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9 Science-Backed Tips for Turning Your Goals Into Reality

Most new year& 39;s resolutions tend to fail by February. At the end of the day, most people are really just not that great at setting goals and seeing them through. However, there are some proven scientific strategies that can help you keep the promises you make to yourself. Let& 39;s take a look.1.
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Beer Might Actually Be Good for You, According to Science

Beer is one of the world& 39;s oldest alcoholic beverages. Thought to have first been developed thousands of years ago in the Levant, it is consumed by millions of people every day today.But apart from its intoxicating properties, moderate drinking of beer can also benefit your health! If this sounds too good to be true, then read on.
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How to Engineer the Perfect BBQ Grill

Grills have been used around the world for centuries to turn raw meat into delicious meals. Their functionality seems rather simple, apply heat → cook food. However, anyone who has ever tried to shop for a grill or even cook on a grill knows full well that not all grills are alike.This all begs the question, what makes the perfect grill, and how can we design it?
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SpaceX Requests High-Altitude Permission for Its Starship Test Flight

SpaceX& 39;s new Starship rocket is due to launch later this year, and has asked the FCC for permission to use its high-altitude radio frequency.February 04, 2020SpaceX just asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to make a high-altitude test flight of its highly-anticipated Starship rocket, according to an Engadget report.
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New Graphene Amplifier Unleashes New Frequencies in Electromagnetic Spectrum

A new graphene amplifying device unleashes energy hidden in low wavelengths, and will revolutionize medical technology.February 05, 2020Researchers created a new graphene device that will unleash new and elusive frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum. According to a phys.org report, the device will give scientists access to terahertz wavelengths, which makes revolutionary technologies possible.
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Scientists Used Leaches to Predict the Weather

One late-1800s scientist used leeches in glass jars to predict the day& 39;s weather.February 08, 2020What would you do without your smartphone or the internet? You couldn& 39;t get 15 pounds of pizza delivered to your house at 2 AM, you couldn& 39;t request 20 bucks from your friend that stole your t-shirt, and you couldn& 39;t see what the weather was going to be like tomorrow.
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Solar Orbiter on Its Way to Sun's Blazing Poles

A new European-built spacecraft called Solar Orbiter just launched from Cape Canaveral, on an unprecedented mission to the Sun.RELATED: ASTONISHING NEW IMAGES OF THE SUN CAPTURED IN ITS BEST-EVER DETAILSolar Orbiter launch specsThe United Launch Alliance& 39;s (ULA& 39;s) Atlas V rocket lifted the 1,800-kilogram (3,790-lb) Solar Orbiter off of the pad at Space Launch Complex 41, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday (Feb.
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Scientists Discover 300 'Huge' Viruses That Do Bizarre Tricks

Scientists discovered 300 & 39;huge& 39; viruses that eat bacteria, and their DNA is unbelievably large.February 14, 2020Every day scientists find bizarre, new viruses from around the world. This week, a group of researchers announced the discovery of relatively massive bacteriophages, which are bacteria-infecting viruses.
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99 Complex Things Explained as Briefly as Possible

The world around us is a fairly interesting place. It& 39;s also a fairly complex one. Understanding things like astrophysics and rocket science aren& 39;t simple walks in the park... or are they?Let us explain 99 highly complex things as simply as possible.1. ChemotherapyChemotherapy works by stopping your body from making new cells in hopes that the cancer cells die off before your good cells do.
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Light Sails and Supernovae Can Help Us Reach the Speed of Light

For a moment, imagine standing on a spaceship, in deep space. To the rear of the ship — through a shaded, dusky window — is a breathtaking view of an expanding, suicidally-bright blue ball of light. If it weren& 39;t for the thick, UV-blocking glass of the viewport, every open eye would go blind from what& 39;s in store.
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NASA Releases Stunning Remix of the Timeless 'Pale Blue Dot'

NASA reprocessed the iconic Pale Blue Dot photo, to celebrate the photo& 39;s 30th anniversary, snapped by Voyager 1.February 14, 2020An incredibly humbling image of Earth photographed by the Voyager 1 probe from a distance of 3.7 billion miles was reprocessed by NASA, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original image.
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5 Reasons Why Nightmares Might Be Good for You

Nightmares can be the stuff of, well, nightmares at times. But there is a growing body of evidence that they could actually be very good for your mental and physical health.RELATED: ROBOT CHOIR SINGING BEETHOVEN IS THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARESWhy do I have bad nightmares every night?The odd nightmare is not something to lose sleep over, but if you are having regular nightmares, it could indicate a potential underlying problem.
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Four-Way Fight for NASA's Next Discovery Missions

NASA has set four different Discovery Program investigations in an elimination match; two to Venus, one to Jupiter& 39;s Io, and another to Neptune& 39;s moon, Triton. Only two will make it to space, and the final decision comes in 2021.RELATED: MISSIONS TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR IN THE 2020sNASA& 39;s Discovery ProgramNASA& 39;s Discovery Program is calling for scientists and engineers to build teams capable of designing the next generation of planetary science missions, to deepen our knowledge of the solar system, and — of course — our place in it.
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Coral Reef Habitats May Be Nearly Extinct by 2100

Warming oceans and acidic waters could kill off almost all coral reef habitats by 2100.February 19, 2020In the year 2100, there may be almost no coral reef habitats left in any ocean on Earth, according to new research presented in San Diego at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.RELATED: THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION EVENT COULD AS EARLY AS 2100Coral reef habitats dying sooner than expectedScientists had predicted that roughly 70 to 90 of coral reef habitats would vanish from every ocean in the next 20 years from the effects of climate change and pollution.
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Scientists Designed Cyborg Grasshoppers That Sniff Out Bombs

This group of scientists designed short-lived cyborg grasshoppers to sniff out explosives.February 18, 2020In addition to dogs, future bomb-sensing units may use cyborg grasshoppers to sniff out bombs, according to a New Scientistreport.RELATED: BE PREPARED FOR CYBORG SOLDIERS BY 2050, SAYS U.S. ARMYCyborg Grasshoppers That Detect BombsA group of scientists led by Barani Raman at Washington University in St.
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Brave Violinist Plays Violin During Brain Surgery

She played her violin to & 34;light up& 34; the parts of her brain with which the surgeons were not supposed to fiddle.February 19, 2020A professional violinist played the violin while surgeons at King& 39;s College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor, says the Associated Press.RELATED: LAUGHTER MAY BE THE BEST MEDICINE FOR BRAIN SURGERYViolinist plays her way through brain surgeryDoctors of the violinist, a 53-year-old named Dagmar Turner, mapped her brain pre-op to locate areas active while playing the violin, and also areas in control of language and movement functions.
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