C. T. Stanfield

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Learning in your sleep – the right way

You can swot up on vocabulary in your sleep – but only if you don’t confuse your brain in the process. Researchers funded by the Swiss National …

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Enceladus’ flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn’s icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

How we plan to bring dark matter to light

Long before we had the atomic theory of matter, scientists knew the air was real, even though it was invisible. This was because we could see its …

Scientists have discovered why running makes you happy

If you're a big runner like me you know what I'm talking about when I describe that euphoric feeling you get in the middle of your workout — when your feet feel like they are floating over the ground and you can almost hear the air dancing past you.<p>It turns out it's not all in your mind.<p>Scientists …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>By Michael Birnbaum<p>Michael …

Asylum Seekers

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into her art with complete authenticity, and kept up a passionate -- if explosive -- romance with Diego Rivera. Her self-portraits are incomparable, as were …

Who Owns Your Steps?

Kendra Albert has painstakingly logged a few million steps on wearable fitness trackers over the last four years. But the only proof of her hard-won progress resides on the servers of the company that makes them. For Albert, that data is almost as valuable and irreplaceable as photos or texts, and …

How to Accept Credit Cards Online, In-Store or Anywhere

Here is a guide to all of the ways that your business can accept credit cards, including POS systems, mobile card readers and merchant accounts.

Still Not Accepting EMV Chip Cards? Why You Need to Switch

Credit: Hamik/Shutterstock<p>Over the last few years, credit card data breaches at chain stores have exposed thousands of customers to hackers looking …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Stephen King

Liver congestion and hormone dysfunction

Liver congestion and hormone dysfunction are more closely linked than you think, and may potentially cause a list of female reproductive health …

40,000-Year-Old Human Had Neanderthal Great-Great-Grandparent

In 2002, cavers unearthed a jawbone in Peștera cu Oase of southwestern Romania. While it had some Neanderthal features, the bone belonged to an …

Samsung Unveils 'See-Through' Safety Trucks

Have you ever been stuck behind a truck and unsure whether to overtake it because your view of the road ahead is obscured? To overcome this …

Researchers find Physical Differences in Empathetic Peoples' Brains

New research has found that types of empathy can be predicted by looking at physical differences in the brain. This raises the fascinating …

It’s Official: Scientists Say We're Entering Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction

And humans may struggle to survive it.<p>Biologists have used conservative new estimates to prove that vertebrate species on Earth are disappearing …

How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

Fear and concern over ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil has been turned up a notch in the last few months, thanks to ISIS’s thriving …

Terrorism

What Does Herpes Do To Your Brain?

Herpes—it’s not something that many individuals readily admit to having, but if you’ve ever had chicken pox, glandular fever or even a cold sore, …

The Morning Routine That Enables Me to Keep Writing Novels

As a novelist who continues to be a practitioner of the art of fiction in the last years of my eighth decade, I have been asked repeatedly how one can avoid the memory blocks that so often plague older people.<p>Memory is the key to novel writing. Preserving a career in novel writing into one's …

Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51.<p>Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are …