Falcons and kites in Australia have been starting bush fires in an effort to smoke out small animals. While nobody has yet been able to record footage… —> Read More
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients from the contemporary treatment era remain at risk for attention and learning problems later, researchers report. ALL is the most common childhood cancer and among the most curable. The study involved the largest and most comprehensive assessment to date of neurocognitive outcomes in pediatric ALL survivors treated with intensive chemotherapy alone rather than in combination with cranial radiation therapy. —> Read More
The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under water. Italian and Spanish researchers have now applied microscopic and geochemical techniques to confirm that the marble used to cover these ancient Roman buildings came from Carrara and other marble quarries in Turkey and Greece — valuable information for archaeologists and historians. —> Read More
The enzyme Dicer processes RNA transcripts, cutting them into short segments that regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. A research team has shown that Dicer promotes the development of atherosclerosis, thus identifying a new drug target. —> Read More
Researchers report an estimated 12.5 percent of adults living in the United States use marijuana, but this research also shows that the rate of pot use did not double from 2002 to 2013 — as had been reported in the fall — but instead increased by about 20 percent. Meanwhile, the rate of problems related to the drug has remained steady. —> Read More
The Horrid ground-weaver spider (pictured) was found at a new site in Plymouth, on an industrial site in the Cattedown area of the city. —> Read More
Drones are being ‘taught’ to search for missing people: AI software works with quadcopters to explore forests and woods
Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed artificial intelligence for quadcopters, enabling the drones to learn and navigate forest paths. —> Read More
The ways that the brain uses its resources to complete tasks changes with the seasons. —> Read More
We tend to think of dreaming as an activity reserved for sleeping hours. But as it turns out, this is far from the case.
Dream psychologists have long associated nighttime dreams with certain symbolic meanings that can unleash all sorts of clues about what’s going on in our psyches while we sleep. And we even know that asking your brain for an answer before you fall asleep has been shown to increase the potential for problem-solving dreams overnight.
More recent research has uncovered the brain network responsible for a whole new type of “dreaming” — the kind that happens by daylight, while you’re still awake.
In our fourth episode of Next Level Living, a 10-part HuffPost Originals video series on the science behind our everyday habits, we explain how to tap into your brain’s “imagination network” by day so you can better solve problems, imagine solutions and potentially even become a creative genius.
Check out the Next Level Living episode above to learn how to make dreaming work for you.
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How your DNA can reveal your surname: People with unusual names like David Attenborough tend to share a common ancestor – even if they don’t know it
The study from the University of Leicester examine the Y chromosomes of 1,600, including Sir David Attenborough (pictured right with his late brother Richard). —> Read More