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Here are some of the strangest and amazing secret underwater discoveries ever made like headless skeletons or tons of jewels.
The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently?
No, it's not "all in your head." Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder. Psychiatry: A Very Special Specialty Psychiatry, unlike other fields of...
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Insane, creepy or simply disturbing, here are the craziest scientific experiments ever.
A world-first QUT study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journalPLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe...
Emotions can cloud our rational decision-making. By adopting the perspective of an outside advisor, psychologist Dan Ariely says we can inject some rationality into our cognitive processes.
Thousands of people from all over China have been flocking to the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains to witness a huge, 1,400 year old Ginkgo tree beside the temple walls as it sheds its golden leaves for the arrival of autumn. The leaves began...
A hyena finds that feasting on an elephant's rear end can have explosive consequences!
The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. “For example at the end of January it can be -2°C outside and it can be 15 to 20°C...
A recent paper by Stephen Hawking has created quite a stir, even leading Nature News to declare there are no black holes. As I wrote in an earlier post, that isn’t quite what Hawking claimed. But it is now clear that Hawking’s claim about black holes is wrong because the paradox he tries to address isn’t a paradox after all.
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When we think of gravity, we typically think of it as a force between masses. When you step on a scale, for example, the number on the scale represents the pull of the Earth’s gravity on your mass, giving you weight. It is easy to imagine the gravitational force of the Sun holding the planets in their orbits, or the gravitational pull of a black hole. Forces are easy to understand as pushes and pulls.
How can the Moon rise through a mountain?
The universe is unbelievably big – trillions of stars and even more exoplanets. So… there just has to be life out there, right? But where is it? Why don’t we see any aliens? Where are they?
In a new effort NASA with NExSS, is bringing together experts spanning a variety of scientific fields for an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on exoplanets.
Paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a gunshot wound when he was 21, Erik G. Sorto now can move a robotic arm just by thinking about it and using his imagination. Through a clinical collaboration between Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC and Rancho Los Amigos...
A NASA F-15D flies chase for the G-III Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project.
Spider silk has long been noted for its graceful structure, as well as its advanced material properties: Ounce for ounce, it is stronger than steel. MIT research has explained some of the material’s mysteries, which could help design synthetic resources that mimic the...