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Now You See It: Neuroscientists Reveal Magicians’ Secrets

NEW YORK — There is a place for magic in science. Five years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde …

Cognition

A New Start-Up Wants to Transfer Your Consciousness to an Artificial Body So You Can Live Forever

Forever young?<p>Death is the one thing that's guaranteed in today's uncertain world, but now a new start-up called Humai thinks it might be able to get …

Super-Strong Diamond Nanothread Has People Dreaming Of A Space Elevator

Diamonds are supposedly a girl’s best friend, and soon they might be the best friend of any engineer looking for a material stronger than carbon …

Turkey shoots down Russian plane: Physicists say both official accounts are scientifically impossible

Two Belgian astrophysicists have questioned both the official accounts of how a Russian military plane was shot down by Turkey on Tuesday.<p>Writing a …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

Dark Matter

The Next Google Glass Might Be a Monocle

Google Glass may not have been a success, but the search giant is still trying to make a wearable gadget that people actually want to buy. And, …

AM - Australian scientists cure dog of dementia with stem cell therapy in world first 28/11/2015

ELIZABETH JACKSON: Fresh hope for the 350,000 Australians living with dementia is coming from an unlikely source.<p>Scientists at the Brain and Mind …

Tarantulas evolved blue colour 'at least eight times'

<b>Tarantulas have evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.</b><p>That is the conclusion of a study by US biologists, exploring how the colour is created in different tarantula species.<p>The hue is caused by tiny structures inside the animals' hairs, but those shapes …

Biology

Painful Chikungunya Virus Can be Worse Than Feared, Study Shows

Chikungunya, a painful, mosquito-borne virus that’s spreading fast across the Americas, can be more serious than feared, researchers report.<p>They found it can cause a serious brain inflammation called encephalitis far more frequently than reported before. That’s bad news for Latin America and the …

Public Health

NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk.<p>The research is a combination of work from a student on fellowship at NASA from the University of Michigan and nearly a decade-and-a-half of …

Israeli researchers develop new self-healing, skin-like synthetic material

Researchers at Israel's Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa have developed a new synthetic material that is flexible, sensitive to touch, and …

We Just Discovered 6 New Kinds of Brain Cells

The map of the human brain gets a little more complete.<p>Thanks to a handful of newly discovered neurons, the brain just became a little bit less mysterious.<p>Today a team of neuroscientists led by Xiaolong Jiang and Andreas Tolias at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston announced six altogether new …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

Thermoelectric Ikea Furniture Could Charge Your Phone With Energy From Your Coffee

Your computer, your gaming console, even your cup of coffee—all of these objects in your house radiate heat, which promptly goes to waste. But what …

fMRI Study Reveals How Scientist's Brains Are Different From Regular Brains

Scientists are renowned for being a little odd. In case that wasn’t clear enough, a group of neuroscientists has now recorded the neurological …

Our Future Space Elevator May Be Built of Diamond

If the notion that humans will one day ascend into orbit on a rope of ultra strong carbon nanofibers sounds a <i>bit</i> out of this world, then you’re going …

Gluten-free movement may be driving unnecessary colonoscopies, doctor says

Professor Andrews said she was concerned the "worried well" were getting swept up by gluten-free advocates, including some naturopaths, who advise …

'Concussion' ads start to air during NFL games

At the end of the first quarter of the Thanksgiving Day Eagles-Lions football game, there was a startling commercial for "Concussion."<p>It was the first time an ad for the film about football-related brain trauma has appeared during an NFL game.<p>"Concussion," coming to theaters on Christmas Day, has …

NFL

insular cortex Archives

Neuroscience NewsFebruary 1, 2018<p>Summary: Social affective behaviors are linked to changes in insular cortex excitability caused by oxytocin, …