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DARPA zaps snipers’ brains to induce flow, cut down training time | Swimmer's Daily

Interesting article here on NewScientist, on how (mad?) scientists are learning to harness “flow”, by telling for instance swimmers to focus on the …

One Night Of Sleep Deprivation Can Affect The Genes That Control The Biological Clocks In Your Cells

It only takes one night of sleep loss for the genes that control the biological clocks in your cells to be altered. That’s the conclusion of a new, …

One more reason to get a good night's sleep

The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique …

TED Talks

Fighting Inflammation, the Body’s Hidden Killer

Cancer. Stroke. Alzheimer's. Heart disease. Depression. What do all these conditions have in common? They've been linked to chronic inflammation. It …

Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" as Britain's <i>Daily Mail</i> put it.<p>From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published in the</i> …

Journalism

Here's Where the Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Actually Came From

Look at the sky above you. Are those long, glittering clouds actually part of a government experiment to poison you? If you believe in chemtrails — a …

Mode Shapes of a Circular Membrane

Vibrational Modes of a Circular Membrane<p><b>NOTE:</b> in the following descriptions of the mode shapes of a circular membrane, the nomenclature for labelling …

How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy

Jaroslav Flegr is no kook. And yet, for years, he suspected his mind had been taken over by parasites that had invaded his brain. So the prolific biologist took his science-fiction hunch into the lab. What he’s now discovering will startle you. Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

A dry start to autumn for most of California as amplified North American pattern continues; Prospects for rain murky

Filed in Uncategorized by Daniel Swain on November 14, 2014 • 1,172 Comments<p><b>Extreme atmospheric wave pattern returns to North America</b><p>A rather …

Weather

Scientists Figured Out How to Make People “Feel” an Otherworldly Presence

A tickle on the back of your neck, a sudden feeling that you are not alone: some believers in the paranormal attribute these sensations to the …

Bing Adds New Crawlers To Support Non-Responsive Mobile Designs

Bing announced a new set of mobile crawlers with Bingbot Mobile User Agents to better support and recognize mobile websites that are not responsively …

How Magic Mushrooms Change Your Brain

Psilocybin is a chemical found in magic mushrooms that causes the user to experience a sensory overload of saturated colors and patterns. Recent …

Google Webmaster Guidelines Updated To Warn About Blocking CSS & JavaScript Files

Google announced they’ve updated their webmaster guidelines to specifically note that blocking your CSS or JavaScript files may have a negative …

Industrial Strength Link Analysis With LinkResearchTools

In a competitive niche? Columnist Stephan Spencer explains how to use one tool to uncover the good, the bad and the opportunities.

Neurogenesis: How to Change Your Brain

<i>"In adult centers the nerve paths are something fixed, ended, immutable. Everything may die, nothing may be regenerated."</i><p>-- Santiago Ramon Y Cajal, "Degeneration and Regeneration in the Nervous System," 1928<p>This long-held tenet, first proposed by Professor Cajal, held that brain neurons were unique …

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

It's long been known that the older you get, the less you sleep. There are many proposed reasons for why this happens, and they include new medications, psychological distress, retirement or simply the theory that the elderly need less sleep.<p>But a new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center …

Five Pieces of Sleep Science You Need to Know

Today is World Sleep Day, designed to make us all celebrate sleep and, presumably, try to get a little bit more of it. But even if you can't catch …

Sleep

The Scientifically Best Time to Drink Coffee

Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the …

If Stonehenge Is Actually a Giant Instrument, What Does It Sound Like?

We know that the rocks of Stonehenge were carried there from over 200 miles away, but we've never known <i>why.</i> Now, researchers say they believe it was …

Stonehenge

Saving California’s salmon during a severe drought

By Peter Moyle California is in one of the most severe droughts in recent years. This means water agencies are under great pressure to sacrifice …

Drought and California Rafting: We're Good to Go - All

<b>Dam-controlled</b><p>Rivers are Good to Go<p>Although the California drought continues, the storms since our last update have helped the overall situation …

NASA Responds to California's Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and …

Low on water, High on problem-solving

Join us on Wednesday, November 25 — We want your voice, your ideas, and your feedback for Hack the Drought! Help Spread the Word! Join the Hack the …

Silicon Valley

California fights drought with big data, cloud computing

California is facing its worst drought in more than 100 years, and one with no end in sight. Conserving water has never been more important, and …

California drought: Why is there no mandatory water rationing?

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Los Angeles

The Stairway to Heaven May Be Sound

Few who wake from comas yearn to relapse to that unconscious state, but Eben Alexander has good reason to try. Here’s why: On November 10, 2008, this …

Why give away fish flows for free during a drought?

By Jay Lund, Ellen Hanak, Barton “Buzz” Thompson, Brian Gray, Jeffrey Mount and Katrina Jessoe With California in a major drought, state and federal …