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12-03-2021
Why does the brain consume so much energy?
The human brain consumes vastly more energy than other organs. New research from Weill Cornell Medicine has found that this happens even during the times when the brain is at rest, and neurons are not firing their usual signals to one another. For instance, even during profoundly inactive states, such as coma, the brain’s consumption of glucose usually drops from normal by only about a half.  The scientists believe that the process of packaging neurotransmitters (chemical molecules used by the nervous system to transmit messages between neurons)...
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02-15-2017
Scientists unearth long-lost leftovers in Siberia
If you’ve ever discovered a long-forgotten peanut butter sandwich somewhere...
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02-14-2017
Researchers go all Indiana Jones in search for the Lost Ark
The Ark of the Covenant has fueled the imaginations of...
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02-14-2017
Russian scientists discover ancient meteorite material in Iran
Archaeologists often uncover evidence of life on earth millions of...
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02-13-2017
Oroville Dam about to cause Californian catastrophe
Evacuations ordered as officials fear Oroville Dam collapse. Twelve years ago,...
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02-11-2017
What does an ancient 3-foot sea level shift mean for us?
A three-foot shift in sea level might not sound like...
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02-10-2017
What do monkey fights tell us about animal society structure?
The first rule of Monkey Fight Club is that you...
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02-10-2017
Could robots replace a quarter million jobs in the UK?
Getting a real, live person on the telephone line may...
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02-10-2017
Dogs' emotions may mirror our own
Doggy emotions may mirror their owners. It’s common pet owner...
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02-09-2017
Toss out the science books; helium is no longer unreactive
Unlearn everything they told you in grade school science class....
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02-09-2017
Researchers use electron spin to measure time without a clock
Electron spin measures time. When light strikes an object, the...
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02-08-2017
Did ocean waves cause The Great Dying?
Nearly 252 million years ago, our planet experienced something scientists...
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02-07-2017
“Lab on a chip” only costs a penny
A medical lab takes up an entire room and costs...
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