26 new genes linked to intellectual disability identified

26 new genes linked to intellectual disability identified

Intellectual disability is frequently caused by recessive genes, meaning that an affected child gets a defective copy of the gene from each parent. Researchers have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disability which is characterised by significant limitations in...
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Scientists trace South Georgia’s giant ice history

Scientists trace South Georgia’s giant ice history

South Georgia is an island of astonishing beauty – of imposing landscapes, and bewildering numbers of penguins, seals and seabirds. It also has some impressive ice fields, although none it seems quite like those of the past. Some 20,000 years...
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Space Rains Junk on Spain

Space Rains Junk on Spain

It’s raining space junk in Spain. Rocket fuel tanks, chunks of satellites or something else entirely…In just over one week, three mysterious objects have fallen from the sky onto the country’s southeast, prompting bomb disposal agents and exp...
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Venus-Like Planet Found 39 Light Years Away

Venus-Like Planet Found 39 Light Years Away

Astronomers have discovered a new Venus-like rocky exoplanet 39 light years away, which may be cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere. If it does, it is close enough that we could study that atmosphere in detail with the Hubble...
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Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

Offering a new way of determining a galaxy’s age, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar “pulses” – regular up and down changes in brightness – in a distant galaxy. The team studied the elliptical galaxy M87, located 53 mi...
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Smart Glasses to Help Treat ‘Lazy Eye’ in Children

Smart Glasses to Help Treat ‘Lazy Eye’ in Children

New programmable electronic glasses can help improve vision in children just as well as the more traditional treatment using eye patches, according to results from the first US trial of the device. This “digital patch” is the first new effective...
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ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

US astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a stunning picture of South India at night from space. Kelly, who is the longest resident on the International Space Station (ISS), on November 15 uploaded a picture of South India at night on...
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US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

They’ve been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven’t left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change. Megabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gl...
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Astronomers Measure Wind Speeds of 8,690Kmph on Exoplanet

Astronomers Measure Wind Speeds of 8,690Kmph on Exoplanet

An exoplanet located about 63 light-years away has winds reaching a staggering 8,690kmph, around 20 times faster than ever recorded on Earth, according to the first ever weather map of a planet outside our solar system. The finding by researchers...
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World’s First ‘Porous’ Liquid Can Filter Carbon Emissions

World’s First ‘Porous’ Liquid Can Filter Carbon Emissions

In a breakthrough, scientists have developed the world’s first ‘porous’ liquid that can potentially be used to capture harmful carbon emissions to prevent them from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Researchers at Queen’s Universit...
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