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A cap that treats depression? Check the science before getting excited

When scientific breakthroughs are reported, no matter how exciting, journalists and readers alike need to cut through the hype and look at the evidence<p>Yesterday, an article in the Entrepreneurs section of the Guardian purported to reveal a “cloth cap that could help treat depression”. This claim …

Mental Health

A Movie You Can Control With Your Mind? It's Happening.

This story originally appeared on Reuters<p>Watching a movie has traditionally been a largely passive experience. But what if the person watching could influence what happens on-screen via their brainwaves? An experimental short-film called 'Scanners' aims to create a platform that bridges the gap …

Brainwaves

Study says that cats are 'more successful' than dogs throughout history

If you're of the belief that Hollywood's <i>Cats & Dogs</i> didn't offer a clear enough victor in the age-old "cats vs. dogs" debate, don't worry. Science is …

The Megafauna Massacre: Humans responsible for the extinction of ancient species

<b>Mammoth reproductions in the visitors' center Ark Nebra in Nebra, Germany, March 29, 2012. (AP/Jens Meyer)</b><p>Prehistoric humans and not climate change killed many iconic species, says a new study<p>Nassir Isaf<p>August 14, 2015 7:36pm (UTC)<p>Beginning 80,00 years ago, many of prehistory's most famous large …

How Quantum Symmetry Makes Solid Matter Possible

Physicists are forever dividing the universe into two classes of things– ordinary matter and dark matter, quarks and leptons, conductors and insulators. Some of these definitions are just matters of convenience, but others are fundamental to the structure of the universe. One of the most …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

Earth - What is our Universe made of?

If an alien managed to visit our Universe from a parallel reality, there is a high chance they would not even notice we exist.<p>In a way that's obvious: the Universe is enormous and our planet is but a small, pale blue dot. But it's worse than that: the aliens might not even notice all the stars and …

Dark Matter

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors are capable of being passed on to their children, the clearest sign yet …

Mount Sinai Hospital

Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls

Weird & Wild<p>The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.<p>Watching a dung beetle with its head to the ground, its rear in the air, and its hind legs kicking an enormous ball of poop—it’s difficult to imagine that these critters …

Universal flu vaccine comes closer, scientists say

<b>Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.</b><p>Two separate US teams have found success with an approach that homes in on a stable part of the flu virus.<p>That should remove the problem with current flu …

How Data Will Transform Science

In the late 17th century a middle-aged draper named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek became interested in the magnifying glasses he used to inspect fabric. He started experimenting with making his own and ended up creating one of the world’s first microscopes.<p>His work caught the attention of the Royal …