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Can 'Brain Freeze' Cause Long-Term Brain Damage?

And is it already too late?!<p>We've all sucked down a milkshake so quickly that it causes a sudden headache—the dreaded brain freeze. But . . . milkshake. Tasty. Must. Drink. Could chugging the rest of that shake cause lasting brain damage?<p>First, let's get one thing straight. "This condition is …

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story<p>My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a …

Herpes Virus Shoots DNA Into Human Cells With Crazy High Internal Pressure

Herpes, having a blast.<p>Scientists have long theorized that herpes viruses are so stuffed with genetic material that infecting a host cell is as easy as popping a balloon. Or exploding a powder keg. The internal pressure within the virus is so great, it explodes its genetic material straight out of …

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Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

Universe

If a medical cure looks too good to be true, it probably is

If you want to know whether science works, look around you. Your mobile phone, your TV, your computer –they would have seemed like miracles only 50 …

Mermaids Are Real: Columbus, Shakespeare, and Pliny the Elder

People are asking, prompted by a new special on Mermaids, whether mermaids exist or not.<p>A look over the years shows that many people around the world …

What Science Says About Arousal During Rape

Yes, orgasms can happen to rape victims.<p>Rape. Most of us don't like to talk about it. We don't like to think about it. But when we do think about it, or at least when I do, it is always violent. I am struggling and overpowered. I am screaming. And I am certainly not getting off.<p>Although in the …

Researchers Turn Cement Into Metal Using Lasers

You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon.<p>A team of<p>alchemistsscientists say they've just figured out a process that turns cement into a metal semi-conductor using lasers.<p><i>Metal sidewalks! Metal buildings! Metal everything!</i><p>Well, no. But it could have make its way into one of your …

How neurons deploy poison to amputate or kill - Futurity

UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) — Researchers have uncovered a few surprising details about how neurons fix …

Secrets of the Criminal Mind

What is science revealing about the nature of the criminal mind? Adrian Raine, a professor at the university of Pennsylvania, is an expert in the …

Body Language

Bubble Math: Researchers Describe Mathematically the Stages in Bubble Evolution

Researchers from University of California, Berkeley have described mathematically the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of …

Glove Changes Color When It Detects Toxins

The glove, still in its prototype stage, could prevent serious injuries in workers who handle toxic materials.<p>Think of it as a wearable (and less cruel) canary. Researchers have developed a prototype of a glove that changes color in the presence of airborne toxins, such as carbon …

Doctor's words can sway family about CPR - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The doctor’s choice of words may influence a family’s decision to …

Vaccinate mosquitoes to stop malaria? - Futurity

MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Mosquitoes are deadly and efficient disease transmitters, but they also can …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

Study: Antibiotics May Prevent Men From Overtrusting Attractive Women

Japanese researchers believe they've found an antidote for men's susceptibility to femme fatales.<p>Keri Russell as a Russian spy who leverages her good looks (and considerable fighting skills) on <i>The Americans</i>. [FX]<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Here are the stakes, according to a team of Japanese researchers: "In movies, …

Home : Nature Status

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Shedding New Light On Basement Marijuana Technology

One man's experience with LED grow lights<p>As of 2013, 24 states and Washington, DC, have either legalized marijuana or decriminalized possession of it. One of my friends lives in a state where medical marijuana is now legal, and he has taken full advantage of this to start growing the plant, which …

A breakdown of nervous breakdowns

There's a lot in the world to get stressed about lately. This last week alone we've seen bombings and city-wide gunfights in Boston, massive …

Online brain-training: does it really work?

My week has been pretty hectic so far. On Monday, I manned a busy beach bar and had to remember a range of ice-cream and pizza orders for a constant …

Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat

<b>Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".</b><p>Low-fat preparations of chocolate are well known, but their textures tend not to match the real thing.<p>A report at an American Chemical Society meeting described a method using the popular …

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news from the borders of mental illness

When the psychologist Peter Chadwick explained that he was trying to research psychosis he was given short shrift by one of his patients. "You're …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

US court lifts morning-after pill age limit

A federal judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age, reversing a decision by the Barack Obama administration.<p>The ruling in a Brooklyn court, New York, on Friday …

Jurassic Park 4's Dinosaurs Will Not Have Feathers

Which means the movie about cloning legions of dinosaurs from preserved DNA will be unrealistic.<p>There's going to be a <i>Jurassic Park 4</i>, and there's some super-vague details coming out about what it's like. (Some kind of "scary" dinosaur will make a cameo?) The director is Colin Trevorrow, and last …

Did the Real T. Rex Resemble the One in Jurassic Park?

Scientists know much more about Tyrannosaurus rex than they did 20 years ago.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series-stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>No dinosaur is more cherished than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Cretaceous king of the tyrants epitomizes the size, ferocity, and bizarre nature of dinosaurs</b> …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …