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Drinking beetroot juice before exercising boosts brain performance

A number of studies have shown that physical activity can have positive effects on the brain, particularly in later life. New research has found that …

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

Astronomers Have Found A “Super-Earth” Unlike Any Other

In 2015, astronomers discovered an intriguing extrasolar planet located in a star system some 39 light years from Earth. Despite orbiting very close …

Scientists Think Earth Is Spewing Up The Deepest Traces of Life Ever Found

Life from below the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists may have discovered evidence of the deepest microbial life ever found on the planet, detecting the …

Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole

The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April 4th. In other words, the team might have taken the first picture of a black hole ever. There were nights …

It’s official: Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food<p>The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft's closest encounter with Enceladus, and they're good news for folks who hope to find aliens on Saturn's icy moon.<p>Cassini discovered geysers shooting out of Enceladus' south pole back in …

Astronomy

Gorgeous microscopic footage of chemical reactions

Precipitation3 is the latest in the wonderfully shot and edited series by Beauty of Science, "an educational brand that produces inspiring content …

How Taking An Acid Trip Is Answering Big Questions About Brain Function

The psychedelic drug LSD just helped researchers uncover the process the brain uses to attach meaning to experience. That’s another big science win for a drug that’s been clouded in controversy for more than half a century.<p>Psychedelics are proving to be fantastic tools for getting at the deepest, …

Consciousness

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

The Juiciest Hamburgers Ever Recipe

"My husband prepares these burgers throughout the grilling season--they are incredibly juicy and flavorful. Great served with corn on the …

10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2016

In 2016 there is no question but that the medium of anime is about as mainstream as it is going to get in the West, although Anglo countries lag …

Anime

These Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits Are A Garlic Lover's Fantasy

Say hello to your new favorite biscuit recipe.<p>It's no surprise that Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits are so popular they have their own Facebook …

5 of the weirdest things in our universe

They say that truth is stranger than fiction. And what’s true in our universe is bizarre. From planets made of diamonds to raspberry-smelling clouds …

Universe

The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you've got to tweak your diet. …

Nutrition

Ask Ethan: Why Is Jupiter Hit By So Many Objects In Space?

One of the most fascinating and yet terrifying events to occur on Earth is when an asteroid or comet fragment strikes us. Strikes like the one over Chelyabinsk, Russia, just a few years ago are quite common; we’ll see many objects of that size strike the Earth over our lifetimes. Rarer, more deadly …

Astronomy

NASA: Earth’s poles are tipping thanks to climate change

The north pole is on the run. Although it can drift as much as 10 meters across a century, sometimes returning to near its origin, it has recently …

Global Warming

Astronomers just saw a black hole blow something incredible into space with tremendous force

Until now, astronomers could only theorize.<p>But after an exciting observation recently announced in the journal Science, an international team has witnessed first-hand the violent battle between a sun-like star and supermassive black hole — and its incredible aftermath.<p>What they observed is an …

5 vitamins and minerals that are actually worth your money

Science tells us that taking most vitamins is worthless — but here’s a few that buck the trend<p>Recently, a number of studies published in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> underscored a fact that scientists have become increasingly sure of: The vast majority of vitamins and mineral supplements are …

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Inflammation and Disease

Inflammation and Disease — Chronic inflammation plays a key role in diseases like heart disease, Alzheimer's, and is possibly linked to cancer. Our panel looks at how this understanding may aid in the development of new treatments. Guests include Lisa Coussens, associate professor of pathology in …

Medical Research

Stanford Physicists Set a New Record for Quantum Entangling Distant Electrons

The quantum internet is closer than ever.<p>Computer hardware is almost always realized via electrons, e.g. good old fashioned electricity. Apply some voltage to a conductive material and now we're scooting around electric charges, which can represent binary information. Add some switches and gates …

This is the biggest shift going on in artificial intelligence

Machine learning superficially mimics the interconnected structure of the human brain, but beyond that, it looks nothing like how humans think or reason.<p>But when Tech Insider asked 26 AI researchers whether AI has to mimic the human brain to be truly intelligent, many of them flat out said no. Many …

Artificial Intelligence

World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

The James Webb Space Telescope's First Mirror Has Been Installed!

NASA has announced that they’ve installed the first of the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirrors. The part is one of eighteen that will eventually be …

Here's why Americans don't eat turkey eggs

<i>In 2012, Explainer asked why we eat turkey meat but not turkey eggs. The original article is reprinted below:</i><p>Americans dined on white and dark turkey meat this Thanksgiving, with some using the giblets for stuffing.<p>Still, even on turkey day, most people didn't start their morning with chicken eggs. …