Jennine Purcell

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Amputees may feel 'touches' with limbs linked to brain - Futurity

A recent series of experiments with monkeys marks a step toward developing touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs …

Monkeys

Overcome fears by manipulating memory as you sleep

Whether it is snakes, flying or injections that give you the willies, it may one day be possible to simply snooze these fears away. A new study shows …

The Brain

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Whole human brain mapped in 3D

Ten-year 'BigBrain' effort yields 1-trillion-byte atlas of fine-scale cerebral anatomy.<p>An international group of neuroscientists has sliced, imaged …

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Grow

Research into “neurogenesis”—the ability of certain brain areas to grow new brain cells—has recently taken an exciting turn. Not only has research discovered that we can foster new brain cell growth through exercise, but it may eventually be possible to “bottle” that benefit in prescription …

How Imagination Works

A small new study images the brain's "mental workspace."<p>Look at these shapes for a few seconds. Then close your eyes, and try to imagine how they look. Try to take the mental image of one of them and break the shape into pieces in your mind, or combine it with another shape to make something …

An Interactive Map Of The Brain

Time to play "name that cortex."<p>Can you point out the small squiggle of gray matter that makes up the brain's motor cortex? Or how about the eye fields, which control visual attention and eye movements? No? Take a look at this handy interactive infographic created by Open Colleges, an Australian …

Maps

27 Tumblr Responses That Are Too Clever For Their Own Good

About 0.4% of the world's population has a genius level IQ of 140 or better. Every single one of them is on Tumblr.

Taco Bell

Princess Nicolas Cage

20 Great Insults from Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

There are some great lines in this list. Can you identify which books these insults came from?<p>"If your brains were dynamite there wouldn't be enough …

F*cking Fantastic Rubber Stamp

This weekend I stopped by Urban Outfitters in Emeryville, California and spotted an item that has quickly become my new favorite way to express my …

The Cast of Family Guy as Game of Thrones Characters

Redditor Eric LaSorda has a lot of fun with these pieces of mashup art, casting the Griffin family and their neighbors as characters from <i>Game of</i> …

Game of Thrones

12 of Wikipedia's Greatest Sentences

The English version of Wikipedia features over 4.1 million entries. If my calculations are correct, I’ve read most of them. While the encyclopedia is …

Top Entries at the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships

Just a few weeks ago, men flocked to the 2013 Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans boasting all kinds of wild styles ranging from full beards to thin Dali mustaches. Along with the participants, Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson also traveled there in order to document the …

Men's Fashion

Round Dandelion Seed Necklace Dandelion Necklace Glass Locket Terrarium Necklace

Description<p>A single dandelion seed is pressed between two panes of glass in this antiqued silver round locket. Measuring 1 1/2 inch at its widest point, this silver plated locket features a side latch that closes securely, ensuring that your wish is safe. The dandelion seed is not adhered to the …

Mens scarf neckwarmer chunky infinity scarf with snaps husband boy friend brother gift ,EXPRESS SHIPPING

Description<p>●Mens scarf neckwarmer with snaps for boyfriend, husband, best friend, brother .... A perfect birthday or anniversary gift .<p>● MAN, WOMAN NECKWARMER :The scarf comes with a dark brown lambs leather trim and snaps .<p>● ATTENTION :The lining may come in different similar colors matching to …

Brazilian Testicle Mascot ‘Mr. Balls’ aka ‘Senhor Testiculo’ Raises Awareness of Testicular Cancer

To raise awareness of testicular cancer, a Brazilian cancer non-profit has created a memorable mascot: a giant pair of testicles dubbed “Mr. Balls” …

From Ideo, A Bike Seat That Won’t Make Your Butt Hurt

How Ideo helped a 126-year-old bike company build something cushy for your tushy.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>A Brooks England bicycle saddle, like a baseball glove, or a pair of Frye …

Our Big Beautiful Planet: Breathtaking Views of ‘Earth From Space’ (Photos)

A new book collects satellite images of places around the earth, giving a breathtaking look at the extraordinary planet on which we live our ordinary …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013. Saturn’s rings and moons are brilliantly illuminated, and Venus, the Earth, Moon, and Mars are visible in the background, more than a billion kilometers away. At the time the image was taken, thousands of people on Earth were waving at Saturn as part of “The Day the Earth Smiled”. Full Resolution (9000x3500)

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

Big Pic: A Star's Bright Birth

Supersonic jets blow gas out of Herbig-Haro 46/47.<p>Hellooooo colorful baby star! NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the newly finished Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile were able to get us this stellar look inside the gas and dust surrounding Herbig-Haro 46/47. Herbig-Haro …

Video: How Mars Looked 4 Billion Years Ago

Filled with idyllic lakes and clouds!<p>What would a habitable, watery Mars look like? Four billion years ago, the dry, dusty planet may have had enough of an atmosphere to support bodies of water. Perhaps it looked like this beautiful, cloud-covered lake scene that animators at NASA's Conceptual …

Fantasy Fiction

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …