Whisky tastes better in certain ambiances, a new study from Oxford University in England found. Researcher Charles Spence had study participants drink the same glass of whisky in three different rooms, each with a different theme. Participants found whisky to taste the best in rooms with wooden walls, even though they knew they were drinking the same whisky the whole time.
The world's fastest computer will simulate how the brain works, enabling scientists to better understand the human brain and simulate diseases. The Human Brain Project is a 10-year proiject that involves 135 institutions and billions of dollars in funding by various governments and the European Union.
Colorado sixth-grader Michal Bodzianowski developed a plan to brew beer aboard the International Space Station. Bodzianowski is one of the winners of a National Center for Earth and Space Science Education contest. The plan involves filling a tube with beer-making ingredients that will be sent to the ISS, where astronauts will activate the kit.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have used a novel 3D printing method to "cage" bacterial communities and then observe how the act. The microscopic cages are a fraction of the size of a human hair. The 3D cages are made of a special gelatin substance which reacts to the 3D printer's lasers.
Albert Einstein's brain has a larger-than-average corpus callosum, which resulted in greater connections between the right and left sides of his brain, a new study suggests. Led by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, the study, "The corpus callosum of Albert Einstein‘s brain: another clue to his high ...
The Spanish parliament is considering switching the country's time zone, which was changed in the 1940s by Francisco Franco to align the clock with Nazi Germany. A parliamentary commission released a report today which said that the change would increase workers' productivity, allow for more family time and help the population get more sleep.