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Does echinacea prevent colds?

Echinacea is often advised for warding off the winter sniffles, says Claudia Hammond, but does it actually work?<p>If you find yourself about to go down with a cold this winter, the chances are that at some point a friend will suggest you take echinacea. Some swear by it to ward off a cold when they …

Alternative Medicine

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

Saturn's Death Star Moon Is Hiding Something

An ocean under the surface, perhaps?<p><b>After stringing together photos taken by</b> NASA's 17-year-old Cassini probe, a team of astrophysicists came across a strange and unexpected discovery: something deep inside Saturn's moon Mimas is inexplicably causing the moon to wobble. That means there's a mystery …

New Treasures Recovered From The 'Titanic Of The Ancient World'

Since sponge divers discovered it in 1900, the ancient Antikythera shipwreck -- a massive Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago in the Aegean Sea -- has captivated archaeologists. Located 180 feet below the surface near the island of Antikythera, the wreck has given up all manner of …

Revealed: why cats hate each other

Tonight's Horizon on BBC Two, Cat Watch 2014, gets into the antisocial minds of our feline friends<p><b>What is Cat Watch 2014?</b><p>The new Horizon cat experiment – according to the subtitle.<p><b>What’s the old cat experiment?</b><p>Last year Horizon carried out an experiment into how our cats behave when they think …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

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Learning while you sleep may be possible: researchers

Learning while you sleep may become possible as researchers have found that the brain continues processing information while the body sleeps<p>Do not worry about falling asleep in class – you may be able learn while you sleep, Cambridge scientists suggest as they find the brain can process information …

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Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Samsung Gear VR gives us hints at what to expect from retail Oculus Rift

Samsung and Oculus have confirmed the existence of a truly portable VR product driven by the Galaxy Note 4 and, even without a date announced, it's likely that this will be the first VR headset that's released commercially, driven by software provided by Oculus. That software gives us some …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

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The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …

Video: To Kill Predators, Japanese Honeybees Surround Them in a 'Hot Defensive Bee Ball'

How would you like to be literally cooked to death by bees?<p>Bees are biologically interesting little creatures for a variety of reasons. There are their well-known talents, like communicating with the hive through dancing and producing the sweet, sticky stuff that goes great on sopaipillas. But they …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

Extroverts not fit for long space missions?

Even as NASA plans to send humans to Mars in the coming years, researchers have found that extroverts on long-term space missions could potentially …

Personality

Ancient Asteroid Boiled Oceans, Burned the Sky, and Shook Earth for a Half-Hour

These days we freak out whenever some dinky bollide explodes in the sky over Russia. But scientists have now reconstructed the effects of an enormous …

The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

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In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

Titan’s Rivers, Lakes, and Seas Mapped in Incredible Detail

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:35 pm. 4:35 pm<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Using data from NASA’s Cassini …

Nuclear Fusion May Yield a Clean Energy Future

In the not-too-distant future, clean renewable energy in the form of nuclear fusion may be achieved. Scientists at the National Ignition Facility …

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The Stanley Parable Review

I have always been someone who wants to go the "wrong" way first in games. When I sense that a game is trying to usher me down a particular path, to get me to run from left to right or maybe to charge straight ahead, I need to satisfy my instinct to go against the grain, to explore, to see what the …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

A first look inside Google's futuristic quantum lab

In May, Google launched the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab with hardware from the Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave and technical expertise from NASA. It was an ambitious open research project aimed at exploring both the capabilities of quantum computer architecture and the mysteries …

Planet Made Of Diamond May Not Be So Bling After All

Don't give up hope! It could still be diamond, but new data show that's less likely.<p>The first diamond planet ever found may not actually contain all that much of the precious stone. Sad!<p>In an analysis published last year, a team of astronomers from Yale University concluded that an exoplanet called …

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