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Your brain cells can now be turned on and off like a bedside lamp: A new discovery in optogenics

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Two neuroscientists from MIT and Stanford have won a Breakthrough Prize for their revolutionary work in the field<p>Simon Makin<p>November 14, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Optogenetics is probably the biggest buzzword in …

The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up the biggest abortion case in more than 20 years

The US Supreme Court will review a controversial Texas law that would reduce the number of abortion clinics in the country’s second most populous state from 19 to 10 if it were fully implemented, it said on Nov. 13 (pdf).<p>It’s ruling on the case, which was filed by activists seeking to overturn a …

United States

On gender equality, there are the Nordic countries and then there’s everybody else

Is a wife’s primary role to look after her husband? Would you prefer a man or a woman as a boss?<p>A YouGov survey of 24 countries asked a wide range of questions on attitudes to gender. They found that the Nordic nations were the most positive on gender equality when answers were collated and …

Gender Equality

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a “Hunger Games” novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …