Lizzie Wakeling

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How To Be A Better Person Every Day

OMG.When I think about the mistakes I’ve made, the unkind words I’ve spoken, the opportunities I’ve let slip by, the unhealthy mindsets I’ve fostered …

The Post

The NHS wants to give wearables to hospital patients

To cut costs and improve patient care, the NHS is looking to technology more than ever before. Under its latest proposals, Britain's healthcare service wants to introduce free wi-fi across all of its hospitals, giving doctors and nurses the ability to use tablets on the wards. The hope is that this …

Physiology

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

Space Travel

Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts

Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in AI and machine learning. The latest effort is called MarI/O (get it?), and it learned an entire …

Inside Out

Pixar's all-star tour of a preteen girl's head is a flat-out masterpiece<p>An 11-year-old girl wrestles with the bickering emotions inside her head. It …

No Donor Required: 5 Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Printers

3-D printing has been around in various forms since the 1980s, originally as a means of quickly producing affordable prototypes for the manufacturing industry. Recently, researchers have found some amazing healthcare and biological applications for 3-D printing technology, called bioprinting. As a …

3D Printing

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury

As a scientist, I am impassioned to share research findings that upend conventionally-held wisdom about the brain - modifying viewpoints that are obsolete, wrong, and disabling.<p>The journal <i>Neuropsychological Rehabilitation</i> has just published the results of a study conducted by our interdisciplinary …

The Brain

How to Remind Yourself to Be Grateful for Your Life

On February 12, 2009, a plane bound for Buffalo, NY, crashed into a house, killing all 49 people aboard the plane and one person on the …

Happiness