Category Archives: Science

This Is What Exercise Does to Your Brain

Scientists are getting closer to understanding why exercise makes us feel good. (It’s more than endorphins.) If exercise were a drug, we would say its benefits were too good to be true. Not only does it keep us healthy and help … Continue reading

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The Connected Universe | Nassim Haramein | TEDxUCSD

Through nearly 30 years of research in physics and writing multiple papers, Haramein has come to a deep understanding of the underlying mechanics of our universe, using his equations and theory to calculate the most accurate prediction of the charge … Continue reading

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Fossil Site Reveals Day That Meteor Hit Earth and, Maybe, Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth off the coast of modern-day Mexico. Firestorms incinerated the landscape for miles around. Even creatures thousands of miles away were doomed on that fateful day, if not by fire and brimstone, then by … Continue reading

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Your words may predict your future mental health | Mariano Sigman

Can the way you speak and write today predict your future mental state, even the onset of psychosis? In this fascinating talk, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman reflects on ancient Greece and the origins of introspection to investigate how our words hint … Continue reading

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The Equinox Isn’t What You Think It Is

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When It Comes to Hearing Words, It’s a Division of Labor between Our Brain’s Two Hemispheres – ScienceBlog.com

Scientists have uncovered a new “division of labor” between our brain’s two hemispheres in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear—a finding that offers new insights into the processing of speech and points to ways to address … Continue reading

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What is consciousness?

Patient P.S. suffered a stroke that damaged the right side of her brain, leaving her unaware of everything on her left side. If someone threw a ball at her left side, she might duck. But she wouldn’t have awareness of … Continue reading

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The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone – Nautilus

A Vancouver rat study is showing us how pest control can backfire. BY BECCA CUDMORE ILLUSTRATION BY JIA SUNG FEBRUARY 14, 2019 Kaylee Byers crouches in a patch of urban blackberries early one morning this June, to check a live trap … Continue reading

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Ultrasound gel does amazing things to sound waves

I was curious about the purpose of ultrasound gel. It’s really interesting so I built this wave machine to explain how it affects sound.

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Gene editing can now change an entire species — forever

CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever. More than anything, the technology has led to … Continue reading

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