Are Dogs Really Color-Blind?

By: Lily Feinn/The Dodo  In some ways, they actually see better than we do. Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through your dog’s eyes? For example, when you throw a red ball into a patch of green grass, what does your pup see? A popular notion suggests the world appears to dogs as outlines and…

Researchers: Depression May Be A Physical Illness Linked To Inflammation

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  Scientists are now calling the link between depression and inflammation caused by a faulty immune system definitive. Whether it’s causal or not, the connection opens up new avenues for treatment and new hope for sufferers. PHYSICAL ROOTS OF DEPRESSION Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists…

There’s A $100 Million Plan To Make A Synthetic Spinal Cord To End Paralysis

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics want to change what it means to be disabled. As part of a $100 million, five-year project, the researchers are working on advanced prosthetics that work like real limbs, a synthetic nervous system, and more. A BOLD MISSION Some say experience is the…

Rising Sea Levels Have Caused Eight Islands In The Pacific To Completely Disappear

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Last year it became apparent that five islands had disappeared into the Pacific ocean. Part of the Soloman Islands, the low-lying reef islands were completely submerged by rising sea levels, all since the mid-20th century. The islands weren’t inhabited, but other nearby ones were. On six of these, large areas of land were completely…

Scientists Find “Evidence” Of A Multidimensional Universe INSIDE Our Brain

By: Educate Inspire Change  An exciting finding has been made by scientists as they have discovered that the human brain contains structures and shapes that may have up to eleven dimensions. Neuroscientists welcome the findings stating: “We have found a world that we had never imagined before.” With the help of Mathematical methods of algebraic topology, scientists have found…

3,700 Year-Old Babylonian Tablet Decoded

By: Stephen Luntz/IFL Science  Almost a century ago, Edgar Banks – the inspiration for Indiana Jones – dug up a clay tablet in southern Iraq, but it took until now for its meaning to be understood. With this explanation has come insight into Babylonian mathematics, which operated on a different, and in some ways preferable, system than our own. In 1945,…

Public Asked To Look Out For These Warning Signs After The Plague Is Found In Two Counties

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Navajo County, Arizona, has issued a public health warning after fleas collected in the county tested positive for the plague. The county made a statement warning residents of the symptoms of bubonic plague, including buboes, fever, and muscle pain. Fleas collected in Coconino County, Arizona, also tested positive for Yersinia pestis, which causes three…

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