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Scientists peek at memories being made - Futurity

USC (US) — Using microscopic probes, researchers can see the physical changes that occur when …

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Children can only be as funny as their parents

Children will only ever be as funny as their parents as they learn by imitation, according to new research.<p>Children begin to develop a sense of humour from the age of 18 months but will only be as funny as their parents, the study shows.<p>Young children learn to be funny by copying adults, so it is …

Every Night You Lose More Than A Pound While You're Asleep (For The Oddest Reason)

<b>Editor's Note: Robert has added an update to this post. Scroll down to read it.</b><p>Here's a simple question: Why do you weigh more when you go to sleep than when you wake up? Because you do. In the video below, you'll see the evidence. You can check this yourself. Somehow, while doing absolutely …

A revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

This is the first ever 3D microstructural model of the entire human brain, and it’s publicly available to researchers world-wide at no cost.<p>Imagine …

Insulin-making cells multiply in test tubes - Futurity

WASHINGTON U. – ST. LOUIS (US) — Scientists have coaxed clusters of insulin-making human cells …

Nasa selects newest class of astronauts who could lead mission to Mars

Members of Nasa's newest astronaut class, a group that includes the highest number of women since the program began more than 50 years ago, have been …

Coffee's Natural Creamer

Coffee beans are filled with oils that emerge from coffee grounds under high pressure. These oils form the crema - "the frothy stuff" on top of an espresso. In the last installment of Science Friday's series on coffee, food-science writer Harold McGee, author of <i>On Food and Cooking</i>, explains the …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Watch Live: Adorable Baby Snow Leopards

Author: Joe Hanson. Joe Hanson Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.21.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:59 pm. 1:59 pm<p>Your browser does not support iframes.<p>These …

Plant genes reveal when photosynthesis began - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — New analysis more precisely pinpoints the origin of photosynthesis in plants, …

Stonehenge Revealed: Why Stones Were a "Special Place"

Lead archaeologist at Stonehenge discusses his team's discoveries in new book.<p><b>The eerie megaliths of Stonehenge have inspired speculation for centuries.</b>

Traveling Light: GE Composites Give Brand New Airbus Jet a Lift

GE has started building an advanced composites plant that will supply lightweight wing components for one of the world’s most innovative passenger …

Here Comes the BigBrain, a 3-D Model at Nearly Cellular Resolution

In 1669, Danish anatomy pioneer Nicolas Steno remarked, “The brain, the masterpiece of creation, is almost unknown to us.” To some extent, modern …

Battery Breakthrough: Four Times More Energy Storage Demonstrated Using Sulfur

We live in a world hungry for electricity. New factories, new consumer electronics, new cars fueled by electrons. Engineers are racing to find better …

Bits of Arthur C. Clarke and 'Star Trek' celebs will sail in deep space

When the Sunjammer solar sail is launched for a deep-space test next year, small samples from sci-fi guru Arthur C. Clarke and three pioneers of the "Star Trek" TV series will be going along for the ride. And you can send a message as well.<p>It's all part of a memorial spaceflight organized by the …

Suborbital rocket sends experiments — and ashes — into space and back

A suborbital sounding rocket launched seven space-technology experiments — plus some unusual commercial payloads — from New Mexico's Spaceport America on Friday.<p>The 20-foot-tall (6-meter-tall) UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket rose into the sky just before 8 a.m. MT (10 a.m. ET), reached an altitude …

'Space Penguin' PHOTO: Hubble Captures Arp 142 Galactic Collision In The Constellation Hydra

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Space Penguin!<p>Alright, it's not exactly "Star Wars." But this image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, does show a dramatic clash of galaxies. Scientists believe that the head of the bird (in the upper portion of the photograph) is the result of …

An inside look at the world's largest solar-powered boat

Catamarans are fairly odd-looking boats, but earlier this week a special breed was docked at the North Cove Marina in Lower Manhattan. Alongside the typical handful of South Florida-based yachts that pop up here during the summer was an angular, flat-topped catamaran with a glistening blue deck …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from this week in the worlds of science and technology, including the planet’s largest solar-powered boat, the Paris Air Show and the aftermath of a forest fire.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>Astronaut photography, a tiny helicopter and a hovering bike<p>Rocket launch, a …

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Supermoon over Portugal

Photo by our friend Rui Lopes, taken in Portugal, near his house in a village called Coja in Coimbra region.<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit …

Bigger and brighter 'super moon' lights up night sky - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jun/23/supermoon-elliptical-orbit-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>We round up some of the best images of the …

Inside the private push for consumer space travel

Since the 1960s and PanAm's ill-fated Moon Flights Club, commercial passenger flights to space have been a tantalizing dream, one that's expected to finally come to fruition within the next year. For its cover story this week, <i>New York Magazine</i> takes an in-depth look at the industry, including …

Short-lived Pear Shaped Atomic Nuclei Observed at CERN

An international team at the ISOLDE radioactive-beam facility at CERN has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric, pear-like shapes. Most …

Why Are People Applying to Go To Mars and Never Come Back?

Over the past two-plus weeks, more than 78,000 people around the world have applied to be the first people to settle on Mars.<p>One-minute videos with …

78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars Through Mars One

Mars One is a Dutch not-for-profit organization that has the lofty goal of establishing a human settlement on Mars in 2023. The organization has been …

A 'Pumpkin' Pod For Flying To The Moon Like A Princess

Northrop Grumman performed a viability study on plans from a private startup that wants to send people to the moon for a cool $750 million.<p>Ready to land on the moon like a princess? Private spaceflight startup the Golden Spike Company has released plans for a lunar lander with a round pod, …

Exploring An Ever-Expanding Universe

Saul Perlmutter shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery that the universe was expanding at an accelerating rate. Perlmutter explains how supernovae and other astronomical artifacts are used to measure the expansion rate, and explains what physicists are learning about "dark energy" …