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The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Just one equation relates the expansion of space to all the matter and energy we have. If you know this, you can know the fate of the Universe.

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Scientists Accidentally Create Plastic-Digesting 'Mutant Enzyme' | Fortune

Researchers trying to understand an enzyme found in a Japanese recycling plant accidentally improved its plastic-degrading performance.

Politics | Trump Politics

John Stossel: The left's war on science

We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a Republican war on science.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals - The New York Times

Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.

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'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire | Fox News

Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.

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Fermilab breakthrough: Scientists record unprecedented neutrino measurement - UPI.com

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the Fermilab's particle detector.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.

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The Atomic-Bomb Core That Escaped World War II - The Atlantic

Before two deadly nuclear mishaps, scientists used to risk “tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon.” An Object Lesson.

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The year climate change began to spin out of control

Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.

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China's first space station burns up over the South Pacific

China's Tiangong-1 has met its fiery end. The out-of-control space station plummeted through the Earth's atmosphere at roughly 7:15pm ET on Sunday evening, as e...

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NASA Hubble telescope snaps Icarus, most distant star seen yet - CNET

The space telescope brings us a look at Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, thanks to an assist from a cosmic magnifying glass.

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A Few Species of Frogs That Vanished May Be on the Rebound

A new study in Panama finds some types of frogs are returning, after being decimated by a deadly fungus that has vanquished amphibians around the world.

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Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb

Science & Technology | Science

X-ray ‘ghost images’ could cut radiation doses | Science | AAAS

Technique points to safer medical imaging done with cheap, single-pixel cameras

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Here's How to See the Chinese Space Station's Final Orbits and Fiery Fall

China's first-ever space laboratory, Tiangong-1, will fall to Earth within the next week and, weather permitting, you may get an opportunity to see it in one of its final trips around our planet. The space lab launched on Sept. 29, 2011, from Jiuqua

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Is Your Home in an Earthquake Zone

Search by address to see whether you are in an Earthquake zone.

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Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.

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SpaceX rocket carved giant hole in the ionosphere

Rockets can leave a mark on the atmosphere well after they've left, and SpaceX may have learned that first-hand. Researchers have determined that a Falcon 9 lau...

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The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

Despite the incredibly accurate predictions of quantum theory, there's a lot of disagreement over what it says about reality — or even whether it says anything at all about it, says guest Adam Becker.

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Black Hole Belches Bright Radio Flashes as It Devours Nearby Star

Black holes are voracious eaters, but they don't have the nicest table manners.

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Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we realised.

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Vanguard I has spent six decades in orbit, more than any other craft

As of this month, the US satellite Vanguard I has spent 60 years in orbit and it remains the oldest man-made object in space. Vanguard I was the fourth satellit...

Science & Technology | Science

Listen to the first ever sounds of volcanic thunder on record | Science | AAAS

Eruptions at Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano allowed scientists to separate out the rare audio

Health & Fitness | Health

The condescending smiles of others stress us out | Science | AAAS

“Dominant” smiles cause stress levels to spike, compared with rewarding smiles

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water | Fox News

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.

News | Interesting Stories

Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76 | HuffPost

"We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe," Hawking once remarked, "and for that, I am extremely grateful."

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This 3-D-printed house costs $10,000 and can be built in 24 hours

One of the less obvious products being unveiled this week at SXSW is a small concrete house. On the outside, it doesn’t look like anything particularly...

Science & Technology | Science

Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood | Fox News

It really does sound like something from a horror movie: a giant spider larger than a man’s hand, which makes loud hissing sounds and has powerful long venomous fangs.

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Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

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How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

We’re able to locate sound because our brains grasp the shape of our ears. When that shape changes, we need time and practice to adapt.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Recoil detectives: searching for black hole kicks using gravitational waves | astrobites

Gravitational waves are believed to be able to “kick” black hole merger remnants out of their host galaxy. We can search for signatures of that kick directly in gravitational wave signa…

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Researchers Discover Graphene Is a Superconductor

The discovery rekindles hope that scientists can make a room-temperature superconductor.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Stunning NASA Juno Image Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Jupiter in One Shot

The image stitches together several photos to show off the details where night and day meet.

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No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

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Pets & Animals | Animals

Snailfish caught on camera in the Mariana Trench

A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.

Health & Fitness | Health

Watch a wound close with the help of fat cells | Science | AAAS

Scientists discover that fat cells travel to wounds and help with repair in fruit flies

News | Interesting Links

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? | Science | AAAS

A series of Science articles examines ways of coping with natural disasters, war and displacement, and climate change—not to mention resilience tactics in nature

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Pluto’s Surface Changes Faster Than Earth’s, And A Subsurface Ocean Is Driving It

At a resolution of only 80 meters (260 feet) per pixel, Pluto was revealed at resolutions thousands of times better than Hubble. These mountains aren’t static and stable, but rather are temporary…

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Globetrotting flying reptile found in Texas | Earth Archives

Scientists have long speculated that pterosaurs, the first backboned animals to take flight, were able to cross the world's continents by air. Now, fossils

Science & Technology | Technology

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer...

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Earliest known art in Europe confirmed. Were the creators Neanderthals? | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past

Research in four caves in Spain show artwork created earlier than 64,000 years ago, predating the generally accepted date range for the arrival of modern humans in Europe by more than 20,000 years.

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Amateur Astronomer Wins 'Cosmic Lottery' with 1-in-10-Million Supernova Shot

An amateur astronomer testing out a new camera just happened to catch the first light emitted by a supernova — a dramatic event that professional astronomers had long wanted to see.

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New dinosaurs are being discovered in record numbers, and it’s changing everything we thought we knew – BGR

Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we hav

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Are Quark Stars Possible?

Scientists don't yet know if ultradense quark stars can exist out in the universe.

Science & Technology | Technology

Space Photos of the Week: Even Geriatric Mars Rovers Know How to Snap Selfies

The Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for 14 years. But that doesn't mean it can't put Curiosity's social media skills to shame.

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Where is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster's Current Location.

Current location of Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster and Starman launched by SpaceX on the Falcon Heavy maiden flight

News | Animal Links

Artificial nests bring new hope for vulnerable shy albatross

Dozens of fluffy shy albatross chicks sitting on artificial nests are a promising sign for scientists behind an innovative plan to give the vulnerable species a boost to help counteract the negative impacts of climate change.

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Physicists Created a New Form of Light

Researchers at MIT and Harvard made groups of three photons interact.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

The Thistlegorm Project | 3D Survey and 360 Videos

An archaeological survey of the SS Thistlegorm shipwreck in the Red Sea, Egypt. Featuring 3D photogrammetry and 360 degree underwater video.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli biotech company successfully grows bones in lab | The Times of Israel

Bonus BioGroup begins second trial of 60 operations; aims to create 'spare parts' for human beings

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Women struggling to get pregnant may have a safer option after this ‘big breakthrough’

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Center for Human Reproduction say they have grown a human egg to full maturity for the first time, offering a less risky fertilization option for some women struggling to get pregnant.

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Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail – BGR

If you're one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn't have done you any good. A new, bizarre spider-like creature has just been discovered in Southeast Asia, having been encased in amber duri

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A Brain Implant Improved Memory, Scientists Report

Electrodes threaded into the brains of epilepsy patients enhanced their recall on word tests by about 15 percent.

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Learning to speak quantum

Particle physicists are studying ways to harness the power of the quantum realm to further their research.

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SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches | TechCrunch

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in..

Science & Technology | Science & Space

SpaceX’s rocket booster survived descent despite no landing attempt | TechCrunch

SpaceX flew a mission today that didn’t include a controlled recovery attempt of the Falcon 9 booster involved in the launch. Even still, the first stage..

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MIT uses Lego to prototype low-cost micro pumps

Lego bricks (or, if you're not a pedant, Legos) are highly precise and highly consistent plastic objects. Anywhere you go in the world the Lego is the same...

Science & Technology | Technology

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to overcome a

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

“I don’t know any real researcher of human behavior who would say it’s all nature or all nurture.”

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

What Are The Most Amazing Possibilities Within The Theoretical Limits Of Physics?

Scientifically speaking, what are the most amazing possibilities within the theoretical limits of physics, even if we haven't yet developed the technology to achieve them yet? This question was originally answered on Quora by Jay Wacker.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

The Three Meanings Of E=mc^2, Einstein's Most Famous Equation

From matter, antimatter and energy to the fundamental truths about existence, Einstein's most famous equation is the link you can't forget.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

LIGO’s Greatest Discovery Almost Didn’t Happen – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

On August 17th, 2017, a gravitational wave event unlike any other showed up in one of the LIGO detectors: at Hanford, WA. Just a few days prior, the first black hole-black hole merger with all three…

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In an Israeli Cave, Scientists Discover Jawbone of Earliest Modern Human Out of Africa

The discovery could rewrite the migration story of our species, pushing back by about 50,000 years when Homo sapiens were thought to have first left Africa.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Jaw from Israeli cave is oldest human fossil outside Africa, scientists say - The Washington Post

The newfound jawbone with eight teeth still embedded in it adds complexity to the story of humanity, scientists say.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

How brittlestars ‘see’ without eyes

A starfish relative called the brittlestar lacks eyes, but it can still 'see' its environment.

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook invented a new time unit called the ‘flick’ and it’s truly amazing

I was all set to dislike the "flick," a time unit just recently invented by Facebook (technically the Oculus team), because I thought it was going to be..

History | Biography

Faraday and the Electromagnetic Theory of Light - OpenMind

Faraday invented the first electric motor, the first processor, the first electric generator and the first dynamo: the father of electrical engineering.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

An increasing number of theoretical physicist think that our universe is only one among infinitely many — but this speculation is not based on sound logic, says guest commentator Sabine Hossenfelder.

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These high-speed ‘nano-cranes’ could form molecular assembly lines

Things aren't going well down at the ol' nano-factory. They're having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But..

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Topographic map reveals Titan's highs and lows - Futurity

These maps are giving astronomers a fresh look at Saturn's moon, revealing some discoveries and a new mystery.

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found a remarkable similarity between Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan – BGR

NASA's Cassini spacecraft went on a long and treacherous mission that ended last year in spectacular fashion. The large space explorer dove into Saturn's atmosphere, exploded into flames, and then disintegrated into nothing.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Cahokia: North America's First City

Cahokia was one of the largest cities in the world hundreds of years before Columbus. But by 1400 A.D., it had been abandoned.

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NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usually incapable of distinguishing between the many stars cont

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Pacific Northwest salmon are in big genetic trouble | Science | AAAS

Researchers see dramatic decline in genetic diversity, sparking concern about the fish’s future

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Light pollution may promote the spread of West Nile virus | Science | AAAS

Birds exposed to dim light at night remain infectious longer, increasing the risk to wildlife and humans

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Alzheimer’s drug turns back clock in powerhouse of cell – Science Bulletin

The experimental drug J147 is something of a modern elixir of life; it's been shown to treat Alzheimer's disease and reverse aging in mice and is almost ready

Science & Technology | Science & Space

'Totally Wrong' on Jupiter: What Scientists Gleaned from NASA's Juno Mission

By the time Juno launched, astronomers had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new images and data it would collect at Jupiter — or so they thought.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence

There actually is quite a bit of evidence out there for a multiverse — an infinite number of other universes besides our own.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Tau burden and the functional connectome in Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy | Brain | Oxford Ac

Abstract. Alzheimer’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) represent neurodegenerative tauopathies with predominantly cortical versus subcortical d

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Soy can reverse breast cancer treatment, scientists warn | Cosmos

US research finds oestrogen-like compounds in food and fungus can reverse the effects of a widely used therapeutic combination. Andrew Masterson reports.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

A new small-bodied ornithopod (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from a deep, high-energy Early Cretaceous river of the Australi

A new small-bodied ornithopod dinosaur, Diluvicursor pickeringi, gen. et sp. nov., is named from the lower Albian of the Eumeralla Formation in southeastern Australia and helps shed new light on the anatomy and diversity of Gondwanan ornithopods. Comprisi

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Newly named Australian dino was turkey-sized and tough | Cosmos

A vegetarian from Victoria adds to an expanding roster of new Australian dinosaurs discovered in the past few years. John Pickrell reports.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Ants kill the sick to save the rest | Cosmos

Austrian research finds ants practice “destructive disinfection”. Tanya Loos reports.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Robots heal injured pig oesaphagus | Cosmos

It sounds like something out of Star Trek, but an international team report success with a cell-regenerating robot implant. Andrew P Street reports.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Out-of-This-World Diamond-Studded Rock Just Got Even Weirder

It came from outer space, but otherwise the origin of the Hypatia stone remains a total mystery.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Chinese 'rainbow dinosaur' had iridescent feathers like hummingbirds

There's not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. There's an iridescent dinosaur.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

A new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugs | Science News

An antibacterial ointment breaks down the defenses of drug-resistant microbes such as MRSA in lab tests.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip | Science News

Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time | Science News

The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.

Science & Technology | Technology

This is what a 50-qubit quantum computer looks like

From afar, it looks like a steampunk chandelier. An intricate collection of tubes and wires that culminate in a small steel cylinder at the bottom. It is, in fa...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

New Dark Matter Physics Could Solve The Expanding Universe Controversy

Multiple teams of scientists can't agree on how fast the Universe expands. Dark matter may unlock why.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Why Drinking Straws Don't Work In Space

Why would it be impossible to suck a liquid into your mouth using a straw on the moon? This question was originally answered on Quora by C Stuart Hardwick.

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Free Podcast on Epigenetics with Rachel Yehuda

Great talk with Rachel Yehuda on epigenetics and how trauma impacts our bodies, brains, and how it gets passed on AND how we can heal it.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA rover spots strange 'stick-like figures' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover is eyeing a group of angular formations on Mars that stand out from the usual rocks.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

SpaceX shows off its Falcon Heavy rocket vertical on the launchpad

SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, its heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A rare Blue Moon lunar eclipse will happen this month

One of the more exciting events of 2017 was the total solar eclipse that was viewable across the US. And if you enjoyed it as much as I did, I have some good ne...

News | In The News

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some energy experts see commercial nuclear fusion reactors as soon as 2030, augmenting wind and solar power as well as helping make fossil fuel plants obsolete.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Lego is helping physics students stay in school, 'cos it's the best

Teachers at Flinders University in Australia are using Lego cars to help physics students understand concepts like measurement error and variability.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

The human body makes tens of thousands of cellular proteins, each for a particular task. Now researchers have learned to create custom versions not found in nature.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a useful agent to treat tummy bugs and throat infections?

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies at 80

HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80.

Science & Technology | Science

Physicists overturn a 100-year-old assumption on how brains work

The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of connections called synapses.

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The embryo that is just a year younger than the mother who birthed her - CNN

The longest-cryopreserved human embryo to result in a successful birth was conceived and frozen in 1992 and born last month.

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These are 15 of the best photos scientists took in 2017 — and they show the world in stunning ways

For their jobs, scientists explore the most unique corners of our world, observing the beauty of nature. There's lots of incredible photo opportunities.

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10 Psychological Concepts That People Don’t Get

Many aspects of human psychology that are consistently difficult for students to understand. Here is a list of 10 for starters.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Sleep Statistics - Research & Treatments

Need to know more about Sleep Statistics? Find expert research & treatment advice from the American Sleep Association - Official Site.

News | In The News

WiFi Experiment Done By A Group Of 9th Grade Students Got Serious International Attention. THIS Is Why…

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among ackno

Miscellaneous | Potpourri

How to Order Starbucks Coffee with a Commodore 128

On Thursday, Paul DeCarlo became the first person to order a Starbucks Dark Roast coffee from a Commodore 128.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

We’re in a ‘Dream Deprivation’ Epidemic

A new paper argues that a lack of dream sleep is a widespread public-health problem, one with dire implications for waking life.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Nobel Prize in medicine: US body clock scientists win

Three US scientists have landed the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their discoveries explaining the inner workings of our biological clock.

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First, They Came for the Biologists - WSJ

The postmodernist left on campus is intolerant not only of opposing views, but of science itself.