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  • Earth's water may have come from the Sun

    Scientists have been attempting to decipher the origin of water on Earth for decades. A new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets of the American Geophysical Union puts forward a new theory towards resolving this mystery, suggesting that the hydrogen in Earth’s water originated from clouds of dust and gas remaining after the formation of the Sun.

    SciTech | November 19, 2018
  • AI simulates reasons behind human religious conflict

    Are people naturally violent? Can religious factors create anxiety between groups that leads to violence?

    SciTech | November 12, 2018
  • Bitcoin could raise global temperatures

    Bitcoin is the leader in the world of cryptocurrencies, which have exploded onto the digital scene in the last few years for their anonymity and ease of access. Advocates have pointed towards their potential to solve the global financial crises, aid in issues such as homelessness and human trafficking, and prevent fraud and security risks. But a new study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa [pu...

    SciTech | November 5, 2018
  • Self-driving cars should stay in their lane

    A new study in Risk Analysis: An International Journal reveals the prevailing public opinion on how self-driving cars should make decisions in the face of an oncoming collision. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Göttingen in Germany presented participants with two plausible scenarios involving autonomous vehicles, and surveyed them on the most mo...

    SciTech | October 29, 2018
  • Even light drinking increases chance of early death

    A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri suggests that even light drinking four or more times per week can increase the risk of premature death by about 20 percent. The study, titled “Daily drinking is associated with increased mortality” and published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Re...

    SciTech | October 15, 2018