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Can a pill make you more intelligent?

Best-selling author David Adam experimented with 'smart pills', brain zappers and memory-enhancing music for his new book about the cognitive …

The Brain

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

CRISPR had a life before it became a gene-editing tool

It is the dazzling star of the biotech world: a powerful new tool that can deftly and precisely alter the structure of DNA. It promises cures for …

Genetic Engineering

5 odd signs that you may have a problem with your heart

You could have a problem with your heart and may not even know it.<p>The body is a complicated machine, but your heart often offers subtle clues that something might be amiss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four deaths in the United States — about 610,000 …

Migraines

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Self-help

The Latest on What Internet Porn Is Doing to Your Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly of porn research.<p>Two years ago, <i>Esquire</i> examined the NoFap movement to find out why thousands of young men were giving up pornography. The reasons the men gave included everything from conquering unhealthy fetishes to gaining so-called "superpowers" of increased …

Divorce

Four-strand DNA May Hold the Secret to a Cancer Cure

We remember the double helix from science class, that elegant swirl of genes that make up all life on earth. By contrast, quadruple strand DNA sounds …

5 Things You've Probably Done Today That Destroy Your Productivity

How to work smarter instead of working harder<p>There's a widespread and mistaken belief that lazy people don't get stuff done. In fact, many lazy people are highly productive, and even efficient. Turn and look around you... There may be a highly effective slacker lurking nearby.<p>If not all slackers …

Time Management

New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

Mad Scientists Created Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Behold syn3.0, a synthetic bacterial genome that’s smaller than anything found in nature. Biologists hope it will further our understanding of the …

Scientists Have Grown Human Heart Tissue from Skin Cells

The advance in bioengineering could lead to growing organs for patients from their own genetic material.<p>Medical researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have successfully used stem cells to grow functioning heart tissue, a major step toward bioengineering organs for people in need of …

CRISPR As WMD, Scientists Prove 'Interstellar' Possible

<i>This is Change Log — my semi-weekly observations and links on the intersection of tech, commerce, health, culture and markets</i><p>A few days removed from proclaiming U.S. spy agencies might use connected home appliances to “monitor” targets, James Clapper, the national director of intelligence, is …

James Clapper

Effects of growth hormone–releasing hormone on cognitive function in adults with mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults: results of a c... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Growth hormone–releasing hormone(GHRH), growth hormone, and insulin like growth factor 1 have potent effects on brain function, their …

Cognitive Impairment

43 Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

If this year's iPhone release taught us anything, it's that we're a society which craves new technology, jumping at the chance to replace last year's …

Nobel Prize