Bill Colburn

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PBS Doc “Memory Hackers” Shows The Future Of Memory Manipulation

Once the realm of science fiction, advances in technology, neurochemistry, and cognitive science are redefining what memory is, enabling us to erase …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

Your colleague says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that everything’s fine and the problem is all in your head. Argh! It’s so frustrating to work …

Single Drop of Blood in Brain Can Trigger Immune Response Akin to Multiple Sclerosis

<b>Disruption of the blood-brain barrier triggers a cascade of events that results in autoimmunity and brain damage characteristic of multiple sclerosis.</b><p>…

Lyme Disease Treatment Would Prevent Infection, Researchers Say

Researchers working to develop a way to prevent Lyme disease say they’ve had promising results with an unusual approach that stimulates the immune system to ward off infection.<p>They’ve developed a lab-engineered antibody that they say could protect against Lyme for a whole season. Tests in mice show …

Disease

Antioxidants may not protect you from cancer after all

New animal studies suggest that supposedly healthy supplements can fuel the spread of malignant melanoma<p>Melinda Wenner Moyer<p>October 10, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Antioxidants are supposed to keep your cells healthy. That is why millions of people …

Cancer

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Ben Carson: Do any Muslim countries have women's rights, gay rights or religious freedom?

Muslim values are inconsistent with American values, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said recently.<p>Carson has been on the defense for …

Hillary Clinton: "Under Republicans, recessions happen four times as frequently as under Democrats."  

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton: Recessions more frequent under Republicans than Democrats </ br>Recently, Hillary Clinton has …

Hillary Clinton

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Not Everybody Likes Kissing

The music swells. On-screen, the two main characters' eyes meet. They lean in, and — slowly! — their lips gently press in a romantic kiss. All the teenage girls in the audience exhale audibly.<p>Such on-screen behavior seems romantic if you were raised in a culture that practices romantic kissing. But …

Activity of entire central nervous system captured on film for first time

Footage recorded using light-sheet microscopy could help scientists understand how the brain and nerve cord interact to generate behaviour<p>The neural activity of an entire central nervous system has been captured in a fairly complex animal for the first time.<p>The video footage shows neurons firing in …

You Don't Need To Go Low-Carb To Burn Body Fat, Study Says

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you've probably gotten drawn into the argument over whether it's better to cut carbs or fat from your diet. A new study doesn't completely resolve that question, but it does provide an important insight.<p>Some proponents of the low-carb diet insist that you must …

Nutrition

THE SELECTS: Seeing Double

A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist

Science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy thinks a lot about "self" — not necessarily <i>himself</i>, but the role the brain plays in our notions of self and existence.<p>In his new book, <i>The Man Who Wasn't There,</i> Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves and how those perceptions can be distorted …

Consciousness

The True Tale of a Shipwrecked Wine

F&W’s Ray Isle discovers what happens to a bottle of wine submerged in ocean water for 150 years.<p><i>F&W’s Ray Isle discovers what happens to a bottle of</i> …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

Does a Fetus Feel Pain at 20 Weeks?

A number of Republican House members say scientific research proves a 20-week-old fetus can feel pain. This is a complicated and controversial topic …

This New Map Shows Your Risk of Catching Lyme Disease

Science & InnovationGermination<p>If you don’t live in the northeastern United States, you may not think much about diseases transmitted by ticks. If you do live there, or spend part of the summer along the coastal arc that stretches from Virginia and Maryland up through southern Maine, consciousness …

Lyme Disease

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot. The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire. Idiots are very rarely any of those things.<p>But a …

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

Ever tried to change anyone’s behavior at work? It can be extremely frustrating. So often the effort produces an opposite result: rupturing the relationship, diminishing job performance, or causing the person to dig in their heels. Still, some approaches clearly work better than others.<p>We reviewed …

Chattanooga stirs U.S. Muslims' concerns about radicalization

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Addressing his congregation on the Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan, Imam Mohamed Abdul-Azeez implored worshipers to combat Muslim extremism in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that killed five servicemen in Tennessee.<p>Police tape and a makeshift …

Islam

Beware the pseudo gene genies

After ‘nano’ and ‘quantum’, epigenetics, an important branch of biology, is the latest scientific buzzword to be hijacked by quackery<p>The legion purveyors of flapdoodle love a real but tricksy scientific concept that they can bolt their pernicious quackery on to. “Quantum” is surely the biggest …

Neuroscience: The hard science of oxytocin

As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.<p>In April 2011, Robert …

MERS Virus Migrates to One More Country. What Will Contain It?

Science & InnovationGermination<p>A respiratory virus that originates in the Middle East and has been hopscotching the globe for three years has today landed in yet another country, just as international health officials are raising concerns about the conditions that allow it to spread.<p>The virus is …

MERS

Vaccines in the '60s made people more likely to develop chlamydia — and now we know why

Chlamydia is the most widespread bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the world. In the US, over 1 million chlamydial infections were reported to CDC in 2013. Most people clear the infection on their own, but in some cases, it can cause infertility in women, ectopic pregnancies, pneumonia, …

Immune System

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Reprogramming of DNA observed in human germ cells for first time

A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge has described for the first time in humans how the epigenome – the suite of molecules …