Eric Borchers

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People With Depression Use Language Differently -- Here's How to Spot It

Scientists have long tried to pin down the exact relationship between depression and language, and technology is helping us get closer to a full …

Depression

Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin air

An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, …

Carbon Dioxide

6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

The magic of medicinal mushrooms<p>Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with us. Yes, we’re going to tell …

Wellness

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one - MIT Technology Review

Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?<p>Robert …

Genetics

Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.

Spirituality

Is the speed of light slowing down?

Several things in nature go faster than the speed of light, without challenging general relativity.<br>Read More

Physics

19 Sleep-Inducing Drinks to Sip Before Bed

Whoever said, “you snooze, you lose” clearly never suffered from insomnia. From tossing and turning to waking up in the middle of the night, being …

Sleep

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

New Data Shows TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are More Habitable Than We Ever Thought

There could be water! And air!<p>You've probably been on the edge of your seat wondering what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system has been up to. Now we …

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not …

Creativity

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Depression

These Natural Alternatives to Xanax Are Proven to Be Effective By Scientific Community

Anxiety has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over 40 million people affected. Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 …

Depression

MRI Scans Reveal Differences in Brains of People With Anxiety and Depression

These debilitating conditions have a physical basis.<p>In the United States, approximately 16 million adults are diagnosed with major depression …

The Brain

New ‘trackless train’ which runs on virtual rail lines launched in China

Is it a tram, or is it a train, or even a fancy bus?<p>The world’s first electric-powered ‘trackless train’ has been launched in China.<p>Using virtual …

Trains

Five ways to boost your memory

Anyone can improve their memory, unless they are experiencing memory loss as part of a medical condition. Whether you want to ace your science test, …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

See what happened when this school replaced detention with meditation

As a kid in detention—for those of you who ever did hard time after school (hand raises)—did you ever spend that time thinking about what you did?<p>I …

She Lives In The Oldest Mall In America After 48 Abandoned Shops Are Transformed Into Homes

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>All across the globe, people are …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Proof That Our Brains Have a Waste Drainage System

Fluid goes in, fluid has to come out.<p>Running through your body is a network of channels and junctions called the lymphatic system, which siphons off …

Why eating grass-fed beef isn’t going to help fight climate change

Environmentally-friendly beef is a myth, according to a new report.<p>Beef gets a bad press, environmentally speaking. We’re bombarded with reports …

Capitalism in America has been on a suicide mission for 40 years

On August 2, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record-breaking 22,000—its fourth 1,000-point advance in less than a year. That same day, I read the first sentence in Peter Georgescu’s new book, <i>Capitalists Arise! End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation</i>: “For the …

Playing videogames can boost memory in the young as well as in the elderly: Study- Technology News, Firstpost

Tired of watching your child play video games? Instead, join them, as researchers have found that playing video games can help boost memory in the …

20 of the Best-Rated Skincare Products on Amazon You've Never Heard Of

We rely on Amazon for everything from groceries to books, but did you know it's a gold mine for skincare products? When it comes to honest, knowledgeable reviews on products, it doesn't get any better than this major etailer. What's more, you often come across little-known (but highly rated!) gems …

Skin Care

6 Science-Backed Cures For Insomnia

We all love getting an uninterrupted good night's sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and invigorated in the morning. However, each night, millions of …

Where Tomorrow's Floods Will Come

Extreme rainfall events like Tropical Storm Cindy are becoming more common. But development on inland flood zones hasn’t slowed down.<p>Tropical storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday morning. Two states—Louisiana and Alabama—have declared a state of emergency. The …

Ray Kurzweil's Most Exciting Predictions About the Future of Humanity

The Futurist<p><i>Motherboard</i> has called Ray Kurzweil “a prophet of both techno-doom and techno-salvation.” With a little wiggle room given to the …

Singularity

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Consciousness