Earl E. Appleby, Jr.

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A cap that treats depression? Check the science before getting excited

When scientific breakthroughs are reported, no matter how exciting, journalists and readers alike need to cut through the hype and look at the evidence<p>Yesterday, an article in the Entrepreneurs section of the Guardian purported to reveal a “cloth cap that could help treat depression”. This claim …

The Brain

Archaeologist's Execution Highlights Risks to History's Guardians

A scholar's brutal death at the hands of ISIS is a reminder that archaeologists can find themselves on war's front lines, protecting artifacts.<p>Khaled Asaad dedicated his life to excavating and restoring the 2,000-year-old ruins in the Syrian city of Palmyra.<p>That dedication led to his death.<p>The …

How to Become an Expert | Popular Science

Photo by Chris Crisman<p>How To Create Your Own Friends<p>I started building robots. Then I fell in love with them. At Carnegie Mellon University, I’m working with robot body language. People usually think of companion robots as ones that are just hanging out with you, as your friends or toys. I think …

Boy, nine, fitted with first prosthetic hand that can change grip with gestures

Josh Cathcart can now eat with cutlery and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to i-limb quantum, a special child-sized hand<p>A nine-year-old boy, born with his right arm missing from the elbow, can build Lego, eat with a knife and fork and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to …

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This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

High-level federal employees used work Internet systems to join Ashley Madison

Hundreds of U.S. government employees -- including some with sensitive jobs in the White House, Congress and law enforcement agencies -- used Internet connections in their federal offices to access and pay membership fees to the cheating website Ashley Madison, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The …

Publisher Spotlight: The Wall Street Journal

<b># of Flipboard Magazines:</b> 15<p><b># of articles flipped:</b> 727<p><b>Best Magazine Titles: “</b> Keywords: Ideas in tech” and “A-Hed: Quirky Reads From The Wall Street Journal”<p><b>Most Liked Articles:</b> “Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village,” “Why Children Need Chores” and “What the World Will Speak in</b> …

On the Red Couch with The New Yorker Deputy Editor Pamela McCarthy

<i>The New Yorker magazine is known for many things, including exceptional journalism, smart criticism and its beloved, quirky cartoons. Now on Flipboard, The New Yorker has archived some of their best reporting in magazines about history, humor, politics and the arts.</i><p><i>To find out what it’s really like</i> …