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Experts say findings are ‘astounding’ and could help understand the purpose of dreams and predict whether people are dreaming<p>Scientists have unpicked the regions of the brain involved in dreaming, in a study with significant implications for our understanding of the purpose of dreams and of …

Consciousness

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

Cannabidiol has therapeutic potential in the treatment of anxiety and substance abuse disorders

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that cannabidiol could aid the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders.<p>Cannabidiol …

The Brain

Elon Musk Thinks We’re Four or Five Years From Neural Lace

Elon Musk’s neural lace project could turn us all into cyborgs, and he says that it’s only four or five years away. The billionaire CEO of SpaceX and …

Singularity

Ageing is a disease. Gene therapy could be the 'cure'

In September 2015, Elizabeth Parrish flew from Seattle to Colombia to receive an experimental treatment.<p>Craig Venter wants to tackle the ultimate …

21 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

Although in the moment they might seem larger than life, interviewers are people just like you.<p>That means they're susceptible to the same …

Career Development

The Singularity: US Navy calls on gamers to help it plan for the rise of the machines

'Technology has advanced to the point that we can see the Singularity on the horizon,' Dr. Eric Gulovsen said.<p>The US Navy is calling on gamers to …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

Study Finds Women Interpret Looks From One Another in the Worst Ways | Inc.com

Women admittedly still face some uphill battles, especially in the workplace. Those challenges are at least some of the reason behind the March on Washington and Day Without a Woman. But according to new research from the United Kingdom, women might just be their own worst enemy when it comes to …

UrbanX drop-in e-bike wheel takes a minute to install, and promises a 30-mile range

<b>One solution to the dilemma of wanting to keep your favorite bike, while also getting the benefits of electric mobility, is a drop-in wheel</b> …

Brain-aging gene discovered: Genetic variant accelerates brain aging in older people by up to 12 years

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at …

Neuroscience

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

Psychology

Patrick Stewart reveals daily medicinal marijuana use to treat arthritis

Due to the release of <i>Logan</i>, Sir Patrick Stewart has undertaken an extensive promotional tour, talking about everything from superheroes to …

Cannabis

Our dogs could have been deceiving us this whole time just to get what they want, study reveals

For decades, science and animal behaviourists have been trying to get inside the heads of our adorable dogs to decipher what exactly they are …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

The Best 1080p 144Hz Gaming Monitor

Once you go 144Hz, you'll never go back.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that</i> …

Computer Hardware

Researchers Develop a Test for Depression and Schizophrenia

This is a big step forward in the search for physical diagnoses.<p>Researchers have zeroed in on a key biological receptor to test for depression and …

Neuroscience

What Psychedelics Really Do to Your Brain

Hallucinations. Vivid images. Intense sounds. Greater self-awareness.<p>Those are the hallmark effects associated with the world's four most popular …

Consciousness

Brain Scans Show 4 Different Types of Depression

Scientists say they’ve found neurological evidence of four different subtypes of depression—a discovery that may someday help doctors select the best …

Flu

Nanoelectronic thread probes form reliable, scar-free integration with the brain

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes …

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

Neurophilosophy

Lab-made mini-brains are sprouting their own blood vessels

In 2015, scientists at Brown University developed "mini-brains," models of living brains created from 3D cultures of neural cells. Like …

The 7 One-Minute Health Routines a Harvard Physician Swears By

Between work, family, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, it's common for health and exercise to take a back seat. But as Aditi …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

His Doctors Were Stumped. Then He Took Over.

They called him the Beast.<p>David Fajgenbaum was the fittest of his friends at the University of Pennsylvania’s medical school, a 6-foot-3 gym addict and former quarterback at Georgetown. His mammoth hands seemed more suited to spiraling footballs than the fine fingerwork a doctor-in-training might …

Medicine

This New Mind-Reading Technology Lets Locked-in Patients Communicate

When blinking isn't even an option.<p>The technology to control a computer using only your thoughts has existed for decades. Yet we’ve made limited …

There's A New Double Dragon Game Out Today

In case you missed it or were confused by its appearance in The Week in Games, <i>Double Dragon IV</i> is out for the PlayStation 4 and PC today. Arc System …

Dark Humour Could Be a Sign of Superior Intelligence

The upside of a sick joke.<p>Scientists have linked higher intelligence to an appreciation of dark humour, based on a small study that investigated the …

Physicists Found Proof That the Universe Is Built Like a Hologram

In <i>Prometheus</i>, Michael Fassbender’s David, an android, finds a magnificent hologram of the universe called the Orrery. This holographic map revealed …

Physics