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Two become one: two raven lineages merge in 'speciation reversal'

Speciation, where one species diverges into two, is a well-known concept in the theory of evolution. But a new study based on almost 20 years of research has revealed that “speciation reversal”, the merging of two previously distinct lineages, may also play an important role.<p>Scientists have …

Evolution

Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Plants don’t get enough credit.<p>They move. You know this. Your houseplant salutes the sun each morning. At night, it returns to center.<p>You probably don’t think much of it. This is simply what plants do: Get light. Photosynthesize. Make food. Live.<p>But what about all the signs of plant intelligence …

Consciousness

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

How Martha Stewart Makes Cheesecake in the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Cheesecake by Martha Stewart<p>Serves 6<p><i>For the crust:</i> <br>Cooking spray <br>3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs <br>2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted <br>2 …

Baking

What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Can I Really Not Come Off Antidepressants on My Own?

If you're one of the millions of Americans living with depression, you may be wondering whether it's safe to come off antidepressants on your own. …

Depression

DNA replication caught on film for the first time undermines textbooks

The image you see here isn’t of the USS Enterprise in warp, it’s an image of DNA replication captured for the first time. The interesting part is …

McKinsey used machine learning to discover the best way to teach science

There is a long-standing, red-hot debate in educational circles about the most effective way to teach kids. Some favor more traditional teacher-directed methods, with the teacher presenting materials and responding to questions about it. Others advocate for inquiry-based learning—where students …

Pedagogy

An Illustrated Periodic Table Showing How Chemical Elements Interact With Our Everyday Lives

Retired Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen created the color-coded “Periodic Tables of Elements, in Pictures and Words” for both kids and …

The Serious Physics Behind a Double Pendulum Fidget Spinner

I am going to make a prediction. As people start to get bored with their fidget spinners, they are going to start playing with these double pendulum …

Who Invented the Periodic Table?

Do you know who described the first periodic table of the elements that organized the elements by increasing atomic weight and according to trends in …

5 useless human body parts left over from evolution

Your body is walking proof of evolution, but some parts have grown unnecessary over time. Here are five useless body parts left over from evolution.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Human Anatomy

We Finally Know Why The Caspian Sea Is Evaporating Off The Face of The Planet

It could disappear.<p>Like a puddle under hot sunshine, the world's largest inland body of water is shrinking in the face of heat – in this case, a …

Physicists Just Achieved Quantum Teleportation Underwater For The First Time

Whoa.<p>Chinese scientists have successfully sent information between entangled particles through sea water, the first time this type of quantum …

The Difference Between Fermentation and Anaerobic Respiration

All living things must have a constant source of energy in order to continue performing even the most basic of life functions. Whether that energy …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

Newly discovered particles, and what's in them

Quarks, basically. But more charming than usual<p>Last month the LHCb experiment, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), reported the discovery of a new particle. While this received a reasonable amount of attention, it didn’t really cause as much excitement as, say, last year’s unconfirmed hints of a …

Physics

The Adult Brain Can Regenerate Neurons in an Unexpected Area, Says New Study

Whoa!<p>Scientists have discovered for the first time that adult mouse brains produce new cells in the amygdala, a finding that could eventually lead to …

The Brain

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway?

Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking?<p>Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they …

Zoology

Plants Can Defend Themselves by Making Caterpillars Turn Cannibal

For gardeners, few things are as aggravating as a hungry caterpillar. That's especially true when one's munching its way through a crop of tomato …

Caterpillars

The brain and the gut talk to each other: how fixing one could help the other

It’s widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential physiologist Walter Cannon noted that …

Curious to crack the neural code? Listen carefully

Shahin Farshchi Contributor<p>Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The dos and don’ts of crafting frontier-tech companies<br>• Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future<p>Perhaps for the first time ever, our noggins have stolen the spotlight from our hips. …

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

European Union

Scientists Capture DNA Replication On Video for the First Time. Here's What it Revealed.

First Look: DNA Replication<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured a single DNA molecule replicating on video — and it’s changing the way …

A New State of Matter Is Discovered — and It's Strange

New State Of Matter<p>Duke University postdoctoral fellow Sho Yaida has just solved a 30-year mystery in the physics world with 30 pages of …

What Science Can Teach Us About Capturing an Audience's Attention

Why human brains crave story, suspense, and simplicity.<p>As a speaker, I like to intersperse stories and recommendations throughout all my keynote speeches. For years, I gave my audiences specific take-always which I believed would help them improve their sales.<p>But something funny happened: years …

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Ravens Remember People Who Have Wronged Them, Study Says

Ravens remember people who have wronged them, a new study has found.<p>The black birds, which have been depicted in Hollywood and literature as bad …

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Breakthrough Research Has Made Synthetic Photosynthesis Possible

The Power of Supramolecules<p>Photosynthesis is one of nature’s most efficient phenomena: aside from providing much of the oxygen human beings need to …