Zebediah

24 Flips | 1 Magazine | 10 Likes | 5 Following | @MattHawkinsid1h | Keep up with Zebediah on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Zebediah”

Earth - There are over 100 definitions for 'life' and all are wrong

Most of us probably do not need to think too hard to distinguish living things from the "non-living". A human is alive; a rock is not. Easy!<p>Scientists and philosophers do not see things quite this clearly. They have spent millennia pondering what it is that makes something alive. Great minds from …

Where Does Alzheimer's Treatment Go From Here?

In a disappointment to Alzheimer's patients and researchers, drugmaker Eli Lilly said in late November that a clinical trial of solanezumab, an experimental medication to treat the degenerative neurological condition, had failed.<p>The company has pressed on with tests of solanezumab, despite mixed …

Dementia

Why More Women Get These Diseases Than Men

Nearly 80% of people who suffer from autoimmune diseases are women, and why that’s the case has long been a medical mystery. But new research …

Why friends pressure each other to drink — and how to resist it

Anyone who has ever tried to give up drinking, or goes somewhere and says they're not drinking, knows people encourage us to drink and are unhappy when we don't. Why is this? Is it uniquely Australian? What can we do about it?<p>The phenomenon of people experiencing pressure to drink in social …

Lots of breast cancer patients suffer from 'chemo-brain' - Futurity

"Our study...shows that cancer-related cognitive problems are a substantial and pervasive issue for many women with breast cancer," says Michelle …

How Scientists in Britain Are Deciding the Future of Humanity

Tech & Science Gene Editing CRISPR<p>Layla Richards was a bouncy 7 pound, 10 ounce baby with downy dark hair and plump cheeks when she was born in a …

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression - ExtremeTech

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>New research from Weill Cornell …

Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Will Make You Mentally Stronger | Inc.com

When most people set out to become fitter in the New Year, they're thinking about physical fitness. In fact, getting in better physical shape tops the list of New Year's resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, 37% of people want to stay fit and healthy in the New Year, while 32% of people want …

Self-improvement

What are heart failure, heart attack and cardiac arrest?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world. It killed an estimated 17.7 million people in 2015, representing 31% of all deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization.<p>But not all heart disease is the same. It can affect the blood vessels to the heart or brain, …

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple) | Inc.com

Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going out for lunch, hanging at the bar …

Time Management

Mark Cuban Reveals the Skill That Made Him Millions (and That Anyone Can Learn) | Inc.com

Recently Mark Cuban was asked what he would do if he lost it all. What would he do first?<p>"I would get a job as a bartender at night and a sales job during the day," Cuban said on the podcast <i>How I Built This,</i>"and I would start working<i>.</i><p>"Could I become a multimillionaire again? I have no doubt."<p>Why …

Communication Skills

Simple ways to improve mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Cold Tolerance Among Inuit May Come From Extinct Human Relatives

Inuit who live in Greenland experience average temperatures below freezing for at least half of the year. For those who live in the north, subzero temperatures are normal during the coldest months.<p>Given these frigid conditions, anthropologists have wondered for decades whether the Inuit in …

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

Why do humans love alcohol so much? Hint: Apes

The ‘drunken monkey’ hypothesis proposes that alcohol, and primarily the ethanol molecule, is regularly consumed by all animals that eat fruits and …

Eye Contact Can Be Really Intense For Your Brain

No, it's not just you.<p>If eye contact has always felt a bit overwhelming for you, it’s not all in your head.<p>Maintaining direct eye contact really is strenuous for the brain, according to new research, and it uses up scarce cognitive resources that we need for things like reasoning and verbal …

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

Neuroscience

Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

<b>Direct recordings have revealed what is happening in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy room.</b><p>Focusing on one conversation in a loud, distracting environment is called "the cocktail party effect".<p>It is a common festive phenomenon and of interest to researchers seeking to improve speech …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Science Says Coffee Can Literally Heal Your Heart

Confirming what coffee-lovers already knew.<p>If you truly need your cup of joe in the morning, no scary study will spook you away from drinking coffee. That's why it's nice every now and then to hear about a study that actually encourages our coffee addictions—such as the latest research from York …

Coffee