The thunder cracked and the professor’s heart began to beat with excitement. The meeting at the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg could wait; there were more important matters at stake. Georg Wilhelm Richmann hurried home, accompanied by his engraver, Sokolaw. His noble intention was to capture the lightning storm ...
Posted: 7/23/2016 10:33:05 PM Reads: 114 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: scribol.com Category: Science
For a number of years, this lab in a cavern has hosted the UK’s search for dark matter, along with super-sensitive radio-isotope testing equipment for environmental and climate studies, for example. But today I’m accompanying 20 scientists who are on a quest to find exotic signs of life.
Posted: 7/22/2016 3:41:16 PM Reads: 83 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
Quantum corrections combined with Einstein's Theory or Relativity suggest an infinite universe
Posted: 7/21/2016 6:23:59 PM Reads: 161 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: us.blastingnews.com Category: Science
Today at the Identification of Dark Matter conference in Sheffield, UK, the LUX team announced their final 20-month run, from October 2014 to May this year, ended without a single dark matter detection. That means LUX has ruled out a large number of possible cross sections and masses for WIMPs – to the point where some physicists argue it might be time to abandon the idea all together.
Posted: 7/21/2016 10:35:23 AM Reads: 118 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
Philosopher Alva Noë explains why neuroscientists assume the answer to an old philosophical question that really can’t be resolved.
Posted: 7/20/2016 7:12:28 PM Reads: 199 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: bigthink.com Category: Science
Climate scientists likely spent the first half of this year in a mixed state of fascination, bewilderment, and horror. Last year was the warmest year on record, both overall and for the January-June average. But the first half of 2016 “has blown that out of the water,” said Schmidt.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:22:56 PM Reads: 204 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.inverse.com Category: Science
Scientists are studying Dolly the sheep's "siblings" in order to study the health of cloned animals.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:34:26 AM Reads: 126 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.bbc.com Category: Science
MIT physicists have found that subatomic particles called neutrinos can be in superposition, without individual identities, when traveling hundreds of miles. Their results, to be published later this month in Physical Review Letters, represent the longest distance over which quantum mechanics has been tested to date.
Posted: 7/19/2016 10:30:50 AM Reads: 135 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: phys.org Category: Science
Just as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have ushered in an increasingly wireless world for devices, advances in brain imaging and mapping are allowing for ambitious experiments and achievements in the effort to wirelessly connect the mind with the body and more.
Posted: 7/18/2016 2:44:52 PM Reads: 126 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: thescienceexplorer.com Category: Science
Scientists feel their work is being hijacked by perverse incentives.
Posted: 7/14/2016 7:10:50 PM Reads: 214 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.vox.com Category: Science
For millennia, the Eye of the Sahara was hiding in plain sight.
Posted: 7/13/2016 7:51:32 AM Reads: 304 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.techinsider.io Category: Science
Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.
Posted: 7/11/2016 7:23:50 PM Reads: 291 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.inc.com Category: Science
Archaeologists excavate cashew-crunching tool sets that have been used by capuchin monkeys in Brazil for a hundred generations.
Posted: 7/11/2016 4:42:27 PM Reads: 156 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: news.nationalgeographic.com Category: Science
Call it a crisis. Researchers are finding it harder to replicate each other’s findings, while the rate of retractions of published studies is rapidly rising. But why is this happening?
Posted: 7/11/2016 4:02:34 PM Reads: 190 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
Auditory hallucinations are typically associated with schizophrenia and psychosis. But the latest research shows hearing voices is far more commonplace.
Posted: 7/11/2016 10:32:54 AM Reads: 196 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.abc.net.au Category: Science
Scientific revolutions have turned a long list of impossibilities into everyday possibilities. And science is far from finished transforming absurd fantasies into everyday realties. Nowhere is this more true than with neuroscience.
Posted: 7/10/2016 3:21:41 AM Reads: 208 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.psychologytoday.com Category: Science
While this year’s powerful El Niño is known for causing extreme weather events around the world, researchers say The Blob drove most of the impact seen in productivity just off the West Coast.
Posted: 7/8/2016 1:27:47 AM Reads: 250 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Science
Geoscientists have much to learn about mysterious blobs of hot rock deep in the Earth's mantle, such as exactly what they're made of and how they formed.
Posted: 7/5/2016 4:54:42 PM Reads: 252 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science
Fifty years ago, there was a seismic shift away from the longstanding belief that Earth's continents were permanently stationary.
In 2009, Oregon State University chemists were attempting to create new materials from manganese oxide that could be used in electronics, according to an OSU release. After mixing the black manganese oxide with a variety of other chemicals and heating the combinations to about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1093 Celsius), one of the samples came out a bit different than expected—as in brilliant, impossibly blue.
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Shortly after arriving, however, I found myself captivated by an entirely different spectacle: the artistry and guile of experimentalists working with the Collider, like Ralph Steinhagen, who was tasked with ensuring the Collider’s proton beam stability. It was he who would record the bizarre, high-pitched whale song of Earth’s greatest experiment.
Imagine if each of the words in this article had their own taste, or the music you’re listening to played out as visual scene in your mind. For synaesthetes – a small proportion of people whose senses intertwine – this is the stuff of the every day. “Most people describe it as a gift,” says Jamie Ward, a neuroscientist at the University of Sussex in the UK.
Posted: 7/1/2016 6:06:04 PM Reads: 237 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Science
After four years of extensive research scientists at the Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) in India find gold in the urine of the Gir cow. The Food Testing Laboratory of JAU tested 400 samples of...
Posted: 6/30/2016 11:39:57 AM Reads: 253 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.hirunews.lk Category: Science
(Phys.org)—A scientist who has dedicated a significant portion of his life to proving or disproving the notion that humans have an ability to detect and respond to Earth's magnetic field has given a talk at this year's meeting of the Royal Institute of Navigation at the University of London, suggesting that he has found evidence that it is true. Joe Kirschvink with the California Institute for Technology reported that experiments he and colleagues have been conducting have shown reproducible changes in brainwaves of volunteers who sat in a magnetically controllable chamber.
Monkeys have been observed grieving for hours after a friend died prompting fresh thoughts on how the animal kingdom deals with loss. Rare footage captured a group of chimpanzees mourning the death of a young male, known as Thomas. Members of the group were visibly distraught after finding the nine-year-old’s body, with the apes who were closest to him appearing the most upset, the BBC reported.
Posted: 6/21/2016 11:46:57 PM Reads: 303 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Science
"You won’t understand consciousness just by looking at neural facts.”
We've rounded up the all gripping tales, thought-provoking findings and sometimes just-plain strange cases we've written about.
Posted: 6/17/2016 12:36:26 PM Reads: 388 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.livescience.com Category: Science
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
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What would you if you had the power of invisibility? It's possible in virtual reality. The sensations are as real as they get, though.
Posted: 6/17/2016 11:39:40 AM Reads: 291 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: www.zmescience.com Category: Science
An illustrious chemist who has previously shed light on critical shortcomings in scientists’ understanding of evolution has written a detailed essay explaining “the massive gaps in our understanding” of how life first originated. Dr. James Tour is a professor of chemistry, computer science, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University.
Posted: 6/13/2016 11:28:46 PM Reads: 339 Submitted By: 0x6a656666 Source: christiannews.net Category: Science