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Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Learning

Neuroscience research suggests teachers give pupils time

Teachers who deliver quick-fire lessons in which pupils are encouraged to be the first to put their hands up may be getting it wrong, according to …

Neuroscience

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Why cancer cells go to sleep

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer …

How cholesterol in the brain may accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s disease

A landmark study has revealed that cholesterol in the brain may play a fundamental role in catalyzing the formation of amyloid beta clusters, thought …

George Church, CRISPR Pioneer, Embraces Alternative Tech In Project To Recode A Human Genome

George Church, a Harvard scientist who pioneered the use of the enzyme CRISPR to edit the genes of human cells, will use an alternative, older technology in an effort to recode an entire human genome in hundreds of thousands of locations in order to make it immune to viruses.<p>The news was announced …

Genetics

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

<b>By Priya Kalra</b><p>Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. I first came to see our flawed perceptions of dyslexia while tutoring a 4th grader. Despite normal intelligence and effort, he could not read. I saw how …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

A Cancer “Atlas” to Predict How Patients Will Fare - MIT Technology Review

Understanding the genetic changes in tumors that distinguish the most lethal cancers from more benign ones could help doctors better treat …

Genetics

How we recall the past

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus and other brain …

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

The Brain

Facing Jail, Democracy Activist Joshua Wong Says 'Hong Kong Is Under Threat'

Joshua Wong is a free man, and a very young one, when he arrives Wednesday afternoon in front of a plaza in Hong Kong that he calls Citizen’s Square. …

Hong Kong

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

First-Ever Mutant Ants Have Been Raised, And They Have a Messed Up Social Life

It was harder than you'd think.<p>Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

We're Closer Than Ever to Saving Lives With Livers Made in The Lab

They're calling them baby organs.<p>Lab-grown livers could be saving lives much sooner than previously thought, thanks to new research, by providing …

Cell Biology

Human embryos edited to stop disease

<b>Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families.</b><p>It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations.<p>The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop …

Never forget your keys again thanks to this microchip implant

A British inventor has implanted himself with a microchip which lets him open his front door, get into his office and even start his car.<p>Steven …

Singularity

New Evidence Suggests Alzheimer's Doesn’t Destroy Memories, it Only Blocks Them

Lighting the Way Ahead<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the memories of mice with …

Master This Basic Quiche Recipe 4 Different Ways

You Can Make Quiche 4 Ways Out of This Basic Recipe<p>Brunching never looked so good.<p>July 25, 2017<p>Quiche can easily be the star of any meal no matter …

Recipes

Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know

20 questions you were embarrassed to ask about the August eclipse, answered.<p>On August 21, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. It’s going to be awesome. If you’re in the bull’s eye center of the moon’s shadow, known as the totality, the sky will go dark for a …

Astronomy

New Study Reveals That The Brains of People With Depression Look Different

White Matter Matters<p>A new study published in <i>Scientific Reports</i> has revealed a link between depression and the structure of white matter in the brain, …

Research

This app will analyze your DNA to help you lose weight

Could your sweat (or saliva) be a clue to a successful weight loss regime?<p>The weight-loss app Lose It! and Silicon Valley DNA analytics start-up …

Nanomaterial charges everyday batteries in seconds

If you want a battery that charges in seconds rather than hours, you go for a supercapacitor. There are some catches to that, though: either you give up the long-lasting energy of a chemical battery (like the lithium pack in your phone) or have to resort to exotic storage tech to get a long …

Clean Energy

Scientists Think They’ve Discovered The Issue That Causes Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia

Scientists believe they have found the driving issue behind childhood-onset schizophrenia. The brain’s glial cells ensure communication between …

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters.<p>I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess …

Self-help

Cows can produce antibodies that neutralize HIV

Cows can produce a type of antibodies that have been shown in laboratories to stop 96% of HIV strains from infecting human cells, according to a new …