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The Nano Lightbulb

Young Duck Kim uses graphene in a novel way<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>Computer technology leaped from clunky vacuum tubes to sleek chips in the last century, and the coming years could bring another sea change of equal magnitude. That’s the goal of Columbia University researcher Young Duck …

How Neuroscience Is Helping Answer the Question ‘Who Am I?’

Diseases of the mind like Alzheimer’s help us understand what it means to exist or, conversely, feel as if we don’t exist.<p>How do we know we exist? What is the self? These are some of the questions science writer Anil Ananthaswamy asks in his thought-provoking new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn’t There:</i> …

New Sugar Substitute: Nanoparticles Of Sand Coated In Sugar

Same taste, fewer calories<p>Sugar is dietary enemy number one at the moment. The delicious compound can be found in many foods and beverages (even those that don’t taste sweet) and has been blamed for the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and beyond. Now an Israeli startup, DouxMatok, has devised a way to …

OCD: a Monster in My Mind, BBC Two, review: 'heartbreaking'

This documentary about OCD did much to challenge our misconceptions, says Michael Hogan<p>There’s an irritating trend these days for people to bandy about the phrase “OCD” when simply they mean “tidy” or “fussy”. “I’m a bit OCD about my desk,” they’ll boast, believing it’s endearingly quirky.<p>Such …

People With Schizophrenia Have Different Throat Bacteria

This could be helpful for new treatments, faster diagnoses, and figuring out what causes the disease in the first place<p>The colonies of bacteria living in our throats could indicate whether or not a person has schizophrenia, according to a study published yesterday in the journal <i>Peer J</i>.<p>No one is …