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The theory that the voles’ contented home life is caused by a protein that recognizes the oxytocin “love hormone” is called into question by a study published on January 27 in the journal Neuron. It’s possible that bonding is not as crucial to oxytocin’s function as previously thought. The chemical has repeatedly been referred to as the “hug hormone,” the “moral molecule,” and even the cause of love and success due to its links to the pleasures of romance, orgasms, altruism, and more. Although females without the receptor produced less milk, oxytocin receptor removal in animal models nevertheless caused monogamous…

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2023 BU’s orbit around the Sun, which took 359 days to complete, was roughly circular before it came into contact with Earth. After the encounter, the asteroid’s orbit will become slenderer, moving it out to a point that is midway between Earth’s and Mars’ orbits at its farthest point from the Sun. After that, the asteroid will do one circle every 425 days. Background Image credit: NASA/ JPL CALTECH This week, a recently found asteroid will pass very near Earth. The asteroid 2023 BU, which was discovered on Saturday, is estimated to measure between 11 and 28 feet in diameter.…

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Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) announced in a filing that it was in default on loans that had been called in, which caused a more than 20% decline in share price and a suspension of trading on Thursday afternoon. Background https://youtu.be/WQkl1utfHVM video credit: the plain bagel After being faced with having its stock delisted for failing to submit the statutory report on time, the struggling store finally submitted its quarterly report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday at about 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The petition discloses that Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY, -22.22% had defaulted on loans…

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A nuclear thermal rocket engine in development could one-day transport humans to Mars. During a presentation on Tuesday, January 24, at the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum and Exposition held in National Harbor, Maryland, NASA Administrator, Bill Nelson gave an overview of the project. According to Nelson, the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will collaborate with the agency to “establish and illustrate advanced nuclear thermal propulsion, a groundbreaking technology that will allow the United States to broaden the opportunities for future human spaceflight missions.” The NASA- DARPA Collaboration According to DARPA director Dr.…

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At a distance of 630 light-years, the James Webb Space Telescope probed within a thin molecular cloud and discovered ice consisting of several elements. Background Ice is necessary to create a habitable planet because it is the primary supplier of several essential elements, including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur (referred to here as CHONS). Simple amino acids, sugars, and alcohols, as well as the composition of planetary atmospheres, are all significantly influenced by this compound. Image Credit: News8000 An extensive inventory of the deepest, coldest ice ever observed in a molecular cloud has been compiled by an international team…

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At a memorial service held at the Memphis, Tennessee estate Lisa Marie Presley inherited from her late father, rock icon Elvis Presley, hundreds of mourners flocked to Graceland on Sunday morning. On Jan. 12, Lisa Marie Presley passed away at the age of 54. She had apparently experienced cardiac arrest at her house earlier in the day and had been sent to a hospital in the Los Angeles region in a hurry. A singer and composer, Lisa Marie Presley was honored as a devoted defender of her father’s reputation as a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and pop idol. She…

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The Miss Universe 2022 contest has dashed India’s hopes. The competition’s winner is R Bonnie Gabriel of America. Indian former Miss World Harnaz Sandhu has bestowed the title on her. Image credit: Outlook India The 71st Miss Universe was crowned on Saturday night in New Orleans by American R’Bonney Gabriel. Gabriel is a local Houstonian who works as a model, fashion designer, and sewing instructor while putting the environment first. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design and a minor in fiber in 2018, and she is now the CEO of her…

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This could be the final time we see C/2022 E3 in our life since it will go back out into deep space after completing one orbit of the sun and will never come back. A recently found comet will pass rather near the Earth in the following weeks. The green comet’s scientific name is C/2022 E3, according to NASA (ZTF). The comet will make its closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years on February 1 as it passes by within 28 million miles (42 million kilometers) of our planet. It’s understandable why this opportunity is so highly appreciated because it…

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A recent study from the American Cancer Society shows that there has been a 33 percent decline in cancer fatalities in the United States over the past three decades. According to an American Cancer Society survey, cancer fatalities are continuing to decline, but health professionals believe more may be done to prevent cancer. In 2023, according to the organization’s annual Cancer Statistics, more than 1.95 million people will receive a cancer diagnosis, and close to 610,000 people will die from the disease, an increase from 2022 predictions. The statistics show that cancer-related fatalities are still declining despite the minor increase:…

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A micrometeoroid may have damaged the Soyuz spacecraft that sent two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut to the station. Russian astronauts only travel to and from the International Space Station using the Soyuz spacecraft. The subsequent Soyuz, launching on February 20 with three astronauts aboard—Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin from Roscosmos, the state corporation that oversees Russia’s space industry, and Frank Rubio from NASA—will now launch with all of its seats empty. The damaged Soyuz will make an empty return to Earth after departing the space station, most likely in March. The wrecked ship had arrived in September. The astronauts…

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