Kelvin Cheung

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Brain-to-brain communication is not a conversation killer

Researchers at the University of Washington claim to have made a scientific breakthough. The only problem is that it's still much easier to talk to someone<p>It's a milestone breakthrough you would think came straight from science fiction, but a recent study conducted by the University of Washington …

The antimatter factory: inside the project that could power fusion and annihilation lasers

Physicists have been chasing antimatter technology for more than 80 years now — driven by the promise of oppositely oriented particles that explode in a burst of energy whenever they make contact with their more common counterpart. If we could tame antimatter, those explosions could be used to …

Whoa! Scientists Grow A Brain In A Dish

It may not be same shape as a 9-week-old embryonic human brain, but it's got a lot of the same functional organization.<p>Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have grown a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain in the lab using …

Neurons show why learning's tougher as we age - Futurity

The behavior of inhibitory neurons suggests why learning is easier for the young and more …

When we lose our balance, brain catches on fast - Futurity

Scientists have developed a way to see what happens in the brain between starting to …

Sweating Yourself Slim: The Truth About Perspiration And Fat Loss

Ahh, good ol’ perspiration, is there anything more indicative of a hard workout than a puddle of sweat under your toes? Well, actually yes, there is, …

Olympic Lifts

Yes, the barbell snatch and the barbell clean and jerk are amazing exercises. When it comes to developing speed, athleticism, and total-body power, they are second to none. These Olympic lifts engage nearly all of your muscles to move weights farther and faster than conventional exercises, and they …

1912 Eighth-Grade Exam Stumps 21st-Century Test-Takers

Are you smarter than an eighth grader? How about an eighth grader who graduated in 1912? A copy of an eighth-grade exam from that year shows test-taking wasn't so easy for those early-20th-century students.<p>Bullitt County History Museum, located in Shepherdsville, Ky., received a copy of a 1912 …

Farmer Carry

It was only 165 pounds per hand and the rules were simple: Go as far as you can without dropping the weights. “Grab the handles, deadlift up, and march around for a while” sounds like a simple set of rules to follow.<p>Eight loops into the event, I staggered to the right and crashed both implements …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

10-Minute Total-Body Workout: Men's Health.com

The 10-Minute Transformation<p>Directions<p>Perform each exercise below for up to 60 seconds (stop if you lose good form), moving from one to the next without rest. Once you've completed all 10 exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Complete the circuit up to four times total, three times a week, allowing …

Human urine stem cells used to grow teeth

Tooth grown in 3 weeks inside mouse kidney<p>A figure from the paper shows one of the tooth-like structures removed from a mouse kidney three weeks …

Science Reveals Wolverine's True Weaknesses

In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.<p>In a new summer film, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly will lose the reason he has been able to <i>snikt!</i> though skirmishes, scuffs, and …

The Physics Of Usain Bolt's Record-Breaking Sprint

Usain Bolt's historic 100m dash at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.<p>In 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, Usain Bolt beat his own previous world record by 0.11 seconds, running a 9.58-second 100-meter dash. The record is getting more and more difficult to break, as it's history shows …