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This Is The Sound of Gravitational Waves from Two Black Holes Merging

Radio observations found the missing piece of Einstein's work. Here's what it sounded like.<p>Space isn't silent. In fact, it's a fairly noisy place ... you just have to know where to tune in. Yesterday's discovery of gravitational waves completed the picture of Einstein's theory of relativity by …

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Scanning for terrorism - brain fingerprinting offers new hope in anti-terrorism fight

The brain responds differently when exposed to information it already knows, compared with unknown information. An electrical signal is emitted from …

New Study Shows Late-Night Snacking May Have Strange Effect on Your Brain

You may want to reconsider that ice cream sandwich before heading to bed, and not just for the benefit of your figure: A recent UCLA study suggests …

Can wearing a ‘musical tampon’ while pregnant stimulate your unborn child’s brain?

When I was pregnant with my first child 12 years ago, I regularly placed headphones on my stomach while I sat for hours at my work computer. My unborn child was regularly treated to a sophisticated medley of the great classical works by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart (and well, let’s be honest here, a …