Trish Nicholl

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Sorry, Apple Photos, but I'm leaving you for Google Photos

When Google Photos launched two years ago, I installed it for one very simple reason: to backup all of my photos and videos to the cloud. It was a …

Tree Rings Suggest an Unexpected Solar Event Occurred 7,000 Years Ago

What happened to the Sun in 5480 BCE?<p>New research suggests that, around 7,000 years ago, Earth was blasted with a period of solar activity so …

Solar Cycle

Australian man, 28, sentenced to death in Thailand for murder of Hell's Angel member

A 28-year-old Australian man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for the murder of an Australian Hell’s Angel motorcycle gang member at a coastal resort town.<p>A Thai court found Antonio Bagnato, a kickboxer, killed Australian underworld figure Wayne Schneider after kidnapping him from outside …

A Surprising Number of Tech Workers Feel Discriminated Against

About a quarter of U.S. workers in the technology sector, which has faced criticism for a lack of diversity, said they felt discrimination at their …

Astronomers have spotted a black hole so ravenous, it's pushing the limits of physics

Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a decade — more than 10 times longer than any stellar meal detected before.<p>Not only is this by far the largest meal a black hole has been seen consuming, but the feast has been going on so …

Refugees crossing into Canada from US on foot despite freezing temperatures

A growing number of asylum seekers are braving freezing cold temperatures to walk into Canada from the US, driven by fears of what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for refugees, advocates say.<p>Last week, amid the chaos and uncertainty triggered by Trump’s travel ban, one agency dedicated to …

Squid Communicate With a Secret, Skin-Powered Alphabet

Squid and their cephalopod brethren have been the inspiration for many a science fiction creature. Their slippery appendages, huge proportions, and …

Hearing Loss at 20? CDC Says it's More Common Than You Think

Health news<p>Nearly 20 percent of people in their 20s already have some hearing loss, and more than half of people are not losing their hearing from loud noise at work, according to a new report.<p>The survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a surprising number of Americans have …

Hearing Loss

One-Third Don’t Know Obamacare and Affordable Care Act Are the Same

A sizable minority of Americans don’t understand that Obamacare is just another name for the Affordable Care Act.<p>This finding, from a poll by Morning Consult, illustrates the extent of public confusion over a health law that President Trump and Republicans in Congress hope to repeal.<p>In the survey, …

Health Care

You Could Pay Thousands Less For A Funeral Just By Crossing The Street

<i>This story is part one of a two-part investigation. Read part two here.</i><p>Ellen Bethea sat alongside her husband's hospital bed after doctors told her that Archie, the man she had been married to for almost five decades, wouldn't make it.<p>"As soon as everybody else was asleep and I was sitting there …

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

A new theory promises to unlock your body’s full potential—and is actually scientifically sound

Today tens of thousands of people are discovering that the environment contains hidden tools for hacking the nervous system. But no matter what they might be able to accomplish, they’re not superhuman—the fortitude they find comes from within the body itself. When they forego a few creature …

Here's What Happens When You Give Psychedelic Drugs To Spiritual Leaders

Researchers are working with religious teachers to better understand the healing potential of hallucinogens.<p>On April 20, 1962, a group of theology students and professors gathered outside Boston University’s Marsh Chapel, waiting for Good Friday services to begin. These particular services were to …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry

<b>Why some people become enraged by sounds such as eating or breathing has been explained by brain scan studies.</b><p>The condition, misophonia, is far more than simply disliking noises such as nails being scraped down a blackboard.<p>"I feel there's a threat and get the urge to lash out - it's the fight or …

Scientists Simulate a New Material That Could Be Even Weirder Than Graphene

Get ready for one-dimensional boron chains.<p>We all love graphene - the one-atom-thick sheets of carbon aren't just super flexible, harder than …

Cite this Article

Jet lag is hard to work through, but there are quick cures that may help.<p>(Photo: tired image by Elena Vdovina from Fotolia.com )<p>Jet lag is the bane of many frequent travelers. Since the human body hasn't quite evolved to include an automatic time zone adjuster, the fatigue and general haze of jet …

Jet Lag

Florida heroin bust reveals something bizarre: Drugs covered in Donald Trump’s face

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Heroin, like cocaine and marijuana, seems to inspire an endless supply of monikers once the drug hits the streets.<p>In case you needed a refresher, there’s “dope,” “smack,” “China white,” “brown sugar,” “Mexican mud,” “black tar,” “horse,” …

Florida

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

By Jaimie Seaton<p>By the time my daughter Christina was 4, she had attended the funerals of my elder sister and my mother, both of whom died of alcoholism-related illness at the respective ages of 42 and 67.<p>I don’t remember the first time Christina asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do …

Katrin Amunts is Making a Digital Atlas of the Human Brain

The celebrated German neuroscientist has spent her career pioneering the 3D reconstruction of the human brain.<p>The last decade has been a big one for neuroscience. Many of the large breakthroughs—from understanding how schizophrenic brains regenerate to how psychoactive drugs work on the brain—were …

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded middle seat, and flight delays can put a …

Would you take a new £1,300 DNA test that could save your life?

On a wet Wednesday morning I’m reading a glossy, A3-sized health report that promises to unpack the secrets of my DNA. It informs me that I’m twice as likely to get heart disease as the average person. How cheery: I’m in my mid-30s and have so far had a reasonably clean bill of health, so seeing …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

'Extinction therapy' could help smokers kick habit, study suggests

Technique aims to help smokers ‘unlearn’ associations that drive addiction by exposing them to triggers, such as footage of people smoking<p>It sounds like torment for the smoker attempting to quit: handling packets of cigarettes and watching footage of people smoking, without being allowed to light …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Why Don’t Humans Have a Mating Season? Turns out We Do, sort Of

Most animals mate at a certain time of year. One of our evolutionary advantages is we can continuously mate and have young. However, if you look at …

Biology

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …