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Scientists Discover Virus That “Makes People Stupid”

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 3 Comments
Scientists Discover Virus That “Makes People Stupid”

How would you feel if I told you that a virus could be responsible for depleting human intelligence? According to scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska, a virus that infects human brains could be making much of the population ‘stupid’.

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Being Shown Pictures of Being Loved May Reduce Brain’s Response to Threat

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Medical Advances, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Being Shown Pictures of Being Loved May Reduce Brain’s Response to Threat

Researchers from the University of Exeter found that when individuals are briefly presented pictures of others receiving emotional support and affection, the brain’s threat monitor, the amygdala, subsequently does not respond to images showing threatening facial expressions or words. This occurred even if the person was not paying attention to the content of the first pictures.

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Report: Parallel Universes Exist and Interact With Each Other

Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 4 Comments
Report: Parallel Universes Exist and Interact With Each Other

Griffith University (in Australia) academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on interactions between parallel universes. In a paper published in the prestigious journal Physical Review X, Professor Howard Wiseman and Dr Michael Hall from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, and Dr Dirk-Andre Deckert from the University of California, take interacting parallel worlds out of the realm of science fiction and into that of hard science. The team proposes that parallel universes really exist, and that they interact. That is, rather than evolving independently, nearby worlds influence one another by a subtle force of repulsion. They show that such an interaction could explain everything that is bizarre about quantum mechanics.

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Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team’s initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which involved six people, researchers were able to transmit the signals from one person’s brain over the Internet and use these signals to control the hand motions of another person within a split second of sending that signal.

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How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?

Posted by on November 8, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 1 Comment
How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?

Dimensions are complicated, and wrapping your mind around how many there are can give you a headache. Trace explains everything you should know about them.

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Where the Air We Breathe Came From

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Where the Air We Breathe Came From

How is it that Earth developed an atmosphere that made the development of life possible? A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience links the origins of Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere to the same tectonic forces that drive mountain-building and volcanism on our planet. It goes some way to explaining why, compared to our nearest neighbors, Venus and Mars, Earth’s air is richer in nitrogen.

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Time Travel and Teleporting ‘A Reality For Today’s Children’

Posted by on November 3, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Time Travel and Teleporting ‘A Reality For Today’s Children’

Travelling through time, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today’s children’s lifetimes, experts have predicted

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Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Magic mushrooms can create vivid hallucinations of strange and fantastical things, such as abstract geometric shapes.

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Biotech’s Bizarre World: 7 Genetically Modified Animals

Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Biotech’s Bizarre World: 7 Genetically Modified Animals

When you read about the 7 genetically engineered animals that have been created in the last few decades, you might ask yourself – exactly what motivates the biotech industry? If they aren’t letting loose GMO mosquitoes and moths, or creating suicide seeds – here’s what they do

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Major Breakthrough Could Help Detoxify Pollutants

Posted by on October 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Major Breakthrough Could Help Detoxify Pollutants

A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Human Lifetime

Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Earth’s Magnetic Field Could Flip Within A Human Lifetime

Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north.It’s not as bizarre as it sounds. Earth’s magnetic field has flipped – though not overnight – many times throughout the planet’s history.

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Siberian Exploding Holes ‘are the key to Bermuda Triangle’ – Scientists

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Siberian Exploding Holes ‘are the key to Bermuda Triangle’ – Scientists

Siberiantimes Same phenomenon of discharge of gas hydrates ‘led to crater formation in Russia and disappearance of ships in Atlantic’. The craters – two in Yamal and one on the Taymyr peninsula – were revealed during the summer, leading to urgent analysis by scientists as well as a wave of speculation suggesting the cause was […]

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NASA Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
NASA Is Studying How to Mine the Moon for Water

Space agency scientists are developing two separate mission concepts to assess, and learn how to exploit, stores of water ice on the moon and other lunar resources. The projects — called Lunar Flashlight and the Resource Prospector Mission — are notionally targeted to blast off in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and aim to help humanity extend its footprint out into the solar system.

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What’s the Matter with Antimatter? Newly Discovered “Particle” Said to Contain Both

Posted by on October 11, 2014 in Science with 0 Comments
What’s the Matter with Antimatter? Newly Discovered “Particle” Said to Contain Both

By Sol Luckman for SCIENTIFIC MERKIN Ever since the so-called Enlightenment, pseudo-scientists worldwide have feverishly searched for smaller and smaller particles—seemingly oblivious to the fact that particles don’t really exist … except to the extent they’re just momentarily suspended waves in an ever-changing, vibrational, holographic sea, duh. Now the high priests of pseudo-science, otherwise known […]

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Can Your Favorite Song Make You Smarter?

Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Can Your Favorite Song Make You Smarter?

When we hear our favorite music, our thoughts tend to shift inward, activating the default mode network (DMN) a network of brain regions that’s active when a person is awake but at rest. Our favorite songs also seem to spark a conection between our auditory circuts and the hippocampus, a region responsible for memory and emotions.

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