Are Those Your Lips or Feet? How Your Brain Rewires Itself After Amputation

Are Those Your Lips or Feet? How Your Brain Rewires Itself After Amputation

Even though it looks like a random, bumpy mess, your brain is incredibly organized. Your brain has its own version of google maps for navigating the world around it — but just how flexible are these maps to changes? Every sound you can hear or touch you can feel is because neurons in a specific

We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

Some very hairy mice are bringing us another step closer to un-LOCKing a way to regenerate a full head of hair. Did somebody say a pun?! About 50% of men and 25% of women experience at least partial hair loss by the age of 50, whether due to age, medical treatments, or disease. Current options

We’ve Just Invented the World’s Fastest Camera

We’ve Just Invented the World’s Fastest Camera

Our scientific world is both expanding and getting more precise every day. We’re pushing the boundaries of what we’d ever thought possible…but that means the way we measure that science has to keep getting more precise too. Are we ever going to hit the limit of what we can see…and therefore what we can discover?

Quantum Computers Are Making Classical Ones Faster, Here’s How

Quantum Computers Are Making Classical Ones Faster, Here’s How

Quantum computers promise to one day dominate their classical counterparts like the computers we use today. But classical computers will not go gentle into that good night. They’re fighting inevitable quantum supremacy, and they’re using some tricks they’ve picked up thanks to quantum computers. You’re probably familiar with how classical computers work, information is broken

What Is the Shape of the Universe?

What Is the Shape of the Universe?

It’s the kind of question that sort of breaks your brain when you even start to figure out how to think about it: what shape is the universe? No one can be sure; until we can step outside of the universe and walk around it somehow — we can’t actually do that ever — the

A Quick and easy Stitch to Quilt Your Quilt “Double C”

A Quick and easy Stitch to Quilt Your Quilt “Double C”

Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. And there’s a lot of steps to get to before you can actually quilt a quilt, but today what I would like to share with you is a pattern that I like to use to stitch the layers together. It is a very quick stitch and it looks

These Liquid-Repelling Materials Defy Nature’s Design, Here’s How

These Liquid-Repelling Materials Defy Nature’s Design, Here’s How

I remember watching this video online and being mesmerized. The more liquid they spilled on the items the more I thought “how was this even working?, what’s going on here?” This is a superhydrophobic coating with properties that are seemingly impossible. But this material science field is making some exciting developments with materials that are

This Is What Neutrinos Look Like When Scientists Catch Them

This Is What Neutrinos Look Like When Scientists Catch Them

Does this image look familiar? You may know it as an album cover for the famous post-punk band ‘The Strokes’, but I’ve got a surprise for you. It’s really a picture of charged subatomic particles inside a giant bubble chamber. Yeah, you heard me right. This artistic, iconic image is a visualization generated by one

Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

We often talk about how traditional computing is reaching its limit–there’s a threshold we can’t move past without making some seriously big changes to the way we structure computers. One of those exciting ways is by making physical computers a little more like human brains. We introduced this concept in more detail here, but a

Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

Scientists Are Using Your Body’s Bacteria To Battle Cancer, Is It Working?

The bacteria that live inside you shape who you are on a pretty fundamental level–from your psychology to your body type. But new research also indicates that the billions and even trillions of tiny creatures in your body play a major role in the way you react to medical treatments…making your microbial ecosystem a literal