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The science of a first kiss

Boys and girls, I'm going to start with the obvious truth: I plan to write a short article about the science of first kiss just because I wanted you to see the heartbreaking video at the end of this post. So, what happens when you kiss someone else for the firs time? Science tells us that this kind of moment is packed with emotions, and chemical and biological changes occur in the body during the entire kiss. First, the nerve endings found in...

The technology that allows to find life on other planets

The question "Are we alone?" was posed many times over the history of mankind, but so far we had no real method to find an answer for it. So far, astronomers were searching (without luck) for planets with a dense atmosphere that prevents the evaporation of water into space, thus providing life supporting conditions that are similar to those on Earth. Now, a team of scientists that work in the field of astrobiology created a method involving a...