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Happy music makes us see colors brighter

London - How we perceive different colors, in terms of depth, intensity and vibrancy, is shaped by certain types of music according to a new study.

New drug offers Alzheimer's prevention hope

Cambridge - New experiments have indicated a number of drugs that could help protect against Alzheimer's disease. The drugs act like statins for the brain.

Forget the San Andreas Fault — Meet its much bigger cousin

California's San Andreas fault has caused a lot of damage and loss of life in the past 100 years, and is so well-known that a movie came out about the "big one" recently. However, the San Andreas fault is a baby, compared to its cousin, the "quake-maker."

How horses can tell when you are angry

Brighton - A new study suggests horses can differentiate between happy and angry human facial expressions. This is is based on facial recognition studies.

How often do we change our minds?

A subreddit, debating how and when people change their minds, has inspired a scientific study into how people's minds are changed.

Video shows what a wasp sees as it heads home

An interesting new video shows what wasp sees as it finds its way home. The footage provides a fascinating insight into the head of a wasp.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Chicago - Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

Hope fading for Philae space probe as scientists stop signaling

The ESA's Philae space probe made history in November 2014 when it landed on the icy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, The washing-machine sized space probe hasn't been heard from since July 9, last year.

Einstein was right: U.S. researchers detect gravitational waves

Washington - After decades of effort, scientists in the United States have opened a new era of discovery by detecting gravitational waves 100 years after famed theoretical physicist Albert Einstein first predicted their existence in his general theory of relativity.

NASA's Orion spacecraft being prepared for its first big mission

NASA's Orion crew module pressure vessel has arrived and is now ensconced in an upgraded version of a test stand called the "birdcage" inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout (O and C) Building high bay at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Cotton candy machine could produce artificial livers

Scientists are using a bizarre device for a key step in the process to produce artificial livers and kidneys: a cotton candy machine.

Researchers: Marijuana delivers double whammy to brain

Austin - Researchers have discovered that the age young people start using marijuana may affect how, and how much, their brain’s development is impaired.

Can a blood pressure drug help with autism?

New research suggests a common drug, administered to people with high blood pressure, could be effective for people with autism, in addressing some of the behaviors associated with the condition.

Genetic makeup of the most deadly strains of E. coli identified

A group of researchers from the university of Maryland have for the first time identified the genetic makeup of a number of strains of E. coli responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year.

Indian scientists study deadly 'meteorite'

New Delhi - Indian scientists were Tuesday analysing a small blue rock that authorities say was a meteorite that fell from the sky and killed a bus driver. If proven, it would be the first such death in recorded history.

Tamil Nadu meteorite death could be first in 200 years

Tamil Nadu scientists are now investigating the death of a man in Vellore, declared to have been killed by a falling meteorite.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Astrophysisist Rashied Amini can help people find love Special

The former NASA employee has lent his expertise to Nanaya, an app that can determine whether or not a person will find true love based on science and probability. Digital Journal found out more.

Study shows cats may have been domesticated more than once

The rise of the domesticated house cat may have been inevitable, according to a new study that found ancient Chinese farmers were domesticating leopard cats 5,000 years ago, a different species from cats domesticated in the Middle East 10,000 years ago.
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