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5 surprising facts about placebo's

1. Placebos can consist of injections, pills or water Scientists use placebo's to investigate the pure treatment effect: the reaction of patients to receiving treatment. Medical tests use, for example, placebo pills that do not contain active substances.
Solar eclipse

10 bragging facts about solar eclipses

Facts about solar eclipse Did you know? The sky west of the sun is always the first to get dark for a total solar eclipse. In 1715, astronomer Edmond Halley drew the first map of the solar eclipses of the coming years. A strong yellow wavelength in the light of the inner atmosphere of the sun proved the existence of the element helium, which is named Helios after the Greek sun god.
Mercury

Mercury: the planet without seasons

The planet Mercury The planet Mercury is the planet in our solar system that is closest to the sun. The surface of Mercury is a barren, uninhabitable, rocky desert full of craters. During the day the temperature on Mercury can rise to 430 ° C, but at night it drops to -170 ° C.
Mars

An orange-red Mars comes along and lights up in the evening sky

About Mars One of the celestial bodies that is currently the best to be found is the red planet Mars. This planet is one of the brightest luminous objects on the starry sky, although Mars and the Earth are currently quite far apart in their orbit around the sun. About once every two years, Mars comes close to us - that is, within a distance of about 100 million kilometers - when the sun, the earth, and Mars are on one straight line.
Body

10 ideas about the summer

Idea 1: Jellyfish Idea: "You have to pee on a jellyfish bite" An encounter with the meter-long tentacles of a jellyfish can lead to fiery red swellings and muscle cramps and drop into the water every beach holiday. But urine is not the solution. Jellyfish tentacles are covered with thousands of nettle cells that shoot needles with a paralyzing nerve poison through the skin.
Solar system

Neptune: windy ice giant

The planet Neptune The planet Neptune is a gas planet and it is the outer planet of the solar system. Neptune consists mainly of gas, has no solid surface and is, like neighboring planet Uranus, an ice giant. Neptunus also looks a lot like its largest neighbor planet. The planet has no solid surface, but consists primarily of the hydrogen and helium gases.

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Animals

How large are land predators?

Is there an upper limit to the size of carnivorous land mammals? All land predators have to deal with energy restrictions when it comes to their growth. The smaller their energy needs, the greater they can become, as long as there are prey in the area that is large enough. Because reptiles get heat from the environment and do not use any energy themselves to keep warm, their energy needs are smaller than those of mammals.
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China has developed super weapon against submarines | 2019
Weapon technology

China has developed super weapon against submarines

It is extremely difficult to find a modern espionage submarine once it is under water. Deep in the sea it is so dark that you don't see a thing in front of you, and the salt water inhibits radio waves from radar, for example, after a few meters. Sound waves move faster under water than through the air, and therefore sonar with its distinctive ping sounds has long been a favorite to navigate underwater and track down enemy vessels.
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Ultra-cold atoms must detect mysterious dark energy | 2019
Particles

Ultra-cold atoms must detect mysterious dark energy

In a new test at the international space station ISS, scientists want to cool atoms to a record low temperature of less than 0.1 trillion degrees above absolute zero. Dark energy The particles are transformed into waves, with which science can go in all directions: from following the melting of the ice caps to extremely precise weight measurements to discovering the mechanism behind the mysterious dark energy that accelerates the expansion of the universe.
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7 body myths that are pure lies | 2019
Body

7 body myths that are pure lies

1. If you dress warmly, then you don't catch cold © Shutterstock You also had a few little clothes on ... All sorts of smarties know exactly what happens when the flu has struck and your body temperature and snot production are rising. However, no research has shown a direct link between cold and an increased susceptibility to cold and flu viruses.
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Researchers make tinnitus disappear | 2019
Body

Researchers make tinnitus disappear

A freight train that runs through a tunnel in your head. Severe tinnitus has been described this way. But now there is light at the end of the tunnel, because American researchers are almost done with a new treatment. Tinnitus is often caused by prolonged exposure to loud sound, and therefore occurs regularly with classical musicians, for example.
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Which animal is the biggest gulp? | 2019
Animals

Which animal is the biggest gulp?

The metabolism and therefore the hunger of animals depends on the size, body temperature and activity. Small, active animals usually eat more in proportion to their bodies than large, slow animals. A shrews eat about its own weight per day, while an elephant only gets 5 percent of its body weight.
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Running makes you high | 2019
Body

Running makes you high

Many runners say they feel wonderful and relaxed after a run, and there are athletes who really get a intoxicated workout, almost like after an orgasm or after taking drugs. This is known as 'runner's high', but researchers have been wondering for a long time what it is, if it exists at all.
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Saturn's blue north pole turns golden | 2019
Solar system

Saturn's blue north pole turns golden

At the top of Saturn, there is a hexagonal cloud pattern around the North Pole with a hurricane in the center. The hexagon is striking in itself because of its clear hexagonal shape and its diameter of up to 32,000 kilometers. And now it appears that the hexagonal cloud cover has even more surprises in store and behaves like a chameleon: it has faded in color.
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3 reasons that cursing is damn good
Language

3 reasons that cursing is damn good

1. Cursing is a sign of intelligence 'Godsamme! I'm damn smart! " Maybe yes. People who punctuate their language with power terms generally have a larger, more developed vocabulary than others, according to an American study. And a large vocabulary indicates higher intelligence.
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3 new gadgets for the car
Cars

3 new gadgets for the car

1. Caravan becomes transparent © GMC The truck manufacturer GMC has invented a system that allows you to look through your trailer or caravan. The system collects information from cameras behind the car and creates an image of the contours of the trailer and the road behind it. This way you keep an eye on everything behind you.
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Summer sun provides luminous clouds at night
Stars

Summer sun provides luminous clouds at night

A thin ice crystal carpet ripples along the sky at 80-90 kilometers, ten times as high as normal clouds. The distant ice clouds are on the border between two layers high in the atmosphere. They can be seen because the sun is never more than 10 to 15 degrees below the horizon around midsummer night.
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This is how you spot a psychopath at work
Psychology

This is how you spot a psychopath at work

You will hardly find violent, murderous psychopaths like Hannibal Lecter in real life. There are criminal psychopaths, but most are not at all violent. There is a good chance that such a non-violent psychopath is also present at work. Do you have a psychopath at work? Researchers from the American Emory University have made a list of jobs for which so-called successful psychopaths - who are not violent - have a preference: Administrative Director Lawyer Radio or TV planner Salesman Surgeon Journalist Policeman Pastor Cook Administrative staff It's generally work that they are in control and where power plays a major role.
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Rejoice: May sky provides astronomical fireworks
Meteor

Rejoice: May sky provides astronomical fireworks

The birds are singing, the leaves appear and the skirts are getting shorter. Spring has begun, and although telescopes and stargazing may not be the first things you think of, there is every reason to look up. May has an astronomical buffet that you cannot afford to miss.
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Medicines

Measles are on the rise - vaccinate your children

There is currently a measles outbreak in Romania. At least 17 children have died from the disease since September, and at least 3400 children contracted the dreaded virus in the past year. And measles is not only in Romania. The number of infected children is also rising steadily in countries such as Belgium, Germany and France.
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Telescopes

Hubble brings us 12 new, breathtaking photos from space

Midway through the 18th century, French astronomer Charles Messier was looking for comets. They were hard to find with the equipment from that time, so it was a complicated job. In 1758 he came across an object that looked like a comet through his telescope, but it couldn't be. The object did not move.
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