...

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