Daniel Holman

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Mice Study Shows that New Experiences Improve Memory

Most people remember where they were when truly significant events occur in their life — be it the assassination of a president or the twin towers …

The True Story of “Hidden Figures,” the Forgotten Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

As America stood on the brink of a Second World War, the push for aeronautical advancement grew ever greater, spurring an insatiable demand for …

Scientists Just Figured Out Why Poison Ivy Makes Us Itch So Much

Leaves of three, let them be.<p>An international team of researchers has finally decoded the science behind a plant responsible for no small degree of …

Harvard

Gorgeous Stabilized Timelapse Shows Earth's Rotation In Relation To The Stars

This is a beautiful timelapse video made by Greta Life, that demonstrates earth's rotation in relation to the stars, which stay fixed in the video. …

Time-lapse Photography

Discover the secret to Ansel Adams' success!

Michael said part of the reason for his father’s success was that he didn’t just take photographs. Ansel gave back to the photography community. He …

UMD physicists discover 'smoke rings' made of laser light - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Most basic physics textbooks describe laser light in fairly simple terms: a beam travels directly from one point to another and, unless it strikes a …

1,500 scientists speak out on science's reproducibility crisis - ExtremeTech

1,500 scientists speak out on science’s reproducibility crisis<p>By on June 3, 2016 at 2:34 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on …

Mathematics
Autism
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University of Oxford

Scientists show how we start stereotyping the moment we see a face

Scientists have known for a while that stereotypes warp our perceptions of things. Implicit biases — those unconscious assumptions that worm their way into our brains, without our full awareness and sometimes against our better judgment — can influence grading choices from teachers, split-second …

Psychology

DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

<b>A study of DNA from ancient human bones has helped unlock the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.</b><p>Researchers analysed the genomes of 51 individuals who lived between 45,000 years ago and 7,000 years ago.<p>The results reveal details about the biology of these early inhabitants, such as skin and …

Ice Age

Anorexia may be caused by bacterial infection, say scientists

Anorexia may be caused by bacteria which confuse the immune system, leading it to attack the brain and trigger feelings of personal disgust, scientists have suggested<p>The theory is the first time that the eating disorder has been linked to a physical infection, in contrast to the traditional view …

Here Is The Memory Trick Backed By Science - PsyBlog

A technique that everyone can benefit from, whatever their artistic talent.<p>Drawing pictures of words helps build stronger and more reliable memories, …

Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived batteries

Scientists have discovered technology that could potentially make batteries last hundreds of thousands of recharge cycles, rather than just …

Everyone Role-Plays in Video Games, Study Finds

What happens when you put on your robe and your wizard hat.<p>For years now I've played on <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s largest role-playing server, a place where the game's other players give us a hard time for taking our in-game roles a little too seriously (to say nothing of the people who like to strip off …

Research

Learn the Japanese Art of Crafting Perfect, Shiny Spheres of Dirt

Making balls of dirt may seem easy, but it took Bruce Gardner over thirty tries before he mastered the technique.<p>Anyone’s who’s spent even five minutes as a human child knows the joy of playing with dirt. We’ve all formed shapes out of mud or natural clay, but few of us have managed to make …

Art

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …

Chemistry

Researcher studies how animals puncture things

"They sting using single-celled organs on their tentacles called nematocysts, which are basically little hydrostatic, pressurized harpoons that …

Nanotech

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter, and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

Nutrition

The Story Behind Those Smithsonian Collection Photos

The National Museum of Natural History, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, has a huge exhibit space in Washington, DC. However, what’s on display …

Museums
Buddhism

Unlocking the Power of Breast Milk--with Help from Cows

Researchers say they have identified how infants thrive on what were previously believed to be indigestible components of milk from humans and cows—a …

Microbiology

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Wisdom And Heart Rates

For those that believe true wisdom comes from the heart may actually not be far from the truth. A new study has been published in the journal</i> …

10 Easy & Elegant Recipes For Your Passover Seder

The Passover seder is a festive occasion for family and friends. And, of course, food is at the center of the celebration. From Chicken Matzo Ball Soup to Double Chocolate Pavlova, all of these recipes will make for a beautiful and delicious seder meal.<p><b>1. Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls</b><p>Making chicken …

Cooking

Be Amazed By This Marvelous Music Machine, Powered By 2,000 Marbles

<i>NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with Martin Molin, creator of the marble machine, on</i> Weekend Edition Sunday. <i>You can hear their conversation at the audio link.</i><p>The "Marble Machine" is a musical instrument by way of a Rube Goldberg contraption, the love child of a barrel organ, a kick drum, a vibraphone and …

Cool Stuff

Device lets monkeys control wheelchair with their minds

Are we getting closer to the plot of "Planet of the Apes?" Scientists have designed a new wireless brain-machine interface (BMI) that gives monkeys …

This Caterpillar Builds a Protective Hat From Old Heads

Some caterpillars defend themselves from predators using toxic chemicals, repugnant smells, or stinging hairs. Some camouflage themselves. Some mimic snakes. Some recruit ant bodyguards. Some create protective fortresses, or make warning clicks, or vomit up their guts.<p>And then there’s <i>Uraba lugens</i>, …