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March 2018

Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows — ScienceDaily

Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows — ScienceDaily

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).The study, by researchers…

Reconstructing Cassini’s plunge into Saturn — ScienceDaily

Reconstructing Cassini’s plunge into Saturn — ScienceDaily

Chief among these engineering data, or telemetry, are measurements indicating the performance of the spacecraft's small attitude-control thrusters. Each thruster was capable of producing a force of half a newton, which is roughly equivalent to the weight of a tennis ball on Earth.During the final moments of its plunge, Cassini…

First evidence of the body’s waste system in the human brain discovered — ScienceDaily

First evidence of the body’s waste system in the human brain discovered — ScienceDaily

By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain some waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body's sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the…

Soon, geology & mining staff to don khaki

Soon, geology & mining staff to don khaki

On the lines of police and Road Transport Office (RTO), officers and staff of the Commissionerate of Geology and Mining (CGM) will also be seen donning the Khaki soon.The National Institute of Design (NID), which was roped in for designing uniforms for the latter's field and lab officers, has completed…

Why the UAE Is Betting Big on Renewable Energy

Why the UAE Is Betting Big on Renewable Energy

Home to the world’s tallest tower, the world’s largest mall and the world’s longest driverless metro, the United Arab Emirates is no stranger to superlatives. Now, it is adding another to its roster: the world’s largest single-site solar park.Just south of Dubai in a swath of desert spanning nearly 4,000 acres,…

Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks, by Mary Caperton Morton – Meanwhile the World Goes On

Aerial Geology: A High-Altitude Tour of North America’s Spectacular Volcanoes, Canyons, Glaciers, Lakes, Craters, and Peaks, by Mary Caperton Morton – Meanwhile the World Goes On

Five stars, read in December 2017. I took this book home intending to flip through its beautiful large pages, look at the photos, and return it in a day or two. I've ended up keeping it three weeks, reading a few pages a day, because there is so much interesting…

Agrogeology: Geology in the Service of Agriculture

Agrogeology: Geology in the Service of Agriculture

Prof. William Fyfe: Photo from the Earth Science Department of University of Western Ontario.Farmers have long recognized the importance of soil health in delivering bountiful harvests and nutritious food. A healthy soil hosts a diverse community of microorganisms and provides an array of nutrients; it requires aeration and sufficient water…

US researchers relieved as government shutdown appears set to end

US researchers relieved as government shutdown appears set to end

Lawmakers in the US Congress agreed to a temporary budget for the US government.Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyNature will update this developing story throughout the day.The US government shutdown that began on 20 January is effectively over, after the Senate moved to advance legislation to fund government operations until 8 February.The Senate…

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