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Old whales - good genes | DW | 09.01.2015

Bowhead whales live in the Arctic seas, from Alaska to Greenland, about 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level. They eat krill - tons of it - along …

8 spellbinding documentaries you need to watch in 2015

Film buffs, it's time to flex your documentary knowledge.<p>The new year is ushering in an array of worthy, fascinating documentaries on everything from …

Kurt Cobain

Researchers Discover How a Protein Crucial to Learning and Memory Works

<b>Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found out how a protein crucial to learning works: by removing a biochemical “clamp” that prevents connections</b> …

Neuroscience

What If Nike Sold Oranges And Apple Sold iMilk?

Could Ferrari ever be successful in the pasta aisle? And would Jonathan Ive’s penchant for stark packaging work in the dairy aisle?<p>In the work of Israel-based designer Peddy Mergui, the design language of some of the world’s most fashionable brands—Tiffany, Versace, Dolce Gabbana, Bulgari, and …

Confusion as French Hunt Magazine Attack Suspects

After a long day of rapidly changing information, U.S. counterterrorism officials said Wednesday night that they cannot be certain of the status of the three suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. Information from French sources has been contradictory, they said.<p>Earlier Wednesday, …

Terrorism

Pro-Russian cyberattacks bring down German government websites

The digital war over Ukraine isn't about to cool down any time soon. A group of pro-Russian hackers calling itself CyberBerkut is taking credit for cyberattacks that brought down German government websites, including those for Chancellor Angela Merkel, the foreign ministry and the lower parliament. …

Cyber-attacks

Inside The New Anti-Muslim Group Gaining Strength In Germany

PEGIDA appeared out of nowhere in October and now draws thousands to its protests. Lucian Kim reports for BuzzFeed News from Dresden on the rise of the shadowy new group.<p>DRESDEN, Germany — The thousands who tramped to a soggy field in a Dresden park Monday night weren't just defying the rain and …

Party Drug Ketamine May Be the Next Big Antidepressant — NOVA Next | PBS

In the quest to treat depression, one of the most common mental illnesses, doctors and researchers have turned their attention anew on an old …

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only that, but those neurons all appeared to be tuned to specific sound frequencies. So, Pasley had a thought: "If …

Mysterious Statistical Law May Finally Have an Explanation

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

German jobless rate edges up to 6.4 percent in December

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rose slightly in December to 6.4 percent as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained strong.<p>The …