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Dreaming or Awake?

Neuroscientists Martin Dresler and Michael Czisch of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, recently published findings online in....

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Scientists at MIT Replicate Brain Activity with Chip

Scientists are getting closer to the dream of creating computer systems that can replicate the brain.

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It Takes Two: Brains Come Wired for Cooperation, Neuroscientists Discover

The brain was built for cooperative activity, whether it be dancing on a reality television show, constructing a skyscraper....

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Huge Iceberg forms in Antarctica

Scientists are monitoring the birth of a monster iceberg in West Antarctica.

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Climate Change 'grave threat' to Security and Health

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London....

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Weather and Crisis

Geographer David Zhang of the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues, just published a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that links climate fluctuations to darker historical periods in human history....

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Power from the People

Plugging gadgets into a socket in the wall, or loading them with batteries - or maybe even unfurling a solar panel - is how most of us think of getting electricity. But what about plugging them into your body?

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Hippocampus Plays Bigger Memory Role Than Previously Thought

Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but....

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Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Experiment to be Run Again

Scientists who announced that sub-atomic particles might be able to travel faster than light are to rerun their experiment in a different way....

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Increased Risks for Astronauts and Air Travelers from Solar Activity

A new study by meteorologist Michael Lockwood of the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and colleagues suggests that space weather is going to worsen over the next 40 to 200 years, increasing the chance of radiation hazards for astronauts and frequent flyers....

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