Cigar factory in Liverpool. Date: 1858 Credit: © Archivist / Fotolia Researchers at the University of Liverpool revisited a study carried out 175 years ago which compared the health and life expectancy of people in different parts of the United Kingdom, including Liverpool, to see if its findings still held true. They found that stark

White-headed capuchin in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. Credit: © nicksen / Fotolia Rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys can find a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, but only humans can find a solution that benefits both competitors equally, turning a competitive situation

Colored letters. Some people with synesthesia perceive letters and numbers as having specific colors. Credit: © bogdanvija / Fotolia Hypnosis can alter the way certain individuals information process information in their brain. A new phenomenon was identified by researchers from the University of Skövde in Sweden and the University of Turku in Finland, who have

A magnified image of a mouse cerebellar section shows multiple layers. New research shows this part of the brain may be a target for treating autism through brain stimulation. Credit: UTSW Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation.

Researchers examined effects of aerobic exercise, including stationary cycling, walking, and treadmill running. (stock image) Credit: © glisic_albina / Fotolia Aerobic exercise can improve memory function and maintain brain health as we age, a new Australian-led study has found. In a first of its kind international collaboration, researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine

FingerSound uses wearable ring technology to detect numbers and letters drawn on fingers. Credit: Georgia Tech FingerSound uses wearable ring technology to detect numbers and letters drawn on fingers. With the whirl of a thumb, Georgia Tech researchers have created technology that allows people to trace letters and numbers on their fingers and see the

Professor Ron Clarke busy excavating the Little Foot Skull from the Sterkfontein Caves. Credit: Wits University South Africa’s status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today’s unveiling of “Little Foot,” the country’s oldest, virtually complete fossil human ancestor. Little Foot is the only known virtually complete Australopithecus

Sealings from the archive of Doliche. Credit: Asia Minor Research Centre Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in south-east Turkey. “This unique group of artefacts comprising more than 1,000 pieces from the municipal archive of the ancient city of Doliche

This is an artist’s depiction of a quantum simulation. Lasers manipulate an array of more than 50 atomic qubits to study the dynamics of quantum magnetism. Credit: E. Edwards/JQI Two independent teams of scientists, including one from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have used more than

Artist’s view of global teleportation of quantum bits. Credit: Christoph Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network. Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum

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