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On the basis of a new study, scientists claim that there might be a possibility of microbes hiding underneath the surface of the red planet. The new research, being carried on in the Outer Hebrides, states that the hydrogen formed from minor quakes on the red planet could provide...
Astronomers working with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have witnessed everyone’s favourite dwarf planet, Pluto, emitting X-rays, and it's the first time an object in the Kuiper Belt has been found to do so. This strange discovery could help researchers understand more about Pluto’s atmosphere, as well as the atmospheres of other...
Mystery has long surrounded the hundreds of ancient stone monuments found in Britain, from Stonehenge to Castlerigg in the Lake District. But for the first time, archaeologists have been able to prove the two oldest stone circles in the country were deliberately constructed to align with the orbits of the...
A lost city known only from inscriptions that existed some 1,200 years ago near Angkor in what is now Cambodia has been uncovered using airborne laser scanning. The previously undocumented cityscape, called Mahendraparvata, is hidden beneath a dense forest on the holy mountain Phnom Kulen, which means "Mountain of the...
Picture a reclusive man, dripping with sweat all night in a dark lab, illuminated only by crackling sparks that periodically leap from enormous machines and cast a purple glow across his face. This was Nikola Tesla, the archetype of the mad scientist. His inventions fill the world around us;...
Finland’s education system is considered one of the best in the world. In international ratings, it’s always in the top ten. However, the authorities there aren’t ready to rest on their laurels, and they’ve decided to carry through a real revolution in their school system. Finnish officials want to remove school subjects from the curriculum. There will no longer be any classes in physics,...
Ever wanted to be in more than one place at a time? That’s right, I’m talking about the super-human abilities that can be gained by those who follow the protocol for what’s known as sun-gazing, a valid practice recently confirmed by NASA. Many proponents of this ancient technique, used...
In the past five or ten years ketamine — a drug that used to be primarily associated with psychedically enhanced partying, k-holes, and jokes about horse tranquilizers — has captured the attention of the psychiatry community. “It’s basically revolutionized how we think about depression,” says Christine Denny, an assistant professor...
Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don't know what role neutrinos play in the universe because they are devilishly hard to measure. New measurements of neutrino oscillations, observed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, have...
DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us “Upload” Skills
MINDHACK FOR FASTER LEARNING In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. The TNT program aims to explore various safe neurostimulation methods for activating synaptic plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to alter the connecting points between neurons — a requirement for...

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