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The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

The science of sleep: How to get the most out of nap time

Ever have a nap and wake up still sleepy and feeling unproductive? Even worse, are you waking up groggy and even more tired than when you started? That's because you're doing it wrong.<p>Luckily Linda Baumgartner, a sleep expert with mattress manufacturer Vita Talalay, has taken to Quora to deliver …

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Breathtaking Visualization of the Universe Will Make You Feel Like an Ant

On the grandest scale, our universe is a network of galaxies tied together by the force of gravity. Cosmic Web, a new effort led by cosmologists and …

16 Kinds of Lean Protein that Can Help You Lose Weight

Your lunch is lame. Let us help.<p>When you think of lean protein, there's a pretty good chance chicken is the first thing that comes to mind. But this macronutrient, which is vital for losing weight, comes in many shapes and sizes.<p>Though it's easy to get stuck in a food rut, especially if you're …

15 Best Omega-3 Superfoods For Your Mind And Body

Imagine if you could take a pill that prevented you from ever feeling fat, dumb, or depressed. Oh, and imagine that same pill happened to protect …

Hubble Catches A Star Blowing A Bubble

A beautiful new image of the aptly named Bubble Nebula<p>The Hubble Space Telescope turns 26 years old this Sunday, April 24. That's ancient in space telescope years, but Hubble is still capturing some gorgeous images.<p>The latest image released by the Hubble team is a stunning picture of the Bubble …

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …

The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy …

A Simple Patch That Monitors Health And Dispenses Drugs

Forget your clunky wristband, this is a window into what’s coming with wearable health technology.<p>In the future, doctors will prescribe hardware and software as well as just drugs. They’ll monitor patients remotely using wearable devices, or ask people to track themselves using apps. As a result, …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

Take a deep breath: the stethoscope is dying

If you Google "Hugh Laurie" and "stethoscope", you will come up with a clutch of stories from February 2012 about how everybody's favourite pill-popping misanthropic physician is "hanging up his stethoscope" after eight seasons on the hit show House.<p>This underlines a more general truth: doctors …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

TechCrunch Giveaway: Linksys Router And $400 Gift Card

If you’re just returning to the daily grind after Spring Break and can’t quite seem to get back into work mode, well we have a sponsored giveaway for you.<p>Our friends over at Linksys have sent us one of their new WRT1900AC routers ($279) with SMART WiFi capabilities which one of you can win, along …

Boot up: Sony's self-washing robots and Google Maps Game of Thrones

Plus end-to-end Gmail encryption, apps going the way of consoles, Facebook going all out on ads, and more<p>A quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team.<p>VentureBeat's source at Google acknowledged that "end-to-end encryption is the best defense for message …