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What Hangovers Have To Do With Your Genes

By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer<p>Published: 08/26/2014 12:03 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins in Australia suggests.<p>Researchers looked for links between the study participants' …

Screen Strain: Why The TV Your Kids See Does Matter

The grocery-line screen flashes its cooking tips, and my baby twists his neck, owl-style, to gawk at the chefs making crab cakes. Screens are everywhere: not just in our homes, but our roads, planes, cars and restaurants. So what’s a parent to do, in the face of the 2011 station from the Academy of …

It's Better To Be Average -- And 16 Other Surprising Laws Of Human Sexual Attraction

Why do some people make us hot and bothered while others leave us cold? It can be hard to put your finger on the specific reason, but the scientists of sex appeal have some answers.<p>They've looked at all the human senses, from smell to hearing, and have come up with a surprising set of "laws" that …

How goalkeepers can use an illusion to save penalty kicks

Research suggests that goalkeepers can influence the accuracy of penalty shots by assuming a posture that mimics a classic optical illusion.<p>A sportsperson’s performance on the playing field can alter the way they see things, which in turn can affect their subsequent performance. A football player …

Gut Feeling: How Intestinal Bacteria Could Manipulate Your Brain

The next time you can’t figure out why you’re suddenly craving a huge slab of ultra-decadent chocolate cake—consider the possibility that it’s not just you doing the craving. New research suggests that the armies of bacteria living in our guts can pull the strings in our brains to get what they …

Do you hear things after playing video games? There's a name for that

When you switch off a video game, a really involving and engrossing video game, sometimes it doesn’t go away. Not straight away. Instead, it can linger in the mind, overlaying the real world.<p>At least that’s according to new research from Nottingham Trent University’s International Gaming Research …

The Science Of Bisexuality

It's complicated.<p>Bisexual folks have an image problem in America. Could science help?<p>A new feature, published in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, follows the efforts of the American Institute of Bisexuality to fund scientific studies on bisexuals. The institute works to combat damaging beliefs about …

Why is the speed of darkness faster than the speed of light?

Michael Stevens explains why darkness moves faster than light in this new episode of Vsauce. I usually find these explainers interesting because they …

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Blood test can predict risk of suicide

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, found that variations in a single gene can be used to predict if someone is likely to take their own life<p>A blood test that can predict whether someone may attempt suicide has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough which could prevent …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

GMO Facts: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked

Learn About These GMO Facts<p>Later this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture may approve the Arctic Granny and Arctic Golden, the first genetically modified apples to hit the market. Although it will probably be another two years before the non-browning fruits appears in stores, at least one …

Scientists Have Located the Brain's On/Off Switch for Consciousness

Every one of us loses consciousness on a daily basis: it's called sleep. But scientists have never understood which part of the brain controls when …

Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels

Biologists at UC San Diego have solved a long-standing mystery concerning the way plants reduce the numbers of their breathing pores in response to …

What Does Cold Sound Like? See If Your Ear Can Tell Temperature

Can you hear the difference between hot and cold?<p>A British "sensory branding company" called Condiment Junkie wanted to know the answer. They specialize in sound design for all sorts of advertisements. Now they're taking a look at how they might use sound design to make better beverage ads. Take …

Google Could Soon Put Ads Almost Everywhere–Even On Your Face

And on your refrigerator. And in your glasses. And in your car. And…<p>Google’s splashier investments–the self-driving cars, the cyborg face accessories, the “moonshots“–might grab all the headlines. As well they should! But it’s important to remember that the search giant’s more ambitious projects …

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Want To Make $1 Billion? Just Solve One Of These Huge Tech Problems

There's a lot of room for improvement when it comes to things like artificial intelligence, mobile payments, internet speeds, and even how we think and communicate.<p>So here's our list of the ten biggest problems in tech right now. Solve one of these, and you're on your way to billions.