Tanmay Khurana

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What Happens To Our Brain When We're In Love?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> How We Love.<p><b>About Helen Fisher's TEDTalk</b><p>Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.<p><b>About Helen</b> …

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease

A world without heart disease seems impossible. But researchers at Johns Hopkins just got one step closer.<p>Scientists at Johns Hopkins University may …

Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the Sun and the coldest of its kind

(Phys.org) —A "brown dwarf" star that appears to be the coldest of its kind—as frosty as Earth's North Pole—has been discovered by a Penn State …

Blood Of World's Oldest Woman, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Suggests Limits Of Mortality

Her blood tells a story.<p>And it's a very, very long story.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper once had the honour of being the world's oldest …

Biologists discover a key regulator in the pacemakers of our brain and heart

Biologists have discovered how an outer shield over T-type channels change the electrochemical signaling of heart and brain cells. Understanding how …

Doctors are prescribing mushrooms to cancer patients to treat anxiety

The results of the first study on LSD used in drug therapy were announced last month, hinting at the benefits of psychedelics substances used in treating patients with anxiety. Now, according to <i>The Atlantic</i>, similar research is being conducted at New York University, as scientists test psilocybin …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Overfishing Remains Biggest Threat to Mediterranean, Study Confirms

Changing Planet<p><b>Overfishing is still the most important threat to Mediterranean underwater ecosystems, “more than pollution, invasive species, or climate change”, says Enric Sala, one of the authors of the most comprehensive study made of the sea, published this week in the science journal PLoS …

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Asking the World to Take a #GlobalSelfie

In celebration of Earth Day (that’s today), NASA has announced an interesting initiative called #GlobalSelfie Day where they will create a mosaic …

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy