Alex Luke

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22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Motivation

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Brain Power + Sharpen Your Mind

Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the <i>quality</i> of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping …

How arts education can help create better doctors

Lisa Brandt knew she was seriously ill when she could barely drag herself from the couch to her bed. Brandt, then at the age of 48, felt chilled to the bone and suffered from an unquenchable thirst.<p>But her illness struck at the height of influenza season, in January, 2011. Brandt says a doctor at a …

Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine

<i>"Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity." -- Hippocrates</i><p>Medicine has always had a close relationship to the liberal arts. Many great thinkers have been physicians: Aristotle, Maimonides, Linnaeus, Darwin, Freud. And some great writers: Rabelais, Schiller, Keats, …

What Doctors Aren't Learning In Medical School And Why It Matters

In the 1960s, America’s doctor was Marcus Welby, a family physician who made house calls, didn’t charge patients who couldn’t afford it, and maybe even delivered a calf on the side of the road—all before performing difficult neurosurgery on a child before the end of the show.<p>This generation’s …

Emotional Intelligence

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

5 Point Checklist To Help Writers Get to Know Their Characters Thoroughly

<i>By Jody Hedlund, @JodyHedlund</i><br>Reviews are starting to roll in for my new YA novella, <b>THE VOW</b>, published by Harper Collins.<br>Considering the length …

A Little Acid Turns Mouse Blood Into Brain, Heart And Stem Cells

The heart beats in a mouse embryo grown with stems cells made from blood.<p>Credit: Courtesy of Haruko Obokata<p>Back in 1958, a young biologist at Cornell University made a stunning discovery.<p>He took a single cell from a carrot and then mixed it with some coconut milk. Days went by and the cell started …