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What Happens in the Brains of Blind People Who Do Math

The brain, neuroscientists have long known, has a pretty remarkable ability to rewire and adapt itself on the fly — one of the most notable things …

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism

Copyright © 2009-2010 by Nobo Komagata (http://nobo.komagata.net/pub/Komagata09-Xtachment.html, http://nobo.komagata.net/pub/Komagata09-Xtachment.pdf)<p>…

We asked hundreds of scientists what they’d change about science. Here are 33 of our favorite responses.

We recently asked scientists a simple question: If you could change one thing about how science works today, what would it be and why?<p>We heard back from 270 scientists around the world, including graduate students, senior professors, laboratory heads, and Fields Medalists. And they told us that in …

The Best Vacation for Your Zodiac Sign

If you're a Pisces, it totally makes sense for you to go to the beach.<p>Is vacation all you ever wanted? It will be, if you take your astrological chart into account. We got the scoop from astrologer Kelli Fox on the best way for you to escape, plus a little more (recommendation) help care of …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Posters

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer's

<b>Scientists believe injections of a natural protein may lessen the symptoms and progress of Alzheimer's dementia after promising early trials in mice.</b><p>The treatment - IL 33 - appeared to improve memory and help clear and prevent brain deposits similar to those seen in people with …

Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – March 2016

In this article I present a selection of publications that came out in March. There were many interesting developments, both in fundamental …

Did Tom Wolfe's bold predictions about human nature come true?

Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. Titled Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died, the 1996 article explores how ideas from brain science were beginning to transform our understanding of human nature and extend the horizons of our scientific …

Tom Wolfe

See All 26 Letters of the Alphabet Spelled Out in Stunning Space Photography

A: Utah’s Green River doubling back on itself—a feature known as Bowknot Bend—photographed by an astronaut from the Inte<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

These award-winning photos capture nature at its most savage and striking

LONDON — The winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards were announced this week — and it's fair to say they all look pretty …

Photography

Bat Tongues, A Marijuana Forest, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Give your mind a break with fluid dynamics videos

Pretty colors<p>We all have our strategies for a quick relaxation session: photos of serene wilderness, beautiful space images, cat videos. But for those of you who miss screensavers or music visualizations, I have a suggestion: fluid dynamics videos.<p>Take, for example, this timelapse video of clouds …

10 books that will expand your brain

And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or built a robot. Or discovered DNA or walked between the twin towers.<p>He or She DID something. …

The Lake of Life

Contemplating our home in the universe from the small island of Mors in Denmark.<p>Rusian Merzlyakov posted this photo to EarthSky Facebook on Sunday. …

Transhumanists are on a quest to discover eternal life. Is the citizen science they use the future of technology?

Immortality aside, DIY "bio-hacking" could provide solutions to everyday problems, despite the risks involved<p>For the last week I’ve been travelling around California and Nevada on a 40 foot, 1978 bus that’s designed to look like a massive coffin, with the words "Immortality Bus" painted down both …

Singularity

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Retrieving Hidden Traumatic Memories

<b>Special brain mechanism discovered to store stress-related, unconscious memories.</b><p>Some stressful experiences – such as chronic childhood abuse – are …

Neuroscience