Max Lambrechts

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Does autism arise because the brain is continually surprised?

<b>Originally published on Spectrum</b><p>Satsuki Ayaya remembers finding it hard to play with other children when she was young, as if a screen separated her …

Autism

Don't Judge Your Hand Dryer By Its Petri Dish

This awesome, I mean disgusting, Petri plate is covered in microbes collected inside a Dyson hand dryer. The photo is grossing out plenty of folks on …

We Just Got More Details on How The Moon Left Earth 4 Billion Years Ago

It was a crazy breakup.<p>That orbiting lump of rock we call the Moon is thought to have been formed by a giant object smashing into Earth's crust, and …

Earth Science

Billions of Viruses Are Falling to Earth Right Now (But That Isn't Why You Have the Flu)

You can't see them or feel them, but millions of airborne viruses are wafting around you each day, and billions more microbial travelers are …

Biology

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

The Brain

An aquarium accident may have given this crayfish the DNA to take over the world

It sounds like a bad monster movie plot: A 10-legged mutant creature that reproduces asexually, escapes from confinement in Germany, and quietly …

Biology

These Bacteria Digest Toxic Metals And Poop Out Tiny Gold Nuggets

Handy.<p>No other life form on our planet has infiltrated every environment as successfully as the minuscule single cells of bacteria. Amongst their …

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Scientists have identified two planets circling round a dim dwarf star as especially likely candidates to have habitable conditions, with probable water and a source of heat, attributes thought necessary for life beyond Earth.<p>Since their discovery last year, the seven planets and their star, called …

Universe

MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

Singularity

Quasar at edge of cosmic dawn is most distant yet - Futurity

A newly discovered, far-off quasar is one of the universe's first galaxies—and home to a "behemoth" black hole.

Eating Cheese Is Good for Your Heart Now, Apparently

There's nothing I like more than waking up to news that science has declared a delicious food to be very healthy. Whenever a new study comes out …

Scientists Have Finally Caught The Eerie Hum of Earth Deep Under The Sea

Ommmm.<p>For the past few decades, something has been becoming increasingly clear: Earth constantly hums, even though we can't hear it.<p>The first attempt …

Seafloor

Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve

A famously difficult mathematical problem resisted solution for over 40 years. Mathematicians have finally resolved it by following an intuition that …

This Crazy Twist on Black Holes Says There Was No Big Bang

We could be living in a bouncy Universe.<p>A physicist from the University of Campinas in Brazil isn't a big fan of the idea that time started with a …

Physics

Genetic mutation helps Amish families fight aging, diabetes and even baldness

Scientists at Northwestern University have discovered a genetic mutation in an isolated Amish population that helps them live longer and healthier …

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

Found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few …

Fish

These spiders have the fastest biological clock seen yet

Three species of orb-weaving spiders may have the fastest biological clocks known in nature. Their circadian cycles range between 17.4 and 19.0 hours …

Why Humans Hate the Scent of Blood (But Wolves Love It)

The coppery scent of fresh blood is known to attract predators. And now, scientists have pinpointed a molecule in mammal blood that plays a pivotal …

Medical Research