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Protect Your Brain by Watching Your Weight, Says New Cambridge Study

Science is uncovering more and more evidence that what we eat affects our brains. There’s even evidence that obesity has real consequences in the …

Biomedicine

Hot 'new' material found to exist in nature - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in …

Another Earth? Kepler astronomers pinpoint likeliest candidates

Looking for another Earth? An international team of researchers has pinpointed which of the more than 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA’s Kepler …

Universe

Spinning electrons could lead to new electronics

Among the unusual properties of graphene, one of the most exciting and least understood is the additional degree of freedom experienced by electrons.

Particle Physics

Simulations show a single photon can simultaneously excite two atoms

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with affiliations to institutions in Italy, Japan and the U.S. has created a simulation that suggests that it …

Quantum Mechanics

Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more

Were you annoyed as a kid, when your parents told you to clean your room, sent you to bed early and scolded you for cursing? There might be a reason …

Scientists Just Discovered a Bizarre Cosmic Phenomenon That Creates Space Crystals

Scientists may have figured out an important part of the process that allows habitable rocky planets to form. New research suggests that when giant …

Wireless 'Neural Dust' Could Monitor Your Brain

Sand-sized sensor implants give instant feedback from nerve cells<p>Science fiction that features wires connecting brains to computers might now be obsolete. Wireless powered implants, each smaller than a grain of rice, could serve as "neural dust" that can one day scan and stimulate brain cells. Such …

Breakthroughs

Science says that if you stay up late, you’re probably smarter

<i>The New York Times</i> just published the cutest article about President Obama’s work habits, and how he works alone late into the night, snacking on …

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions …

Stressful job? It might help you fight off Alzheimer's

Lawyers, teachers and doctors have a better chance of fighting off the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, because of the complex nature of their jobs, scientists said yesterday.<p>Researchers found that people whose jobs combined complex thinking with social engagement with others – such as social …

Dementia

Almost half of Earth's ecosystems have dropped below 'safe' levels of biodiversity — here's why that's troubling

The study, conducted by Tim Newbold, a post-doctoral scientist and the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research at University College London, aimed to analyze the level of biodiversity on the planet, but its impacts reach further than ecology, affecting food production, personal well-being, …

Ecology

Autonomous space robots could assemble large telescopes, habitats

A gathering of young space professionals in Washington last week featured a discussion of how autonomous robots could build the next generation of …

Watch a Powerful Electromagnet Shrink a Quarter Down to Half Its Size

Remember when we saw Physics Girl explode a soda can in half thanks to the power of electromagnets? In that same video, Dianna Cowern also showed us …

Kickstarter Project Aims to 'Back Up Humanity' in Cosmic Cloud

All of the books ever written, the genetic blueprint for human life and much of the other information that defines us as a species could soon be …

Here's Everything That Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

It is time to set the record straight and explain just how crucial sleep is to cognitive ability, concentration, emotional well-being, and other qualities necessary to climb to the top.<p>When most people consider the keys to career success, they think of habits such as diligence, creativity, …

Self-improvement

A broken telescope just discovered 104 new planets

Whenever you feel like things are just too tough, remember what K2 has been through. The space robot formerly known as Kepler should have been put out of commission by a 2013 hardware failure, but some genius engineering gave it a second life. Instead of joining the ranks of defunct satellites and …

Universe

Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines

If there’s any subject that perfectly encapsulates the idea that science is hard to understand, it’s quantum physics. Scientists tell us that the miniature denizens of the quantum realm behave in seemingly impossible ways: they can exist in two places at once, or disappear and reappear somewhere …

An Element of Protection

One of the most abundant elements in the universe and on earth, magnesium—which is literally stardust—is essential to the function of the human body …

Why Making Is Essential to Learning

More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as …

Pedagogy

Physicists Show That Gravity Isn't Affected by The Quantum World

Weird AF.<p>When it comes to physics, gravity rules pretty much everything we can see in the Universe - it keeps planets orbiting stars, stars orbiting …

Scientists Discover How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stimulating the vagus nerve with a bioelectric device suppresses inflammation to treat rheumatoid arthritis Image: Getty ImagesBy selectively …

Arthritis

‘Harry Potter’ Invisibility Cloak: Scientists Close In On Developing Cloak That Eludes Electromagnetic Waves

The invisibility cloak from the iconic “Harry Potter” may not be as far-fetched a dream as many consider it to be. Scientists have developed a …

Deepest view of the Orion Nebula reveals shocking discoveries (Synopsis)

“…innumerable stars, thousands of double and multiple systems, clusters in one blaze with their tens of thousands of stars, and the nebulae amazing …

Nebulas

Scientists make single-atom memory from copper and chlorine

In 1960, U.S. physicist Richard Feynman famously predicted the coming age of nanotechnology in an essay entitled "There’s Plenty of Room at the …

Nanotech

NASA Shapes the Future of Space Design and Exploration with its Mixed Reality Program

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena is a small city of sleek, modern towers propped tight between the San Gabriel Mountains and the dry arroyo landscape of Southern California. Inside, the smartest minds on the planet gather daily to design, build, and launch rockets, satellites, and …

Augmented Reality

Scientists develop way to upsize nanostructures into light, flexible 3-D printed materials

For years, scientists and engineers have synthesized materials at the nanoscale level to take advantage of their mechanical, optical, and energy …