268World Science: Dream-reading machine in the works?
- Apr 4, 2013
* Dream-reading machine in the works?:
Scientists have applied computer processing to brain
scans to see what images pop up in sleeping people's
* 3-D view inside proton may be coming into
Physicists are measuring how the most basic known
particles -- quarks -- are arranged to make up
pieces of the atomic nucleus.
* Simulations may reveal how galaxies become
How galaxies like ours get and maintain their
characteristic arms has proved to be an enduring puzzle.
* Buddhists are right: meditation makes you kinder,
Meditators in a controlled study were found more apt
to become that nice stranger who steps forward to
help when no one else will.
* Scientists use robots to replicate ant colony
New experiments show that ants dont need great
smarts to navigate efficiently, researchers say.
* A new way to lose weight?:
Mice were found to quickly shed weight when
implanted with gut microbes from other mice that had
undergone gastric bypass.
* "Near-death experience" memories found to
share qualities with true ones:
The mystical, meaningful experiences sometimes
described by survivors of close brushes with death
have long fascinated scientists.
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