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What happens in my body when I have a panic attack?

To our bodies, there’s not always a clear difference between the stress of being pursued by predator and the desk job frustrations of today’s …

We Finally Have Evidence That Black Holes Drive Winds Shaping Their Entire Galaxy

This is epic!<p>Black holes are so weird and so mysterious, it's possible we're never going to unravel all their puzzles. But this new one is pretty …

Black Holes

Astronomers Want to Send a Probe to That Interstellar Asteroid, But There's a Catch

They'd better hurry!<p>It's not every day that an asteroid from outside the Solar System comes whizzing past your front door. In fact, it's only ever …

Dark matter and dark energy may not actually exist, claims new study by University of Geneva researcher- Technology News, Firstpost

Dark matter and dark energy may not actually exist, according to a study which suggests that accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement …

Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15

A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded.<p>Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol …

Homelessness

How space dust could help explain the origin of life

New research suggests colliding particles could spread microbes from planet to planet.<p>It may not take an asteroid strike to transport life from one planet to another.<p>Fast-moving dust could theoretically knock microbes floating high up in a world's atmosphere out into space, potentially sending the …

How dinosaur scales became bird feathers

<b>The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.</b><p>By expressing these genes in embryo alligator skin, the researchers caused the reptiles' scales to change in a way that may be similar to how the earliest feathers evolved.<p>Feathers are …

Los Angeles

Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease

Scientists have found prions — abnormal proteins widely believed to cause a rare, brain-destroying disease — in the skin of 23 patients who had died from it, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The discovery suggests that skin samples might be used to improve detection of the disorder, …

Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time

None of us was made from scratch. Every human being develops from the fusion of two cells, an egg and a sperm, that are the descendants of other cells. The lineage of cells that joins one generation to the next — called the germline — is, in a sense, immortal.<p>Biologists have puzzled over the …

Either stars are strange, or 234 alien species are trying to contact us

by Universe Today November 21, 2017 Hard Science 57107<p>Evan Gough<p>We all want there to be aliens. Green ones, pink ones, brown ones, Greys. Or maybe …

Universe

Light pollution: Night being lost in many countries

<b>A study of pictures of Earth by night has revealed that artificial light is growing brighter and more extensive every year.</b><p>Between 2012 and 2016, the planet's artificially lit outdoor area grew by more than 2% per year.<p>Scientists say a "loss of night" in many countries is having negative …

Breakthroughs

Brain imaging reveals brain stem alterations in children with autism

Children with autism show different patterns of connectivity than controls do in brain stem regions associated with balance. Researchers presented …

Autism

Woman meets man who has her dead husband's face after transplant

A US woman had an emotional meeting with a man who was given the face of her late husband in a surgical transplant.<p>Lilly Ross’s husband, Calen “Rudy” …

New Neuroscience Study Explains Why Some Develop Chills As A Natural Response To Listening To Music

If you have ever caught yourself wondering if there is a scientific reason why some people experience music more strongly than others and even …

Neuroscience

This hormone controls how much you eat

New research published in the journal <i>Nature Medicine</i> suggests how a hormone called asprosin triggers hunger in the brain. The findings may help to …

Aerial Images May Unlock Enigma of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia

<i>David Kennedy is emeritus professor of Roman Archaeology and History at the University of Western Australia and honorary research associate at the</i> …

A breakthrough initiative has been announced to manufacture human organs

Heart of a Pig<p>United Therapeutics is set to take a big step forward in its plans to pursue advances in the field of organ transplantation thanks to a …

University of Maryland

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.<p>Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on the task at hand. And in fact, recent research has found that music can have beneficial effects on creativity. When it comes …

A Zombie Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

Elephants and other large animals have a lower incidence of cancer than would be expected statistically, suggesting that they have evolved ways to …

Dream Chaser flight test update: The video is pretty awesome

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!”<p><b>Wednesday update</b>: This week Sierra Nevada provided some additional information about the …

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

This Creationist Thinks He Just Disproved Major Evidence for Evolution

November 12, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>We know humans and chimpanzees have genomes that are almost entirely identical. Any two living beings have some …

Harvard scientists think they might have pinpointed the source of human consciousness

Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person's ability to experience and feel, but despite the important role it plays in our lives and making us who we are, we actually know very little about how consciousness works.<p>Scientists currently believe that consciousness is …

Consciousness

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …