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Neurobiology: Use it or lose it

An Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich study reveals that sound-evoked activity of neurons in the auditory system of the mouse increases the thickness of their myelin sheaths – and enhances the speed of signal transmission – both [...]

NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be [...]

Hyperloop One Goes Farther and Faster Achieving Historic Speeds

World’s First Autonomous Pod Successfully Completes Inaugural Test Run As the only company in the world that has built an operational Hyperloop system, Hyperloop One continues to make history with the successful completion of its second phase of [...]

An App For The Perfect Selfie

Algorithm direct user where to position camera for best photo Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies. Inside the app is [...]

Celebrity Twitter Accounts Have ‘bot-like’ Behavior

‘Celebrity’ Twitter accounts – those with more than 10 million followers – display more bot-like behavior than users with fewer followers, according to new research. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used data from Twitter [...]

Developing a Compelling Case for Support

By Christina Yoon, Ph.D. A nonprofit’s case for support is a fundamental document—the heart and soul of all fundraising efforts. It tells the organization’s story, sharing clear messages and inviting donors to contribute to a collective [...]

Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12. The calving of the massive new iceberg was captured by the [...]

5 Tips to Makeover Your Nonprofit Board into a Fundraising Powerhouse

By Rachel Muir, CFRE I meet a lot of fundraisers.  It makes sense, after all, I train people to be great fundraisers.  Sadly, it’s rare for me to meet nonprofit professionals who are truly happy or [...]

Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. A good night’s sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job [...]

Cracking the Mystery of the Shape of Eggs

he eggs laid by birds come in an astonishing variety of shapes: ellipses in hummingbirds, spheres in owls, pointy ovoids in shorebirds and almost everything in between. Avian egg shape has fascinated humans for millennia – [...]