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NASA Launches Solar Probe Mission to Touch The Sun (+Video)

NASA Launches Solar Probe Mission to Touch The Sun (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The international space agency NASA has launched a daring mission to probe some of the sun's deepest secrets. NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifted off this morning (Aug. 12) at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its powerful United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carving an arc of orange flame into the predawn...

Using Phones While Doing Other Activities Makes Life Less Enjoyable: Researchers

Using Phones While Doing Other Activities Makes Life Less Enjoyable: Researchers

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Checking phones while eating or spending time with friends is less likely to make life enjoyable for people, as a study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada found that mobile phone use is making people more distracted, distant and drained as a result of its pervasiveness in our modern lives.Even having a mobile phone within easy access during a...

Risk of Frost Damage to Trees Increased Due To Global Warming

Risk of Frost Damage to Trees Increased Due To Global Warming

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists proved that drier summers as well as warmer springs are the outcome of Climate change that will cause trees and shrubs to bud earlier, making them vulnerable to late frost. During the hot summer months, humans and animals alike enjoy the shade offered by the leafy canopy of trees and shrubs. In order for deciduous woods to make maximum use of the growing season,...

Study Shows Average Consumption of Salt Good for Heart Health

Study Shows Average Consumption of Salt Good for Heart Health

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - New research shows that five grams a day sodium consumption does not increase health risks, however dramatic reductions in salt consumption may even prove harmful. The finding supports growing criticism that current guideline recommendations to dramatically lower salt intake in the general population may be misguided.The study also suggests that too much salt in the...

Video Game May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers

Video Game May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A video game developed for middle schoolers by researchers showed promising results that video games can boost kids' empathy. This fantastical scenario is the premise of a video game developed for middle schoolers by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers to study whether video games can boost kids' empathy, and to understand how learning such skills can...

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Radio Signal

Astronomers Discover Mysterious Radio Signal

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – You may have seen recent headlines about a strange radio signal picked up by a Canadian telescope. Some go as far as to say it was caused by all-caps ALIENS. It probably wasn’t from aliens, as far as we can tell—nor are these “fast radio bursts” something you should be worried about. The truth is, the FRB spotted by Canada’s CHIME...

NASA Poised to Launch First Sun-Skimming Spaceship

NASA Poised to Launch First Sun-Skimming Spaceship

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - NASA is poised to launch a $1.5 billion spacecraft on a brutally hot journey toward the Sun, offering scientists the closest-ever view of our strange and mysterious star. After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun's scorching atmosphere, known as the...

Learning While Sleeping?

Learning While Sleeping?

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Using magnetoencephalography, researchers showed that while the human brain is still able to perceive sounds during sleep, it is unable to group these sounds according to their organization in a sequence. Led by Philippe Peigneux, ULB Neuroscience Institute, a group of researchers found that our learning capabilities are limited during slow wave sleep. Using...

New iPhone X Accidentally Leaked by Apple

New iPhone X Accidentally Leaked by Apple

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Apple accidentally leaked details about its new iPhones in an iOS 12 beta release this week. It appears Apple is catching Samsung’s bug. After accidentally including details about its new iPhones in an iOS 12 beta release this week, new digging has found it wasn’t Apple’s only error…Sifting through the code of iOS 12 beta 5, 9to5Mac’s...

Scientists Find Virus Linked to Weight Gain

Scientists Find Virus Linked to Weight Gain

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - The prospect of a vaccine to stop gaining weight by eating fat is getting closer to reality after scientists found compelling evidence linking obesity to an infectious virus. Adenovirus-36 is found four times more often among the obese than in patients of a healthy weight.Studies on animals indicate that the virus is responsible for adding up to 15 per cent to body...