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Scientists from Germany discovered that water has memory.

The study, which found that water has a memory lacks credible research to verify the claim, and as of now, it is unproven.

The study, which found that water has a memory lacks credible research to verify the claim, and as of now, it is unproven.This theory is mostly published and circulated by pseudo-scientific communities and websites online. It says that German scientists carried out an experiment where a group of students was encouraged to get one water drop from the same body of water at the same time. By analyzing individual drops of water at incredibly high magnification, scientists could physically see that each droplet had its microscopic pattern, with unique features. In another experiment, they placed a flower into a water body and, after a while, took out a water droplet sample for research. The result produced a different pattern when hugely magnified, but all water droplets looked very similar. When they completed the same experiment with the other flower species, the magnified droplet seemed entirely different, concluding that a particular flower was evident in each water droplet.

Similarly, in 1988 Jacques Benveniste, a French immunologist, claimed that water could retain 'memories' of compounds even when diluted at a very high level. It was taken as support of homeopathy by its proponents, but other scientists weren't able to replicate it.

French virologist Luc Montagnier, who shared the Nobel Prize in physiology in 2008, also suggested that water retains electrochemical properties. Montagnier considers himself an intellectual successor to Jacques. The latter claims that DNA emits weak electromagnetic waves that cause structural changes in water that persist even in high dilutions. But many scientists have been very doubtful of his claim. The concept that water has memory is not accepted in the scientific community. There is no proper evidence, and more studies are required to verify the claim.

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