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How does consciousness happen? Anil Seth speaks at TED2017

“We don’t just passively perceive the world; we actively generate it,” says cognitive scientist Anil Seth. He spoke at TED2017, April 26, 2017, …

GDF11 growth differentiation factor 11 [Homo sapiens (human)] - Gene

See GDF11 in Genome Data Viewer<p>Location:12q13.2<p>Exon count:4<p><b>Chromosome 12 - NC_000012.12</b><p>Genomic Sequence:<p><b>Go to nucleotide:</b> Graphics FASTA …

Scientific team describes a new molecular mechanism to fight bacterial infections

A new antibacterial mechanism has been identified that protects macrophages – defense cells in the immune system – from the infection of the bacteria</i> …

George Church indicates reversal of aging will be a reality within ten years

While discussing creating a hybrid elephant - wooly mammoth using CRISPR genome editing, Harvard's George Church predicted that reversal of aging …

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

The Brain

You may have more control over aging than you think

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. But she was frustrated that important health implications of her work weren't reaching beyond academia.<p>So along with …

Medicine

A 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Summed Up Perfectly What So Many Companies Just Don't Get

He may be young, but this is wise advice.<p>Connor Blakley is an entrepreneur, a Fortune 500 consultant, and popular speaker who's delivered presentations on a range of topics including youth marketing, personal branding, and social media.<p>He's also 17 years old.<p>I met Connor about a year ago, after …

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Depressing Theory: Cancer May Be An Evolutionary Safeguard To Protect Our Species

The study, published in Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, characterizes cancer as a kind of apoptosis designed to protect the integrity of …

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

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”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

Earth - How cancer was created by evolution

Will we ever win the "war on cancer"?<p>The latest figures show just how distant a prospect victory is right now. In the US, the lifetime risk of developing cancer is 42% in men and 38% in women, according to the American Cancer Society. The figures are even worse in the UK. According to Cancer …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind

In March 2001, futurist Ray Kurzweil published an essay arguing that humans found it hard to comprehend their own future. It was clear from history, …

Artificial Intelligence

This device can tell doctors just how conscious you are

How conscious are you? It seems like an unanswerable question. But new research from the University of Cambridge claims to be able to measure exactly …

In 5 years of studying rich people, I found they use a daily tool that never occurs to most of us

The best to-do lists incorporate daily activities that help move you forward in life towards accomplishing your goals.<p>But to-do lists alone will not make you a success. While it's important to get things done, it's equally important to avoid doing things that wash out all of the benefits of a to-do …

Study Skills

Searching for the Algorithms Underlying Life

The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant. His “ecorithm” approach uses computational concepts to …

The Drug That Killed Michael Jackson Is Helping Us Unravel the Mystery of Consciousness - MIT Technology Review

Although doctors have been giving general anesthesia to patients for more than 150 years, the mechanism by which it puts people under is still a …

Consciousness

Vitamin D Can Stop Cancer Cell Growth, Confirms a Recent Scientific Discovery

According to latest statistical data, nearly 70% of American children and 75% adults are vitamin D deficient. This is rather alarming if you take in …

Breast Cancer

14 insights about getting rich, from a 90-year-old book on wealth that's still relevant today

Nearly a century ago, George S. Clason boiled down what it takes to get rich in his 1926 personal finance classic "The Richest Man in Babylon." — and the steps are surprisingly simple.<p>He articulates the steps through a collection of amusing parables based in the wealthiest city of the ancient …

Personal Finance

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

Physicists Say Consciousness May Be A State Of Matter: The Non-Physical Is Indeed Real

4 Keys To Well-Being & Happiness: According To Neuroscience<p>Published<p>2 days ago<p>on<p>August 4, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Consciousness, our perception, …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

Scientists found something surprising about the real paleo diet

In a paper in the September issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, the authors argue that carbohydrates, especially from tubers (starchy plants like potatoes), were a key source of nutrients that may have helped us develop our particularly large brains.<p>That's right: carbs, in a paleo diet.<p>The …

Nutrition

Physicist Finds COMPUTER CODE In String Theory Equation

James Gates is a renowned theoretical physicist who has devoted himself to the incredibly complex and fascinating mathematics of string theory, …