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Latest fast radio burst adds to mystery of their source

(Phys.org)—An international team of space researchers has reported on the detection of a new fast radio burst (FRB) and their efforts to trace its …

Universe

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

The First Human-Pig Hybrid Embryo Has Been Created in The Lab

A big step towards lab-grown organs.<p>For the first time, researchers have successfully grown human cells inside early-stage pig embryos in the lab, …

Biotechnology

9 Things Passionate People Do Differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it's who you are, not just what you do. Passion makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start your day.<p>Dr. Robert Vallerand at the University of Quebec has studied passion …

Self-improvement

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

Universe

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over 65 who have the mental function of those …

Humanity

A Few Reasons Science Is Afraid of Animal Consciousness

Slowly, slowly, animal cognition — or, gasp, consciousness! — is becoming a valid, fruitful scientific pursuit: over the past year, scientists have …

Consciousness

18 Expert-Tested Ways to Prevent a Hangover

There's more to it than just chugging some water before you fall asleep.<p>Ask any expert, and they'll tell you that the best way to avoid a hangover is to lay off the booze, mostly because there's no hard-and-fast, research-backed remedy.<p>But the truth is that sometimes, even experts who know better …

Alcohol

Jarvis is real! Mark Zuckerberg has spent 2016 building an Iron Man-style AI that controls his life

Mark Zuckerberg has ended 2016 having completed his personal challenge to build a Jarvis-style AI to run his home.<p>He announced at the start of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.<p>The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to …

Space Exploration

10 Proven Ways To Be More Attractive To The Opposite Sex

Entrepreneurs, here's a 7-step plan for takeoff

<b>Q: Hello, Steve! What with it being almost fall, and with my kids going back to school, I think it is time to finally start that business I have always dreamed of. Would I do it? Can I do it? Should I do it? I don’t know! Do you? – Simone</b><p><b>(Part 2 of 2 | Part one)</b><p><b>A:</b> How do you start a business? In …

Small Business

Physicist Creates Lab-Sized "Black Hole"

The experiment's results may finally prove that Hawking radiation exists.<p>Black holes swallow up everything, and nothing escapes. This property, the most iconic characteristic of these mysterious space phenomena, had its first major challenge this week when Technion professor Jeff Steinhauer posted …

Gravitational Waves Found Again: Here’s How They Could Whisper The Universe’s Secrets

The international team of physicists and astronomers responsible for the discovery of gravitational waves back in February has announced the …

Physics

Scientists Just Discovered a Black Hole That's Blasting The Fastest 'Space Wind' in The Known Universe

Wind speeds of 200 million km/h.<p>Astronomers have discovered the fastest ultraviolet winds ever recorded in the Universe, swirling around a …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

Consciousness

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

5 types of emotional intelligence all great leaders have mastered

The ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness can be a powerful tool for leading a team.<p>The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and …

Take A Moment And Assess Your Workspace For Productivity [Infographic]

Your workspace should be a comfortable combination of personality and productivity; a space that you enjoy working in, but also one that helps you …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Stanford Physics Prof Explains Why Gravitational Waves Are Among Mankind's Greatest Discoveries

<i>These Questions originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answers by Peter Graham, Stanford Physics Professor and Gravitational Wave Researcher, on Quora.</b><p><b>Q: What impact does the discovery of gravitational waves</b> …

Physics

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books have had a significant impact on their success, and they have shared their must-read lists with me. Enjoy!<p>Karen Hough, founder and CEO, …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Time Management