Aukje Metz

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Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

PetMatch: How to find a ‘cat doppelganger’

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the app to help you replace a lost pet, the inside story of Oculus Rift, and the problem with psychiatry.<p>Everything is broken<br>Quinn Norton | The Message | 21 May 2014<br>There is no security online. None. “It’s hard to explain to regular people how …

Virtual Reality

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

Psychology

Ageing: The girls who never grow older

A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Virginia Hughes reports on the families wrestling with a condition they can’t explain, and the scientist who believes that these children could hold the key to immortality.<p>Richard Walker has been trying to conquer …

Biology

How extreme isolation warps the mind

When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?<p>Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on …

Psychology

Human hibernation: Secrets behind the big sleep

The extreme survival tricks of hibernating animals… and the occasional human… could help us overcome life-threatening injuries, as Frank Swain discovers.<p>Imagine it: you have been rushed into the emergency room and you are dying. Your injuries are too severe for the surgeons to repair in time. Your …

Medicine

Why people are getting fatter

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the tricks of the food trade, how AI could change our world and China’s secretive tech giant.<p>Why Apple is like a movie studio<br>Walter Mossberg | Recode | 22nd April 2014<br>Since Steve Jobs died, Apple isn’t making originals any more, it’s making …

Artificial Intelligence

What do animals dream about?

If animals dream like us, where do they go in their slumber? Jason G Goldman explores how we can peer into the minds of sleeping cats, birds and other creatures.<p>"Almost all other animals are clearly observed to partake in sleep, whether they are aquatic, aerial, or terrestrial," wrote Aristotle in …

Sleep

How to live forever

If more and more people are living past 100, how much older can we survive to, in theory, asks Frank Swain. And what would it take to achieve this in practice?<p>On the Art of Prolonging Life was penned by a Dr Huseland (“one of the soundest minds in Germany”) in 1797, concluding eight years of study …

Singularity

What makes great thinkers great?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including why it’s better to be interesting than true, and how many people it takes to colonise another star system.<p>Life after death<br>Hannah Bloch & Peter Miller | National Geographic | 8 April 2014<br>Bruno Frohlich specialises in “the noninvasive study of just …

Gorillas

How human culture influences our genetics

The way we eat, cook, explore and interact with others can influence our genes, says Jason G Goldman. So how will modern culture shape our children?<p>You shouldn't be able to drink milk. Your ancestors couldn't. It is only in the last 9,000 years that human adults have gained that ability without …

Biology

The world’s most endangered food

Many varieties of fruit, meat and vegetable are disappearing from our plates, says Rachel Nuwer. Why is this happening, and can we stop the rot?<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could be mistaken for a set piece from a futuristic Stanley Kubrick film. It juts out of the side of a mountain in Svalbard …

Agriculture

Can you learn to be creative?

Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?<p>Is it possible to be learn what it takes to be creative? If you look at great artists, musicians or entrepreneurs, it can seem that creativity is …

Creativity

Why do animals adopt?

In the animal kingdom, parents adopt babies that aren’t their own, and even other species, says Jason G Goldman. Why do they do it?<p>Is adopting a child a benevolent or a foolish act? If you were taking a cold evolutionary perspective, it would appear to be the latter.<p>For foster parents, there are …

Primates

When Darwin and Einstein were brilliantly wrong

Our pick of the week from around the web, including notable science failures, the French way to treat cancer and how relationships evolve on social media.<p>The case for blunder<br>Freeman Dyson | New York Review Of Books | 18 February 2014<br>Review of Brilliant Blunders, by Mario Livio, telling how five …

Social Media

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Microbiology

Pushberichten nog geen volwaardig marketingkanaal

Uit recent onderzoek blijkt dat 57 procent van de consumenten apps installeert van zijn of haar favoriete merken. Over het algemeen gebeurt dat om op …

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