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6 scientific tricks for falling asleep

6 scientific tricks to fall asleep.<p>If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Experts say if you stress out in bed you'll associate negative feelings toward where you sleep. So go read a book on the couch.<p>Turn off your phone! The blue light can trick your mind into thinking it's daytime. Give yourself 30 …

Hormones

The protein that can make your heart think you exercise

Although it's usually used as a compliment, having a big heart can be a good thing or a bad thing. When it needs to pump more blood, the heart can …

Medical Research

From Trump to string theory and supernovas: five science lectures to expand your mind

Jeffrey Sachs<p><b>Surviving Trump and overcoming climate change:</b> American economist Jeffrey Sachs ponders on some of the greatest threats facing …

Science Finally Discovered Why Flamingos Stand on 1 Leg

Flamingos are known for their one-legged perch, but researchers think they’ve finally figured out how and why they do it.<p>The balancing act requires …

Birds

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

Deep Algo was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make coding languages more accessible for the masses with SaaS (software as a service) offering that promises to do for languages like C++, C Sharp and Javascript …

algo

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.<p>Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

Humans Are Driving a New Burst of Evolution - Including Possibly Our Own

We're changing ourselves.<p>The unprecedented impact that humans are having on the planet is well known to us all. Scarcely a day passes by without a …

Biologists Are Figuring Out How Cells Tell Left From Right

In 2009, after she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, Ann Ramsdell began to search the scientific literature to see if someone with her …

Fossilised Protein Has Been Discovered Inside a 195-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bone

This is an incredible discovery.<p>When scientists uncover bones and other hard objects from the ground, they can sometimes find scraps of organic …

Deepak Chopra: The Dawn Of A Human Universe

An excerpt from Deepak Chopra’s new book <i>You Are The Universe</i><p>There is a photograph of Albert Einstein standing beside the most famous man in the …

NASA's 4K Footage Of Earth From Space Is Utterly Spellbinding

If you only watch one video today, make it this.<p>If your commitment to the planet has wavered this year, NASA’s latest 4K footage might just be the …

Space

Gene mutation leaves 1% of hearts ‘primed to fail’

Gene mutations in a protein called titin affect the heart function of healthy people, report researchers. The mutations were thought to affect only …

Medical Research

Human Cells Eat Nanowires

Silicon nanowires swallowed by human cells provide new bioelectronic tool Image: John F. ZimmermanDrop silicon nanowires and human cells into the …

Nanotech

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Telomere

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Google Maps Show How The World Is Changing

Google Earth's time lapse videos of earth's landscape could make you think about the great baseball player Yogi Berra.<p>"I thought about one of the quotes attributed to Yogi Berra," says Marc Levy, a political scientist at Columbia University's Earth Institute who specializes in issues of global …

earth's

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Dark Matter

Watch Live: The Geminid Meteor Shower Streaks Across the Sky

One of the year’s biggest meteor showers will streak across the sky starting Tuesday night, according to NASA.<p>The Geminid meteor shower will peak on …

Meteor Showers

Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.<p>If successful, the …

Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

Traffic safety officials regularly warn us of the risks of driving while drunk or distracted.<p>But Americans still need to wake up to the dangers of getting behind the wheel when sleepy, according to a recent study of crash rates.<p>A report released Tuesday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety …

Photonic Propulsion Could Be Our Ticket To The Stars

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Space Travel

Watch NASA's Fire-in-Space Experiments Ignite in a Blazing Success

NASA has declared its latest round of fire-in-space experiments a success.<p>On Nov. 21, mission controllers on the ground lit up the Spacecraft Fire …

Space Exploration

The Very Basics of String Theory and What Everyone Should Know

String theory is a concept that has been around for centuries and is one of the most controversial and unproven of all physics ideas. It’s basically …

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Discover a Totally Unexpected Behaviour of Water Inside Carbon Nanotubes

Water does very strange things in small spaces.<p>We all know that, at sea level, water starts to boil at 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit). …

Sea Level

Mass Effect: Andromeda Won't Feature Every Species From the Original Trilogy

But additional species may appear in future installments.<p>BioWare has confirmed that not every species players encountered in the original Mass Effect …

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28 Pictures That Prove That Nothing Really Matters

It's freeing in a way.