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The Ten Best History Books of 2017

Historians have never been more popular. With the seemingly unceasing news cycle, readers of all political persuasions have been seeking out context …

Drink Seeking Rats Provide Sobering Look Into Genetics of Alcoholism

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified 930 genes associated with alcoholism by comparing the genomes of rats addicted to alcohol and those that</i> …

DNA 'cages' deliver drugs with zap of light - Futurity

Getting drugs to the right spot isn't easy. Putting them in tiny DNA "cages" and zapping them with light may be a way to get them where they need to …

Medicine

Russia's Perpetual Geopolitics

For half a millennium, Russian foreign policy has been characterized by soaring ambitions that have exceeded the country’s capabilities. Beginning …

Geopolitics

Roland Barthes Quotes

Quotations and aphorisms by Roland Barthes:<p>Literature is without proofs. By which it must be understood that it cannot prove, not only what it says, …

Applying 'Broken Windows' to the Police

In poorer neighborhoods, overly aggressive officers are too often a source of community anxiety. Their misbehavior contributes to disorder.<p>One of the most influential policing concepts of our era, the broken-windows theory, holds that disorder and crime are "usually inextricably linked in a kind of …

Agenda

The stories shaping the Global, Regional and Industry agendas<p>EN ES FR

Robots Are Learning to Fake Empathy

Military-funded research has developed artificial intelligence that can read and respond to human emotion.<p>Emotional intelligence is a cornerstone of human interactions—an essential part of what it means to be human. But now, artificial intelligences are being developed to better read and process …

Five Families

• <b>Author:</b> Selwyn Raab<p>Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent …

A Whole New Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel H. Pink<p><b>Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</b><p>The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line …

The Mystery Method

• <b>Author:</b> Mystery and Others<p>"One of the most admired men in the world of seduction" (The New York Times) teaches average guys how to approach, attract and begin intimate relationships with beautiful women<br>For every man who always wondered why some guys have all the luck, Mystery, considered by many to …

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay

• <b>Author:</b> Mira Kirshenbaum<p>Mira Kirshenbaum (<i>I Love You, But I Don't Trust You</i>), an international bestselling author and world-renowned therapist, draws on years of counseling experience to lead readers through relationship ambivalence. A careful line of 36 questions and self-analysis techniques …

The Alleged HTC Volantis Tablet Could Be Real

We’ve already heard that HTC is cooking up a new Nexus tablet with a 8.9-inch display known as HTC Volantis, and may launch in the coming months.<p>For …

Mobile Technology

MOTOR NEURON DISEASE/NEUROSCIENCE: Light-activated neurons control paralyzed muscles

A new method that uses light to control muscles holds potential to restore function to muscle tissue paralyzed by conditions such as spinal cord …

Palcohol: the powderised alcohol that turns water into rum

<b>Name:</b> Palcohol.<p><b>Age:</b> Weeks old, regulation-wise.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Illicit-looking white powder.<p><b>Is it illicit?</b> Not at all. In fact it's been approved for sale by the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.<p><b>And what is it, exactly?</b> It's powderised alcohol.<p><b>Come again?</b> It's alcohol in powder form. Just …

Report Says Three Million Deaths a Year Are Related to Alcohol

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report from the World Health Organization says that alcohol is responsible for 3.3 million …

Alcohol Kills 1 Person Every 10 Seconds, Report Says

Dangerous alcohol consumption was responsible for 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012, according to a new World Health Organization report …

Germany Plans to Pay Street-Cleaning Alcoholics With Beer

A taxpayer-funded project in Germany would supply a steady beer ration to be distributed to homeless alcoholics who log three to six hours a day …

Embodied Cognition: Our Inner Imaginings of the World around Us Make Us Who We Are [Excerpt]

<i>Editor's note: This excerpt of a chapter from</i> Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning <i>by Benjamin K. Bergen (Basic Books,</i> …

Transparent brains reveal their secrets – video

A team at Stanford University has made brains transparent, allowing entire networks of neurons to be highlighted and then viewed through an optical microscope. In the past, it has only been possible to image slices of organs such as the brain. First, Karl Deisseroth and his colleagues propped up …

CLARITY gives a clear view of the brain

If CLARITY had been devised 15 years ago, my life as a PhD student would have been much, much easier. I was trying to understand how migrating cerebellar granule cells find their way through the developing chicken brain. This involved dissecting hundreds of tiny brains from chick embryos into …

Brain Scans Offer Precise Measurement Of Human Pain

A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.<p>Pain may be personal, but when it comes to a painful burn, people's brains seem to react the same way.<p>A team of researchers administered painful doses of heat to human subjects' forearms, in a range of temperatures from …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

25 Mind Blowing Psychology Experiments...You Won't Believe What's Inside Your Head

There are bizarre psychology experiments that try to figure out Why people act the way they do. Psychologists have been pondering this question since …

This Brain-Sensing Headband Lets You Control Things With Your Mind

If Darth Vader gets his gloves on this brain-sensing headband, he won't be needing the Force any longer.<p>A headband called "Muse" displays your …

Injectable Electronics Light Up the Brain

Making electronic implants for the body is hard to do: Tissue is delicate and stiff components can irritate it. Then there’s getting those implants …