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Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists
Lucid dreaming is a learnable skill, according to new research. Researchers have found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people’s chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they’re dreaming while it’s still happening and can control the experience.
Researchers compared 20 veterans who had attempted suicide with 20 similar veterans who had not. Those who attempted suicide exhibited different patterns of gene expression, hinting at the existence of biological markers that could predict which patients may attempt suicide.
Research finds that certain small RNA molecules can trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces it to self-destruct. This failsafe may protect us from cancer. The mechanism could potentially become a novel form of cancer therapy, the study authors say.
Plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found. It suggests that Mars, with its 96% carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through a process known as decomposition.
A significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions, finds national cancer survey published in JAMA Oncology.
Snakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people. There has been debate about whether this aversion is innate or learnt. Scientists discovered that babies as young as six months old feel stressed when seeing these creatures, long before they could have learnt this reaction.
3 Million Americans Carry A Handgun Daily: Most of these Americans are young men, live in the south and say personal protection is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, said the report in the American Journal of Public Health.
Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life - Oregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they’re exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study.
'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear
When leaves change color, they actually become their real color, minus the chlorophyll
Migraines may be brain’s way of dealing with oxidative stress. Migraines affect approximately 14 percent of the world's population, or 1.04 billion people. In the United States alone, migraine causes an estimated $36 billion annually in lost productivity, including 113 million lost work days.
Raccoons have passed the Aesop's Fable test, which measures if animals can discern cause and effect by displacing water to access food.
Physics Boosts AI Methods - Researchers report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data, as reported in Nature.
A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say
Researcher: Some highly psychopathic individuals have more adaptive traits than maladaptive traits
Study finds that easier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide. This suggests that current trends towards more permissive concealed-carry laws are inconsistent with the promotion of public safety.
Stanford scholars have probed how Americans think about mental life. Most people don’t have answers to the big questions about consciousness or the meaning of life, but they do have a way of thinking about and categorizing mental life. It comes down to three things – body, heart and mind.
CO? benefits of regrowing forests nothing to shake a stick at | Ars Technica
The quality of marriage relationship significantly correlates with cardiovascular health.
A large scale study on the effects of police body cameras showed that officers with cameras used force and faced civilian complaints at about the same rates as officers without cameras
Pollution killed 9 million people in 2015
Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change
Observations of a radio-quiet solar preflare
A Fraught Future for Flying Insects: Dramatic decrease in biomass in protected areas
Crows share an interesting set of behaviors with humans: they like to play, and they often use tools. Scientists investigate why crows are so playful, and found that the birds who played with tools in an experiment were much better at using those tools in a food-finding task.
Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer menu items, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change. Experts determined that a 1200mg drop in daily sodium intake could save as many as 92,000 lives and up to $25 million in annual health care costs
Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapies
One-Step Reforming of CO2 and CH4 into High-Value Liquid Chemicals and Fuels at Room Temperature by Plasma-Driven Catalysis - Wang - 2017 - Angewandte Chemie
Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: When, Where & How to See It This Weekend
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Fossil teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history- "Their characteristics resemble African finds that are four to five million years younger than the fossils excavated in Eppelsheim. This is a tremendous stroke of luck, but also a great mystery."
Volcanoes that spew strecthy ice could make dwarf planets brighter
Phys. Rev. X 7, 041003 (2017) - Ultrabright GeV Photon Source via Controlled Electromagnetic Cascades in Laser-Dipole Waves
Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked
Dogs really can smell your fear, and then they get scared too - Dogs exposed to sweat from human volunteers who watched videos designed to cause fear showed more signs of stress than those exposed to happy or neutral smells. They also had higher heart rates, and sought reassurance from owners.
The use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found in an audit of ECT in England from 2011–2015.
Lithium enrichment in intracontinental rhyolite magmas leads to Li deposits in caldera basins
Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick. Findings could not be published until now because they were used in the legal settlement that was finalized last year, in which the oil company BP was ordered to pay $8.8 billion for restoration efforts.
Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than urban areas, according to a recent report from the CDC. The same is true for opioid related overdoses and deaths, suggesting rural areas are lacking the support services and treatment needed to curb epidemics.