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Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Quantum Physics

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Exercise

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain's Immune System May Be Key to Better Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers investigate how synaptic pruning occurs during development in hopes of discovering how neurodevelopmental and psychiatric …

Researchers find a single gene plays a major role in the mental effects of aging

The Mental Effects of Aging<p>As animals get older, the electrophysiology of their hippocampal connections begins to degrade. A new study appears to …

People With Parkinson's Have Two Crucial Brain Differences Compared To Healthy People

This could help develop new treatments.<p>Scientists have identified two previously unrecognised differences between the brains of patients with …

Neuroscience

UAV photogrammetry for mapping vegetation in the low-Arctic - Arctic Science

ACIA. 2004. Impacts of a warming Arctic: Arctic climate impact assessment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Google Scholar<p>Axelsson, P. 2000. …

Google Scholar

What Is “Bokeh” and How Do Depth of Field, Focal Length, and Aperture Interact? (VIDEO)

The term “bokeh” is a common buzzword among photographers these days, used to describe the subjective quality of defocused areas in an scene—either …

Three Things ALCTS Members Can Do to Advocate for Net Neutrality

ALCTS members can advocate now for continuing net neutrality protections.

Verizon Protests Today at 700 Locations Nationwide as People Rise Up Against Ajit Pai's Plan to Undo Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, thousands of Net Neutrality supporters will protest outside more than 700 Verizon stores in all 50 states plus the District …

The man who could doom net neutrality: Ajit Pai ignores outcry from all sides

Over the last few weeks, critics have attacked Ajit Pai online, protesters have covered his house in cardboard signs and he has publicly squabbled with celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Mark Ruffalo and Cher.<p>Why? Because Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and former …

Net Neutrality

I’m a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

“There are two ideas of government,” William Jennings Bryan declared in his 1896 “Cross of Gold” speech. “There are those who believe that if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea, however, has been that if …

'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' sends a blistering message on the nature of grief, revenge, violence and despair

It's not the titular "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" that cause a monumental fuss in that imaginary small town, it's what's unexpectedly written on them.<p>Blank for years, hugging a bend in the road like lonely sentinels doggedly doing their duty, they send a blistering message in …

Woody Harrelson

There's a Brain Quirk That Could Explain Why Some People Think They Are Psychic

Magical thinking.<p>Throughout history, there have been individuals who believe they've caught a sense of events yet to come.<p>True clairvoyance is …

Consciousness

Show This Insanely Viral Video To Anyone Who Doesn’t Understand What ‘Privilege’ Means

This teacher’s tactic makes effects of privilege clear<p>In 2017, the concept of privilege is a hot button issue. Yet despite how frequently the term is …

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies

Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family farms broken up to pay inheritance taxes, magical claims about self-financing tax cuts, and so on go all the way back to the 1970s. But the selling of tax cuts under …

Economics

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.<p>The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was …

Archaeology

A US design firm has plans for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid

A New York design firm called Clouds Architecture Office has proposed a tower that would hang from an asteroid 31,068 miles above Earth.<p>The Analemma Tower would be the tallest building ever made. The plans say it would be powered by solar panels and those panels would constantly be exposed to …

NASA's new ion thruster breaks records, could take humans to Mars

Ionic Propulsion from NASA<p>NASA’s new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with the …

Space Travel

Climate Change Is Ruining Farmers' Lives, But Only A Few Will Admit It

They're embracing new practices in hopes of influencing an industry stuck in the past.<p>When Christina Carter started growing vegetables 12 years ago, she looked forward to winters because they offered her the chance to recover from the strenuous growing and harvesting seasons.<p>That’s no longer the …

Mail on Sunday launches the first salvo in the latest war against climate scientists | John Abraham

David Rose penned an attack described by expert as “so wrong it’s hard to know where to start”<p>In this new political era, climate scientists and their science are under attack. The attack is from multiple fronts, from threats to pull funding of the important instruments they use to measure climate …

Climate Change

Drastic cooling in North Atlantic beyond worst fears, scientists warn

Climatologists say Labrador Sea could cool within a decade before end of this century, leading to unprecedented disruption, reports Climate News Network<p>For thousands of years, parts of northwest Europe have enjoyed a climate about 5C warmer than many other regions on the same latitude. But new …

Global Warming

Sea Levels Could Rise 8 Feet: See How That Will Drown Your City

These animated videos show the findings of a new report on sea level rise, so you can fully understand that Manhattan streets and Fenway Park might be underwater by 2070.<p>By the end of the century, global sea levels could rise as much as 8.2 feet, according to a recent study. A new series of …

Sea Level

Why Sleeping Shrinks Your Brain

If you haven't yet read Ariana Huffington's <i>The Sleep Revolution</i> or been otherwise inspired/terrified/shamed into reevaluating your sleep habits, …

Trump's 2018 NASA Budget Request Would Scrap Asteroid Redirect Mission

The Trump administration released its 2018 budget request today (March 16), a proposal that calls for the cancellation of NASA's …

We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

Powering Life<p>Scientists have discovered that a version of the Krebs cycle, the heart of the cellular metabolic network, can take place without the …

Biology

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

Climate Change

Approaching “societal collapse”: New equation shows how quickly humans are wrecking the planet | Salon.com

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian and author of the book "Sapiens", which provides a sprawling and incisive historical account of our species. His new book, "Homo Deus," offers a similar expansive view of our future. In a recent TED Dialogue, Harari explored the need for a change in both our …