Nikolai Aunbakk

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Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

Research suggests that gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, offering new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions<p>Far from being silent partners that merely help to digest food, the bacteria in your gut may also be exerting subtle influences on your …

Neuroscience

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

Dogs and Certain Primates May Be Able To See Magnetic Fields

Some animals are capable of magnetoreception—an added sense that helps them detect magnetic fields. European scientists have now learned that the …

His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Temple University

We might be able to train our bodies into thinking we’ve had medicine — and it could have serious implications for the future of treatments

A cheerful student from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she had curly brown hair and a pale, moon-shaped face, and she loved playing trumpet in her high-school band.<p>But in 1983, she was diagnosed with lupus, a condition in which the immune system destroys the body's healthy tissues.<p>It ran rampant, …

Immune System

DNA rarely resembles the iconic double helix scientists saw for the first time 60 years ago — and its strange ’supercoils’ dramatically change how it behaves

Instead, double-helix DNA is further wrapped into complex shapes that can play a profound role in how it interacts with other molecules.<p>"DNA is way more active in its own regulation than we thought," said Lynn Zechiedrich, a biophysicist at Baylor College of Medicine and one of the researchers …

Genetics

The films to watch in autumn 2015: from Everest to Star Wars

Film,Action and adventure,Culture,Science fiction and fantasy,Drama,Crime,Comedy,Johnny Depp,Ridley Scott,Anne Hathaway,Michael Fassbender,Emily Blunt,Carey Mulligan,Tom Hiddleston,Colin Farrell,Hugh Jackman,James Bond,Alan Bennett,Steve Jobs<p>Meryl Streep leads the Suffragettes, Bond battles …

Angelina Jolie

Perfect Things: 2014 Editors' Choice Awards

This We Like<p>Greek islands and a slope-side bloody mary... Trusty boots and a more comfortable bike seat... Explorers who won't quit and a cabin you can take with you.<p>These and 49 other things make us stand up and say, "Yes!"<p>1. Fleece<p>It pills up. It melts in the dryer. It often smells like a wet …

Purple Tomatoes: The Next Superfood?

If you thought square watermelons were crazy, wait until purple tomatoes hit shelves.<p>Why purple? Studies show that anthocyanin—the antioxidant that makes blueberries blue—helps to prevent cancer. Researchers at the John Innes Centre in Britain believe that these purple tomatoes will improve the …

Magnetosphere Is Collapsing

When it comes to matters of planetary well-being, climate change tends to dominate the conversation, but there's an elephant in the room that needs addressing: the magnetosphere. The magnetic field generated by the Earth's molten core that protects us from the hellish power of solar winds is …

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The Gear to Win Olympic Gold

Thousands of athletes will vie for Olympic gold next month at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. And while success in each sport ultimately comes down to each individual, it definitely helps to be competing on the best gear in the world. Sometimes it can make all the difference. This is our …

Free Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the largest city in Norway and the country’s economic hub, with a true-to-its-roots leaning toward maritime trade and industries. But a ruffian Viking heritage and a number two spot among the world’s most expensive cities in 2010 are no reason to plunder the capital city. Vigeland Sculpture …

Koppi Anne & Kalle Freese – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Enjoy this short, but sweet video interview with Anne Lunell from Koppi Coffee in Helsingborg, Sweden. Anne talks with Kalle Freese, the current …

Tactile electronic cat whiskers could help robots 'feel' their surroundings

Nanotechnology researchers from the Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley have developed highly tactile sensors that that work like …

Watch human-inspired artificial muscles move a robotic leg

People with cerebral palsy sometimes turn to an ankle brace to provide support for weak ankle and foot muscles, but it can limit their range of …

Snapchat beefs up security with ghost mascot image verification

It’s no secret that Snapchat has had issues with security. The company suffered a massive data breach back in December in which 4.6 million usernames …

Water, water everywhere—in our Solar System

Solar wind and space dust combine to create water; process works on the Moon, too.<p>Water ice is the most abundant solid material in the Universe. Much …

How Credit Card Numbers Work

Most of us carry credit cards and ATM cards. These, typically, have sixteen digits on the front. These digits are the unique account number for the …

Getting to Know Alternative Bananas

So you may have already heard that the banana we've all come to love, the Cavendish, is likely to become endangered during our lifetimes thanks to …

Did Polaroid Screw Up The Real-Life Instagram Camera?

Polaroid copies Instagram copying Polaroid, poorly.<p>Polaroid’s story over the past decade or so has been an ironic one, to say the least. Buffeted on all sides by cheap digital cameras and smartphones, the instant camera maker opted to stop production of its iconic analog camera and instant film …