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When you die you know you are dead: Major study shows mind still works after the body shows no signs of life

Death just became even more scary: scientists say people are aware they’re dead because their consciousness continues to work after the body has …

Jefferson's religion wouldn't fly with today's voters - Futurity

Thomas Jefferson wouldn't get elected today, says historian Bruce J. Schulman, whose new book traces religion's changing role in US politics.

CRISPR, the gene-editing tech that's making headlines, explained in one graphic

A startlingly simply method for cutting and pasting DNA has been making waves lately.<p>Scientists and policymakers are meeting in Washington, DC December 1-3 to debate the use of CRISPR/Cas9, a tool that makes it possible to make changes to an organism's DNA almost as easily as cutting and …

Genetics

Indestructible Water Bears Have a Genome That Is Seriously Weird

Water bears, known to scientists as tardigrades, are famously adorable microscopic creatures who can survive anything: freezing, total dehydration, …

Roving gene lets bacteria resist 'last' antibiotics - Futurity

A gene that lets bacteria resist polymyxins, the last line of antibiotic defense we have left, has shown up in Chinese pigs and patients.

Microbiology

New Understanding of Cause of Alzheimer's Symptoms

<b>Amyloid plaques may be strangling blood flow.</b><p>Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could …

Dementia

The Bourbon Family Tree

Kentuckians like to tell you that 95 percent of the world's bourbon comes from their state. What they won't tell you is that pretty much every last drop of that bourbon comes from a handful of conglomerate distilleries. In this chart—excerpted from _The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban …

Whiskey

Why New Antibiotics Never Come to Market

We're finding new antibiotics, but we can't develop them into drugs.<p>In the murky depths of Lake Michigan, around 15 feet below the surface, Brian Murphy is examining the various thickets of seaweed and vibrantly coloured sponges clinging to the sides of an old wooden cargo ship.<p>Clad in scuba gear, …

Microbiology

‘The Town of Light’ Is a Scary Game with a Serious Message About Mental Health

New Italian studio LKA is tackling issues of depression with its debut video game, due out in early 2016.<p><i>The Town of Light</i> is the debut game from a new Italian studio, LKA.IT, based in Florence. Scheduled for release through Steam in February 2016, and aiming for Oculus compatibility, the game is a …

Mental Health

When an Atheist Rapper Takes on Religion

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper who writes complex raps about high-brow topics, and now the avowed atheist is taking on religion.<p>Kanye West is …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness