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Sleep may help us to forget by rebalancing brain synapses

New research provides evidence for the idea that sleep restores cellular homeostasis in the brain and helps us to forget irrelevant information<p>We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but we still do not know exactly why we sleep. Recent research shows that that the brain does its housekeeping …

Neuroscience

Boeing just unveiled its slick new 'Starliner' spacesuit to protect a new generation of NASA astronauts

NASA isn't thrilled about having to pay Russia billions of dollars to launch US astronauts on Russian rockets inside of Russian spacesuits.<p>But that's the current spaceflight pickle the space agency finds itself in; there's really no other option unless you're China.<p>However, two aerospace companies …

Space Exploration

How to cope with loneliness | Oliver Burkeman

The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses, says Oliver Burkeman<p>Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days – the subject of so many studies, articles and talks that you sometimes wish the loneliness researchers would go away, so you could just get …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain

Writing notes by hand might translate into a quick climb up the corporate ladder because of how it forces the brain to process information.<p>Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking …

A Huge Wooden Circle Has Been Found Buried Just a Few Kilometres From Stonehenge

'Superhenge' was actually made of wood.<p>Last year, archaeologists made headlines when they found evidence of a giant circular structure around five …

Archaeology

New Paper Claims That The EM Drive Doesn't Defy Newton's 3rd Law After All

So... it could still get us to Mars in 70 days?<p>Physicists have just published a new paper that suggests the controversial EM drive - or …

Physics

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Mixed Reality Is How We'll Escape the Tragic Future in Short Film 'The Nostalgist'

Not too long ago, virtual reality was stuck in the lab, an elaborate, expensive rig that worked okay, sure, but was a far cry from anything dreamed …

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Sony patents contact lens that records what you see

Other smart contact lenses are focused on improving vision or providing an augmented reality HUD, but Sony wants to look outwards rather than in. A new patent, awarded to the company in April, describes a contact lens that can be controlled by the user's deliberate blinks, recording video on …

Human Intelligence Determined By Volume And Location Of Gray Matter Tissue In Brain

General human intelligence appears to be based on the volume of gray matter tissue in certain regions of the brain, UC Irvine College of Medicine …

University of California

NASA Has Detected Strange Signals Coming From The Gravitational Wave Source

This could change everything.<p>Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very …

NASA just released an incredible photo of Pluto’s frozen canyons

This time around, we get to see in detail some canyons on the surface, further evidence of tectonic activity on the dwarf planet billions of years ago.<p>The image, taken from a distance of 33,900 kilometers (21,100 miles), shows the north polar region of Pluto, with the North Pole labeled in the …

Solar System

James Bond Aston Martin DB10 Spectre car sold for £2.4m

<b>An Aston Martin sports car from the James Bond film Spectre has sold at auction for £2,434,500.</b><p>The DB10, one of only two "show cars" from the 10 made specially for the film, smashed its reserve price of £1m.<p>Made in Warwickshire, the model has a 4.7-litre V8 petrol engine and a top speed of 190 mph …

James Bond

Here's the First Look at a 'Super-Earth'

Hunting for planets circling other stars is not an easy job. The most reliable way to do it is to look for the tiny dimming of stellar light as an …

How the Guardian reported the search for gravitational waves

Gravitational waves were predicted as part of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Scientists have been searching for evidence of their existence ever since.

Gravitational Waves

Scientists locate the part of the brain where sighs are made

Your life depends on your ability to sigh.<p>Yes, we sigh when we're exhausted or stressed -- and when the weight of the world feels like too much to bear -- but it turns out that sighing is also an essential life-sustaining reflex that is necessary to keep our lungs from collapsing.<p>This week …

Stanford University

Samsung Gear VR users can mingle on AltspaceVR

Samsung Gear VR users can start making friends in a virtual reality world now that AltspaceVR has released its app for the headset to the public. In fact, they can mix and mingle not only with other Gear VR users, but also with people who use the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift*. You can think of …

NASA releases clearest images of Pluto world might see for decades

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black and white images beamed to Earth could be some of the clearest close-ups of Pluto's surface humans see for decades, NASA says.<p>The images, taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, show craters, mountains and glacial terrain along a strip 50 miles (80 kilometers) wide.<p>The spacecraft …

Astronomers watch black hole burp after eating a star

Scientists have for the first time witnessed a black hole swallow a star and then quickly eject a flare of stellar debris moving at nearly light …

Air Button adds handy shortcuts to NFC-enabled phones

The idea of customizable add-on buttons for smartphones isn't exactly new. First we had Pressy (which was quickly cloned by Xiaomi and others), then the Dimple NFC button pad came along. So what's next? Well, a Hong Kong startup thinks Dimple has space for improvement, which leads us to the Air …

Handy

Study answers lingering questions about Voyager 1 in interstellar space

Three years ago, the American Geophysical Union said the Voyager 1 probe left the solar system. NASA quickly said nope, hold your horses, we're not there yet. Then, NASA announced a year later that yes, Voyager 1 really did make it. The debate still rages on in some pockets of the scientific …

Spacecraft Makes Deepest Dive Yet Through Alien Geyser

Close encounters of the cryovolcano kind, in photos<p>The geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus are one of the most intriguing features in our solar system. Spouting 125 miles high, these cryovolcanic plumes may provide insight into the giant ocean inside the icy moon--as well as any organisms that may …

Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics

The Real Reason Why There's a Tiny Hole in Airplane Windows (Video)

It turns out that itsy bitsy hole in the bottom of your airplane window is actually a very important safety feature. It's all-too-easy to let your …

This Girl Texted Adele Lyrics To Her Ex And It Did Not Go Well

"Hello from the other side."

Hands-on

By this point, OnePlus is known for its irritating invite system, and shouting about how great its phones are, even if in reality they perform distinctly averagely.<p>Today, the company launched a new device – an even cheaper one, that takes a different design approach to the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 …