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The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.” This is a superstitious move, as my computer automatically saves my work every ten minutes. But I learned to use a computer in the era before …

Graphic Design

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

Infographics

The BBC is letting you download more than 16,000 free sound effect samples from its archive

There can be few organisations that have used more sound effects than the BBC, so there’s bound to be great interest in the news that the corporation …

Music Production

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

Biotechnology

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Machine Learning

Researchers teach AI to think like dogs and find out what they know about the world

They say AI trained on dog behavior could be useful for teaching robots<p>What can artificial intelligence learn from dogs? Quite a lot, say researchers from the University of Washington and Allen Institute for AI. They recently trained neural networks to interpret and predict the behavior of canines. …

Artificial Intelligence

The disgusting truth about hand dryers

It’s important to wash your hands frequently, but how you dry them can make a huge difference.<p>Hot air hand dryers are touted as the eco-friendly …

Environmental Health

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Certain iron supplements may influence the development of colon cancer

Two common iron compounds increase the formation of a known biomarker for cancer, according to a new study of cancer cells from Chalmers University …

Wellness

How fat absorption is directed by specific bacteria in the small intestine

An exciting new study has examined how bacteria in the small intestine help digest and absorb high-fat foods. The novel research suggests that in the …

Wellness

Epigenetic inheritance, and how the way you live your life could affect your offspring

Environment + Genes = Us. Over the 20th century as our knowledge of biology increased, this simple equation seemed to be the general overriding …

Genetics

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

University of Pennsylvania

Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing)

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettBasic neuroscience teaches us how individual brain cells communicate with each other, like neighbours chatting over the garden …

Humanity

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

A nasty – and really severe – marijuana side effect is helped by hot showers, doctors say

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Medicine

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Machine Learning

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true — when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's suspicious?<p>Some people can't get over this feeling, and their good fortune takes a sinister turn in their mind.<p>People who have an irrational aversion to being …

Mental Health

Breast cancer vaccine hope thanks to stem cells that kill tumours

A vaccine that slashes the risk of developing cancer could be on the horizon, researchers announced.<p>They have found a way of ‘priming’ the immune …

Cancer

Stabilize Your Circadian Rhythm to Prevent Diurnal Mood Variation

Diurnal mood variation is a symptom of depression typically characterized by feeling worse in the morning, but better as the day progresses. This …

Sleep

Elon Musk warns that AI could become an 'immortal dictator'

Authoritarianism is nothing new.<p>But at least Mussolini and Hitler died. In the age of artificial intelligence, we could create "an immortal dictator …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Be a Caregiver to Someone With Anxiety or Depression

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Weight Loss

Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Scientists might have found a way to activate the body's "natural killer T cells" in the fight against cancer. The findings might lead to more …

Immunotherapy

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Cancer

Timing of stress-hormone pulses controls weight gain

A circadian code controls the switch that produces fat cells, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.<p>New research provides the first …

Neuroscience

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

Neuroscience

Blocking amino acid found in asparagus stifles breast cancer - Futurity

Restricting asparagine, an amino acid that our bodies make and is also in foods like asparagus, can stop breast cancer cells from spreading to other …

Cancer

Cannabis Targets Receptors in the Amygdala Linked to Anxiety

An international group of researchers led by Vanderbilt University has discovered for the first time that there are cannabinoid receptors in the …

Neuroscience

A Really Common Medication Has Been Linked to Doubled Risk of Stomach Cancer

Here's what you need to know.<p>A class of drugs commonly used to treat acid reflux and heartburn has been linked to a greater-than-doubled risk of …

Medical Research