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The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

How thousands of gamers are helping to decode the human body

<i>EVE Online</i> isn't just a game about internet spaceships and sci-fi politics. Since March, developer CCP Games has been running Project Discovery – an …

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

8 overrated wine countries around the world — and where to go instead

<b>Instead of Burgundy, France, try visiting Traverse City, Michigan.</b><p>Burgundy is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but because the area is so famous, the wine is often overpriced. Check out Traverse City in Michigan, which is located on the same parallel as Burgundy and Bordeaux. While the …

Nobel Prize Winning Scientist Teleports DNA From One Location To Another

Popular writer and scholar Graham Hancock once said that we’re like a species with amnesia, and it’s true, the origins of the human race, and the …

Drugs Disguised As Blood Cells Could Kill Cancer

Like guerrilla warriors making a sneak attack on tumors<p>It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target—they often kill many healthy cells in the process, making the patient feel sicker, or the body attacks them assuming that they are invaders. For the past few …

10 Bourbon Cocktails Every Man Should Know How to Make

No whiskey sours here.

This brain region manages your daily routine

If you sometimes feel like you have a little manager in your head who keeps you on track while you work step-by-step through a sequence of tasks, you …

10 books that will expand your brain

And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or built a robot. Or discovered DNA or walked between the twin towers.<p>He or She DID something. …

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Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

It’s a well-established fact that smoking is terrible for you, even in small amounts. When it comes to wholly preventable risk factors for a host of …

Research

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 …

These serotonin neurons were built in a dish

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood and mental states, has been linked to numerous neurological and mental illnesses, including …

Asparagus Season is Here! Make this Simple, Clever Salad

<i>We're serious about keeping farmers market produce on the menu all year long. Alexandra Stafford of Alexandra Kitchen shows us how to store, prep, and make the most of it, without wasting a scrap.</i><p><i>Today: A simpler way to prepare asparagus, plus a clever dressing to put on all of your salads this</i> …

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Researchers Find The Gene That Makes Us 3D

DNA that helps you stand up to gravity<p>The children’s book series <i>Flat Stanley</i> chronicles the adventures of a world-traveling 2D boy. Now a team of researchers might have found the gene that Stanley was missing (you know, if he had been real). It's the YAP gene, and it helps regulate organ size, as …

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?<p>Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient's temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a nurse or caretaker. Wireless and imperceptibly thin, the …

ScienceCasts: Subtracting Gravity from Alzheimer's

Map reveals ‘instruction book’ to our DNA

How can the body’s 200 different types of specialized cells develop from an identical genome? It’s possible because of the chemical markers that …

Drug beats lasers to treat diabetic eye disease

A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss appears to also reverse vision loss in some people with diabetes.<p>Diabetic …

New Technique Allows Bioengineers To "Reprogram" Genetic Code

Scientists at Stanford University have found a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells. Incredibly, the …

3D medical apps ease anxiety, hasten healing for surgical patients

Just saying the word “surgery” to a patient often creates a dilemma for doctors. The patient invariably withdraws, and is no longer receptive to any other information, making planning for the procedure, and follow-up care, like physical therapy, difficult. “In my experience, once a patient has …

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

A Super Fast, Super Fresh Middle Eastern Hot Sauce

Like many chefs, Eli Sussman of New York City’s Mile End Deli enjoys making his own hot sauce. This jalapeño-cilantro version can run from mild to …

Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones?

Your phone could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.<p>As fear of the Ebola virus escalates, Eric Topol thinks that we’re missing an important weapon. And you just need to reach into your pocket to find it. “Most …

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