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Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The rise of mind control

Mind control still sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But it’s coming closer, with implants that can help people with paralysis and, further off, devices to send thoughts between humans<p>Ahundred electrodes are pressed tightly against my scalp and a mixture of salt water and baby shampoo is …

Neurophilosophy

FiiO's best portable music player is more affordable than Astell & Kern's cheapest

The new second-gen FiiO X5 is a bona-fide high-res music player at a price you can afford.<p>The new FiiO X5 high-res music player is a wee bit smaller than the original X5, with a different button layout. The new player feels nice and substantial in your hand compared with the skinnier and much …

Audiophile

Have scientists at Harvard and MIT found a cure for obesity?

Snipping out bad DNA code could prevent or even cure obesity in those people with a faulty gene, say scientists from two top US universities<p>A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess …

A startup that wants to make it easier to tweak our genes just got $120 million from investors including Bill Gates

Editas Medicine, a company aimed at providing technologies that enable scientists to tweak our genes, just raised $120 million to continue studying a novel new technology that could make this far easier.<p>The tool is known as CRISPR-Cas9, and it could eventually allow scientists to home in on a …

Genetics

What I learned in Bible Study: The Dialectical Dilemma of Love and Forgiveness -- Reflections on Charleston

<i>The steeple of the Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)</i><p><i>Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of National Programs. Read below for his reflections on the aftermath of the recent Charleston</i> …

Faith

Who Decided What Went into the Bible?

Just about everyone wants to know how the sixty-six books got chosen to be in the Bible. Why these sixty-six? Why not a few more (or a few less)? Why …

Court rules that film on Jesus tomb, marriage to Mary Magdalene was not a fraud

Court Grants massive defamation award to filmmaker Jacobovici against critic; Judge leaves question of truth to academia.<p>><br>• ><p>Jesus and Mary. (photo …

Mary Magdalene

Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Flowers, bugs and bees: Stephen Buchmann wanted to study them all when he was a kid.<p>"I never grew out of my bug-and-dinosaur phase," he tells NPR's Arun Rath. "You know, since about the third grade, I decided I wanted to chase insects, especially bees."<p>These days, he's living that dream. As a …

Costa Rica

18-year-old with cystic fibrosis explains what it feels like to be in a coma

Turns out, it's really freaking weird.<p>Five years ago, Wineland, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system, had to be put into a coma for two weeks after developing a dangerous post-surgery infection in her lungs.<p>To be clear, her coma was not …

Digestion

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Artificial Intelligence