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These Time-Lapse Maps That Show How Much The World Has Changed In The Last 30 Years Are Completely Jarring

Earth Engine brings together trillions of scientific measurements dating back over 40 years, and Google gives researchers, scientists, and nations the tools to analyze this data to detect changes and trends.<p>Using Landsat satellite imagery from 1984 to 2012, the team was able to create half a dozen …

How to partition your drive before installing Windows 10

So you're interested in trying out Windows 10? Well, you're in luck. Microsoft released a Technical Preview of the upcoming Windows operating system that is free for anyone to download and install. There are a few different options for getting Windows 10 on your device. You can simply install it on …

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Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over.<p>NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said the Big Data to …

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1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

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The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Incredible Spider That Lives Its Entire Life Underwater

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.26.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Legend has it that none other than Alexander …

22 Maps And Charts That Will Surprise You

<b>Story provided by Vox –</b><p>A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you. The best visualizations help you you see things you never …

This Bizarre Organism Builds Itself a New Genome Every Time It Has Sex

<i>Oxytricha trifallax</i> lives in ponds all over the world. Under an electron microscope it looks like a football adorned with tassels. The tiny fringes …

Building Me: A Puzzlement

It's a puzzle — the deepest puzzle I know. The question is: What are we?<p>One answer, from physicist-novelist Alan Lightman, is we are stuff. Just stuff.<p>"Let me explain. A highly unpleasant idea, but one that has been accepted by scientists over the last couple of centuries, is that we human beings, …

Gamers Reveal The Inner Workings Of The Eye

Crowdsourcing helps shed light on a half-century mystery.<p>The human retina allows the eye to follow the path of a moving object, such as a Ping-Pong ball in play. Neuroscientists have been toiling for 50 years to explain how, but they lack the processing power to map the eye’s neural network. (With …

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Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have come from beyond our solar system.<p>The specks have all the hallmarks of being created in interstellar space. If confirmed, it would make them the first …

10 questions about Nasa's 'impossible' space drive answered

Wired.co.uk's piece last week about Nasa's test of a new type of space drive triggered a tsunami of responses online. Many were understandably …