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A New Theory Linking Sleep and Creativity

The two main phases of sleep might work together to boost creative problem-solving.<p>In 1920, the night before Easter Sunday, Otto Loewi woke up, seemingly possessed of an important idea. He wrote it down on a piece of paper and promptly returned to sleep. When he reawakened, he found that his …

Sleep

20 of the best Nordic summer holidays

<b>Sweden</b><p>Hike and sail the coast<p><b>Suits</b> Adventure seekers<b><br>Price</b> Hiking from £354pp/sailing from £417pp<br>Green Trails has a fine collection of eco-friendly short breaks across Sweden. Its three-day hiking expedition to the High Coast takes in canyons and pine forests, beaver dams and lakes. Basic …

European Travel

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

Consciousness

Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds.<p>This discovery may shed light on whether potentially …

Autistic children may inherit DNA mutations from their fathers

There is no one gene that, when mutated, causes autism. But over the past decade, researchers have identified hundreds of gene variations that seem …

Genetics

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

Apps

From The Big Bang To This Commentary

We named our science and culture commentary <i>13.7: Cosmos & Culture</i> when it launched nearly nine years ago.<p>At the time, the universe was believed to be 13.7 billion years old. But according to data released from the Planck satellite since, it took a bit longer: 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to …

Physics

How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe’s deepest mysteries

NEWS FEATURE<p>With the first detections behind them, researchers have set their sights on ambitious scientific quarry.<p>Davide Castelvecchi<p>Search for …

Physics

Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers have long predicted that as many as 20,000 black holes could be hiding in our galaxy’s center, but so far no one has been able to spot …

Scientists Make Enormous Map of the Early Universe to See What Our Galaxy Looked Like as a Baby

How do we find a tiny shred of self-understanding in this vast universe? More simply: how did we get here? A proper map could help us answer this …

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.<p>The first time I came face to face with a sea lion, I nearly screamed. I was snorkeling, and after a long time spent staring down at colorful corals, I looked up to see a gigantic bull, a …

Marine Mammals

The UK Poisoning Case: Truth or Fiction?

- Advertisement -<p>No WMD<br>(Image by Abode of Chaos) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Do I hear an echo?<p>The administration of President Donald …

Holocaust law wields a 'blunt instrument' against Poland's past

<b>In 2012, Barack Obama made an uncharacteristic gaffe that set off a small diplomatic crisis - he referred to the "Polish" - and not "Nazi" - death camps of the Second World War.</b><p>For Poles, it was an acutely painful faux-pas. The nation has for years objected to the term "Polish death camps", saying …

World History

What the heck is the Doomsday Clock, and why did it just tick?

We're two minutes to midnight. Again.<p>The Doomsday Clock just ticked 30 seconds, bringing us at an uncomfy two-minutes-to-midnight for the first time since the Cold War. That sounds, well, not great. But what does it all mean?<p>Is it art, or science?<p>The Doomsday Clock is neither a meaningless art …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture.<p>In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle between heredity and experience that shapes each of us.<p>“When nature and nurture compete for …

Genetics

Indian education minister dismisses theory of evolution because no-one 'ever saw an ape turning into a man'

A junior education minister has been accused of pandering to religious hardliners after dismissing Darwinism as a myth because nobody had witnessed the literal process of ape turning into man.<p>Satyapal Singh, MP for Baghpat in the state of Uttar Pradesh, and a former Mumbai police commissioner, …

Uttar Pradesh

Take a sightseeing trip through the Orion Nebula in NASA’s latest travel video

One of the real pleasures of modern living is the ability to take sightseeing trips to completely inaccessible places. Thanks to Google, you can …

Inside the country's biggest nuclear power plant tear-down

Unbuilding an atomic giant.<p>1. Cool it<p>At the San Onofre nuclear power plant, workers transfer 2,668 fuel assemblies—holding 1,109 metric tons of radioactive uranium-235—to 17-foot-tall stainless-­steel containers. These sit inside a deep, steel-lined cooling pool for several years, chilling at …

Nuclear Energy

23 Random Products You Won’t Believe Have A Cult-Following On Amazon

Sometimes, it's truly the most unexpected items that become staples in your life, as evidenced by this list of random products with a cult-following …

Shopping

Japanese Astronaut Concerned After Growing 3.5 Inches Taller in Three Weeks [Update: He Was Wrong]

<b>Update: January 10, 8:20 am EDT</b>: According to new reports, Kanai either fabricated this story, “mis-measured” himself, or it was all a joke that …

Study of sapiosexuality suggests some people really are sexually attracted to intelligence

A minority of people are genuinely turned on by intelligence, according to new psychology research. The study, recently published online in the …

Social Sciences

If U.S. Goes to War with Russia, These Could Be Moscow’s Most Powerful Weapons

President Donald Trump may have promised a new era for relations between the U.S. and Russia, but the world’s two leading military powers have found …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Back at the start of the summer, WIRED science writer Megan Molteni dropped a bomb: "The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading." The …

What Makes Some of Us Left-Handed? Hint: Nobody Knows

A neuroscientist (and a lefty himself) offers a short but meaty survey of the science, sociology, and enduring mysteries of handedness.<p>All human …

The 7 Hub Stories That Got the Most Social Media Love This Year

I bet you think 2017 was a hot mess, a relentless series of tragedies and catastrophes that exposed humanity for what little it’s worth. Let us …

Emerging Technology

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

The meaning of life, according to a spaceship

Reflecting on Kim Stanley Robinson’s angry optimism in a bleak world.<p>About three-fourths of the way through Kim Stanley Robinson’s <i>Aurora</i>, a spaceship …

Science You Might Have Missed in 2017

Birds barter shrewdly, jellyfish sleep brainlessly, and researchers raise their statistical standards.<p>This year it was easy for any story about science or nature to get, quite literally, eclipsed. When the world wasn’t fixated on the total solar eclipse that traversed the continental U.S., …

Siddhartha Mukherjee: Can We Reimagine Our Approach To Treating Disease?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Rethinking Medicine.<p><b>About Siddhartha Mukherjee's TED Talk</b><p>When it comes to medicine, one rule of thinking has generally prevailed: Have disease, take pill, kill something. But physician Siddhartha Mukherjee says treatment should take a broader approach.<p><b>About</b> …

TED Talks