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The 15 Best Quotes to Inspire You to Never Stop Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I used to think that school was the place to get an education. But I was wrong.<p>School is just <i>part</i> of your education.<p>We live in an Information Age …

Motivation

The discovery of a new 'dwarf planet' expands our view of the solar system

Astronomers report they have spotted a 'dwarf planet' way out on the edge of the solar system. It’s the second one of its kind found in this region of space and it may redefine our understanding of the solar system.<p>The first 'dwarf planet' found in this unexpected location, now known as Sedna, was …

The moon is approaching Venus. Closest Wednesday morning

Get ready for the spectacular conjunction of the sky’s two brightest nighttime objects – the moon and Venus – on Wednesday morning, February …

Astronomy

Meteorite Impact On Moon Sets Record As Brightest Ever Seen

A meteorite that smashed into the moon last September caused a bright flash that persisted for 8 seconds, setting a new record for lunar impacts. The high-speed collision was recorded on video and would have been clearly visible to anyone on Earth who happened to look at the moon at the right time, …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes<p>Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a …

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point: Part 2

<i>Washingtonians are going to the ballot box today to vote on Initiative 522, a measure that would require food producers to label genetically engineered foods. Sasha Wright, an ecologist and state native, offers her solutions to the GMO debate. This is the second part of a two part series. You can</i> …

Matter over mind: scientists begin to observe and manipulate memories

New techniques could help with neurological disease, but how far should they go?<p>If we had the technology to rewire our brains to help remember certain things and forget others, it could help millions of people struggling with neurological conditions, from Alzheimer’s to post-traumatic stress …

Tiny chaos is key for flexible solar cells - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Rigid organization works well for solar cells made of silicon crystals, but …

Solar Panels

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Dogs Are Gay Children

The goddess Eos fell in love with a mortal, Tithonus. Desperate to stay with him forever, she implored Zeus to grant him the immortality of the gods -- forgetting to also secure for him their eternal youth. Tithonus indeed lived forever, but he grew so old and frail that, out of pity, Eos turned …

Yoga For Energy: 10 Uplifting Poses To Fight Fatigue (PHOTOS)

When you're stuck in an afternoon slump or waking up bleary-eyed after a late night, yoga may not be the first thing you turn to for a jolt of energy. But an invigorating Sun Salutation or <i>Virabhadrasana</i> (Warrior II) could be exactly what your body needs to fight fatigue.<p>Turns out, in addition to …

Invisible women of science – now appearing at the Royal Society

Women in science have an image problem. It is not so much deciding whether they should aspire to the hard image of being a scientist or the soft …

Royal Society celebrates great women in science – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jul/01/scientists-royal-society-women-science-pictures<p>720<p>Specially commissioned portrait sketches of …

Genome of 700,000-year-old horse sequenced - Futurity

U. SOUTHAMPTON (UK) — Scientists have set a new world record, sequencing the oldest genome …

World Records

Life on Earth before the rise of oxygen - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — One of science’s greatest mysteries is how and when the process responsible …

Science