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Whether it is the delicacy of a nanoparticle or the fickleness of a bonobo, Pranjal Mehar tracks and reports on the adventure that is science. Based in Maharashtra, India, she is a former staff writer and always been a great member of Tech Explorist.
Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME): A new radio telescope has allowed space watchers to see bursts of light travelling from a far-away galaxy in a discovery they say could open new doors in astrophysics and cosmology. The revolutionary radio telescope housed in an observatory south of Penticton, B.C., is at the centre of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME. ANDRE RECNIK/HANDOUT/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Scientists are closer to solving one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries

Fast Radio Bursts or FRBs are very short and extremely high-power bursts of radio energy that we detect in our telescopes here on Earth....
Study in Birmingham could lead to better detection of people with irregular heart rhythm

Study in Birmingham could lead to better detection of people with irregular heart rhythm

Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and...
Easter Island statues: mystery behind their location revealed

Easter Island statues: mystery behind their location revealed

The island of Rapa Nui is well-known for its elaborate ritual architecture, particularly its numerous statues (moai) and the monumental platforms that supported them...
Missing GP appointments increases the risk of early death. CREDIT Lancaster University

How missing appointments increases the risk of death

A surprising study just revealed that if you are missing your GP appointments of doctors, you are associated with early death. People with mental...
Yale researchers track the birth of memories

Yale researchers track the birth of memories

Neuroscientists were keen to know how and when memory form. Now, Yale scientists came up with a possible explanation. By identifying brain activity in the hippocampus...
The virus was found in Rousettus bats in Měnglà County, Yunnan Province, southern China (Credit: Rajesh Puttaswamaiah, Bat Conservation India Trust CC BY 3.0)

Scientists discovered new bat-borne virus related to Ebola

Bat-borne viruses around the globe represent a danger to human and animal health. Filoviruses, particularly Ebola virus and Marburg virus, are notoriously pathogenic and...
Excessive social media usage is comparable to drug addiction

Excessive social media usage is comparable to drug addiction

Two and a half billion people around the world regularly use social networking sites (SNSs), such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and this number...
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size

Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size

Carrying additional body fat, particularly around the middle, might be connected to brain shrinkage, by an investigation distributed recently. For the study, scientists determined...
A newly discovered exoplanet is located within the “habitable zone,” where liquid water may exist on the planet’s surface. Courtesy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Francis Reddy

Citizen scientist just discovered a planet twice the size of earth

A research team that included a UChicago graduate student has discovered a planet that is estimated to be twice the size of earth. The planet...

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