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Swallowing this smart nano pill could stop us from making diet mistakes

It's not always talked about in polite company, but your body produces a lot of gases scientists know little about.<p>A new smart pill, designed at …

18 Ways To Detox Your Mind (Without Having To Go Completely Off The Grid)

<b>Travel to assimilate to culture.</b> Alter your base point concept of ‘normal.’ What it will show you is how many behaviors/values/beliefs you’ve …

Researchers Have Created a New Blood Test to Predict Risk of Suicide

In a groundbreaking new genetic discovery, doctors from Johns Hopkins have found a mutation involved in how the brain reacts to stress that can …

9 Reasons Why Solitude Is Awesome

I used to hate spending time alone – any day that didn’t involve plans of socialising would result in frantic phone calls and texts in an effort to …

12 Little Ways I Learned To Make Peace With My Body

1. Focus on one meal at a time.<p>My thing is lunch. Every day at work, I order the same salad with a dozen different toppings. It grounds my day, and …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are | Andrew Solomon

Inside the Science of an Amazing New Surgery Called Deep Brain Stimulation

Like most people in need of major surgery, Rodney Haning, a retired telecommunications project manager and avid golfer, has a few questions for his …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Singularity

You Didn’t Mean That? Yes, You Did

Unless you’re a cyborg, a space alien, or have been created in a lab using DNA from Mahatma Gandhi’s toenails, you’ve likely had vicious arguments …

Things You Cannot Unsee (and What They Say About Your Brain)

We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?<p>I want to show you something simple your mind can do, which illustrates a fascinating emerging theory about how the brain works. First, look at this logo of the World Cup this year.<p>The idea of the emblem is obvious: This is an illustration of a trophy …

101 Promises For Your Best Friend

1. I promise to pet-sit for you, even if your cat is a demon.<p>2. We’ll always be somewhat even in the end, so don’t worry about paying me back for …

Why Have We Become So Afraid Of Being Alone?

“Table for one, please.”<br>Five minutes later…<br>Server: “What can I get for the girl sitting by herself?”<br>“A sweet tea,” I reply with a thank you.<p>“I’m …

The Audacity Of Women

One of the main criticisms of modern American feminism is that it’s no longer needed now that women are equals. I disagree, but not for the same …

Flowchart: How To Determine If You ‘Can Even’

Powered by Revcontent<p>When Stella (Lucy Hale) finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she must learn to live with all the choices she made when …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry

We stood in an airy San Francisco warehouse, staring at two plastic cups of gleaming mayonnaise. A golden retriever snored lightly in a patch of sunlight on the floor as Josh Tetrick, the 33-year-old founder of Hampton Creek Foods, waited for me to scoop up the fluffy, effulgent goop with a chunk …

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer are blown to smithereens<p>By screening over 1,000 different types of molecules, scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer — glioblastoma …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Bionic spinach, invisible barcodes and nanotube computers

Collecting the sun<p>Sunlight provides us with an endless source of energy and there is little doubt future societies will need to rely, at least in part, on artificial solar power. The reason why not yet every house has a solar panel on its roof is the cost. But instead of covering a whole panel with …

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Our Male Leaders Are Really Screwing Things Up On A Grand Scale

A few weeks ago a report was published claiming the end of civilization is upon us. It’s probably bullshit.<p>Society as we know it may not be ending …

They Don’t Have The Money To Play This Commercial During The Super Bowl, But It’s Absolutely Incredible

This is beautiful.<p>“The essays in this book are short and sweet, and incredible. Love love loved this.” — Alex<p>“I’m so in love with this book! It’s so …

Healthy Eating: 5 Things to Keep in Your Diet for 2014

It's super easy to think of all the things we *shouldn't *eat—be honest, did your resolutions for 2014 include things like, "no more sugar," "no more coffee," or "throw away all the cheesy tortilla chips"?—but! There are plenty of foods and eating habits to <i>keep</i> in your diet, too. To prove it, Tara …