Jared Thomas Munden

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Paralyzed man walks unassisted using only brain control — no exoskeleton required

A 26-year-old man who has been paralyzed for five years was able to walk on his own again. How? By using his brain waves to directly control the …

Muscle

The Long Search for Elusive Ripples in Spacetime

This month, one of the most elusive quests in physics began ... again. A century ago, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity predicted the …

A new study about blood pressure will change the way doctors practice medicine

<i>A single study will change the way I practice medicine, with guidelines from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health soon to follow.</i><p>It's easy to get confused by the overly dramatic daily news about health and medicine. One day coffee is great for you; the next day it …

Mark Zuckerberg said this genius is his favorite scientist

A Scottish mathematical physicist who lived during the 1800s, James Clerk Maxwell is widely considered one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century. He was voted third greatest physicist of all time in the millennium poll of 100 scientists, putting him just behind Albert Einstein and Isaac …

Five ideas in chemical education that must die - part three

Eric Scerri explores outdated chemical concepts

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

This is just the beginning of a dangerous game in China

The People's Bank of China said in a statement that it would now allow the yuan to float closer to a market rate. It had been pegged to the dollar.<p>This is the beginning of a dangerous game.<p>The devaluation of the yuan is likely to lead to capital flight as investors withdraw their money from the …

Cultural appropriation in America can be audacious. Just look at the Ku Klux Klan | Michael W Twitty

Like so much of American culture with African slave roots, the early Klan history is conveniently forgotten<p>Why do the Ku Klux Klan wear white robes that look like bedsheets? We have been told that this silly uniform used to represent ghosts of the Confederate dead, but that’s not the whole story. …

A robot has passed a self-awareness test

A robot in New York has passed the classic King's Wise Men puzzle which serves as a test of the awareness of the self.<p>The induction puzzle goes as …

Amphetamine of the Year

Some doctors are afraid Vyvanse, originally prescribed for ADHD, will be abused now that it's also being used to treat binge eating disorder.<p>Procuring amphetamines for recreation or studying used to take skills. You had to ingratiate yourself to someone with a hook-up, or convincingly affect ADD or …

Firing Squad Synchronization, Computer Science's Most Macabre-Sounding Problem

The question, first formulated in the 1950s, was essential to automata theory, which became the foundation of computer science.<p>You'd think that the question of how to get everyone in a firing squad line to fire at the same time is best left to states desperate to keep capital punishment going …

Quantum 3D Printing on the Horizon, According to UBC Researcher Jennifer Hoffman

I’m a firm believer that technology can take us to unimaginable places, from both a physical and a mental standpoint. Technological progress is …

University of British Columbia

This Is Your Brain on Jane Austen: The Neuroscience of Reading Great Literature

I freely admit it—like a great many people these days, I have a social media addiction. My drug of choice, Twitter, can seem like a particularly …

Winter is coming: Earth awaits ‘mini ice age’ in 15 years, solar cycle study suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a ‘mini ice age’ this century, with our sun’s activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Proof phenomenon as a function of the phenomenology of proving.

2015 Dec;119(3):360-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2015.06.014. Epub 2015 Jul 6.<p>1Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Faculty for Science and …

The US economy is doing better than you think

In my opinion, however, the pessimism is unwarranted and dramatically off-base, creating a distorted picture of the U.S. economy. Indeed, when you look beyond the headline economic data and aggregate nominal numbers the pessimists tend to focus on, you see a solid, and improving, U.S. economic …

Connected Healthcare: Get Ready for Robo-doc

Will Robo-doc replace human physicians? Does your family have a Chief Compliance Officer for health? How can we improve the quality of life for an aging population – over two billion people on the planet will turn 60 years old or more by 2050? What happens to healthcare as physician ranks plummet? …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Stereotypes

New Letters Added to the Genetic Alphabet

Scientists hope that new genetic letters, created in the lab, will endow DNA with new powers.<p>DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. …

Biochemistry

Former CIA bureau chief: Putin is ‘perfectly willing’ to use nuclear weapons in Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons in Europe to stop any NATO expansion, according to an ex-CIA bureau chief.<p>Robert Dannenberg, who was once Chief of the Central Eurasia region for the Central Intelligence Agency, said that "nuclear weapons are not off the …

Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel

Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy<p>Astronauts could protect themselves against bone wastage by harnessing a unique biological process that allows black bears to maintain their …

IBM’s 7nm chip breakthrough points to smaller, faster processors

To go below 10nm, you need something more than just silicon<p>It's usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world's first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs …

Real-Life Mind Meld? Neuroscientists Link Animal Brains Together

Weird Science<p>Resistance is futile — scientists are now one step closer to the Borg of "Star Trek," wiring brains together into "brainets" that can solve problems as teams, thanks to experiments with monkeys and rats.<p>The researchers say these so-called brain-to-brain interfaces could lead to …

One chart shows serious reasons to be concerned about the future of US research

In 2014, humanity achieved some incredible scientific milestones.<p>These include, as noted by a recent MIT report: the first landing on a comet, shedding light on how our Earth was formed; "the discovery of a new fundamental particle, which provides critical information on the origin of the …

Why China won’t listen to Western scientists about genetically modifying the human embryo

Lindau, Germany<p>We’ve avoided a nightmare before, so surely we can do it again. That’s what scientists hope for with the technology that may soon allow the genetic modification of human embryos.<p>In March, a group of US scientists requested scientists around the world to not genetically modify human …

The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans.<p>More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report showing that minority patients were less likely to receive the same quality health care as white patients, racial and ethnic disparities continue to …

Breast Cancer

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The energy cost of a single Bitcoin transaction could power 1.5 American homes for a day.<p>The year is 2018. After a rough Greek exit from the eurozone, economic malaise has spread to Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France. Nervous citizens across Europe look for a way to get their money out as currency …

Nat Turner, 28

<b>Cofounder, Flatiron Health</b><p>Vital medical data is often handwritten in charts using inconsistent notation and formatting, robbing researchers of the opportunity to use computers to analyze every interaction between a doctor and a patient as they would in a clinical trial. Tackling this problem is Nat …

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