400 Extra-Solar Planets
Astronomers have discovered 32 new planets outside the solar system, bringing the total to over 400.
"Astronomers have found 32 new planets outside the solar system, suggesting the universe has many places where life could develop. They did not find any planets that were habitable or even unusual. But it brings the number of extra-solar planets they have found to more than 400. Of the newly found planets, six fit into the category of 'super-Earths', more massive than our planet but smaller than gas giants such as Saturn. One planet was five times larger than Jupiter, researchers said. 'I'm pretty confident that there are Earth-like planets everywhere,' Prof Stephane Udry of Geneva University told The Metro. 'Nature doesn't like a vacuum. If there is space to put a planet there, there will be a planet there.'"
New research offers a tip for politicians who don’t want to be seen as corrupt: don’t get a big head.
- New research offers a tip for politicians who don't want to be seen as corrupt: don't get a big head.
- A new study showed people photos of politicians and asked them to rate how corruptible each seemed.
- The results were published this week in Psychological Science by researchers at Caltech.
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
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