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Why We're Falling Behind On Brain Innovation

Brain science is taking a hit, according to a recent series of papers published in a special issue of the Cell Press journal <i>Neuron</i>.<p>“While the disease …

Neuroscience

Scientists Find Differences In The Brains Of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

<i>By Nathan Collins</i><p>Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there's been slow progress in understanding the disease, and researchers still aren't exactly sure what causes it. Now, a small new study hints that subtle …

Researchers Present New Findings About Human Brain Plasticity

<b>The brain’s plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study</b> …

New languages re-wire brains of all ages - Futurity

Learning a new language can change the function and structure of your brain network, say researchers.

The mathematician who proved why hipsters all look alike

Jonathan Touboul is a mathematician and a neuroscientist. He holds a PhD in math from France’s prestigious École Polytechnique, where he won a prize for his thesis on how to simulate neurons in the brain. He publishes papers with titles like “Pulsatile localized dynamics in delayed neural-field …

Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Inspired by Van Gogh's The Starry Night

The Dutch-based Studio Roosegaarde created a stunning illuminated trail in Nuenen, Netherlands. Called <i>Van Gogh-Roosegaard Bicycle Path</i>, it's based on the famous Vincent Van Gogh painting <i>The Starry Night</i>. This kilometer-long section is part of a cycle route through the province of Noord Brabant, …

Art

Rosetta mission's Philae lander powers down in comet's darkness

Final attempt to jolt space lander into sunlight to recharge batteries fails – but officials still hope it could be revived in August 2015 when comet is closer to the sun<p>Philae lander tries drilling and hammering to free itself Alien ‘cover-up conspiracy theories emerge<p>The audacious Rosetta …

Are We Doomed To Arctic Winters In America?

Scientists Square Off On The Coming Freeze<p>There's an unwelcome guest on your doorstep, America.<p>It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like a terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic. While the East Coast saw …

Global Warming