DeeAnna Swift

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If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

Alzheimer's Disease

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Get A Concussion

For years the NFL claimed that concussions and the resulting neurological conditions of its players were rare. But an investigation into the dark history of concussions in the NFL published by PBS Frontline and new scientific studies show multiple blows to the head cause serious permanent brain …

The Brain

Heat capacity

<b>Heat capacity</b> or <b>thermal capacity</b> is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to (or removed from) an object to the …

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

A Robot With Heart

Using cardiac cells as a motor.<p>"Our miniature bio-bot is made of a flexible polymer and living heart cells. The cells beat together, creating a contracting and releasing motion that inches the bot forward. We use a 3-D printer to build the bot's body layer by layer out of a hydrogel—the material …

The Week in Review: Magazines for Nobel Laureate Wannabes

Inside Flipboard / October 11, 2013<p>It’s been a big week for a select few of the world’s leading scientists and artists as the recipients of the 2013 …

Bill O’Reilly vs. Civil Rights Group President on the Race ‘Hustle’: ‘Stop the BS, Stop the Diversions!’

MSNBC Host Calls Out O’Reilly’s ‘Super-Racist Rant,’ Says Conversation About Race Should Focus on ‘Problems with White Culture’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes called Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s recent comments on problems in the black community a “super-racist rant,” adding that the national conversation on race should focus instead on the “problems with white culture.”<p>MSNBC<p>During his show Tuesday night, Hayes played cuts of …

Ivy League Prof. Says Zimmerman Verdict Is Proof of a ‘White Racist God’

An Ivy League professor who said George Zimmerman’s acquittal is proof of a “white racist god” is standing by her assertion.<p>University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler has stood by her blog post about “a white racist god” following the George Zimmerman verdict. (Image source: MSNBC)<p>Anthea …