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Hidden region of the human brain discovered

Hidden region of the human brain discovered

Brain cartographer George Paxinos of Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has announced the discovery of a region of the brain that had remained hidden until now. Named  the Endorestiform Nucleus by Paxinos, the region is found near the brain-spinal cord junction. Paxinos suspected …Continue reading

12 new moons of Jupiter discovered

Astronomers have discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter —11 “normal” outer moons, and one that they’re calling an “oddball.”  This brings Jupiter’s total number of known moons to 79 which is the most of any planet in our Solar System. A team …Continue reading

Scientists unearth the world’s oldest color – and it is bright pink

Scientists from the Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered 1.1 billion-year-old bright pink pigments extracted from rocks deep beneath the Sahara desert in Africa. These are reportedly the oldest colours found in the geological record. A study published on July …Continue reading

Oil, Gas Industry Biggest Contributor to Rise in Atmospheric Methane, NASA Study Confirms

The bulk of the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is linked to emissions from the oil and gas industry, a new study led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists suggests. Methane emissions in the atmosphere …Continue reading

Meet Ross 128 B: The Newest Life-Sustaining Planet Discovered by NASA

Astronomers have discovered a new planet which may be the best candidate to support life found in the course of space exploration so far. Known as Ross 128b, it was discovered by an planet-finding instrument attached to the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-metre …Continue reading

Particle Physics Aids Visualization of Unexplored Spaces in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists with the ScanPyramids project claim to have discovered a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza using cosmic cameras that use high-energy particles, called muons, to see through stone. The results were published in  Nature, an international science journal, on …Continue reading