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The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that leads to the discovery of …

Proxima Centauri

How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Urban floods make the news with alarming regularity. Just in the past few months, Hurricane Harvey submerged Houston, and the seasonal monsoon …

Cities

Scientist Provides Four New Claims against Darwin

Why philosophy is so important in science education

Each semester, I teach courses on the philosophy of science to undergraduates at the University of New Hampshire. Most of the students take my courses to satisfy general education requirements, and most of them have never taken a philosophy class before.<p>On the first day of the semester, I try to …

Philosophy Of Education

Suspended – Medium

How Brains Learn to Fear: Neuroscientists Reveal a Surprising Truth

We're revising what we know about how experience turns into knowledge.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Experiments, Health & Medicine<p>The future, straight to …

Science says there’s a very, very good reason why you’re afraid of spiders

If just the sight of a spider or snake is enough to send a shiver up your spine you already know you’re not alone, but did you ever stop to think …

Spiders

Researchers invent camouflaged membrane that hides like an octopus

No other animal has mastered camouflage like the octopus. The mightiest of these morphing creatures, the mimic octopus, contorts its body into a thin ribbon and adopts the colors of a venomous sea serpent to scare predators away. Divers have seen mimic octopuses masquerade as lion fish, sea stars, …

Robotics

Scientists just discovered organisms that are distinct from any life forms known to science

New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with one thing in common: a backbone. This single shared …

Biology

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

High-Tech Science Solves the Mystery of 800-Year-Old Scroll

Eight hundred years ago, teenager Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man in Italy. He then headed to a cave where he lived for 34 years, …

Scientific Research

Scientists Bust Up Black Hole Theory Using World's Most Powerful X-Ray Machine

Should you find yourself inside a black hole, you will die. Should you find yourself near a black hole, you will also die. Aside from the fact that …

Physics

After Webb: Scientists Make the Case for Even Bigger Telescopes

With NASA's James Webb Space Telescope set to launch in late 2018, researchers are already talking about the next generation of telescopes. That's …

Universe

Scientists find languages not used since Dark Ages among ancient manuscripts recovered from monastery

Languages not seen since the Dark Ages have come to light after scientists used a new method to inspect a trove of ancient manuscripts found in a …

Archaeology

Cyborg Bacteria Covered in Tiny Solar Panels Are Changing The Future of Clean Fuel

"These bacteria outperform natural photosynthesis."<p>In an effort to improve the efficiency of natural photosynthesis, a researcher at the University …

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Procrastination

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Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience — and not just any conscious experience, your …

Consciousness

Chinese Scientists Just Set the Record for the Farthest Quantum Teleportation

Chinese scientists have just shattered a record in teleportation. No, they haven't beamed anyone up to a spaceship. Rather, they sent a packet of …

Quantum Mechanics

The brain may learn by building 11-dimensional "sandcastles"

We're all familiar with four dimensions – height, width, depth and time – but according to theoretical physics, the universe could be composed of as …

Neuroscience

How Things Spread : NPR One

A Look Inside The Brain In Real Time

A talk by Christopher DeCharms This is an amazing concept to see in action, a form of brain scanning technology which shows brain activity in real …

Amazing

Soft, synthetic retinas may offer a better implant solution

Scientists have been trying to replace retinas in otherwise healthy eyes to help people suffering from diseases like retinitis pigmentosa. Unfortunately, earlier efforts were only able to use rigid, hard materials, which are very different from the natural retina. A researcher at Oxford University, …

Biology

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

The Brain

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Parenting

Why do your shoelaces keep coming untied? These scientists are on the case

You know the feeling: You knot and triple-knot your shoelaces and then you look down and those sorry fasteners are whipping about untied, just …

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

The Brain