Leticia Silva

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Artist Makes Music From His Own Stem Cells

Australian-based artist Guy Ben-Ary has created a synthesizer that is controlled by his own stem cells, generating what he calls a “posthuman sound …

Stem Cells

'Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine' (US 2015): Book Excerpt

<i>Jeremy Taylor is author of "</i>Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine<i>" (University of Chicago Press, 2015), a former</i> …

First Language Wires the Brain for Later Language Learning

<b>Research also demonstrates brain’s plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments.</b><p>You may believe that you have forgotten the Chinese …

Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

Equipped with a DJI Phantom 2, a Canon 6D and a GoPro Hero 4 Black, photographer Ryan Deboodt has produced some stunning footage of Hang Sơn Đoòng, the world's biggest cave.<p>At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in …

Drones

Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't

People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research …

Our Amazingly Plastic Brains

Mental and physical exercise can keep the brain fit and help it recover capacities lost to disease and trauma<p>Can the brain heal and preserve itself—or even improve its functioning—as we get older? For some time, many scientists have tended to think of our brains as machines, most commonly as …

The Brain

Walnuts and Berries: 5 Easy Recipes to Boost Your Brain!

Some things are a match made in heaven: Romeo and Juliet, wine and cheese, walnuts and berries. Okay, maybe nuts and fruit aren’t the most romantic …

Breakfast

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Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>Norman Doidge: the man teaching us how to change our minds<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s …

Extracted

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

The best science books of 2014: Biology

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular biological sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the biology buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Continuing on with the theme I started recently, I am naming some of the …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: triple-decker tree houses, prototype Hyperloop pods and a massive biodome

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>A man's home is his castle -- even if that castle happens to be a truck. A family of three recently transformed a small truck into a regal off-the-grid home …

Vegan Slow Cooker for Beginners: Essentials To Get Started

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>Now you can whip up quick, filling vegan meals straight from your slow cooker.<p><i>Vegan Slow Cooker for Beginners</i> will take the time and frustration out of cooking vegan at home<i>. Vegan Slow Cooker for Beginners</i> offers healthy, simple vegan slow cooker recipes designed perfectly …

The Mathematically Perfect Doughnut Is Apparently From Domino's. We're Confused Too.

What makes a perfect doughnut? Like the age-old questions asking what makes a perfect matzo ball (floaters or sinkers?) or a perfect bagel (New York style or Montreal?), the debate over what makes the perfect doughnut is a heated one. Should it be a light and fluffy yeast doughnut or a thicker cake …

9 Healthy Potato Recipes That Could Maybe, Possibly Help You Lose Weight

Everyone knows that starchy carbs cause weight gain, right? Maybe not in the case of potatoes, suggests a new paper by researchers at McGill …

2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy removed from coffin

Conservation efforts begin on body of 14-year-old Minirdis, found in 19th century at Nile burial site and brought to the Chicago Field Museum in the 1920s<p>A mummy left its coffin for the first time in 2,300 years this week after several tense moments as scientists lifted the wooden lid.<p>The body, …

5 Hearty Soups and Stews to Warm You Up

<b>1. White Chicken Chili</b><p>I've tried many white chicken chili recipes over the years, but none as satisfying as this one. The best part is that it's made with a rotisserie chicken, which makes it a one-pot meal you can have on the dinner table in under an hour. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken & Matzo Ball …

Cooking

This Pen Lets You Doodle On Your Food, So Now You Can Make Latte Art At Home

Ever wish your food had a bit more flair? Man, me too. I find myself longing for a home-brewed cup of coffee that's artfully presented, say topped off with a doodle of a mouse or something.<p>The CinniBird -- "the world's first and only spice pen" -- might be the answer. The pen lets you decorate …

'Pain in a dish': Scientists create living model of human nerve cells

Scientists have created a miniature model of human pain in the form of nerve cells growing in a laboratory dish that respond to the discomfort of hot …

Alternative therapies risk effectiveness of cancer treatment, researchers find

Common complementary therapies found to have serious drug interactions or reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy or radiation treatment<p>The complementary therapies that cancer patients most commonly mention to doctors all potentially jeopardise the effectiveness of conventional treatments such as …

Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

The distinctive three-dimensional shape in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I has been the subject of innumerous analyses and still no one is sure what it is or what it means. On the occasion of its 500th birthday, mathematician Günter M Ziegler looks again at art history’s most infamous …

Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story

Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. …

Why Do We Eat Too Much On Thanksgiving And Always Have Room For Pie? (VIDEO)

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around family, friends and of course, lots and lots of high-calorie food. And as the anecdote goes, no matter how much food is indulged, there's always room for pie.<p>The average stomach capacity is about 8 cups, according to The New York Times, but it can range …

Deep-Sea Dwellers Make A Natural Antibiotic

Humans aren't the only species that try to get rid of bacteria<p>On hot vents deep underneath the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, there lives something unusual: a gene that fights bacteria. The gene belongs to a microscopic organism, scientifically named <i>Aciduliprofundum boonei</i>, that lives in the extreme …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords in a Petri dish<p>• The man who grew eyes • The lab-grown penis comes closer<p>As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – …