Zach De Rouyan

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14 Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness from time to time, especially when life gets busy.<p>While this can be a completely normal occurrence, having a …

Synesthesia's Molecular Roots Traced Back to Rare DNA Mutations

Mutations in brain genes lead to spectacular blending of the senses.<p>For people with auditory-visual synesthesia, striking a piano key may ignite …

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?

Populations of all kinds of wildlife are declining at alarming speed. One radical solution is to make 50% of the planet a nature reserve<p>The orangutan is one of our planet’s most distinctive and intelligent creatures. It has been observed using primitive tools, such as the branch of a tree, to hunt …

Wildlife

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Clean Technology

Boeing shows its vision for a hypersonic spy aircraft

Lockheed isn't the only one hoping to make a hypersonic spy aircraft. Boeing has provided early details on its own design for a hypersonic tech demonstrator that would lead to a spiritual successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. In some ways, it's a logical extension of the company's X-51A Waverider: the …

This Huge Study Is The Best Evidence Yet That Your Personality Changes Over Time

You're gonna be different when you're old.<p>You might be fundamentally <i>you</i> for your entire life, but don't expect your personality to stay the …

Psychology

Chernobyl's Transformation Into a Massive Solar Plant Is Almost Complete

"It shouldn't be a black hole in the middle of Ukraine."<p>At the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, work is almost finished on a huge …

Robert Boyle's 17th century wishlist for future scientific breakthroughs

In 2010, The Royal Society featured the "Desiderata" (previously) of Robert "Boyle's Law" Boyle, a list of dozens of scientific discoveries and …

New research reveals how gut bacteria can control our genes

It seems like we're seeing new research connecting our gut microbiome to a different illness or disease every week, but often the mechanisms behind …

Research

'Battery' that bottles sunshine could bring a new solar revolution

A plastic-like material may do for solar power what high-performance electrical batteries have done for iPhones and Tesla cars.<p>Solar energy is clean, abundant, and irritatingly inconvenient: It doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days. You can convert sunshine into electricity and store it in a …

Clean Energy

Will humans be able to soon re-grow their missing limbs? Scientists believe so - IBTimes India

Could we be like Deadpool in real-life? Scientists claim that humans might one day be able to re-grow missing limbs<p>What if someone tells you that you …

Ultimate Theory of Particle Physics Holds Where Physicists Hoped It Wouldn't

The smallest pieces of the universe are governed by a beautiful and mind-blowing set of rules: the “Standard Model.” The Standard Model explains the …

Something's Seriously Weird About This New Video of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

Everyone’s very excited to watch Elon Musk ship a perfectly good Tesla Roadster into space, on board SpaceX’s highly anticipated launch vehicle, the …

There Are 7 Types of Near-Death Experiences, According to Science

Depending on your beliefs, the experience of death hovers over our lives like an unknowable but inevitable void.<p>Aside from the well-cited …

They did what?! 2017’s weirdest science stories

Science news doesn’t always have to be serious, as musical robots, driving moths and celebrity-spotting sheep proves.<p>The news has been filled with …

Biology

Edward Snowden’s New App Turns A Smartphone Into a Security System

Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, knows a thing or two about spying. He’s now released an app, Haven, that …