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Scientists crack nightmare code with new technique to control dreams

October 25th, 2017

Aren’t nightmares just the worst? There you are, trying to catch a few well-deserved Zs when you’re torn from your peaceful slumber and tossed into whatever hellish experience your brain has invented for you. A new study led by Dr. Denholm Aspy of the University of Adelaide’s School of Psychology in Australia has resulted in …

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Archaeologists find gates of Hell in Saudi Arabia

October 19th, 2017

When researchers are searching for remnants of structures and settlements constructed by ancient peoples they typically focus on areas that are hospitable to human life. A new discovery in Saudi Arabia goes firmly against that notion, with archaeologists revealing the existence of hundreds of stone “gates” situated in and around ancient lava domes, in an …

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Scientists shocked by 75 percent decline in flying insect numbers

October 19th, 2017

Bees, moths, and other flying insects can be a bit of a nuisance when you’re trying to enjoy a nice sunny day outside, but they’re still incredibly vital links in the ecological chain. Now, new research out of Germany has caused a panic in the scientific community, revealing that the total biomass — that is, …

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WTF is floating around Saturn?

October 18th, 2017

NASA Cassini spacecraft performed its final, fateful dive into Saturn several weeks ago, destroying itself in the planet’s atmosphere and ending an incredible mission that spanned nearly two full decades. Today, even though its mechanical body has been vaporized, the information it sent back during its time in orbit continues to surprise scientists. The most …

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Lego’s newest set celebrates the women of NASA

October 18th, 2017

Most of Lego’s most popular toy sets focus firmly on fantastical worlds that have nothing to do with reality — like Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Minecraft – but today the company announced the launch date for a much more real, but equally awesome set. Called “Women of NASA,” the new construction set pays tribute …