Melissa Leon

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Panpsychism: Scientists Discover that Everything — from Rocks to Molecules — Is Conscious

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present …

Your Brain Can be Tricked Into Thinking an Experience Is Meaningful

We search for it in in art, relationships, religion—but meaning is actually made inside of our brains.<p>Holocaust survivor and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl argued that humans have a “will to meaning.” This inner pull toward purpose may be a biological instinct. “All human beings crave—more than …

The DNA Test That Tells You What Not to Eat

Hong Konger David Leung is spurning white rice and eating fish thrice a week under a diet plan inspired by his DNA.<p>A genetic test in November that …

Vitamin D May Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Researchers say they’ve noticed a vitamin D deficiency in many people with IBS. Increasing the level of the vitamin could reduce symptoms.<p>It’s the …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Amazon is creating a health care company with the help of Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase are working with the e-commerce giant.<p>The health care industry has been on edge over the past year as reports have surfaced laying out Amazon’s interest in disrupting the sector. On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos’s company perhaps gave industry leaders a …

Mom dies of flu after concerns over medication side effects

The family of a New Hampshire mom who died from flu complications says she opted not to take medication over concerns about its possible side effects.<p>…

New Hampshire

Why Males Are Biology's Riskier Sex

<i>Robert D. Martin is emeritus curator of biological anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago, a member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, and academic guest at the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine at the University of Zürich. His most recent book is How We Do</i> …

Genetics

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …