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First direct evidence for ultra-fast responses in human amygdala to fear - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

For the first time, an international team of scientists lead by researchers from the Campus de Excelencia Internacional Moncloa (UCM-UPM) has shown …

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and …

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Wales

Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realized

Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating …

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Meteorites

We've never seen the vast majority of organisms that make up the tree of life

"From a diversity perspective, 95%" of life on this planet is smaller than the eye can see, Laura Hug, an environmental microbiologist at the University of Waterloo in Canada says. And that collection of microorganisms just got a lot more complex.<p>More than 1,000 previously undocumented microbes are …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

These male mice don’t have Y chromosomes, but they had babies anyway

Mostly usable sperm<p>Males are supposed to need a Y chromosome to reproduce — it's what's responsible for the testes, after all — but a new study on mice suggests that the genes located on that chromosome may not be entirely necessary. Researchers from the University of Hawaii said this week that …

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …

Big bang artistry lets you see the observable universe in just one image

Artist and musician Pablo Carlos Budassi has created a logarithmic conception of the observable universe with our solar system in the centre circled …

Rocks, Rocks, Rocks.

Who thought geological formations could be so cool?! Besides geologists, you will too when you visit the Arches National Park.<p>This is one of many …

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

Photo Walk On Antarctica

One in Four College Women Report Unwanted Sexual Contact: Survey

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday.<p>The results of the Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey come at a …

Barack Obama 'is considering refugee response'

White House statement comes amid growing criticism that the US - home to so many immigrants - has been slow to respond to crisis unfolding in Europe<p>The Obama administration is considering how it might help ease the growing global refugee crisis, a White House spokesman said on Monday, including …

10 fascinatingly untranslatable Norwegian words

1. Uting<p>Directly translated, it means «unthing.» Figuratively translated, it usually describes a bad habit or tradition — of which, of course, there …

Injectable electronic brain nets could give us a window into the mind

Shooting up with a syringe full of electronics is no longer an off-brand cyberpunk fantasy — in fact, it could be a valuable scientific procedure. In this week's issue of <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>, a Harvard research group is showing off a thin mesh that could track brain activity with less invasive …

The Brain

Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests

Antidepressant drugs that work in hours instead of weeks could be on the market within three years, researchers say.<p>"We're getting closer and closer to having really, truly next-generation treatments that are better and quicker than existing ones," says Dr. Carlos Zarate, a researcher at the …

Depression

Researchers discover surprisingly wide variation across species in genetic systems that influence aging

A new Iowa State University study focusing on insulin signaling uncovered surprising genetic diversity across reptiles, birds and mammals.<p>The …

Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a knack for recognizing the hallmarks of …

E.coli

Here's How To Make The Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing

Let's be honest here, the only thing many of us really care about when it comes to salad is the dressing. That's where all the flavor is, and that's what makes a salad memorable. Heck, that's often what makes salads edible.<p>But if you don't make your own dressings, you're stuck with the store-bought …

Healthy Eating

Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.<p>Pharmacists in the state will also be able to distribute the antidote to heroin addicts.<p>Patients and addicts may …

Pharma