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The First SpaceX Hyperloop Could Be Built in Europe

At long last, Elon Musk and SpaceX are building a Hyperloop.<p>Here's what a Hyperloop looks like (in concept, at least). Image source:Tesla Motors.<p>We actually reported <i>that</i> story back in February, referencing SpaceX's plan to partner with engineering firm <b>AECOM</b> to build a superfast Hyperloop test track …

High-speed Rail

How to Make Your Face Look More Intelligent, According to Science

Looking smarter isn’t just about slapping on a pair of nerd glasses. To give off a brainy vibe, you may want to adjust your facial expression.<p>A new …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That's Evolved to Eat Plastic

A team of Japanese scientists has discovered a bacteria that’s evolved to break down and consume PET—one of the world’s most environmentally damaging …

Could The Large Hadron Collider Make An Earth-Killing Black Hole?

Every time we push the frontiers of knowledge, it comes with a risk, and it comes with the prospect of a reward. The risks are many: failure to find anything new, futility of the experiment to function as designed, and even the possibility of damage and destruction if things go awry. But the …

Physics

All 2.3 Million Species Are Mapped into a Single Circle of Life

Since Charles Darwin's day, biologists have depicted how new organisms evolve from old ones by adding branches to numerous trees that represent …

Additional telescope mirror reflects new possibilities in astronomy

On March 3rd, a team of engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center succeeded in installing the secondary mirror onto the frame of the future …

The Science Of Pornography Addiction & What It Can Do To Your Brain

I'm in!<p>Did you know that pornography constitutes approximately 25% of all search engine requests? Pornography websites rank among the top in the …

Can Photonic Propulsion Make The Trip To Mars Faster?

<i>Could photonic propulsion be a game changer for quickly getting to Mars? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Casey Handmer, Physics Ph.D and Mars enthusiast, on Quora:</b><p>The question refers to an …

Space Travel

Ask Ethan: Is This Actually A Hole In The Universe?

There’s a lot of brilliant, scientifically accurate information out there on the internet, to be sure. But arguably, there are a lot <i>more</i> sites devoted to generating clicks and traffic irrespective of what’s scientifically true, and it’s often very hard for a non-specialist to tell them apart. For …

Astronomy

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

Neuroscience

Conditions for life may hinge on how fast the universe is expanding

Scientists have known for several years now that stars, galaxies, and almost everything in the universe is moving away from us (and from everything …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

The Brain

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

The Milky Way's central molecular zone

The center of our Milky Way galaxy lies about 27,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius. At its core is a black …

Black Holes

Not Everyone Has The Ability to Compose Music, And Your Genes Could Explain Why

Thank your genes for your creativity.<p>Creativity is hard trait to explain - particularly when it comes to trying to figure out how much of it is …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Lab-grown sperm cells have produced viable baby mice

Who runs the world? Girls might soon get their chance, now that Chinese scientists have published a new study in the Journal Cell Stem Cell …

Physicists find signs of four-neutron nucleus

The suspected discovery of an atomic nucleus with four neutrons but no protons has physicists scratching their heads. If confirmed by further …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

How can we measure the phenomenon of human consciousness?<p>A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD …

Nobel Prize

The left half - right half divide in human brains is a myth, scientist says

Whilst few people would claim to be well versed in the nuances of neuroscience, one idea about the human brain seems to have captured the public …

Indian scientist part of global team on ‘journey to centre of earth’

A team of geologists has undertaken an ambitious mission reminiscent of Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, and playing the role of …

Philosphy

22 Science Tweets That Will Actually Make You Laugh

"You guys seriously haven't lived until you're capable of metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to your environment."

Pew Research Center

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston Dynamics, has revealed the latest iteration of its Atlas robot, most recently …

Robotics

Testosterone beyond Sex

When we think about sex hormones, notably estrogens and androgens, we usually associate them with sex, gender and body development. Like all …

How VR and AR will be training tomorrow’s workforce

Some scenarios are impossible to realistically recreate in training. A trainee surgeon can read all of the books he likes on medicine and observe other surgeons performing procedures, but neither will give him a true feel for what it’s like in the operating room.<p>Hazardous occupations are similarly …

Augmented Reality