Brian Hull

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To hit climate goals, Bill Gates and his billionaire friends are betting on energy storage

The world needs radical new energy technologies to fight climate change. In 2016, Quartz reported that a group of billionaires—including Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, Mukesh Ambani, and Richard Branson—launched Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) to invest at least $1 billion in creating those …

Clean Energy

Understanding Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive restructuring is an essential part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT, an intensive form of therapy that requires significant …

Cognition

An Actual Science Study Showed Why Male Flies Love to Ejaculate

There's an evolutionary reason sex feels so good.<p>The <i>Drosophila</i>, better known as fruit flies, have between 40 and 50 days on this planet before they …

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say.<p>In the study of nearly 7,000 middle aged and older men and women, cognitive functioning declined over time for everyone, but it …

Scientists Genetically Engineered Flies to Ejaculate Under Red Light

Their experiments confirm that sex is pleasurable, even for animals we think of as simple.<p>Humans have spent a lot of time figuring out ways to get animals to ejaculate. They have fashioned artificial vaginas, inserted electric probes, and donned helmets that encourage birds to hump their heads. …

Biology

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

Mark Zuckerberg Senate Hearing

10 Food Rules You Should Follow

What should you eat?<p>With so many food choices available to us—from wholesome organic foods to supersized processed offerings—answering this question …

Scientists say we should definitely be eating more bugs

What did you have for breakfast this morning? How about dinner last night? If bugs aren’t the menu you might be doing yourself and your most ancient …

Biology

Cramer Remix: Violate these investing rules at your own peril

Jim Cramer reveals his most important rules for buying stocks, paying taxes and managing your portfolio.

Do our mitochondria run at 50 degrees C?

Our body temperature is held at a fairly steady 37.5°C, and the assumption has always been that most of our physiological processes take place at …

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Oxygen Surge 400 Million Years Ago Helped Trigger an Explosion in Biodiversity

The life-giving gas.<p>Scientists have linked a surge in Earth's oxygen levels some 455 million years ago with an explosion in biodiversity on the …

Ohio State University

Scientist edits his DNA to make himself a 'superhuman', live-streams video

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Suspended – Medium

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

Chronic Disease

Penetrating the mystery of why we age

Researchers in Germany call the aging process “a quirk of evolution” and take a step forward in understanding why we didn’t evolve to live …

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Hundreds of Polar Bears Spotted Feasting on a Dead Whale Carcass

"You had to live it to believe it."<p>The polar bear perched on a small wedge of ice has become a clichéd symbol for the way climate change is affecting …

Doctors say IBM Watson is nowhere close to being the revolution in cancer treatment it was pitched to them as

Breathlessly promoting its signature brand — Watson — IBM sought to capture the world's imagination, and it quickly zeroed in on a high-profile target: cancer.<p>But three years after IBM began selling Watson to recommend the best cancer treatments to doctors around the world, a STAT investigation has …

Astronomers discover a pitch black planet that reflects almost zero sunlight

When you imagine planets outside of our solar system you might dream up ocean worlds, thick plains of ice, or boiling seas of molten rock. Worlds …

The Earth moved: how we discovered ripples in space time

A new book charts the decades-long search to measure gravitational waves.<p>Monday 14 September 2015 was no ordinary day. At exactly 09:50:45 Universal …

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Physicists Have Captured The First Spectral Fingerprints of Antimatter

A new chapter in antimatter research.<p>It's been about nine months since a team of CERN researchers succeeded in their goal of measuring the spectrum …

Physics

Hubble Telescope detects stratosphere on huge alien planet

A huge, superhot alien planet has a stratrosphere, like Earth does, a new study suggests.<p>"This result is exciting because it shows that a common trait of most of the atmospheres in our solar system — a warm stratosphere — also can be found in exoplanet atmospheres," study co-author Mark Marley, of …

Networked eVscope would crowd-source amateur astronomy

The SETI Institute, in partnership with French startup Unistellar, wants to up the game for amateur astronomers by marketing a new small telescope …

9 Amazing Things We've Achieved in 2017 With Help From CRISPR

Hooray!<p>There's a good reason why the powerful CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has earned the moniker of being 'revolutionary'.<p>The relatively easy …