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Laurence Hurst: Is human evolution speeding up or slowing down? Your brain exaggerates memories to remember them better. Like a fisherman talking about the size of the one that got away, the brain exaggerates its memories.

Your brain exaggerates memories to remember them better

Why are we so bad at predicting what will happen to us in the future?  Glenn Harvey The staircase represents your life so far.

Why are we so bad at predicting what will happen to us in the future? 

And you can’t see up the invisible staircase. Look down behind you. That part is visible. Daniel L. Schacter: Are all of your memories real? Michael Specter: Michael Specter : les dangers du rejet de la science. Kyle's Converter. Facial Expressions. Micro expressions are very brief facial expressions, lasting only a fraction of a second.

Facial Expressions

They occur when a person either deliberately or unconsciously conceals a feeling. Seven emotions have universal signals: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, contempt, surprise and happiness. You can learn to spot them. History. Hominid and hominin – what’s the difference? New definitions The most commonly used recent definitions are: Hominid – the group consisting of all modern and extinct Great Apes (that is, modern humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans plus all their immediate ancestors).

Hominid and hominin – what’s the difference?

Hominin – the group consisting of modern humans, extinct human species and all our immediate ancestors (including members of the genera Homo, Australopithecus, Paranthropus and Ardipithecus). What’s in a Name? Hominid Versus Hominin. If you follow news about human evolution, you’ve probably noticed that our ancestors are increasingly called hominins rather than hominids.

What’s in a Name? Hominid Versus Hominin

Sex Expert Dr. Jennifer Berman On How To Massage The Prostate - CONAN on TBS. The surprising reason you feel awful when you're sick - Marco A. Sotomayor. How to tell the flu from a cold. How Does The Common Cold Work? La face cachée des tables de multiplication - Micmaths. The magic of Vedic math - Gaurav Tekriwal. Early human habitat, recreated for first time, shows life was no picnic: Pioneering Rutgers scientist helps reconstruct an ancient East African landscape where human ancestors lived 1.8 million years ago. Scientists have pieced together an early human habitat for the first time, and life was no picnic 1.8 million years ago.

Early human habitat, recreated for first time, shows life was no picnic: Pioneering Rutgers scientist helps reconstruct an ancient East African landscape where human ancestors lived 1.8 million years ago

Our human ancestors, who looked like a cross between apes and modern humans, had access to food, water and shady shelter at a site in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. They even had lots of stone tools with sharp edges, said Gail M. Ashley, a professor in the Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences. Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism: Neuroscience research suggests an avenue for treating the empathically challenged. It's an age-old quandary: Are we born "noble savages" whose best intentions are corrupted by civilization, as the 18th century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau contended?

Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism: Neuroscience research suggests an avenue for treating the empathically challenged

Land Ho! Visiting a Young Island – NASA Earth Expeditions. How language shapes the way we think. The 'me' illusion: How your brain conjures up your sense of self. World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist. A scientist in China claims to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

World’s first gene-edited babies created in China, claims scientist

If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. This kind of gene editing is banned in most countries as the technology is still experimental and DNA changes can pass to future generations, potentially with unforeseen side-effects. Johannes Rebmann. Johannes Rebmann (January 16, 1820 – October 4, 1876) was a German missionary and explorer credited with feats including being the first European, along with his colleague Johann Ludwig Krapf, to enter Africa from the Indian Ocean coast.

Johannes Rebmann

In addition, he was the first European to find Kilimanjaro.[1] News of Rebmann's discovery was published in the Church Missionary Intelligencer in May 1849, but disregarded as mere fantasy for the next twelve years. The Geographical Society of London held that snow could not possibly occur let alone persist in such latitudes and considered the report to be the hallucination of a malaria-stricken missionary.[2] It was only in 1861 that researchers began their efforts to measure Kilimanjaro. Expeditions to Tanzania between 1861 and 1865, led by the German Baron Karl Klaus von der Decken, confirmed Rebmann’s report.

Together with his colleague Johann Ludwig Krapf he also discovered Mt. Early life[edit] Watch Annals of Obsession. Andrew Zimmerman Jones: Does time exist? Ampullae of Lorenzini - an overview. Passive Electroreception in Different Aquatic Environments Several studies have revealed that the sensitivity of passive electroreception of low-frequency bioelectric fields emanating from prey may vary enormously in a range of different aquatic environments.

Ampullae of Lorenzini - an overview

Canal length varies significantly in the ampullary organs of saltwater and freshwater vertebrates and is thought to be an adaptation for adjusting sensitivity. The long canals of elasmobranchs enable low-frequency electric fields to be virtually unattenuated because of the high resistance of the canal walls and the low resistance of the jelly core. Nos enfants, ces mut@nts. C'est un bébé de 15 mois qui fait défiler ses vacances corses, hilare, sur le smartphone de sa mère. Un autre, à peine plus âgé, qui se lève à 6h30 chaque matin en réclamant l'iPad, son "plus bon meilleur ami". C'est une élève de CM1 qui interroge sa maîtresse : "A quoi ça sert d'apprendre, madame, tout est sur Wikipédia ?

" Un rebelle qui jette son cahier de français au visage de son père : "Et toi alors, tu utilises bien le correcteur d'orthographe ! " How Big Is the Internet, Really? The Internet is a busy place. Every second, approximately 6,000 tweets are tweeted; more than 40,000 Google queries are searched; and more than 2 million emails are sent, according to Internet Live Stats, a website of the international Real Time Statistics Project. Full-Length Broadcast. Scientists are learning how we can edit memories—and delete our worst fears. This program premiered on February 10, 2016 on PBS. Manipulating Memories with Optogenetics. Light Particles Acting Like Waves: The Uncertainty Principle. De-Extinction in Action: Scientists Consider a Plan to Reinject Long-Gone DNA into the Black-Footed Ferret Population. In 1987 only 18 black-footed ferrets were known to exist, but thanks to captive breeding and intensive management, the animals are a few hundred strong now. Sharing bird sounds from around the world.

Orchid Bees Blend Their Own Perfume. Humans aren't the only ones that create intoxicating perfume blends, as new research finds that male orchid bees also practice this time-honored craft. The bees from the genus Euglossa formulate their unique perfumes for reasons similar to ours: to attract mates, establish a signature identity, and smell good in a crowd. They do this by gathering a variety of carefully selected scents from their environment, and then douse their bodies with the perfume. "The males expose them at the places where mating occurs," said co-author Thomas Eltz of Ruhr-University Bochum, "so the perfumes may be chemical signals to females. " Plant These Flowers to Power Bees: Photos For the study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, Eltz and his colleagues collected several species of orchid bees during a trip to Panama. VIDEO: Male Orchid Bees Mix Their Own Cologne Carefully from Secrets of the Hive.

VIDEO: The Biggest Difference Between Wasps and Bees from Secrets of the Hive. A neuroscientist explains: the need for ‘empathetic citizens’ - podcast. Subscribe & Review on iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud & Acast, and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter This week, Observer Magazine columnist and neuroscientist Dr Daniel Glaser takes a look at the world of empathy, mirror neurons and Theory of Mind. Future - Evolution explains why we act differently online. Future - Detecting the undetectable. Hypnagogia, The State Between Sleep And Wakefulness, Is Key To Creativity. Science Versus Myth. How the Uncanny Valley Works. What does your brain do when you're not thinking? - Moth Wing Flaps by The Recordist.

Spider With Three Super Powers - The Hunt - BBC Earth. That ‘Spider Bite’? Blame It on Something Else - The New York Times. Only a Schizophrenic or a Genius Can Answer This. Could history of humans in North America be rewritten by broken bones? Computers Are Writing Novels: Read A Few Samples Here. Chardonneret élégant - Carduelis carduelis. Le Chardonneret élégant est une espèce volontiers grégaire en dehors de la période de reproduction. Ce grégarisme survient dès l'émancipation des jeunes de la première nichée et se poursuivra jusqu'à la saison de reproduction de l'année suivante.

On peut alors observer des groupes de plusieurs dizaines d'oiseaux voletant ensemble, se nourrissant ensemble dans les hautes herbes ou sur les arbres porteurs de graines. Certains fréquentent les postes de nourrissage urbains où ils ne dédaignent pas les graines de tournesol. Asperitas, volutus, flumen… bienvenue aux nouveaux nuages. Qui n’a jamais levé les yeux au ciel pour admirer avec passion la formation des nuages ? A l’occasion de la journée météorologique mondiale 2017, c’est eux qui ont été mis à l’honneur. Le thème choisi, Comprendre les nuages, a permis de présenter la nouvelle édition numérique de l’Atlas international des nuages, la révision la plus complète de cette publication qui allie images, définitions et explications.

La nouveauté ? L’ajout de nouvelles catégories et formes de nuages dont l’asperitas, qui avait été repéré dès 2006 dans l’Iowa par la Cloud Appreciation Society, société des amoureux des nuages composée de 42 000 membres dans 115 pays. Carpenter bee - Wikipedia. Carpenter bees are species in the genus Xylocopa of the subfamily Xylocopinae. The genus includes some 500 species in 31 subgenera.[1] Members of the related tribe Ceratinini sometimes are called "small carpenter bees". The common name "carpenter bee" derives from their nesting behavior; nearly all species burrow into hard plant material such as dead wood or bamboo. Hidden Figures: Kevin Costner on playing Al Harrison. The Real Story of 'Hidden Figures' and NASA's Women Computers. Why Did Greenland's Vikings Vanish? The Secret Lives of Matschie’s Tree-kangaroos. La promesse de l'aube. Is Iceland Really Green and Greenland Really Icy? Youtube. Tarantula named after Johnny Cash is one of 14 new species.

History through the eyes of the potato - Leo Bear-McGuinness. MIT Department of Physics. Fibonacci Sequence. Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong. Why Very Smart People Are Happiest Alone. Why aren’t coyotes, dingoes and wolves treated like our dogs? The Daily Wild: Nature’s Most Incredible Creatures. Patterns of Life – Alan Turing and Morphogenesis (#4/5) Accelerating science.

Official Website of Dr. Michio Kaku. Stephen Hawking - Home. Brian Greene Official Website.