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How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Photograph of the Milky Way Taken Out the Window of an Airplane Above the Atlantic

One of the standard cliché Instagram shots that gets ridiculed on occasion is the plane wing photographs, usually accompanied by some clouds or a …

The Dark Hedges: Ireland's Beautifully Eerie Tree-Lined Road

It's hard to believe that up until 15 years ago, only locals knew about that spectacular road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

Google Web Designer creates animated 3-D HTML5 ads in minutes, for free

Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.<p>For any device.<p>“We think that Google Web …

Don’t fancy a smartwatch? ION's sub-$100 smartglasses might be for you

Wearable tech is becoming increasingly popular, whether that’s high-profile yet to be released items like Google Glass or the plethora of smartwatches currently being funded by crowdsourcing. Either way, we haven’t seen too many smartglasses take off yet.<p>ION Glasses is looking set to change that by …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #14

It has been a while since the last post… Come again and explore the wilderness with us. We are rediscovering that only through sharing will we save this magnificent planet. Social media gives us the ability to share photographs, thoughts, ideas, and knowledge almost instantaneously with powerful …

Underwater River Is A Scuba Diver's Dream -- Cenote Angelita, Mexico

Next time you're in Mexico, skip the tequila and visit Cenote Angelita (Little Angel) on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Scuba dive along one of the most amazing natural formations, an underwater river!<p>The natural formation occurs when hydrogen sulfate mixes with saltwater causing it to be much heavier …

Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

End of Life Gamma Waves: Altered State of Consciousness or Artifactual Brain Activity?

"I had been in labor for my daughter for 16 hours. The labor was difficult and the Dr. approached me and told me it may come down to a choice between …

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

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How We Remember To Remember

The way our brain handles remembering to remember something, called prospective memory, has been somewhat of a mystery to scientists, until now.<p>"Remind me not to forget…" I often say to my roommate. My phone charger. The sandwich I made to take to work. The bill I need to put in the mail.<p>The way …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Visual working memory capacity: from psychophysics and neurobiology to individual differences

Visual working memory capacity is of great interest because it is strongly correlated with overall cognitive ability, can be understood at the level …

Engineering the Human Brain

Wired’s piece, “The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain“, is a must-read — if you’re into big data, neuroscience, super …

The Trippy New Era: Returning to Hallucinogens as a Treatment for Addiction

2<p>SHARES<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i>The Fix<i>, a</i> Pacific Standard <i>partner site.</i><p>“The room instantly lit up in a blinding glare of white, white light. …

Cures for Dementia Seizures Near Via Brain Science – Guardian Liberty Voice

<i>Popular Science</i> (March 2013) reports that neuroscience has found technologies that may soon provide cures for dementia, seizures, paralysis, …

Marijuana & Vitamin B Offer Hope To Alzheimer's Patients · Guardian Liberty Voice

Emerging studies in the treatment of <b>Alzheimer’s</b> disease have produced encouraging news regarding the use of cannabinoids (marijuana) and vitamin B. …

Neural Dust is a Step Towards Nexus

The team that brought us the first neurally remote controlled beetle has a new paper out today proposing a huge step forward in brain-computer …

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Amazing Photographs Of A Giant, Forgotten Collection Of Human Brains

This brain collection from the University of Texas, which effectively disappeared for decades, has been rediscovered and is going to be the subject of a book–as well as an important new site of brain research.<p>After decades languishing in jars in the closet of an animal lab at the University of …

Microscopic bunny could help fight brain disorders

Japanese researchers have demonstrated a new type of resin that could be used in 3D micro-electrodes that interface with the brain. With the material, it's possible to micro-sculpt tiny objects that hold their shape after being "carbonized" at 800 degrees Celsius, which increases electrical …