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Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

How Would Alien Astronomers from Andromeda Detect Life On Earth?

"On Earth these are just niche environments, but on other worlds, these life forms might just have the right make to dominate, and now we have a …

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale As Soon As 2017

It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, “Back To The Future” and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.<p>Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its …

Flying Car

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the whole world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi …

Wireless Charging

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty ocean with more water than Earth

A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.<p>The ocean on …

Mediators propose CERN-like organization for Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project (HBP) should be remade into an international organization modeled on CERN or the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EPFL) …

Neuroscience

Scientist proves DNA can be reprogrammed by words and frequencies

(Collective Evolution) The human DNA is a biological internet and superior in many aspects to the artificial one...

DNA

The Nondual Roots of Indian Thought and Religion

Nondualism was developed earliest, and was most thoroughly explored, in India. Yet the first Indian scriptures, <i>the Vedas</i> (roughly 1000 BCE) are …

Newly Discovered Brain Pathway Could Solve Antipsychotic Mystery

<b>It’s been “known” for decades: Sensory, motor and cognitive signals come in from the brain’s cortex and are processed in the basal ganglia. The basal</b> …

Neuroscience

10 Novels Sexier Than '50 Shades of Grey'

Add these to your reading list if you loved the '50 Shades' series.<p>Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up! Imagine my tremendous disappointment, then, to discover that <i>Fifty Shades</i> …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Light on Distant Planet

Ceres, a dwarf planet in the same category as Pluto and the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is shining two bright …

The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Universe

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

Astronomers Have Discovered Eight Potentially Habitable Planets

Astronomers have announced that they have discovered eight more planets that likely exist in temperature ranges where life could exist.<p>The astronomers began their research path by examining candidates for planets that had been identified by NASA’s Kepler mission. The candidates were analyzed using …

Universe

17 Space Pictures That Will Actually Make You Think

The universe might be big and wonderful and scary, but that doesn't mean we can't understand it.

Astronomy

Goldilocks planet: Deep in space, we may have found our 'twin’

The discovery of an Earth-like planet raises the question: are aliens also looking at us?<p>The starry sky is now far more fascinating to us than it ever was to our forebears. Stars may seem just points of light, but we’ve learnt recently that most are orbited by retinues of planets, just as our Sun …

Universe