Claire Lazar

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Europa Or Bust: Searching For Life In Jupiter's Orbit

The ocean-filled moon might hold the life we’ve long searched for in space. And scientists have one shot to reach it.<p>The search for alien life has recently taken a surprise twist away from Mars and toward Europa, an ice ball of a moon in orbit around Jupiter. To understand why, you just need to …

Meet the Mind-Controlling Algae Protein That Could Cure Blindness

It sounds completely crazy: as early as next year, using gene therapy scientists hope to restore sight in the blind by giving their eyes additional …

Emerging Technology

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

One in 50 of us is a victim, left feeling like a robot – and yet even doctors have to Google it. Now one sufferer is intent on helping millions out of their torment<p>Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – …

Mental Health

In overweight couch potatoes, vitamin C supplements mimic some exercise effects

Overweight and obese people who take a high-dose of supplementary Vitamin C daily may get some of the cardiovascular benefits of exercise without the exercise, new research has found.<p>In a small trial that recruited sedentary adults who were overweight or obese, study participants who took 500 …

The Latest Science on Water—and Why You Should Drink More of It

<b></b>The Latest Science on Water—and Why You Should Drink More of ItBy now you may have heard that the 8x8 water rule (8 ounces, 8 times a day) has been …

Snorkeling

Infographic: The Key to a Healthy Brain Is a Healthy Digestive System

Scientists are becoming increasingly certain that all the stuff we put through our digestive system is making a major impact on our state of mind. …

Wellness

After seeing this you'll understand why the human brain is still such a mystery

It's no wonder we struggle to understand how it works. As the old saying quoted by the mathematician Ian Parker goes: "If our brains were simple enough for us to understand them, we'd be so simple that we couldn't."<p>But we try — and not just because we're curious. As we understand more and more …

The Brain

Teenage Brain Development May Happen During Sleep

While babies' and toddlers' brains are developing and changing in sporadic and intense ways, teenagers may be consistently experiencing their brain development while they're asleep, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California at Davis has found. More from The Washington …

The truth about genetically modified food

Genetically modified food is a source of great controversy, yet most of us are eating it every day. If you cook with canola oil, snack on biscuits …

Well, Duh: Science Says Single People Can Be Happy Alone

It might be time to delete your dating apps for good. A new survey conducted in New Zealand and reported on Eurekalert found that out of 4,000 people polled, those who didn’t actively seek out relationships because of a conflict phobia were just as happy as those who did. People who are fearful of …

Relationships

The deep space exploration of the brain

<i>Deep brain stimulation has been used for more than 25 years to treat conditions ranging from epilepsy to Parkinson's disease, but it's a mechanism</i> …

Doctors Sew Elderly Man's Hand Inside Stomach to Save Fingers

Surgeons sew man's badly burned hand into his belly to help grow a new blood supply. KPRC's Haley Hernandez reports on this rare, but not uncommon surgery.

Old Age

Got Weaknesses? Good! Research Shows They're a Sure Sign of Talent

Share & Inspire Others!<p><b>The Challenge</b>: Many people resent their weaknesses and spend much of their lives in shame. <b><br>The Science</b>: Research shows that …

Autism

A Particle Collider Created Matter Not Seen Since the Big Bang

This is a recreation of some of the first states of matter.<p>When the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, all matter as we know it went from a single point of near-infinite energy to an ever expanding tapestry of matter, anti-matter, dark matter, photons, neutrinos, and more. In those early …

Neuroscientists locate 'alcoholism neurons' in the brain

Alcohol consumption alters the structure and function of neurons in an area of the brain called the dorsomedial striatum, find scientists.<p>The …

This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

In Search For Life, The Milky Way Is More Desert Than Rain Forest

If you were tasked with looking for the most supportive “cradles of life” on Earth, odds are you would head to the rain forest rather than the desert. But what if you had to conduct this search on foot? And you had to start from the middle of the Sahara?<p>That could be similar to the situation we …

Universe

Crucial Food Chain Bacteria Altered by Climate Change

<i>By Emma Howard, The Guardian</i>Climate change will have irreversible and unprecedented impacts on crucial ocean microorganisms that could trigger …

Biology

Linear Algebra for Data Scientists

It’s important to know what goes on inside a machine learning algorithm. But it’s hard. There is some pretty intense math happening, much of which is …

Data Science

Astronaut shares gorgeous photo of San Francisco from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has gained a following for stunning photos taken during his year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. On Saturday, he posted a photo of San Francisco amid the holiday weekend sunshine.<p>"#GoodMorning #sanfrancisco! Looking good this #Saturday morning!" Kelly …

Space Science

This Weird Thing Happens With Ants When You Phone Rings

According to ViralVideoLab, this is what happens when you experiment with ants and electromagnetic waves emitted from smartphones. No, the ants …

Nearly Every Seabird on Earth Is Eating Plastic

Plastic trash is found in 90 percent of seabirds. The rate is growing steadily as global production of plastics increases.<p>So much plastic trash is flowing into the oceans that 90 percent of seabirds eat it now and virtually every one will be consuming it by 2050. That finding, revealed in a new …

Men and women with autism have 'extreme male' scores on the 'eyes test' of mindreading

Scientists at the University of Cambridge University have published new results in the journal <i>PLoS ONE</i> from the largest ever study of people with …

Scientists Discover Up to 100 Giant Standing Stones Near Stonehenge

Archaeologists believe that giant stones found buried in an area five times the size of Britain’s most famous prehistoric monument, Stonehenge, were …

Archaeology

Nanoparticles — small but unique

Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual …

This is Why Everyone Should Study Geology

Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great science and technology stories, assembled by Gizmodo, just for you. This week, we’ll ponder the …

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Here's Why You Need to Poop After Your Morning Cup of Coffee

Science, answering all the really important questions.<p>For many of us, nothing quite gets us going in the morning like a cup of coffee. And when I say …

American Chemical Society

Curiosity Rover Sees Earth from Mars for 1st Time (Photos)

NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars has captured its first view of Earth from the surface of the Red Planet — a striking image that shows our home planet …