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An army of gamers just put a dent in Einstein's 'spooky' paradox

The experiment, played online around the world, appears to confirm that linked particles communicate faster than the speed of light.<p>I hope you're …

Quantum Mechanics

A Never-Before-Seen Virus Was Just Found in the Sea, and It Kills Bacteria

Their genomes are "quite different from other viruses."<p>When you think of a virus, you likely think of the microscopic agents that make life on land …

Next Tuesday: How does our brain learn?

The final session of the <b>Learning Innovation Conversation</b> series<b></b> from <b>Drexel University’s</b> <b>ExCITe Center</b>, focusing on neuroscience,<b></b> is happening Jan. …

Neuroscience

Engineers design artificial synapse for 'brain-on-a-chip' hardware

When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can't be beat.

Artificial Intelligence

MIT Scientists Design Artificial Synapse to Power Brain-Like Computer Chips

For once, analog is more powerful than digital.<p>A new era of computing just got closer, as researchers have created the design and run the first ever …

Toxin in centipede venom identified

A team of researchers from several institutions in China has identified the toxin in golden head centipede venom. In their paper published in …

Biology

"Dark Matter" DNA Influences Brain Development

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes—long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions—has teased scientists for more than a …

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China, meanwhile, has been racing ahead, …

How chilly water might change emergency medicine forever

For more than 50 years, doctors have sought to exploit the protective effects of cold on the human body, and therapeutic hypothermia to chill a patient's body temperature by a few degrees is now used for conditions ranging from heart failure to brain injury.<p>But at the University of Maryland in …

Medicine

Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

<i>Sabine Hossenfelder is a research fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany. Her research focuses on general relativity and quantum gravity. She is author of the blog</i> Backreaction <i>and her first book, Lost in Math, is set to appear in June. You can find her on Twitter at @skdh.</i><p>…

Dark Matter

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Protein helps old blood age the brains of young mice

Old blood can prematurely age the brains of young mice, and scientists may now be closer to understanding how. A protein located in the cells that …

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Nostalgic smell: Scientists reveal why fragrances take us back to the past

However, they need the instruction that the memories are to be saved.<p>Don't you start missing your partner when you get the smell of the perfume …

NASA’s upcoming WFIRST telescope has legit superpowers

Just when you thought Hubble and Kepler were everything, something almost unfathomably awesome has emerged from the brains of NASA.<p>Telescopes are …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

11 Genius Recipes for Stuffed Squash

Aside from pumpkins and PSLs, the arrival of squash means fall has arrived. The produce section of every market is loaded with them, and the internet is swapping thousands of recipes that include them. (Butternut squash desserts, anyone?) Whether you’re more partial to the tender acorn squash or a …

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

Physicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

Oldest evidence of life found in 3.95-billion-year-old rocks

The oldest evidence of life on Earth ever discovered may lie within rocks that are 3.95 billion years old, a new study finds.<p>The new finding represents the earliest sign of life yet on Earth by 200 million years or more, the researchers said.<p>Evidence of life early in Earth's history remains sparse …

Researchers Claim They Just Invented The "Ultimate" Method For Quantum Computing

Well, theoretically.<p>Today's working quantum computers are already more powerful than their traditional computing counterparts, but a pair of …

How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the conservative side. A study published in the Journal of Basic …

Psychology

Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes

Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large …

Cosmology

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

Something Mysterious Is Pulling Our Milky Way Through Space At A Much Faster Rate Than Expected. So What Could It Be?

Around four decades ago, astronomers became aware that our galaxy, the Milky Way, was moving through space at a much faster rate than expected.<p>At …

Astronauts in space have recorded a breathtaking new video of Earth's aurora

Auroras are one of the most beautiful and bewildering natural spectacles on Earth. But the view is even better from above.<p>The faint green glow of auroras is caused by high-energy particles from the sun plowing through Earth's atmosphere. Bands of the aurora dance, bob, and weave as the flow of …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Scientists Map the Receptor That Makes Weed Work

Add marijuana to humans, and you get some fairly predictable results: euphoria, hunger, introspection, anxiety, and a whole panoply of other effects. …