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How to overcome exam anxiety

<i>In our five-part series, Making Sense of Exams, we’ll discuss the purpose of exams, whether they can be done online, overcoming exam anxiety, and</i> …

Mindfulness

Research Sheds New Light on How Football and Soccer Can Change Our Kids' Brains

We already know how dangerous concussions are. But what about all the other head impacts our kids sustain while playing sports?<p>If your kid plays organized sports, two new studies will probably give you pause. In the first, researchers found measurable changes in kids' brains after just a single …

Norway Nuclear Reactor Leaks Radioactive Iodine: Officials

A technical failure at a nuclear reactor caused a leak of radioactive material, officials in Norway said Tuesday.<p>Experts said contamination levels were well within legal limits following the spill of radioactive iodine at the Institute for Energy Technology, in the southern town of Halden, meaning …

Nuclear Energy

Flawed analysis casts doubt on years of evolutionary research

Years of research on the evolution of ancient life including the dinosaurs have been questioned after a fatal flaw in the way fossil data is analysed …

Research

What do our dreams mean?

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. "An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

More than two sugary drinks a day greatly increases diabetes risk, study shows

Swedish researchers surprised to find daily soft drink habit also increased likelihood of less common autoimmune diabetes<p>Drinking more than two sugary or artificially sweetened soft drinks a day greatly increases the risk of diabetes, research has shown.<p>The Swedish study found that consuming more …

Women drivers ‘consistently more angry than men’ according to new study

Women are on average 12 per cent angrier than men while behind the wheel of a car according to Hyundai Motor UK, which recently commissioned a study of 1,000 UK drivers to determine how sound, sight, smell, touch and taste provoke emotional responses in different driving scenarios.<p>Participants were …

Psychology

We Spent Winter In New Zealand Photographing The Incredible Night Sky

We are Jake and Jo – astrophotographers based in Queenstown, NZ who spent this last Winter photographing the night sky in some of New Zealand’s most …

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The Brain

Astronomers may now fully understand why the sky is dark at night

Each time we gaze up at the night sky, we take for granted that it's a pitch-black void studded with twinkling stars.<p>This is called Olbers' Paradox, and though the idea was posed in the 1500s, it still remains somewhat controversial.<p>It asks the question: If the universe is essentially infinite and …

Astrophysics

New life, apart: Rare surgery to separate brothers conjoined at head

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Anias and Jadon McDonald are twins conjoined at the head. Their birth was rare; science says the boys are one in millions. Their parents couldn't agree more.<p>"They're so perfect," says their mother, Nicole. "They're beautiful, and they are so funny and so happy."<p>At 13 months, Jadon …

Parenting

Try Not to Cry While Watching Earth Rise From the Moon in HD

These aren’t renderings, special effects, or a scene from <i>No Man’s Sky</i>. This is actual footage of the Earth and the Moon, as seen by Japan’s Kaguya …

Astronomy

Scientists Just Developed a Video That Induces The Same Visual Hallucinations in Healthy People

Do you see the grey blobs?<p>Researchers have discovered a way to consistently induce the same visual hallucination in healthy people - without …

The Brain

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

Physicists Create World’s First Time Crystal - MIT Technology Review

Crystals are extraordinary objects, not least because of their symmetry. Crystals form repeating patterns that are the same in some directions but …

This Optical Illusion Tells You How Dirty Your Mind Is

We're guessing very.<p>Take a look at this picture of an old bottle. What image do you see in it?<p>If it's a couple getting frisky, then congratulations - the likelihood is that you're a fully-grown adult.<p>If it's nine dolphins frolicking around, then you're either very young, or you need to get out more.<p>…

Stephen Hawking on black holes, staying curious and dealing with depression

For the past three years, the brightest minds across science, music and culture have descended on the Canary Islands for Starmus festival.<p>This year, …

Africa's MeerKAT 'First Light' Images Have Blown All Expectations

Prina Patel, <i>University of the Western Cape</i><p>Something hugely important is happening in a vast, quiet stretch of South Africa's Northern Cape province. A new radio telescope operating at just a quarter of its full power is revealing the universe's secrets one image at a time.<p>MeerKAT will ultimately …

Dark Matter: Did we just hear the most exciting phrase in science?

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Ask Ethan: What ‘impossible physics’ would become possible with warp drive?

In 1994, Miguel Alcubierre showed how warp drive could be made real within General Relativity. What does that imply?<p><i>“Its continuing mission: to</i> …

What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

We don’t want to scare you, but our own Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to our own. At some point during …

Big History

2016 October 2 - Aurora Over White Dome Geyser

<b>Aurora Over White Dome Geyser</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Robert Howell<p><b>Explanation:</b> Sometimes both heaven and Earth erupt. Colorful aurorae erupted …

Astronomy

NASA Continues Its Search For Dark Matter [Infographic]

Dark matter is a mysterious substance that we know very little about. We know that dark matter does not give off or absorb light and interacts with the universe mainly through gravity. It is theorized that it makes up about 80% of all matter in the universe and is an essential component in the …

Dark Matter

These Maps Reveal How Earth Would Look if You Could See Gravity

So cool.<p>Earth's gravity is the most overriding force in human history. This is so true that it feels silly to point out.<p>It keeps us in our beds at …