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Luckily for researchers, there is a possible laboratory in our solar system to help us better understand the conditions on Earth before life arose — a situation sometimes referred to as a “prebiotic” environment. That location is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, that has fascinated researchers for decades, particularly after NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in the 1980s. The missions revealed a moon completely socked in with haze, which is a different experience to those used to gazing at Earth’s airless, cratered moon.
Though galaxies look larger than atoms and elephants appear to outweigh ants, some physicists have begun to suspect that size differences are illusory. Perhaps the fundamental description of the universe does not include the concepts of “mass” and “length,” implying that at its core, nature lacks a sense of scale.
When twins have similar personalities, is it mainly because they share so much genetic material or because their physical resemblance makes other people treat them alike?
Who has better sex: heterosexuals or homosexuals? You might have your own guesses, but these scientists surveyed over 6,000 people on the internet to generate some hard data on how often people experienced orgasm with a familiar partner. Turns out that homosexual and heterosexual men have similar orgasm frequencies (~85%), while women on average have lower (~63%) rates of orgasm. However, if you separate heterosexual and homosexual women, there’s a big difference.
Wondering how your relationship will change when you have kids? Pick up a doll, a new study suggests.
Women with ancestral exposure to toxins may be more susceptible to stress, according to a recent study.
Related: Smoking during pregnancy may affect grandchildren's growth
Richard Nixon declared war on cancer 43 years ago.
Thanks to Niels Vergouwen for permission to share his brilliant cartoon here. Such a perfect comment on the religious intolerance and bigotry swirling in the world today. Niels' website: http://www.couldbeworse-comic.com/index.html. Check out the archive: http://www.couldbeworse-comic.com/archief.html
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address in January to what he called Vermont’s “full-blown heroin crisis.” Since 2000, he said, the state had seen a 250 percent increase in addicts receiving treatment. The courts were swamped with heroin-related cases. In 2013 the number of people charged with heroin trafficking in federal court in Vermont increased 135 percent from the year before, according to federal records.
Related: End the prohibition of heroin - A cop’s experience tells him the drug war is doing more harm than good.
Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.
Past research has indicated that couples who abuse substances are at a greater risk for divorce, in part because substance abuse often leads to an increase in domestic violence.
Related: China is busting pot farmers from space
The moon has a distinctive smell. Ask any Apollo moonwalker about the odiferous nature of the lunar dirt and you'll get the same answer.
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. Scientists used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labour pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal.
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us -- which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold -- may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
Here's more fodder for the great paper vs. e-book debate.
Virtual reality can be used to give the illusion of going "back in time", according to an exploratory study.
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