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Scientists just discovered how bees clean themselves — and the slow-mo footage is mesmerizing

Bees perform a crucial function for nature by pollinating crops. Now, researches out of Georgia Tech have explored how they keep themselves clean while dealing with that messy pollen.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Georgia Tech

Everything is Important and Nothing is Important

Getting stuck in either the big picture or the small details prevents a full experience of being human. Learning to hold these opposites …

Spirituality

As Trump riles China, Taiwan tallies defense costs

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Before getting too carried away with Taiwan’s elevated status under a Donald Trump presidency, President Tsai Ing-wen might want to check her bank balance.<p>Trump’s suggestion that the “one China” principle – that Taiwan is a part of China – was up for negotiation has already …

China

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

Japan's defense chief says alliance with US will endure

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense chief said Wednesday she believes her country's alliance with the United States will endure in the Trump administration because it benefits both countries.<p>Defense Minister Tomomi Inada was asked about President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion that Japan build its own …

Japan

Thank Neanderthal and Denisovan genes for health and skin | Cosmos

<b>In your DNA are traces of evidence that our early ancestors</b> bred with other hominins, such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. And while their genes have …

New Guinea

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Literature

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

Consciousness

Is This Man the Dr. Frankenstein of Beer?

It's small — microscopic, in fact — but it packs a punch. The creature is barred from entering certain laboratories in the United States to safeguard against contamination. It's feared by the general public as an abomination of nature, an organism whose critics say it was created by the hands of …

Where is my mind? New study looks for the cortical conscious network

Our brain is a very complex network, with approximately 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses between the neurons. In order to cope with its …

Consciousness

Central Italian mountain village levelled by quake

Some houses are collapsed outright, pancaked piles of stones and plaster. A pair of skis stick out. Some are cracked open neatly, exposing living rooms frozen in time.<p>The central Italian mountain village of Castelluccio di Norcia, among the most heavily hit by Sunday's earthquake, is known for the …

Precision medicine may be health care’s next big thing, but we don’t yet know how to evaluate precision drugs

Finally, there’s a drug available to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare, fatal genetic muscle-wasting disease that grips roughly 10,000 people, mostly boys, in the US, who are unlikely to live into their thirties and typically lose the ability to walk in adolescence.<p>On September 19, …

Biotechnology
Crime

Breakdown of the brain’s functional network modularity with awareness

• Moutoussis K,<br>• Zeki S<p>(2002) The relationship between cortical activation and perception investigated with invisible stimuli.Proc Natl Acad Sci USA …

Neurology

Three Grand Challenges for Brain Science That Can Be Solved in 10 Years - MIT Technology Review

One of the great scientific challenges is to understand the human brain. Research teams around the world are gathering data at breakneck speed on …

Your Eyes Are a Window Into the Inner Workings of Your Brain

William Shakespeare is credited with observing, "Eyes are the window to the soul." A new study goes one step farther by showing how your eyes are a …

Neurology

Toxoplasma: Parasitic infection appears to disrupt key neurotransmitter in brain

A parasitic infection that affects billions of people has been linked to neuro-degenerative diseases. Toxoplasma infections appear to trigger a …

Neuroscience

Autism is Not Just a Disease of the Brain: Mouse Study

<i>Summary: A new study reports some aspects of autism spectrum disorders are linked to defects in how peripheral nerves communicate sensory information</i> …

Calm, chaos, canvas: the studios of Picasso, Monet and Koons – in pictures

From Parisian ateliers to London lofts and Jeff Koons’ primary-coloured playground, see inside the workspaces of modern art’s most famous names

Ten Ways to Go Local in Bulgaria

As Andrew Nelson writes in a recent feature story he wrote for <i>Traveler</i> magazine, <b>Bulgaria</b> is a whirlpool of civilizations. “Everyone, it seems, has come [here]. The Thracians, with their gold. Rome, with its legions. The Asiatic Bulgars, the country’s namesake. Also Huns, Slavs, Jews, Turks, with …

Travel Photography