Evgeni Zelikman

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Individuals exposed to blue wavelength lights experienced faster reaction times

A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and …

The Nanotech Shirt Helping One Indy Champ Win

This weekend, Tony Kanaan wears something no driver has ever worn before<p>When Tony Kanaan gets behind the wheel of his Number 10 racecar Saturday—gunning for victory in the IndyCar Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth—he’ll steer 1,570 pounds of metal, powered by a 675-horsepower …

Ask Ethan #112: The very, very end of the Universe

When everything passes away, what will be left?<p><i>“End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The</i> …

Did Neanderthals Die Off Because They Couldn't Harness Fire?

SAN FRANCISCO — Neanderthals may have died off because they failed to harness the power of fire to the extent their human cousins did, a new data …

Is this region empty of stars?

Meet the Coalsack Nebula, a cloud of dust and gas in space – birthplace for new stars. In millions of years, the Coalsack’s stars will light up and …

The story of the most important Cold War spy most people have never heard of

One of the most significant US intelligence operations in modern history took place in the heart of Soviet Moscow, during one of the most dangerous stretches of the Cold War.<p>From 1979 to 1985, a span that includes President Ronald Reagan's "evil empire" speech, the 1983 US-Soviet war scare, the …

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …

This Is the Largest Photo of Space Ever Taken

Clocking in at 197 GB and 46 gigapixels, you may have to wait a while on this one ...<p>That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a …

The Largest Cosmic Structures In The Universe Don't Actually Exist

There’s a simple recipe for building the Universe as we know it today: take a sea of matter and radiation that starts off hot, dense and expanding, and give it time to cool. Over long enough timescales, atomic nuclei, neutral atoms, and eventually stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies will …

Tiny ‘engineers’ caused first mass extinction

We tend to associate mass extinctions with catastrophic events, like giant meteorite impacts and volcanic super-eruptions. The world’s first known …

Biology

Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene for hydrogen generation

Article |<p>Open | Published: 21 October 2015<p>Huilong Fei<br>• , Juncai Dong ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-8860-093X<br>• , M. Josefina Arellano-Jiménez<br>• , Gonglan Ye<br>• , …

Cobalt atoms on graphene: a low-cost catalyst for producing hydrogen from water

A new catalyst just 15 microns thick has proven nearly as effective as platinum-based catalysts but at a much lower cost, according to scientists at …

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Animation shows how a black hole destroys a star

An incredible animation demonstrates how a star would be ripped apart if it got too close to a black hole in space<p>They’re not called black holes for nothing.<p>An artist’s rendering demonstrates new findings about what happens when a star wanders too close to a black hole.<p>“Intense tidal forces rip the …

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Hubble spies Big Bang frontiers

Before light travelled across it, the universe was a dark place. For about a billion years after the Big Bang, the cosmos was cloaked in a thick fog …

Shedding light on the growth of stars and black holes

A Southampton astronomer is among a team of international researchers whose work has revealed a surprising similarity between the way in which …

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

Marshmallow Laser Feast: augmented reality will overtake VR

VR might be the entertainment buzzword of the moment, but we're going to see it overtaken by new technology very soon, according to an expert in …

Augmented Reality

Meson f0(1710) could be so-called “glueball” particle made purely of nuclear force

Terms to describe the strange world of quantum physics have come to be quite common in our lexicon. Who, for instance, hasn't at least heard of a …

US Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectiles

Three new weapons that could improve the ability of Navy surface ships to defend themselves against enemy missiles—solid state lasers (SSLs), the …

Shroud Of Turin DNA Indicates Global Origins

Genetic material suggests the shroud may have been created in India.<p>There's a surprising new wrinkle in the story of the celebrated Shroud of Turin.<p>A group of Italian researchers have found that the 14-foot-long garment -- believed by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, even though …

Mapping the folding process of a single membrane protein

Proteins are huge molecules containing hundreds to thousands of atoms that adopt a unique three dimensional structure, placing chemical groups in …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Biology

Zircon study questions dates for cataclysms on early Moon and Earth

Astronomy

The priest in the pub: could mystery bones be relics of saint?

Portion of skeleton could belong to St John Plessington, a Catholic priest hanged, drawn and quartered and later canonised as martyr, says Bishop of Shrewsbury<p>A bundle of bones found in a pub in Wales almost 140 years ago could prove to be the last remains of an English saint, Roman Catholic …

Archaeology

Elon Musk's Energy Storage Dreams Coming Under Pressure From Big-Time Competition

Big industrial companies are getting into energy storage and it could pose a challenge to Tesla Motors.<p>The Gigafactory Elon Musk's <b>Tesla Motors</b> …

Vast Cosmic Voids Merge Like Soap Bubbles

Vast regions of near-empty space in the Universe are growing and shrinking, much as bubbles merge and separate in soapsuds, astronomers have …