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Found: Giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Giant magnetic spirals in the sky could explain why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, according to an analysis of data from …

Doctors find a way to deliver drugs straight to your brain

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a marvelous piece of evolutionary engineering designed to keep the inside of your skull pristinely clean by segregating the nervous and circulatory systems. The downside to this nearly impermeable membrane is that it is as adept at blocking therapeutic molecules as …

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Build the Ultimate Backyard Garden with a Hugelkultur Raised Bed

Turn an unused corner of your backyard into an impressive DIY garden with the hugelkultur raised bed garden technique!<p>According to permaculture expert Paul Wheaton:<p>Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with …

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Do we learn better when we're punished? - Futurity

A simple experiment with a small group of college students suggests that punishments influence behavior more than rewards.

Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed

The bombardier beetle has a unique defensive mechanism. It induces a chemical explosion inside its shell to create a boiling, toxic liquid which it …

3 SciFi Technologies That Are About to Get Amazingly Real | Tech Buzz

Lisa Su, the talented new CEO for AMD, last week gave a pitch on the future to get people excited about where AMD is going. Based on the stock …

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Scientists Have Created Chickens With Dinosaur Snouts

No, this is not the plot of the new Jurassic Park movie<p>Birds have an amazing array of beaks, from the curved snout of a flamingo, to the delicate and deadly beak of an owl, to the rounder snout of the dino-chicken.<p>If you haven't heard of a dino-chicken before, don't feel bad. It was only recently …

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings.<p>We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or the aptly namedSick Building Syndrome. But can they also make us healthier? Scientists are trying …