Lisa Watts

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Can Europe’s new xenophobes reshape the continent?

From Poland to Austria and Hungary, a new nationalism and hostility to migrants are rife. What does the spread of ‘illiberalism’ mean for the rest of Europe?<p>In the House of Terror, one of Budapest’s most popular tourist attractions, two mannequins’ torsos stand back to back on a rotating platform, …

Europe

Florida man becomes first person to live with advanced mind-controlled robotic arm

Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm<p>Prosthetics have advanced drastically in recent years. The technology’s potential has even inspired many, like Elon Musk, …

Here's your first look at the most detailed simulation of the cosmos ever made

Illustris: The Next Generation<p>The largest simulation of the cosmos ever run has boldly taken us where we have never gone before: the formation of the …

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Parkinson's disease symptoms improve with singing, study finds

They say laughter is the best medicine, but singing is just as good, according to a group of people with Parkinson's disease who took part in an …

AI can predict when we'll die — here's why that's a good thing

A new algorithm could ease critically ill patients' final days.<p>Artificial intelligence is proving to be a revolutionary tool across many industries, but the technology is having a particularly big impact when it comes to healthcare. Researchers are using AI to combat the flu, by building improved …

Artificial Intelligence

Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

Plants don’t get enough credit.<p>They move. You know this. Your houseplant salutes the sun each morning. At night, it returns to center.<p>You probably don’t think much of it. This is simply what plants do: Get light. Photosynthesize. Make food. Live.<p>But what about all the signs of plant intelligence …

Consciousness

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

Planting wildflower strips across crop fields could slash pesticide use

Could wildflowers help us cut our use of pesticides? The Guardian reports that colorful strips of flowers have been planted through 15 large arable …

NIH study links cell phone radiation to cancer in male rats

New studies from the National Institutes of Health — specifically the National Toxicology Program — find that cell phone radiation is potentially linked with certain forms of cancer, but they’re far from conclusive. The results are complex and the studies have yet to be peer-reviewed, but some of …

Cancer

The Eastern Cougar Is Officially Extinct

Normally, it’s wonderful when an animal is removed from the endangered species list, but not when it’s because the animal has gone completely extinct. This is the case with the Eastern Cougar, whose last sighting was almost 80 years ago. As of today, the animal is no more. Officially.<p>The wild …

Wildlife

Cape Town will deploy army, police to protect water source after taps run dry on ‘Day Zero’

South Africa will use the country’s military to protect Cape Town’s water supply in the event the city of about four million is forced to shut off …

Earth Went Strangely Quiet About 2 Billion Years Ago And We Don't Know Why

It slowed right down.<p>A new study has added evidence to the hypothesis that our planet experienced a lull in geology between 2.2 and 2.3 billion years …

New laser emits a more stable, energy-efficient light beam

A new type of laser could emit more stable, energy-efficient light beams than its conventional counterparts.

Wastewater well depths linked to Oklahoma quakes

Scientists know that wastewater injection related to fracking for oil and gas can induce earthquakes. A new study published in <i>Science</i> Thursday found …

Geology

Generalized Hardy's paradox shows an even stronger conflict between quantum and classical physics

In 1993, physicist Lucien Hardy proposed an experiment showing that there is a small probability (around 6-9%) of observing a particle and its …

Quantum Mechanics

New method efficiently generates hydrogen from water

Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water—an important key to making clean energy …

Chemistry

Synchronized Galactic Orbit Challenges Our Best Theory of How the Universe Works

Scientists thought the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies were unique: They’ve got rings of smaller dwarf galaxies orbiting in what seems to be a …

Dark Matter

Physicists Just Found a New Way to Bend a Fundamental Rule of Light Waves

This is incredible.<p>One of the more well-known rules in physics is that light can only ever go one speed, so long as nothing stands in its way.<p>But new …

The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars

In September 1944, trains in the Netherlands ground to a halt. Dutch railway workers were hoping that a strike could stop the transport of Nazi troops, helping the advancing Allied forces.<p>But the Allied campaign failed, and the Nazis punished the Netherlands by blocking food supplies, plunging much …

Genetics

Whales can mimic human speech, and you have to hear it to believe it

We’ve known for some time that orca whales are incredibly intelligent creatures, capable of advanced social behaviors and coordinated hunting …

One of the most energetic phenomena in the universe is heading towards Earth

Blazars produce vast, hyper-fast jets of intense radiation.<p>Quasars are one of the most extreme and energetic phenomena in the known universe. …

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought.<p>Using a revolutionary technology known as LiDAR (short for “Light Detection And Ranging”), scholars digitally removed the tree canopy from aerial images of the now-unpopulated landscape, …

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

This Brown Dwarf Isn't a 'Failed Star' — It's a Magnetic Powerhouse

When is something too small to be a star, yet too massive to be a planet? When it's a brown dwarf, otherwise known as a "failed star." But if you …

Universe

Photography SEO and Blogging: How to Become Number One on Google

I am currently #1 on Google for “street photography” with my “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography” and also for my “Street …

Street Photography

Reading the White Shaman Mural

<b></b> <b>In the Lower Pecos Canyonlands</b> of southwest Texas, a mile upstream from where the Pecos River flows into the Rio Grande, the White Shaman rock …

Archaeology

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Magnetic particles could lead to an entirely new form of data storage

New research has shown that an exotic kind of magnetic behavior discovered just a few years ago holds great promise as a way of storing data — one …

A healthy gut means healthy aging

Extremely healthy seniors appear to have the same bacterial composition in their guts as healthy 30-year-olds, shows new research.<p>The new study was …