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DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

Neuroscience

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

Mindfulness

Resilience 101: How to Be a More Resilient Person

Resilience is that amazing skill that helps you recover quickly from difficulties. If you are resilient, then when life knocks you down, you bounce …

Self-help

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

How You Think Is A Strong Predictor of How Long You Will Live (Study Shows )

Advances in health, education, disease prevention and treatments are high on the list of things that have allowed people to extend their lives, …

Psychology

How Successful Entrepreneurs Master Time

Learn how to get the most out of every hour.<p>We all want to be happier and more successful and to get more out of life. (Who doesn't?) If only it were possible to squeeze more time into each day.<p>I understand that desire for more time. As the founder of Aha! I have a very busy schedule -- sometimes …

Time Management

The Science behind Women’s Sexual Desire, with Daniel Bergner

The idea that women are less sexually desiring than men is an idea that has been ingrained in society for a fairly long time. Women aren’t expected …

Study Skills
Marine Biology
Marine Biology
Marine Biology

How Taming the Mind is Like Riding a Horse

In traditional descriptions, meditation is likened to training a horse. The sensations, impulses, and reactions in our bodies are like the untamed …

Mindfulness

Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands

<b>Scientists in Japan have successfully transplanted mice with lab-grown skin that has more of the organ's working parts in place than ever before.</b><p>Starting with stem cells made from a mouse's gums, they managed to craft skin with multiple layers - as well as hair follicles and sweat glands.<p>When …

Wayne Rooney

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

Imperial College London

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

Imaging Trump's Brain

When Donald Trump said he went to a "good school" I was flattered, because that's where I teach. When he said he has a "good brain" it got me thinking. What would modern brain science say is going on in there?<p>I'm not a psychiatrist but if I were I wouldn't be allowed to speculate about that. Ever …

Donald Trump

CRI Researchers Link Absence of Protein to Liver Tissue Regeneration - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

“This research gives us ideas about new ways to treat liver damage or chronic liver disease,” said senior author Dr. Hao Zhu, an Assistant Professor …

General says Army at high risk in war against China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China.<p>Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says years of combat in Iraq …

Military

Foreign Travelers Share Their Weirdest Experiences in America

From road rules to over-the-top friendliness, here’s what surprised international travelers most about the United States.<p>Non-American travelers …

New York City

The killer whale from 'Blackfish' is dying

The killer whale made famous by the award-winning documentary <i>Blackfish</i> is dying.<p>SeaWorld announced on Tuesday that Tilikum's health is beginning to …

Herschel Is Making Bags Out Of A Nearly Indestructible Textile From World War II

The rip stops here.<p>Aside from looking sharp, a great city backpack can stand up to hard knocks. While it’s easy to find heavy-duty outdoor gear that fulfills the latter requirement, you’re riding the subway, not scaling a mountain–no need to buy a pack optimized for alpine excursions. Herschel …

World War II

MALAYSIA IS ABOUT TO ESTABLISH A 1.6 MILLION HECTARE MARINE PARK

In June, The Tun Mustapha Marine Park and shark sanctuary will officially open - at 1.6 million hectares, including 50 islands, the biggest marine …

Puzzling hum emanating from Pacific Ocean might be fish farts

When scientists first started hearing an odd noise emanating from the depths of the Pacific Ocean a few years ago, they didn't know what to think. The sound (described as a continuous humming or buzzing that only happens at certain times of day) wasn't from typical ocean activity and was too high a …

Humpback Whales

Neuroscience and the premature death of the soul

Twenty years ago, Tom Wolfe made predictions about how advances in neuroscience would transform our understanding of human behaviour. So, how much did he get right?<p>Exactly 20 years ago, Tom Wolfe wrote one of the most influential articles in neuroscience. Titled Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died, the …

Wolfe

'Sextremist' FEMEN Leader Inna Shevchenko Defies Death Threats

The leader of a notorious "sextremist" group has vowed to keep baring her breasts in the name of feminism despite the fact it puts a target on her back.<p>Inna Shevchenko, who helped to found the FEMEN topless protest movement, was on stage during a freedom of speech event in Copenhagen when a gunman …

Europe
West Africa

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

The Brain

Emotions Directly Influence Learning and Memory Processes

<b>A groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has found for the first time that emotions are not only the product of the processing of</b> …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology