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Nobel Prize for medicine goes to discoverers of brain’s 'inner GPS'

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - British-American John O’Keefe and Norwegians May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s navigation system and giving clues as to how strokes and Alzheimer’s disrupt it.<p>Professor John O'Keefe (C) walks along Euston Road …

The Best Hidden Features of VLC

VLC is easily one of our favorite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of …

Software

A decade after mapping the genome, scientists scramble for more imaging data to unravel its mysteries

When the human genome was first sequenced over a decade ago, it was widely hailed as one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time. With …

This Device Could Make It Easier To Find Your Veins

Scientists have discovered a way to find your veins before poking around half a dozen times to find the spot. Now the Australian Red Cross Blood service is using the near infrared light device that locates blood to study whether being able to locate hard to find veins will result in reduced anxiety …

Scientists develop a brain decoder that can hear your inner thoughts

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have invented a brain decoder device that’s able to work out what you’re thinking based on …

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

Doctors transplanted 'dead hearts' into three patients, and it worked

A medical first<p>Two months ago, doctors in Australia transplanted a "dead heart" — a heart that had stopped beating inside a donor's chest — into a 57-year-old woman, reports the <i>BBC</i>. The operation, which has been deemed success, was unlike any other, because for the first time, it didn't involve a …

Scientist trumps his own work three weeks after winning the Nobel Prize

If you'd just won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, no-one would blame you if you took a quick trip to Disneyland, or at least a few days to catch up on <i>Orange is the New Black</i>. Eric Betzig, however, had other plans, since shortly after he was told he was receiving the accolade for revolutionizing the …

Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

If you want to make a neuroscientist’s head explode, all you need to do is confidently and triumphantly tell them that humans only use 10% of their brains. Or that right-brained people are more creative than left-brained people. Or that jiggling your head around gets more blood to the brain so you …

First womb-transplant baby born

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1113000/1113345_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531864481_c2d29f7959ea4294cea92ac832109c3a<p><b>A woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb, in a medical first, doctors report.</b><p>The 36-year-old mother, who was born …

Pregnancy

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

Neuroscience

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

This New Oxygen-Hoarding Crystal Is the Future of Breathing Underwater

Just a bucket of this stuff can steal all of the oxygen in a room.<p>It only takes about 10 liters of a newly-developed form of crystalline cobalt salt to steal the air from a room, or at least the 21 percent or so of that air comprised of oxygen. Given the right conditions, with the temperature and …

The water on Earth is even older than the sun

Next time you reach for a “fresh” glass of water, think of this: some of the molecules in that water are billions of years old — older, in fact, than the solar system itself.<p>On the face of it, this seems impossible: how can water on Earth pre-date the solar system in which it exists? But a new …

Is this wrist-worn smartphone on Indiegogo a hoax or a fever dream?

One downside of Indiegogo's lax attitude to projects is that there's no requirement for a prototype or any proof that the device being pitched could even exist. In fact, the site is so laissez-faire, that a creator could probably promise a hoverboard powered by unicorn tears, and the only limit to …

Discovery of new molecule suggests origins of life may reside in interstellar space

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) group of radio telescopes have discovered a carbon-based molecule with a …

Universe

Her plan could make the low-carbon energy economy a reality

Working out the specifics of how to restructure incentives for public utilities may not be the trendiest aspect of the clean energy future, but it’s …

The car of the future doesn’t fly, it fixes your flat

We have, once again, been led astray by Hollywood. <i>Back to the Future</i> filled our heads with visions of soaring Deloreans, but in reality, the automobile industry has some pretty glaring flaws it needs to address before we can attempt flight.<p>It seems like everything in our daily lives is becoming …

Physicists Have Developed an Ultra-Fast Laser That Could Drastically Speed Up Our Internet

The record-breaking lasers were created by physicists from Imperial College London in the UK and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany, …

Nanotech

14 Unbelievable Facts About The Human Eye

My EYES. H/t this fascinating Quora thread.

For Back Pain or Headache, Painkillers Do More Harm than Good

Powerful painkillers do little to improve patients’ daily functioning, finds the American Academy of Neurology in a new position statement on opioid …

Painkillers

How Disappointment Works In The Brain

By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist<p>Published: 09/27/2014 12:55 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>That feeling of "oh, bummer," is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. The finding could lead to a new class of drugs to treat depression, researchers say.<p>That downer feeling …

The Strangest Alien Planets (Gallery)

Mega-Earth Kepler-10c Planet<p>Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p>An artist's illustration of the mega-Earth planet Kepler-10c, the"Godzilla of Earths" …

Complex organic molecule found in interstellar space

<b>Scientists have found the beginnings of life-bearing chemistry at the centre of the galaxy.</b><p>Iso-propyl cyanide has been detected in a star-forming cloud 27,000 light-years from Earth.<p>Its branched carbon structure is closer to the complex organic molecules of life than any previous finding from …

Chemistry

The Week In Numbers: Crabwalking Robots, Ferocious Fungi, And The Future Of Game Of Thrones

A theoretical spoiler below<p><b>165</b>: number of pounds Lonesome George weighed at the time of his death, before scientists stuffed and mounted him for display.<p><b>2</b>: the number of rubber bands needed to build your own shoebox phone projector.<p><b>100,000,000</b>: amount of money in American dollars the President of …

Today in science: E=mc2

Mass and energy are interchangeable.<p><b>September 27, 1905</b>. On this date, while he was employed at a patent office, Albert Einstein published a paper …

Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …