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Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

The 50 best colleges in America

Business Insider's 2016 ranking uses a formula that relies very little on glamour statistics, like reputation and selectivity, that are featured in many college rankings. Instead, we primarily leaned on data available from the government, weighting early-career earnings and graduation rate the …

College & University

The Sleep Hack Neuroscience Says Gives Your Brain Optimal Rest | Inc.com

Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public health concern. Those who don't get …

Sleep

3 Daily Habits Of Peak Performers, According To Michael Phelps' Coach

Spend some time with U.S. Olympic men’s swimming coach Bob Bowman, as I recently did, and you’ll understand why some people go from good to great in a chosen field, while others, like Bowman’s longtime student Michael Phelps, go from good to record-shattering.<p>Phelps’ record is extraordinary. His 22 …

Michael Phelps

British Library Releases Millions of Images for Public Use on Flickr

The British Library has continued to release images from its digitized collection, now bordering over one million images on public image-sharing …

This couple gave up their careers to train as scientists and find a cure for her rare genetic disease

When Sonia Vallabh’s mother died of a rare disease at the age of 52, she found out that she was carrying the same ill-fated genes. Soon after her diagnosis was confirmed, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out on a quest to find a cure.<p>Sonia is 32 and her inherited genetic condition, called …

Dementia

Physicists must accept that some things are unknowable

The Universe may be truly infinite, but our understanding of it never will be. Here’s why.<p><i>“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do</i> …

The counterintuitive question you should ask yourself if you want to be successful

Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room.<p>Everyone would …

Motivation

Mind of blue: Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network

Study of jazz pianists finds 'happy' and 'sad' music evoke different neural patterns<p>The workings of neural circuits associated with creativity are …

Neuroscience

10 Skin-Saving Foundations for Winter Skin

During the winter months, skin can get really ugly <i>really</i> quick. Dry air sucks all of the moisture out of your complexion, leaving it flaky, cracked, …

Skin Care

How to Observe the Moon with a Telescope

I still can remember that very special August night, now more than 50 years ago, when I got my first magnified look at the moon. It was the night of …

Five books to fire my passion for science

Is there a book that can find the answers to life, the universe and everything? Well, probably not! But there are a lot of books out there that can shed some light on our existence, from the smallest atoms to the secrets of the universe. And they can make it fun, too! Here secret site member Secret …

Books

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity - h+ Media

• authors Arne Dietrich<p>This article outlines a framework of creativity based on functional neuroanatomy. Recent advances in the field of cognitive …

Neurology

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Utsav 2015 Theme Song - U28E08 - The Final Showdown

How diet and physical activity affect brain function – Part II

- Memory enhancement<p>- Neuron protection and reduced neuro-inflammation, which may be one of the factors responsible for damaging the nervous system …

Super-muscly pigs created by small genetic tweak

Researchers hope the genetically engineered animals will speed past regulators.<p>Belgian Blue cattle are hulking animals that provide unusually large …

Genetics

Skin care is more than skin deep

Skin care is more than skin deep.<p>All of the good habits we’ve carefully established to keep our bodies healthy and happy — like a balanced diet, …

CRISPR marches forward: Stanford scientists optimize use in human blood cells - Scope

The CRISPR news just keeps coming. As we've described here before, CRISPR is a breakthrough way of editing the genome of many organisms, including …

Smaller Hippocampus in Brains of Patients with Recurrent Depression

<b>The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus – the part of the brain most associated with forming new</b> …

Neuroscience

Happiness is an illusion, here's why you should seek contentment instead

<i>This article is part of a series, On Happiness, examining what it means and how it might be achieved in the 21st century.</i><p>I want to share a personal …

Neuroscientist, who says it’s possible to upload brains to computers, will change how you think about thinking

On an average working day, Dr. Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, …

These Products Will Get You Gorgeous, Glowing Skin for $20 (or Less)

When it comes to our skin, we’re all for a good splurge. But finding a face cream or cleanser that delivers results without taking up half our …

Skin Care

The 10 Best BB Creams for Summer

The official coming of summer has us embracing a newly pared-down routine—streamlining our overstuffed makeup bags in favor of multitasking options that channel the almost-bare mood of the season. Translation: If you’re still using the same creamy, medium-coverage foundation you swore by all …

Imagined Celebrity Connections: How Daniel Radcliffe Reacted to Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast Casting

Plus, John Mayer helps Katy Perry prepare for the Super Bowl halftime show. And Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts discuss Cake.<p><i>Each week, Josh Duboff looks at the biggest celebrity news—and amuses himself by imagining how those celebrities might have reacted.</i><p><b>Jennifer Aniston sits at the same table as</b> …

Taylor Lautner

How to 'Pump up the Volume' of Your Hair

I have a lot of clients who come to me complaining about their inability to achieve volume in their hair at home. When I hear this, I always provide them a mini tutorial and tips on how to achieve the sought after height and bounce on their own. Since you're not in my chair though, I thought I'd …

Hair

Dolce & Gabbana's Spectacular Ballet-Inspired Alta Moda Show

“I love to dance,” <b>Stefano Gabbana</b> joked at the rose-garlanded lunch in the foyer of La Scala after his latest balletically minded Alta Moda fantasia, “ . . . but in a club! My taste is more for the opera,” he confessed. “But I love the ballet for the sense of beauty.” But if opera is Stefano’s …