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Leading private school uses Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot 'fake news'

A leading private school will use Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot "fake news" on social media, as it prepares to launch a new course in the new year.<p>Brighton College, a co-educational school in East Sussex, will begin offering the course next term as a way to encourage children to …

Fake News

‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it<p>Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way …

Genetics

How To Betray Your Wife, Destroy Her Self-Worth, And Implode Your Marriage In One Easy Step

I wrote an article last week about a husband’s great need, and right, to be respected by his wife. The article went fairly viral, so I was inundated …

Testing catches up to the pace of development

In the past, testing has been an afterthought. These days, as development cycles get shorter and shorter, there has been a push to test earlier in …

DevOps

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

Meditation

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Poetry

Science Says This Playlist is a Must-Listen While Tripping on Mushrooms

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death

For years now, the luminaries of Silicon Valley have been putting their minds, money, and machines behind an all-out effort to solve for death. Full of futurists who don’t have enough time in the day to achieve their lofty goals, the Valley has long looked for ways to make those days never-ending. …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

The Science Is In. Spanking Children Does Serious, Long-Term Damage

Don't spank your children.<p>Spanking — usually defined as hitting a child on the buttocks with an open hand — is a common form of discipline still used …

Psychology

Psychedelic Drugs Appear to Make People Less Likely to Commit Crimes

But they're still classed as Schedule 1 illicit drugs.<p>Psychedelics have recently made headlines for their potential to treat illnesses such as …

Consciousness

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

U.S. Department of Defense

Why Microsoft, Chase and Others Are Hiring More People With Autism

It's good for business, they say: Adding 'neurodiversity' means bringing in employees with particularly coveted skills.<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Chargeback loves obsessive employees. The Utah-based company investigates and documents credit card …

Employment

A Mother Explores Her Autistic Son’s World, and Likes What She Finds

In ‘To Siri With Love,’ Judith Newman reports that forming bonds with machines is just one more way of being human.<p>In 2014, Judith Newman, a …

Autism

Evidence Is Mounting That The Drug Ketamine Can Actually Treat Chronic Migraines

When nothing else gives relief.<p>When you hear about ketamine, you may associate it with being an illegal party drug that causes vivid hallucinations. …

Psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms Hits Brain's 'Reset' Button, Say Scientists

Depressed patients reported feeling a 'kick start'.<p>Magic mushrooms are in the midst of a brand makeover, thanks to scientists who are constantly …

The Brain

Lab-grown mini-brains dosed with DMT to study psychedelic effects

"Mini-brains" grown in the lab have proven to be useful models of the real thing, giving researchers an accurate neuroscience platform without …

CCTV shows missing 15 year-old Margaret Moloney on train with older man

Surrey Police are appealing for information on the man, as Margaret vanished from her home four days ago.<p>Police have launched an urgent appeal …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Physics

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Artificial Intelligence

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure

(Reuters Health) - Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study.<p>The overall risk is low, though. Only about 3 percent of the nearly 905,383 children in the study were diagnosed with a …

Depression

1 Simple Technique Made Warren Buffett Billions. Here's How You Can Use It for Your Business | Inc.com

My mind on my money, money on my mind. If you owe me ten dollars, you ain't giving me nine. --Jay-Z<p>With an estimated net worth of $76 billion (that's growing steadily), Warren Buffett is unquestionably one of the most successful investors in history.<p>Over his 52-year stint as CEO of Berkshire …

Investing

We Finally Know Why Galaxies Across The Universe Have All Those Weird Shapes

This may change our understanding of cosmic evolution.<p>In 1926, famed astronomer Edwin Hubble developed his morphological classification scheme for …

Universe

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Brain

A Man Got Cyanide Poisoning From Taking Apricot Kernel Extract to Prevent Cancer

DIY medicine can have serious consequences.<p>A seemingly healthy 67-year old Australian man developed cyanide poisoning after ingesting apricot kernel …

Medicine

5 Mindsets to Bring Positive Change Across Society

To contribute to human progress, it is not enough to be intelligent, resourceful, or well-connected. Those are all factors that play a significant …

Emerging Technology