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OCD linked to inflammation in the brain

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an intrusive condition that remains difficult to treat. This is due, in part, to the causes behind the disorder …

Is the Universe Conscious?

The Big Questions<p>Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally …

Consciousness

Embodiment and Schizophrenia: A Review of Implications and Applications.

2017 Jul 1;43(4):745-753. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbw220.<p>1Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universität Bern, Bolligenstrasse 111, …

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa

But then what? Adding to your shopping list? Setting timers? Asking about the weather? Great, but it's pretty similar to Siri in what it can do, and using your voice to buy things from Amazon isn't super exciting.<p>Alexa can do so much more than that, especially for your home. With the help from …

Smart Homes

Groundbreaking fMRI study finds 4 distinct neurological subtypes of depression

By on December 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm<p>New research from Weill Cornell has isolated four distinct neurotypes of depression. But its knock-on effects are …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

A Traveler’s Guide to Taking a Smartphone Abroad

The summer travel season will soon be upon us, with notions of escape, unplugging and faraway lands.<p>But while the idea of disconnecting from technology when abroad seems relaxing, the stress of visiting a foreign country without a smartphone connection can quickly counteract the benefits of a …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see | The Star

That’s when Waldvogel began doubting the cause of B.T.’s vision loss. It’s unlikely that a brain injury of the kind that can cause cortical blindness …

Vision Loss

6 Questions You Seriously Need To Ask Yourself

What is a good life? We spoke to philosopher Mark Rowlands to find out.<p>Life, eh. What it's all about? We might not have the right answers, but we do have some of the right questions.<p>BuzzFeed spoke to Mark Rowlands, a Welsh writer, philosopher, and professor of philosophy at the University of Miami, …

Game of Thrones

The Fastest Way Through Customs Is With Your Phone

What if we told you there is a way (a completely free way) to bypass the lines at immigration and customs when re-entering the U.S. at select airports—and all you needed was your smartphone?<p>The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via the …

Calcium From Supplements or Dairy Doesn't Strengthen Bones, Study Finds

Diet & Fitness<p>A new study should put the final nail in the coffin for any lingering beliefs that calcium supplements are good for you.<p>The new study finds that people over 50 don’t get stronger bones either by taking supplements or from eating extra servings of calcium-rich foods such as dairy …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

3D Printed Micro-Fish Robots May Soon Join The Fight Against Disease, Inside Our Bodies

Professors Shaochen Chen and Joseph Wang of the Nano Engineering Department at the University of California, San Diego have 3D printed tiny robots – thinner than the width of a human hair — they’re calling micro-fish, that may one day be used to treat a variety of human ailments.<p>These micro-fish …

UC San Diego

Is there life on Jupiter's moons? Juice may hold the key

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Could the mysterious moons of Jupiter be hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts?<p>The Rosetta mission's startling discovery that Comet 67P contains multiple organic compounds that make up the building blocks of life adds weight to a theory that Earth may have been seeded with …

Universe

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Here's the only way to destroy a black hole

I've suggested a bunch of crazy ideas, like blasting it with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it. Nothing would work, everything would just make it bigger and angrier.<p>Turns out the only way to defeat a black hole is to sit on your hands and wait for it to evaporate. That's not …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

Old Brains Become Young Again In Neuroplasticity Study

Can an old brain learn new tricks?<p>The answer could soon be a resounding "yes."<p>Scientists from the University of California at Irvine may have found a way to restore the youthful flexibility of the still-developing brain. In a study on mice recently published in the journal Neuron, the researchers …

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise …

Glowing ‘Tumor Paint’ Shows Surgeons Where To Cut

Scorpion venom lights the way<p>Brain surgery is notoriously complicated. Before surgeons go in to remove a tumor, they study the size and location of the tumor. But once they’re in, they have to rely on their fingers and eyes to distinguish tumor cells from healthy brain cells. Now researchers have …