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These eye-tracking heat maps show what people really care about

We never tire of looking at eye-tracking heat maps. In one glance, you can see what does or doesn't influence people and how your reactions compare to the rest of the world.<p>Sticky is a startup that does that kind of analysis for brands, along with the recent addition of emotional tracking. It …

Eye Tracking

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Consciousness

Man-Made Earthquake Hotspot Revealed: Oklahoma

1 / 2<p>This USGS map shows the potential for an area to experience damage from natural or human-induced earthquakes in 2016.<p>The chances of a damaging …

Endangered African Rhinos Are Being Relocated to Australia For Protection Against Poachers

"There is no safe place in Africa for rhinos today."<p>South Africa has a major rhino poaching problem. According to conservation organisation, Save the …

Thousands of rabbits killed in New Zealand Easter hunt

Hunters in New Zealand have slaughtered almost 10,000 bunnies in an annual rabbit-shooting event in the country's southeast. Organizers say the …

Tiny Artificial Life: Lab-Made Bacterium Sports Smallest Genome Yet

An artificial bacterial genome with the smallest number of genes needed for life has been created in a lab, opening the way for creating synthetic …

6 of the World's Best Cities to Be a Scientific Genius

<i>Roger Humphrey,</i> <i>global head of JLL Life Sciences</i><i>, contributed this article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights</i><i>.</i><p>It's no mere hypothesis …

Are biodynamic products worth the money?

Photograph: pr<p>Smooth operator: Roco, the sustainable luxury hair salon in Derry.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/12/1439381927063/25f901a4-b3d5-4b30-a96f-f1523c884753-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: pr<p>Smooth operator: Roco, the sustainable luxury hair salon …

Inside the Tesla Gigafactory, Elon Musk’s secretive battery production facility

Elon Musk likes his secrets.<p>Tesla Motors isn’t known for being particularly open to the media, especially when it comes to major projects like the lithium-ion battery cell “Gigafactory” taking shape just outside Reno, Nevada.<p>Billed as the largest factory of its kind in the world, the Gigafactory …

Tesla

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale — a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a …

I might have gotten high on headphones

But I just don't know<p>Last week I put a strange pair of headphones on. They're designed to stimulate your vagus nerve, which then is supposed to trigger a small boost in dopamine in your brain, subsequently relaxing you.<p>I have no idea if they work, despite having used them for a solid half hour.<p>The …

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

University of Washington

Why 2016 Will Have the Earliest Spring Equinox Since 1896

If you're ready to see blooming flowers and sunny skies, it may help to know that this year's spring equinox will be the earliest to arrive in 120 …

The complete guide to transforming your desk into a peaceful, productive place to work

Some say a messy desk is a sign of creativity. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg—all notorious champions of workplace disarray—might agree.<p>More often than not, however, a messy desk is just messy.<p>Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to …

Minimalism

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Engines

Top ten emerging technologies which will change your life

Computers controlled by thought and other cutting edge developments have been named in a list of the top ten technologies which could shape our future<p>Computers operated by the power of thought, wearable technology and advanced cancer treatments are among the top ten emerging technologies which will …

A Futuristic Look At The Nation Of San Francisco

By Chris Dannen9 minute Read<p>“The best part is this, the people who think this is weird, the people who sneer at the frontier, who hate technology, …

Stephen Hawking: In 50 years, we'll be living on the moon

I can just imagine the ads.<p>One-hundred-twenty-year-old Richard Branson would like you to be one of the first to live in the Virgin Moon Residences.<p>There will be three Virgin Galactic (or perhaps Virgin Lunartic) flights there daily and the residences will be all-inclusive properties with the option …

Nanofiber bandages could safely seal your next wound

Over-the-counter liquid bandages are great for sealing up minor cuts and scrapes, but sutures are still required to close most surgical incisions and deeper wounds. A group of scientists at the University of Maryland, however, have devised a way to apply a layer of 370 nanometer-wide biodegradable …

Majority of farm accidents go unreported

Federal agencies responsible for tracking workplace hazards fail to report 77 percent of the injuries and illnesses suffered by US agricultural …

US clean-air efforts stay on target

David Ruth<br>713-348-6327 <br>david@rice.edu<p>Mike Williams<br>713-348-6728 <br>mikewilliams@rice.edu<p><i>Rice University analysis of state efforts show dramatic gains in</i> …

Fly brain 'atlas' opens door to linking human neurons to actions

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Research unveiled on Thursday identifies the brain neurons that cause every behavior fruit fly larvae execute, raising the tantalizing possibility that neuroscientists will be able to construct a similar “atlas” in people.<p>The accomplishment is an advance toward linking the …

In California, Demand for Groundwater Causing Huge Swaths of Land to Sink

As growers pump subterranean water, farmlands fall to new lows.<p>Extensive groundwater pumping is causing a huge swath of central California to sink, in some spots at an alarming rate, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.<p><b>With California in the throes of a major drought and demand for groundwater</b> …

Stephen Hawking claims victory in gravitational wave bet

Stephen Hawking has claimed victory in a bet with a fellow scientist over the discovery of primordial gravitational waves, ripples in the structure of space-time from the birth of the universe.<p>The Cambridge cosmologist bet Neil Turok, director of the Perimeter Institute in Canada, that …

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?<p>Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.<p>Biology students at the …

How the Heart Is Like a ‘Little Brain’: Which Is Really in Control?

Modern science has verified what the ancients believed about one’s heart—that the heart is a center of higher wisdom. It can actually remember things …

Sustainable nuclear fusion breakthrough raises hopes for ultimate green energy

US researchers have achieved a world first in an ambitious experiment that aims to recreate the conditions at the heart of the sun and pave the way for nuclear fusion reactors.<p>The scientists generated more energy from fusion reactions than they put into the nuclear fuel, in a small but crucial step …