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Parkinson's May Begin in Gut Before Affecting the Brain

Parkinson's disease, which involves the malfunction and death of nerve cells in the brain, may originate in the gut, new research suggests, adding to …

Medical Research

Can This New Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Cure Parkinson’s?

via digitalbob8 on Flickr<p>MIT researchers developed a new form of non-invasive deep brain stimulation that promises to be less risky, less expensive, …

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

Happiness

Psychologists say your drunk personality has a lot in common with your sober self

The sense of sudden liberation that could push you to do something crazy; the worry that you might be acting outlandishly; a flooding of goodwill through the veins that makes you want to hug strangers.<p>People often think that their personalities change when they’re drunk, and they might even feel …

Psychology

Faces recreated from monkey brain signals

<b>Scientists in the US have accurately reconstructed images of human faces by monitoring the responses of monkey brain cells.</b><p>The brains of primates can resolve different faces with remarkable speed and reliability, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood.<p>The researchers showed pictures …

New form of deep brain stimulation spares the surgery

Although deep brain stimulation is effective at treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and …

Neuroscience

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new …

Neuroscience

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression— and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

Facebook Working on Tech That Will Let You Type Texts, Emails, and Status Updates Using Your Brain

During its F8 Developers Conference in San Jose, California this week, social media company Facebook revealed an ongoing project in which it aims to launch a product that will allow users to send emails, texts, and post status updates using only their thoughts (via <i>Reuters</i>).<p>Conducted in a new wing …

To understand the genius of Elon Musk, Thomas Edison, and Mark Zuckerberg, just look at their desks

Desks have long been the home of the mind: an intimate space where you figure out what you think. Desk spaces have changed through the years to accommodate different styles and types of work, and the recent trend toward co-working also represents a change in the nature of the workplace. You can now …

5 Ancient Buddhist Practices That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

How to Reformat Your Brain

Dear friend,<p>You have in the power to reset, or reformat your brain.<p>Computer<p>If your computer is slow, has a ton of viruses, or is running out of …

Operating Systems

Ford built a baby bed that feels like it’s driving around the neighborhood

Some babies won’t sleep unless they get a nighttime cruise around the neighborhood, as many parents (my own included) can attest. That’s why Ford’s latest creation isn’t a car at all – it’s a small cot for babies called Max Motor Dreams (via CNET) that simulates a drive using sound and motion, …

Multiple sclerosis: New stem cell transplantation may 'freeze' disease progression

A multiple sclerosis treatment which "resets" the immune system has been found to "freeze" progression of the disease in nearly half of patients, according to scientists.<p>A study led by Imperial College London found that 46 per cent of patients who underwent the treatment did not suffer a worsening …

Companies failing to see value of their intellectual property

Bosses at some of the world’s most innovative companies, including BAE Systems, Siemens, Philips and Bayer, have warned that intellectual property (IP) is being neglected by the business world, despite representing up to 70pc of a modern company’s value.<p>Research by patent specialist Aistemos has …

Intellectual Property

The Best Cauliflower Ever

Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cauliflower florets and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the …

Ditch Olive Oil—This Alternative Is Even Healthier, Says a Top Chef

Olive oil has long been accepted as one of the healthiest pantry staples, but according to a leading chef, there's one alternative that is even …

Top Chef

The making of a cheese from Wisconsin that has been named the best in the world

Consider the best cheese in the world. It's safe to assume you're thinking of something creamy and tough to pronounce from France. A slab hailing …

Food Preservation

An Udderly Ice Cold Look at What Milk Means in Movies

The most fascinating four minutes you've ever spent thinking about cow's nectar—I guarantee it.<p>Leon the Professional has a small one. Anton Chigurh has a tall one. Hans "The Jew Hunter" Landa has a fresh one—What is it? Why, a glass of milk!<p>In a new video essay from Now You See It, the film …

David Copperfield: 'I come to CES to get inspired'

CES is many things to many people. For the most part, it's the grease that keeps the mechanics of technology running for the rest of the year. For some, though, it's a veritable treasure trove of potential magic. Literally. David Copperfield, a stalwart on the Las Vegas strip and legendary magician …

David Copperfield

Prepare yourself: Vibrating, augmented reality porn is on its way

It's been a full year since CNET saw a big dose of adult entertainment delivered via a VR headset.<p>Naughty America, one of several studios delivering wraparound 3D video content for VR, is back in Las Vegas and CES with a meeting room and demos of its films. Not much has changed, based on a quick …

Augmented Reality

15 Clever Ways To Eat Veggies Instead Of Starchy Carbs

This ridiculous laptop is the portable Batman command center you've always dreamed of

There's only one thing I can always consistently look forward to at CES: Razer's crazy concept devices. This year's no different.<p>At CES 2017, the …

Consumer Tech

Facebook CEO’s ‘personal challenge’ to have visited and met people in every state is latest move that indicates his intention to pursue government service<p>Mark Zuckerberg has given more weight to the idea that he could move into politics with the announcement of a statesmanly personal challenge for …

Silicon Valley

Science reveals the age that you peak at everything

Everyone has an age they remember where everything they did just seemed to go right, but that might not be a coincidence. Through a number of studies, scientists have concluded that these are the ages where you peak at everything.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><b>Sources:</b><br>Neuroscience, "The Development …

This Scientific Study Could Rock Your Sexual World in the Best Possible Way

New findings suggest a simple way to take your sex from ho-hum to va-va-voom!<p>What do sex and music have in common? According to a recent study from …

Why do we wake up stiff in the mornings? Scientists discover the answer

Scientists have discovered why we wake up stiff in the morning - because our body's natural ibuprofen has not kicked in yet.<p>Researchers revealed the reason our limbs can feel rigid and achy when we rise is because the body's biological clock suppresses anti-inflammatory proteins during sleep.<p>When …

Good News: Eating Chocolate Every Day Can Have Serious Health Benefits

Please excuse us, we have a lunch date with a chocolate bar.<p>Chocoholics have one more reason to justify their habit, thanks to new research reported by the American Heart Association.<p>Researchers have found a link between daily chocolate consumption and heart health, according to recent findings …

Holistic Medicine

'My biggest mistake': Entrepreneurs reveal where they went wrong

Serial entrepreneur Martin Hosking now heads up Redbubble, a $140-million-a-year global marketplace for artists.<p>But he believes much of his current …