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Technology

Become a Marketing Strategist with One Masterclass

The tech boom dramatically changed the way companies and brands market themselves online, creating a huge demand for those knowledgeable in today’s …

EGEB: Microsoft ditching Puget Sound Energy, $1,000,000,000,000 solar market, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i><p>Microsoft gets OK to buy renewable power directly, bypassing the fossil utility – <i>“WA utility commission approved Microsoft’s long awaited exit from PSE and now lets it directly</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Habits – Peak Performance Made Easy

You’re much more likely to be successful if you change a bad habit into a better behavior.<p><b>Here’s a common example:</b> A lot of us crave something sweet …

9 science words you might be using incorrectly

It's particularly easy to get things wrong when it comes to science, because words often have a different meaning for scientists than they do for the rest of the population — and we're pretty sure we're not the only ones who've made at least one of the mistakes below.<p>If not, you definitely know …

Comets

Tunable brain cells that morph on demand

PV+ interneuron (credit: Nathalie Dehorter et al./Science)King’s College London researchers have developed a new molecular “switch” that controls the …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain

Your brain is the most important yet least understood organ in your whole body.<p>Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and …

Communication between minds separated by distance is possible

<b>Communication between minds separated by distance is possible</b><br>Telepathy is the transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. A brain -to -brain communication study organized by Harvard Medical School last year has revealed that human brains can “talk” directly to one another despite being physically separated by thousands of miles.<p>Conducted by a group of robotics engineers and neuroscientists from across the globe, …

CNN’s Stunning Admission: It's Time For A Medical Marijuana Revolution

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, has acknowledged the fact widely ignored by the mainstream media – <i>“that the use of marijuana</i> …

Support Cells in the Brain Offer a New Strategy to Boost Memory

A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called astrocytes improved memory in healthy mice. What’s more, reducing receptor levels also prevented memory impairments in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Published today in <i>Nature Neuroscience</i>, the findings suggest that astrocytes—star-shaped cells that are abundant in the brain and support neuronal function—are important regulators of …

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Forever Young: Meditation Might Slow the Age-Related Loss of…

<b>Forever Young: Meditation Might Slow the Age-Related Loss of Gray Matter in the Brain</b><p>New brain research findings suggest long-term meditation may lead to less age-related gray matter atrophy in the human brain.<p>The research is in <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i>. (full open access)<p><b>Research:</b> “Forever Young(er): potential age-defying effects of long-term meditation on gray matter atrophy” by Eileen Luders, Nicolas Cherbuin and Florian Kurth in <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i>. Published January 21, 2015. DOI: …

In the Brain, Romantic Love Is Basically an Addiction

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it,” Albert Einstein reportedly said. I’d like to broaden the definition of …

Scientists show cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk: Groundbreaking research blames 'skunk' for 1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders

Super-strength strains of cannabis are responsible for up to a quarter of new cases of psychotic mental illness, scientists will warn this week.<p>The …

Brain Hormone Improves Learning, Memory, And Wards Off Alzheimer's

The human brain is an extraordinarily powerful machine. So, imagine if science one day discovered a way to protect and even improve our most valuable …

Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks

A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can …

Your Brain On LSD

For some people, they’re the recipe for one heck of a party. For others, they’re dangerous, one-way tickets to trouble that deserve their illegal …

Ask JJ: Increasing Fiber Intake

Among its numerous benefits, fiber can help you lose weight. That's because it helps slow down stomach emptying so you feel fuller longer.<p><b>Dear JJ: Fiber seems to be the buzzword for numerous health benefits and weight loss. Yet fitting more fiber into my diet can become a challenge. Any suggestions?</b><p>…

High Fiber

Pocket-sized device reveals vitamin and mineral levels instantly

Portable device personalizes what vitamins and minerals you need with the help of your phone<p>Vitastiq is an innovative device that provides a …