Accents take considerable brain power to suppress – even if we think we have forgotten our regional twang
But alcohol makes it difficult to maintain motor skills
Accents also emerge when ill or tired for same reason
Drinking alcohol can make it easier to guess a person’s background because it affects the brain’s ability to control speech and accent.
Adapting or changing the accent we grew up with takes considerable effort by the brain, [...]
Physicist Nassim Haramein has video proof that Planet Nibiru has come and gone.
A comet almost 2x the size of Jupiter (the largest planet in our solar system) recently passed through our solar system but was never reported on main stream media because the scientists and astrologists “thought we were toast”.
This comet, which Nissim believes was Nibiru, should have disrupted our solar system due to its mass and gravitational pull. Mercury should have been pulled into [...]
Scientists studied radiation data gathered by Planck telescope
Claim anomalies show gravitational pull from other universes
Could be the first real evidence to support controversial theory
The first ‘hard evidence’ that other universes exist has been found by scientists.
Cosmologists studying a map of the universe from data gathered by the Planck spacecraft have concluded that it shows anomalies that can only have been caused by the gravitational pull of other universes.
The map shows [...]
“Radioactive cesium from the Fukushima plant was found at 10 points in the Pacific Ocean, including a location as far as 1300 miles from the plant, less than a year after Fukushima nuclear disaster began, scientists revealed on Tuesday.
As this is 100 % confirmation, OF EVERY fucking word I have screamed FOR 800 & 10 DAYS NOW.”
To the viewer it is an accomplished semiabstract image of flowers and clouds, but in fact this painting was produced by a paralysed woman solely through the power of thought.
Heide Pfützner, a former teacher from Leipzig, Germany, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Motor Neurone Disease, yet she has managed to produce a series of the paintings with the aid of a new brain controlled computer.
She has [...]
STANFORD, Calif. – The evidence is overwhelming: Humanity is pushing humanity’s life-support systems rapidly toward a tipping point that will likely imperil society’s well-being.
Human quality of life will suffer substantial degradation by the year 2050 if we continue on our current path.
A statement released today and signed by more than 500 scientists from 44 countries who study the interactions of people with our planet is unequivocal: “Based on the best [...]
Vitamin D has the potential to significantly cut the symptoms of sufferers.
Scientists at King’s College London made the discovery
The ‘sunshine’ vitamin resulted in lower levels of a natural chemical in the body that aggravates symptoms in asthma patients
Vitamin D could help asthma patients breathe more easily, claim British researchers.
Scientists at King’s College London have discovered vitamin D has the potential to significantly cut the symptoms of sufferers.
They say it may [...]
It’s 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sticky black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby.
Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest pass to Earth on May 31 at 1:59 p.m. PDT.
Scientists are not sure where this unusually large space rock, which was discovered [...]
Brain-Controlling Magnets Exist, And Scientists Are Making Them Stronger
If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people’s brains, they may not believe you.
That sort of thing is the stuff of cheap sci-fi B movies. If someone in the real world were to try to develop it, that’s exactly the sort of scenario where they’d send James Bond in to stop them before it [...]
Weaker men more likely to support welfare state and wealth redistribution
Link may reflect psychological traits that evolved in our ancestors
Strength was a proxy for ability to defend or acquire resources
There is no link between women’s physical strength and political views
Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers claim.
Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and [...]
We know that things that follow quantum rules, such as atoms, electrons or the photons that make up light, are full of surprises.
They can exist in more than one place at once, for instance, or exist in a shared state where the properties of two particles show what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”, no matter what their physical separation.
Because such things have been confirmed in experiments, researchers Corsin [...]
A meteorite has hit another house in Connecticut just 19 days after one landed on a home in Wolcott, less than a mile away.
In fact, all but one of the six reported meteorite falls in Connecticut over the past 200 years have landed in towns beginning with the letter “W,” according to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Two of the six landed in Wethersfield, separated by 11 years, and [...]
Study finds older people lose ability to distinguish between colours
But at same time, other parts of visual system work harder to minimise effect
Experts looked at 185 people between 18 and 75 with normal colour vision
The bad news is: Most of us are going colour blind as the years roll by.
The good news? We probably won’t ever notice – thanks to our brains working overtime.
Scientists have found that older people lose [...]
A group of U.S. researchers believe that a microchip that will help create memories in damaged brains could be implanted into human volunteers in the next two years.
The scientists from the University of Southern California, Wake Forest University, and others, have been looking into the hippocampus – the part of the brain that is vital in forming long-term memories – for around a decade.
They believe that they have worked out how memories [...]
Residents of a Houston neighborhood are being warned to stay away from giant African land snails after a woman found one in her garden and snapped a photo of it.
The snails, researchers warn, are potentially dangerous to touch, in part because they can carry meningitis. Scientists have warned anyone who comes in contact with them to wash their hands thoroughly.
“They also carry a parasitic disease that can cause a lot [...]
Injections of ‘platelet-rich plasma’ already used to combat ageing on the face and hands
Study on volunteers showed significant hair regrowth on bald spots
Balding men would do almost anything to have a full head of hair, but the latest ‘cure’ might be a painful step too far even for them.
Scientists have been able to regrow hair on bald patches by injecting the heads of follicular-challenged volunteers with a solution from their [...]
