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Chinese FAST telescope finds multiple pulsars in early use

Chinese FAST telescope finds multiple pulsars in early use

China has been operating the FAST or Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope for about a year now in its trial operations. FAST is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope. During its trial operation, the telescope has been used to discover multiple pulsars according to the National Astronomical Observatories of China.

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FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

FDA considers gene therapy that may cure one type of blindness

A new gene therapy treatment has proven effective at restoring vision for individuals suffering from a particular type of eye disease, and now the FDA is considering approving it. Should the treatment be approved, it will mark the first time gene therapy has been given the thumbs up to treat an inherited disease in the US...in this case, Leber congenital amaurosis, otherwise known as LCA.

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Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

Researchers say ocean winds could power all of human civilization

If you have ever been to a beach anywhere, you know that the wind blows constantly onto the land from the water. Researchers published a report this week that claims there is so much wind energy potential over the oceans that it could be used to generate "civilization scale power." The catch is that we would need to put ugly wind turbines all along the coast over huge areas of the sea.

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Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia’s big land lobster insect isn’t extinct after all

Australia's big and arguably ugly Lord Howe Island stick bug isn't extinct after all, researchers have revealed. The insect, which was found on the Australian island, was thought extinct following a shipwreck that happened in the early 1900s. A recent study, though, used DNA to confirm that bugs found on a volcanic outcrop are indeed this long-lost insect.

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MeTro glue is injected directly into wounds and seals in 60 seconds

MeTro glue is injected directly into wounds and seals in 60 seconds

In hospitals all around the world, wounds are sealed every day with surgical adhesives rather than stitches. A new type of surgical adhesive is being developed by researchers that could be used in emergency situations and in surgeries that is squirted directly into the wound called MeTro.

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Insecticides found in honey show major global threat to bees

Insecticides found in honey show major global threat to bees

Research looking at honey samples from around the global has highlighted the dangers a certain variety of insecticides pose for bee populations. Researchers found that out of nearly 200 honey samples, 75-percent of them tested positive for neonicotinoid insecticides. The study highlights the worldwide threat such pesticides pose for bee populations, which have been on the decline for years.

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First ever 360-degree spacewalk video is out of this world

First ever 360-degree spacewalk video is out of this world

The first ever 360-degree video taken in space has been released. The video was shot while a pair of Russian cosmonauts were launching nanosatellites from outside of the International Space Station. In the video you can see the pair working and you can pan around and see what the duo is doing.

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Pence says NASA will put people on the moon again

Pence says NASA will put people on the moon again

In a statement today, US Vice President Mike Pence stated that NASA will once again put people on the moon, though no time frame for this planned project was given. The announcement appears to be more of an inspirational message than part of a larger concrete plan. Pence touched on the topic of Russian and Chinese anti-satellite technology as part of his speech, ultimately calling such future moon missions 'vital' for the nation.

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Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow night: here are all the details

Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow night: here are all the details

Yes, you read that correctly: the Harvest Moon arrives tomorrow, an atypically late date for the moniker that is usually applied to September's full moon. Last month brought us the Corn Moon, the name given to the moon that arrives early in September around the same time that corn is harvested. Why the deviation from norm? Because September's full moon came early in the month, not late.

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Australia’s cats kill more than 1 million birds every single day

Australia’s cats kill more than 1 million birds every single day

Ordinary cats in Australia kill more than a million birds every single day, according to a newly published study. The findings were made by researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program after looking at evidence from more than 200 different studies. Overall, the majority of birds are killed by feral cats, but pet cats take out a substantial number on their own.

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GDF15: Monkeys and Mice gift humans with Stressful Weight Loss

GDF15: Monkeys and Mice gift humans with Stressful Weight Loss

Mice, Monkeys, and also Rats have given their lab-tested time and stress to a set of researchers searching for weight loss. What they found was a protein by the name of Growth Differentiation Factor-15, AKA GDF15 (also known as MIC-1). This protein was discovered by researchers from three different pharmaceutical companies and published in three papers, each independent of the other - that doesn't sound suspicious to you, does it?

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Researchers develop smart tattoos that use color changing ink for medical info

Researchers develop smart tattoos that use color changing ink for medical info

Researchers working together at Harvard and MIT have developed a new ink for tattoos that is able to monitor health and change color to warn of certain medical issues. The ink could change colors if the person is dehydrated or if the blood sugar rises. The inks used in the tattoos are biosensitive and the tech seeks to merge tattoo art with medical monitoring devices.

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