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10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

Here’s the problem with what I’m about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for …

Experiencing mild shocks while learning can enhance related memories

'This might be a way to build a really smart person'<p>Memory is a tricky thing. Remembering details of past experiences — details like what you had for lunch last Friday, or what you learned in history class — is often an exercise in futility. But then sometimes, for what appears to be no reason at …

How the brain remembers to fear danger

It’s been long known that human survival depends a bit on something called “fight or flight.” How this alarm in our brain first goes off, and what …

Neuroscience

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …