Science

October 27, 2020

NASA Confirms That There Is Actually Water on the Moon

Scientists have just confirmed what's been believed for over a decade—there's water on the Moon. Specifically, thanks to observations by NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), traces of water have been found on the sunny side of the Moon. While ice has been found in the shadowed craters around the Moon's poles, this is the first time we can definitely say water exists where there is Sun.

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October 22, 2020

Study Finds That Playing in Nature Boosts Children’s Immune Systems

Playing outside is an important and healthy part of childhood. Away from screens, children need time to breathe fresh air and get dirty as they explore the world around them. Many parents and teachers believe that getting a bit messy in nature is beneficial to children's immune systems. A recent study by the University of Helsinki has proved this parental folk wisdom to be true.

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October 19, 2020

More Humans Are Evolving to Have Three Arteries in Their Arms

If you thought that humans had stopped evolving, think again. Researchers in Australia have just published a study proving that humans are continuing to change. While evolution can be so slow that it is hard to see concrete examples within a single lifetime, the recent appearance of an extra artery in our arms highlights our constant development.

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October 9, 2020

Take This Online Test To See You if You Have a Face-Recognizing Superpower

Have you ever seen someone's face in passing, then recognized that same person years later? If so, you may be a “super-recognizer.” Researcher Dr. Josh P. Davis at the University of Greenwich has developed a quick and free online test to identify people who are exceptionally good at human facial recognition. While many may be good or even great at recognizing others, Davis hypothesizes super-recognizers account for less than one percent of the population.

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