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Neuroprosthesis gives rats the ability to ‘touch’ infrared light

Researchers have given rats the ability to "touch" infrared light, normally invisible to them, by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic...

Dogs spot the dog

Dogs pick out faces of other dogs, irrespective of breeds, among human and other domestic and wild animal faces and can group them into...

Love of harmony is not nature but nurture

Our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on natural ability – a new study by University of...

Explosive breakthrough in molecular recognition

Ever wonder how sometimes people still get through security with explosives on their person? Research done in the University of Alberta’s Department of Chemical...

Doubt cast on value of vegetable fats for heart health

A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable...

Lovers’ hearts beat in sync, UC Davis study says

When modern-day crooner Trey Songz sings, “Cause girl, my heart beats for you,” in his romantic ballad, “Flatline,” his lyrics could be telling a...

Wide Field Imager snaps cosmic gecko

This part of the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer) is one of the richest star fields in the whole sky -- the Large Sagittarius...

Unconscious processing improves decision-making

When faced with a difficult decision, it is often suggested to "sleep on it" or take a break from thinking about the decision in...

Study in mice yields Angelman advance

In a new study in mice, a scientific collaboration centered at Brown University lays out in unprecedented detail a neurological signaling breakdown in Angelman...

Computerized ‘Rosetta Stone’ reconstructs ancient languages

University of British Columbia and Berkeley researchers have used a sophisticated new computer system to quickly reconstruct protolanguages – the rudimentary ancient tongues from...

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