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What Your Face, Smell, and Walk Say About Your Personality, According to Science

New research shows people are oddly good at guessing your personality, even from the smallest clues.<p>We've all heard that first impressions are incredibly hard to shake. Experts often say that's because of cognitive biases that make it hard for people to change their opinions once they're formed …

Psychology

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Liquid storage of solar energy – more effective than ever before

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have demonstrated efficient solar energy storage in a chemical liquid. The stored energy …

Not so grey matter! Brain scans are transformed into beautiful and sprawling works of neon art

Beautiful images of your brain reveal to scientists how you function<p>Phrenologists used to have a monopoly on brain scans: they'd feel around on a patient's head for bumps and use a map of the skull to diagnose a person's secretive nature or conscientiousness or even how much they loved their …

Neurology
The Brain

Research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor.

A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6–10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of …

Depression

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …

The Brain

Can Scientists Create an Algorithm to Differentiate Right From Wrong?

With the onset of a world filled with AI, it’s imperative that there are rules and regulations in place monitoring these bots and protecting us …

Hindu Traditions - 20 Amazing Scientific Reasons Behind It

What are the rituals and practices of Hinduism? What is the science behind Hindu traditions?<p>Hindus have a tradition of paying regards to Sun God …

Woman's fart starts fire during surgery, causing serious burns to her body

A patient's flatulence sparked a fire which caused her serious burns to her body, according to a university hospital in Japan.<p>Although the incident occurred on April 15 at the Tokyo Medical University Hospital in the Shinjuku Ward, news of the accident is just being reported after a report was …

Medicine

What is IQ - and how much does it matter?

Earlier this year, 11-year-old Kashmea Wahi of London, England scored 162 on an IQ test. That’s a perfect score. The results were published by Mensa, …

Scientists discover elixir of youth

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered a natural compound found in avocado, broccoli and cucumber that has “remarkable anti-ageing effects in …

For the first time, scientists capture electron movements inside a solar cell

Ever since J.J. Thompson's 1897 discovery of the electron, scientists have attempted to describe the subatomic particle's motion using a variety of …

Quantum Mechanics

You May Be Able To Train Your Brain To Be Fearless

A developing treatment called neurofeedback may help people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.<p>All your fears, stresses and anxieties have one thing in common. They are sensed by a pair of pea-sized patches of neurons, called the amygdala, sitting deep inside your brain. So what if you could control …

The Brain

Physicists Accelerate Particles to Nearly 100% the Speed of Light

Across the globe, there are more than 30,000 particle accelerators that are used for a variety of different uses. Some of these machines, such as one …

The Science Behind Bermuda's Pink Sand Beaches

Bermuda conjures up images of pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and fruity cocktails complete with a little umbrella. Maybe you even hear a few …

Roller Coasters

Researchers find 'miracle cure' for baldness

A cure for baldness could be on the horizon after a new drug was found to restore hair growth in around four months.<p>The breakthrough offers hope to millions, specifically those people diagnosed with alopecia.<p>The autoimmune disease causes patchy and, in some cases, total hair loss.<br>But scientists …

Medicine

Do you live by the 'five-second rule'? Scientists just proved how gross it is

Imagine it's lunch. You are holding a fat slice of watermelon. It looks delicious. You move in for a bite. But something goes terribly wrong. The …

Robots can perform surgery inside your eyeballs

Doctors at Oxford University made medical history recently by successfully completing the first robot-assisted intraocular surgery. Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the university, and his team managed to gently peel off a 1/1000th millimeter membrane from the <i>inside</i> of a patient's …

Robots

Scientists Have Accurately Modelled a Virus Invading a Cell for the First Time

Know your enemy.<p>For the first time, scientists have created an accurate simulation of a virus invading a cell, and say it could lead to anti-viral …

Biology

Scientists Have Just Bred Live Mice Without Using Fertilised Eggs

Centuries-old assumptions about reproduction just got overturned.<p>In a world first, scientists have successfully bred mice without using fertilised …

Biology

Scientists Finally Discover Exactly Why Poison Ivy Makes You Itchy

They also discovered a promising new molecule that could serve as a poison ivy treatment.<p>Scientists working at Harvard University have only just now identified the process that causes your skin to develop a painful, itchy rash after touching poison ivy. Their results were published last month in …

Biology

Do Blind People Dream?

You may find yourself wondering: do blind people dream? If blind people do dream, what do they dream about? Can they see in their dreams? How else do …

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

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Cool Stuff

Scientists Have Set a New Record for Data Transmission Using Li-Fi

Sorry, wi-fi.<p>Back in November, a wireless technology called li-fi made a splash, proving to be 100 times faster than average wi-fi speeds in its …

Wi-Fi

Could Brain Research From The Past 15 Years Really Be Wrong?

A woman looks at a functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI), which shows what parts of the brain are more active when a person thinks about or does something. Different colors in the brain represent different levels of activity, such as blood flow or metabolism. (Photo credit: MIGUEL …

Neurology