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The human brain holds many secrets. It is still not fully understood its function, such as memory and features such as intuition and psychic.
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Reading and games help stay sane in old age

Channels in the brain need ongoing training. Intellectual classes help maintain normal functioning of the brain in old age, reports Science Daily. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers from Rush University in Chicago. "Reading the newspapers, writing letters, going to the theater or a library, or mind games, such as chess - simple exercise that can contribute to the health of our brain," - said the leader of the research team Dr. Konstantinos Afranakis. Scientists examined with MRI 152 volunteers, whose average age was 81 years old. The relationship between the structure of the Read more [...]
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Insectivorous plant found to be using a catapult

German biologists have studied the unusual mechanism by which the carnivorous sundew Drosera glanduligera Australian catches his victims. This species feeds mainly flightless arthropods trapped in the center of bowl-shaped leaves with sticky hairs. But unlike other sundews this is not waiting for some interesting bugs themselves will enter the danger zoneTrap frame of 12 to 18 thin tentacles, which, like a catapult throw careless insects in the center. Of course, such an original way of catching dinner was known for a long time. But now scientists at the University of Freiburg (Universitat Read more [...]
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Entomologists discovered in flies unusual connection between neurons

In order for the information was passed to the brain, nervous tissue cells - neurons - to form bonds, so-called synapses. But, as it turned out, in the wild they do not need everything. Scientists at Yale (Yale University) discovered that nerve receptors in the antennae of flies can communicate with each other without any synaptic connection. The possibility of the existence of the so-called efapticheskih ties predicted Rospar Jean-Pierre (Jean-Pierre Rospars), entomologist from the French National Centre for Agricultural Research. It happened in 2004. Now, researchers working under the direction Read more [...]
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The image: how men choose women?

French scientists have found the answer to the question of what attracts a woman a man, when he sees it for the first time. Scientists have already been proven that people choose one another at the genetic level. A new study shows the principle on which men choose their partner. Looking closely to the woman, the man primarily guided by her appearance. The females believe that a man can attract a slender figure, breast size and leg length. But in reality it is not. The man initially drew attention to the girl's face and chooses his girlfriend on her similarity. But not with the mother, Read more [...]
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Contraceptives. Slaughter Business

The benefits of hormone pills and patches are now many doctors say. These drugs reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases, help easier to carry age-related changes, improve the condition of hair and even promote weight loss ... But the most important - they allow you to plan a pregnancy. When doctors recommend hormone pills, they really believe in it. But there is another point of view. Hormonal contraceptives mutilating women. They can even kill. And such cases thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, because there is no accurate statistics. This was not reported in the media, because Read more [...]
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Snowman — a hybrid of earthling and space aliens.

There are results of an extensive research and years of DNA "snowmen", - the "Komsomolskaya Pravda" Igor Burtsev, Ph.D., director of the International Center hominology.  According to Igor Dmitrievich accessing the sensational reports, analyzes were conducted in the U.S. under the direction of Dr. Melba Ketch - Chapter DNA diagnostics laboratory in Texas (Dr. Melba Ketchum the head of DNA Diagnostics, Nacogdoches, TX, USA). For five years, experts have studied the 109 biological samples collected in North America - the United States and Canada. Among them - the traces Read more [...]
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Since infections can be fought genetically

Scientists from the UK have discovered a genetic relationship between the cases of staph in different patients. This greatly facilitates the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus and other infectious diseases. First time scientists have used DNA sequencing procedure to identify, analyze and control the epidemic of resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the hospital. At the heart of this experience is the technology of rapid human genome. The technology can be used to treat many diseases. Nick Brown, who works in Addenbrukskoy Hospital (UK), together with his colleagues conducted a study on the subject. Read more [...]
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What is the nature of life in the stratosphere

"Surviving on high altitude challenge our concept of limits of the biosphere," - so says David Smith of the project "Micro-organisms in the stratosphere" Kennedy Space Center. The scientist and his team are planning to establish the boundary of the biosphere by sampling Observatory "Batchelor" in central Oregon. The first found alive oragnizmami in the stratosphere were bacteria. The bacterial form of life is possible in such harsh conditions of existence through the formation of a protective shell - spores. Only thanks to her bacteria can live at? 56? C in the Read more [...]
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Scientists have determined the composition of the Earth's core

A group of scientists from the U.S. and China, with the help of computer simulations find an answer to an old question, what does is the core of the Earth.As shown by simulations, the Earth's core contains mostly carbon in an amount of 0.1-0.8%, as the largest reservoir of carbon on the planet. These are the information provided by the U.S. researchers from the University of California at Davis, and specialists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The study appears in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."We were known density of the nucleus, and Read more [...]
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How the brain encodes thoughts

Clearly, all our thoughts and feelings are accompanied by changes in neuronal activity, but this kind of change? As occurs, for example, switching between two possible answers to the question "to drink or not to drink?" Now we have the data in hand, allowing to present some of the neurons that accompanies the decision: researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) was able to see, thabout happens in the brain is a change in behavior (although the details and all sorts of special cases of this mechanism is still working and working.)bionerd.) "Width =" 600 Read more [...]
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How to put in a living cell microprism

In the Netherlands, learn to create open microprism that can be used as individual "prison" of the studied living cells.Most cell research is done "on the plane", although this is far from the natural behavior of the cells, which require sufficient space for themselves in all three dimensions. This opportunity is open to the pyramids, created by the Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Twente (Netherlands).The report on the study published in the journal Small.Chondrocyte cell, caught in the open microprism began to talk with the neighbors. (Hereinafter, Read more [...]
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Does aliens hairspray?

