Jared Collins

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Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

The Brain

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

Animals

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …

Music Videos

Astronomer Predicts Two Stars Will Collide, Changing the Night Sky

The explosion would create a super-bright nova.<p>A few years ago, Larry Molnar, a professor at Calvin College, made a bold prediction: what appeared to be a pulsing star, KIC 9832227, was in fact two stars, rapidly orbiting each other on a collision course. It was a far fetched explanation, but after …

Science Insists This Is How We Become Better Lovers

As men, we pride ourselves on our lovemaking abilities, and our sense of masculinity sort of depends on it. But the collective belief in our gender’s …

Apes

It's Official: A Brand-New Human Organ Has Been Classified

Your body now has an extra organ.<p>Researchers have classified a brand-new organ inside our bodies, one that's been hiding in plain sight in our …

15 fascinating maps that will change the way you see the world

From gun ownership to Miss World winners, we've mapped the world in some weird and wonderful ways.<p>1. Who's got the most guns?<p>Data from the Small Arms Survey, supported by more recent figures from other sources, puts the US way out in front in terms of guns per 100 residents, with 112.6, meaning …

Breakthrough Comes as Physicists Observed the Light Spectrum of Antimatter for First Time Ever

Physicists at CERN have been jumping with joy this month as they discovered how to measure the light emitted by an antimatter atom, for the first …

Why the sound of New Year bells could make your beer taste sour

Toasting in the New Year with a glass of beer could leave a bad taste in the mouth, according to a new study.<p>Scientists have discovered that certain sounds can alter the flavour of a pint, and the sound of midnight chimes is likely to increase sour notes.<p>Researchers at Oxford University and Vrije …

Oxford University

Simple breath test can detect cancer and 16 other diseases

Ancient Greek physicians figured that our breath was a strong health indicator, but researchers from the Israel Institute of Technology have proven just how true that is. They developed a device that uses nanoparticles to identify 17 different diseases, including lung cancer and Parkinson's …

There is a new type of hangover and it has nothing to do with what you drink

Scientists make 'emotional' discovery...<p>Have you ever woken up with what seems to be a raging hangover after a night of absolutely no drinking at all?<p>…

Psychology

15 Interesting Things To Do To Boost Your Metabolism When You Don't Work Out

There's a way to boost your metabolism that doesn't involve the gym? Where can I sign up? While getting in exercise regularly is still important for …

Amazon refuses to let police access US murder suspect's Echo recordings

Company has declined to provide audio recorded by smart speaker system at house where man died, according to a report<p>Amazon has refused to hand over data from an Echo smart speaker to US police, who want to access it as part of an investigation into a murder in Arkansas, according to court records …

Crime

Second Helpings: 2016's Underappreciated Science, Tech, and Health Stories

Staff picks from the past year of coverage at The Atlantic<p>At the risk of stating the obvious, it’s been a big year for news. (Okay, maybe understating the obvious.) The U.S. presidential election, one of the biggest stories in years, unfolded over the course of 2016, and dominated much of public …

Horn of Africa

Dutch scientists' artificial leaf can create medicine anywhere

Wouldn't it be great to have the ability to concoct medicine anywhere the sun shines, even if it's on another planet? A team of Dutch scientists from Eindhoven University of Technology have developed an artificial leaf-like device that could make that happen. The researchers, inspired by plants …

Why do we have sex?

Study was conducted in water fleas, a species that can reproduce both sexually and asexually.<p>Many species have sex to reproduce, and scientists have …

The Flaming Lips Share New Song “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)”: Listen

The Flaming Lips have released a new song, “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)”. It’s off their upcoming record <i>Oczy Mlody</i>, out January 13 via Warner Bros. Listen to it below, and check out the music video as well. So far, the band have already released the music videos for singles “The Castle” and “How??” …

New Singles

Scientists Reversed Aging in Mice, but It's No Fountain of Youth

Legends about the fountain of youth describe a well full of water that miraculously makes people who drink it or bathe in it young again. The …

Biology

The 11 Items Expert Survivalists Always Have on Hand

When you’re living off the grid, your chances of staying alive are only as good as your instincts—and the gear you have on you. Here are 11 items …

Humans have no penis bone because sex doesn't last long enough, scientists discover

Scientists have discovered why humans do not have a penis bone, unlike chimpanzees, bears and most other mammals.<p>The penis bone, or baculum, first …

It's Not an Impossible Fish Tank, It's Just Physics

If you like fish tanks, you might like this neat trick that creates space for the fish to swim <i>above</i> the water level. Beyond being pretty cool, it …

The Intergalactic Battle of Ancient Rome

A long time ago, in a world not so far away, a young man who longed for adventure was swept up in a galactic war. Forced to choose between two sides …

Trump's Plan To Make Student Loans Great Again

If President-elect Donald Trump implements his proposed student loan plan, there may be good news on the horizon for millions of student loan borrowers.<p>On October 13, Trump proposed an income-based repayment plan that allows borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payments based on their income …

Personal Finance

Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits<p>The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.<p>The study found …

Autism

The Victoria's Secret Christmas 2016 Advert Is Here And It Might Be Trying To Brainwash You

What the hell just happened?<p>The 2016 Victoria’s Secret holiday commercial is here and at the risk of sounding wildly clichéd... Christmas. Has. Come. …

Adriana Lima

The 16 best rock guitarists in the world right now

16. Dan Auerbach<p><b>The MusicRadar/Total Guitar Best in guitars 2017 polls have received over 136,000 votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.</b> …

Rare crystal matter found near 5-year-old meteorite crash

A team of researchers from Princeton University and the University of Florence led by Paul Steinhardt and Luca Bindi has discovered an ultra-rare …

Chemistry

Rapid rise in methane emissions in 10 years surprises scientists

Methane warms planet 20 times as much as similar CO2 volumes but lack of monitoring means scientists can’t be sure of sources<p>Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas methane have surged in the past decade, threatening to thwart global attempts to combat climate change.<p>Scientists have been surprised …

Climate Change

Your Rude Co-Workers Cost Your Company an Extra $14,000 Per Employee, According to Science | Inc.com

Over the years, I've heard business leaders excuse rude behavior by employees by saying things like, "He's a hard worker, and that's all I care about," or, "That's just how she communicates. She doesn't mean to come across that way."<p>And sometimes nice people get blamed for being too sensitive. I've …

The Workplace