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The man whose medical condition limits him to two emotions: fear and anger

Stephen has been married twice. Two wedding days. Two <i>I dos</i>. Yet Stephen has no happy memories from either—or, in fact, from the marriages or any of his relationships.<p>He met his first wife on a pre-nursing course when he was just 16. Six years later, they were married. Three years after that, they …

Psychology

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

Pagans demand return of church buildings 'stolen' 1,300 years ago

A group of pagans has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury demanding two churches to make amends for those it says were stolen 1,300 years ago.<p>The Odinist Fellowship, which represents 1,000 members of the pagan religion, wrote to the Church of England last month asking for two churches to be …

Trump Damaged Democracy, Silicon Valley Will Finish It Off

Donald Trump’s rise is, in a sense, just one symptom of the damage the tech oligarchs are doing to America.<p>When Democrats made their post-election …

Reactions to Trump's statement on violence in Virginia

President Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration, drawing swift …

Neural networks can now help you colorize old photos like a pro

Colorization, or the process of adding color to monochrome photographs, is both art and science because it usually requires you to extrapolate hues for skin tone, clothing and physical objects. It also requires precision and practice to achieve good results. Now, newly trained neural networks are …

Deep Learning

Your Emotions Are a Social Construct

Our feelings aren’t baked-in, research suggests.<p>Throughout the day, you experience a variety of emotions. Anger, when someone cuts you off on the highway; fear, should you happen across a snake on your morning run; sadness, well, most nights when watching the news. The emotions come and go …

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

Today, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you <i>will</i> be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

Why Macron Won: Luck, Skill and France’s Dark History

PARIS — The French presidential runoff transcended national politics. It was globalization against nationalism. It was the future versus the past. Open versus closed.<p>But in his resounding victory on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist who has never held elected office, won because he was …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Ask Ethan: Is There Any Such Thing As Pure Energy?

Energy plays a tremendous role, not only in our technology-rich daily lives, but in fundamental physics as well. The chemical energy stored in gasoline gets converted into kinetic energy that propels our vehicles, while the electrical energy from our power planets gets converted into light, heat …

Physics

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

George Washington

Where you live affects your personality, study says

When people move across state lines, they usually think about what their new place will be like, their new neighbors, their new town -- in short, all the other changes that come with a change of address. But what most people don't consider is the way that the move will change them, too.<p>Studies show …

Putin’s Real Long Game

The world order we know is already over, and Russia is moving fast to grab the advantage. Can Trump figure out the new war in time to win it?<p>A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was …

Geopolitics

Water In Space: Does It Freeze Or Boil?

If you brought liquid water into outer space, would it freeze or would it boil? The vacuum of space is awfully different from what we’re used to here on Earth. Where you stand now, surrounded by our atmosphere and relatively close to the Sun, the conditions are just right for liquid water to stably …

A star will graze our solar system in a million years

In just over a million years, Earth inhabitants will get a closer look at a star than they might want. Gliese 710 is currently a safe 64 light years away, but scientists discovered in 1999 that the sun-like star was barreling directly toward us at around 32,000 mph. We've known for awhile that it …

Astronomy

Scientists Measure Antimatter for the First Time

Using a laser to excite the antiparticles (positrons and antiprotons), scientists can begin to measure the atomic structure of some of the most mysterious material in the universe.<p>Antimatter isn't the absurd theoretical substance it sounds like—it's just material composed of particles that have the …

Physics

Antacid for the atmosphere could cool down planet Earth

Geoengineering. You might know it as the dastardly scheme to bail out big polluters, a last-ditch effort to save humanity or a needlessly dangerous …

We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

Who killed the hydrogen car? Nothing except time, overhyped expectations and the viability of electric vehicles

Its promise was always too good to be true — a car running on 100 percent clean energy — and too good to give up on<p>The hydrogen car is like your dream of learning to play the guitar or writing the Great American Novel — you still hope, but as time goes by you can't help but lose faith. After all, …

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Artificial Intelligence

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‘We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War’

In back rooms and think tanks, Republicans are already mourning their party—and plotting the fight over who’s going to be in it after Trump.<p>As the country geared up for the third and final presidential debate last week, the fellows of the storied conservative Hoover Institution gathered in Palo …

Republicans

Our IQs have never been higher – but it hasn’t made us smart

We tend to assume that our intelligence is simply a matter of nature and nurture – but as the celebrated psychologist James Flynn explains to BBC Future, many other factors can stunt or boost your IQ, right down to the person you choose to marry.<p>James Flynn is worried about leaving the world to …

Now — And The Physics Of Time

Time is elusive and enigmatic. The moment <i>now</i> is ephemeral.<p>Quandaries and confusion about time date back as far as Aristotle and Augustine, and as recently as Einstein and Feynman.<p>Physicists understand much about time, how its flow varies depending on velocity and gravity, but they haven't reached …

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'

At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. …