Components of hairspray based on lower chlorofluorocarbons, once successfully banned on Earth, may have the widest circulation in the a number of the planets of the universe - and give it the presence of intelligent life.How would humanity be desirable for the stars, if it does not develop a way to make huge amounts of energy with almost no effort, his nearest future will be significant space terraforming Mars. Recall that in order to get to it, enough to accelerate to 1/10 000 of the light speed and then slow down - and it is unimaginably better than traveling the speed of light. After all, Read more [...]
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After 100 years, the invention of quantum computers will be compared with the discovery of fire

The universal quantum state tomography method developed at the Institute of Physics and Technology, Russian Academy of Sciences, in close cooperation with the Moscow State University. MV University told head of the laboratory of physics of quantum computers Physics and Technology Institute of Sciences Prof. Yuri Bogdanov. This method allows to deal with a major obstacle to the development of quantum computers - the phenomenon of decoherence.According to the famous American physicist John Archibald Wheeler (John Archibald Wheeler, 1911 - 2008), about one-third of the U.S. GDP is directly based Read more [...]
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The new quantum experiment confirmed the asymmetry of time

Time moves inexorably forward. It should scroll film's back - and you immediately suspected something was wrong. But from the point of view of a single, isolated particle over time looks the same in any direction. That, at least, it seems at first glance. For example, a film of the scattering of two particles will look reasonable, even if the scroll backwards - a concept known as the symmetry of time reversal. Now the experiment authoritative scientific collaboration (it full-time or part-time participation in the simultaneous) BaBar, working with the accelerator SLAC, found new, though Read more [...]
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America faces megatsunami

One located in the Atlantic volcanic eruption in the case can cause huge ocean wave that could drown the Caribbean and large parts of the east coast of the U.S. - the scientists say. Dr Simon Day, of the research center at University College London warns that one of the slopes of the volcano Cumbre Vieyha, located on the island of La Palma, Canary Islands is unstable and could collapse into the ocean. Swiss researchers have modeled the landslide, they say that the water could collapse rock weighing half a trillion tons, will result in a wave height of 650 meters, able to quickly cross the Atlantic. Read more [...]
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Australian scientists have discovered the loss of the islands in the Pacific Ocean

Nonexistent island appears regularly in publications since 2000. Google Maps on the service island called Sandy (Sandy Island). See it firsthand failed. Australian researchers reported that the island in the South Pacific, which is indicated on charts and maps of the world, as well as on the service Google Earth, do not actually exist.Phantom strip of land on Google Maps called Sandy Island (Sandy Island) and is located between Australia and New Caledonia - an island in the Coral Sea under France.But when researchers from the University of Sydney, went to the area in the course of geological Read more [...]
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Scientists have identified a gene unusual dual

Researchers from several U.S. universities have come to the conclusion that one of the genes contributing to the emergence of cancer, at the same time involved in the prevention of atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.This gene called Akt1. In recent years, it was shown that the enzyme of the same name, the synthesis of which he starts, protects cells with structural abnormalities of genetically programmed cell death - apoptosis. As a result, they continue to multiply, and in the end often undergo malignant transformation. Animal studies have shown that increased activity of the gene Read more [...]
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Scientists have determined that the child in the womb yawning, hiccups and stretches

Submitted research scientists from Universities of Durham and Lancaster (England), Which states that the ability to evolve in the womb of the child along with the yawn skills hiccup and swallow stretch, indicate some level of his mental and physical development. The scientists studied 15 healthy fetuses in video format 4D, to find out, can you still unborn baby yawn or just opens his mouth as some researchers. The study was conducted with the participation of women with gestation of 24 to 36 weeks. Eight of them were waiting for the girl, and seven Read more [...]
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Five surprising facts about the man

Human stomach may think. The number of neutrons in the gastrointestinal tract of a lot more than in the brains of some animals. This suggests that in the belly we have a second brain. Secondly, the body is covered with hair on having the same structure as in most other primates. Third, as part of the human DNA have viruses. By themselves, they do not breed, but they can be copied by introducing its DNA into the host cell. If the DNA of the virus enters the cell of sperm or ovum, is obtained from the seed virus DNA in each of their cells. Fourthly, the man partially blind. The structure of Read more [...]
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