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Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Physics

NEW STUDY: How to Activate More Muscle Fibers—With Your Mind

A new study from Denmark confirms the mind-muscle connection. Here’s how to use it during your next workout<p>The more you focus on the muscle you’re working, the more muscle fibers you activate. This mind-muscle connection was confirmed in a recent study from Denmark.<p>“The mind has a bigger influence …

This Factor Is Key to Your Attractiveness

Humans are drawn to one another for countless reasons, and the fact that we’re often drawn to people who seem to “get us” emotionally is now borne …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

The Best Exercises for Inner and Outer Thighs

Looking for more ways to work your thighs than endless squat and lunge variations? It's your lucky day. While you may already know spot toning …

Body’s bacteria don’t outnumber human cells so much after all

Human bodies don’t contain 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, new calculations suggest.<p>A “standard man” weighing 70 kilograms has roughly the …

Biology

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Feb<p>23<p>Fri<p>The Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, Baltimore, MD<p>Feb<p>25<p>Sun<p>The Anthem, Washington, DC<p>Mar<p>1<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, …

The Theatre

Immune system gene leads to schizophrenia clue

From the tangled web of schizophrenia biology, scientists have pulled out one tantalizing thread. Variants of a protein that helps snip connections …

Alcohol Alters Genetic Pathways to Increase Breast Cancer Ri

Alcohol Alters Genetic Pathways to Increase Breast Cancer Risks<p>WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham<p>3 12 6918<p>Here’s yet another reason to limit alcohol intake, …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

The human genome takes shape and shifts over time

If you could unravel all the DNA in a single human cell and stretch it out, you’d have a molecular ribbon about 2 meters long and 2 nanometers …

China's nuclear fusion breakthrough produces 'artificial sun'

China's Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion device creates plasma pulse hotter than the sun.<p>While the world is looking at …

The Physics of Ribbon Curling Explained by Scientists

Any gift wrapping enthusiast knows that grabbing a pair of scissors to curl a few colorful strands of ribbon is a quick and easy way to put the final …

Dogs

An update on a possible new particle from CERN's Large Hadron Collider

As the LHC gets ready to start up again, two reananlyses of the data already taken look at last year’s intriguing hints...<p>I’m here at the “Rencontres de Moriond” conference, up in the mountains in Italy. The conference has run annually for the last 50 years and it started with a group of physics …

Physics

The science of watching paint dry

New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters has described a new physical mechanism that separates particles according to …

Sunscreen

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

How to Make Your Face Look More Intelligent, According to Science

Looking smarter isn’t just about slapping on a pair of nerd glasses. To give off a brainy vibe, you may want to adjust your facial expression.<p>A new …

El Niño

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people - at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the</i> …