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Posted June 4th, 2014 at 8:02 pm (UTC-5)
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A bizarre hybrid star has been discovered by American, British and Chilean astronomers. Using the Magellan Clay telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, the researchers were able to confirm the existence of what, until now, has only been part of a theoretical class of stars. Called a Thorne-Zytkow object (TZO), this celestial oddity […]

Scientist Discover Way to Lose Weight Without Dieting

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 7:12 pm (UTC-5)

British scientists have found you can lose weight without dieting – by replacing high-fat foods with their low-fat counterparts. Writing in the British Medical Journal,  researchers from the University of East Anglia found that people who switched out high-fat foods with low-fat substitutes lost about 1.6 kg over six months without any additional dieting. They […]

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 6:11 pm (UTC-5)

The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA’s Orbital Debris Program (ODP) at the Johnson Space Center in Texas, keeps an eye on the ever-expanding junkyard of space. “We define orbital debris as any man-made object […]

Opium-like Brain Chemical Triggers Overeating

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 6:53 pm (UTC-5)
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Are you on a diet but  having a hard time resisting that candy bar or cheeseburger?  The problem  might really be in your head. Researchers have found that an opium-like chemical produced in the brain might explain why some people overeat sweet and fatty foods. “This means that the brain has more extensive systems to […]