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How to Have the Most Fun in Your Free Time, According to Science

The calendar is an indispensable tool in our over-committed and over-stimulated culture, and one no longer reserved solely for work commitments and …

Ohio State University

Why Social Science Needs Evolutionary Theory - Facts So Romantic

<i>The lack of willingness to view human cognition and behavior as within the purview of evolutionary processes has prevented evolution from being fully</i> …

Psychology

How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource

What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the …

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

There's something strange happening in the universe that is making humanity's most cutting-edge physics experiments contradict one another.<p>Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting with it at …

Physics

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.<p>The X-ray …

Universe

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

University of California

Vitamin C Is Essential For Plant Growth

Scientists have proved for the first time that vitamin C is essential for plant growth. This discovery could have implications for agriculture and …

How Scientists Think

YouTube

Virus that lives in Yellowstone hot springs described

A new study explains how a lemon-shaped virus assembles itself and how the virus ejects the DNA it carries into host cells.

Scientists Just Made Sheep-Human Hybrids. Here's What You Need to Know

The chimera is real.<p>Researchers have achieved a new kind of chimeric first, producing sheep-human hybrid embryos that could one day represent the …

Genetics

Scientists Explore Ties Between Alzheimer's And Brain's Ancient Immune System

Beer has fueled a lot of bad ideas. But on a Friday afternoon in 2007, it helped two Alzheimer's researchers come up with a really a good one.<p>Neuroscientists Robert Moir and Rudolph Tanzi were sipping Coronas in separate offices during "attitude adjustment hour" at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Immune System

Forget Wi-Fi. Meet the new Li-Fi Internet | Harald Haas

Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

Communicate

Where Does All My Snot Come From?

Brain Cells Share Information With Virus-Like Capsules

The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.<p><i>Updated: January 12, 2018, 5:05 P.M. ET</i><p>When Jason Shepherd first saw the structures under a microscope, he thought they looked like viruses. The problem was: he wasn’t studying …

Biology

How do we decode the brain?

Decoding the Brain<p>Researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs alike are working on developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Among them is Elon …

Neurophilosophy

10 Times Science Proved the World Is Amazing in 2017

1 of 12<p>An Amazing World<p>A spinach leaf, pumping with human heart cells. The world's driest desert, overflowing with vibrant wildflowers. An ape with …

Nature

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 it leads to the discovery of …

Dominican Republic

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 …

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

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>When you’re born, your brain is set up with all the physical abilities it needs …

Neuroscience

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 …

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, …

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

by Kristin Houser September 14, 2017 Hard Science 80581<p>New Life<p>On the tree of life, humans share a branch with a diverse array of creatures, all with …

Biology

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

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, …

Biology