Category Archives: Science

The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Do our smells make us sexy? Popular science suggests yes — pheromones send chemical signals about sex and attraction from our armpits to potential mates. But, despite what you might have heard, there is no conclusive research confirming that humans … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism – ScienceBlog.com

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods that lead them to focus on the possible downside of a given situation more than the potential benefit. MIT neuroscientists have now pinpointed a brain region that can … Continue reading

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This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have been on Earth since way before animals. … Continue reading

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Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics can be intimidating, but if you keep these six key concepts in mind, you should be able to improve your understanding of it. Source: Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

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TED Ed Particles and waves: The central mystery of quantum mechanics – Chad Orzel

One of the most amazing facts in physics is that everything in the universe, from light to electrons to atoms, behaves like both a particle and a wave at the same time. But how did physicists arrive at this mind-boggling … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing as Unconscious Thought – Nautilus

The great French mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) took a particular interest in the origins of his own astonishing creativity. His achievements were impressive: His work profoundly reshaped mathematics and physics—including laying crucial foundations for Einstein’s theory of relativity … Continue reading

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world’s first full-color, 3D X-ray shows more than just your bones – designboom

new zealand-based MARS bioimaging has developed the world’s first full-color, 3D X-ray.dubbed the ‘MARS scanner’, the tech uses a collection of specially developed chips which like a camera, capture each individual particle in the human body. the ‘medipix‘ chips work like pixel … Continue reading

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New neurons archive old memories – ScienceBlog.com

The ability to obtain new memories in adulthood may depend on neurogenesis — the generation of new neurons in the hippocampus — to clear out old memories that have been safely stored in the cortex, according to research in male rats … Continue reading

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The World’s 10 Safest Countries to Visit Right Now

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its Global Peace Index for 2018, an annual ranking of the world’s safest countries. Overall, the study found, the world is 0.27 percent less peaceful today than it was at this time … Continue reading

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How Many Friends Do You Need? – LifeHacker

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