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For millions of people who live with debilitating inherited disease and who don’t want to pass it on to the next generation, scientists have found hope through gene-editing. Scientist have for the first time corrected a disease-causing mutation in early stage human...
Flint Lockwood has come to town and his future forecast is “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs”. His team is from Finland and they have made nutritious protein from thin air. The protein is in the form of a powder, but it can be modified into other textures....
Ever since the discovery of quantum mechanics, “reality” has been hard to grasp, literally and figuratively. The laws of quantum mechanics seem to suggest that particles are neither here nor there. Particles or waves exist everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when...
Mind & Brain
To many people who don't believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a "good" kind of religion. It doesn't start wars and has powerful things to say about the mind and mental self control. But what does the neuroscience say? In an interview with RedOrbit,...
The most complicated thing in the entire universe is the Human Brain. It is made up numerous neurons - equal to the galaxy’s stars! Science is yet to completely understand the mysteries of the human mind. However, experts are gradually unfolding the mysteries of...
Neuroscience Reveals What Fasting Does To The Brain (And Why Big Pharma and the Food Industry Won’t Study It)
I came across this TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. It presents some fascinating details about fasting and why it isn’t as popular as it should be. Many research studies are...
Health & Psychology
Cyberpsychologist Mary Aiken explains how artificial intelligence diagnostics lead to psychosomatic symptoms, and potentially explain the fourfold increase in iatrogenic death in the US since 1999.
Forget the black and blue dress, this monochrome island is the latest image to demonstrate just how sophisticated our brains are at viewing the colours we see around us.
Scientists at Rutgers and Stanford universities have created a new technology that could someday help treat Parkinson's disease and other devastating brain-related conditions that affect millions of people. The technology - a major innovation - involves converting...
With Tesla's historic acquisition of SolarCity now pending, Elon Musk has announced two new solar products, including one that could disrupt the roofing industry. As Electrek reported, during a conference call with investors Tuesday, Musk and SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive...
In a new twist to waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol. Their finding, which involves nanofabrication and catalysis science, was serendipitous.
The whales’ deaths are symbolic of humanity’s shocking disregard for marine life. In January, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, an area that is too shallow for the marine wildlife. Only recently were details of the animals’ necropsy...
This theory is based on just one equation (E= ˠ M˳C² )∞ and just two simple postulates.
If you could travel back in time, and you killed your grandfather, would you be killing your future self? What do physics, complexity theory, and computer science have to say about this famous murderous time-travel paradox?
Destin from Smarter Every Day sets out to prove that Neil deGrasse Tyson is wrong when he says a helicopter whose engine fails will fall like a brick.
The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published today – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.
The Hubble Deep Field, explained by the man who made it happen.
Eventually, Earth’s magnetic fields will flip. What will happen then?
A new glow-in-the-dark bicycle path in Poland, is charged by the Sun.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has outlined his highly ambitious vision for manned missions to Mars, which he said could begin as soon as 2022 – three years sooner than his previous estimates.
Documentary about how NASA future aircraft technology will be a revolution in term of efficiency, power, safety.