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This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

PCMag spent a day at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are finding their way into …

​ANU researchers build 'brain-on-a-chip' for future brain prosthetics

Researchers from the university have successfully grown brain cells on a semiconductor wafer.<p>Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) …

Neuroscientists say having a baby shrinks mothers’ brains

Women who are pregnant often report feeling a little fuzzy, a little dim and more forgetful than usual, but medical research has produced mixed data to support the so-called “baby brain” phenomenon. Now a study that used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) confirms that mothers lose brain …

The Brain

Study: Psychopathy linked to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex

Neuroimaging data from incarcerated criminals suggests that psychopathy is related to abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex of the …

What causes that feeling of being watched

You feel somebody is looking at you, but you don’t know why. The explanation lies in some intriguing neuroscience and the study of a strange form of brain injury.<p>Something makes you turn and see someone watching you. Perhaps on a busy train, or at night, or when you’re strolling through the park. …

Astronomers Discover A Fast Radio Burst That's Even Stranger Than Ones Detected Before

A study revealed last week a team of scientists discovered a Fast Radio Burst that is unusual even by the standards used to judge FRBs. This …

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Jesse Engel is playing an instrument that's somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century …

How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

9 Foods Girls With Great Hair Always Eat

Healthy, shiny hair never goes out of style. Walk down any vitamin isle and you'll see tons of supplements promoting stronger, longer locks. But …

An Introduction to the Maillard Reaction: The Science of Browning, Aroma, and Flavor

If you're a regular reader of Serious Eats, you've definitely seen us refer to the Maillard reaction time and again. That's because the Maillard reaction is responsible for the browned, complex flavors that make bread taste toasty and malty, burgers taste charred, and coffee taste dark and robust. …

Ten Things Strong Leaders Do -- That Weak Ones Don't

Dear Liz,<p>My boss “Elaine” hired me in September to manage a technical writing team. I enjoy the job. Elaine is a good leader. Everything is great so far except for one thing.<p>My fellow supervisors don’t like my leadership style. It intimidates them, I guess. I call things the way I see them. What’s …

Career Development

Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself

If deep learning will be as big as the internet, it’s time for everyone to start looking closely at it<p>The world is quietly being reshaped by machine learning. We no longer need to teach computers how to perform complex tasks like image recognition or text translation: instead, we build systems that …

Machine Learning

Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

What Happens When Travel Meets Politics and Global Unrest: 5 Podcast Takeaways

We looked at political trends for a recent episode of the Skift Podcast, which explored the role of the U.S. government in promoting or discouraging …

75 Apps That Will Save You Time as a Busy Professional

The right apps can help you be more productive and effective and run a business more efficiently.<p>When you're constantly multitasking and putting in long days--and who isn't?--the right apps can be a lifesaver. Once you hit on the combination that works for you, your personal and professional lives …

The Workout That'll Make You Feel Like a Gym Class Hero

Unleash your competitive side and work up a sweat with this fun routine.<p>So maybe it's not Thursday quite yet, but that doesn’t mean we can't throw it back to your P.E. class days with a fun sweat session guaranteed to be good time.<p>This workout—brought to you by the trainers at New York City-based …

Workouts

Theory explains why 25 percent of cultures cut male genitals

Almost 25 percent of indigenous societies practice some form of male genital cutting, ranging from circumcision to the ritual removal of a testicle. …

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Why Some People Are Attracted To Terrible Partners

The author of Deeper Dating explains what you need to know—right now—about your future relationships.<p>This is the way we have been taught to understand our attractions: You're either attracted to someone right now, or you won't ever be. For example, Ann was attracted to guys who were somewhat …

Relationships

I Donated My Eggs to a Friend—and It Ruined Our Relationship

"Despite how things turned out, I’ve never regretted donating."<p><i>When Alicia Young, now 47, saw two of her friends struggling to conceive, she jumped at the chance to help in one of the biggest ways possible. After making the monumental move of donating her eggs to both friends, her relationship with</i> …

How to Eliminate Mass Killers -- It's Common Sense

My tongue is firmly planted in my cheek, yet this is no joke. On April 15, 2013, two Muslim brothers killed three spectators (and later, a police officer) near the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon. On December 2, 2015, two Muslim terrorists murdered 14 fellow employees as they were …

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

His 18-month study uncovered a lot about how his brain -- and others -- works.<p>Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and …

The Brain

16 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us.<p>To help you get into your interviewer's head and learn what they want to see in a candidate, we rounded up a list of science-backed strategies to make yourself seem more likable, …

Employment

2 Dumbbells, 5 Minutes, No Rest—One Fat-Melting Finisher

You won’t believe what this super short workout has in store for your muscles and metabolism<p>When you read this headline, you probably thought: <i>Five minutes? Come on … that’s all?</i><p>But trust us, that’s enough.<p>This total-body ladder workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer 2015 Winner Gideon Akande …

How I finally won my weight war at 50

Who says you have to give in to middle-age spread? Not Lowri Turner - who after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting - says she's never been fitter<p>It’s the small moments that remind me of how different I am now. Like the time recently when I was in a changing room with my eight-year-old daughter and she …

The Science of Yoga: Physical Yoga is only 12.5 % of YOGA

View Comments<p>Unlike what most people understand – Yoga is not merely physical exercises to keep one’s body healthy. The true meaning of the word YOGA …

Human DNA found in hot dogs - and 10% of vegetarian sausages contain meat

In news that is likely to shock meat eaters and herbivores alike, some very disturbing ingredients have been found in hot dog sausages<p>Not only is processed meat apparently really bad for you, it also could be making us cannibalistic.<p>A study of both meat and vegetarian hot dogs showed that they …

The disturbing reality of sexual assault on airplanes

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Earlier this month I took a British Airways flight from London to Los Angeles. About 30 minutes before landing, two flight attendants approached the man seated in front of me. They informed him that a sexual-assault complaint had been made against him during the flight, …

Los Angeles

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …