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Science Says This Is Why You Should Be Grateful For Airline Baggage Fees

You hate them, don't you? Research, though, claims they have a big benefit for passengers. Really?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Airlines are rivaling cable companies on the human sensitivity scale these days.<p>No, that's not …

Flying

Wetenschap ontdekt hoe het zikavirus het brein van foetussen beschadigt

Een belangrijk eiwit dat nodig is voor de totstandkoming van nieuwe hersencellen wordt door het zikavirus op een zijspoor gezet waardoor microcefalie …

A new study looks for the cortical conscious network

New research published in the <i>New Journal of Physics</i> tries to decompose the structural layers of the cortical network to different hierarchies …

Neuroscience

Philip Morris International, Inc.'s Most Disappointing Segment in 2016 So Far

Image source: Philip Morris International.<p>Tobacco giant <b>Philip Morris International</b> (NYSE: PM) has a cigarette empire that stretches across the globe. From Asia and Europe to the Americas, Philip Morris has a presence in every region of the world, with the most important omission being the U.S. …

Fear of the light: why we need darkness | Amanda Petrusich

Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?<p>Every civilisation we know of has devised a system – scientific, religious, what have you – to make sense of the night sky. The mystery of what’s up there, where it came …

New York State

Scientists install 'memories' in DNA of human cells

Scientists have managed to record histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to recall past “memories.” The advancement could prove vital for …

How The Last Great American Eclipse Almost Shocked Einstein

A total solar eclipse is one of the most spectacular sights on Earth, and one that’s eluded the continental United States for nearly a century. Due to the elliptical, inclined orbits of the Sun, Moon and Earth, alignments where the Moon’s shadow passes across the Earth’s surface are rare, occurring …

Physics

What can we learn from electric-car owners in Norway (more than 100K of them)?

Thanks to a combination of government incentives and public enthusiasm, electric cars make up a higher portion of new-car sales in Norway than in any …

Electric Vehicles

Sport

1938: Driewerf hoera voor het nieuwe stadion

<b>In de serie ‘Wagener Stadion Toen & Nu’ duiken we in de rijke historie van het Amsterdamse hockeystadion, dat momenteel wordt verbouwd in aanloop</b> …

Cookiewall

De Telecommunicatiewet verplicht FD Mediagroep (waarvan BNR onderdeel is) om gebruikers van haar websites te informeren over cookies en toestemming …

Zo maakt u van uw veranderproces een succes

Medewerkers zijn soms net mensen en mensen hebben moeite met verandering. Om toch het containerschip dat uw bedrijf is bij te sturen moet u dan ook …

Deze enorme scheur kan wel eens het einde betekenen voor ijsplaat Larsen C

In zes maanden tijd is de scheur in de Antarctische ijsplaat Larsen C maar liefst 22 kilometer langer geworden. Als de scheur zo blijft groeien, ziet …

NASA may have less than 2 minutes to rescue its long-lost spacecraft

The long silence ended on Sunday, when the probe — some 189 million miles away from Earth — finally said "hello" again to the space agency.<p>However, scientists in charge of the Stereo sun-observing mission are not celebrating just yet.<p>"The very hard and scary work is just beginning," Joe Gurman, a …

China Plans Permanent Manned Moon Base

China is considering launching a permanently manned radar station on the moon, according to reports.<p>China’s National Natural Science Foundation is …

Rebuilding a Temperamental Fiat After a Mechanic Let You Down

Choosing a brown-on-brown Fiat 850 Sport Coupe as your first car is a great way to build character, to say the least.<p>Picking up a Fiat 850 Sport Coupé as your first car is a brave choice. Some might even say it's foolish. While i'ts true that these rear-engine economy sports cars are relatively …

Classic Cars

Sleep 'resets' brain connections crucial for memory and learning, study reveals

Discovery that sleeplessness causes neurons to become ‘muddled’ with electrical activity could help develop new treatments for mental health disorders<p>For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of …

Sleep

This is why taking LSD makes you feel more creative, according to science

Wide-eyed hippies in the Sixties believed that LSD unlocked the creativity of the brain – and now a new study has hinted they might be …

How language is processed by your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you read a sentence (such as this one) about kicking a ball, neurons related to the motor function of your leg and foot will be activated in your brain. Similarly, if you talk about cooking garlic, neurons associated with smelling will fire up. Since it is almost impossible to do or …

‘Largest structure in the universe’ undermines fundamental cosmic principles

Just in time for the hype surrounding <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, the game that takes cosmic scale to the extreme, a team of astronomers say they’ve discovered what …

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

Nutrition

Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction

<b>A lab experiment has lent support to one of Stephen Hawking's most important predictions about black holes.</b><p>Prof Jeff Steinhauer simulated a black hole in a super-cooled state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>In the journal Nature Physics, he describes having observed the equivalent of a …

This fee could triple the cost of your reward flight

If you’ve tried to book an international flight using your rewards miles recently, you might have noticed something strange.<p>Two round-trip flights on the same route that require the same amount of miles can turn out to have starkly different price tags at checkout, with the gap amounting to …

Cookies

We zijn wettelijk verplicht om je te informeren en je toestemming te vragen voor het gebruik van cookies en soortgelijke technieken. Op Scientias.nl …

Verlamde benen komen in beweging

Verlamd zijn door een dwarslaesie en toch de benen weer leren te bewegen. Dat is opmerkelijk genoeg mogelijk dankzij zogeheten brein-computer …