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Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Sandwich Theory 101: The Fine Art of Building Strategy

<i>By Paula Forbes, Epicurious</i><p>How to build a sandwich better.<p>A really good sandwich is greater than the sum of its parts. Somehow, it's possible to take the exact same ingredients used in an okay sandwich--meat, cheese, vegetables, condiments, bread--and rearrange them into something that's …

Zoology Notes 004: Chameleons contain crystals

Colour changes in chameleons are due to structural changes inside skin cells and not chemistry<p>It’s all about guanine nanocrystals.<p>What?<p>Guanine nanocrystals.<p>Many chameleons are capable of impressive changes in colour. Up until now, most people assumed that this was probably due to the movement of …

Zoology

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Jeremy</i><p>We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we're the melting pot of …

Benadryl may increase risk of Alzheimer's, study says

Need help with allergies—or sleeping? Be careful: A new study finds that some sleeping aids and allergy pills, including Benadryl and Nytol, are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.<p>The study looked at "anticholinergic" drugs, which block acetylcholine, a nervous …

Alzheimer's Disease

Kepler telescope identifies ancient solar system

<b>An ancient solar system similar to our own has been discovered by scientists.</b><p>Studying data from the Kepler telescope, the team, led by the University of Birmingham, found a star orbited by five planets similar in size to Earth.<p>The system, 117 light-years away, is the oldest known of its kind, …

Universe

The Physics of the Racing Line: How to Have the Absolute Quickest Lap Times

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you learned the basic rules of track lapping in kindergarten: Get in line, stay in line, and follow the line. And no hitting others. Mastering the concept, however, requires a physicist’s understanding of how dramatically a slight misstep can adversely affect your …

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Brain surgery for epilepsy sufferers

There are 1,000 epilepsy-related deaths a year, approximately 600 of which are attributable to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). Most people who die are young, often in their 20s.<p>BBC Newsnight's James Clayton has been given access to epilepsy brain surgery at the National Hospital for …

Neurology

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Serotonin Map Of The Brain Could Help Scientists Create Better Antidepressants

An estimated 350 million people around the world, and 3.3 million American adults, suffer from depression.<p>In the U.S., 10 percent of adults (and as many as 25 percent of women in their 40s and 50s), are taking antidepressants, most of which operate by targeting serotonin receptors in the brain. …

Your Next Car's Touchscreen Might Use Infrared Lights

You'll have to not see it to believe it<p>The technology that inhabits our car dashboards is generally less impressive than what we carry around in our pockets these days, but there's hope. Both Google and Apple are making plays to up the software in our automobiles, and now auto-part maker …