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Does It Feel Better To Give Or Receive A Gift?

Short answer: It's the thought that counts<p>“Spending money on others might represent a more effective route to happiness than spending money on oneself,” says Elizabeth Dunn, a University of British Columbia psycho­logist. In 2008, she conducted a survey of 632 Americans to study their spending …

'Alien megastructures' orbiting distant star are most likely comets, as expected

Last month, the online world went into a tizzy over the possibility of intelligent alien life lingering near a distant star in our galaxy. The star in question is called KIC 8462852, and the reason it caused such a ruckus is because it exhibits strange dimming behavior that doesn't follow a …

Universe

Human-genome editing summit to sample global attitudes

Academies in the US, China and the UK jointly organized the gathering.<p>A large and international meeting on the ethics of human-genome editing is …

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World’s first anti-ageing drug could see humans live to 120

The world’s first anti-ageing drug will be tested on humans next year in trials which could see diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s consigned to distant memory.<p>Scientists now believe that it is possible to actually stop people growing old as quickly and help them live in good health well into …

Anti-aging

In the third in our series on STEM and humanitarian crises, a classic engineering solution uses cardboard to help homeless people in Wolverhampton<p>This time of year brings additional challenges to those living on the streets: the nights are longer and colder, and plummeting temperatures and wet …

Creating Opportunities

Bumping up against a parallel universe

An analysis of the cosmic microwave background revealed bright spots, possible imprints left when an alternate universe bumped ours shortly after the …

Photons carry messages from electrons over 1 mile - Futurity

Physicists have used photons to communicate between two electrons through 1.2 miles of fiber optic cable. It's a step toward practical quantum …

Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms

A group of Japanese scientists have created touchable holograms, three dimensional virtual objects that can be manipulated by human hand.<p>Using femtosecond laser technology the researchers developed 'Fairy Lights, a system that can fire high frequency laser pulses that last one millionth of one …

InterAct

NASA's New 'Star Trek' Tech Is Designed to Detect Alien Life

New NASA technology straight out of "Star Trek" could help scientists detect life on other worlds.<p>The device, dubbed the "chemical laptop," is a miniature, portable laboratory that resembles the TV show's famous tricorder scanning device, and is designed to make data collection easier and faster …

Why Does Bright Light Make Me Sneeze?

Short answer: It might be all in your head.<p>Perhaps as many as a quarter of us sneeze when we look at a bright light, a condition scientists have been calling “photic sneeze reflex” since 1954. But the condition goes back millennia. Aristotle proposed that the sun’s heat dries nasal fluid, causing …