Alexander James Suckling

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Reprogram Your Brain to Improve Relationships and Heal Past Wounds

If you’ve followed my work, you’ve probably heard me talk about or read something I’ve written that has talked about the skillful application of …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

What Science Says About Race and Genetics

A longstanding orthodoxy among social scientists holds that human races are a social construct and have no biological basis. A related assumption is …

Central Europe

Jaw-inspiring: Ancient fish was pivotal in evolution of face, researchers find

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Let’s face it. It’s easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish - vertebrates just like people - have a face. But it has not always been the case.<p>A skull of Romundina, one of the earliest jawed fish, is shown in this image courtesy of Uppsala …

Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds

Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue <i>as it cuts</i>. The team calls it the iKnife (intelligent knife), and by analyzing vapors created during electrosurgical …

spaceplasma:

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Loges musculaires, aponévroses, vaisseux et nerfs du cou et de l’aisselle

Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident

Reaction left over the weekend produces a material sought since the 1800s.<p>Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden, accidentally left a reaction running over …

Explaining the Hyperloop, in Basic Terms

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transportation system may seem complicated, but it’s really quite simple.<p>Earlier today, PayPal co-founder and Tesla CEO Elon …

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

Much of our inquiry into what makes us human focuses on understanding consciousness, yet we spend the whole of our lives in our physical bodies. As a lover of anatomical art and vintage science illustration, I was instantly enamored with <b>The Human Body: What It Is And How It Works</b> — a stunning …

Entry and Splashdown: Apollo 11, The Untold Story

Two hours after rendezvous, the command/service module jettisoned the lunar module, then the main engine fired to send Apollo 11 on a trajectory for home. Here, after a three-day coast, the crew jettisons the service module too and, buckled down in the command module, blazes into the thin …

Pangea Redrawn With Today’s Political Boundaries

Once, the earth was comprised of a supercontinent called Pangea. So what would that continent look like if it had the political boundaries of today?<p>It’s hard to imagine a time when Antarctica was a stone’s throw from the Australian Outback, or when Morocco was right across the street from New York. …

Plate Tectonics

6 Freaky Things Your Body Does (Explained by Science)

The human body is a strange and mysterious place filled with gross guts and gurgling magic potions. There are all sorts of confusing or nonsensical …

Star Wars Battlefront 3 Weekly: Episode 1

OK, so maybe not everyone out there is a Nintendo fanatic, and have thus been a little left out in the cold by our new weekly video series, Super …

Star Wars Battlefront

New immunity-boosting drug helps body kill cancer

A new type of drug that “revs up” the immune system to destroy cancer is being tested on humans for the first time.<p>Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed the treatment in an attempt to tackle cancers, such as those of the pancreas, head and neck, that are particularly hard to …

Review: Heads up for Garmin’s new HUD

With Google and Apple Maps and numerous third-party iOS navigation apps, a standalone GPS device may seem redundant for many users today. However, …

Former Microsoft exec Bill Henningsgaard killed in plane crash

http://www.dailyastorian.com/free/bill-henningsgaard-and-son-killed-in-east-coast-plane-crash/article_b9235b12-0125-11e3-82e4-001a4bcf887a.html<p>Bill …

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

How to learn to stop worrying and love machine learning

By implementing algorithms that are able to learn from the data that they explore, machine learning technologies already outperform traditional …

Alt-week 8.10.13: The Mini Lisa, going ape and how Google Glass will turn you into an ant

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Science and art truly meet with the smallest Mona Lisa you'll ever see. Meanwhile, other scientists are taking primatology to the pool. Possibly of more concern, however, is how a game for Google Glass …

Next iPhone tipped for September 10 unveiling

The summer might be winding down, but iPhone (s aapl) news continues to heat up. According to a report from AllThingsD, Apple is expected to take the …

Rail companies ban e-cigarettes from trains and stations

Rail companies have banned e-cigarettes from their trains and stations, saying people using them make other travellers feel “uneasy”.<p>New rules by train operators including C2C, Greater Anglia and First Capital Connect, which operate services in the South East and East Anglia, have announced a …