Alexis Nagy

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Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in First Image From Super Telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope isn’t even finished being built, but it’s already released its first image: a small patch of sky showcasing 1,300 …

Harry Potter's Magic Invisibility Cloak Is Not So Far-Fetched - Scientists Develop a Concealing Nano-Material

In an instance of science bridging the gap with fantasy and science fiction, researchers took a major step in creating an invisibility cloak. They …

Tony Robbins' best tip for overcoming the fear of failure is backed by science

Whenever Robbins, now the star of a Netflix documentary titled "I Am Not Your Guru," is hesitant about doing something that scares him, he imagines himself at age 85, sitting in his rocking chair and looking back on his life.<p>At that point, he asks himself, would he experience greater regret over …

This Kind of Work Shift Is Ruining Your Health

Working 9 to 5 is no longer the norm for millions of workers, but those on a nonregular shift might be paying the price physically, cognitively, and socially, according to scientific research.<p>More than ever before, companies have adopted an around-the-clock operational style, desperately trying to …

Sleep

Scientists discover kinky new ‘hands-free’ sex position in frogs

Researchers in India have discovered a new sex position for the Bombay night frog.<p>According to their observations, the male of the species grasps a …

Zoology

Selena Gomez in Tears as She Pays Tribute to Christina Grimmie in Concert

<b>Selena Gomez</b> couldn’t hold back her tears as she paid tribute to her late friend ChristinaGrimmieduring the Miami stop of her <i>Revival</i> world tour on …

Music

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

7 qualities in men that women find attractive

Luckily for you, many scientists have wondered what women want. And they've done studies to figure it out. Here are seven traits that researchers have concluded women find irresistible.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver and Rebecca Harrington</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>Sources:</i><i>Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of</i> …

Here's how scientists will take the first-ever photograph of a black hole

You've probably seen a handful of amazing black hole images on the internet, like the one below.<p>It shows a black hole dragging in the hot plasma of a nearby blue giant star, never to be seen again:<p>Or perhaps you've seen this illustration, which shows the immense mass of a black hole warping the …

Study decodes genetic circuitry for bacterial spore formation

A team led by Rice University bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that some bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during …

Nobel medal sale highlights work of forgotten chemist who predicted the atom bomb

Francis Aston, Edwardian scientific genius, surfer and motorcycling pioneer, was awarded the Nobel in 1922 for his discovery of isotopes. Now his medal is up for auction<p>The Nobel prize awarded to one of the world’s most colourful scientists – Francis Aston, an Edwardian surfing fanatic and early …

Polluted dust can impact ocean life thousands of miles away, study says

As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found …

Global Warming

Hubble catches views of a jet rotating with Comet 252P/LINEAR - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

This sequence of images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest …

Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect

A new and unexpected magnetic effect has taken researchers by surprise, and could open up a new pathway to advanced electronic devices and even …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Brain

A contagious brain disease has hit Norway’s reindeer, and scientists are afraid of it spreading

Norway takes its reindeer seriously. Europe’s last remaining wild mountain reindeer (<i>Rangifer tarandus tarandus</i>) live in central and southern Norway. So the country’s veterinarians are naturally worried after finding a reindeer that died of a deadly and contagious brain disease—the reindeer version …

Brain Disease

Leonardo DiCaprio tells leaders 'the world is now watching' at UN climate signing

Hollywood actor and environmental campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio urged world leaders signing the Paris climate deal on Friday to deliver on their commitments to cut greenhouse gases, telling them: "The world is now watching."<p>"You will either be lauded by future generations or vilified by them," said …

Prince's Death 'Probably' Due to Drugs: Expert Pathologist Wecht

With no obvious signs of trauma to the body and nothing to indicate suicide, Prince’s surprise death looks likely to have been the result of a drug overdose, an expert said Saturday.<p>The 57-year-old superstar was found dead at his estate in Minneapolis Thursday, and autopsy results are not expected …

We Need to Talk About What Happens When You Get Your Period in Space

It's an important discussion.<p>Since NASA's early days, periods in space have been a strange and mysterious topic for engineers.<p>Countless things go …

Space Exploration

9 Travel Safety Tips from a Former CIA Agent

A veteran intelligence operative on how to curb risks during a hotel stay. (Stay away from the top floor, you fools!)<p>Drew Dwyer, a Marine Corps veteran and former decade-long CIA operative, has traveled far and wide both domestically and internationally, and has participated in covert operations …

Great Barrier Reef damage: 'We've never seen anything like this before'

Scientists in Australia have revealed the “tragic” extent of coral bleaching across the Great Barrier Reef, releasing maps which show damage to 93 per cent of the famous 1,500-mile stretch of reefs following a recent underwater heatwave.<p>Warning that the reef is now in a “precarious position”, …

Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years

Communication thrown into sea by Plymouth biologist in 1906 and found by German woman confirmed as oldest in the world<p>When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as …

Here's the Correct Way to Use Hand Sanitizer, According to Science

Scientists have figured out the most effective technique to cleaning your hands with hand sanitizer by having 120 participants test out two methods …

World Health Organization