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They’re alive! Allen Institute harvests data from bits of living human brain tissue

Zapping brain cells from living human tissue? It sounds like a creepy Halloween tale, but for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, it’s a clever …

How the universe creates gold

Finally, scientists know how the universe makes gold. They’ve seen it created in the cosmic fire of 2 colliding stars via the gravitational wave they …

Quantum Computers' Secrets Lurk Within This Strange Form of Matter

The physicist behind the new study gives the lowdown on quantum spin liquid.<p>Quantum computers have a chance to revolutionize the 21st century, …

Quantum Computing

Scientists Confirm Light's Crazy Quantum Mechanical Properties in Space

Here’s the thing about quantum mechanics: it works on Earth, but how do we know that it works elsewhere—like in space? That requires testing it over …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth's first trees grew by literally tearing themselves apart

Scientists have used fossils to discern how some of Earth's earliest trees called cladoxylopsids, which helped to jumpstart the planet's earliest …

Ecology

This Study Has Good News For People Who Spend All Their Time Daydreaming

To the imaginarium!<p>Unable to stay focused? Frequently going away with the fairies? It may be because you have so much brain capacity that it needs to …

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Meditation

Ancient genetic "kill switch" causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Cancer is one of our most persistent enemies, but while we now have advanced immune systems to fight the good fight, how did early multicellular life …

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Physics

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

Biology

Freaky-looking bug stuns the internet

It's orange. It’s furry. It pulses. It has tentacles.<p>It’s not an animatronic alien from a movie set.<p>Nor is it a mythical chimera straight from a medieval manuscript.<p>This footage was originally posted to social media, and has become a talking point for many users on Reddit and Facebook after being …

South-east Asia

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics