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The Galaxy's Core Is About to Explode

The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy will soon consume a blob of gas and begin to radiate energy at a tremendous rate.

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

SpaceX's 10-story tall Grasshopper rocket flies sideways in latest launch

Elon Musk's hypothetical Hyperloop is getting all the attention this week, but another one of his futuristic transportation pet projects is progressing by leaps and bounds in the real world. SpaceX's reusable, vertical landing, Grasshopper rocket took to the skies once again in McGregor, Texas, …

Moore’s Law could stay on track with extreme UV progress

After years of delays, new technology could come online by 2015.<p>Long-awaited improvements in photolithography could pave the way for the continued …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

Neuroscientists discover new phase of synaptic development

Students preparing for final exams might want to wait before pulling an all-night cram session -- at least as far as their neurons are concerned. …

Picking up a second language is predicted by ability to learn patterns

Some people seem to pick up a second language with relative ease, while others have a much more difficult time. Now, a new study suggests that …

Practice makes perfect? Not so much, new research finds

Turns out, that old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown. New research finds that a copious amount of practice is not enough to explain …

Reactivating memories during sleep: Memory rehearsal during sleep can make a big difference in remembering later

Why do some memories last a lifetime while others disappear quickly? A new study suggests that memories rehearsed, during either sleep or waking, can …

New study shows what happens in the brain to make music rewarding

The second important finding is that the nucleus accumbens doesn't work alone, but interacts with the auditory cortex, an area of the brain that …

A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory …

Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation

Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists have now succeeded …

Researchers suggest Victorian-era people more intelligent than modern-day counterparts

(Phys.org) —In a new study, a European research team suggests that the average intelligence level of Victorian-era people was higher than that of …

'Clean' your memory to pick a winner, study says

Predicting the winner of a sporting event with accuracy close to that of a statistical computer program could be possible with proper training, …

Video gamers really do see more: Gamers capture more information faster for visual decision-making

Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player's hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to …

Imagination can change what we hear and see

Our imagination may affect how we experience the world more than we perhaps think. What we imagine hearing or seeing "in our head" can change our …

Will we ever... create a black hole in the laboratory?

Fears that the Large Hadron Collider could create a black hole that destroy the world may be unfounded, but if we really wanted to make one, could we actually do it, asks Matthew Francis.<p>Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began operations in 2008, a small but noisy group of people were in …

Physics

Will we ever … have reliable nuclear fusion power?

For decades scientists have tried to generate an untapped source of energy by creating the conditions inside stars. Is the quest realistic or a futuristic joke?<p>In the era of global climate change, and concerns about humanity's long-term reliance on fossil fuels, many think the solution lies in …

Nuclear Energy

NASA funds 'warp speed' research

Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light.<p>Harold G. White, a NASA physicist, leads the small team at NASA who are trying to make reality out of a theory that suggests the …

Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

Author, evolutionary biologist, and militant atheist Richard Dawkins evoked a little XKCD magic on stage at Oxford's Sheldonian Theater recently. After speaking on "the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise," …

The Memory Hack That Got Me Through Med School–And Inspired A Startup

By Shiv Gaglani4 minute Read<p>As a medical student with a background in neuroscience, I’m constantly searching for brain hacks that will help me learn</i> …

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

Camping may reset your body clock (but leave your flashlight at home)

Do you stay up late and wake up groggy? Then consider getting a tent and a sleeping bag. A week of camping may help reset your body's internal clock, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers from the University of Colorado-Boulder recently took eight people on a weeklong camping trip in the Rocky Mountains …

Sleep

Japanese Firms Develop Giant Steel Pendulums to Keep Skyscrapers From Swaying During Earthquakes

<i>The Asahi Shimbum</i> reports that Mitsui Fudosan Co., a real estate developer, and Kajima Corp., a general contractor, have developed giant steel …

Hot and bothered: Climate warming predicted to increase violent conflicts

A hot-off-the-presses SCIENCE study analyses historic and modern data gathered from around the world and finds a link between global warming and increased human violence<p>As much of Europe and America swelter under the effects of unusually warm temperatures this summer, it may be cold comfort to …

New coating turns ordinary glass into superglass

Resilient, ultraslippery glass could lead to self-cleaning, scratch-resistant windows, lenses, and solar panels.<p>A new transparent, bioinspired …

Nature Communications

How Tom West Built A Pirate-Proof Yacht

The 30-ton vessel, Faith, is armored to keep out unwanted guests.<p>Tom West has tackled some impressive builds over the years, including telescopes, a sawmill, and his house in Poland, Indiana. But West, a retired teacher, recently completed his swan song: a 30-ton, 56-foot-long sailboat named <i>Faith</i>. …