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Human Songs From Around the World Share Universal Features, Study Says

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 11:35 AM PST

Songs from cultures spanning the globe exhibit universal patterns, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow declared in 1835 that ‘Music is the universal language of mankind.’ However, whether any meaningful universals in music do exist is unclear and many music scholars have been […]
Planets May Form and Orbit around Supermassive Black Holes

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 10:29 AM PST

Protoplanetary disks around stars may not be the only site for planet formation in the Universe, according to a team of theoretical astrophysicists from Japan. The researchers propose a new site of planet formation: a dusty torus around supermassive black holes in active galactic nuclei. Supermassive black holes, millions to billions of times the mass […]
Study: Ketamine Decreases Alcohol Consumption in Male Rats

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 08:10 AM PST

The drug ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats that previously had consumed high amounts of alcohol when given unrestricted access several times a week, according to a new study published in the journal eNeuro. Alcohol use disorder is one of the most prevalent forms of addiction yet effective treatment options are lacking. Prior […]
Archaeologists Discover 143 New Nazca Geoglyphs

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 06:10 AM PST

A team of Japanese archaeologists has identified 143 new geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert, southern Peru. The geoglyphs of Nazca are a series of drawings located in the desert plains of the Rio Grande de Nazca river basin about 250 miles (400 km) south of Lima, Peru. They depict living creatures, stylized plants and imaginary […]
Hubble Witnesses Dance of Galaxies: Arp 293

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 02:08 AM PST

NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the peculiar pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 293. Arp 293 is located approximately 248 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Draco. The galaxy pair is composed of two spiral galaxies, NGC 6285 (left) and NGC 6286 (right), with […]

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