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Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

William Burroughs’s drugs cure inspires Alzheimer’s researcher

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease are the perennial neuro-degenerative afflictions which remind an ageing population that the human brain is still the final frontier of modern medicine.<p>Now, more than ever, the conundrum of the brain is a profound and fascinating mystery that is …

Blood cells modified by researchers hunt cancer — with success

19 of 30 patients treated with genetically-modified T cells remain in remission from otherwise-fatal leukemia<p>The blood cells of cancer patients, reprogrammed by doctors to attack their leukemia and re-infused back into the patients’ veins, led to complete remissions in 27 of 30 people. That’s …

Robert Downey Jr interview: 'Superhero movies? They're a little old'

Robert Downey Jr on Marvel's plans for Iron Man 4, his memories of Richard Attenborough, and why his new film The Judge is his most personal yet<p>I <b>arrive at Robert Downey Jr’s four-storey</b> headquarters in Venice, California. I use the word headquarters for many reasons. First, there’s a sense that …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

Robert Reich: The Reagan revolution is killing America’s middle class

The former secretary of labor explains why the economy will never benefit from the rich having more money<p>Robert Reich<p>September 30, 2014 10:45am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University

Fitness Friday: How to swing like Rory (the sequel)

In response to feedback received on my recent Fitness Friday post "How to swing like Rory," I went back to Golf Digest fitness advisor Ben Shear (@ben_shear) for more tips on how to emulate what might be the best power swing in golf. If you watch Rory McIlroy swing in slow motion (<i>see below</i>), …

Huawei exec: Tizen has no chance, Windows Phone success is difficult

If you’re Samsung or Microsoft, you won’t like to hear what Richard Yu has to say. Yu is in charge of Huawei’s consumer business group and has seen …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …