Jake Madden

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Reckon you were born without a brain for maths? Highly unlikely

Maths is not about learning times tables, it’s about spotting patterns in everything we experience and using them to plan and invent<p>It’s extraordinary what a badge of honour it is in our culture to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.”<p>You’d never get someone in India …

Mathematics

Missing gut microbes linked to childhood malnutrition

In children suffering from malnutrition, the right mix of microbes might be what’s missing.<p>The bacteria living in kids’ guts play a starring role in …

The Complete Game Developer Course: Build 60 games

The video game industry earned twice as much revenue as the entire film industry last year, an astounding testament to the incredible advancements in gaming technologies.<p>If you’ve got a knack for creativity and a passion for gaming, you could secure yourself a slice of that enormous money pie by …

EFF wants the NSA to destroy 14 years worth' of phone records

When the USA Freedom Act passed last June, it put an end to the country’s National Security Agency’s (NSA) mass surveillance program in which it collected millions of phone records of citizens’ calls over 14 years.<p>But the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) believes that isn’t enough to protect …

New research suggests sun's magnetic field may soon change

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- As stars age, their rotations slow. By modeling this process, researchers have been able to accurately estimate the age …

Raytheon's New Cybersecurity Company Name To Be Announced

In one of the biggest cybersecurity deals of the year, Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners completed a joint venture transaction this past May which created a new company that combined Websense, a Vista Equity portfolio company, and Raytheon Cyber Products, a product line of Raytheon’s …

Faster, longer, more secure: Why the iPhone 6c will blow the iPhone 5s out of the water

We’ve heard enough at this point to be pretty sure that a 4-inch iPhone 6c is coming, but how will it stack up against the last 4-inch iPhone, the iPhone 5s? Pretty well, according to a new report: You can expect better battery life, better performance and better security!<p>Chinese site <i>MyDrivers</i> …

To scrap the James Webb Space Telescope would be short-sighted

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990 as Nasa's flagship observatory and was the largest to be flown in space at that time. In the early stages of the project, Hubble was plagued by technical delays and budgetary problems. Its troubles continued after launch, and a manned rescue mission …

Dying brains: will our last hurrah be an explosion of conscious experience?

What does it feel like to die? Most of us have no idea, but around 1 in 10 people who survive a cardiac arrest report having near death experiences (NDEs). These can range from relived memories to vivid experiences of light, sound, and emotion.<p>An interesting new study by Jimo Borjigin and …

Designer babies, climate floods, and AI running your life: what the world could look like in 2030

Fifteen years ago the CIA tried to predict life in 2015. Now, we imagine what will amaze and terrify us all fifteen years from now<p>Prediction is hard, they say, especially about the future.<p>Even the CIA didn't quite get everything right when they tried to predict what life would look like in …

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Low vitamin D linked to irritable bowel syndrome

A large proportion of people living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be vitamin D deficient, a small study suggests.<p>Researchers found a …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are

How many trees are there in the world? Some scientists are working on a new estimate.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Aside from your rapidly desiccating Christmas tree, how many trees do you estimate there are on the planet? Most people have no idea. NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports that …

Magnetic fields dragged and twisted by young star’s dusty disk

These disks contain the raw materials for planet formation. The magnetic fields can either help or hinder their growth. So this new research helps …

The Future Of Gene Editing Is Being Decided Right Now

How will CRISPR shape our future?<p>Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate use of all genome-editing technologies, but it will likely pay close attention to the …

Scientists create gold nuggets that are 98 percent air

Researchers at ETH Zurich have accomplished a bit of modern-day alchemy, transforming 20 carat gold into a lightweight foam. Well, technically it's an aerogel: an exceedingly light and porous matrix of material. It's so porous, in fact, that the foam doesn't conduct electricity because, at …