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Scientists Suggest That Improper Diet Can Cause Depression

Depression may occur due to an improper and unhealthy diet in many people, according to latest research. In recent years, scientist conducted a …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

What His Fetish Says About Him

A guy breaks down when you should indulge his out-there fantasies...and when you should head for the hills.<p>The world is becoming more tolerant. You're not allowed to make fun of people for their odor, car, favorite One Direction member, love for <i>American Sniper</i>, or about 10,000 other things that are …

Running Tips & Articles | Running Training Plans

Be prepared for any and all types of weather with these picks.<p>Once you get to the line, prime your muscles to PR with this easy and fun …

Marathons

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

Testing Cosmo’s (Awesome) New Lesbian Sex Tips

Cosmo’s back with another round of lesbian sex tips after a failed list last summer. And you know what? This time, they’re awesome.<p>Back in July,</i> …

Brain-to-brain technology allows for partial 'mind control'

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions …

What Neuro-revolution? The Public Find Brain Science Irrelevant and Anxiety-provoking

It feels to me like interest in the brain has exploded. I've seen huge investments in brain science by the USA and Europe (the BRAIN Initiative and …

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Study reveals new clues to help understand brain stimulation

Over the past several decades, brain stimulation has become an increasingly important treatment option for a number of psychiatric and neurological …

Accents Can Influence Perception

It’s well established that people express different aspects of their personalities when speaking different languages. Now, researchers are suggesting …

Language

The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Singularity

The secret science of shyness

Shy people have quite a bit to contend with — not least the word itself.<p>It has a number of different meanings, none of which are flattering. To “shy away” from something implies avoidance; to “shy” can also mean to move suddenly in fright; to “be shy of” something can mean to come up short, or be …

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Marathons

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Training advice - The Running Bug

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

Your Phone Will Break Before These Fortified Charging Cables Do

It's widely assumed that printer manufacturers make all of their money from expensive replacement ink cartridges, not the hardware. Perhaps the same …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Do We Need A 'Magna Cortica' For Brain Rights?

Think-tank the Institute for the Future says we do. What would that look like?<p>If you could permanently change your brain to work better, would you? Or, maybe more importantly, would you have the right to?<p>Over at _The Atlantic,_ there's an excellent rundown of think-tank the Institute for the …

Genetics

Scientists find switch for people to control their dreams

Have you ever had a dream where you realized you were dreaming? The technical term is a lucid dream. And people who are lucky enough to have them can often control the dreams, as well. This week, researchers showed for the first time that they could use electrical stimulation to switch lucid …

The Oh-So-Fragile Class of 2014 Needs to STFU And Listen to Some New Ideas

Another powerful woman has been discouraged from speaking on campus. Because God forbid my fellow, fragile millennials have their ears damaged by …

Seeking Roots of Consciousness, Scientists Make Dreamers Self-Aware

Method to create lucid dreaming may help researchers learn more about the brain.<p>Researchers have figured out how to make people aware of themselves during a dream: by zapping their sleeping brains with a weak electric current.<p>The sensation of "Hey, this is a dream!" is known as lucid dreaming. …

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Frisky Rant: Weight Watchers’ Repulsive New Ad Campaign Asks Women To Publicly Confess Their Shame … For Eating

This ad for Weight Watchers “Smart Ones” frozen meals popped up before a YouTube video I was watching, and I actually had to watch it twice all the …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …