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Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

Born in 1896 and still going: meet the world's oldest man (probably)

‘Don Celino’ is 121, according to his Chilean ID card. That makes him four years older than the Guinness-listed oldest person<p>When Marta Ramírez agreed at age 63 to take in a destitute nonagenarian, she didn’t see it as a long-term imposition.<p>The man’s house had burned down, he had no one else and …

Diminutive

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Work on Biological Clock

BERLIN—Three scientists who made key discoveries on the workings of our internal clock have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or …

Nobel Prize

Physicists find we’re not living in a computer simulation | Cosmos

Just in case it’s been weighing on your mind, you can relax now. A team of theoretical physicists from Oxford University in the UK has shown that …

Albert Einstein

I voted for Donald Trump. Now I feel betrayed.

I voted for Donald Trump because he promised to pursue a new foreign policy. As he said in December, “We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments. Our goal is stability, not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country.” He vowed to appoint those with “new approaches, and …

Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a video featuring data from their Gaia mission. Gaia is an effort to make a 3D map of the Milky …

Universe

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

The Brain

Strange signals in space have experts wondering if they just detected dark matter for the first time

Scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected a mysterious signal in the Andromeda Galaxy. They're not sure what it is, yet, but there's a chance it could be evidence of dark matter — an unusual type of matter that dominates our universe, but is not well understood.<p><i>Video</i> …

Universe

A Big Bach Download: All of Bach’s Organ Works for Free

A quick fyi for Bach lovers: You can download <i>for free</i> the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. They were recorded by Dr. James Kibbie …

A year later, scientists keep listening to gravitational waves, the soundtrack of the cosmos

LIVINGSTON, La. — The speed limit on the LIGO access road is 10 mph, which is preposterously slow, particularly after you’ve spent the last hour hurtling across the bayou country on elevated freeways. You have to creep toward the guard booth. The scientists and engineers don’t actually care how …

LIGO

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an …

ACLU

This Photo Project is Redefining What Mental Illness Looks Like

The collection of free stock photos shows people dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder—without cowering in their bathrobes.<p>A woman with sad eyes gazes at her reflection in a shattered mirror. A man pinches the bridge of his nose, his eyes closed and head bowed. A teenager sits on …

Mental Health

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

Parenting

3 Smartphone Camera Settings You Should Try Out

It wasn’t all that long ago that simply having a phone with a camera in it was relatively rare. Not so today!Now, the cameras on our smartphones are …

Mobile Photography

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

This Photo Project Is Redefining What Mental Illness Looks Like

The collection of free stock photos shows people dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder—without cowering in their bathrobes.<p>A woman with sad eyes gazes at her reflection in a shattered mirror. A man pinches the bridge of his nose, his eyes closed and head bowed. A teenager sits on …

Mental Health

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

The Brain

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …