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Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil | John Naughton

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

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3D printed organs come a step closer

For years, scientists have been able to “print” types of human tissue using a 3D printer, but in a significant leap forward by US and Australian researchers they can now make that tissue survive on its own.<p>Until now a major barrier to them moving from printing tiny sheets of tissue to entire 3D …

Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Gamma-ray bursts result from hot stars that measure as enormous as 50 solar masses. The explosion occurs when the stars run out of fuel and collapse …

Violent Galaxy Cluster Smash Spawns Weird Radio Wiggle

In new observations captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope , NASA's Chandra X-ray space observatory and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array …

NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics just made a discovery that could turn the theory of how planets were created within our universe onto its head.<p>It all boils down to a giant rocky planet named Kepler-10c.<p>Kepler-10c inhabits a constellation called Draco, which is about 560 …

Self-Driving Cars Will Transform Cities, But Could They Make Things Worse?

For those dreaming of a world filled with self-driving cars, the future looks great — but it may not be great enough.<p>The biggest shift that may result from self-driving cars is an end to widespread auto ownership, with taxis taking their place. The idea is that a driver's wages are what make taxis …

Teleportation Is Closer to Moving Data, But Not People

Humanity is one step nearer to quicker computers, but still very far away from Harry Potter-like apparating.<p>Dutch physicists have successfully …

The Future Of America’s Roads: Smart Streets, Cars That Communicate

Population growth paired with a lack of “appetite for investment” in transportation systems means big challenges for Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. His solution? Creativity, cars that talk to each other, and a data innovation challenge.<p>When Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the …

New data disregards present theory on the formation of star clusters

Recent data captured by NASA's Chandra Observatory and Spitzer Space Telescope has cast doubt on the basic model that accounts for the creation of …

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5 Signs That Your Body Is Starving For Vitamins

"With today's diet of processed foods, it's easy to become vitamin-deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues," says Dr. Susan Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health and the author of the new book The Immune System …

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Injectable vitamin B12 in short supply

Doctors and pharmacists in Calgary are dealing with a shortage of injectable vitamin B12.<p>It's part of an ongoing rotating shortage of medications due …

Gene That Regulates Circadian Rhythms Linked To Aging, Study Finds

<i>By Amir Khan</i><p>A lack of sleep can contribute to a host of negative health effects, and researchers say they now understand why. Working in mice, researchers found that a gene called SIRT1, which regulates circadian rhythm and sleep, is also linked to aging, according to a study published today in the …

Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration

Automatic’s driving assistant, which combines a small hardware device with a mobile application in order to track, analyze, and even potentially improve your driving capabilities, is getting a whole lot smarter today with new support for IFTTT technology. That’s the online service where you can …

Withings Wants To Wake You Up Right And Provide True Sleep Tracking With The Aura

At CES 2014, Withings was showing off the latest product in its lineup of home health tracking connected gadgets, the Aura. The Aura looks vaguely like a submarine’s periscope, but it lives on your nightstand, connects to a sensor pad that goes under your mattress, and provides super sophisticated …

The Universe Without a Big Bang? --Intriguing New Equations Show a "Phased" Creation

Everybody knows of the transitions between liquid, solid and gaseous phases. But also time and space can undergo a phase transition, as the …

The Largest Discovered Structure in the Universe Contradicts Big-Bang Theory Cosmology (Weekend Feature)

This LQG challenges the Cosmological Principle, the assumption that the universe, when viewed at a sufficiently large scale, looks the same no matter …

Universe measured to 1% accuracy

<b>Astronomers have measured the distances between galaxies in the universe to an accuracy of just 1%.</b><p>This staggeringly precise survey - across six billion light-years - is key to mapping the cosmos and determining the nature of dark energy.<p>The new gold standard was set by BOSS (the Baryon Oscillation …

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New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

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Four new galaxy clusters discovered 10 billion light years from Earth

(Phys.org) —Four unknown galaxy clusters each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies have been discovered some 10 billion light …

Gaia: European space mission to map a billion stars.

Our Milky Way galaxy is a huge place: It has something like 200 billion stars in it. When you go out on the darkest night imaginable and look up, it …

Alternatives to the Big Bang Theory Explained (Infographic)

Nearly 14 billion years ago, there was nothing and nowhere. Then, due to a random fluctuation in a completely empty void, a universe exploded into …

Big bang birthday: Six mysteries of a cosmic bombshell

<i>(Image: NASA/WMAP Science Team)</i><p>In 1964, a pair of engineers at Bell Labs in New Jersey tried to build a better antenna and ended up uncovering …

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Discovery of Oldest Star in Our Universe Changes Understanding of Big Bang

Australian astronomers have discovered the oldest star in the universe, which experts say could change our understanding of how the universe was …

'Missing' Galaxy Cluster Masses Shed Light On Mystery Of Big Bang's Echo

Soon after the Big Bang, there were tiny ripples: quantum fluctuations in the density of the seething ball of hot plasma. Billions of years later, those seeds have grown into galaxy clusters — sprawling groups of hundreds or thousands of galaxies bound together by gravity.<p>But there seems to be a …

What Happened Before the Big Bang? The New Philosophy of Cosmology

On the big questions science cannot (yet?) answer, a new crop of philosophers are trying to provide answers.<p><i>What existed before the big bang? What is the nature of time? Is our universe one of many? On the big questions science cannot (yet?) answer, a new crop of philosophers are trying to provide</i> …

Singapore’s self-driving car makes Google’s version an unnecessary luxury

While Google may be hogging internet traffic with news of its self-driving cars, the reality is that they are forbiddingly expensive. The system, …

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