Researchers have developed a new way to find out how the brain singles out specific sounds in distracting settings, non-invasively mapping sustained auditory selective attention in the human brain.
Books that clearly name people and label objects help infants learn more and retain information, a new study suggests.
Science Our planet makes a lot of sounds, and some of them are spooky. When all else is quiet, the Earth still hums.
Very low levels of electrical stimulation delivered directly to an area of the brain responsible for motor function can instruct an appropriate response or action—essentially replacing the signals we would normally receive from the parts of the brain that process what we hear, see, and feel.
On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar asteroid, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka.
Toward the end of their life, some leukemia patients depend on blood transfusions to ease their suffering.
A simple test aims to predict which treatment for cystic fibrosis is most likely to work for each patient, an approach called personalized, or precision, medicine, researchers report.
Any last words? It's a question prisoners on death row hear before their execution begins. Along with last meals and long cell block walks, the opportunity to give a final statement has become deeply ingrained in the highly ritualized process of executing prisoners.
“Dreaming Big” President Donald Trump has just signed a major new directive at a ceremony in the White House prioritizing the administration’s efforts to advance space exploration, chiefly by sending US astronauts back to the Moon and beyond to Mars.
Gift Guides Even dullards deserve some holiday cheer. Being dull doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get a gift they love…
Listening In Our solar system was recently introduced to the first interstellar object in late November.
Prioritizing the Future From robots that can flawlessly perform backflips to electric cars that can go over 950 km (600 miles) on a single charge, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the future is far closer than we may have previously thought.
Using T-Cells to Fight Back One of the first line treatments for cancer is chemotherapy, which can be a long, stressful process.
Health CAR T continues to show promise for otherwise incurable cancers. Two studies out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine report high success rates for a new type of immunotherapy cancer treatment that genetically modifies…
Two Treatments Combined Researchers from the University of Bristol have just shared the promising results of a new treatment for spinal cord injuries that could help regenerate nerves and potentially improve patients’ quality of life.
Breakthrough Immunotherapy Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a condition that can develop in response to an allogeneic stem cell transplant or a reduced-intensity allogeneic transplant.
Air Scare We already know that air pollution kills, with thousands of people in the US succumbing to conditions caused by poor air quality every year.
Tomorrow’s Teachers Robots will replace teachers by 2027. That’s the bold claim that Anthony Seldon, a British education expert, made at the British Science Festival in September.
New soft robots are stronger and appear more organic than previous versions, thanks to origami-inspired robot muscles.
Imagine glass blocks capable of enabling entire buildings to produce solar power. The post These Glass Bricks Double as Solar Panels, Providing Form and Function to Buildings appeared first on Futurism.