Ekaterina Lemeshonok

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The Mystery of Jupiter’s Swirling Colors Is Finally Solved, Scientists Say

The answer was buried way below the surface.<p>A new study has finally offered an explanation for Jupiter’s trippy colors and unusual swirls. These …

Astronomy

Stunning photos of the Perseid meteor shower show streaks across the night sky

The Perseid meteor shower, a phenomenon producing up to 60 to 70 meteors per hour in the night's sky, peaked over the weekend.<p>The meteor shower was best viewed on the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13.<p>The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually, every summer and this year can be seen through Aug. …

Meteor Showers

Potential biomarker for autism in infancy

A study of young children with autism spectrum disorder reveals altered brain waves compared to typically developing children during a motor control …

Autism

Did Schizophrenia Evolve Along With Our Brains?

Being human isn't all complex tool use and introspection. We also have to live with the side effects of our evolutionary ascent.<p>For instance, walking …

Neuroscience

Schlitterbahn’s Tragic Slide

It was a Sunday afternoon, August 7, 2016, the temperature a pleasant 78 degrees, as ten-year-old Caleb Schwab began the 264-step climb to the top of …

Crime

Refinery29, Kylie Jenner, and the Denial Underlying Millennial Financial Resentment

Lately, the air has been crackling with financial resentment. Tweets and articles about money—about, say, how Kylie Jenner is a self-made billionaire, or how two rich college graduates chose their expensive apartment in Kips Bay, or how one young woman lives in New York on an intern’s salary and a …

Kylie Jenner

Don’t Throw It Away—Take It to the Repair Cafe

This series of workshops aims to keep broken items out of the landfill, and it might help you save a few bucks, too.<p>Charlie Goedeke carefully examined the fabric shaver I’d placed in front of him. The motor had stopped working, or so I assumed. Using a voltage tester, he checked to make sure the …

Repairs

This Is Your Brain On Music

USC's Dr. Assal Habibi has been studying the brains of 80 kids for five years in the hopes of answering the question: does studying music enhance …

Los Angeles

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream, And It's Probably Exactly What You'd Think

Sleep tight.<p>Dreaming is one of the strangest things that happens to us, and for as long as we have been recording history, we have been puzzling over …

Sleep

What is love? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Experts say the western ideal of romantic love is constantly disappointing us. Which is a shame because our culture loves romantic love. It’s an idea that pervades pop music, novels, TV and film. Somewhere out there our perfect match is waiting to meet us, so the theory goes. But maybe love isn’t …

Relationships

The Truth About 'Video Game Addiction'

Addiction

How Koko forever changed the way we think about gorillas

Koko was 13 years old when she learned her beloved kitten, All Ball, died after being hit by a car.<p>Visibly upset, the western lowland gorilla kept …

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte cells to mediate …

Neuroscience

Many Psychedelics Share This Common Trait — And It Will Literally Change The Way You Think

This helps explain why they are increasingly seen as a valuable treatment for psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, and addiction.New …

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Culture<p>There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to investigate. They each arrive at a different part. One runs his hands over its …

Wildlife

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

Amy Adams Explores Her Dark Side

She made her name playing a princess who gets her happy ending. For her next chapter, Amy Adams finds herself in a new light.<p>Amy Adams gets what she calls “the feels”—visceral vibes sparked by a sound, a smell, a setting, a certain something that triggers a memory. New York’s Central Park is loaded …

Menopause may play a major factor in Alzheimer’s, how to protect yourself

Brain Hugs: Psychedelic Drugs Help Neurons Reach Out to Each Other

New research suggests that LSD and similar drugs can help improve neural plasticity and potentially treat depression and anxiety.<p>A new molecular …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's new book aims to teach astrophysics to kids at the speed of light

Neil deGrasse Tyson believes kids can learn astrophysics, too, and he's adapting his time-saving best-seller on the topic to teach them.<p>Tyson's 2017 book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is being adapted for children as Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry and is scheduled to publish in …

Why Older People Are Using the Blood of Teenagers to Live Longer

Is teen blood the new elixir of life? No, but that's not stopping people from trying.<p>Getting older and dying is so inconvenient. Eating a healthy …

What causes alcohol addiction? Study investigates

Is a faulty signaling mechanism in the brain area that processes emotion the reason that only a minority of those who drink alcohol become addicted …

The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

The Cauliflower Dish 100+ People Order Every Night (& How to Make It at Home!)

I’m just going to put this one out there: I have a feeling we could all stand to shake up our roasted vegetable game this time of year, am I right? We’ve only <i>just</i> crossed the threshold into spring, but a quick look outside will tell you <i>real</i> spring is still a ways off. Farmers markets are still …

This Is How All Your Favourite Chefs Make Scrambled Eggs

One of the most basic recipes everyone learns is scrambled eggs, but the truth is perfectly scrambled eggs are a lot trickier than they seem. Much …

Breakfast

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking