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Nobleite: Properties and Occurrences

Nobleite: Properties and Occurrences

Nobleite is a rare borate mineral with the chemical formula CaB6O9(OH)2·3H2O. It is a transparent mineral containing calcium, boron, hydroxide, and water. It was discovered in 1961, in Death Valley, California, and is named for Levi F. Noble, a USGS geologist, in honor of his contributions to th.....

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UK May Ban Boiling Lobsters Alive Under “Sentient Being” Law, so can they Really Feel Pain?

UK May Ban Boiling Lobsters Alive Under “Sentient Being” Law, so can they Really Feel Pain?

Live boiling shrimps can be banned under a new UK law to protect the welfare rights of animals considered sensitive animals. So, are the throats sensitive, are they feeling pain, and what does science say about crustacean pain and the moral curls of cooking pots? In May 2021, the UK government in.....

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AFGL 2298 – a Luminous Blue Variable Star located in the Constellation Aquila

AFGL 2298 – a Luminous Blue Variable Star located in the Constellation Aquila

AFGL 2298, also known as IRAS 18576+0341, is a bright blue variable star (LBV) in the constellation Aquila, near the galactic plane. Its distance from the Earth is unknown; it could be anywhere between 23,000 and 42,000 light-years (7,000 to 13,000 parsecs). Despite being extremely luminous, it i.....

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The Surface of Venus Might be Broken in Shuffling Chunks

The Surface of Venus Might be Broken in Shuffling Chunks

No other solid body in the solar system has hips like the Earth. Mercury to Mars as well as many moons has a groove in a piece of most of the earth. Instead of having tectonics on our planet, the vast plates continue to center the molten upper mantle. Another exception to the single-block surface.....

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Some Dogs are Naturally Gifted at Understanding and Learning Words, Study Finds

Some Dogs are Naturally Gifted at Understanding and Learning Words, Study Finds

Many of us talk to our pets, but how much do we actually recognize what our pets say? The videos related to the story prove that some dogs are really very good at recognizing the word W, but is there any limit to their vocabulary skills? A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports [&h.....

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Rare Glass Octopus and Fish-Stealing Crabs Among Awesome New Deep-Sea Footage

Rare Glass Octopus and Fish-Stealing Crabs Among Awesome New Deep-Sea Footage

Entering deeper can be an enlightened experience for an environment that is seemingly lacking in life, bringing new and bizarre species and behaviors to light as you float in more abysses. Thanks to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, you can climb digitally alongside scientists who have explored the is.....

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Physics Graduate Says he’s going to Crack Immortality (Oh Yeah – and he’s 11)

Physics Graduate Says he’s going to Crack Immortality (Oh Yeah – and he’s 11)

Having high-achieving siblings can be tough. Every family gathering turns into a fight for which the child is more successful or smarter than whom and before you know it you are boxing your sister in the kitchen about whether Mahla was more influential than Pythagoras. Okay, glad you didn’t.....

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North America’s Extreme Heatwave “Virtually Impossible” without Climate Change

North America’s Extreme Heatwave “Virtually Impossible” without Climate Change

Make no mistake; the recent heatwave that hit the Pacific Northwest was only possible because of climate change, according to climate scientists. In the last days of June 2021, a new analysis of the heat wave in the United States and Canada found that it would be “virtually impossible”.....

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Patients with Heart Disease may Benefit from Yoga Practice

Patients with Heart Disease may Benefit from Yoga Practice

Yoga is a mind-body activity that consists of a series of body poses and breathing exercises that can improve strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation. Dozens of different formats and practices, such as Hatha, Anusara, ashtanga, and many others, emphasize various focuses, such as toning, st.....

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Loneliness Increasing among Older Adults is a Result of Social Distance

Loneliness Increasing among Older Adults is a Result of Social Distance

According to a new University of Stirling study, social distancing implemented in response to COVID-19 is increasing feelings of loneliness in Scotland’s older population and negatively impacting their wellbeing. The study discovered a link between an increase in loneliness in people over t.....

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Polychlorinated Biphenyl (Properties, Production, Uses)

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (Properties, Production, Uses)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of man-made organic compounds that include carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine. C12H10-xClx is the formula for an organic chlorine compound. Based on adequate evidence of carcinogenicity from research in experimental animals, PCBs are reasonably expected to.....

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Green Tea Supplements help Children with Down Syndrome Develop their Facial Features

Green Tea Supplements help Children with Down Syndrome Develop their Facial Features

A new study published in Scientific Reports by Belgian and Spanish researchers adds to the evidence about the potential benefits of green tea extracts in Down syndrome. The researchers discovered that taking green tea extracts during the first three years of life can reduce facial dysmorphology i.....

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