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Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

7. Imaginary Colours

Stare at the lighthouse on top of the island in the picture above. Really stare at it and don't look anywhere else. After a little while, the image …

Scientists discover a new kind of stem cell

Scientists at Michigan State University have discovered a new kind of stem cell, one that could lead to advances in regenerative medicine as well as …

Neandertals may have used chemistry to start fires

Scientists know a lot about Neandertals these days, from their hair color to their mating habits. Still, a basic mystery remains: Did they know how …

Chemistry

Why we will still need oil and gas in the future

At the same time, alternatives to oil and gas are becoming increasingly viable. Electric cars may become more commonplace in the future. And …

Why do some chimps throw rocks at trees?

Chimpanzees are our closest evolutionary cousins, but if you see one with a stone in its hand you might want to keep your distance. Recent research …

West Africa

Interference at a double slit made of two atoms

Scientists observe unusual interference phenomena by scattering laser light from two atoms trapped inside an optical resonator.

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 …

Hip-Hop

Kamasi Washington's Contemplative And Heady Epic<p>The renowned revivalist delivers a dense, adventurous collection of tunes with 'Heaven and Earth'<p>Aaron Williams 06.25.18 8 hours ago<p>The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 3 days ago 2 Comments<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was …

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Biology

31 most anticipated albums of 2016

<b>Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor, Jan. 15</b><p>After a few years out of the spotlight, Panic! frontman Brendon Urie will return to the band for a …

Scientists fit Praying Mantises with 3D glasses for vision testing

Scientists have fitted one of the coolest bugs in the world with some very slick shades. The images you see here are Praying Mantises that were …

Watch David Bowie grill MTV about excluding black artists

David Bowie is famous for pushing boundaries and challenging attitudes, but this did not stop with his gender-bending or eccentric sense of style. He also used his own success as a platform to challenge discrimination of others in the media. Looking peachy in this MTV interview from 1983, Bowie …

David Bowie

Kendrick Lamar Is Making History With His "Untitled" Series, Not Records

Toward the end of his electric performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Kendrick Lamar let it be known:<p>"You ain’t gotta tell me that I’m …