Inspiring Discoveries


Computing on the brain: where MRI meets epilepsy treatment

March 11, 2013, 3:44 pm

It’s been referred to, somewhat disparagingly, as blobology, but MRI technology has the potential to improve treatment for epilepsy – in part thanks to developments in [...]

How Deep is Your Cheep? Why Songbirds Sing Their Size

March 11, 2013, 2:29 pm

The melodious beauty and elaborate complexity of birdsong has long inspired poets, writers, and musicians – as well as behavioural ecologists!

New Technology to Increase Solar Efficiency

March 8, 2013, 8:46 am

A new technique has been developed by University of Toronto engineering professor Ted Sargent and his research group that significantly increases the efficiency of solar cells.

Coffee Nectar Gives Bees a Memory ‘Buzz’

March 7, 2013, 2:00 pm

A new U.K. study has found that caffeine in nectar encourages honeybees to remember the scent and come back for more.

Human Brain Treats Phantom Limbs as Real

March 5, 2013, 1:52 pm

Years after they lose an arm or leg, amputees’ brains still carry an image of the missing limb that can be exactly the same as the image of the real limb, according to new [...]

Cryptozoology? No Need for an Apology

March 4, 2013, 6:54 pm

All forms of science are reliant on facts, hard evidence and statistics to maintain relevance and credibility. But what of the legitimacy of the so-called “pseudosciences”?

Could Spiderman’s Web Really Stop a Runaway Train?

February 27, 2013, 12:19 pm

When Spiderman used his web to halt a R160 New York City subway train before it plunged off the tracks, the results were realistic, according to new U.K. research.

‘Fifth Force of Nature’ May Help Study Deep Earth

February 26, 2013, 1:09 pm

The four known forces in physics—gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces—might soon be joined by a fifth, known as the long-range spin-spin [...]

Caesium Reacting With Water in Slow Motion (Video)

February 20, 2013, 7:23 am

Chemist Dr. Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham in the UK shows caesium reacting with water recorded with a high-speed camera, and discusses the reaction.

Innovative Experts Produce Colorful Cell Images (Photos)

February 19, 2013, 5:35 pm

Biologists and physicists have worked together to create candy-colored images of cells in high resolution that are both eye-catching and useful in research.

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