Sleep, Topic of Sleep, Why We Sleep
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Topic of Theory: Why Do We Sleep?

Introduction to the Topic I am sure we must have all wondered: what is the point of sleep and why do we even do it at all? We use our body for most of the day; but we can just rest instead, right? Actually, sleep is more complex than we …

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SpaceX lands a rocket on a moving barge
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Barge Landing

On April 8th, the company SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 rocket onto an unmanned barge that was approximately the size of a football field.  This was the company’s fifth attempt and was significant because it allowed the rocket to be reused, greatly decreasing the cost of space travel. It is estimated …

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Dodo Birds
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Dumb and Dodo

Is calling someone a “dodo” not an insult after all? It seems that science has potentially butchered another good snub, which disappoints me, but it may be good news for one of my unfortunate friends. Long inhabitants of the island Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, the flightless dodo birds led …

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Birds tweeting, or maybe arguing?
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The Science of Cursing- is it Good for You?

Your eyes stretch wide, ears open and interest peaked.  You just learned a new word.  This new four letter word sits perched on the tip of your tongue, forbidden but all too tempting.  You don’t know what it means, but you still tremble in an antithetical mixture of excitement and …

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Lockheed Martin is developing Athena laser cannon
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Lockheed Martin Laser Cannon

Lockheed Martin has recently begun producing a new laser weapon called ATHENA(Advanced Test High Energy Asset). Already the project has shown great potential for military use as it can disable targets miles away in mere seconds. Instead of causing a giant explosion like you might see in the movies, it …

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The floppy disk, supposedly invented by the inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu.
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Yoshiro Nakamatsu- Japan’s Greatest Inventor

How would you define success? Is success gaining money, being happy, or living a dream? Or is it more than that? Success never ends. It’s never giving up and never stopping. Success is Yoshiro Nakamatsu, also known as Dr. NakaMats. Born in 1928, Dr. NakaMats has more than 3,300 patents to …

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cloud images, cumulonimbus, free
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Moon Phases Affect Earth’s Rainfall

The moon has always been a mystery and challenge to mankind, inspiring humans to expand the boundaries of science and technology to explore our nearest neighbor. A team of scientists from the University of Washington found that when the moon is directly overhead it causes a slight change in the atmosphere, …

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Quantum encryption and security, NSA
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Quantum Computing Is Threatening Traditional Encryption

Ever since the whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the nefarious plots used by the NSA to spy on citizens, people have been pushing for stronger security and encryption of their personal data. In 2014, Apple, a company well-known for its stance on customer privacy, released iOS 8 in response to the …

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Gravitational Waves Detected for the First Time

The Discovery of a Lifetime Gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity, have been detected by physicists for the first time. Caused by the collision of two massive black holes, ripples in space-time called gravitational waves, were sent through the universe at the speed of …

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The planets size comparison
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“Planet Nine”, the Hypothetical Planet

Expansion of our horizons is upon us! Another planet, about 10 times the size of Earth has been discovered in our very own solar system, past the orbit of Neptune. Or has it? “Planet Nine” is the name scientists have given to this theorized planet that, if it exists, lies about 20 …

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