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Worldwide tablet shipments slide for the 10th straight quarter

Worldwide tablet shipments slid in the first quarter of 2017 yet again according to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

Self-awareness

What happened when Alzheimer’s patients were treated for the diseases we actually have cures for

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. What they found was striking. Although the size of the study was small, every participant demonstrated such marked improvement …

In Indonesia’s capital, voters oust renowned Christian politician in show of Islamist power

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta’s first Christian governor in generations lost his reelection bid Wednesday, according to unofficial results, after a heated sectarian campaign that underscored the influence of hard-line Islamists in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.<p>Although the results were not …

Religion

For half a century, neuroscientists thought they knew how memory worked. They were wrong

We rely on memory to pass exams and excel at trivia nights, but in fact the stakes are far higher than simply recalling facts, no matter how essential. Memory structures our identity; it’s the foundation of consciousness. Our past and current selves, emotions, and experiences, are linked together …

Humanity

Palm Sunday bombs rock Egyptian churches; state of emergency is declared

TANTA, Egypt — Moments after the explosion rocked her church Sunday morning, Mona Faiez’s phone rang. It was her sister, checking to see if she was alive.<p>She was unhurt; she wasn’t at the church, where 27 now lay dead and scores more were injured. But alerted by the call, she rushed toward it. …

Extremism

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

More than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital human papillomavirus, according to the first survey to look at the prevalence of the virus in the adult population.<p>The report, published on Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics, also found …

Public Health

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Middle East

US Senate wants to let ISPs sell your web browsing history to advertisers

<i>Update:</i> Following last week’s Senate vote, the US House of Representatives has now also voted in favor of eliminating the current ISP rules protecting customer privacy, bringing it one step closer to fruition. The White House issued a statement yesterday following the House of Representatives’ …

Privacy

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

Neuroscience

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

As ISIS Prepares Its Terror Resurrection, Watch Out for Drone ‘Swarms’

The so-called Islamic State is being driven out of its Iraqi and Syrian strongholds. But the organization has staged brutal comebacks before—and this …

The discovery of a giant neuron could help explain how the brain creates consciousness

Nobody yet understands how a collection of mushy cells in the brain gives rise to the brilliance of consciousness seen in higher-order animals, including humans. But two discoveries give scientists vital clues to how human consciousness works.<p>In 2014, a 54-year-old woman went to George Washington …

Consciousness

Modern-day mental health: Brain imaging identifies different types of depression

Biological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms<p>For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with people. She stayed home a lot. The days dragged on with a sense of “why bother?” for the 61-year-old from New Jersey who used …

The Brain

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Linguistics

A neuroscientist explains why working out in the morning is best for your brain

The author of "Healthy brain, Happy Life" and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.<p><i>Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

The Brain

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

Scientists are banding together to fight a looming threat from the Trump administration

Bergman, a Ph.D. student in applied physics at Harvard, knows firsthand how much research is conducted by government scientists at agencies like the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And he understands how heavily scientists around the world depend on it.<p>As of now, many …

Trump Administration

Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

The 19th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, was one of the first people to unravel the mysteries of the structure of the brain – and he made stunning drawings to describe and explain his discoveries

Neurology
Wildlife

United Arab Emirates to invest $163bn in renewables

<b>The United Arab Emirates has said that it intends to invest $163bn (£134bn) in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables.</b><p>The major oil producing Gulf state is hoping to get close to this by 2050 and says it wants to balance economic needs against environmental goals.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Biology

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Surprising Link Between Your Brain and Your Physical Health

<i>What is the relationship between exercise, learning, and neurogenesis? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bart Loews, passionate exercise enthusiast, on Quora:</b><p>When it comes to the the …

Quora

You may have more control over aging than you think

Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for her research on telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes that play a key role in cellular aging. But she was frustrated that important health implications of her work weren't reaching beyond academia.<p>So along with …

Genetics

This Mental Trick Makes Your Workouts Easier

So convincing are the health benefits of exercise that it’s a wonder we don’t all run to work every day. That’s until you consider the downside of …

Research

The government wants to block your mobile phone signal while you’re driving

Tempted to make a phone call while driving? Well, in the near future you won't even be able to use your phone behind the wheel — at least in …

Telecoms giant to buy stake in cab-hailing firm Careem

<b>Saudi Arabia's main phone company, STC, plans to buy a 10% stake in cab-hailing firm Careem.</b><p>Based in Dubai, Careem is a rival to Uber and has developed a strong presence in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.<p>Such cab-booking firms are particularly popular with women in Saudi Arabia, who are …

Saudi Arabia