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At the risk of giving away my source for a lot of awesome science and consciousness articles I share….. Here it is:
http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news

It pains me, but I did it for you.
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Antibiotics Alleviate Mental Illness

A cheap antibiotic normally prescribed to teenagers for acne is to be tested as a treatment to alleviate the symptoms of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia, in a trial that could advance scientific understanding of the causes of mental illness.


Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-shocked-to-find-antibiotics-alleviate-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-7469121.html

Women wearing red says she wants to party

men are more attracted to women wearing red compared to other colours because they believe they are less likely to be rejected.Psychologists behind the research claim the colour red carries subtle but powerful messages about how receptive a woman might be to romantic advances and so men find it more alluring.


Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9105879/Women-wearing-red-send-signals-that-attract-men.html

You are a time machine

Time and space are the two fundamental dimensions of our lives. All forms of human behavior require us to process and understand information we receive from our environment in either spatial or temporal patterns. Even though mental timing (temporal processing) research is in a stage of infancy (when compared to spatial processing) important insights regarding the human brain clock have emerged.


Source: http://imhome.org/index.php/latest-news/entry/you-are-a-time-machine.html

We Naturally Sleep in Two Shifts of Four Hours

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people were plunged into darkness for 14 hours every day for a month.It took some time for their sleep to regulate but by the fourth week the subjects had settled into a very distinct sleeping pattern. They slept first for four hours, then woke for one or two hours before falling into a second four-hour sleep.


Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783

Warning: Splenda actually has 2 to 4 carb calories per packet

Though sucralose itself contains no calories, products that contain fillers, such as maltodextrin and/or dextrose, add approximately 2-4 Calories per teaspoon or individual packet, depending on the product, the fillers used, brand, and the intended use of the product.[18] The FDA allows for any product containing less than 5 Calories per serving to be labeled as “zero-calorie”.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucralose#Effect_on_caloric_content

Neuroscience Can Reliably Read Our Minds

It finally happened. Neuroscience technology can now reliably read our minds. Its an accepted fact that is no longer in dispute. Scientists working at the University of California, Berkeley, have successfully decoded brain activities into audible sounds. In other words, our inner thoughts can be translated into sounds clearly articulated by a computer. Needless to say, there are a whole lot of caveats attached to this claim. For a start, in order to make this kind of reading possible, it requires some 256 electrodes be surgically attached to the scalps of at least 15 volunteers. Furthermore, theres a minefield of ethical issues attached to this endeavor that needs to be sorted out.


Source: http://www.fastcompany.com/1814327/neuromarketing-buyology-branding-marketing-martin-lindstrom-decoded-brain-activities

Your Brain is Automatic. You Are Free.

Michael Gazzaniga, one of the world’s leading researchers in cognitive neuroscience, describes the mystery of free will:If you think about it this way, if you are a Martian coming by earth and looking at all these humans and then looking at how they work you wouldntit would never dawn on you to say, Well, now, this thing needs free will! What are you talking about?Whether you are a parent, a philosopher, or the CEO of Facebook, it’s a concept that youll inevitably have to bang your head against — the individual right to choose what one does, what one doesn’t do, what one is exposed to. Most of us are certain that we have free will, though what exactly this amounts to is much less certain, says theencyclopedia of philosophy.


Source: http://bigthink.com/ideas/42384

New Robots Eats Real Food and Poops

Scientists working out of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have invented a robot that powers itself by collecting its own food and water, digests it, then poops out the waste, according to Scientific American. It may sound unconventional, but scientists hope that a new generation of these “ecobots” will not only be self-sustaining, but may even help recycle and reuse food waste.”Robots that eat biological fuels could find enough fuel almost anywhere,” said John Greenman, a microbiologist at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. “There is organic matter anywhere on Earth leaves and soil in the forest, or even human waste such as urine and feces.”Yes, that’s right. Robots fueled by organic matter will not only require their own toilet: they may even someday be a toilet, collecting human feces for power. It’s certainly an unexpected twist on the old idea of inventing robot maids.


Source: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/scientists-invent-robot-that-eats-organic-matter-then-poops-

A pretty woman stops men behaving badly

If the man in your life is suddenly on his best behaviour, have a look around.Men apparently become nicer, kinder and more caring when there is a beautiful woman nearby.Women, however, feel less of a need to impress and remain true to themselves, even when there is a handsome chap hovering in the wings.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2095721/Why-pretty-woman-stops-men-behaving-badly–fairer-sex-different-story.html