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ESA: A man-made base on the moon may turn into reality by 2030

ESA: A man-made base on the moon may turn into reality by 2030

The European Space Agency (ESA) said a man-made base on the moon is likely to become a reality by 2030. News.com.au reported that ESA chiefs said that the planned Moon Village, which would be created using 3D printers, may help mankind in the galaxy exploration

They added that as per their plans, robots will land on the moon and make the surface ready for human life and come all set with a series of amazing concepts that show how the moon base might look like.

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Epigenetic drugs can alter an individual’s social behavior: study

Epigenetic drugs can alter an individual’s social behavior: study

Epigenetic drugs can effectively manipulate and alter a social creature’s behavior, a study involving Florida carpenter ants and published in a recent edition of journal Science suggested.

A team of researchers at University of Pennsylvania showed that they successfully manipulated carpenter ants’ behavior using epigenetic drugs. Carpenter ants live in colonies, where large & strong ants called majors work as guards, while small & inquisitive ants called minors work as food gatherers.

SpaceX Succeeds In Landing Its Falcon 9 Upright

SpaceX Succeeds In Landing Its Falcon 9 Upright

SpaceX’s unmanned rocket Falcon 9 successfully landed upright at Florida's Cape Canaveral at about 7:40 p.m. central time after a 10-minute of flight. The falcon 9 landed upright after sending 11 satellites into the orbit.

The Post even published articles about the historic landing of the Falcon 9 rocket for two consecutive days. SpaceX’s rival company Blue Origin, a space start-up founded by Amazon.com chief executive Jeff Bezos, was successful in making a similar return rocket landing test last month.

Quadrantid Meteor Showers will Peak this Weekend: NASA

Quadrantid Meteor Showers will Peak this Weekend: NASA

With humans celebrating New Year, Mother Nature too is welcoming New Year with the beautiful view of Quadrantid meteor shower to peak this weekend. Though, the meteor shower will not be clearly seen through naked eyes, here’s the trick to see the shower and will be worth the effort. The Quadrantids are the first meteor shower of the year and are not the result of debris from an ordinary comet burning up in the atmosphere. When compared with the Geminids or Perseids or even the Leonids, the show of Quadrantid meteor shower will remain relatively obscure.

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New Autocorrelation Function Timescale Technique can Help Measure Gravitational Pull on Distant Stars

New Autocorrelation Function Timescale Technique can Help Measure Gravitational Pull on Distant Stars

As a new step towards finding the fact whether the planets revolving around in the universe are capable of supporting life or not, scientists have been able to found a new way to measure gravitational pull of distant stars. The new technique, dubbed as the autocorrelation function timescale technique, would have implications in findings habitable planets beyond our solar system. Measuring surface gravity means to determine how much weight a person carries on a star and it varies from star to star.

Drugs can permanently alter behavior: study

Drugs can permanently alter behavior: study

A fresh study by University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) developmental biologists has suggested that drugs can mess with living things’ natural brain systems and permanently alter their behavior.

A team of developmental biologists led by Daniel Simola attempted to isolate a substance they could feed to carpenter ants that might transform their natural behavior.

Humpback whales slow to return to Hawaii waters this winter

Humpback whales slow to return to Hawaii waters this winter

The month of December typically marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the gigantic marine creatures are slow to return this year.

Officials at the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary said is a statement that the humpback whales have been difficult to spot so far this year.

It may be noted here that the giant humpback whales are an iconic part of Hawaii islands’ warm waters in winter and generate a significant source of income from tourists who visit the islands to see the huge marine creatures.

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Aurora is Visible throughout Canada and Alaska This New Year

Aurora is Visible throughout Canada and Alaska This New Year

The sun on December 28 emitted a big burst of gas and magnetic field called a coronal mass ejection. And scientists predicted that the stellar bump after hitting earth will result in the Aurora borealis commonly known as the Northern Lights.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also issued warning that a strong geomagnetic storm of a level G3 will hit earth, due to a strong coronal mass ejection on the sun on Monday.

Terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ that looks and acts like its owner could one day work in your office

Terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ that looks and acts like its owner could one day work in your office

Here is a terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ named Nadine that has an outlook like human and behaves like its owner. It could one day work in your office. It has caused a lot of stir while sitting behind as a receptionist at the welcome desk at a Singapore university. With mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted to the side, she almost exactly looks like human being.

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