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Can You Smell Your Way to a Better Brain? Science Says Yes.

Having trouble focusing? Remembering things? Here are some easy tips to improve your brain power.<p>A wildly underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain's many functions. Any odor you breathe in affects your limbic system, which governs emotional …

Astronomers Capture Beautiful Image Of Distant Planets Forming

A glimpse into the birth of solar systems<p>At the very center of the image above is the sun-like star HL Tau, surrounded by rings of dust and gas. You may never have heard of HL Tau, but this picture will go down in the astronomic annals as the first high-resolution image of the birth of a planetary …

A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft

This may not make it to real-world Apple stores.<p>Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i> to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you …

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Trio of supermassive black holes offers new tool for studying cosmos

Think four-leaf clovers and double rainbows are rare? Try wrapping your head around this: A galaxy with three supermassive black holes chasing each other at its core more than 4 billion light years from Earth.<p>In a paper published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, an international team of …

Thunderstorms spawn elusive sprites

Sometimes called red sprites or lightning sprites, they are offshoots of large-scale electrical discharges that take place above …

Astronomers Are Closer to Understanding Dark Matter

Astronomers have come closer to understanding dark matter — one of the most elusive substances in the universe — by using high-energy telescopes to …

New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code

In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen. He fills a pot with water, tosses in the noodles, and sets them on the stove to cook. But this chef won't enjoy the fruits of his labor. That's because he's a robot who is learning to translate simple spoken …

What’s the difference between comets and asteroids?

Asteroids tend to be rockier or more metallic. Comets tend be icier. But some objects blur the distinction between asteroids and comets.<p>Asteroids are …

Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Neanderthals clubbed their way to the top of an ancient food chain, slaying caribou and mammoths. But a peek inside their prehistoric poop reveals that the meat-loving early humans may have also enjoyed some salad on the side.<p>Researchers excavating a site in southern Spain where Neanderthals lived …

Power plant battery uses tanks of water - Futurity

Scientists report that a new battery, which uses no metals or toxic materials, could make the energy grid in power plants more resilient and …

Spacewatch: Rosetta's comet springs to life

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, which awoke in January from 31 months of hibernation, sighted its target, Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, in March and soon glimpsed signs that the comet, too, is reawakening as it plunges closer to the Sun.<p>By May, the comet's icy nucleus, only some 4km …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

Why can't you remember being a baby? Science explains.

Why don't you remember being a baby? How come you barely remember being a young child? How come a three-year-old can remember things that happened — but will then have no memories of that day a few years later?<p>THE NEW BRAIN CELLS OF YOUNG ANIMALS MAY BE MESSING UP THEIR MEMORIES<p>These questions have …

Women scientists take to their soapboxes on London's South Bank

On Sunday, London’s South Bank will be flooded with scientists: quantum physicists, large carnivore experts, cancer researchers, climate scientists … They will all be wearing the stereotypical scientist’s lab coat, but only so you can spot them in the crowds – because these scientists won’t look …

How the Pillars of Creation were created

The famous Hubble ‘Pillars of Creation’ image was made in 1995. New research suggests how these finger-like structures of interstellar gas and dust …

Research breakthrough could make hydrogen gas an even better green fuel

Toyota might be bringing a commercial hydrogen fuel cell car to roads in 2015, but the fuel still has a few drawbacks -- the major ones being storing and transporting the gas itself. Research from the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) reckons they can solve it using ammonia, …

Video: Dog, elephant, water

Every girl’s fantasy?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio …

What Happens To A Human Who Spends A Month Under The Sea?

Fabien Cousteau and his team are setting out to break the record for living in an underwater habitat.<p>On June 1st, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, swam down to the last existing undersea habitat research lab in the world, Aquarius, in the Florida Keys. He'll live there for 31 days, …

Video: Fabien Cousteau Answers Your Questions About Life Under The Sea

Plus, a tour of the underwater lab Aquarius<p>Fabien Cousteau, grandson of explorer Jacques Cousteau, is spending 31 days living in the world's only undersea habitat research lab, Aquarius. Last Thursday, we video chatted with Fabien to ask him about life under water, including how he deals with …

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Nasa records solar flare on sun's surface - video

Images recorded by Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory show a significant solar flare, classified as an X.2.2 flare, on the sun's surface on Tuesday. A bright beam can be seen being emitted from the sun, which indicates a surge in energy. The observatory captures images of the sun for 24 hours a day

Reinvented Father's Day Gifts For Extraordinary Dads

Whether Dad's a gear-loving outdoorsman, a high-tech wine connoisseur, or an aspiring inventor, we've got you covered.

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

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Fasting mice generate new immune systems - Futurity

Prolonged fasting in mice protects against immune system damage, which suggests fasting might be helpful for people undergoing chemotherapy.

A Simple Solar Rover

Build your own planetary explorer.<p>Don’t let NASA monopolize robotic exploration of the solar system. Using a couple of gear motors, solar panels, and leftover LEGOs, you can build a sunshine-powered robot that ambles around a strange landscape: your backyard. Obstacles such as rocks and curious …

Moon created in violent collision with Earth, clues in Apollo rocks suggest

A new analysis of lunar rocks brought home by Apollo mission astronauts has shed fresh light on the violent birth of the moon. Researchers in Germany have found small but distinctive chemical signatures that suggest the moon formed when a giant planetary body slammed into the early Earth 4.5bn …

A drone and submarine could someday explore Saturn’s liquid-covered moon

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: NASA<p>Take a look at the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s 62 known moons, and you will spot something …

Venus Express Prepares to Descend into Hell

Venus is definitely not a friendly planet for humanity. Soviet landers that arrived on the surface a few decades back were crushed pretty quickly. …

Surfing an alien atmosphere

Eight years after arrival at our nearest planetary neighbour and now low on fuel, ESA’s hugely successful Venus Express formally completes its …

Hubble Sees Jupiter's Red Spot Shrink to Smallest Size Ever

Earlier this year we reported that amateur astronomers had observed and photographed the recent <b>shrinking of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot.</b> <b></b>Now, …