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Gewelddadige videogames spelen verhoogt agressiviteit (nieuw onderzoek)

Er is nieuw onderzoek dat eerdere resultaten bevestigt dat het spelen van gewelddadige videogames agressief gedrag bevordert. De onderzoekers volgden …

The coral reefs that almost made scientists cry (for joy)

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>These are not fun times to be a coral reef researcher.<p>Like so much of environmental science, the field can be a dismal one, often devoted to documenting decline. There are mass die-offs, worldwide bleaching events, plagues …

El Niño

Darpa-funded implant travels to the brain via blood vessels

This neural-recording device, which is implanted into the brain through blood vessels, will make it easier to control artificial limbs from the brain.<p>…

Four ways to share your exact location with family (and why)

Checking in on a family member in 2016 is much easier than ever, and perhaps less invasive, too. We don't have to call or text to see that Sally hasn't left the house or that Dad is driving and should be home by 7.<p>We have apps that can passively keep an eye on friends and family members' …

Apps

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Donald Trump

Fukushima mutant daisies: Deformed flowers spotted at Japan's disaster site

Photographs of deformed daisies are doing the rounds in cyberspace, four years after the deadly Fukushima nuclear incident in Japan.<p>The white flowers …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Building bigger brains | Sharon Darwish

A new study uncovers the role of a single gene that can control brain size and intelligence — of zebrafish and guppies<p>Bottlenose dolphins have an average brain mass of 1.6 kg, slightly greater than that of humans, and about four times the size of chimpanzee brains.<p>Although you couldn’t really …

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg thinks telepathy tech is on its way

Social network chief believes we’ll be able to send thoughts to each other directly using technology in the future<p>Besides virtual reality, laser-toting satellites and artificial intelligence, what other futuristic technologies is Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg interested in? Oh, you know, …

Mark Zuckerberg

How to Reduce Deforestation While Growing More Food

The Plate<p><i>By Mark Murphy, Cargill</i><p>Every week it seems another study, article or video details the threats to our planet posed by deforestation.<p>It’s commonly estimated that about 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are linked to deforestation. A major driver of deforestation is agriculture, …

Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

We are in the middle of a mindfulness revolution.<p>According to Time, The Huffington Post and a host of other media outlets, mindfulness and meditation are having their moment in the spotlight. From hospitals to corporate wellness programs, mindfulness is — supposedly — a new path to relieving …

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Apple Watch

Are plants intelligent? New book says yes

A new book, Brilliant Green, argues that not only are plants intelligent and sentient, but that we should consider their rights, especially in the midst of the Sixth Mass Extinction<p>Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like …

Chimpanzees

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown<p>50 is the new 42, scientists have concluded, after discovering that the brains of middle-aged people are getting sharper and younger to keep up with the demands of modern …

Vrumi lets you rent out unused space in your house for a few hours per day

The premise behind Vrumi is simple and it’s already<p>somewhat irritatinglybeen billed as a sort of ‘daytime Airbnb’, which gives a pretty good idea of what the company does.<p>Similar to the aforementioned service, Vrumi allows people (individuals, groups, businesses, etc.) to book unused rooms during …

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The Interview: Bill Gates on philanthropy and optimism

The billionaire on how he and Canada work together, the setbacks Ebola represents—and why he has a positive outlook<p>Bill Gates is still best known as …

Bill Gates

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Apple: "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it."

Company releases 2015 environmental impact report<p>Apple is continuing to take a strong stance against climate change, writing in its newly released 2015 Environmental Responsibility Report, "We don’t want to debate climate change. We want to stop it." This is framed as a major piece in Apple's …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

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