Fernando Caballero

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Real-Life Awakening: Scientists ‘Jumpstart’ the Brain of a Coma Patient

The UCLA doctors called his improvements 'remarkable'<p>A new discovery by medical researchers shows a significantly better recovery might be possible …

Why experts get it wrong: being knowledgeable about a subject implants false memories

Experts are more likely to make mistakes about their specialist subject because knowing a lot about something doubles the risk of false memories, scientists have found.<p>Researchers at University College Dublin asked 489 people to rank seven topics, including football, politics and science from most …

Why Einstein and Many Other Scientists Have Been Such Prominent Supporters of World Peace

Why Earth’s Preciousness Inspires Efforts to Prevent Global War<p>Some of the most active advocates for peace have been scientists. Albert Einstein, …

Gut reaction: the surprising power of microbes | Ed Yong

Most of us think of microbes as germs to be feared and killed. In fact they hold the key to improving our health – and may be the key to tackling obesity<p>‘So, what’s in the thermos?” I asked.<p>I was standing in a lift at Washington University in St Louis, with Professor Jeff Gordon and two of his …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

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Mike Rice Speaks Out 7 Months After Rutgers Firing for Abusing Players

Former Rutgers head basketball coach Mike Rice was the talk of college basketball for all the wrong reasons seven months ago when he was fired after a video showed him physically and mentally abusing his players during practice. Rice has kept a low profile since then, but he has finally come …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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ESPN Ranks Kobe Bryant as No. 25 Best NBA Player: Too High or Too Low?

There are not currently 24 players in the NBA who are better than Kobe Bryant.<p>ESPN's NBA Player Rankings say otherwise, designating the Black Mamba the Association's 25th-best player. But that's simply not accurate. It's not even close to accurate.<p>The folks who participated in the rankings are no …

Jay Z Has the Room

Everyone knows Shawn “Jay Z” Carter is smart, talented, and wildly successful, his Roc Nation empire continually expanding: the new sports agency, a fragrance launch this month, a luxury-goods partnership with Barneys. What’s fascinating is the way a drug dealer turned rapper turned mogul and …