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  • Break Time May Improve Memory

    Break Time May Improve Memory

    Via Futurity : Taking a rest break—while awake—can help strengthen memories, a new study suggests. The findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Neuron, expand our understanding of how memories are boosted. Previous studies had shown this process occurs during sleep, but not during times of awake rest. “Taking a coffee break after class can actually help you retain that information you just learned,” explains Lila Davachi, an assistant professor in NYU’s Department […]

  • Top Reasons to Attend University in Belfast

    Top Reasons to Attend University in Belfast

    Via The Complete University Guide : Belfast is Northern Ireland’s largest city, and both the cultural and political capital. Queen’s campus is within Belfast’s Golden Mile of pubs, clubs, café bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. Student life tends to concentrate here, for the Golden Mile provides part-time jobs as well as recreation. Population 281,000 Student population 40,000 Some of the best universities in Belfast Queen’s University, Belfast Getting around There is a reliable and reasonably priced […]

  • Magma and lava from volcanic eruption create new landmass in Japan

    Magma and lava from volcanic eruption create new landmass in Japan

    Via Daily Mail : Magma and lava from volcanic eruption merge with existing island to create new landmass 620miles south of Tokyo Magma and lava from a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific have formed a new island measuring one square mile in size. Photographs taken of the island of Nishinoshima, since an eruption off its coast in November 20, 2013, reveal the landmass is continuing to increase in size in an extremely rare volcanic phenomenon. The […]

  • Your brain uses a clever pattern of wavelengths to store memories

    Your brain uses a clever pattern of wavelengths to store memories

    Via Science Alert : Neuroscientists have found evidence that brain waves of different frequencies play a crucial role in storing memories by getting separate brain regions to work together. It’s part of a growing body of research that suggests that our brain waves – long thought of as simply a byproduct of neuronal activity – play a crucial role in allowing our brains to communicate internally. Intrigued by previous research in the area, a team led […]

  • Want to be an Astronaut? Here’s a tip for the future generation…

    Want to be an Astronaut? Here’s a tip for the future generation…

    Via LinkedIn : If you want to be an Astronaut study Physics and/or Aerospace and learn to fly an aircraft or become test pilot – that will increase your chances significantly! Obviously you will need a bit more than that – a good level of all-round intelligence, a healthy and fit physique, self-motivation, determination and resilience may be some of the other qualities required – but that’s already a good start and it might even get […]

  • 12 Industries That May Not Exist By 2020

    12 Industries That May Not Exist By 2020

    Via Talk Markets : Some of these industries, such as paper and home phones, you can guess. But some will surprise you. The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Metropolitan Taxi Systems The dual driving force of […]

  • How to Choose a Major

    How to Choose a Major

    Via About Career : To say college is expensive is a huge understatement. Yet for many, in order to have the type of career we want, it is absolutely necessary to earn a degree. Some students enter college with the occupation they want to pursue in mind, something they hopefully determined by following all the right steps. They typically also know, or at least mostly know, what to study. Other individuals have a major in mind, […]

  • This is what your immune response looks like

    This is what your immune response looks like

    Via Science Alert : Please take the time to give your white blood cells a great big mental hug. They deserve it. There’s a saying – “Whenever you feel sad, just remember that there are billions of blood cells inside your body, and all they care about is you.” Sure, it’s not exactly true, cells don’t actually ‘care’ about anything, but when you see footage like the video above, it’s hard not to be grateful for […]

  • This is how much a cloud weighs

    This is how much a cloud weighs

    Via Science Alert : They may look all light and fluffy, but the reality is that clouds are actually pretty heavy. Researchers have calculated that the average cumulus cloud – which is that nice, white fluffy kind you see on a sunny day – weighs an incredible 500,000 kg (or 1.1 million pounds!). How do you work that out? First of all, you need to realise that clouds are made up of a lot of tiny […]

  • Massive project maps DNA tags that define each cell’s identity

    Massive project maps DNA tags that define each cell’s identity

    Via Science : Our DNA may encode all the instructions needed to build the human body and keep it running, but each of our cells must follow just a subset of those instructions in order for the body to work properly. Thanks to the $300 million, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap Epigenomics Project, researchers have now identified most of the chemical tags on DNA and its associated proteins that influence gene function and help define […]