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This Cat Has A Crush On A Human And Isn't Afraid To Show It

Get a room, guys!<p>Every day at midnight, Kalim makes coffee to study and stay awake, according to his YouTube video description. And every single night, his friend's cat seizes the opportunity to smother him with her affection.<p>Kalim writes, "I love her soo much and I think she loves me back ..."<p>We'd …

Hey,..hey,..hey,...what did the paw say to the face?

Cats.

The Kindly Brontosaurus: The amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want.

In her helpful <b>Slate</b> piece on how to avoid and mitigate flight delays, Amy Webb stresses that the savvy air traveler must invest energy in grooming …

Electric Stimulation To Spine Gets Paralyzed Patients Moving Again

Four men who had been paralyzed for two years or more were able to move their legs, knees, ankles and toes.<p>After you've injured your spinal cord, getting a "motor complete" diagnosis means you're unable to move your legs—or anything on your body, below the injury—under your own volition. Stay …

Los Angeles

App Helps the Blind "See" With Their Ears

New technology allows people to perceive color and shape through music.<p><b>A woman who has been blind since birth sits at a table with a bowl of mostly green apples in front of her. When asked to find the single red one, she plucks it from the bowl without hesitation and holds it up to applause from</b> …

Anticancer drug reverses schizophrenia symptoms in teen mice

An experimental anticancer drug appears to reverse schizophrenia-related behavior and restore some lost brain cell function in young mice with a …

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information …

Woman Has Her Skull Replaced With A 3-D-Printed Plastic One

The most significant skull prosthetic to date<p>A woman with a rare bone disorder has had much of the top of her skull replaced with a 3-D printed plastic piece, <i>Wired U.K.</i> reports. Three months later, she's symptom-free and back to work.<p>The woman's condition made her skull increase in thickness, …

FDA

‘I had a double hand transplant’

Imagine looking down at your hands and seeing fingers that aren’t your own. Rose Eveleth asks a woman with a double hand transplant what it feels like. It’s the first in a series where we talk to fascinating people who are living the future today.<p>The first thing Lindsay Ess remembers after waking …

Microscopy

Hot on the trail of consciousness in brain and machine

Consciousness may be the brain sharing information with itself <i>(Image: Gebhardt/Neuebildanstalt/Plainpicture)</i><p><i>From brain-scanning experiments to</i> …

Illusions to send shivers down a gamer’s spine

YOU are playing a video game, and your avatar is creeping into a haunted house at the dead of night. Suddenly, you freeze in your chair. Something is …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. …

The Gorgeous Reality of Not Being Liked by Everyone

By Jordan Bates | Feb 11, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>We want everyone to like us, but we shouldn’t.<p>We want everyone to like us, but we shouldn’t.<p>As social …

Opinion

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Pulses of light stop binge drinking in rats

A technique that uses light to stimulate neurons, known as optogenetics, stops rats from binge drinking alcohol.<p>Researchers say this is the first …

Brain zap rouses people from years of vegetative state

Treatment might be possible <i>(Image: Michele Constantini/plainpicture)</i><p><i>People in a vegetative state showed signs of awareness after electric brain</i> …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

Richard Lloyd Parry · Ghosts of the Tsunami

Nearly twenty thousand people had died at a stroke. In the space of a month, Kaneda performed funeral services for two hundred of them. More …

The Starling That Dared To Be Different

You've seen them. We've all seen them.<p>Hundreds of starlings are sitting side by side by side — up on a power line yakking, preening — when all of a sudden, boom! Up they go, all of them. What happened? A sudden noise? A falcon in the neighborhood? Whatever it was, all the birds know. All the birds …

Scientists create stem cells by traumatizing adult cells

Creating stem cells is becoming easier than ever thanks to a new technique being developed by researchers in Boston and Japan. The technique allows for the creation of embryonic-style stem cells by doing little more than applying stress to existing adult cells. Like other stem cells, this new type …

The Boy Whose Brain Could Unlock Autism

Autism changed Henry Markram’s family. Now his Intense World theory could transform our understanding of the condition.<p>free download<br>ePub • Kindle • …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that jackknifes between sceptical and alarmed, he is reminiscent of a mid-period John Cleese. He can even sound a bit like the great comedian when he embarks on an …

Americans – why do you keep refrigerating your eggs?

The U.S. is one of the only countries on Earth that keeps chicken eggs in cold storage. But why?<p>One of the most common health risks, when it comes to …

What if natural products came with a list of ingredients?

Processed foods are notorious for their jaw-droppingly long lists of chemical-laden ingredients, each one sounding worse than the last. But as these …