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Pete the fern takes world’s first plant-powered selfies | The Canary

Pete the fern has taken the world’s first plant-powered selfies, in a scientific trial that could revolutionise conservation in the wild, scientists have said. The team at London Zoo has hailed the trial – which aims to develop a way … Continue reading

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Dan Gilbert: Happiness: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You (2018 WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium)

WORLD.MINDS Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right. Presented at the WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Why this skateboarding trick should be IMPOSSIBLE ft. Rodney Mullen

Physics Girl Skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen teams up with Physics Girl to explain the unusual physics behind skateboard tricks. Filmed with a phantom high speed camera at 1000fps, see Mullen’s tricks like never before. If you liked this video check … Continue reading

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Can we peek at Schrodinger’s cat without disturbing it? – ScienceBlog.com

Quantum physics is difficult and explaining it even more so. Associate Professor Holger F. Hofmann from Hiroshima University and Kartik Patekar from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have tried to solve one of the biggest puzzles in quantum physics: how to measure … Continue reading

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Why you can’t take a good picture of a rainbow

There’s a mismatch between the sensitivity of colour pixels in a digital camera sensor and the sensitivity of colour sensing cells in the human eye. We don’t normally notice until we try to take a picture of the whole visible … Continue reading

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Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

Many of us can picture the face of a Neanderthal, with its low forehead, beetled brows, and big nose. But until now, even scientists could only guess at the features of the extinct Denisovans, who once thrived across Asia. For … Continue reading

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Memory, explained | from Vox + Netflix’s The Mind, Explained

[description] THE MIND, EXPLAINED takes a five-episode deep dive into how our brains handle memory, anxiety, psychedelics and dreams. Narrated by Emma Stone. After nearly a year of labor behind the scenes, we have an announcement for you: Explained is … Continue reading

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AI technique detects heart failure from a single heartbeat with 100% accuracy – ScienceBlog.com

Researchers have developed a neural network approach that can accurately identify congestive heart failure with 100% accuracy through analysis of just one raw electrocardiogram (ECG) heartbeat, a new study reports. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects … Continue reading

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Why do we sleep? | Russell Foster

TED Published on 14 Aug 2013 Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with … Continue reading

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Pig to human heart transplants ‘possible within three years’ – Guardian

Pioneer UK surgeon Sir Terence English says adapted organs could transform treatment   Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into patients within three years, accordingto a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK. On the 40th … Continue reading

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