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On Sunday, SpaceX is launching its third rocket in 10 days

Space is the place.<p>Tomorrow evening, Elon Musk’s interplanetary space travel company, SpaceX, will launch a Falcon 9 rocket, its third in a 10-day span.<p>The rocket will be sending a communications satellite, the Intelsat 35e, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a geostationary orbit, some …

Computer game may improve symptoms of mild cognitive impairment

Scientists have designed a brain training app that might boost episodic memory in people living with amnestic mild cognitive impairment - a potential …

8 Tips to Improve Your Firework Photos

Here’s a short and sweet 1-minute video by photographer Serge Ramelli containing some great tips for photographing fireworks.<p>Useful for the upcoming …

Watch Mad Mike drift a 1,200bhp MX-5 at Goodwood

Lord March’s driveway is tricky enough driven straight – just ask Pat Doran – let alone at a steady and consistent 45-degree angle. But New Zealander …

Goodwood

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Autism Spectrum Disorder

There is no cure. The causes are only partially understood. And treatments are limited to tackling symptoms, not the condition itself. One in 68 …

Autism

OCD linked to inflammation in the brain

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an intrusive condition that remains difficult to treat. This is due, in part, to the causes behind the disorder …

The Brain

Immune system may turn on the brain in Parkinson's disease

4536f8c1-e658-4361-b8d5-75bc25210866<p>Immune system may turn on the brain in Parkinson's …

Republicans

Corpus callosum: Function and disorders

The corpus callosum connects the left side of the brain to the right side, each side being known as a hemisphere. The connection allows information …

New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately

A small but significant new study is blowing experts away after it found that a particular cancer drug overwhelmingly helped shrink or eradicate …

Authentic R2-D2 Unit from STAR WARS Sets Begins Auction at $1 Million

You know those droids you’ve been looking for? Well, the good news is we found one of them. The bad news is that it’s going to cost you–a lot. …

Corvette C7.R Art Car Glows in the Dark

As the 24 Hours of Le Mans approaches, race teams rolled out their vehicles for official testing this past weekend. In the LMGTE Am class, Aston Martin Racing took the top spot with its Vantage, but the second-place finisher was stealing some of the Aston’s shine for a different reason. Larbre …

Sports Cars

Scientist claims to have found the seat of consciousness by using a revolutionary 3d mapping technique

Finding consciousness has been next to impossible and even decades of research still leave neuroscientists in the dark. There are many attempts to …

A Stanford researcher is pioneering a dramatic shift in how we treat depression — and you can try her new tool right now

We do know, however, that talking seems to help — especially under the guidance of a licensed mental health professional. But therapy is expensive, inconvenient, and often hard to approach. A recent estimate suggests that of the roughly one in five Americans who have a mental illness, close to …

Monaco Was The Most-Watched F1 Race In The U.S. In Years

In the United States, 1.53 million people got up at 8 a.m. ET to watch Formula One cars parade around Monaco, making it the most-watched F1 race …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Antibiotics Surprisingly Ineffective on Pneumonia

People with pneumonia are failing treatment at an alarming rate, and doctors are in for a wake-up call.<p>Pneumonia is already the eighth leading cause …

Addressing Misconceptions About Electroconvulsive Therapy

<i>Summary: Despite popular belief, many patients who receive ECT view the therapy in a positive light, researchers report.</i><p>Source:</b> …

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Bunny girls aren’t in Final Fantasy XIV because of high-heel shoes

Look, you just can’t have bunny women who dress in lingerie in a video game without putting them in high-heel shoes. That’s just nature. And Square Enix would never screw with nature when it comes to its Final Fantasy games.<p>The Viera, a race of tall women with rabbit ears who wear thongs to protect …

Final Fantasy

Chocolate allergy vs. chocolate sensitivity: Triggers and symptoms

Chocolate is a delicious and popular food that is found in a range of desserts, snacks, and drinks. However, for some individuals, it can cause an …

Apple’s Xcode 9 finally allows iOS app testing over Wi-Fi

Apple is letting developers cut the cord when testing their iOS apps with a new update to Xcode unveiled today. Starting with Xcode 9, developers will be able to deploy applications to an iPhone or iPad over a Wi-Fi network, rather than having to tether the device to a computer using a USB …

XCode

Why To Get Excited About A Black Hole Crash 3 Billion Light Years Away

These events last only tens of milliseconds, but they’re the most powerful phenomena since the Big Bang, and open up an entirely new window on the universe.<p>For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. …

Sydney siege psychiatrist who gave flawed advice says criticism 'grossly unfair'

Psychiatrist who gave advice on Isis says he was simply providing an ‘unbiased and unabashed opinion on human behaviour’<p>The psychiatrist found to have given flawed advice to police negotiators during the Lindt cafe siege described any criticism against him as “grossly unfair”.<p>The New South Wales …

New South Wales

For Those With Autism, A 'Worrying' Rise in Suicide

Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached “worryingly” high levels, say experts in a new paper published in the journal <i>Lancet</i> …

How to change anxiety into excitement

Found on The Kid Should See This: "Neuroscientist Ian Robertson explains the trick behind these perception-changing actions: Rather than trying to …

How do dreams affect brain disorders?

Research presented at the latest Canadian Neuroscience Meeting connects fascinating insights into the science of dreams with the risk of developing …

Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study

Since the legalization movement began hitting full stride, new research discoveries about marijuana’s potential health benefits have been surfacing with regularity. Among the most recent, a study shows that the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), restores cognitive …

Research

Researchers amplify antibiotic of last resort hoping to halt superbugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in the United States have developed a vital tool in the battle against superbugs by re-engineering a decades-old antibiotic.<p>A modified version of the antibiotic vancomycin is believed to be much more effective at fighting Enterococci bacteria, which is found in hospitals and can …

Microbiology