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This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever

Randomness rules the very fabric of reality. So it only makes sense that scientists have figured out how to use nature’s randomness as a tool in our …

Quantum Mechanics

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

Dementia

The Amazing Ways Exercise Boosts Your Brain Power

Your gym session doesn't just keep your body on-point—it sharpens your mind too.<p><i>Photo: Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images</i><p>You know exercise is great for your …

Humanity

Neuroscientists have followed a thought as it moves through the brain

A study using epilepsy patients undergoing surgery has given neuroscientists an opportunity to track in unprecedented detail the movement of a …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Cell Biology

Scientists a step closer to mimicking way human body creates sperm

Researchers pass milestone on developmental path from stem cells to immature sperm, and hint lab-made sperm and eggs may one day be possible<p>Scientists have come a step closer to mimicking the natural process by which the body creates sperm from stem cells in work that could ultimately provide new …

Biology

What yogis know

In a March 31 <i>Science</i> paper, they identified a handful of nerve cells in the brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and …

Stanford University

The science behind why you remember some of your favourite smells from childhood

The wafting aroma of homemade festive turkey. The smell of your mother’s favourite perfume.<p>There are certain odours ingrained in your mind that can …

The Brain

How a small dietary change might keep your brain young

Over the Christmas period, our minds are filled with pumpkin pie, eggnog, chocolate, and more pumpkin pie. According to a new study, however, we …

Dementia

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

Indian Railways installing rooftop solar panels on 250 trains

Some of the world’s most polluting cities may be found in India, but the country’s government, as well as private corporations, are working hard to …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

'Into This Chaos Came the Bicycle'

Owning two wheels in the late 19th century meant a literal means to escape, creating a “new woman” who eschewed fragility.<p><i>This post is part of CityLab’s Bike Week—an exploration of the bicycle’s role in shaping urban space and its prospects for finding an enduring place there.</i>

Safety tips for summer cyclists

Summer is officially here, which means its time to ditch the car and get out in the fresh air onto your trusty (albeit a little bit dusty) bike.<p>But …

Cycling grows muscles and brain, sharpens thinking, study says

KSL TV<p>By | Posted May 25th, 2017 @ 6:45pm<p> 6 photos<p>4<p>HIGHLAND — If you're spinning your wheels trying to come up with a healthy exercise routine, you …

Cycling

Spin raises $8 million as bike-sharing battle heats up in the US

Bike sharing has taken a turn in the U.S., following trends in China. The new mode is “dockless,” where companies distribute bikes around a city or campus to be rented per trip instead of dispensing them from one station. The bikes are tracked via GPS, and can be located by users, paid for and …

San Francisco

The Case for the Disconnected Commute

The best thing about biking to work has nothing to do with exercise, the environment, or saving money. It’s all about the chance to unplug.<p>Since moving to Washington, D.C., six years ago, there’s one question I know I’ll hear when I go home to sprawling suburban Phoenix: “So, you don’t have a …

Scientists Achieve Direct Counterfactual Quantum Communication For The First Time

Counterfactual Communication<p>Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual …

Quantum Mechanics

NASA News: Researchers Discover Source Of Flashes Coming Off Of Earth And Going Into Space

The Earth is sending flashes of light out into space and a NASA camera is capturing them. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera aboard NOAA’s Deep …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Emotional Intelligence

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

A Dozen Lessons about Minimum Viable Products

• <b>“It’s only cheap to build 2-3 person companies with sweat equity. The minute you start paying engineers you will realize it is quite expensive.” Bill</b> …

Product Management

Top Science Organization Cautiously Supports Genetically Engineering Humans

New gene editing methods like CRISPR/Cas9 have given scientists unprecedented potential to edit human DNA. But how should researchers in the field …

Everyone Is Successful In Their Own Way: Check Which Path You're Already On

Wonder what successful people do to become so? They don't expect their paths to success to be linear!

How 36 of the World's Top Business Leaders Stay in Shape (Infographic)

Make exercise an important part of your year.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the New Year, and you know what that means -- goal-setting time. For many, diet and exercise are at the top of the priority list.<p>If you don’t know where to start or how to get motivated, …

Entrepreneurship

Science Continues Proving That People Who Swear Are The !@#$ing Best

Do you swear a lot? Great! Because here’s some excellent and important information that will make your day about ten !@#$ing times better: People who swear are the best. No, really. Studies have been done. Last year, we learned that people who swear are articulate and intelligent; then we learned …

Language

Here's what happens when we die, according to Buddhism

If you grew up in the west, you were probably taught that when we die we will either go to heaven or hell. Buddhism, however, offers a different view …

The EQ Problem: What Everyone's Getting Wrong About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

<i>The following is an adapted excerpt from my forthcoming book, "EQ, Applied."</i><p>In 2016, lots of people got fooled by their emotions.<p>Often, people believed what they wanted, instead of what reality was screaming. Many put faith in the mainstream media and its political predictions, or in "too good to …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Meditative Spaces from the Pages of *AD* Photos

Although ritual mindfulness can happen anywhere, devotees of meditation have long sought to clear their heads within a space specially designed for comfort, relaxation, and focus. For the regular practitioner, reserving space inside the home provides ample opportunity to meditate in an environment …