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Ocean's nasty plastic garbage is disappearing: What's going on?

Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.<p>Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable enough to last for hundreds of thousands of …

Pollution

The Not-So-Distant Future When We Can All Upgrade Our Brains

The analysts at the Institute for the Future present new research about our weird times.<p>In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream. Pills can already help you stay up longer, bring more focus to your work, and who knows what else. But what might sound good on an individual level …

Magnetars are the most powerful magnets in the universe

Magnetars are the bizarre super-dense remnants of supernova explosions and the strongest magnets known in the universe.<p>A team of European astronomers …

Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Oh, to be a lucid dreamer!<p>To be fast asleep at 3:30 a.m. and then realize: I'm in a dream. I can walk up these stairs, jump off the porch and start flying. Why not? It's a dream.<p>Lucid dreams have lit up the big screen in movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth and <i>Inception</i>. But the ability to control …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry