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How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

Can An Anti-Asthma Drug Rejuvenate the Brain?

Life expectancy has increased dramatically in the last few decades, particularly in the most developed countries. And that’s a wonderful thing. But …

Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain

The brain chemical dopamine - already known to be important for thinking, memory, movement and reward - may also play a key role in maintaining …

Pain

The intersectionality of chronic pain | this ain't livin'

100 million adults in the United States have chronic pain conditions. Women are overrepresented in their number. Women of colour, even more so. …

How Prescription Pain Meds Hijack Your Brain

This is your brain on chronic pain<p>Do you remember the anti-drugs public service campaign from the 1980s? The Partnership for a Drug-Free America made …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

8 Sick Remedies That Actually Work - Scientifically!

Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Forget the so-called "miracle" diet pills that claim to rev up metabolism.<p>Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help …

Found: The Part Of The Mouse Brain That Motivates Exercise

Plus, how can you tell if a mouse is depressed?<p>A team of researchers has found a part of the brain that controls how motivated mice are to exercise, according to a new study.<p>The researchers created genetically modified mice that lacked neurons in the dorsal medial portion of a region of the brain …

Genetically-engineered moths make spider silk for flameproof pants

Spider silk is widely considered a superfibre, a near magical material with potential medical and military applications. The problem is that …

Sultan of scalp: one doctor peels back the skin to find a better cure for baldness

Dr. Carlos Wesley cues up some Carole King on his laptop and positions a head squarely in front of him. It’s been thawing for 24 hours, ever since arriving by UPS from a cadaver lab in Arizona that sells bodies donated to science. It’s now tender and looks frostbitten, with hair buzzed to a gray …

Cognitive dissonance

LIKE Winnie-the-Pooh, bees are creatures of very little brain—just half a millimetre across and with a million or so neurons; a rat’s is a cubic …

This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO)

Researchers at Dartmouth College have identified a region of the human brain that seems to predict a person's self-esteem levels.<p>It's called the frontostriatal pathway, and the stronger and more active it is in the brain, the more self-esteem someone has. The findings, published online in the …

Glance Turns Your Ordinary Watch Into A Smartwatch

If you’ve been wanting some new wrist gear or are thinking of buying a smartwatch, you might want to save your money. The Kickstarter campaign for …

Wearable technology: Who knows your body’s secrets?

Your sex life, illnesses, even your fertility – new tech can track what our bodies are up to, but some people may be revealing more than they realise, says Jacob Ward.<p>Jeff started having sex at two in the afternoon. Apparently it lasted a few hours, and he burned a total of 347 calories. We know …

Wearable Tech

Out Today: The First Catalog Of All The Proteins In The Human Body

Say hi to the proteome.<p>Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big accomplishment. How big? Let’s look at some numbers from just one team:<p>The scientists in this team …

Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

1 From a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter<p>On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a …

Graphene Violates The Laws Of Physics In A World-Changing Way

Fourier’s law is perhaps not something you learned in high school physics, but it defines your life to a surprising degree. Essentially, the ability …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it holds the greatest power for discovering the true nature of the universe and life within it. Physicists these days seem preoccupied with …

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 …

Watch Science Explain How Caffeine Stimulates the Brain

Here's a video that explains the chemistry behind caffeine, which is the world's most popular drug. When ingested, caffeine breaks up into <b>three different metabolites</b>, each of which has a different effect on the brain. (Their magical influences achieve everything from increasing oxygen flow to …

When I Grow Up, I Want to Drink Coffee

When I was 5, I took a sip of my dad’s coffee and promptly started to cry. It was bitter and brown and quite possibly the worst thing I had ever …

Coffee

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

Nine of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. When did it get this bad?<p>By the end …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America's Anchors

I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little nervous to meet with me. I was the real news commentator, after all, and they were the …

The truth about caffeine: Why we know so little about our favorite addictive drug

Caffeine has a stronger hold on us than we realize, says author Murray Carpenter<p>In a culture where we worry about unregulated chemicals and food additives, it's shocking how little we know about one of the most common ones: caffeine. We spend a lot more time consuming the drug than we do thinking …

Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

<i>Coffee photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Your morning cup of joe may be next on the endangered list. A disease outbreak in Central America is threatening …

Your Brain on Coffee: How Caffeine Affects Brain Chemistry

In your love affair with coffee, have you ever struggled with a pesky caffeine crash mid-afternoon? For most of us, this mid-afternoon slump is the …