We might have just discovered the missing link between the brain and gut
“Scientists now believe that a surprising array of conditions, including appetite disorders, obesity, arthritis, and depression, may get their start in the gut. But it hasn't been clear how messages in this so-called ‘second brain’ spread from our stomachs to our cerebrum.”
Scientists just created a magnetic field that takes us closer than ever before to harnessing nuclear fusion
“Now, we're closer than ever before to making it happen — physicists from the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) say they've produced the strongest-ever controllable magnetic field.”
"In summary, the only viable way of breaking the light barrier may be through General Relativity and the warping of space time. However, it is not known if negative matter exists, and whether the wormhole will be stable. To solve the question of stability, you need a fully quantum theory of gravity, and the only such theory which can unite gravity with the quantum theory is string theory (which is what I do for a living). Sadly, the theory is so complex that no has been able to fully solve it and give a definitive anwer to all these questions. Maybe someone reading this blog will be inspired to sovle string theory and answer the question whether we can truly break the light barrier."
Scientists say they've come up with a way to test once and for all whether the Big Bang actually happened
“But thanks to a new study by a team of astronomers from Harvard University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), scientists may have a new means of testing one of the key parts of the Big Bang cosmological model.”
Guess which single word will convince other humans you're not a robot
“If you were trying to convince another human that you yourself are also human, what would you say? Probably something about emotions, right? That might work - but other humans are more likely to believe your humanity if you talk about bodily functions.”
US woman finds extremely rare scare noodle with two heads in her garden
“A woman in Virginia found a bizarre surprise in her flower bed last week: a copperhead snake with not one, but two heads on a single body. According to experts, it's an incredibly rare find.”
This Teenager Survived Almost 50 Days Adrift At Sea In A Floating Wooden Hut
“He had rations to last just one week. But somehow an Indonesian teenager who drifted out to sea in a floating wooden shack managed to survive 49 days before being rescued by a passing freighter.
“Aldi Novel Adilang, from the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, endured a terrifying ocean voyage when the remote fishing hut he was stationed on broke free from its moorings and drifted over 1,900 kilometres (about 1,200 miles) out into the sea.”
NASA just released new data on why Earth wobbles as it spins on its axis
“NASA scientists have combined data on our planet's rotation with a number of sophisticated models to find that melting ice is a major cause of a strange drift in our planet's wobbling spin.
“Yes, our love of fossil fuels hasn't just given Earth an extra blanket, it's literally throwing the entire globe off balance. The blame isn't entirely on our shoulders, though – they also found the sloshing of molten rock deep beneath our feet plays a significant role.”