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  • 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 […]

  • Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming the richest man in China

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming the richest man in China

    Via Business Insider : Jack Ma is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. His e-commerce company, Alibaba, attracts 100 million shoppers a day. Ma is worth an estimate $20.4 billion. But before he was the richest person in China, Ma went through a lot of rejection. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the businessman reveals that he failed a college entrance exam three times. Once he ruled out college, Ma applied for […]

  • New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel

    New altered bacteria can convert sunlight into liquid fuel

    Via Science Alert : These bacteria can take hydrogen molecules that have been split from water using the energy of the Sun, and convert them into an alcohol-based fuel. In late 2011, chemist David Nocera from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) introduced the world to his ‘artificial leaf’ – a silicon solar cell device that can produce energy using nothing but sunlight and water. The device is steeped in water, and when sunlight beams down […]

  • When Bees Grow Up Too Fast, The Colony Collapes

    When Bees Grow Up Too Fast, The Colony Collapes

    Via Futurity : Scientists around the world are trying to figure out why honey bee populations are declining—a pattern known as colony collapse disorder. They’ve identified pathogens, pesticides, and nutritional deficits as stressors, but it’s still a mystery why bee colonies sometimes collapse rapidly, rather than decline slowly, leaving bee keepers with an empty hive box. An international team recently used radio tracking to follow thousands of bees in Australia throughout their lives hoping to […]