Astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of Earth orbiting the nearby star 40 Eridani — precisely where Star Trek character Spock’s home planet Vulcan supposedly lies.

Astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of Earth orbiting the nearby star 40 Eridani — precisely where Star Trek character Spock’s home planet Vulcan supposedly lies. submitted by /u/the_phet to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Semen from men who have only abstained from ejaculation for just an hour or two had faster, healthier sperm that led to more successful IVF births, finds a new clinical trial, suggesting that advice to conceive should be updated to more frequent sex around ovulation rather than less.

Semen from men who have only abstained from ejaculation for just an hour or two had faster, healthier sperm that led to more successful IVF births, finds a new clinical trial, suggesting that advice to conceive should be updated to more frequent sex around ovulation rather than less. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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A new study has shown that people with autism are 3x as likely as the general population to have depression, and that the higher-functioning a person with autism is, the more likely they are to be depressed.

A new study has shown that people with autism are 3x as likely as the general population to have depression, and that the higher-functioning a person with autism is, the more likely they are to be depressed. submitted by /u/billfredgilford to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Paris global warming targets could be exceeded sooner than expected because of melting permafrost, study finds. Planet on brink of ‘tipping point’ as thawing soil and sediment releases large volumes of carbon dioxide and methane into atmosphere

Paris global warming targets could be exceeded sooner than expected because of melting permafrost, study finds. Planet on brink of ‘tipping point’ as thawing soil and sediment releases large volumes of carbon dioxide and methane into atmosphere submitted by /u/Wagamaga to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Well-behaved dogs may have happier owners, finds a new study. While this may not seem surprising, the scientists suggest there can be a negative spiral whereby stressed owners do not respond well to their dog’s misbehaviors, causing more stress or anxiety in the dog.

Well-behaved dogs may have happier owners, finds a new study. While this may not seem surprising, the scientists suggest there can be a negative spiral whereby stressed owners do not respond well to their dog’s misbehaviors, causing more stress or anxiety in the dog. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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People like you more than you know, suggests a new study published last week in Psychological Science, which reports that the common concern that new people may not like us, or that they may not enjoy our company, is largely unfounded.

People like you more than you know, suggests a new study published last week in Psychological Science, which reports that the common concern that new people may not like us, or that they may not enjoy our company, is largely unfounded. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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Daily exposure to BPA in amounts that are FDA-approved to be “safe” may still be altering insulin release and be enough to have implications for the development of Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases, finds the first study of its kind.

Daily exposure to BPA in amounts that are FDA-approved to be “safe” may still be altering insulin release and be enough to have implications for the development of Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases, finds the first study of its kind. submitted by /u/mvea to r/science [link] [comments] top scoring links : multi

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