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This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

Elon Musk On The Tesla Fires: Headlines Are Deceiving, Model S Is Safest Car On The Road By Far

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, spoke about the recent fires that his Model S electric cars have suffered, calling them nothing more than an overreaction by the press. Musk made it clear that Tesla produces the safest vehicles in the road right now, and while his …

Amazon forges new deal with USPS to deliver packages on Sundays

It wasn’t long ago that the United States Postal Service (USPS) was lobbying Congress to allow it to stop delivering packages on weekends due to budgetary constraints. That equation, however, lacked Amazon.<p>Under a new deal with online retail giant Amazon announced today, the USPS will now be …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Astronomy

How the brain matches sights and sounds

A new study shows how and when the auditory system encodes the auditory-visual synchrony between complex and changing sounds and images.<p>To understand …

Northwestern University

Your brain would be less brainy without these proteins

When the brain is forming, neural stem and progenitor cells differentiate into neurons and related cells called glia. A new study has identified …

Neuroscience

The coldest place in the universe

Astronomers say the Boomerang Nebula is the coldest place in the universe at one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s even colder than …

Universe