Monica Salceda

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Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

People born to genetically-diverse parents likely to be taller and more intelligent, says study

The children of genetically-unrelated parents are more likely than those with similar genes to be taller and more intelligent according to the …

First of two July full moons on July 1

The first of two July 2015 full moons comes tonight. The second July full moon – aka a Blue Moon – will come on July 31.<p>July 2015 has two full moons. …

Astronomy

We’re so close to seeing Pluto it hurts

This new GIF from NASA cuts deep<p>Look at this GIF that NASA just released:<p>Watch Pluto slowly spin and increasingly come into focus while Charon, one of the dwarf planet's moons, dances in orbit. While you're staring, think about the nine-year-long journey through space that New Horizons — a …

Collinsium Was One Prickly Invertebrate

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>The Cambrian was the Age of Weird. True, this is a bias that stems from considering the modern world’s organisms as “normal”, or at least familiar, but it’s difficult to look at some of the world’s first animals without seeing evolutionary oddities that held the potential …

Pluto's Black Spots and Charon's Dark Pole Grow in New Horizons View

NASA's New Horizons mission is kicking off its climactic month of July with amazing views that clearly show Pluto's black spots and Charon's dark pole growing in the spacecraft's virtual windshield.<p>After traveling for nine years and 3 billion miles, the New Horizons probe is less than two weeks and …

Solar System

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Music is now live.</b> Here's what we thought of Apple's new music streaming service, and some tips and tricks for mastering it.<p><b>2. The first photos of the iPhone 6s just leaked.</b>It looks a lot like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the outside, but will see some internal changes.<p><b>3. In an interview</b> …

Apple Watch

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …