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The Creativity Pill

Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Creativity Pill

People taking dopamine for Parkinson’s disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates this creative expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.

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Which Animals Can Differentiate Between Languages?

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Which Animals Can Differentiate Between Languages?

There has been an experiment that proves certain animals they do know what language you’re saying it in. Scientists at the University of Barcelona have figured out that animals can distinguish between different human languages.

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Giant Siberian Crater at ‘World’s End’ (Video)

Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Earth, Ecology, Sci-Tech, Science, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Giant Siberian Crater at ‘World’s End’ (Video)

A mysterious, giant 80-meter crater has been discovered in a remote part of Siberia, dubbed by locals ‘the end of the world’, and is now puzzling scientists. The precise location of the crater is some 30km from the gas field of Bovanenkovo, part of Russia’s key strategic oil and gas region.

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How Plants May Be Evolving To the Lack Of Bees

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
How Plants May Be Evolving To the Lack Of Bees

Plants which used to have two types of male reproductive organs – to increase their chances for fertilization – are reverting back to one type. And in some cases, they are becoming self-fertilizing.

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Scientists Discover That Atheists Might Not Exist, and That’s Not A Joke

Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover That Atheists Might Not Exist, and That’s Not A Joke

Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged. While this idea may seem outlandish—after all, it seems easy to decide not to believe in God—evidence from several disciplines indicates that what you actually believe is not a decision you make for yourself. Your fundamental beliefs are decided by much deeper levels of consciousness, and some may well be more or less set in stone.

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Where Has All The Light In The Universe Gone?

Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Space with 0 Comments
Where Has All The Light In The Universe Gone?

Astrophysicists are mystified after noticing 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing…

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Consciousness Becoming Less Taboo Subject for Scientists

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Consciousness Becoming Less Taboo Subject for Scientists

Research from Northwestern University suggests that consciousness lies well within the realm of scientific inquiry — as impossible as that may currently seem. Although scientists have yet to agree on an objective measure to index consciousness, progress has been made with this agenda in several labs around the world.

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Earth’s Magnetic Field in Trouble – Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Earth, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
Earth’s Magnetic Field in Trouble – Flip Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

Earth’s magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm. Changes measured by the Swarm satellite show that our magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, especially over the Western Hemisphere.

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Study: Sugar May Harm Brain Health

Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study: Sugar May Harm Brain Health

A study in Neurology suggests that eating a lot of sugar or other carbohydrates can be hazardous to both brain structure and function. High levels of blood glucose have been linked to memory impairments.

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Scientists Revise Timeline of Human Origins

Posted by on July 6, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments
Scientists Revise Timeline of Human Origins

Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they are reconsidering the true evolutionary factors that drove them… Several key ingredients once thought to define Homo evolved in earlier Australopithecus ancestors between 3 and 4 million years ago, while others emerged significantly later.

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Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep in the Brain

Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep in the Brain

Scientists have managed to switch a woman’s consciousness off and on by stimulating a part of the brain called the claustrum.

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Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds

Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Discover How Magic Mushrooms Expand Our Minds

New research, published in Human Brain Mapping, has examined the brain effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms, called ‘psilocybin,’ using data from brain scans of volunteers who had been injected with the drug. The study found that under psilocybin, activity in the more primitive brain network linked to emotional thinking became more pronounced, with several different areas in this network – such as the hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex – active at the same time. This pattern of activity is similar to the pattern observed in people who are dreaming. Conversely, volunteers who had taken psilocybin had more disjointed and uncoordinated activity in the brain network that is linked to high-level thinking, including self-consciousness.

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New “Invisibility Cloak” Keeps Objects From Being Felt

Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
New “Invisibility Cloak” Keeps Objects From Being Felt

It’s now possible to hide an object from being felt, thanks to research by scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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The Science That Stumped Einstein

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Science That Stumped Einstein

In 1908, the physics world woke up to a puzzle whose layers have continued to stump the greatest scientists of the century ever since. That year, Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes cooled mercury down to -450° Fahrenheit and discovered—to his astonishment—that it could conduct electricity perfectly. And then for the next 50 years, no one could explain why. Einstein spent a lot of time thinking about it. But he never came up with an answer.

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Physicist Suggests Speed Of Light Might Be Slower Than Thought

Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Physicist Suggests Speed Of Light Might Be Slower Than Thought

Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an article to the peer-reviewed New Journal of Physics in which he claims to have found evidence that suggests the speed of light as described by the theory of general relativity, is actually slower than has been thought.

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