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Scientists capture most intimate view yet of human conception

Birds do it. Bees do it.<p>But until now, no one has been entirely sure how humans do it – at least at the molecular level.<p>Using high-powered X-rays and sophisticated computer algorithms, two teams of researchers – one based in Canada, one in Japan – have revealed the mysterious connection that allows …

Selfishness Is Learned - Issue 37: Currents

Many people cheat on taxes—no mystery there. But many people don’t, even if they wouldn’t be caught—now, <i>that’s</i> weird. Or is it? Psychologists are …

Philosophy

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

Gaming

Smoking cannabis every day can distort brain activity, research suggests

Smoking cannabis on a regular basis changes the brain’s natural reward circuits, according to new research. This could affect peoples’ ability to …

Cannabis

Why don’t birds get lost? They may have mastered quantum mechanics.

In the moment after their plane was hit, there was no time to think, let alone radio their position. The four Royal Air Force pilots ditched their broken bomber and dropped into the North Sea, near Britain. It was February 23, 1942 — and it should have been their last day on Earth.<p>Floundering in …

Quantum Physics

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

7 qualities in men that women find attractive

Luckily for you, many scientists have wondered what women want. And they've done studies to figure it out. Here are seven traits that researchers have concluded women find irresistible.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Darren Weaver and Rebecca Harrington</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>Sources:</i><i>Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of</i> …

We May Soon Capture The First Real Image Of A Black Hole

Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm<p>Humans have never actually seen a black hole with our eyes. A new computer algorithm, created by MIT graduate student Katie Bouman and her team, will hopefully change that.<p>Since black holes are surprisingly small, we need a gigantic telescope to look at them. …

Women Are Twice as Likely as Men to Develop Anxiety: Here's Why

“I wish I was more anxious,” said no one, ever. But anxiety happens—and, according to new research, it happens to women way more than it does to men.<p>A new Cambridge University scientific review published in the journal <i>Brain and Behavior</i> found that women are twice as likely to experience anxiety …

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

TED Talks

135 Couples Told Scientists How Depression Affects Their Relationships

Depression can feel isolating, like it’s you — and only you — against your own mind. And yet, the mental illness affects the people closest to you …

Mental Health

Creating attosecond laser pulses by inducing 'high harmonic generation' in a solid

To observe something as small and fast as an electron rushing to form a chemical bond, you need a bright light with an incredibly small wavelength …

The 1 Tactic All Successful Salespeople Use, According to Science | Inc.com

In 1960, toymaker Harold von Braunhut created a product he felt certain would be his biggest hit to date--a dehydrated strain of brine shrimp that could be reanimated simply by adding water. He named his product Instant Life and waited for the dollars to roll in.<p>The product flopped …

Customers

Science shows these are the only kinds of bug spray that actually work

The virus is spread by aggressive mosquitoes that bite during the day, and in addition to wearing long sleeves and pants, or staying inside, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends anyone over two months old should use insect repellent in areas where mosquitoes are …

Here's Stephen Hawking's Incredible Solution to His Black Hole Information Paradox

His mind was truly incomparable.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds of our lifetime, has passed away - leaving behind a lot of heartbroken …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Science often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to satisfy your curiosity on subjects ranging from computer …

Human Rights

This Interactive Tool Shows You What Sugar Is Doing To Your Body

It’s no secret that overdoing sugar isn’t good for your teeth or your waistline. But a diet consistently high in sugar can be bad news for many parts …

Diabetes

The Science of To-Do Lists: What Charles Duhigg Knows about Getting Things Done

<b>Charles Duhigg:</b> Before I started working on this book I wrote to do lists the same way that most people write to do lists. And it turns out this is …

Time Management

The ancient art of kung fu goes digital - CNN Style

Kung Fu

Whom do we fear or trust? Faces instantly guide us, scientists say

What's in a face?<p>Plenty, according to scientists at Princeton University.<p>A pair of Princeton psychology researchers has developed a computer program …

This 90-Second Video Will Totally Change The Way You See The World

Africa, wth??<p>We've all looked at enough maps in our lifetime to have a pretty good understanding of the size of the continents and countries that …

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Kicks A Hornet’s Nest By Attacking Liberals Who Deny Science

When it comes to science, Neil deGrasse Tyson is there to defend its good name no matter who is attacking. That’s why things got a little testy on Real Time on Friday after Tyson opened up about liberals who deny science, namely the anti-vaccine group and those who tout alternative …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Researchers explore the science of awe

Think about a time you've experienced awe. Maybe you were gazing up at a massive mountain range, or looking down into the depths of an infant's eyes, or watching lightning as it seemed to crack the sky open. Maybe you felt humbled, or shaken; maybe you were struck by the vastness of the universe …

University of Pennsylvania

WATCH: You Are Actually Two Brains Living in One Person

This is really freaking us out.<p>People toss around the term "mind-blowing" a lot these days, but when it comes to knowledge that is capable of …

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The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

Relationships