AURORA, Colo. –
Greffex scientists have created the first comprehensive vaccine for H7N9 avian influenza. Spreading from Shanghai, and transmitted by birds, H7N9 avian influenza is a highly pathological virus that kills nearly 20% of people it infects, making it more lethal than the 1918 “Spanish Flu.” As infected birds display no symptoms, the spread of the virus is difficult to control. While human-to-human transmission of H7N9 is rare, few [...]
Kiera Wilmot was a typical 16-year-old honor student at Bartow Senior High School, in Bartow, Florida. She’s never been in trouble. She has a reputation for being nice to everyone, getting straight As, and loving science.
But then a science experiment Wilmot conducted on school grounds went slightly wrong.
At 7 a.m. on Monday April 30, Wilmot and a yet-to-be-named friend mixed aluminum foil and toilet bowl cleaner in a small water [...]
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has been in hot pursuit of extraterrestrial life for four years now. And, on Thursday, it’s letting people know just what it’s found lurking in the Milky Way.
NASA is holding a Kepler briefing at 11 a.m. PT on Thursday. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and on UStream. The agency will also host a moderated Web chat with Kepler Deputy Project Scientist Nick Gautier of [...]
April 16, 2013
Scientists have successfully bioengineered a kidney and implanted it into a living creature – work which could be an important step forward in the search for personalized replacement organs that could be transplanted into patients with kidney failure, according to media reports published Sunday.
According to Alok Jha, science correspondent with The Guardian, Dr. Harald Ott of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues took rat kidneys [...]
A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country.
Although the meteorite measured only a few meters in diameter, scientists estimated that the initial explosion was comparable in power to a nuclear bomb.
Technology would make robots “truly anonymous”
Paul Joseph Watson
April 11, 2013
A Pentagon-funded team of scientists have constructed a machine that functions like a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously.
Researchers for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have created a device that “looks and ‘thinks’ like a human brain,” James K. Gimzewski, professor of chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, told National Defense [...]
In a bid to raise public awareness about global warming, an artist has created a shocking series of image
Nickolay Lamm’s photo illustrations show many of America’s most iconic destinations under up to 25 feet of water
Months after Superstorm Sandy, a recent study has concluded that severe weather is now the new normal
Last year was the hottest year ever in the United States
This chilling series of images give an alarming projection [...]
NASA unveiled a $17.7 billion spending plan for 2014 today (April 10) that continues major ongoing space exploration projects, while including funds to kick-start an audacious new mission to capture a small asteroid and park it near the moon so astronauts can explore it by 2025.
The proposed NASA budget is part of President Barack Obama’s 2014 federal budget request and would restore the U.S. space agency’s funding back near its [...]
Apple, orange and cranberry juice droplets replace half the fat content in the chocolate
Bars have the same velvety feel as normal bars but a fruity taste, University of Warwick researchers say
Struggling to get the kids to eat their five-a-day? Scientists may well have invented a novel solution that will certainly provide a small boost to their intake – chocolate made with fruit juice.
And it is better for their waistline too, [...]
It’s already well known how devastating the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown was for Japan — dramatic spikes in radiation-related illnesses, an increase in likely cancer deaths over the next several years, and pollution which may never truly be cleaned up. A new study shows what many worldwide have feared — that the devastation from the traveling radiation has in fact sickened infants in other countries, including babies born [...]
Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
Published March 27, 2013
New York Post
Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.
The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a “do not eat” signal to the body’s immune system, according [...]
April 2, 2013
A group of leading scientists has urged President Obama’s advisers to investigate the ethical issues raised by a decision to create a highly infectious strain of bird-flu virus that could be transmitted easily between people.
The scientists, who include a former UK Government chief scientist and a Nobel laureate, said that it is “morally and ethically wrong” to create a new type of influenza virus in the laboratory [...]
Researchers say a massive earthquake and tsunami could soon strike the Northwest US coast, killing more than 10,000 people, flooding entire towns, and causing economic damages totaling $32 billion.
An alarming report published by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission warns about the dire effects of the quake and claims that it is imminent and could strike anytime. The report, which was compiled by a group of more than 150 [...]
March 25, 2013
The rocky object that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have been a comet, rather than an asteroid, scientists say.
The 112-mile (180 kilometers) Chicxulub crater in Mexico was made by the impact that caused the extinction of dinosaurs and about 70 percent of all species on Earth, many scientists believe. A new study suggests the crater was probably blasted out by a faster, smaller object [...]
Brain scans now allow researchers to know exactly what a person is imagining.
The latest breakthrough comes after scientists used brain scans to decode images directly from the brain.
Researchers have been able to put together what numbers people have seen, the memory a person is recalling, and even reconstruct videos of what a person has watched.
‘We are trying to understand the physical mechanisms that allow us to have an inner world, [...]
March 14, 2013
A newfound particle discovered at the world’s largest atom smasher last year is, indeed, the Higgs boson, the particle thought to give other matter its mass, scientists reported today (March 14) at the annual Rencontres de Moriond conference in Italy.
Physicists announced on July 4, 2012, that, with more than 99 percent certainty, they had found a new elementary particle weighing about 126 times the mass of [...]