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Scientists Can Now Cut HIV Out of Human DNA

HIV is a sneaky virus. Its MO involves integrating its own genes into your DNA, so that even as antiretrovirals hold everything in check, HIV lurks …

Near death, explained

New science is shedding light on what really happens during out-of-body experiences — with shocking results.<p>In 1991, Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Pam Reynolds felt extremely dizzy, lost her ability to speak, and had difficulty moving her body. A CAT scan showed that she had a giant artery …

Can you learn in your sleep?

Sleep learning used to be a pipe dream. Now neuroscientists say they have found ways to enhance your memory with your eyes closed, says David Robson.<p>Just before you climb under your duvet, you carefully prepare your room. You sprinkle a few drops of incense on your pillow, put on some headphones, …

The Brain

Harold Edgerton: The man who froze time

Harold Edgerton invented the electronic flash – which allowed him to capture things the human eye cannot see. Stephen Dowling looks at his legacy.<p>Every time you use the flash on your smartphone or camera, you should give silent praise to Harold Eugene Edgerton. In the era of vacuum tubes and radios …

Inventions

Electricidad producida utilizando gotas de agua de condensación para cargar nuestros móviles

Una novedosa forma de conseguir energía eléctrica para poder cargar nuestros teléfonos móviles utilizando las gotas de agua de condensación, ha sido …

Muertes indignas de científicos

Hay científicos que han muerto probando sus experimentos en sí mismos; otros lo han hecho tras un empacho al celebrar algún hallazgo; otros murieron …

¿Cómo pueden sobrevivir los osos panda comiendo únicamente bambú?

Los osos pandas sobreviven a base de bambú, esta dieta vegetariana debería matarlos pero sin embargo se han convertido en <b>los vegetarianos más</b> …

Libros de ciencia ficción que todo geek debería leer

La <b>ciencia-ficción</b> es uno de los géneros más importantes del cine y la televisión, y en general uno de mis favoritos personales. Pero es casi una …

Train Your Brain Using the Navy SEAL Mental Toughness Program

If our environment is extreme in nature, complete with chaos, stress and panic, how do we live with or manage the fear and stress? The answer may exist in the groundbreaking neuroscience research that helped the Navy SEALs control their extreme environment through a mental toughness program. …

The Brain

Hallan similitudes entre adicción al sexo y a las drogas

<b>Por primera vez la ciencia logró encontrar "similitudes extraordinarias" entre la gente adicta a las drogas y los adictos al sexo.</b><p>Científicos de la Universidad de Cambridge encontraron evidencia de que la adicción sexual también podría tener bases neurológicas como otras adicciones.<p>En el primer …

¿De verdad existe la percepción extrasensorial?

<b>Semanalmente, la revista BBC Focus resuelve algunas dudas de sus lectores. A continuación, una selección de sus respuestas para curiosos.</b><p>¿Existe la percepción extrasensorial?<p>La percepción extrasensorial incluye la telepatía (comunicarse de mente a mente sin usar los sentidos normales), la …

Magic Mushrooms Expand Your Mind And Amplify Your Brain’s Dreaming Areas. Here’s How

Far out, man<p>Psychedelic drugs alter consciousness in a profound and novel way that increases the breadth and fluency of cognition. However, until recently, we were unable to offer an explanation for how the brain was altered to account for these effects.<p>In a new study, published in Human Brain …

Consciousness

The First “Potentially Habitable” Exoplanet Was Probably Just a Sunspot

Oops<p>Way back in 2010, Gliese 581g made waves as “the Goldilocks planet”. It was the first planet scientists found within the habitable zone—the region around a star where it’s not too hot and not too cold for liquid water to endure on a planet’s surface. But after the initial excitement about …

Astronomy

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Moving your hand from the keyboard to the mouse seems like a pretty simple task- you tell your hand to move, and it moves. But the process actually …

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Sorry, Chief Editor, Nature Neuroscience has expired and is no longer available. But we've found similar jobs that you might find useful.<p>Other …

Arctic sea ice: Melt season is getting longer.

A new study by NASA the National Snow and Ice Data Center indicates that the Arctic “melt season”—the time of the year when temperatures are warm …

Why do earphone cords always get tangled? Physics

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the science behind an everyday knotty problem, the man who sequenced his baby’s genome before birth and why the internet is a psychology experiment.<p>The pivot<br>Scott Adams | Dilbert | 16 June 2014<br>Notes on start-up culture in Silicon Valley. “The …

Bill Gates

Is the hoverbike about to become reality?

Those childhood dreams of doing the commute on a Star Wars Speeder Bike might be possible if a revolutionary hoverbike design takes off. (Video above has no sound)<p>Getting from A to B is very rarely boring in the world of science fiction – sadly real life is often a let-down in comparison. We do not …

Military Spending

Nasa’s out-of-this-world plan to rescue a Space Shuttle

A retired Nasa engineer reveals details of a daring plan that could have been used to rescue a shuttle crew facing certain death stranded in orbit.<p>The fate of the seven members of STS-107’s crew was sealed within 90 seconds of launch. As Space Shuttle Columbia rose through the perfect clear sky …

Space Exploration

Neuroscience: The man who saw time stand still

One day, a man saw time itself stop, and as David Robson discovers, unpicking what happened is revealing that we can all experience temporal trickery too.<p>It started as a headache, but soon became much stranger. Simon Baker entered the bathroom to see if a warm shower could ease his pain. “I looked …

The Brain

Retired US Marine claims he spent 17 years on MARS protecting five human colonies from Martians

A former US Marine has claimed he spent 17 years of his career on MARS.<p>The ex-naval infantryman, who uses the pseudonym Captain Kaye, says he was …

Slither of Hope: Surgical Snakebots Are Real, And Heading For Humanity's Orifices

This past Monday, a snake-inspired robot wriggled down the throat of a live human being.<p>Make that two human beings, operated on during the same day at University Hospital Dinant Godinne in Yvoir, Belgium. The pair of procedures were an important milestone for the Flex system, marking the first time …

Robotics

Schizophrenia-marijuana study flips the reefer madness equation

Does marijuana smoking cause psychosis? Or could psychosis drive pot smoking?<p>If you believe the panned and parodied 1936 film "Reefer Madness," smoking weed will make one crazy and drive you to a life of crime.<p>Medical science has taken the question seriously, however, and found a strong link …

Zeitreise-Simulation: Physiker schicken Licht in die Vergangenheit - WELT

Anzeige<p>Sollten Zeitreisen doch möglich sein? Ein simples Beispiel macht deutlich, dass mit bisherigen Maßstäben der Logik die Frage mit Nein …

Relativity: An explanation via Doctor Who.

Are you a <i>Doctor Who</i> fan? Are you also scratching your head over how relativity works? Then do I have a paper for you: “The Blue Box White Paper”, an …

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