Jeremy Hall

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The brightest object in the universe was just discovered, but is it still there?

Space is dark, which makes finding bright things like stars pretty darn easy. It also makes it possible for high-powered telescopes to spot things …

Universe

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work

The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half.<p>The news last fall that stents inserted in patients with heart disease to keep arteries open work no better than a placebo ought to be shocking. Each year, hundreds of thousands of American patients receive stents for …

Health Care

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Physics

How We Define Distance In An Expanding Universe

Recently the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has completed the largest map of the universe thus far. The map focuses on the positions of quasars. These objects are powered by supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies, and are so bright they can be seen from the farthest regions of the …

Slow Down! Researchers Spot Possible Speeding 'Renegade' Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have spied the possible aftermath of a colossal black hole collision that happened in the center of a galaxy far, far away.<p>Usually, …

A Top Mathematician Dives Into the Mysteries of Time, Chaos, and Consciousness | Heleo

“What gets me up in the morning to wrestle with problems is the fact that I don’t know the answer. That’s what excites me.”<p><b>Marcus du Sautoy</b> is the …

Equations

NASA accidentally sold part of the moon and would like it back, please

NASA has made record-breaking progress for humans. Launching men into space. Sending satellites into orbit. Heady technological stuff beyond what …

US scientists discover new method of water splitting; could solve hurdles in producing hydrogen

<b>Houston:</b> University of Houston physicists have found a new way of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen which could be an effective method of …

Mining the Moon for Rocket Fuel Could Get Us to Mars

How to build a gas station between Earth and the Moon.<p><b>By Gary Li, University of California, Los Angeles; Danielle DeLatte, University of Tokyo;</b> …

Space Exploration

Scientists Suggest Gravitational Waves Could Be Used to Search for Extra Dimensions

The search for extra dimensions within our Universe continues, but this time scientists have suggested that gravitational waves may be the key to …

First journey to Mars will include a yearlong lunar layover

Nobody likes layovers, but the first astronauts heading to Mars will get to experience one of the longest such experiences of their lives. They’ll …

Space Science

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

We've hit next-level physics.<p>For the first time ever, physicists have managed to directly detect a hydrogen bond within a single molecule - meaning …

Chemistry

Scientists Have Discovered a New Quantum State of Matter

Quantum liquid crystals exist.<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid …

This 17 Year Old May Have Revolutionized Brain Injury Treatment

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The Brain

A giant neuron found wrapped around the entire circumference of an animal brain could help explain consciousness

For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse's brain, and it's so densely connected across both hemispheres, it could finally explain the origins of consciousness.<p>Using a new imaging technique, the team detected the giant neuron …

What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?

The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial.<p>Let's back up. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." …

Biology

A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of <i>Saccorhytus coronarious</i> fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution<p>You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our …

Prehistory

Why a Single Run Makes You Smarter

And other low-impact ways to enhance your brain.<p>If only getting smarter worked the way it does for the robots on <i>Westworld</i>—a few taps on a tablet, and boom, instant IQ points. Until then, we still have to hack our brains using more old-fashioned tactics. And while the results are less dramatic—you …

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

Sugar

Scientists Discover How The Brain Helps The Body Fight Bacteria

Your immune system isn't alone.<p>The brain may not only control our thoughts and basic physical functions.<p>Recent studies indicate that it also controls …

Microbiology

Watch Two Google Homes Have an Endless and Sometimes Unsettling Conversation

The future of artificial intelligence?<p>Would you like to see the best thing on the internet today? Some genius set up two Google Homes to converse with each other, and livestreamed it to the world. These Google Homes are obviously not running default software, but we're pretty sure this is an …

4 Biotech Stocks to Buy in January

When an entire sector goes on sale it tends to create bargains. There's no doubt that the biotech sector has the blue-light special flashing right now, as it has massively underperformed the <b>S&P 500</b> year to date. Knowing that, we asked a team of healthcare contributors to highlight a biotech stock …

The case against sugar

A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes<i>By Gary Taubes</i>Read at Aeon

Want to be smarter and have a better memory? Eat foods rich in this

According to a study by the University of Illinois, eating foods rich in lutein – like many leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables for example – …

Multiple sclerosis drug 'a landmark'

<b>A drug that alters the immune system has been described as "big news" and a "landmark" in treating multiple sclerosis, doctors and charities say.</b><p>Trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest the drug can slow damage to the brain in two forms of MS.<p>Ocrelizumab is the first drug …

Las Vegas' City Government Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy.<p>Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city governement entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for nearly a decade. The goal was reached …

The Sport for Smart People? Running.

Running seems mindless enough: you lace up, stretch, warm up and go (or so I’ve heard, ahem). Some people look to it as a workout that gives you time …

Scientists take on what was once thought impossible: reversing aging

Thinning and graying hair, wrinkles, arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and maybe dementia. The list of age-related maladies is …

Telomere

The largest glacier in East Antarctica is being melted by warm water

Scientists at institutions in the United States and Australia have published a set of unprecedented ocean observations near the largest glacier of …