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Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Genetics

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Relationships

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

University of Oxford

Science Explains Why It’s Harder To Poop While On Vacation

Pooping. Everyone except girls do it — that’s a scientific fact. But, science isn’t just about analyzing the frequency in which fecal matter is extracted from your body. (Mind blower, right?) Science is also all about understanding how settings can change the <i>manner</i> in which fecal matter is …

Just One? Perspectives on Mental Illness and Dating

I have a friend who doesn't like to go to restaurants alone. She will only eat out with friends. And, while I can't say that I share the same sentiment, there is one thing about it that gets tiresome. When I go up to the host or hostess to be seated, and they see I'm alone, they often say, "Just …

Mental Health

Scientists Have Discovered That Your Brain Logs A Timestamp At The Moment Of Your Death

Scientists researching circadian rhythms and the brain’s internal clock have stumbled on a fascinating, if morbid discovery. It turns out that when you die, your brain logs a timestamp of sorts for your passing.<p>Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, following up on a 2013 study, looked at the …

Dog Cognition: How Do Dogs Perceive The World?

Dogs and humans share one of the strongest bonds between two different species on Earth. The connection has grown so deep, it’s literally become coded into our genes. And a wave of new research is shedding more light on these all-important dog-human relationships and what our furry friends are …

Pets

The Truth About 7 Food Myths

Throughout my years as a sports nutritionist, several athletes have asked whether they should avoid eating turkey on game days because it might make …

Tampa Bay Rays

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Psychology

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

Neuroscience

The Skyscraper of the Future

The push to build a new kind of tower has begun.<p>There's something inherently absurd about skyscrapers. They defy gravity and high winds. They require years of challenging high-altitude construction. They're dizzying to look at—from the ground and from their top floors, where a sense of vertigo is …

Skyscrapers

Berkeley Says Cell Phones Cause Tumors

Berkeley is the first city to mandate cell phone carriers inform buyers of potential radiation exposure. A neuroscientist on why it’s premature to …

Your Therapist Is Better at Handling Emotions Than You Are

Impressive findings from the other side of the therapy couch: your therapist is better at regulating her emotions than you are, according to a small …

Holistic Medicine

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …

Project UROK teaches teens how to talk about anxiety and mental illness

Mara Wilson, writer and performer who made her name as a child actress in <i>Matilda</i> and <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, is sitting in front of a gray screen, hair …

A Champion only in Europe: Even at Juventus, Ancelotti blew the league

COMMENT: The Real Madrid coach has an enviable record in the Champions League, but his domestic efforts are summed up by his travails in charge of the Old Lady<p>By Kris Voakes | International Football Correspondent<p>Carlo Ancelotti will arrive in Turin on Tuesday looking to enhance his reputation as …

Soccer

10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

<i>“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the</i> …

Scratching an Itch Makes It Worse

So the more serotonin you have, the more you itch, says study author Zhou-Feng Chen, Ph.D.<p>And guess what increases serotonin? Yep: That nice, hard scratch you give your skin to rub that itch into oblivion.<p>When you go to town on your skin, you’re actually injuring it, which causes a pain signal to …

Soccer

Solar Impulse 2: Plane makes inaugural flight

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1081000/1081204_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656211_8329320cde95fda9e6b2b1a0e14ef5f2<p><b>A solar-powered plane that will be taken on a round-the-world journey in 2015 has made its inaugural flight.</b><p>The Solar Impulse 2 vehicle …

Solar Impulse

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The nine companies that know more about you than Google or Facebook

You probably assume Google and Facebook know everything about you. You may not have heard of a group of companies who possibly know even more. They’re called data brokers, and their business is collecting and selling personal data—typically without your knowledge or consent—that are used to verify …

Social Media

Did Dr. Dre’s boastfulness cost him hundreds of millions in Apple-Beats deal?

After Beats co-founder Dr. Dre made an exuberant video post on Vine boasting about becoming the first rap billionaire, many worried that Apple’s deal with the audio and streaming music service — once rumored to be worth as much as $3.2 billion — was scuttled. But a new report suggests it’s still on …

Rowing