Pierre de Kock

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Here's why your brain is a time machine and why we're different from other animals

Our lives seem controlled – even constrained – by time. But unlike other animals, humans can revisit the past and have visions of the future, as …

The Brain

400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. E.T.</i><p>The mystery of tiny teardrop-shaped glass confections that can survive a hammer blow, yet …

Can Time Go Backwards?

In today’s day and age time is a commodity, always going forward, never going back. Or at least we assume it does. Physicists make no such …

Scientists Used Light to Enhance Memories in Mice While They Slept

When it comes to the role of sleep in memory formation, it’s all about the timing.<p>Back in high school, when tests were an unfortunately regular aspect of my life, I figured out a way to avoid as much studying as possible while also still getting a passing grade: sleep. I realized that when I would …

Seven benefits of kefir

Kefir is consumed around the world and has been for centuries. It is a fermented milk drink developed in the northern Caucasus Mountains, according …

The Shoulder Stability Exercise Anyone Who Lifts Weights Should Do

As someone who strength trains often, my shoulders are constantly put to work. They get hit anytime I press weight overhead or hoist my body to the …

Workouts