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Welp, Even Occasional Happy Hour Drinks Muck Your Brain

Moderate alcohol consumption causes long-term brain changes.<p>There’s no harm in going to happy hour each day, or enjoying a cold, crisp beer, maybe …

Alcohol

A physicist answers the grandest question of all: Why are we here?

Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, a contributor to the "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," explains how the small differences in theories about space and time might explain why life just happened to happen.<p>Below is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Perhaps the most fundamental philosophical question that you</i> …

Good news for dieters: 5:2 relaxes the rules and allows 800 calories a day

It’s the diet which trimmed down the waistlines of countless celebrities and politicians, with former chancellor George Osborne and Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch among those who have used it to slim down.<p>But the 5:2 diet always came at a price: the willpower dieters required to limit …

Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

Quantum Physics

Google launches Cloud Spanner, its new globally distributed relational database service

Google today announced the beta launch of Cloud Spanner, a new globally distributed database service for mission-critical applications. Cloud Spanner joins Google’s other cloud-based database services, like Bigtable, Cloud SQL and the Cloud Datastore, but with the crucial difference of offering …

Databases

Move Over, Coders—Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley

It's a bad time to be a physicist.<p>At least, that’s what Oscar Boykin says. He majored in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 2002 …

Machine Learning

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Stanford University

Watch How Humans Conquered the World in 200,000 Years

The twentieth century sure seems like a scary time.<p>Humans, in our current evolved forms, have been around on Earth for about 200,000 years or so, a relative drop in the bucket when compared to the dozens of billions of years on the galactic calendar. But despite our insignificance on any sprawled …

Keith Vaz’s private habits do have a bearing on his public life | Catherine Bennett

The MP could not be a disinterested party in the inquiry into prostitution. And that is disastrous for women<p>The first fact mentioned in the new report on prostitution by the home affairs select committee is that “around 11% of British men aged 16–74 have paid for sex on at least one occasion”. The …

Waterford scientists find way to boost good vision

New research suggests that it may be possible to improve the eye sight of people who already have 20/20 vision, just by giving them dietary …

Have Scientists Found the Cure for Aging?

Imagine if you could slow the aging process by taking a pill. Wouldn't that be awesome? This fantasy isn't part of some utopian future; it's happening now. Meet nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is about to be tested in clinical trials.<p>NMN has been found to slow the aging process in mice, …

Washington University in St. Louis

This Scientist Explains Why You Should Drink on the First Date

You might think the ideal first date activity would be extravagant, like a fancy dinner, or something romantic, like a walk on the beach. Or if you've been watching The <i>Bachelorette</i>, you might think extreme sports are the way to go.<p>But actually, according to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, …

We just got better at detecting this quantum phenomenon that Einstein thought was too ‘spooky’ to be real

That's because entanglement, a voodoo-like phenomenon in quantum physics linking particles that once interacted, seems to surpass the speed of light, violating the cosmic speed limit.<p>Because of this, it doesn't fit in with Einstein's theory of relativity, so he concluded that it was too ludicrous …

Scientists Find The 'Brain Clock' That Keeps Our Memories Ticking

Your brain has an invisible conductor.<p>In order to organise memories, the neurons inside our brains need regular spurts of activity to keep them on …

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats

A major study conducted by the National Toxicology Program has found a slight, but significant, positive correlation between radio-frequency radiation exposure (like that given off by phones) and certain cancers in rats — though only male ones.<p>The two-year, peer-reviewed study involved thousands of …

1. What Is Consciousness?

This is possibly the biggest mystery of the human mind - what in the brain creates the experience of consciousness?<p>We're getting ever closer to an …

Consciousness

Science May Have Just Unlocked The Key To The Female Orgasm

In the endless debate over the mystery of the female orgasm — and specifically, how a man’s penis size correlates to it — we’ve often heard the saying, “it’s not the size of the boat, it’s the motion of the ocean.” If this new study is correct however, it might not be the size of the boat <i>or</i> the …

Indiana University

Here's One Big Way Sex Is Good for a Man's Health, According to Science

3.9K<p>SHARES<p>We already know that having a lot of sex is good for you. It keeps you young and it makes you happy, but did you know that it also keeps …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

How to lose weight for good: Diet for 12 months

Dieting for a year is the way to prevent returning to your previous weight, scientists have found.<p>Those who persevere with diets for 12 months see the pounds stay off, an experiment showed, because it changes the body's chemical make-up.<p>Scientific tests have previously found that dieting triggers a …

Science: This Psychological Trick Can Actually Make You Happier

This will work for every human. It doesn't matter what culture you're from.<p><i>What are some brain hacks that a neuroscientist or a psychologist knows that most people don't? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</i> …

Psychology

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 …

Take a look inside the most powerful physics machine on Earth

They've succeeded more than once already. In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered the Higgs boson, and just last month the organization announced that they'd found a new class of particles known as pentaquarks.<p>The LHC, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, has made all …

What You Need to Know About the Sugar Shortage

El Niño has created international drought; demand now exceeds supply.<p>It's a bitter pill to swallow, but we've been living in sugar heaven for the …

19 Seriously Scary Documentaries That’ll Scare The Hell Out Of You

You'll never relax again.<p><b>WARNING: Many of the films on this list are incredibly disturbing. Please continue and watch each film with discretion.</b>

Saddest Study Ever Links Eating Carbs to Lung Cancer

Bad news for bread lovers.<p>It pains us to report this news: A new study has found foods with a high glycemic index like white bread and bagels could …