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A look at how emotions and cognition interact during the aging process - Scope

The ability to automatically control emotions — something that most of us don’t even realize we have — gets disrupted in older adults with poor …

Mental Health

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think, and synthesize while you read, even when you’re reading what you conceive to be introductory stuff. That way, you will always aim towards</i> …

CBT Self Help Course Step 1

CBT SELF HELP COURSE<p><b>STEP 1</b><p>This self-help course will be helpful for individuals who have problems with anxiety, depression or anger. The course can …

Frank Gehry’s Swimming Koi Lamps are Reflective of His Artistic Arc

Gehry’s new-and-improved ‘Fish Lamps’ swim about the Gagosian Gallery in Rome.<p>A chain of koi fish float through an exhibit space, illuminating their immediate surroundings with a self-contained, warm orange glow. The works come from a familiar yet unexpected name: Frank Gehry. Early in his artistic …

High-Speed Video Footage Solves One of the Great Mysteries of Human Blood Flow - MIT Technology Review

Red blood cells are flexible biconcave discs that spend their lives suspended in blood plasma. They are by far the largest component of ordinary …

Physics

A drone to move shipping containers including homes

The concept<p>The Modal is a logistics drone designed to move empty shipping containers by lifting them in the air and carrying them over short distances. It could be used to move containers in ports or position container homes on places that are hard for a truck to reach.<p>Renderings provided by …

This Yogurt Lemon Lavender Cocktail Will Make You Feel Fancy AF

After a long work week, there’s nothing like relaxing with your BFFs, sipping on a few cocktails while you catch up. While you could get a six pack at your local convenience store or sip on your go-to healthy cocktail concoction, it’s time to get fancy when it comes to hanging out with your leading …

Researchers flag hundreds of new genes that could contribute to autism

Investigators eager to uncover the genetic basis of autism could now have hundreds of promising new leads thanks to a study by Princeton University …

What new personal DNA testing can tell us about depression

In the ongoing struggle to understand the biology of depression, there's been a promising new breakthrough, thanks in part to a popular at-home DNA test. Gene-testing company 23andMe and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals collaborated to explore the DNA of roughly half a million people, nearly 10 times more …

Genetics

Microscopic collisions help proteins stay healthy

Studies at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio are providing basic new understanding about "heat shock proteins," also …

Variation on CRISPR-Cas9 system offers editing without clipping both strands of DNA

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in Japan has developed a new way to edit genes that involves cutting just one …

Genetics

Alzheimer fibrils at atomic resolution - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

FRANKFURT. Elongated fibres (fibrils) of the beta-amyloid protein form the typical senile plaques present in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's …

From unconventional laser beams to a more robust imaging wave

One of the drawbacks is that the waves are absorbed by water molecules in the air and weaken significantly over longer distances, making them …

Imaging

Watch a single neuron die from concussive impact

To learn how brain cells react to trauma, researchers are delivering concussive impacts to cell cultures and imaging the aftermath in real time.<p>The …

Neuroscience

Scientists Chart The Lifetime Of A Bee In Flight Paths

Bees show off their personalities with their willingness to explore<p>Ever feel like someone's watching your every move? Well, if you are a bumblebee in the U.K., it might not just be paranoia. Using harmonic radar tracking, scientists in the U.K. have monitored the entire lifetime of flights taken by …

Four-Dimensional Electron Microscopy

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

Microscopy

Scientists unlock genetic code controlling limb regeneration

Simulations show a single photon can simultaneously excite two atoms

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with affiliations to institutions in Italy, Japan and the U.S. has created a simulation that suggests that it …

Quantum Physics

Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

Crockpot Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

<b>Crockpot Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup is the perfect way to take advantage of all the ripe and in-season tomatoes. Using a crockpot makes this dish</b> …

Silicon Nanoparticles Provide Biocompatible Solution to Cancer Detection and Treatment

When it comes to cancer treatment and nanoparticles, the preference has been to use gold nanoparticles. Silicon nanoparticles, on the other hand, …

Nanotech

How To Rewire Your Brain To Better Handle Stress

In most scenarios, stress is just another aspect of the human experience. It comes and goes, and while it’s relatively unpleasant to deal with, its long-term effects are negligible. However, when stress becomes pervasive and continuous, the physical and mental health impacts can be …

Mindfulness

Netflix Accidentally Put Aziz Ansari Subtitles on a Nature Documentary and It's Truly a Work of Art

"Let me buy you a drink." "No, I'm fine."<p>In a snafu that feels straight out of <i>Parks and Recreation</i>, Netflix accidentally added Aziz Ansari standup subtitles to BBC's <i>Planet Earth</i>—and, understandably, the internet quickly lost its collective mind.<p>According to Mashable, Reddit user benmeiri84 first …

Featured Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Xterra

Building an overland rig is often as subjective as it is objective. Imagine the ultimate overland rig. What build items do you include? Which do you …

A photographer swam with sharks for 10 years to capture these stunning photos

But for photographer Michael Muller, sharks are fascinating, and they make for stunning subjects in his photography series and book, SHARKS, published by Taschen.<p>Muller was not originally a nature photographer. He is actually well-known for his celebrity work, having shot the cover of Rihanna's …

A New Map Of The Brain That Is Unlike Anything You Have Seen Before

The cerebral cortex is widely believed to be the area of the brain where thought, cognition and the processing of complex sensory information takes place. Recently, an international team of researchers used several different types of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) data to build a new and …

The best rooftop tents

As the outdoor industry plunges into a new age of luxury alongside the rest of the modern world, glamping grows in popularity. While we’re still …

Siblings

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee