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Transcending Our Brain Created Reality: A New Call to Lift Nature’s Veil

Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D., <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The study of non-ordinary states of consciousness is quickly becoming an established area of scientific …

Roche biotech drug offers new way to fight asthma

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - An experimental antibody drug from Roche has produced promising results in mid-stage tests for asthma, offering a new way to fight the breathing disorder.<p>The encouraging response seen with quilizumab, which the Swiss group is developing as a treatment for …

Feminist Biology Is the Latest Offering at University of Wisconsin-Madison

It's a post-doctoral program that focuses on uncovering and reversing sexism in science.<p>The University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to end sexism with science. The college announced the launch of a "feminist biology" post-doctoral fellowship, in which students will attempt to "uncover and reverse …

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Newly Discovered Wasp Literally Has Skeletons in Its Closet

A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.<p>As far as scientists know, the behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The new creature has been named <i>Deuteragenia ossarium</i>, or the "bone-house wasp," after the historical ossuaries piled …

Adult kidneys constantly grow, remodel themselves, study finds

(Medical Xpress)—It was thought that kidney cells didn't reproduce much once the organ was fully formed, but new research shows that the kidneys are …

Even More Photos Of The iPhone 6 Display Leaked

We recently saw some photos of the new display on Apple’s iPhone 6, we now have some more and these give us a better look at the display design on …

The three faces of Android Wear, compared

Google made much ado about the debut of Android Wear at its I/O conference keynote, and few would doubt that this is a potentially sea-changing move in the wearable space. However, the company didn't do much to address the differences between the first smartwatches using its brand-new platform. How …

Triple Monster Black Hole Discovered

Sometimes big, bad things comes in threes, including jumbo black holes.<p>The discovery of a trio of jumbo black holes circling the center of a distant galaxy, reported by astronomers on Wednesday, suggests that pairs or triplets of such monsters may be surprisingly common.<p>Astronomers have learned …

Scientists develop a 'nanosubmarine' that delivers complementary molecules inside cells

With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications, there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can …

Massive Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Today... But Don't Panic

NASA has reported that a shockwave from a massive solar flare will hit the Earth on Friday -- possibly knocking out communications and causing …

When bacteria kill us, it’s more accident than assassination – Ed Yong

The classic novel by H G Wells, <i>The War of the Worlds</i> (1898) – a tale of England besieged by Martian conquerors – ends not with a rousing and heroic …

How Comments Shape Perceptions of Sites' Quality—and Affect Traffic

Even if you don't realize it, unmoderated comments change the way you think about what you read.<p>There’s a game I like to play sometimes. It’s called “How many Internet comments do I have to read until I lose faith in humanity?” All too often, the answer is: <i>one comment.</i><p>From <i>The Atlantic</i> to Yahoo to …

3 simple things GitHub can do for science

It’s easy to use URLs for citing resources, but URLs are very ephemeral. One day that wonderful piece of code is there, and the next day it’s gone. …

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Modified worms grow two heads

Ant colonies: Powerful search engines that benefit from experience

Alone, an ant's wandering search for food may not seem particularly shrewd. But together, the critters' foraging strategies are a powerful search engine that could put those Google web crawlers to shame.<p>The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that ants …

Insects

Lima Raises $2.5 Million For Its Personal, Subscription-Free Dropbox

French startup Lima already did a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year, raising more than $1.2 million. But the company just raised even more money — French VC firm Partech Ventures invested $2.5 million.<p>As a reminder, Lima is a small device that you plug to your router, as well as one or …

Duke’s neuroscience technology gives students the power to play Pong with their minds

Duke University is currently working on neuroscience-based technology that gives people the ability to control and play arcade game <i>Pong</i> with their minds, News Observer reports.<p>By wearing wireless electrode caps, the device is able to capture the electrical energy emitted by neurons in the user's …

Science Weekly podcast: the synthetic biology revolution

With this month's news of a breakthrough in synthetic biology – extending the genetic code – we repeat a special edition of Science Weekly from July 2013, our report from the sixth international meeting on the subject at Imperial College London. <b>Alok Jha</b> met leading researchers to discuss the …

Doubt Grows about Gravitational Waves Detection

The astronomers who this spring announced that they had evidence of primordial gravitational waves jumped the gun because they did not take into …

Physics

New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …

Genetic tests suggest STAP stem cells ‘never existed’

Reports of a new kind of stem cell, produced by simply stressing mature mouse cells, kicked up a storm of controversy soon after their publication in</i> …