Smartphones are changing us, at least according to researchers at the Institute of Neuroinformatics of the University of Zurich. It seems that as we moved from phones with buttons – Blackberrys and even feature phones – the parts ofShow More Summary
IS THERE ANYTHING IT CAN’T DO? Can beer boost brain power? “New research has shown that a chemical compound in beer may be able to improve cognitive function. The beverage once thought to obliterate brain cells when consumed in abundance may actually have the opposite effect and boost brain power.” As always, the good/bad effects […]
On Monday, the brainy folks over at the Zombie Research Society are reporting that George A. Romero will be adapting Harvard Psychologist Steven Schlozman's The Zombie Autopsies. This is very interesting news for Romero, Schlozman and zombie fans. And we're proud to say we reported it first. Show More Summary
FASTER, PLEASE: Existing Drug May Prevent Foggy ‘Old Age’ Brain. “Researchers at The Rockefeller University and The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found they could stop normal, age-related memory loss in rats by treating them with riluzole. This treatment, they found, prompted changes known to improve connections, and as a result, communication, between […]
The current Museum of Modern Art exhibition Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909–1949 is just one component of a four-year, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–funded research project examining photographs not only as art, but as physical objects possessing a material and sociological history as well.
The International Space Station is inarguably a source of incredible photographs of our home planet, but does it actually get any science done? Yes, and if you have a smart phone, NASA has an app to guide you through all of it. Read more...
A great white shark managed to evade baited drumlines off the coast of Warnbro earlier this week, yet the Western Australian government’s response to the predator has sparked a flurry of criticism from shark researchers, some of whom assert that the state’s policies are founded on questionable cultural beliefs. Show More Summary
Establishing a research prize is a form of investment in progress only available in the philanthropic world. At the very high level it is easy to say that philanthropists pay people to work on specific tasks. This is simple enough for...Show More Summary
The Duggar family will not shut up about how much they hate LGBT people, but they're not brave enough to admit it.While guest-hosting a program put on by the anti-LGBT Family Research Council, Pastor Richard Land spoke with Josh Duggar (below), one of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" darlings and now an FRC employee. Show More Summary
Mammals tend to avoid incest as a rule, mainly due to the resulting health issues in offspring. There are exceptions, however, and a team of researchers has discovered—for the banded mongoose, at least—incest isn't always such a bad idea. The animals have an oddly high degree of incest...
The Pew Research Center shares some of the most interesting findings from the reports they published in 2014. The increasing gap in wealth between white and non-white households since the 2007 recession was the most shocking to me. Over the past 10 years, the net worth of black households has been cut in half. Tags: best of best of 2014 infoviz lists
William Allen Barnes of the Falcon Project tells us they needs 10 people for a 6 month research study program out in the back country. This will require the researchers to "stay out there".
Why do some states outperform others so much when it comes to solar installations? In an effort funded by the US DOE’s SunShot Initiative, NREL researchers used statistical analysis and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful and lead to higher distributed solar PV installations. Show More Summary
After the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter began beaming back close-up images of the Red Planet, researchers spotted peculiar features along the slopes of dunes: long, sharply defined grooves (pictured) that seem to appear and disappear seasonally. Show More Summary
Researchers found that doing yoga lowered blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate and other cardiovascular risk factors.
When it comes to personality traits, how does J.R.R. Tolkien's Gandalf compare to Peter Jackson's movie version? An IBM researcher used the company's artificially intelligent Watson computer system to crunch the data and find out. Read more...
NASA says it was a busy year on the International Space Station, with record-breaking research, and plenty of arriving spacecraft.
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If a global catastrophe strikes, chances are that efforts to store food will keep most people fed for only a year. But, before everyone loses their heads and begins reenacting the Donner Party, here are some tips from two researchers who have come up with ways to live off what's left of the land. Read more...
The global market for co-location services rocketed past the $25 billion mark in 2014, according to a new study of 1,086 data center operators around the world by 451 Research. The growth underscores the broader trend of organizations outsourcing more of … Continue reading ?