Juan Carlos Marin Ríos

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A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Humanity

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

Particles

Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Yep, it's true - and the chemistry is fascinating.<p>Lots of you in the Northern Hemisphere will be in the middle of yet another winter, and some might …

Why This Newly Discovered Shark Is A Real Ninja

The jet-black creature also glows in the dark.<p>Several shark species have cool names, like great white, hammerhead, goblin and cookiecutter.<p>Now, we have one more to add to the list. Meet the newest type of lanternshark: the ninja lanternshark.<p>Researcher Victoria Vásquez and her colleagues discovered …

Zoology

Discovery of habitable planet could mean alien life is 'incredibly close', say scientists

Australian researchers have found a potentially inhabitable planet - called Wolf 1061c – which is 14 light years away, about a third closer than the nearest such planet<p>Alien life could be closer than previously thought after Australian scientists found the closest potentially habitable planet to …

Engage! Warp Drive Could Become Reality with Quantum-Thruster Physics

DALLAS — Warp-drive technology, a form of "faster than light" travel popularized by TV's "Star Trek," could be bolstered by the physics of quantum …

Scientists detect mysterious radio pulse from deep space. What is it?

The scientific explanation is that it's a radio signal from 6 billion light years away, possibly coming from a supernova or a forming star.<p>Using new …

Universe

Scientists Uncover Strange Secret Life of a Jungle Butterfly

TAMBOPATA, Peru<p>A peculiar scene on a tree trunk in the Amazon reveals a caterpillar, an ant, and a parasite working together.<p>While wandering around the Amazon jungle during a rainstorm, entomologist Aaron Pomerantz observed a most unusual little drama: On a rain-splattered tree trunk, cryptic …

How Virgin Galactic will launch satellites from an old 747

Virgin Galactic has announced it will launch satellites from a stratospheric trans-Atlantic aircraft repurposed as an aerial rocket platform.<p>Sir …

MH370 search narrowed to 'hot-spot' as analysis finds plane did not conduct controlled landing

Australia has released new analysis of the missing MH370 flight, identifying a top-priority search in the southern Indian Ocean and indicating the Boeing 777 did not conduct a controlled landing<p>Authorities conducting the hunt for the missing MH370 aircraft have narrowed the search area to a “hot …

LISA Pathfinder set to launch, paving way for discovery of gravity's secrets

Tomorrow’s mission is designed to test technology which, if successful, will allow us to “listen” to the universe using Einstein’s general theory of relativitiy<p>This Thursday at 04:15 GMT, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft from Kourou, French Guiana. The …

The hunt for Einstein’s gravitational ripples in space-time is about to begin

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein set out his theory of general relativity, arguing that space and time are two aspects of a single fabric. Extremely large objects cause space-time to curve, he said, and large, moving objects cause gravitational waves that ripple through the space-time …

Albert Einstein

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

Airbus

Egypt '90% sure' there are hidden chambers in King Tut's tomb

Search for hidden chamber in Luxor, once the pharaonic capital, points to chamber that some say could hold remains of Queen Nefertiti<p>Egypt has said there is a 90% chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the …

Light-bending microchip could fire up quantum computers

For the first time, scientists have achieved infinite speeds on a microchip. Although this advance will not enable faster-than-light starships, the light-warping technology behind this innovation could lead to new light-based microchips and help enable powerful quantum computers, researchers …

15 astounding technologies that DARPA is working on right now

DARPA has had a hand in major inventions like GPS, the internet, and stealth aircraft. And it's always developing new technologies — military or intelligence-related systems that could end up having a huge impact outside the battlefield as well.<p>We've looked at some of DARPA's active projects, and …

Aviation