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Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

The Brain

First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity

(Phys.org)—Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature …

Starwatch: The January night sky

With some of the best starry skies of the year, a meteor shower, all the planets and a surprising comet, January should be a fascinating month in astronomy.<p>Orion climbs from the E horizon at nightfall to rule our S sky for much of the night. Jupiter rises in the ENE 90 minutes before our chart …

Routine genetic testing rolled out in cancer fight

Testing cancer patients' genetic code to understand the genetic mutations that cause the illness to become routine part of NHS care, it is hoped<p>Plans for widespread DNA testing for genetic mutations will see tens of thousands of patients diagnosed and treated faster for conditions like …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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