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Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

Big Pic: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It Before

Scientists colorized this image to show the intensity of coronal mass ejections.<p>In this image, the sun reaches out into space with long, super-intense flares of magnetized plasma called coronal mass ejections. When they're directed toward Earth, such ejections may trigger auroras. Especially …

Cycling Tips For Women

<i>With these helpful cycling tips for women, taking to the city roads needn’t be daunting, even for the most novice riders.</i><p>Quite often we dream of …

The 20 online talks that could change your life

TED,Education,Technology,Internet,Psychology,Science,Economics,Business,Mental health,Health,Society,Martin Luther King,World news,Religion,Philosophy,Population,Sex,Life and style,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing<p>From TED talks to online seminars, video channels crammed with inspirational and …

The Man Who Would Not Use Facebook For Anything Less Than A Million Dollars

Of all the people I have come across while researching a book on the business of personal data, I don’t think I have met anyone who takes more Internet and email security precautions than Eben Moglen. A professor at Columbia Law School, Moglen also serves as the leader of the Software Freedom Law …

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in …

Autumn style on the high street

I had no idea what style trends are likely to happen as we transition from summer to autumn so I decided to spend some time looking at people walk by to see if I might spot any. Here's what I saw from my perch at Oxford Circus. What trends or styles have you been noticing?<p>Grunge<p>Grunge is back …

Memories are made of this

I was recently invited to a screening of the film Upstream Colour, and lead a discussion of the scientific elements of the film afterwards. It's an excellent film, but challenging. Spoiler warnings are irrelevant; I could describe in detail the exact sequence of events in the film and you'd still …

The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an …

Piloting A Drone Is Hell

Drone pilots are remote but not detached.<p>The cover story for the <i>Atlantic</i>'s September issue reveals a surprising truth: drone warfare is more like <i>The Truman Show</i> than <i>Terminator</i>. In the future, autonomous robots might fight our battles for us, but for now, war is all too human; we rely on human …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

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Research finds 'US effect' exaggerates results in human behaviour studies

Scientists who study human behaviour are more likely than average to report exaggerated or eye-catching results if they are based in the United States, according to an analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in psychiatry and genetics. This bias could be due to the research culture in the US, …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

<i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience</i>.<p>Summary: Mirror neurons are cells that fire during both the execution and observation of a specific action. They have been linked to …

Exercise improves sleep, but not overnight

<b>NORTHWESTERN (US) —</b> It can take four months of regular aerobic exercise to help insomnia sufferers get a good night’s sleep, researchers say.<p>“If you …

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