Laura Jones

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Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature

"If true, it's revolutionary."<p>Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, …

African universities must take a critical view of knowledge and how it's made

Most universities boast “centres” or “institutes” designed to announce their strengths in a certain field. But there’s more to it than that: when a …

Perception: Our useful inability to see reality

Altmetric: 265<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Books & Arts<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>Brain<br>• Neuroscience<br>• Psychology<p>There's some deviant thinking behind perception, discovers …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

How Iran became a cradle of civilization

Ancient Persians were visually oriented and close to nature. Artifacts that only narrowly escaped theft are now on show for the first time outside of …

The Genius Innovation That Made the Great Library of Alexandria Work

Artist rendering of the interior of the Library of Alexandria<br>Library of Congress<p>1 of 5<p><i>As National Library Week begins — it runs from April 9–15 this</i> …

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

The largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? Jonathan Glancey investigates.<p>António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century …

Archaeology

NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

In many ways, Mars is the most Earth-like planet we’ve ever examined up close, besides our own. With a history of a watery past, copious amounts of erosion, revealed sedimentary rock, volcanoes, clouds, icecaps, sand dunes and features like dried-up riverbeds, there’s an entire geological history …

Astronomy

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

23 All-Too-Real Thoughts That Go Through Your Head During Yoga

I don't know about you, but for me, doing yoga is like being on a roller coaster. My mind goes from pure zen to totally mildly anxious and back again …

ISIL video threatens China with 'rivers of bloodshed'

ISIL fighters from China's Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and "shed blood like rivers" in what security experts said marked the first such threat against Chinese targets.<p>The threat came in a half-hour video released Monday by a division of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

China, Russia to step up opposition to South Korean anti-missile system | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Russia have agreed to intensify their coordinated opposition to the deployment of a U.S. missile-defence system in South Korea, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.<p>A barbed-wire fence is set up around a golf course owned by Lotte, where the U.S. Terminal …

Here’s How Republicans Want to Crack Down on Large Protests

Lawmakers in more than a dozen states have introduced legislation aimed at curbing large protests, sparking heated debates as high-profile …

A giant neuron found wrapped around the entire circumference of an animal brain could help explain consciousness

For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse's brain, and it's so densely connected across both hemispheres, it could finally explain the origins of consciousness.<p>Using a new imaging technique, the team detected the giant neuron …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Why do babies laugh out loud?

Babies can't possibly get a joke, so what causes their giggles? The answer might reveal a lot about the making of our minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there's a serious scientific reason why Caspar …

North Korea Says 'No Americans Will Be Left Alive' if the US Invades

Kim Jong-un ramped up the saber rattling on the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>'I Realized I'd Been Brainwashed': The North Korean Defector Living in London</b><p>Yesterday marked the 62nd anniversary of the end of the Korean War—or, as it's known in North Korea, The Day of Victory in …

The Six Weirdest Ancient Roman Ideas About The Human Body

Given our 21st century understanding of medicine, in which scientists can grow or 3D print new organs, the ancient Romans may seem fantastically clueless about human anatomy and disease. But until Anders Vesalius revolutionized the study of anatomy in the 16th century, Western medicine was …

Ancient History

Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

Science vine: the Large Hadron Collider and what happens inside

With the exciting news that the Large Hadron Collider has discovered firm evidence for pentaquarks (a previously unseen class of particles that demonstrate there is a new state of matter) it seems a good time for a quick reminder of how the LHC actually works.<p>What does a pentaquark mean for …

Physics

Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found

When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved …

20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i>, though they come from various sources, including …

The 10 Words You Should Never Use In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sure, you may be motivated, passionate, and creative, but these buzzwords just make you sound like everyone else.<p>When you’re describing your experience and applying for a job do you let potential employers know that you’re motivated? Nice word—but everyone else uses it, too. “Motivated,” in fact, …

5. Teleportation

Okay, before you get too excited, we're probably not all that close to full-on Star Trek style transporters but, on the plus side, teleportation is …

Quantum Physics

The trick to overcoming stress could be embracing it

Anxiety is a mental health epidemic in US, a condition that Americans will go to great lengths to mitigate—to the benefit of drug companies, beverage distributors, and a wide array of medical professionals. But the American response to stress and anxiety could be all wrong.<p>In her book <i>The Upside of</i> …

Harvard Business School

A quantum wave-like nature was successfully observed in rotating nitrogen molecules

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale …

This is how the universe will end: not with a bang but a rip

A radical new timeline of the life of the universe (credit: Jeremy Teaford, Vanderbilt University)<p>Vanderbilt University mathematicians have come up …

How to Deal with Emotions That Arise During Meditation

Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, at some point emotions will inevitably show up during your practice making it …

Meditation

Here's How A Newborn Baby Sees The World

How do newborn infants see the people around them?<p>For the first time ever, scientists in Sweden and Norway have simulated how our emotional expressions appear to the dewy eyes of a newborn -- and their finding may lay to rest a longstanding debate.<p>"We have for many years known that newborn babies …