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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

A hot cup of genome: Scientists percolate coffee's genetic secrets | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If you prefer your genetic research to be rich, bold, flavorful, steaming hot and with a bit of a kick, try a mug full of this: Scientists have deciphered the coffee genome and found genetic secrets that may make your cup of joe even better in the future.<p>Coffee beans are seen …

The buzz on caffeine in coffee: A genetic quirk

Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee — and analyzed its DNA.<p>They found that what we love about coffee — the caffeine — is a genetic quirk, not related to the caffeine in chocolate or tea.<p>"It's an accident that has been frozen in place very likely by the influence of natural selection," …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

15 Emerging Neurotechnologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging neuro and cognitive technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions based on …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

Man develops powerful love of Johnny Cash following deep brain stimulation

Brain implants have had the unexpected and intriguing side effect of causing a 60-year-old Dutch man to develop a sudden and powerful love for the music of Johnny Cash, a new paper reveals.<p>A case study in the journal Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience describes how "Mr B", a married man with a …

This S'mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Insanely Awesome

First there was the Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookie. An Oreo, covered in a chocolate chip cookie. That's right. The Oreo is baked IN the chocolate chip cookie. The earth stood still and cookie-lovers rejoiced.<p><b>See here for an Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Buns In My Oven</b><p>Now, all …

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

We Just Discovered What '4-D Printing' Is, And Our Mind Is Blown

The concept is the work of Skylar Tibbits, a researcher in MIT's architecture department, in collaboration with Stratasys Ltd. and Autodesk Inc.<p>4-D printing takes "smart" materials from a 3-D printer that can <i>assemble themselves</i>.<p>So instead of just printing out a chunk of shaped plastic, you can …

Mad Science: How to Build a Gamma-Ray Laser with Antimatter

Building gamma-ray lasers powered by an exotic hybrid of matter and antimatter may sound like science fiction, but scientists are now a step closer …

The Making of an Astonishing CGI/Composite Masterpiece: "The Verge"

This truly incredible image was produced by Lightfarm Studios and was composited over a 5 week period "by seamlessly matte painting over 100 aerial …

Print your own psychedelicious sugar cubes

<i>This article was taken from the May 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Scanners

6 Futuristic Construction Materials That Will Change The Way We Build Stuff

Scientists are constantly on the look out for lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient materials. Here's a glance at some materials that will change the way we build things in the future.<p>Graphene is extremely thin and strong.<p><b>What it is:</b> Graphene is a substance made of pure carbon. The carbon is …

Prescribing Mushrooms for Anxiety

A New York University research team is using hallucinogenic experiences to help patients come to terms with their mortality.<p>“Some of the things I’m about to say might not make sense,” began O.M., a 22-year-old cancer survivor. He had the far-off look in his eyes that I recognized from so many of …

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …