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The Maths of Life and Death: Our Secret Weapon in the Fight against Disease

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Maths is the language of …

Mathematics

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

Astronomy

This Rogue Doctor Wants to Charge Women $100,000 For an Illegal Fertility Treatment

Last fall, John Zhang made headlines after his fertility clinic announced that for the first time a baby had been born using a new technique …

Melting moons could support liveable atmospheres for aeons

Icy exomoons dragged towards their star could hold onto life-giving atmospheres and liquid oceans for billions of years – if they’re big enough.<p>Many …

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

White dwarf flies around a black hole every 28 minutes

A star does a complete orbit in a half hour as a black hole gradually devours it.<p>In a study based on new observations from the Chandra X-ray …

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Emotional Intelligence

Could A Wearable, Drug-Free Pain-Relief Device Really Work?

Nobody wants to hurt. But not everyone is eager to gobble painkillers to feel better. A company called NeuroMetrix Inc. hopes to solve for that with …

Pain