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Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon - Telegraph

Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon  - Telegraph | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A prominent scientist who had previously dismissed the possibility of the afterlife says he has reconsidered his belief after experiencing an out of body experience which has convinced him that heaven exists.
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Language learning makes the brain grow, Swedish study suggests

Language learning makes the brain grow, Swedish study suggests | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
At the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy, young recruits learn a new language at a very fast pace.
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UCLA researchers discover that the sleeping brain behaves as if it's remembering something

UCLA researchers discover that the sleeping brain behaves as if it's remembering something | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it

UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this part of the brain behaves as if it's remembering something, even under anesthesia, a finding that counters conventional theories about memory consolidation during sleep.


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Julien Cuyeu's curator insight, September 24, 2014 9:51 AM

My brain is still active even when I'm asleep, thats crazy.

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Birds-of-Paradise Evolved in Lost Worlds : Discovery News

Birds-of-Paradise Evolved in Lost Worlds : Discovery News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
All 39 known birds of paradise from Papua New Guinea have been documented in a new book. Explore their brilliance.
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FYI: How Long Can a Brain Live in a Dish?

FYI: How Long Can a Brain Live in a Dish? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Scientists have isolated the brains of dogs, cats and monkeys and kept them alive for short periods in one way or another.
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Giant Eye in Space Seen by Telescopes: Big Pic : Discovery News

Giant Eye in Space Seen by Telescopes: Big Pic : Discovery News | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A pair of NASA space telescopes have captured a glowing celestial vision that resembles a giant cosmic eye.
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Linguists Reveal Ancient Relations Between Language Families

Linguists Reveal Ancient Relations Between Language Families | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Dutch linguists have developed a new method using Bayesian phylogenetic approaches to analyze the evolution of structural features in more than 50 language families.
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Making the Kinect ‘finger-precise’ | KurzweilAI

Making the Kinect ‘finger-precise’ | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A precise pointing interface (credit: 3Gear Systems) 3Gear Systems has announced a software development kit for adding gestures to applications,...
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Google simulates brain networks to recognize speech and images | KurzweilAI

Google simulates brain networks to recognize speech and images | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
We consider the problem of building high-level, class-specific feature detectors from only unlabeled data.
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How order arises from the random motion of particles in the cosmos

How order arises from the random motion of particles in the cosmos | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
One of the unsolved mysteries of contemporary science is how highly organized structures can emerge from the random motion of particles.
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Mayan Tomb May Belong to Warrior Queen

Mayan Tomb May Belong to Warrior Queen | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found what could be the tomb of the 7th century ruler Lady K'abel.
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Video Games in the Brain: Study Shows How Gaming Impacts Brain Function to Inspire Healthy Behavior

Video Games in the Brain: Study Shows How Gaming Impacts Brain Function to Inspire Healthy Behavior | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
New research published in peer-reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE demonstrates that specially designed games can boost positive psychology...
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Large water reservoirs at the dawn of stellar birth

Large water reservoirs at the dawn of stellar birth | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapor to fill Earth's oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like star.
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Not getting sleepy? Research explains why hypnosis doesn't work for all- Office of Communications & Public Affairs - Stanford University School of Medicine

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[VIDEO] Real World Telekinesis (feat. Neil Turok)

Check out the Massey Lectures with Neil Turok: http://dft.ba/-massey Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics: http://pitp.ca MinutePhysics is on Google+ ...

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Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe) : NPR

Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe) : NPR | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
From Earth, lifeless Mars can seem like a serene and boring planet. However, scientists noticed some little black dots in a satellite image of the Martian sand that may hint at an exciting, explosive geography.
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Scientists name new deep-water species after Star Wars character Yoda | French Tribune

Scientists name new deep-water species after Star Wars character Yoda | French Tribune | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
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NewsDaily: Lost in migration: Earth's magnetic field overdue a flip

NewsDaily: Lost in migration: Earth's magnetic field overdue a flip | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
The discovery by NASA rover Curiosity of evidence that water once flowed on Mars - the most Earth-like planet in the solar system - should intensify interest in what the future could hold for mankind.
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Proteins remember the past to predict the future | KurzweilAI

Proteins remember the past to predict the future | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Motor Proteins (credit: Ccl005/Wikimedia Commons) The most efficient machines remember what has happened to them, and use that memory to predict what the...
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Why we need a supercomputer on the Moon | KurzweilAI

Why we need a supercomputer on the Moon | KurzweilAI | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
(Credit: Ouliang Chang) Building a supercomputer on the moon would be a mammoth technical undertaking, but a University of Southern California graduate...
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What number is halfway between 1 and 9? Is it 5 -- or 3?

What number is halfway between 1 and 9? Is it 5 -- or 3? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
A new information-theoretical model of human sensory perception and memory sheds light on some peculiarities of the nervous system.
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How Do Blind People Picture Reality?

How Do Blind People Picture Reality? | Science And Wonder | Scoop.it
Blind people seem to use sound and touch to generate detailed 3D images of their surroundings. But without colors, what are these images like?
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