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How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

Scientists develop process that makes a mouse transparent | Toronto Star

First, they dumped the mouse in a glass of alcohol to dehydrate it.<p>Water acts like a mirror and reflects light, so they needed to rid the mouse’s …

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

An evolutionary history shows how consciousness is key to human survival<p>What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; …

Biology

Brain Tissue Study Deepens Autism–Schizophrenia Link

Brains from people with autism show patterns of gene expression similar to those from people with schizophrenia, according to a new analysis.<p>The …

Scientists Find The 'Brain Clock' That Keeps Our Memories Ticking

Your brain has an invisible conductor.<p>In order to organise memories, the neurons inside our brains need regular spurts of activity to keep them on …

The Brain

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

Scientists Claim They've Completed The First Successful Gene Therapy Against Human Ageing

If confirmed, this could get interesting.<p>The CEO of Bioviva USA Inc, Elizabeth Parrish, claims to be the first human in world history to have …

Altruism may be an illusion: The neuroscience that explains our good deeds

Research sheds new light on whether our acts of generosity are motivated by empathy or a desire for reciprocity<p>Last December Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced the birth of their daughter—and made a pledge to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares over the …

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

Arend Hintze, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. It stresses once more that humans aren't …

Yes, The Calorie Is Broken. Here's Why.

Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. Except it often doesn’t work.<p>“For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that’s a real pain in the rear.”<p>Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he’s a technology director for a textbook publisher. …

Nutrition

Alzheimer’s can be transmitted from one person to another, new evidence suggests

The controversial theory that the “seeds” of Alzheimer’s disease may have been transmitted between patients during surgical procedures involving the …

According To DARPA, This Is What The World Will Look Like In 2045

The U.S. military’s scientific and technological wing, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is essentially tasked with constructing …

Singularity

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

Scientists explain underlying cause of unhealthy brain aging

Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones.<p>But calcium also plays an …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Students cheat for good grades. Why not make the classroom about learning and not testing?

We have been hearing stories about academic cheating: from students caught cheating on homework assignments as well as college entrance exams, to teachers being caught in cheating scandals, such as the ones in Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio.<p>Today, between 75% and 98% of college students …

Teaching

Women With This Gene Are More Likely to Cheat, Research Suggests

Blame it on biology.<p>When it comes to infidelity, men often get away with blaming their behaviour on the 'biological urge' to spread their seed. But …

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

Food #fail: 10 items in your fridge you've been eating incorrectly

Even if you eat plenty of fruits and veggies and already know about the latest and greatest superfoods on the market, that's only half the battle. The other half: understanding how to reap the biggest benefits from all that hard work. We asked a pair of registered dietitians to pinpoint the big …

Nutrition

7 Big Things We Learned About Sleep In The Past Decade

It's no secret that here at The Huffington Post, we love sleep -- and for good reason.<p>Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along with nutrition and exercise. Getting the quality sleep that you need has the power to protect your physical and mental health, while skipping out on sleep …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity