We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

We can now see how ALS spreads throughout the body

Chances are you’ve never heard of the zebrafish, a freshwater fish no bigger than your finger. However, this tiny tropical creature is at the center of important research into motor neuron disease (MND), also known as ALS. A new study from Macquarie University in Australia has used a model of the cellular behavior of zebrafish […]

Want to discover an exoplanet? Here’s your chance

Want to discover an exoplanet? Here’s your chance

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope may be the most well-known instrument helping astronomers in their hunt for alien planets, but it is far from the only one. Another such instrument is the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, which has, using the High Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) mounted atop its 10-meter telescope, made over 61,000 individual measurements […]

What is mirror-touch synesthesia?

What is mirror-touch synesthesia?

Some people can literally feel your pain … or pleasure, or other physical sensations. And scientists are trying to figure out why. Synesthesia appears in different ways but involves one of your senses responding to unrelated stimulation. For example, some famous musicians have said that they see colors when they hear music. In mirror-touch synesthesia, […]

A ‘bridge of stars’ connects two of our closest galaxies

A ‘bridge of stars’ connects two of our closest galaxies

Sadly it’s not walkable V. Belokurov, D. Erkal and A. Mellinger A bridge of stars connects the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two galaxies that orbit our own Milky Way. The bridge’s brightness has been enhanced in this image. Europe’s Gaia spacecraft has spotted a ‘bridge of stars’ between two dwarf galaxies. The bridge—a halo […]

NuSTAR finds new clues to ‘Chameleon Supernova’

NuSTAR finds new clues to ‘Chameleon Supernova’

Fast Facts: — Supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed its appearance over a year — It appears SN 2014C threw off a lot of material before it exploded — The study suggests astronomers should pay attention to the lives of massive stars in the centuries before they explode “We’re made of star stuff,” astronomer Carl Sagan […]

7 Migraine headache cures

7 Migraine headache cures

In the United States, about 38 million people currently suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. These headaches can be very serious — migraines are actually the sixth most disabling illness in the world. Federal regulations previously prevented scientists from studying the effects of marijuana on painful migraines, but medical cannabis has now […]

New avenue for anti-depressant therapy discovered

New avenue for anti-depressant therapy discovered

From Science Daily Researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery revealing new molecular information on how the brain regulates depression and anxiety. In so doing, they identified a new molecule that alleviates anxiety and depressive behavior in rodents. The research, led by Eleanor Coffey, Research Director at Åbo Akademi University in Finland is a collaborative effort […]

New study challenges prevalent Moon formation theory

New study challenges prevalent Moon formation theory

According to the widely accepted “giant impact hypothesis,” proposed in the 1970s, the moon formed about 4.5 billion years ago when a Mars-sized planet slammed into early Earth. This theory suggests that most of what became the moon came from this “giant impactor.” If this explanation is true, a significant portion of the material that […]

5 reasons to wash your hair with apple cider vinegar

5 reasons to wash your hair with apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar offers tons of health and beauty benefits. The natural miracle product can now be added to your cleaning regimen to get shiny, clean, healthy hair. We’ve listed some benefits of washing your hair with apple cider vinegar, but first, an important question: how is it done? Huffington Post suggests simply combining one […]