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Study Finds Holocaust Survivors Trauma Passed on to Children Genetically

Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Study Finds Holocaust Survivors Trauma Passed on to Children Genetically

Transmission of trauma to a child via what is called “epigenetic inheritance” – the idea that environmental influences such as smoking, diet and stress can affect the genes of your children and possibly even grandchildren. Very interesting read…

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Wow! Artificial Magnetic Wormhole Created By Trio Of Physicists

Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Wow! Artificial Magnetic Wormhole Created By Trio Of Physicists

Wormholes can be described as a portal in space-time, where an object, or perhaps a person, could be transported from one region of space to another, nearly instantaneously. And while the theory has stood the test of time, no one has ever been able to prove that they actually exist. Check out what these three physicists pulled off…

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Apes May Be Capable Of Speech, New Study Suggests

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 17 Comments
Apes May Be Capable Of Speech, New Study Suggests

Apes definitely communicate, however, it’s not until now that scientists have proof that they are capable of vocalizing sound in the form of speech.

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Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Your Creativity

Scientists have found numerous ways to boost creativity so if you really want to get those ideas flowing, here’s a little inspiration.

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Warp Speed Space Travel A Possibility Thanks To Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity, Astrophysicist Says

Posted by on August 19, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Warp Speed Space Travel A Possibility Thanks To Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity, Astrophysicist Says

Professor Geraint Lewis said the futuristic concept of warp speed space travel was actually part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Cool, heh?

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Is Psychiatry Erasing the Individual’s Unique Individuality?

Posted by on August 18, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 0 Comments
Is Psychiatry Erasing the Individual’s Unique Individuality?

Since none of the 300 official mental disorders has any defining physical test for diagnosis, there is no proof they exist. Period. You could interview thousands of people who say they feel depressed, and you would find significant differences. The more you listened to their stories, the more you would be convinced of the differences. You would be splitting apart the central idea of “depression” and realizing it has no common center. This is hard for many people to believe. That’s how brainwashed they are. There are no common universal states of consciousness. It’s all unique, from person to person. Just as there is no single enlightened state of consciousness which is the same for everyone, there are no “mental disorder” states that are the same for everyone.

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50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

50 Cent Paper Microscope Could Revolutionize Medicine

For a whole lot of people, especially those in developing countries, science — and with it, medicine — isn’t readily available to the majority of citizens. But Manu Prakash wants to change that. Prakash, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, is the proprietor of “frugal science,” a term he coined to explain the movement toward building cheap versions of high tech tools. His endeavour aims to make medical devices both affordable and available to the masses…So in 2014 he created a paper microscope, aptly named the Foldscope, that costs only 50 cents to produce.

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Plants Release Animal-like Substance When Stressed

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Earth & Space, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Plants Release Animal-like Substance When Stressed

Although plants do not have nervous systems, they respond to stress with chemical and electrical signals that are remarkably similar to those of animals, a new study has found. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, could help to explain why certain plant-derived drugs work so well in humans. At the center of it all is the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which humans and animals, as well as plants, release when they are stressed out.

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Beam Me Up? Teleporting Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn’t

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Nature, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 4 Comments
Beam Me Up? Teleporting Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn’t

“I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another,” says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland. His lab’s setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and send them someplace else on Star Trek. Instead, a couple million dollars’ worth of lasers, mirrors and lenses lay sprawled across a 20-foot table. “What they do in the TV show is, they send the atoms over a long distance,” says David Hucul, who recently got his Ph.D. with Monroe. “But, really — if you could build anything, you wouldn’t send the atoms.” That’s because atoms are big and heavy, and you don’t really need them, he explains. The laws of physics say that any atom of carbon is identical to any other atom of carbon. Oxygen, hydrogen and so on: They’re all perfect atomic clones.

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The Amazon Rainforest: Was it ‘Man Made’ by Our Ancestors?

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Archaeology, Earth & Space, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
The Amazon Rainforest: Was it ‘Man Made’ by Our Ancestors?

It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees. The scientists claim the Amazon basin was a major centre of crop domestication that saw at least 83 native species being cultivated to some degree.

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What Is a Blue Moon? The History & Science Behind Tonight’s Rare Event

Written by on July 31, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
What Is a Blue Moon? The History & Science Behind Tonight’s Rare Event

Watch NASA’s video above and learn all you need to know about the term “blue moon” in mere minutes. You just might come off as a sort of astronomical whiz at tonight’s dinner party. Enjoy!

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Scientists Have Discovered a New Taste That Could Profoundly Change the Way We Eat

Posted by on July 30, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Have Discovered a New Taste That Could Profoundly Change the Way We Eat

In a new study, researchers found evidence that fat interacts with our taste buds in a way similar to the five basic tastes. We have known for some time that receptors in our mouths recognize fat, which has led scientists to believe it could change the way we perceive food in the same way that tastes such as sour and sweet do. Now there’s evidence that it does.

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A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal the Brain in Exquisite Detail

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you’d expect to find on the starship Enterprise. Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen consumption deep within the body. He has also created a camera that shoots at 100 billion frames a second, fast enough to freeze an object traveling at the speed of light.

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Scientists Find This Key Factor May Contribute to Overeating

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Find This Key Factor May Contribute to Overeating

If you ever find yourself digging through the fridge looking for food when you’re not really hungry, it could be more than a lack of willpower that’s to blame. Scientists believe the phenomenon could be the result of a hormone deficiency in the brain.

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Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Posted by on July 27, 2015 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you’re one year old, a year is literally forever to you — it’s all the time that you’ve ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life. It’s like watching something shrink in your rear view mirror.

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