Alvin Arulselvan

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New Study Provides Physical Evidence Of The Sleep-Learning Link

A new study provides more structural evidence that sleep plays a role in memory and learning.<p>Researchers from New York University Langone Medical Center found that mice who sleep after learning a task have increased growth of dendritic spines, which come out of brain cells to connect with other …

Left Brain vs. Right: It's a Myth, Research Finds

It's the foundation of myriad personality assessment tests, self-motivation books and team-building exercises – and it's all bunk.<p>Popular culture …

The Brain

How do astronomers know Jupiter’s mass?

Astronomers use the orbiting moons of Jupiter – largest planet in our solar system – to find Jupiter’s mass.<p>Jupiter is the largest planet in our …

Why Aren't We Afraid Of A Tsunami Hitting San Francisco?

When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast early Friday morning, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why?<p>When news broke of a 7.3-magnitude earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan early this …

How the Blind Dream

Most of my dreams are boring. I’m typically talking to someone I know, either on the phone or in person, in a familiar place. The conversations tend to include ideas that I’ve read about or experienced recently in my waking life. Some of my dreams don’t even have the intrigue of another character; …

Norwich City Blog

Jan 17, 2018<p>LONDON -- Here are three points from Chelsea's penalty shootout win over Norwich City in the FA Cup third round on Wednesday at Stamford …

Soccer

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

Associated Press News

The man being shot by movie billboards - in pictures

In his series Head Shots, artist Jon Burgerman poses in front of the gun-toting stars on violent film posters – then gets shot by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Craig

Worse than Wal-Mart: Amazon’s sick brutality and secret history of ruthlessly intimidating workers

You might find your Prime membership morally indefensible after reading these stories about worker mistreatment<p>When I first did research on Walmart’s workplace practices in the early 2000s, I came away convinced that Walmart was the most egregiously ruthless corporation in America. However, ten …

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …

Marshall Islands

Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

FYI: Can Humans Hibernate?

Involuntarily? Yes. On purpose? Maybe. In February, for instance, Swedish snowmobilers found a man who had been trapped under snow in his car for two months with barely any food. After he was rescued, local doctors suggested that he had survived by adjusting his core body temperature downward to …

Curiosity photo casts Earth and moon as 'evening stars' in Martian sky

Many photos of Earth taken from space have entered into legend; <i>The Blue Marble</i>'s beautiful, glowing globe is one of the most recognizable images of all time, and Carl Sagan's <i>Pale Blue Dot</i> put our planet's place in the vastness of the universe into poignant perspective. The first image of Earth from …

Is your morning coffee too bitter? This might help

A series of simple tricks that exploit the power of chemistry including how to make your morning coffee taste better<p>Many of us have at some point been given a cup of coffee that is so bitter, it is almost undrinkable. Most reach for the sugar in an attempt to make the beverage a little more …

Coffee

Hawking: Is He All He's Cracked Up To Be?

Partway through <i>Hawking</i>, a moving new PBS documentary on the life and work of British physicist Stephen Hawking, narrated via voice synthesizer by the …

Several Reasons Why Aircraft Carriers Are Super Dangerous

Forget Kenny Loggins and let’s take a minute to put the real Danger Zone in perspective.<p>Flying jets off and on ships has historically been a high peril endeavor. Especially on.<p>The number of U.S. sailors and Marines that have died in and around aircraft carriers is shocking — 8,500 from 1948 to 1988 …

Military

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation