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The Molecule That Might Give Us All Super-Memories

At the very least, FXR1P should be able to help treat Alzheimer's and autism.<p>Total recall would be a pretty sweet special skill, particularly if the recaller finds themselves witnessing crimes and/or playing poker on a regular basis. It's probably handy in other situations too … like quoting movies …

Neuroscience

Leonid meteors peak next 2 mornings

Image at top: A wide angle view of Leonid fireballs on November 17, 1998 via Juraj Toth.<p>The famous Leonid meteor shower is peaking over the next …

So-called 'smart' drug impairs creative people - Futurity

The "smart" drug Modafinil, which supposedly boosts performance on tests, may actually have the opposite effect on intelligent, creative people.

More lightning strikes in a warming world?

Rising temperatures could lead to a 50 percent increase in U.S. lightning strikes by the end of the century, says a new study.<p>A new study, published …

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Earth Science

Sex May Explain Why Men Have Superior Navigational Skills

Men are believed to have better spatial skills than women, but why?<p>A provocative new study suggests that it's all about sex and evolution: guys with good navigational skills had a big advantage because they were better able to find mates and father offspring.<p>"Navigation ability facilitates …

College kids’ homeless hell: Why a secret, massive crisis is getting even worse

While colleges spend billions on new facilities, you’d be shocked where students are staying. Here’s the dark truth<p>With colleges spending billions on lavish housing developments, it's easy to think that all students are living large. The sad reality? Student homelessness in higher education is a …

Scientists Raise Doubts About Higgs Boson Discovery, Say It Could Be Another Particle

Was all the Higgs hoopla a bit premature?<p>In a new paper that has raised eyebrows around the world, an international team of scientists says there is no proof that the particle whose discovery was confirmed last year by physicists at CERN is the long-sought Higgs boson.<p>"The CERN data is generally …

The world's smallest sculptures - in pictures

Jonty Hurwitz, co-founder of Wonga.com, has created nanosculptures of human forms that are invisible to the naked eye and can only be viewed on the screen of a powerful scanning electron microscope