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Heartbeats align during an Islamic ritual, new study finds

If group prayer, or walking barefoot over scalding coals, isn't really your thing, similar states can be achieved simply by snuggling with a pet you love

Breast cancer vaccine could be available in 8 years, says Mayo...

Coming soon - but some folks can't afford to wait.

Is NASA ignoring proof of Martian life from the 1970s?

There's life on Mars and it's already been detected and proven

Antibiotic resistance: Researchers have directly proven that bacteria can change shape...

Bacteria are smarter than researchers originally thought.

Vaping-related lung damage resembles mustard gas injuries

The myriad of vaping products, both legal and illegal, makes it difficult to know what's going on. Considering that doctors have been recommending e-cigs as a way to quit smoking, they need to get a handle on this quickly.

China grew a plant on the moon — it sprouted two...

Plants innnn spaaaaaaace! (If anyone knows how to say that in Mandarin, please get in touch, we think it would be awesome!)

Organizers: Operation Ocean Cleanup is finally working

The garbage patch in the Pacific this was created to deal with is enormous and getting larger.

Plastic tea bags release billions of microplastic particles into every cup

Lots of Fans are Tea Afficianados...time to check out your brand's bags.

The future of the mind: Exploring machine consciousness

What does it mean to be "conscious"? If we don't know, how can we tell if AIs are?

We may have to abandon concrete to fight climate change, architectural...

Concret may have to go....can anyone say "architectural coral"?

Watch: Octopus changes colors while (possibly) dreaming

Octo-goodness from Nature! Do octopi dream? If so, their color changes may reveal what they are dreaming about. Screw the "squids in space", we want octopusses in space.

California researchers develop drug cocktail that reversesaging — results ‘remarkably promising’

...and how much will Big Pharma be charging for this cocktail?

Strange magnetic pulses that happen at midnight detected onMars

Mars' magnetic field pulses during the witching hour

How can cognitive science inform the future of education?

Improving education with techniques based on how the brain actually works

Physicists invent a new way to search for dark matter using...

Scientists are using a previously theoretical device to hunt for a theoretical particle that may confirm the existence of theoretical dark matter

Truth vs Reality: How we evolved to survive, not to see...

Persistence of Vision; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; our brain interprets our senses, it doesn't show us the 'real' world

New CRISPR tools can cut, splice whole chromosomes

CRISPR advances in capabilities and the time for Kahn Noonian Singh draws ever nigh

One of a proton’s biggest mysteries isn’t a mystery afterall

Incorrect measurements can really screw with quantum physics

Swedish scientist advocates eating humans to combat climatechange

We want a ruling from the dieticians: good or bad for cholesterol?

Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

On a scale of 1 to ten, with ten being the worst pain imaginable....

Amazon fires are destructive, but they aren’t depleting Earth’s oxygen supply

Oxygen is kind of important for life on this planet: learn about its cycle

Dead bodies keep moving for more than a year after death,...

Corpses keep moving after death....zombies, anyone?

Hurricane Dorian: Why are more extreme stormsstalling?

Severe hurricanes are not only becoming stronger and more common, but many are also moving more slowly and even stalling

Sea snail goo could help prevent colon cancer, study shows

Yet anothe reason to preserve our environment

Many vegetative patients are actually ‘covertly conscious’

Imagine being trapped in such a state...horrific. Studying this could lead to better therapies.

Does chiropractic work?

Taking a look at what may be a pseudoscience

The supervolcano that can wipe out the U.S. and kill billions...

Supervolcanoes, including the one in Yellowstone, are the existential threat to humanity we've all been ignoring

Plants have awareness and intelligence, arguescientists

Anyone questioning whether plants have intelligence has never seen or read Day of the Triffids

Biohacking: Why I’ll live to be 180 years old

How to live a very long time

Space is dead: A challenge to the standard model of quantum...

Quantum mechanics may be all wrong