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Why Brain Scientists Are Still Obsessed With The Curious Case Of Phineas Gage

It took an explosion and 13 pounds of iron to usher in the modern era of neuroscience.<p>In 1848, a 25-year-old railroad worker named Phineas Gage was blowing up rocks to clear the way for a new rail line in Cavendish, Vt. He would drill a hole, place an explosive charge, then pack in sand using a …

The Brain

This Robot Can Complete a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Hello, future.<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the …

Why our brains may be 100 times more powerful than believed

A new study out of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that one part of the neurons in our brains is more active than …

This App Is Conquering Insomnia And Depression At The Same Time

Ever since he was a child, Dan Roberts had rarely been able to get a good night’s sleep. He was born with cerebral palsy that left his entire left arm and leg tight and painful, forcing him to walk with a pronounced limp. He was often in severe pain and there were many nights where he didn’t sleep …


13 Alien Encounters That Will Make You Believe

The truth is out there!

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful

Need a boost of inspiration? These quotes will give you the spark you need--and motivate you to reach even greater heights.<p>Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's …


7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …


12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness

Stop making excuses for why you cannot get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen, here are 12 easy ways to overcome your laziness so you can reach your goals.<p>Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work …


12 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:


'El Chapo' secretly met Sean Penn in Mexican jungle before his arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three months after drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped from prison, he met actor Sean Penn for a secret interview in a mountainous Mexican jungle.<p>Mexican forces arrested Guzman on Friday after a shootout that ended his freedom following his brazen prison escape in July.<p>In Penn's …


21 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You Absolutely Shredded

These exercises strip away fat and reveal hard muscle. Here’s how to program them into your weekly workouts<p>Are you stuck in a workout rut?<p>Your first reaction might be to say “no.” But think about your routine for a second.<p>Are you excited to train every day? Are you losing fat? Are your exercises …

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …


12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …


This computer algorithm promises to help you find your perfect place to live

According to Elon Musk, in three to five years, we’ll most likely overcome most of the technical challenges for fully autonomous cars. Although it will take many more years to overcome the regulatory friction of getting those cars on the street, it is quite feasible that in terms of computational …

Artificial Intelligence