Alex Luscombe

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans Pay a Special Visit to Avengers Fan Battling Cancer

You don’t always need superpowers to be a hero.<p>On Monday, Gwyneth Paltrow made good on her promise to help one special <i>Avengers</i> fan’s dream come true. …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Real-Life Hacks To Avoid Becoming A Sweaty Mess This Summer

Cool it.<p>It's going to be one hell of a summer this year.<p>According to a long-range forecast by AccuWeather, much of the country is in for more 90-degree days than average in 2016, with more stormy weather in the plains and more droughts on the West Coast. Basically, it's going to feel like summer …

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control - PsyBlog

For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you…<p>Free will may actually be an illusion created after …

Consciousness

A personal trainer piled on five stone so he could lose weight with his client

So that his client didn’t have to undertake her weight loss battle alone, personal trainer Adonis Hill purposefully piled on 70lbs (five stone) in …

Fitness

Pixar's many tributes to classic cinema, all in one video

Pixar films are well known for their emotional stories, brilliant characters, and wonderful animation.<p>However, one aspect overlooked by many is their …

Animation

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

His 18-month study uncovered a lot about how his brain -- and others -- works.<p>Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity

Watch This Beautiful 10-Minute Film on the Current State of Neuroscience

The brain is one of the most-studied — and most complex — things on the planet, so it can be hard to keep up with what the current state of …

Neuroscience

The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

Countless stories, myths, and legends are told about underground cities and subterranean civilizations spread through a vast network of …

'Damonsplaining': Matt Damon accused of insensitivity

<b>Matt Damon came under fire this week after interrupting Effie Brown, a Hollywood producer, during the season premiere of Damon and Ben Affleck's HBO show, Project Greenlight.</b><p>The reality show focuses on selecting a first time director to create a feature film.<p>While discussing one of the scripts, …

Heath Ledger's Joker diary for The Dark Knight surfaces in documentary

A German documentary about the life of Heath Ledger is giving a glimpse into how he created his chilling Joker for <i>The Dark Knight.</i><p>A scene from the …

Heath Ledger

Here's How Two Magicians Created an Illusion That Fooled the Internet

Right now, the United Kingdom is debating how to reform its National Health Service. It’s a big, complicated issue that’s getting plenty of …

Life’s Greatest Secret by Matthew Cobb review – a thrilling account of the DNA revolution

In June 1966, the British Nobel laureate Francis Crick helped to organise a meeting of the world’s leading geneticists at Cold Spring Harbour near New York. It was to be a triumphant event. For the previous decade and a half, biologists had been struggling to unravel the genetic code, the …

Genetics

James Horner,Music,Star Trek,Culture,Film,Television,Television & radio,US television,James Cameron,Oscars,Steven Spielberg,Kevin Costner,Mel Gibson,Titanic,Brad Pitt,Avatar,The Amazing Spider-Man,Awards and prizes<p>The Oscar-winning composer James Horner, who has died in a plane crash, wrote the …

Star Trek

Amazing 4K Time Lapse Created Using 109GB of NASA Space Photos

Source: screenshot (Vimeo/NASA)<p>The International Space Station is a joint venture run by NASA, the European Space Agency and the equivalent agencies …

NASA releases climate changes projections: winter isn’t coming

The world you grew up in is not going to be the same in 2100 if NASA’s climate change projections are correct. Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist, …

Just throw the Lily Camera drone in the air and it will automatically record your movements in 1080p

We live in a world where drones are constantly evolving, becoming more consumer friendly and dropping in price. There are many reasons to be excited about these in-air camera-wielding devices. But today, we are seeing one of the coolest new products that might potentially change the game for …

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> and the <i>2010</i> sequel, it’s …

This Crazy 'Harry Potter' Theory Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense

One crazy "Harry Potter" theory has been floating around the Internet like someone used <i>Wingardium Leviosa</i>, but the most maddening thing about it is that it makes a lot of sense.<p>In the books, it's a bit confusing why the Dursleys are so horrible to Harry. He's just a regular kid who lives in a …

Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Ex-Ubisoft creative director and Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets has unveiled the first details of his new game, Ancestors: The Humankind …

Corporate Culture

Robert Downey Jr storms out of Channel 4 interview when asked about past drugs use

Actor Robert Downey Jr cuts Avengers interview short when Channel 4 presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy asks him about the "dark periods" of his life<p>Avengers star Robert Downey Jr has walked out of an interview with Channel 4's Krishnan Guru-Murthy after <b>being quizzed about his family and previous</b> …

Surgeon Finds 'Embryonic Twin' Inside Woman's Brain: Report

It was worrying: the young woman started having difficulty comprehending things she read and heard, and when many people were speaking in a room at once, she found it hard to understand what was happening.<p>Doctors soon discovered a tumor in her brain. But when she underwent surgery, the surgeon …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

One Thing You Didn't Notice About Bane In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

As far as bad guys in franchises go, they don't get much better than Bane. The "Dark Knight Rises" villain is a former member of the League of Shadows; his iconic mask and garbled voice have inspired cat videos all across the Internet; and, of course, he has an affinity for hanging out in darkness. …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Sorry Einstein, 'spooky' quantum entanglement is real

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein …

Quantum Physics

'Could happen at any time' God particle could DESTROY universe, warns Stephen Hawking

AFP/GETTYStephen Hawking has given a stark end of the world warning<p>The Cambridge-educated cosmologist said the Higgs boson could become unstable at …

End Time Headlines

When humans go extinct: How life will evolve after we’re gone

The sixth extinction could wipe out up to half of Earth’s species. Michael Tennesen tells us what might happen next<p>The sixth mass extinction is nearly upon us. Species on Earth are dying out at a rate one thousand times greater than they were before humans began altering the environment. By the end …