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'Smart cell patch' delivers insulin without pain - Futurity

A synthetic patch filled with natural beta cells delivers insulin on demand to control blood sugar with no risk of hypoglycemia, a study with mice …

Norwegian To Launch Sub-$200 Flights from US to Paris

<i>Photo courtesy of Boeing</i><p>Norwegian Air has announced new transatlantic flights. The low-cost carrier will fly a trio of routes to Paris starting on …

Flying

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Brain

Socrates on the Secret to Success

One day, a young man went to the home of Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, and asked, “Sir, I have come to seek your wisdom. Will you help …

Motivation

How to Get Smarter

Wouldn’t you like to know how to get smarter? Of course.<p>I’ve looked at the science on the subject many times in the past and there are some simple …

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

This Is the No. 1 Ritual You Need to Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

What Quality Education Should Teach You, According to a Harvard Scientist

Harvard’s great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I’m just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

The 7 Laws of Lasting Love

What’s the secret for lasting love? In my 25 years of conflict resolution work, I have mostly dealt with armed actors, gang members, and drug …

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works

<b>By Danielle Prieur</b><p>Treating drug addiction with a vaccine might become a solution to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction and the rapid rise …

26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

Reuters/Alexander Gerst/NASA<p>On Feb. 14, 1990, famed scientist Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our home planet that had never been …

CROSSFIT : The Quick Guide

In this day and age, we all know that making fitness a part of your life need to be a high concern in everyone’s life– it needs to end up being a …

7 Ways to Unlock Your Greatness

We are all born with an equal potential for greatness. There are no exceptions, yet most realize far below their potential. It is the small handful who rise to extraordinary heights and become legends in their own rights. To rank amongst the elite you must consciously change your habits. Greatness …

Beyond the “F**k-off Fund”: Even if you’re “bad with money,” you can take control of your finances for the long-term

Saving up enough money so you can walk off a soul-sucking job or leave a partner is the first step. Then what?<p>Last month, Paulette Perhach’s essay “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund” at the Billfold, which explored the ways not having any savings can keep us trapped in bad jobs and relationships, while …

Simple blood test predicts if heart attack is imminent

Around one million people are admitted to hospital with chest pains, but most will not go on to have a heart attack<p>A simple blood test which predicts whether a patient with chest pain will go on to have a heart attack could save the NHS millions and prevent hundreds of thousands of people being …

Heart Attacks

What Is Sleep Inertia, and How Can I Beat It?

If you're like most people, the first 15 minutes after you wake up aren't your finest moments. Aside from morning breath, bed head, crusty eyes and grumpiness, you're not firing on all cylinders, mentally speaking, right after getting out of bed.<p>This transitional state is known as sleep inertia. …

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

Here's what the nightmarish images from Google's AI can actually teach us about the brain

Here we have freakish fusions of dogs and knights (as in the image above), dumbbells with arms attached (see below) and a menagerie of Hieronymus Bosch-ian creatures:<p>Digging deep<p>Artificial neural networks, or "deep learning", have enabled terrific progress in the field of machine learning, …

Three Reasons Why Humans Evolved to Connect Sex and Sleep

Sex and sleep are forever entwined. The bedroom, so often the most personal space in one’s home, is the obvious setting for such an intimate act. We don't just sleep next to mates for warmth, after all. Ask any sleep expert about best bedroom practices, and chances are they'll prescribe just two …

Experts Weigh In On 'Self/less' and the Science of Immortality

On the surface, <b>Self/less</b> looks like just another implausible movie involving the transference of one person's mind into another person's body. But …

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

The top rated business books to find your shortcut to success. How many of these 10 books have you read?

Success

Deafness could be treated by virus, say scientists

<b>Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards treating some forms of deafness after restoring hearing in animals.</b><p>Defects in a baby's DNA are behind roughly half of cases of hearing loss in early life.<p>The mouse study, published in Science Translational Medicine, showed a virus could …

8 of the Weirdest Things People Have Brewed Beer With

According to historians, beer has existed for at least six millennia and has been savored on every continent (even Antarctica!). With credentials …

Muscle memory speeds up recovery after training breaks

Krista DuChene was already the second-fastest female marathoner in Canadian history when she fractured her thigh bone, a few hundred metres from the finish line of the 2014 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships in Montreal.<p>After hobbling to the finish, she was rushed to hospital for emergency …

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Foods That Heal

<b>What is Inflammation?</b> <br>Inflammation is a natural process with the biological purpose to initiate healing by increasing circulation. It is a complex …

Can you teach people to have empathy?

<b>Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.</b><p>Open Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and one …

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

A blood test for pancreatic cancer may re-stack the odds in patients' favor

Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified a large and readily detectable molecule that circulates in the blood and has identified, with perfect accuracy and no false positives, the presence of pancreatic cancer in a small group of subjects.<p>Searching blood samples of …