Stephanie McAffee

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Trump says he takes Putin’s word over US intelligence, believes Russia did not meddle in election

President Donald Trump on Saturday told reporters that he not only believes Vladimir Putin when he says Russia didn’t meddle in the 2016 election, …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Here's what happens when two hurricanes collide

What happens when two hurricanes collide?<p>The phenomenon is called the Fujiwhara effect.<p>Named for Japanese meteorologist Sakuhei Fujiwhara, who originally described it in 1921.<p>If two cyclones pass within 900 miles of each other, they can start to orbit.<p>What happens next depends on the size of each …

Triceratops Skull, Skeleton Discovered Together in Rare Find

A construction crew in Colorado was forced to stop work on a new fire and police station recently when one of the workers hit something unusual: a …

Dinosaurs

Elon Musk's brother opened a shipping container farm in Brooklyn — and he's calling it a 'real-food revolution'

"Square Roots" urban farm is growing farm-fresh vegetables inside shipping containers in a parking lot in Brooklyn. They use less water and space than a traditional farm and can grow year round.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Experts Slam 'Unsettling' A.I. that Claims to Identify Gay People

A system that claims to be able to detect whether a person is heterosexual based on a face scan has drawn intense criticism from experts, with some …

University of Toronto

Does music give you goosebumps? Your brain could be wired differently, study suggests

This small piece of research provides interesting insight into how we experience emotion<p>We all love listening to our favourite songs, but is there a …

The Brain

Wasted Orange Peels Turn Barren Landscape Into Dense Forest

Imagine if some of Earth's most barren wastelands could be transformed into dense, productive forests by the most unlikely of helpers: discarded …

Ecology

Incredible footage from space shows massive lightning storms in Hurricane Irma

All these flashing yellow dots are lightning storms.<p>They're all part of Hurricane Irma.<p>The storms were tracked by NOAA over a period of 80 hours from September 4th to the 9th.<p>There's a lot of lightning around the eye.<p>This is unusual — hurricanes usually don't have a lot of lightning.<p>That's because …

Research reveals how humans develop echolocation skills

Ongoing research in Sweden reveals that when navigating by echolocation, as blind people do, our powers of hearing can be used in ways we never …

Bioengineering

'Bad habit' neurons identified

Be it smoking, late-night snacking, or nail biting, our bad habits get the best of us despite our efforts to break them. But could there be a single …

Neuroscience

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic caves

<b>Animals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.</b><p>Australian researchers said that Mount Erebus, an active volcano on Antarctica's Ross Island, is surrounded by caves hollowed out in the ice by steam.<p>Soil samples retrieved from the caves have revealed …

How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence

You may want to think about adding avocados, olive oil, and nuts to your grocery list, since a new study has suggested that the monounsaturated fatty …

University of California

<b>Higher levels of education are tied to later ages of peak cognitive functioning, according to new research published today in the journal PLoS One.</b><p>The study, led by UC Berkeley researchers, examined relationships between educational attainment, cognitive performance and learning in order to …

Higher Education

What should you do if a friend has a seizure?

Ten percent of people are expected to experience a seizure at some point during their lifetime, but would you know what to do if someone was having a …

Here's How Dirty Your Money Really Is

When you pay for food, do you wash your hands before sitting down to eat? If not, you may want to start, because a growing body of research suggests …

Microbiology

Pluto’s Surface Features Get Their First Official Names

It's been just over two years since New Horizons buzzed by Pluto, giving us our first close-up look at the dwarf planet's surface. Now, astronomers …

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

Things like managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and losing extra weight are good for your brain too.<p><i>This article originally appeared on</i> …

The Brain

Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced future?

<b>To write this article, I drank a beverage containing an effective cognitive enhancer - something that helps me - almost daily - to focus.</b><p>In my pocket, I carry an extension of my memory, on which I made notes for this very story.<p>Caffeine and smart phones might not strike most people as human …

Why Teenage Brains Are So Hard to Understand

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Childhood<i>, which is available in stores, at the TIME Shop and at …

The Brain

Hard-to-see experimental device Luke Kuechly wears on field might save his brain

Inside the Carolina Panthers locker room on Thursday, amid the clutter of bags being packed and prepped for the team’s first road trip of the 2017 …

NFL

How the Deadliest Frogs on Earth Avoid Poisoning Themselves

Poison dart frogs have an ominous and well-deserved reputation as a lot of death stuffed into a teeny, neon package, and none is more dangerous than …

Zoology

After a brain injury ruined his memory, student beats the odds, returns to class

After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Brett Becker faced a long recovery, but was determined to return to college. And he just did.<p>It's been a long medical journey that began in January 2016, when Becker was skiing with his family in Wisconsin. As he and his father, Bryan, skied down a run, …

The Brain

Alex Smith Made the Patriots Look Like Clowns

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After the final Chiefs player had run through the tunnel leading to the visitors’ locker room, one team employee in a bright red …

Vanilla Cake With Chocolate Frosting

This moist and delicious vanilla cake can be frosted with the included chocolate frosting, or use another frosting. This cake would be great with a …

Dessert