Hymel

18 Added | 1 Magazine | 10 Likes | @cjhymel | Keep up with Hymel on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Hymel”

3D Color Images Of The Brain Reveal Its Glorious Unseen Detail

A huge undertaking that could help researchers visualize neurological diseases<p>The human brain remains one of the most mysterious organs in the human body. However, an imaging technique tested on mice brains and developed by a group of researchers including from Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, …

Neuroscience

A Super Hot, Rocky Planet Has Been Discovered Just 21 Light Years Away

Don't call it 'Arrakis'<p>The galaxy is a pretty big place, so NASA's announcement today that scientists have discovered a solid, rocky planet located just 21 light years away from our own solar system is the cosmic equivalent of suddenly noticing a longtime neighbor just down the street. The world, …

Astronomy

J.J. Abrams literally broke his back helping injured Harrison Ford on the new 'Star Wars' set

Stewart wasn't successful, but Abrams was willing to open up about the on-set injury Harrison Ford suffered.<p>"There was a hydraulic door that went down, he was pushed down, and his ankle went 90 degrees," Abrams told Stewart.<p>The actor broke his ankle, and Abrams described to Stewart how he rushed to …

Star Wars

4 Things We Learned About Comets From The Busted Philae Lander

Landin' ain't easy<p>The little spacecraft that couldn’t quite land on a comet has nevertheless sent back a wealth of data. The Philae lander was supposed to become the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet in November, after a 10-year journey, but things didn't go as expected. The spacecraft …

Space

Gold Slump Invokes Predictions of Doom

Gold has often shone brightest for investors as a store of value that provides stability in the worst of times, but its slump to a five-year low last week has emboldened forecasters of doom for the yellow metal.

Stock Markets

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Biology

Team MIT's robot lost the DARPA challenge but won over the crowd

At the DARPA Robotics Challenge last week, a robot drove in on a red UTV. The vehicle slowly came to a halt on the obstacle course as it reached the door of a simulated disaster building. The driver, a six-foot-two Atlas humanoid, sat motionless for many minutes. About half a dozen researchers …

The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume

Times New Roman might cost you your next job.<p>While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it's actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you've listed.<p>"A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting," Samantha Howie, senior …

Typography

Why good people do bad things

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help …

Psychology

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Watching 3D movies 'helps improve brain power'

British study suggests surgeons, boxers and tennis players might benefit from watching films in stereoscope before taking on challenging tasks<p>A minority of filmgoers complain of dizziness and headaches, and previous studies have found that viewing in stereoscope offers no measurable improvement in …

The Brain

New Japanese island provides 'natural laboratory' to explore evolution

A new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land<p>A new Japanese island formed by a volcanic explosion will provide a unique "natural laboratory" for exploring the starting point of evolution, according to …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

The Army Wants Invisible Uniforms

Not in the "Emperor's New Clothes" kind of way<p>There is no better way to survive a fight than not getting hit. Camouflage, the art of making troops look like plants or rocks, is a classic approach to increasing survival odds on the battlefield, but the U.S. Army wants to go further than blending in …

Military

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

Productivity

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

The New England Journal of Medicine

New Horizons’ first color pic of Pluto

New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in …