Using ultra-high resolution mapping techniques, scientists from Australia have identified 280 craters on the moon that have never been mapped before. The researchers at Curtin University in Western Australia used computer modelling of lunar gravity and topography data to explore detailed basins that would be obscured using other methods, Xinhua reported. A total of 66 of the craters identified ...
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Astronomers using the Herschel Space Observatory discovered that a suspected ring at the center of our galaxy is warped for reasons they cannot explain. The Herschel was retired on Monday. (NASA/Courtesy) Europe's deep-space Herschel telescope was decommissioned Monday and will be free to float around the Sun for eternity. Herschel, the largest and most powerful infrared telescope, ended ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A new study from the University of British Columbia has shed light on how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
The study showed that when people are forbidden from something, it takes on a new level of focus.
"Our findings show that when individuals are forbidden from everyday objects, our minds and brains pay more attention to them," said lead author Grace Truong, a graduate student in UBC's Dept. of Psychology.
"Our brains give forbidden objects the same level of attention as our own personal possessions," Truong added.
The study's most important finding, though, is that obsession is not as strong if others are also denied: when an object is forbidden to a group, the allure of the object drops dramatically.
This helps to explain why group diet techniques such as Weight Watchers can be more successful than dieting alone. It also offers important insights for compulsive hoarding and parents seeking to help their children's attachment to toys and other possessions.
For the study, groups of participants were shown images of everyday objects and told the objects were either theirs, someone else's, forbidden to them or forbidden to everyone. Using electronic brain imaging and memory tests, researchers found the forbidden objects were recognized as well as self-owned objects. ...
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