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Chinese scientists develop first portable sonic weapon to control masses

Sound weapon to deactivate the masses. The Chinese Academy of Sciences recently announced that they have the first weapon that uses sound to break up crowded crowds. The instrument is a kind of rifle that focuses a "ray" of sound, using low frequency waves. The device produces what they call a "biological effect", that is, extreme discomfort, vibrations in the ears, discomfort in the stomach, in the brain and even in the liver

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Scientists link brain inflammation and mental disorders

Inflammation of the brain can induce depressive behaviors, according to the latest studies related to mental health In recent years, research on abnormalities in brain functioning has intensified. Increasingly there is a thirst for understanding and understanding in this regard, denying myths such as, for example, that the human being occupies only a small percentage of the brain

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According to Michel Mayor, Nobel Prize in Physics, there is no place for God in the universe

For science God is not necessary, but does this mean that asking for divinity has been overcome? Michel Mayor is the brand new winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Mayor has been awarded for discovering the first exoplanet, among other contributions to cosmology and astrophysics. In a recent interview with El PaĆ­s , Mayor shared his ideas about the cosmos and extraterrestrial life.

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Men with 'more masculine' faces are often seen as more unfaithful, according to study

Can an infidel be identified by the features of his face? From an anthropological point of view, several authors agree that fidelity is a social construct encouraged to guarantee the distribution of goods. Meanwhile, one part of science suspects that there is a genetic base that fosters a tendency to polygamy, and the other part considers that it is the interaction between genetics and the environment that influences the incidence of infidelity and polygamy

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Man invents electric bulb that 'never melts', but companies refuse to market it

A focus against programmed obsolescence that encounters obstacles due to the resistance of large companies A case that seems symptomatic of the world in which we live is that of Benito Muros, a Catalan inventor who has created an electric bulb that "clearly" can last for years and years without melting

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Does smoking cannabis increase male fertility?

The researchers found that only 5% of cannabis smokers have a sperm concentration of less than 15 million / mL - an amount that, according to the WHO, is a "normal" amount of sperm - On the benefits or harms produced by marijuana there is controversial information, although in recent years some of its positive effects have been demonstrated in different aspects of health, such as the one we will talk about now, in the field of male sexuality

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This video clearly explains how the northern and southern auroras form

A clear and precise explanation of the astronomical phenomenon that gives rise to the auroras at the north and south poles Of all the natural phenomena that can be observed on Earth, few as impressive as the auroras that take place only in the polar regions of the planet and, therefore, are called northern or southern auroras (by the terms in Greek for north and south, respectively), depending on where they occur

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Fires in Brazil, with alleged government complicity, could be 'planetary suicide'

Devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon generate global alarm and an intrigue of international politics The crisis over the conflagrations in the Brazilian Amazon has escalated. It is reported that there are more than 72 thousand fires this year and an increase of 84% compared to last year. French President Macron has raised the alarm by saying "our house is burning

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In controversial research, scientists insert human cells into animal embryos

With the emergence of these experiments, some biologists question their ethics and the real influence on both the health of animals and that of human beings. Chimera, which in ancient Greek means "fabulous animal", was considered a hybrid monster born from the union between Typhoon and Echidna

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This experiment suggests that our perception of reality is a hallucination

For Stanford neuroscientists, the answer to the question of why humans don't hallucinate all the time can be offered by mice. Hallucinations: those altered states of consciousness that, according to mental health specialists, depend on the context. That is, as long as hallucinations are not the result of drug or alcohol consumption, their origin can be related to problems of deafness, sight, amputations and yes, also to mental or neurological disorders

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This Monday 3 large asteroids will pass very close to Earth

An unusual astronomical event This Monday, September 9, three asteroids will pass near Earth, as reported by the NASA Center for Near-Earth Studies (CNEOS). The celestial bodies are of relatively considerable dimensions. One, the largest, baptized as 2019 QZ3, has a diameter of 67m, which makes it slightly larger than a Boeing 747 aircraft (whose wingspan is 59

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Meditation can prevent aging, according to Nobel Prize in Medicine

Elizabeth Blackburn points out that meditation can help preserve telomeres, cellular enzymes associated with aging The Nobel Prize in Medicine, Elizabeth Blackburn, is recognized for her studies on telomerase, a cellular enzyme involved in aging. Blackburn has identified various activities that promote the protection of telomeres, including exercise and meditation

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This is the Milky Way, according to the most accurate image we have so far

A unique cartographic method gives us this map of the Milky Way, our neighborhood in the universe The image of the Milky Way has nourished the dreams and fantasies of the human being from the first moment that our species became aware of its place in the universe. From the myths of ancient cultures to the achievements of modern astronomy, the galaxy where we find ourselves has appeared to us as that point of space both palpable and remote, close but also somewhat unimaginable

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This forest of concentric circles in Japan is not the work of nature

The peculiar form in the growth of these trees, located in the Japanese prefecture of Miyazaki, is not only a result of their natural instinct The images that accompany this article are not the result of a photographic manipulation or some other type of trick. Oddly enough, there is actually a forest where trees have grown in such a way that they have given rise to these peculiar figures in a circle

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For the first time they take a picture of quantum entanglement, Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance'

One of nature's most fascinating phenomena is captured in an image for the first time One of the most enigmatic but fundamental phenomena of nature has been captured in an image for the first time. Quantum entanglement, or the state in which two particles share their physical states despite their distance, behaving as if they were one, is one of the most debated phenomena in the recent history of science

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Woman creates clothes woven with bacteria that reduces body odor and improves immune system

Between fashion design and science, they create a possibly revolutionary probiotic textile technology Rosie Broadhead, a graduate of Central Saint Martins College, has created a probiotic textile technology that integrates live bacteria into clothing fibers; Broadhead says that with such material you can reduce body odor, stimulate cell renewal and improve the immune system, this when sweat is activated, explains the Dezeen site

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Studies suggest that it is possible that the human being cannot make interplanetary trips

A trip to Mars could be more than the human body is capable of withstanding Given the forecasts of global warming, many of the scientists and especially the great technology entrepreneurs imagine the survival of human beings on another planet. A trip to Mars to condition this planet or the nearest star

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Studies show that to learn something you need to get excited

Emotion is the key to memory and learning It should not be a great revelation, but a series of recent neuroimaging studies seem to confirm that emotions play a central role in memory and learning. This is obvious: we learn and remember what we like, what we are passionate about. A few years ago, MIT researchers measured a student's electrical activity for 24 hours and compared it in different activities, such as listening to a master class and watching television

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Lunar eclipse July 16 and full moon in Capricorn

A partial lunar eclipse can be seen on the "old continents" Julio has two eclipses, one solar and one lunar. A few days ago in South America a spectacular total solar eclipse could be observed, and now some countries, especially in Europe, Asia and Africa, will be able to witness a partial lunar eclipse

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Discover when Sirius comes out in your area (the sacred star of the Egyptians)

The heliocal exit of Sirio is one of the great astronomical events of the summer No star in the sky was as important to ancient cultures as Sirius, the most adored and mystified star, above the Pleiades, the Big Dipper and the Polar Star, stars that have also been widely celebrated. Sirius was especially important for the Egyptians, but certainly not exclusively