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How does consciousness happen? Anil Seth speaks at TED2017

“We don’t just passively perceive the world; we actively generate it,” says cognitive scientist Anil Seth. He spoke at TED2017, April 26, 2017, …

What is Quantum Entanglement? Part 1: Waves and particles

If you follow science, or science fiction, to any degree, great or small, you’ve probably heard the term “quantum entanglement” before. You may also …

Physics

The Lost City of Z transforms the true story of a jungle explorer into a universal quest

Elegant and elegiac, the movie captures our desire for something bigger than ourselves.<p>Early on in <i>The Lost City of Z</i>, our hero, Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), is described with thinly veiled disdain by one upper-crusty older fellow to another as having been “rather unfortunate in his choice of …

Meet the woman trying to cure cancer through breast milk

In a picturesque medieval town stands the ivy-covered Lund University, proudly displaying a historic crest dating back to 1666.<p>The exterior of this Swedish institution may exude heritage but inside its thick stone walls, pioneering scientists are crossing new frontiers in cancer research.<p>Leading …

Cancer

Physicists Discover an Unexpected Force Acting on Nanoparticles in a Vacuum

Nanoparticles can be pushed by pure nothingness.<p>Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Genetics

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Seasonal allergies could change your brain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a study published in the open-access …

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and can't move — here's why

I wake up but can't move, except for my eyes, which dart frantically underneath fluttering, heavy lids. I feel a heavy presence on top of my chest, squeezing the air from my lungs and throat. Then a shadowy, cloaked figure starts looming just within the corners of vision.<p>I'm not dreaming. And no …

Sleep

Consciousness and the Quantum: Surprising New Evidence

Since it began in 1994, the Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson AZ, has become the world’s largest consciousness-focused conference. …

Tesla vs. Einstein: The Ether & the Birth of the New Physics

Marc J. Seifer, <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an electrical inventor, well known as a competitor of arch rival Tom Edison. Where …

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world

People love their smartphones but hate poor battery life. We love having access to the world’s information at our fingertips but tire of the need to constantly plug in to the world’s electricity grid. The recharging model of batteries fails us — the marketplace is ready for a new approach to …

Floating Mountains on Pluto—You Can't Make This Stuff Up

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland<p>New data reveal five seemingly impossible things about the dwarf planet.<p>For such a small world, Pluto has an incredible diversity of features, including flowing glaciers, curiously pitted terrains, hazy skies, and multi-colored landscapes. Now scientists from the New …

Caltech astrophysicist may have discovered proof of parallel universes

November 4, 2015<p>by Chuck Bednar<p>One astrophysicist is reporting that he might have discovered evidence of an alternate or parallel universe while …

5 Hobbies That Can Make You Smarter (Infographic)

Your teachers were right: Your brain is like a muscle. To make it smarter, all you need to do is lift intellectual weights -- and often.<p>Studies show that regularly exercising our minds with challenging new stimuli -- not endless hours of <i>Keeping Up With the Kardashians</i> -- increases IQ. It’s true. …

Star Trek ‘tractor beam’ invented by British scientists

Scientists have tuned sound waves to act like sonic tweezers which can pick up and move objects<p>A Star Trek inspired ‘tractor beam’ which can levitate and move objects using sound waves has been invented by scientists.<p>The world’s first sonic beam can only move a tiny particle of less than one …

Star Trek

Our Expanding Universe: Age, History & Other Facts

The universe was born with the Big Bang as an unimaginably hot, dense point. When the universe was just 10-34 of a second or so old — that is, a …

Astrophysics

New Theory on Origin of Depression

Major depression is a significant health issue as it afflicts one in six people at some point in their life. Moreover, it is the leading global cause …

Neuroscience

11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.<p>Our brains give us fits when …

The Surprising Benefits Of Stress

A researcher is discovering the differences between good and bad stress.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Berkeley Wellness.</i><p>Daniela Kaufer, PhD, is an associate professor at UC Berkeley who studies the biology of stress, examining at the molecular level how the brain responds to anxiety and …

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

Why The Deadly Sandstorm In 'The Martian' Is Impossible

A matter of momentum<p>Let’s get one thing straight: <i>The Martian</i> is a darn good movie and you should definitely go see it when it comes out. (Or better yet, read the book!) In addition to just being a great tale about man versus nature, the story is a culmination of years of research by the author and …

Gravitational Waves

Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity?

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed …

Physics