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Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe
25th July 2017 | scientificamerican.com | Space

Scientists aren’t yet certain that electrons and their relatives are violating the Standard Model of particle physics, but the evidence is mounting

Scientists observe gravitational anomaly on Earth
25th July 2017 phys.org | Earth, Space

Modern physics has accustomed us to strange and counterintuitive notions of reality—especially quantum physics which is famous for leaving physical objects in strange states of superposition. For example, Schrödinger’s cat, who finds itself unable to decide if it is dead or alive. Sometimes however quantum mechanics is more decisive and even destructive.

Sweating the Small Stuff: CubeSats Swarm Earth Orbit
25th July 2017 | scientificamerican.com | Space

A boom in nanosatellites could revolutionize space science and industry, but also dramatically increase the hazards of space junk

Back in February an Indian Space Research Organization rocket deployed over a hundred miniature spacecraft into Earth orbit.

A robot delivered my dinner
25th July 2017 | theverge.com | Tech

It rides along pavements, crosses roads, and avoids driving into humans, and can travel up to three miles at 4 mph. The robot is part of a trial by Starship Technologies, a company created by two Skype co-founders. Starship is developing self-driving robotic delivery vehicles, but the current robot isn’t autonomous just yet.

For The First Time, a US Company Is Implanting Microchips in Its Employees
25th July 2017 | sciencealert.com | Tech

We’re always hearing how robots are going to take our jobs, but there might be a way of preventing that grim future from happening: by becoming workplace cyborgs first.

Energy-harvesting bracelet could power wearable electronics
25th July 2017 phys.org | Tech

Researchers have designed a bracelet that harvests biomechanical energy from the wearer’s wrist movements, which can then be converted into electricity and used to extend the battery lifetime of personal electronics or even fully power some of these devices.

This New Material Could Let Phones And Electric Cars Charge in Seconds
25th July 2017 | sciencealert.com | Tech

Finding time to stop, plug in and recharge could become history, with scientists developing a new electrode design that could charge batteries in seconds instead of hours.

Clothes intertwined with nanotech will treat eczema
25th July 2017 phys.org | Tech

Tiny capsules embedded in the clothes we wear could soon be used to counteract the rise of sensitive skin conditions.

Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells
25th July 2017 phys.org | Tech

Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale.

Hard-core players of violent video games do not have emotionally blunted brains
25th July 2017 digest.bps.org.uk | Humans

No sooner had the American Psychological Association released their 2015 task force report supposedly confirming that violent video games make players aggressive than the criticisms of the report started pouring in, of bias and bad practice.


Related: Feeling stressed during the workday? Playing video games may help

Time, not material goods, ‘raises happiness’
25th July 2017 | bbc.com | Humans

Using money to free-up time is linked to increased happiness, a study says.

In an experiment, individuals reported greater happiness if they used £30 ($40) to save time – such as by paying for chores to be done – rather than spending the money on material goods.

Depression changes brain structure, study suggests
25th July 2017 | ed.ac.uk | Humans

Alterations were found in parts of the brain known as white matter, which contains fibre tracts that enable brain cells to communicate with one another by electrical signals.

Skull shape and emergence of agriculture
25th July 2017 popular-archaeology.com | Ancient

A study indicates that the transition from foraging to farming was associated with modest but functionally relevant changes in the shape of the human skull. Previous studies indicate that the shape of the human skull changed with the emergence of agriculture, likely due to the increased availability of soft foods. However, determining the consistency and extent of changes in skull shape at a global scale has proven difficult

Excavations in Turkey’s southeast reveal 10,000-year-old belief in afterlife
24th July 2017 | hurriyetdailynews.com | Ancient

An excavation in the Dargeçit district of the southeastern region of Turkey, which will soon be left under the reservoir waters of the Ilısu Dam, has revealed crucial information about the North Mesopotamian people’s social life 10 millennia ago, particularly about burial rituals and the ancient belief in life after death.

Events in Iceland explain years of famine in Europe’s Dark Ages
24th July 2017 | economist.com | Ancient

IT SEEMED like a curse. The summer of 821 was wet, cold and yielded a poor harvest. Then winter came. Temperatures plunged. Blizzards smothered towns and villages. The Danube, the Rhine and the Seine—rivers that never froze—froze so hard that the ice covering them could be crossed not just on foot but by horse and cart. Nor did spring bring respite. Terrible hailstorms followed the snow. Plague and famine followed the storms. The next few winters were worse.

We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge
24th July 2017 | bbc.com | Ancient

Researchers have been studying not just the monument itself, but the area around it, hoping to find clues in this intriguing landscape of prehistoric monuments.

Underground imaging and excavation have revealed that Stonehenge was once part of a complicated network of structures: ancient burial mounds, unknown settlements, processional routes and even gold-adorned burials.

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