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Acute, dose‐dependent cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers: differential interactions with cognitive demand - Scholey - 2002 - Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental

Bruno Moukette Moukette, Vicky Jocelyne Ama Moor, Cacral Prosper Biapa Nya, Pauline Nanfack, Francine Tankeu Nzufo, Marcel Azabji Kenfack, Jeanne …

This Incredibly Deep Space View Could Solve One of the Mysteries of Our Universe

This is one of the very deepest looks into space we’ll ever see, and when you look at it in comparison to other deep space shots, it reveals …

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

Astronomers just discovered a structure that's bigger than anything that's ever been found in the universe

Astronomers have discovered a wall in space so huge that even Donald Trump would be impressed by its size. The wall, aptly named the BOSS Great Wall …

A timeline of artificial intelligence victories, from 1997-3041

This past week, the Go-playing world was rocked by DeepMind AlphaGo's unexpected victory over legendary champion Lee Se-dol. Sure, supercomputers have beaten chessmasters at their own game before, but due to the extremely complex nature of the 5000-year old game of Go, this was an unprecedented …

Artificial Intelligence

An elaborate experiment aims to answer one of humanity's most important questions — and then fire it into space

<b>"How will our present environmental interactions shape the future?"</b><p>By submitting a response, "participants will be contributing to ongoing dialogue concerning how our civilization collectively perceives its role within shaping the future of the environment," collaboration leaders describe on the …

1,700-Year-Old Roman Mosaic Discovered During City Sewer Construction Project

News of the discovery of a massive 1,700 year-old Roman mosaic was recently released to the public and press. The extensive and detailed mural is thought to have served as the living room floor in a villa of a luxurious and affluent neighbourhood during the Roman and Byzantine periods. Initially, a …

Orion Is Calling . . . Come Be A Deep Space Astronaut – Kennedy Space Center

NASA is developing a spacecraft capable of taking astronauts farther than ever before and the agency needs some special individuals to pilot it and …

NASA unveils new metallic look for its Orion crew vehicle

Shiny, captain!<p>On Thursday, NASA showed off a new look for its Orion crew capsule — the spacecraft that could eventually take humans into deep space and on to Mars someday. Future versions of Orion will now sport a shiny, metallic coating that will cover a large portion of the vehicle's outer …

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earth’s atmosphere.<p>Speaking Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, Bolden said more …

Inside Paris Concert, Gunmen 'Tried to Kill as Many People as Possible'

Less than an hour after the band started playing, a highly anticipated concert in Paris turned into a bloodbath.<p>Julien Pearce, a French radio reporter, bought tickets six months ago for Friday night's Eagles of Death Metal concert at Le Bataclan nightclub. He was there with a group of friends, …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

Scientists Have Found Fossilized Brains

Conventional wisdom says that brains don’t fossilize, but these seven fossilized brains beg to differ.<p>An arthropod called <i>Fuxianhuia protensa,</i> …

The White House Is Prepping For a Huge Solar Storm That Could Kick Us Back Into The Dark Ages

Here's the plan.<p>For our electronic way of life, the Sun is a formidable foe, and the White House is taking protective action against it. On October …

The White House

So you want to be an astronaut? Here's what your resume needs to impress Nasa

To qualify for the rigorous, two-year selection process, aspiring space travelers must have a college degree in a Stem field, work experience and be in good health. Insider tip: it wouldn’t hurt to be a teacher or pick up scuba diving<p>On Wednesday, Nasa put out the call thousands have been waiting …

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

Apple’s secrecy is damaging its AI research

Apple’s desire to compete with companies like Facebook and Google in terms of artificial intelligence research is being hurt by… (drum roll) its obsessive secrecy, according to a new report.<p>Noted neural network researcher Yoshua Bengio says that Apple has started attending big conferences such as …

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Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts

The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a …

There's a hidden message on this family portrait that an Apollo astronaut left on the moon

On April 20, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke took his first steps on the moon. He was 36 at the time and is the youngest human in history to ever walk on the lunar surface.<p>But that's not the only achievement of Duke's that lives on in American history.<p><i>"This is the family of astronaut Charlie</i> …

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.<p>On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet …

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

NASA’s New Mars-Bound Space Launch System Is a Go

The rocket that will take the first humans to Mars just passed its design review and is ready for production<p>On Thursday, NASA announced that its Space Launch System, which will be used to carry the first humans to Mars, passed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and is ready for full-scale production. …

Space Exploration

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

Astroquizzical: Would Any Observer Anywhere Think They're At The Center Of The Universe?

Would any observer anywhere in the Universe think they are at the center of the Universe?<p>They should! And if their understanding of physics is as advanced as ours, they should subsequently realize that what they see as being the “center” of the Universe is really just the center of the <i>observable</i> …