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The idea that Mars once had oceans is a controversial one: It’s been proposed before, and formations that look like shorelines have been found in images from a variety of spacecraft. Now scientists, after analyzing data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission, have concluded that the northern plains of Mars may have had an ocean.
Full story at CNN
Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned. Researchers traced the “microplastic” back to synthetic clothes, which released up to 1,900 tiny fibres per garment every time they were washed.
Full story at BBC News
When searchers type “let it snow” into Google, their wish is the search engine’s command.
Google’s newest Easter Egg drops a flurry of snowflakes over the results page and quickly frosts up the screen when you query “let it snow.” You can wipe away the frost by using your cursor as an ice scraper or pressing the “Defrost” button, which appears in place of the blue “Search” button.
Kepler 22b, which is 600 light years away, has been identified as a potential future home for mankind.
It was discovered using Nasa’s Kepler telescope which is on board the Kepler spacecraft.
Via The Telegraph
If you need a handy way to kill weeds, especially those that grow in sidewalk or driveway cracks, pour white vinegar in a pressurized spray bottle and liberally coat any area with weeds. The acetic acid in vinegar will kill most types of plant life within 24 hours, so don’t spray any plants you want to keep alive.
It’s a classic tale of unrequited love: Boy meets Girl. Boy likes Girl. Girl is not really that into Boy. Totally failing to take the hint, Boy pursues Girl anyway.
The storyline is common, and not just in Hollywood romance films. A new study found that men tend to overestimate how attractive they are to women, while women most often underestimate how much men want them.
Full story at Discovery News
Down’s syndrome could be completely eradicated after scientists devised a simple test for mothers which can detect the condition in the womb.
Doctors are now able to screen for the most prevalent type of Down syndrome by carrying out a blood test on pregnant women.
Full story at Mail Online
As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.
For nearly half a century, Sir David Attenborough has captivated the world as one of our era’s most prominent natural history storytellers. Best known for his Life and Planet Earth series for the BBC, a kind of gold standard for nature documentaries, he is now back with Frozen Planet.
Via Brain Pickings
Facebook’s new Timeline profile page lets you turn your entire life into a colorful scrapbook. Timeline represents your entire life on Facebook. While Facebook automatically highlights some important moments in your life, you’ll need to do some curating if you really want your Timeline to pop.