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Why are some people prone to hallucinations? According to new research from the University of Cambridge and Cardiff University, hallucinations may come from our attempts to make sense of the ambiguous and complex world around us. Each person experiences the world in a...
Okay, let’s just get this out of the way right now: Frisson is a scientific term for the feeling your body gets when you have chills running over your skin or you get goosebumps from a sensation related to music. Some researchers even call it "skin orgasm". You know...
The human race may be divided along racial, religious, ethnic, economic, political and any other arbitrary lines you care to choose, but we all share one enemy: the common cold. Bringing with it blinding headaches, stuffy nose, sneezing and coughing, the common cold...
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...
This cool Transparent Bubble Tent lets you sleep under the night sky to enjoy the amazing crystal clear view. It’s made with PVC and PVC tarpaulin material, making it water-proof and fire-resistant. The Diameter of this tent is 4m meaning it has more than enough space...
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.
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?
Take a look at the future of trucking and public transport.
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.