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Drug Researchers Find Brain Effects of MDMA Have Been Misread All Along

Studies don't actually represent typical MDMA users.<p>Anyone who took DARE in elementary school probably heard about how taking too much MDMA (aka …

Neuroscience

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Tech Trends

The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.<p>If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there <i>is</i> a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.<p>Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that …

U.S. Army

Faulty placenta may explain why some people get schizophrenia

A new origin for schizophrenia may have come to light: the placenta. A poorly-working placenta while in the womb may affect brain development, making …

Pregnancy

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

It's no secret that the Milky Way is big, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we ever imagined.<p>The research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly …

Universe

Thanks To AI, A 3rd Person Is Arrested Following A Pop Superstar's Concert

As people continue to feed more and more of their interior selves — our likes, dislikes, wants, needs, social cartographies — into digital networks that harvest and parse that information into profiles used to make money, a new frontier of monitoring that hones in on our physical features is …

Hong Kong

A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

Weather

Is Threat Intelligence Garbage?

Most security professionals in a recent survey said that threat intelligence doesn't work. So why all the hype?

Artificial Intelligence

Famous Neutron Star Just Glitched in a Huge Way

On November 8, 2017, a spinning neutron star inside one of the most studied objects in the sky “glitched” more than it had ever glitched before.<p>Back …

Deleting Facebook Won’t Protect Your Information, But Doing This Will

This week, news broke that the data analytics company Cambridge Analytica (which worked with the Trump campaign) had illegally mined data from 50 million Facebook users to spread disinformation. As a result, many internet users are decrying the platform, and the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending …

Social Media

All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

Exploding Head Syndrome

We talk to professor Brian Sharpless about a little-known sleep disorder called Exploding Head Syndrome and the research that hopes find a …

Sleep

Russian scientists zap tiny asteroids with lasers to protect Earth from deadly strike

Tiny asteroids measuring less than an inch wide have been blown up with lasers in lab to calculate how to prevent Earth being wiped out by a giant space rock.<p>A team of Russian researchers from Rosatom, the state nuclear energy corporation, and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) …

Asteroids

How Do You Stop A Panic Attack From Happening? Here’s How To Keep Yourself Grounded, According To Experts

Panic attacks can throw you for a loop (quite literally — they can make you dizzy), especially if you feel one coming on at school, at work, on a …

Google 'Distrust Dates' Are Coming Fast

All the tools are in place for the migration of SSL digital certificates on a scale that is unprecedented for the certificate authority industry. Are …

Information Security

74,000-Year-Old Fossils Uncover Humans Who Survived a Volcanic Winter

"Perhaps our study will waken people up to the potential of volcanic catastrophe."<p>About 74,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption more powerful than any …

Anthropology

Why Cats Knock Everything Over, According to Science

Mystery solved.<p>Cats are both feared and loved by their humans and the entire internet, mostly because of their bizarre behaviors. One of their …

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

How 'slow science' can improve the way we do and interpret research

Scientists don’t usually get involved in politics. But they took to the streets in last April’s March for Science, spurred by what they saw as the …

We may have uncovered the origins of the most mysterious particles in the universe

Unified Origin<p>One new theory could put some long-standing physics mysteries to rest. A recent astrophysical model suggests that three different types …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lands Heavy Blow in Debate Over Trump's Weight (Photo)

Celebrity scientist has his say about presidential physician’s assessment of chief executive<p>Way to hit below — or at least the general vicinity of — …

Donald Trump

Inverse-design approach leads to metadevices

Imagine wafer-thin eyeglasses or a smartphone camera so small it is invisible to the naked eye.

Scientists Warn World Is Now "More Vulnerable to Smallpox" After Controversial Virus Synthesis

Uh oh.<p>It's been described as the deadliest disease in human history, and scientists are warning the world may have just inched closer to seeing its …

When Scientists Preach to the Choir

It doesn't directly change the minds of those who mistrust science, but the indirect effect can be powerful

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

This Huge Study Is The Best Evidence Yet That Your Personality Changes Over Time

You're gonna be different when you're old.<p>You might be fundamentally <i>you</i> for your entire life, but don't expect your personality to stay the …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …