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The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It begins with Halloween, continues with All Saints' and All Souls' days, runs through Bonfire Night – the evening where the English burn effigies of historical terrorists – …

Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk chocolate-coloured miniature poodle, Darwin, asleep in his arms – shares his vision of the household appliance of the future. It is a box attached to a computer that would receive DNA sequences over the …

The Government Shutdown Has Halted Obama's $100M BRAIN Initiative

"If this stoppage is protracted, the start of the BRAIN project in 2014 will definitely be at risk."<p>Since April, the neuroscience community has been gearing up for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative (BRAIN), the Obama administration's ambitious plan to map …

The 6 Best Science Lessons From Breaking Bad

Goodbye, BB. Thanks for the education. (Don't worry—there are no final-season spoilers here!)<p>The tale of Walter White, high-school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, ended on Sunday, leaving us with only memories, an almost preposterously high body count, and <i>science</i>. _Breaking Bad _wasn't …

Nobel prizewinning neuroscientist David Hubel dies aged 87

Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist David Hubel died of kidney failure on Sunday, 22nd September, aged 87. Hubel shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution to our understanding of the structure and function of the visual system. His work, performed largely with …

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave.<p>Five years on from Lehman Brothers' collapse and "where did it all go wrong?" analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, …

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New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.<p>On August 19, 2012, in week two of the NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie …

Arousal and Performance: How Stress and Fear Affect Tactical Performance | The Art of Manliness

Think back to the last time you experienced a high amount of psychological stress. For example, after you were in a fender bender or before you had …