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'World Happiest Man' Literally Bends The Scales Of Brain Activity While Meditating In A Laboratory

<b>“Ricard sees living a good life, and showing compassion, not as a religious edict revealed from on high, but as a practical route to happiness.”</b><p>A …

Meditation

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

NASA

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Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

Exercise

Do Languages ‘Think’ Alike?

02/05/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Very different languages seem to organize the world in surprisingly similar ways—scientists say the ways humans describe nature transcends culture and geography. (Quartz)<p>How well do you know your own language? Play …

Science says that charisma can be learned — here are 9 proven strategies

"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cabane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>Here's a rundown of the skills you can learn to become more charismatic:

A New Kind of Computer Chip Could Soon Make Your Smartphone Way More Powerful

And it could save you some battery too.<p>Your smartphone is already pretty smart. Chances are it has a GPU (for graphics) and a CPU (for everything else) packed into its tiny microchip brain. Those two parts alone make it more powerful than entire desktop PCs from only a decade or so ago, but a new …

Scientists find key to 'turbo-charging' immune system to kill all cancers

Imperial College scientists are developing a gene therapy designed to boost immune cells<p>A protein which ‘turbo-charges’ the immune system so that it can fight off any cancer or virus has been discovered by scientists.<p>In a breakthrough described as a ‘game-changer’ for cancer treatment, researchers …

Immunotherapy

The Living, Breathing 'Human on a Chip' Is Coming

Researchers are combining human cells and polymers to make a very trippy contraption for medical testing.<p>The sleek contraption that won this year's UK Design Award doesn't resemble a living organ. But this translucent, glowing microchip, with slender tubes branching off of it, breathes just like a …

My playlist - Top YouTube Videos on Machine Learning, Neural Network Deep Learning

Introduction<p>One of the best way to get better at machine learning and deep learning is to watch a lecture from an expert and work your way along with …

Machine Learning

Feeling Down? 6 Feel-Better Foods to Boost Your Mood

If you’re feeling down in the dumps, it may be time to head to the kitchen. Certain foods, particularly those that are nutrient-rich and filled with …

Wellness

How to Exponentially Improve Your Performance

But thanks to the (newly discovered) plasticity of our brains, we can raise that bar higher than ever—and consistently reach it. How? By pushing …

The Brain

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recover Forgotten Memories Still Lurking in the Brain

All might not be lost. Researchers recently announced a discovery that could have significant implications later down the road for helping people with severe amnesia or Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Scientists are researching ways memories might be recovered. MIT researchers recently discovered a technique …

The Brain

How to optimise your brain's waste disposal system

The human brain can be compared to something like a big, bustling city. It has workers, the neurons and glial cells which co-operate with each other to process information; it has offices, the clusters of cells that work together to achieve specific tasks; it has highways, the fibre bundles that …

Neuroscience

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

The Secret Lives of Hackathon Junkies

I spent three days on a bus with a bunch of hackers. Here’s what I learned.<p>On the third day, half the people on the Startup Bus got motion sick. We hadn’t slept for two or three nights, the roads through the Smoky Mountains were perilously curved, the tour bus was traveling at top speed, and we had …

Google 'paid Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep search on iPhone'

<b>Google paid tech rival Apple $1bn in 2014 to keep its search function the default option on iOS devices, Bloomberg reports.</b><p>A transcript of court proceedings from a copyright lawsuit against Google allegedly contains reference to a deal between the Silicon Valley firms.<p>The alleged agreement involves …

Weight Loss

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

How Being An Oldest, Middle Or Youngest Child Shapes Your Personality

Only children have a reputation for being perfectionists and high-achievers, constantly seeking attention and approval from their parents and from others.<p>But children with siblings, too, express unique personality types based on their birth order.<p>While a number of factors play a role in a child's …

The Genome Engineering Revolution

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ryan Clarke is a biochemistry PhD candidate with an interest in genetic engineering. He is a published scientist with a background in synthetic biology and social analytics. James Hyun is a PhD student in the life sciences with a background in molecular biology. He has published</i> …

Major Breakthrough in Treating Phantom Ringing in Ears Caused by Tinnitus • Wall Street OTC

A team of researchers from the University of Iowa have tapped into the resources offered by their highly specialized lab as they had an amazing …

This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

Why plant one tree when a drone can shoot pregerminated seed pods at the ground without you lifting a finger?<p>The world burns or cuts down about 26 billion trees a year. It replants about 15 billion. You can see the shortfall. At the moment, we’re not planting trees quickly enough to combat …

Drones

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

The Brain’s Gender May Be More Flexible Than Previously Thought

Scientists have transformed the brain of a female rat to express characteristics more similar to that of its male counterparts. What’s more, the …

Neuroscience

This 17-Year-Old Has Discovered DNA Mutations That Could Combat HIV And Meningitis

High schooler Andrew Jin is answering previously unasked questions in biology.<p>Like plenty of science-oriented high school kids, Andrew Jin is interested in human evolution. But Jin, one of three $150,000 first-place winners in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search, took that interest further than …

Mutations

Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

Children raised in poor households have clear differences in the physical structures of their brains compared to wealthier children, a new study finds.<p>Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities shows the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important …

The Brain

This Nanotech Bottle Instantly Purifies Dirty Water

Dirty water goes in, clean water comes out. No waiting required.<p>Dip this new nanotech water bottle into a polluted river in India, or the sludge-filled Gowanus Canal in New York, and you can immediately start drinking. Nano-scale holes in the bottle’s filter let clean water through, while trapping …

Nanotech

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing …

The Brain

15 apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.