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GABA: Here's How It Works In Your Brain + Why It's So Important

Have you heard about GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)? It's an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which controls most of the …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Turmeric Can Be Amazing For Your Skin, But There's One Big Catch You Need To Know

Turmeric is one of those sneaky, natural miracle workers that has so many uses, it's hard to keep track of all of them. In addition to being just …

Skin Care

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

These 3 Zodiac Signs Make The Best Partners, But They're Not Who You Think

Every zodiac sign has its own set of strengths and weaknesses when it comes to relationships. Even if you don't know much about astrology, you're …

Relationships

Blue moon 2018: How to see the supermoon on Jan 31.

Jan. 31 will be a trifecta of lunar awesomeness. For the first time in 150 years, there will be a super blue blood moon. This means:<p>The moon will be a "supermoon," which is when the Earth is closer than usual to its satellite. The moon will be 223,068 miles (358,994 km) from Earth, instead of the …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Tesla's Australian battery shows it can also make huge profits

A Moneymaker<p>On December 1, Tesla’s 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk’s self-imposed 100-day …

See this bizarre Plan B to cool the planet

As efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions fall woefully short and many scientists agree cuts alone will not be enough to avert the consequences of climate change, radical new schemes are being proposed.<p>While “Plan A” remains tackling the problem at its source, these “Plan Bs” includes a raft of …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Casting a $20 Million Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope

The glass arcs that will let astronomers peer back millions of years are decades in the making GMTOBuilding a mirror for any giant telescope is no …

Universe

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Now Foods, Phosphatidyl Serine, Soy-Free, 120 mg , 60 Tablets<p>By Now Foods<p>Click to zoom<p>You purchased this item on<p>View this order<p>Shipping Saver<p>Shipping …

The Brain

NASA releases stunning ‘jack-o-lantern’ sun image on Halloween

An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern.<p>The image was captured on Oct. 8, 2014 by …

Astronomy

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

Pituitary Gland

The <b>pituitary gland</b> is a small endocrine organ that controls a multitude of important functions in the body. It is divided into an anterior lobe, …

Scientists think they've spotted some of the universe's 'missing' matter and it could be a lot

Physicists have calculated how much matter exists in the universe, but there's a big chunk they haven't been able to find. Recently, two separate …

Universe

'Sophia' the robot tells UN: 'I am here to help humanity create the future' – video

'Sophia' the life-size social robot speaks at the United Nations, telling the audience she is 'a year-and-a-half old and I can see you, have a full conversation, make thousands of facial expressions and understand speech and meaning behind words'. It adds: 'And I just got these new hands – check …

The US Air Force’s X-37B spaceplane is back home after its fourth mission

The robotic vehicle spent 719 days in space<p>The US Air Force’s secret robotic spaceplane is back on Earth after its longest mission yet. The X-37B embarked on its fourth trip to space in 2015 and landed earlier this morning at Orlando’s Kennedy Space Center.<p>The landing marks the completion of the …

How Western civilisation could collapse

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The political economist Benjamin Friedman once compared modern …

The Many Mysteries of the Proton, What do We Know About them?

Will we ever understand all there is to know about the mighty proton? Probably not is the short answer. Even nuclear physicist Evangeline Downie …

New Materials Conduct Electricity at the Speed of Light

Exploring 2D Materials<p>Two-dimensional materials have been creating a buzz recently, ever since scientists were able to isolate graphene. Research …

welcome to infinity

“God does not play dice with the universe.” Albert Einstein<p>Physical light is the result of a photon acquiring then shedding some visible part of …

Quantum Mechanics

Zero Point

<b>"There is an Unborn, Unoriginated, Uncreated, Unformed. If there were not this Unborn, this Unoriginated, this Uncreated, this Unformed, escape from</b> …

Physics

affecting negative time

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein<p>Let’s jump right in, dispense with the foreplay, …

Ask Ethan: What's The Difference Between A Fermion And A Boson?

There are only two types of fundamental particle known in the entire Universe: fermions and bosons. Every particle — in addition to the normal properties you know like mass and electric charge — has an intrinsic amount of angular momentum to it, colloquially known as spin. Particles with spins that …

Physicists Uncover Geometric ‘Theory Space’

A decades-old method called the “bootstrap” is enabling new discoveries about the geometry underlying all quantum theories.<p>In the 1960s, the …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off

A 7-time astronaut has a NASA contract and is ready to prove the doubters wrong.<p>HOUSTON—Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers …

Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income: 'It's going to be necessary'

Universal basic income is a system in which all citizens receive a standard amount of money each month to cover basic expenses like food, rent, and clothes.<p>On Monday, Musk doubled down on his initial support for the concept.<p>"I think we'll end up doing universal basic income," Musk told the crowd at …

This New Robotics Company Gets Ranked Alongside Alphabet, Amazon and DJI

Duke grad Rosanna Myers wants to make smart manufacturing mainstream.<p>Last year, Carbon Robotics was named one of the top 50 companies in robotics by Robotics Business Review, alongside Alphabet, Amazon and DJI. CEO and co-founder Rosanna Myers says it's because her company is making significant …

Robotics

Now Quantum Computers Can Send Information Using a Single Particle of Light

Physicists at Princeton University have revealed a device they’ve created that will allow a single electron to transfer its quantum information to a …