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Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain
Physics

NASA Reveals Striking Photo Of The Sun Smiling Into Space

It's actually a fascinating series of solar features.<p>Once you’ve seen it, there’s no unseeing it.<p>NASA has released a set of striking images which …

Astronomy

Ask Ethan: How Do Gravitational Waves Escape From A Black Hole?

Perhaps the greatest discovery of all announced in 2016 was the direct detection of gravitational waves. Even though they had been predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity 101 years prior, it took the development of a laser interferometer sensitive to ripples in space that would …

Black Holes

Fusion Gets Closer as Scientists Discover Plasma’s Secret

99% of the universe is believed to be comprised of plasma, a hot ionized gas made up equally of positively charged ions and negatively charged …

2016 November 28 - Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

<b>Arp 240: A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Space Telescope; <i>Processing & Copyright:</i> Chris</b> …

Cosmology

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Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? - Issue 42: Fakes

Perhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be …

Arthur C. Clarke

Complexity & Stupidity

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris talks to biologist David Krakauer about information, complex systems, and the future of …

Mathematics

40 Minutes of Lucid Dreaming

There was a time a few years back when I couldn’t sleep more than four hours a night. I would stay up thinking about work and relationships and …

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Vaping and health: From cancer to weight gain, all your major vape questions, answered

We get it, you vape. And if you don't, maybe you're curious: What is vaping? Is vaping bad for you? Will vaping give you popcorn lung, or cancer? …

Public Health

The secret life of a physicist: moments of transcendence offset by months of confusion

Having to move position so regularly means there is little stability, but there is something special about uncovering nuggets of universal truth about the cosmos<p>I’d wanted to be a physicist ever since I was a kid. Of course, back then I had no real idea what exactly a physicist did. What I did know …

Physics

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

Consciousness

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Dark Matter: Did we just hear the most exciting phrase in science?

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Dark Matter

These hauntingly beautiful images are proof that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is a gift to mankind

Crab, Carina, Eagle and Orion are among the colorfully explosive nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>According to reports, scientists at …

What is Einstein's theory of relativity?

Albert Einstein’s theories of special and general relativity rule the field of classical physics.<p>Their effects can be seen in our everyday lives and …

Physics

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Time crystals might exist after all (Update)

(Phys.org)—Are time crystals just a mathematical curiosity, or could they actually physically exist? Physicists have been debating this question …

Physics

Recreating Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

Simulated view of our Milky Way galaxy, seen from a nearly face-on angle. This image was created by simulating the formation of our galaxy using a …

Universe

Visualizing the universe - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

If space is the final frontier, OpenSpace could become the final frontier in space simulation software.<p>Computer scientists from the University of …

Three giant exoplanets found orbiting twin stars

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's beginning to look a lot like Star Wars in our universe. Ours just happens to have even more Tatooine-like planets attached to multiple stars.<p>This year, we've already seen discoveries like a planet orbiting two stars, then there was a planet orbiting three stars and now, researchers at …

Science