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January 23 2015

Women 'two thirds more likely' to believe in God and afterlife than men


Women are more almost two thirds more likely to believe in God or life after death than men, a new poll highlighting a deep gender divide in religious beliefs has found.

The study published by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) found 60 per cent of women but only 35 per cent of men believed in some form of afterlife.

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January 23 2015

Men and women process emotions differently


Women rate emotional images as more emotionally stimulating than men do and are more likely to remember them. However, there are no gender-related differences in emotional appraisal as far as neutral images are concerned. These were the findings of a large-scale study that focused on determining the gender-dependent relationship between emotions, memory performance and brain activity.


Related: Emotion may improve ability to recall memories, study finds

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January 23 2015

Seeing is not remembering, it turns out


People may have to "turn on" their memories in order to remember even the simplest details of an experience, according to Penn State psychologists. This finding, which has been named "attribute amnesia," indicates that memory is far more selective than previously thought.

"It is commonly believed that you will remember specific details about the things you're attending to, but our experiments show that this is not necessarily true,".

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January 23 2015

Forget fingerprints, crimes could be solved by body shape


Grainy CCTV footage in which a criminal’s face is obscured can make it difficult to identify perpetrators, and this job is even harder if no fingerprints are left at the scene.

But, in what’s been dubbed a biometric breakthrough, researchers have discovered that a person’s body shape could equally give them away.

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January 23 2015

Pirate fishing to be tracked in real time by satellites


British company Satellite Applications Catapult has launched a satellite tracking system aimed at putting a stop to the costly, global problem of illegal "pirate" fishing.

The system, named Project Eyes, will allow authorities to monitor, detect and respond in real time to illegal fishing activity from a "virtual watch room". Pirate fishing is valued at $23.5bn (£15.5bn) annually, which is equivalent to one in every five caught in the wild.

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January 23 2015

Commercial bees threaten wild bees, say researchers


The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists.


Related: Only 60 Years of Farming Left If Soil Degradation Continues
Related: State puts limits on a pesticide used for strawberries, other crops

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January 23 2015

'Safer GMOs' made by US scientists


US scientists say they have taken the first step towards making "safer" GMOs that cannot spread in the wild using synthetic biology.

They have re-written the genetic code of bacteria to use only synthetic chemicals to grow. The GM bacteria would die if they escaped into nature.

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January 22 2015

Ageing research: Blood to blood


By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.

Two mice perch side by side, nibbling a food pellet. As one turns to the left, it becomes clear that food is not all that they share — their front and back legs have been cinched together, and a neat row of sutures runs the length of their bodies, connecting their skin. Under the skin, however, the animals are joined in another, more profound way: they are pumping each other's blood.

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January 22 2015

Growing Human Kidneys in Rats Sparks Ethical Debate


Researchers say they have developed a new technique that will get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size.

It's possible that further work could find a way to grow kidneys large enough that they could be transplanted into a person, the researchers said, although much more research is needed to determine whether this could be done.

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January 22 2015

First round-the-world solar flight to take off next month


ABU DHABI (Reuters) - A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world next month, the project's founders said, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 is set to take off from Abu Dhabi with stopovers in India, Myanmar and China before crossing the Pacific Ocean and flying across the United States and southern Europe to arrive back in Abu Dhabi.

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January 22 2015

Artificial intelligence helps Stanford physicists predict dangerous solar flares


Solar flares can release the energy equivalent of many atomic bombs, enough to cut out satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth, 93 million miles away. The flares arise from twisted magnetic fields that occur all over the sun's surface, and they increase in frequency every 11 years, a cycle that is now at its maximum.

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January 22 2015

Mystery storms rage across face of Uranus


STORMS have clouded Uranus's normally placid face. In the past year, the gas planet has played host to huge cloud systems so bright that even amateur astronomers can see them from Earth – and their cause is a mystery.

"We have no idea. It's very unexpected," says Imke de Pater at the University of California, Berkeley.

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January 22 2015

Researchers find levels of nitrogen in meteorites similar to levels in Earth's atmosphere


A trio of researchers in Germany has found levels of nitrogen in carlsbergite in two meteorite samples match levels found in the human body and the Earth's atmosphere. In their paper published in Nature Geoscience, Dennis Harries, Falko Langenhorst and Peter Hoppe with Universität Bayreuth, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena and Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie respectively describe their analyses of two primitive meteorites found in Antarctica in 1979, and offer theories as to how nitrogen levels found in them came to be there.

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January 22 2015

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space


Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.

They found tiny "space magnets" in meteorites which retain a memory of the birth and death of the asteroid's core.

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January 22 2015

Japan might get to name the most alien worlds


Who gets to name exoplanets? As efforts to officially christen alien worlds gets under way, it looks like Japanese astronomy fans will get the deciding vote.

Currently, planets outside the solar system are saddled with dull scientific designations like GJ 667 Cc or HD 40307 g. Last year the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the scientific body that oversees cosmic naming rights, announced its NameExoWorlds contest to give the public a chance to choose more evocative names for a handful of exoplanets out of more than 1800 discovered so far.

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January 22 2015

Esa favours moon not Mars for next crewed mission


The European Space Agency has outlined its vision for what lunar exploration could be in the future in a new video released onto the internet today. It comes in the wake of a decision to look into collaborating with the Russians over sending a lander to the Moon’s south pole.


Alt: Could humans live on the dark side of the moon? European space chiefs outline ambitious vision for colonies to settle on the lunar surface

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January 22 2015

Closer to Self-Destruction? Doomsday Clock Could Move Tomorrow


The ominous hands of the "Doomsday Clock" have been fixed at 5 minutes to midnight for the past three years. But they could move tomorrow.

Tomorrow (Jan. 22), at a news conference in Washington, D.C., The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce where the hands will rest for 2015.

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