Briony Devlin

44 Flips | 1 Magazine | 23 Likes | @BrionyDevlin | Keep up with Briony Devlin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Briony Devlin”

Bizarre Superfluid with Negative Mass Created in a Lab

Scientists have created a new superfluid that has a negative mass, meaning that if it's pushed to the right, it accelerates to the left and vice …

Physics

Scientists have confirmed a brand new phase of matter: time crystals

For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, putting them in constant oscillation without energy.<p>Now it's official — researchers have just reported in …

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

Why Do I Always Miss Deadlines? Your Childhood Routine Has A Lot To Do With It, According To Research

If deadlines and to-do-dates seem to escape your mind on a regular basis, don't beat yourself up; it may actually be the fault of circumstances …

An ‘Infinite’ Galaxy Puzzle That Can Be Built in Any Direction | Colossal

<p>The team over at Nervous System recently designed this fun Infinite Galaxy Puzzle that tiles continuously in any direction. Pieces from the top can …

Puzzles

Researchers found 'fatal' flaws in 10 different medical devices

A team of researchers found several potentially "fatal" security flaws in 10 different medical implants.<p>Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and the University of Leuven in Belgium discovered vulnerabilities in the software and signals that communicate with implant devices. The …

The Colonization of Mars Gets Closer, but Can Our Bodies Really Handle it?

We’re very lucky to live on Earth. The atmosphere here is breathable and not volatile like many other places within the solar system such as the Moon …

So THAT'S Why You Should Never Go To Bed Angry

Sleep may make it harder to forget bad thoughts.<p>The age-old advice to “never go to bed angry” is getting some support from new research.<p>Researchers found that men in the study were less able to suppress a negative memory after they slept than they were before they slept.<p>Normally, sleep helps people …

A PhD Student May Have Accidentally Found a Way to Make Your Phone Battery Last 400 Years

Add another item to the long list of incredible scientific discoveries made entirely by chance.<p>An engineer stumbled on the design for the microwave when he accidentally melted the chocolate bar in his pocket while fiddling with some radar equipment. Penicillin was famously discovered when Sir …

X-rays

Are we living in a Matrix-style simulation?

A number of philosophers, futurists, and technologists have come to believe that we are living in a computer-simulated world, kind of like a …

Quantum Physics

We Now Have Scientific Evidence For Why You Should Never Go to Bed Angry

Forgetfulness is bliss.<p>We're always told to 'never go to bed angry', but is this just a relationship cliché, or wise words to live by? According to …

The Brain

This Early NASA Space Training Video Is Horrifying

The saliva on the man's tongue began to boil.<p>The first Apollo missions were not made only of the glory of Neil Armstrong's one small step or John F. Kennedy's hair-raising invocations. ("Therefore, as we set sail, we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on …

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

Here's the science behind why it's so hard to maintain eye contact when you're talking to someone

Breaking eye contact mid-sentence is a strange habit, but almost everyone seems to do it every once in a while.<p>And a pair of researchers at Kyoto University in Japan offer an intriguing answer as to why in a new study, which will be published in the journal Cognition.<p>They suggest that maintaining …

The most famous band of all time from every state

To determine the most famous band from every state, Business Insider looked at reputation, record sales, and awards, considering each band within its own era, so just because a band is popular <i>now</i> doesn't mean it's nudged out the biggest band from another decade.<p>We stuck to bands only — no solo …

U.S. Army

Incredible YouTuber slays classic rock covers with an instrument you've never heard of before

When you think classic rock, you probably think about Hendrix and his electric guitar, or Janis Joplin's haunting vocals.<p>You probably <i>don't</i> think of …

First human head transplant could take place in the UK next year, maverick surgeon says

The neurosurgeon who intends to attempt the first ever human head transplant says he may do so in the UK.<p>Maverick and often criticised Professor …

Supermoon – in pictures

Skygazers are heading to high-rise buildings, ancient forts and beaches to witness the largest supermoon since 1948. Astronomy enthusiasts can see Earth’s satellite loom large anywhere in the world shortly after sunset – weather permitting<p>• Share your pictures of the supermoon

DNA study lays bare devastating damage caused by smoking

Major investigation into root causes of cancer reveals how tobacco smoke mutates DNA and gives rise to more than a dozen types of tumour<p>The devastating impact of cigarette smoke on the body’s DNA has been laid bare by the first comprehensive study into the damage tobacco inflicts on human …

Can energy drinks cause hepatitis?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 50-year-old man developed acute hepatitis from excessive energy drink consumption, according to a new case report published this week in BMJ Case Reports.<p>The man, who was not identified, is a construction worker who worked long, labor-intensive days. When he entered the emergency room, he …

Hepatitis

This Is What It's Like To Live With Anxiety

I had my first real panic attack when I was 19 and a sophomore in college. I thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn't catch my breath, I was dizzy, my fingers tingled, and I felt hot and clammy—all out of nowhere. I made it to a university bathroom and splashed cold water on my face, then …

Woman seriously burned after intestinal gas catches fire during surgery

A patient in Japan was hurt mid-surgery when she passed gas that caught fire causing serious injuries to her body, a university hospital in Tokyo said on Friday.<p>The woman, in her 30s, was undergoing an operation that involved applying a laser to her cervix, the lower part of the uterus at the Tokyo …

St. Elizabeth’s East, revealed in 50 eerie photos

Get an inside look at Washington, D.C.’s vacant former asylum<p>Dating back to the 1800s, there is an asylum in Washington, D.C.’s Congress Heights neighborhood that stands vacant and abandoned.<p>St. Elizabeth’s East, otherwise known as the Government Hospital for the Insane, previously housed over …

Washington Wizards

Scientists are developing a test that will help you find out if antidepressants will work for you before you take them

Dealing with mental illness can be one of the hardest challenges any individual can undergo. But for those who are just beginning to explore …

Artist Creates Drawings That Show What Mental Illness Really Feels Like

Mental illnesses and disorders are often romanticized or brushed off. That's not right.<p>Artist Shawn Cross has taken the liberty of drawing his own …

2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together

But even when my depression threatened to cut me off completely from the world around me, I struggled with the decision to take antidepressants. It wasn't just that I'd been taught to believe that "going on meds" was giving up. No, what really worried me was how I'd cope if the drugs didn't …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, …