Emma Zilke

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Brain’s Deepest Architectural Secrets: New Study Has Discovered A Multi-Dimensional Universe In Brain Networks

For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in four dimensions but a new study has discovered structures in the brain …

Weed Could Help Prevent Certain Brain Diseases

The existing research is promising, but researchers are calling for more clinical trials in humans.<p>The fact that humans even <i>have</i> an "endocannabinoid system" sounds like stoner fantasy. (If we hadn't been trying to figure out just what cannabis does to our bodies when it was discovered, it might …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that suggests many of us have extensive untapped memory reserves.<p>After spending six weeks cultivating an internal “memory palace”, people more than …

The Brain

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

13 things you're doing wrong from the moment you wake up

If your daily routine were a college assignment and you submitted it to your professor the scientist, chances are it would come back with a whole lot …

Time Management

The holy mountain: monks of Mount Athos – photo essay

Mount Athos is one of the most important centres of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 monasteries and approximately 2,000 monks. Located on a Greek peninsula, it is home to the oldest surviving monastic community on Earth. The way of life for the monks is practically unchanged since …

European Travel

Anti-surveillance apparel hides your face from facial recognition software

Privacy advocates have long feared the risk facial recognition technologies pose to ethical surveillance practices, but soon there might be a high-tech garment solution that can hide your face from being recognized by computers.<p>The Guardian reports Berlin-bound artist and independent researcher …

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Amazon Echo murder case amplifies the question of what ‘always on’ really means

Some people have wondered if smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo devices, or its closest contender, the Google Home, are constantly capturing audio data, rather than just listening when the right wake word is uttered. Now a court case is bringing the issue to the fore, and it could potentially show …

This scientific quest to find “missing” memories is changing the way we think about the brain

A new experiment finds you don’t need to activate neurons to store memories.<p>Neuroscientist Nathan Rose and his colleagues at the University of Wisconsin recently lost track of a memory.<p>I mean that literally. One minute, they saw a trace of a memory “light up” in an fMRI scan. In the next minute it …

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Quantum Mechanics

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Physics

Trump prepares to dismantle US environmental law | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 10.11.2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a well-known climate skeptic to oversee the transition of the country's Environmental Protection Agency. The …

France’s Most Dramatic Little Secret: The Amazing History of St-Pierre & Miquelon

From major booze artery during Prohibition to key World War II stronghold, this small archipelago off Newfoundland holds its French identity …

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Virtual Dating

Do you find yourself often feel overwhelmed? Does it seem that there’s not enough hours to accomplish what you need to get done? Do you sometimes …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Time Management

This Is the Big Problem Stalling Global Gender Equality

It appears that the world’s march toward gender equality hit a roadblock this year.<p>A new study of 144 countries published Tuesday by the World …

The ghost town surrounded by ocean

The most remote of the British Isles is home to northwest Europe’s largest seabird colony, cliffs taller than the Empire State Building – and to one of the world’s eeriest ghost towns.<p>There are few places left in the world – particularly in Britain – that remain so isolated, so inaccessible, that …

Scotland

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

And the winner of the presidential debate is... Ken Bone

<b>(CNN) —</b> Today, the pundits will argue over who won the presidential debate. But we think we can safely deliver the verdict:<p>Ken Bone.<p>The debate, in case you missed it, was a town hall-style affair where audience members (screened by Gallup and selected by the moderators) asked questions of the …

Does This Study Prove the Bible Could Be Accurate?

A new study on memory shows how people can retain and recite vast amounts of information, which may lend credibility to Biblical stories passed down …

Why Communication Management Trumps Time Management: Neuroscience shows that popular time management techniques CAUSE procrastination

<i>Communication Trumps Time Management. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>Time management isn't all it's cracked up to be</b><p>Stephen Covey, author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, popularized the concept of time management. At the time, I was so impressed, I even hired a Covey trained facilitator as …

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5 Ways To Tell Your Dogs You Love Them In Their Own Language

Advertisement<p>Pup parents know that our dogs love us deeply, even though they do not express it in the same manner as humans do. Recently, behavioral …

31 Holy Grail Beauty Products That Actually Follow Through On Their Claims

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Skin Care

The Problem With Science Writing - Facts So Romantic

Want to hear a seamy insider secret from the science communication industry? The border between journalism and public relations has more turnstiles …

Emma Watson’s New Short FIlm Highlights The Hurdles In The Fight For Women’s Equality

Contrary to what UK tabloids might think, Emma Watson has been doing a bang-up job in her role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. It’s actually been a rather busy week for Watson in that regard. Not only did the <i>Harry Potter</i> actress deliver an important speech at the HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 …