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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

Quantum biology: Algae evolved to switch quantum coherence on and off

A UNSW Australia-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird …

Metabolic map of human body created

(Medical Xpress)—Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) scientists have drafted a metabolic map of the human body that shows how human …

Fish Just May Be A Lot Smarter Than We Thought

Are fish smart? Yes, according to a new paper published this week in the journal Animal Cognition.<p>They also have more complex social lives than you might realize, too. For instance, some fish even give backrubs.<p>There's a kind of fish -- the cleaner wrasse -- that eats parasites and other nasty …

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.14.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s a question that’s perplexed …

Researchers tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

A team of Stanford University investigators has linked a particular brain circuit to mammals' tendency to interact socially. Stimulating this …

The Promise and Perils of Manipulating Memory - MIT Technology Review

When it comes to the study of memory, we might be living in something of a golden age. Researchers are exploring provocative questions about what …

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

Here are five stories we tell ourselves — five famous history stories that you have heard all your life — that aren't true. Not only are they not true, but historians have known they aren't true, said they aren't true, insisted they aren't true, and the stories don't change. We like them the way …

7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Fatal cellular malfunction identified in Huntington's disease

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington's disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new …

How repeatable is evolutionary history?

Writing about the weird soft-bodied fossils found in the Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies, paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould noted that of 25 …

Mammals defend against viruses differently than invertebrates

Biologists have long wondered if mammals share the elegant system used by insects, bacteria and other invertebrates to defend against viral …

The link between weed and schizophrenia is way more complicated than we thought

Study finds genetic overlap between cannabis use and schizophrenia<p>The association between marijuana and schizophrenia is historically fraught. In the 1960s and 1970s, scientists thought that smoking weed couldtrigger psychosis in just about anyone. Today, these findings are more nuanced, but …

Rethinking the Placebo Effect: How Our Minds Actually Affect Our Bodies

In 2013, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted a mind-bending debate on the nature of “nothing” — an inquiry that has occupied thinkers since the dawn of recorded thought and permeates everything from Hamlet’s iconic question to the boldest frontiers of quantum physics. That’s precisely what <i>New Scientist</i> …

6 ideas we wish Apple would revisit

[avocado-gallery ids=”281581,284678,92026,284680,284679,194547,228679″]<p>Got your own pick?<p>Agree or disagree with us on any of our picks? If there’s a concept, product, or feature you’d like to see Apple take another crack at, let us know in the comments below.

Christian radio host charged in sex probe

GAYLORD, Mich. — A radio host on a Christian radio station was arrested Friday on child-sex charges.<p>Authorities say John Balyo, 35, was arrested Friday morning at a Christian music festival near Gaylord, Mich. Balyo, who was the morning host on WCSG Radio, was arrested on charges of first-degree …

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.<p>They spotted the object in an image taken by Nasa's Cassini probe last year as it swung around the alien moon, more than a billion kilometres from Earth. …

Shadow network hits speeds up to 100 times faster than Google Fiber

Moto G on T-Mobile 3G in Portland, OR<p>What do you consider to be fast internet? 10 megabits per second? What about 100mbps? We’ve heard that LTE-A service in South Korea is pushing upwards of 400mbps, and that Google Fiber clocks in up to 1Gbps, but is that good enough? We are learning that certain …

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5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Hyperbole and a Half

I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space …

A Submarine to Explore the Ocean on Saturn's Moon, Titan

5 Intriguing Things is a curated collection of links that help us think about the future. Subscribe to the daily newsletter.<p><b>1. A proposed autonomous submarine for exploring the hydrocarbon sea of Kraken Mare on Titan, one of Saturn's moon.</b><p>"Titan is unique in the outer solar system in that it is the …

Never Say Die

Some people live far longer than others. If you could find out how, would you bottle it?<p><b>NIR BARZILAI IS 57 YEARS OLD.</b> There are wrinkles at the …

Alan Watts on Money vs. Wealth

<i>“What would you do if money was no object?”</i> pioneering British philosopher Alan Watts, who popularized Zen teachings in the West, asked in one of his most memorable lectures. And yet, despite our best efforts not to worry about it, money <i>is</i> an object — so much so that it renders the question all the …

Modern Stoicism

<i>This post is the transcript of Dr. Walter J. Matweychuk’s presentation at the STOICON 2017 conference in Toronto, Canada. Video recording of this</i> …

Modern Stoicism

Clinical psychologist and Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson has had a major impact on public discourse evidenced by his presence in online …