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The Healthology - The Healthology

Home Blog<p>Have you come across a bottle of Worcestershire sauce at the supermarket but didn’t bother to put it in your shopping cart because you had …

What Does the Bible Say About Transgenderism?

Some would argue that the Bible says nothing about the explosion of the transgender phenomenon in the Western world. After all, there is no verse …

Evangelical Christianity

What Causes Gender Dysphoria?

“God has given us distinct body and soul, but they exist in psychosomatic unity,” says theologian and ethicist Rob Smith. “The two are knit together …

Transgender

This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Neuroscience

Play With the Inner Workings of a Neural Network on This Neat Website

Neural networks are a fundamental part of Artificial Intelligence: Software systems that train themselves to make sense of the human world. But if …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Researchers Have Just Added a Second Dimension to The Early Chemistry of The Solar System

This changes our understanding of how we got here.<p>The formation of our Solar System is complex and difficult to understand. Not only did it happen …

EXCLUSIVE: Physicists Have Literally Woven The Fabric of Spacetime

Ripples in the fabric of spacetime, you say? Gabriela González, a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University and spokesperson …

"Einstein Would Be Beaming"--Scientists React to Gravitational Waves Discovery

The biggest news in physics in quite awhile—the discovery of gravitational waves rippling through spacetime—has scientists overjoyed around the world.<p>…

Physics

Explainer: Gravitational waves and why their discovery is such a big deal

Scientists working at the LIGO experiment in the US have for the first time detected elusive ripples in the fabric of space and time known as …

Physics

Explain it to me like I'm a kid: scientists try to make sense of gravitational waves

Still don’t understand the groundbreaking discovery? We asked scientists to break it down so that even a five-year-old could understand<p>If you didn’t fully grasp Thursday’s blockbuster announcement that scientists had detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first …

Gravitational waves detected, providing the final piece of the puzzle for general relativity

An international team of scientists today announced what could be the biggest breakthrough in physics in a hundred years. Specifically, they claim to …

The World Reacts To LIGO’s Discovery Of Gravitational Waves

From Mark Zuckerberg to Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>On Thursday, the scientists at LIGO announced they’d officially found gravitational waves. This truly is a remarkable discovery, and confirms the final piece of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Read more about the announcement, and what it means …

How scientists detected gravitational waves for the first time

Scientists have announced the first detection of gravitational waves, a finding that will give astronomers an entirely new window to the universe. But how are these waves observed and why have we never seen them before?<p>Gravitational waves are ripples in the space-time continuum first predicted by …

Physicists Are Freaking Out About Gravitational Waves and You Should Too

After five months of keeping their stupendous discovery under wraps, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) are …

The Man Who Said Einstein Was Wrong (and Was Right)

It takes a brave man to reject a scientific paper by Albert Einstein. But that’s what the physicist Howard Percy Robertson did in 1936, as editor of …

Albert Einstein: the man who predicted gravitational waves

<b>The detection of gravitational waves, announced on Thursday, proves an Albert Einstein theory right. He made huge strides forward in physics, to the point that his surname is used as another way of calling someone a genius. Yet there is plenty more to know about the man himself.</b><p>He played the …

Albert Einstein

Does the discovery of gravitational waves foretell the end of physics?

It took us 100 years to confirm the last big puzzle of Einstein’s theory of relativity. On Feb. 11, scientists announced that they have detected gravitational waves, which are created when two accelerating masses generate “ripples” in the curvature of spacetime—just like frolicking children on a …

Physics

3 reasons not to borrow | Managing debt

1. To pay your monthly bills<p>If you have to borrow to pay monthly bills, you may be spending more than you’re making. Sticking to a budget will help …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

Curious AI Wants To Make The Singularity A Reality

Over the last few years tech companies both large and small have developed programs that can “dream”; and understand and process information; and even write articles; but nothing has come close to the holy grail of artificial intelligence — developing software that can learn independently.<p>At least, …

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

James Clear<p>Read full profile<p>I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are …

Wellness

Overcoming a basic psychological barrier could be the difference between earning just enough and getting rich

"The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money," writes self-made millionaire and author of "How Rich People Think," Steve Siebold.<p>Certified financial planner Douglas Obey echoes this belief in his book, "Money & The Human …

Self-improvement

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy …

The Brain

Life Explained

Creative Ways To Raise Money For Your Startup

You have an idea and are willing to put in plenty of sweat equity but you need capital. Now what? Raising seed money is the first challenge entrepreneurs face. However, finding the right source of capital is far more complicated than just getting cash to fuel your business idea. Some entrepreneurs …

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career

"Work-life balance" is like the flossing of life skills. Everyone talks about how incredibly important it is, but pretty much nobody's doing it. But, …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …