Megan Baker

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The Plastic Brain (full animation)

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World First: Man Controls Two Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Doctors wired them right into his nerves<p>Until recently, losing both arms in an accident would probably have meant the end of a patient's two-fisted grip. Not so for Leslie Baugh, the first shoulder-level double amputee to wear and control two complex, mind-controlled prosthetic limbs.<p>Baugh isn't …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

5 Things We Learned About Climate Change

Watch A Giant Hovercraft Land On A Crowded Russian Beach

Just out enjoying your day at the beach when, boom, giant military hovercraft. The worst.<p>This 5.5-ton Russian military hovercraft landed on the beach of the Baltic Sea port city Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, where people were out enjoying their day. A Russian Defense Ministry …

Oldest Globe of New World Carved on Ostrich Eggs?

The mysterious globe was discovered by a Belgian map collector.<p><b>A recently discovered globe from the early 1500s, carved onto ostrich eggs, may be the oldest globe of the New World ever identified, experts say.</b><p>Latin inscriptions dot its surface, and two small islands sit in the place of what we now …

Shine on, Harvest Moon!

Did you see the moonrise last night? Gorgeous. And – for those in the Northern Hemisphere, now near our autumnal equinox – we’re now due for lovely …

Our first line of defence against violent solar storms

Meet the people who are the first to know if a violent solar storm will hit our planet, and discover why we may only have 12 hours to do anything about it.<p>The Earth is under constant threat of attack. I know this because I am watching events unfold on screens in the darkened operations room of our …

Mars big as the moon on August 27?

This hoax must be circulating, since it does every year, and since this subject is in the top 10 most-searched-for at EarthSky this week. Is it true? …

The height of intelligence

Tall people are smarter.<p>This is a phenomenon with scientific research to back it up. It's a small effect, it's not an absolute; I'm not saying Andre the Giant was the intellectual superior of Robert Hooke, you'll still find plenty of smarter-than-average shorter people, and many tall people who …

Peer toward the mysterious center of the Milky Way tonight

On August 6, 2014, the moon shines by the Teapot asterism in the constellation Sagittarius. The Teapot lies in the general direction of the galactic …

Astronomy

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

Can 'Brain Freeze' Cause Long-Term Brain Damage?

And is it already too late?!<p>We've all sucked down a milkshake so quickly that it causes a sudden headache—the dreaded brain freeze. But . . . milkshake. Tasty. Must. Drink. Could chugging the rest of that shake cause lasting brain damage?<p>First, let's get one thing straight. "This condition is …

What Happens When You Fire An AK-47 Underwater [Video]

It's a science lesson masquerading as a slow-motion video!<p>The AK-47 is an iconic assault rifle, popular among revolutionaries and known for its rugged, reliable design. Thanks to the team at Smarter Every Day and The Slow Mo Guys, the AK-47 is also a way to learn about physics! Underwater, the …