Dillon Withington

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Why People With PTSD Use Emotional Avoidance to Cope

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and emotional avoidance are closely related. Many people with PTSD try to escape their emotions. This is part …

Emotional Intelligence

Skye salmon farms approved despite warnings of 'irrecoverable damage'

Two new island fish farms given the go-ahead in spite of Scottish parliamentary report warning of possible environmental impacts<p>Two new salmon farms are to be built off the Scottish island of Skye after receiving permission from the Highland council, despite opposition from residents over the …

Aquaponics

A Pocket Knife that Works like Panther-claws

The way Caswell’s Morphing Karambit knife opens and closes is a thing of sheer beauty. It uses a parallel motion linkage, as opposed to a …

Industrial Design

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

Elephant caught 'smoking' on camera leaves scientists baffled

Scientists have been left baffled by a wild elephant caught on camera blowing out plumes of smoke while consuming smouldering lumps of …

Wildlife

Stem cell therapy reverses sight loss and lets people read again

Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells.<p>A man in his 80s and a …

'Nano-drops' are eye drops that could correct your vision from home

A team of ophthalmologists from the Bar-Ilan University's Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are developing eye drops to correct your …

Honestly, Y'all Are Sleeping On Buttermilk Pie

This is the best pie and I will accept no other answers.

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Is What America Needs Right Now

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 350°F.<p>Step 2<p>Place apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Set aside.<p>…

These spiders moved to Hawaii and just kept evolving - Futurity

Stick spiders with similar traits live on different Hawaiian islands but aren't each other's closest relatives, a phenomenon Charles Darwin first …

The Next Generation of Antibiotics Could Come from the Dirt

Since Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, those wonder drugs have been grown in the …

Irish Company Builds Boat That Is Impossible to Capsize

The Thunder Child is a revolutionary search and rescue boat that is virtually impossible to capsize. Even when flipped upside down in the water, the …

Sailing

Intel Invented the Traditional SSD Killer of the Future, and It's So Fast and So Expensive

This thing flies. The machine I installed it in is already positively loaded: It’s got Intel’s latest 6-core i7 processor, an Nvidia 1080 graphics …

Scientists Finally Know Why Tattoo Ink Lasts Even Though Skin Regenerates

No wonder they're so hard to get rid of.<p>If the skin regenerates itself every couple of weeks, then why do tattoos last for <i>years</i>? Sure, we know that …

Particles

Medics may slow biological time to save soldiers' lives

Battlefield medics frequently only have a brief window of opportunity to treat an injury before it's fatal or causes permanent disabilities, and it's frequently so fleeting that there's not much they can do. DARPA is exploring an unusual solution to that problem: slow the biological processes to …

The Genius Within by David Adam review – to what extent is intelligence determined by genes?

Zapping his brain and taking ‘smart pills’, Adam’s fascinating history of how we define intelligence raises intriguing questions about our future<p>The old myth that you only use 10% of your brain is obviously rubbish. If an iron spike went through the 90% you never use, why would you care? But what …

The Brain

Scientists have proven the existence of the strangest state of matter: superionic ice

In 1935, the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>, a student-run newspaper of Harvard University, carried the following clip:<p>Percy W. Bridgman ’04, professor of physics, can now make ice which will not melt until a temperature higher than the boiling point of water is attained.<p>This was newsworthy indeed. Bridgman went …

Brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s helps give life back to patients

A brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer's disease is helping patients to dress themselves, cook and keep up hobbies which they feared losing forever.<p>In a medical first, surgeons in the US implanted electrical wires into the frontal lobes of three people to stimulate their brain cells in the same way that …

I Visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an Infrared Camera

A few years ago, I visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera. We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders …

Growing Japanese Maples from Seed

<i>How to Grow Japanese Maples from Seed</i><p>The Japanese Maples – Acer palmatum cultivars and hybrids are a large group of generally large shrubs or small …

Altered Carbon Review: Netflix Spins Up A New Cyberpunk Masterpiece

A lot of the science fiction that's appeared on TV over the years isn't exactly what sci-fi fans would call "hardcore," from goofy procedurals with light futuristic elements to animated comedies like Rick and Morty. <i>Altered Carbon</i> doesn't have that problem.<p>Netflix's latest original show throws so …

Science Fiction

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

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 …

Biology

An ancient oversized burrowing bat was just discovered, and it’s here to fuel your nightmares

Generally speaking there are lots and lots of people who find bats to be pretty creepy little creatures. It makes sense, of course, because bats are …

Paleontology

Scientists are stunned by this bird’s feathers, which are so black they absorb 99.9% of light

In nature, bright colors are useful in a variety of ways. Some insects sport eye-catching colors that warn would-be predators that they’re poisonous, …

Birds

Study: decapitated flatworms retain memories, transfer to new brains

Biologists that sliced off the heads of trained planarian flatworms have discovered that the regenerative creatures can retain memories and transfer …

The Brain

Will you kill someone if the situation arises? People's decision-making can now be predicted, here's how

"The findings give us a glimpse into what is the nature of morality," said Dr Marco Iacoboni, director of the Neuromodulation Lab at UCLA's …

For the First Time in Decades, a Drug for Migraines Shows Promise

A new drug, called Erenumab, has shown promise in preventing migraine attacks, the intense headaches that chronically plague millions of adults each …

The New England Journal of Medicine