Ali Mohebi

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Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however<p>From curing genetic diseases to bringing back extinct species, the applications for gene editing tool CRISPR seem as limitless as the human imagination. And though the enzyme complex is more precise and easier to use than many of its predecessors, it occasionally …

Genetics

Debate Over Airbnb Rages in San Francisco Ahead of November Vote

On a rare rainy Wednesday in San Francisco, a local woman named Theresa Flandrich took her turn at the microphone set up on the steps of city hall. …

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros uses the term “free market fundamentalism” to describe the belief that the free market is not only the best but the <i>only</i> way of …

Oh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running

MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autonomously jump over hurdles like a trained horse. Yes, it can automatically detect and leap over …

New Fluorescent Protein Permanently Marks Neurons that Fire

A new tool developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus lets scientists shine a light on an animal's brain to …

Neuroscience

The Case Against In-Your-Face Atheism

An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.<p>When I began my blog on the Atheist Channel ofPatheos, I thought …

Religion

Lana Del Rey talks about her Globe-nominated 'Big Eyes' title track

Spooky midcentury paintings of big-eyed children and the equally twisted tale of the artist behind them are at the center of<p>Tim Burton's new film, "Big Eyes." The true yet surreal story of painter Margaret Keane also resonates throughout the film's evocative title track by singer Lana Del Rey. The …

Lana Del Rey

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism’s rising<p>What is going on? How do we explain this recent wave of secularization that is washing over so much of America?<p>The answer to these questions is actually much less theological or …

Ted Cruz Goes To Iowa, And Fuels Talk Of A 2016 Presidential Run

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz went pheasant-hunting in western Iowa on Saturday, fueling the speculation that hat he could be considering running for president in 2016.<p>The tea party Texan went hunting with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King before the two headed to the Le Mars Convention …

In online TV first, Netflix wins Emmy for drama directing

David Fincher wins an Emmy for directing Netflix's "House of Cards," and the Internet TV provider breaks ground -- again -- for online only programming.<p>Netflix won its first Emmy award -- the kind doled out at the flashy, star-studded televised ceremony -- Sunday night, as David Fincher won for …

TV

A Private University Might Have Saved Detroit

But what was distinctive about Detroit? Other cities struggled mightily to adapt to the decline of manufacturing. But only Detroit struggled mortally — at least in terms of municipal cash flow. Why do Detroit's troubles so vastly exceed not only those of Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, …

Outreach - Lundbeckfonden

A comprehensive Outreach Programme follows the award ceremony. The outreach programme actively involves the prize winners, and it comprises such …

Many Neuroscience Studies May Be Based on Bad Statistics

The fields of psychology and cognitive neuroscience have had some rough sledding in recent years. The bumps have come from high-profile fraudsters, …

Happy Birthday to the Father of Modern Neuroscience, Who Wanted to Be an Artist

Drawing of Purkinje cells and granule cells from pigeon cerebellum by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, 1899. Photo: Instituto Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, …

Trial-to-Trial Reoptimization of Motor Behavior Due to Changes in Task Demands Is Limited

1. Nashed JY, Crevecoeur F, Scott SH (2012) Influence of the behavioral goal and environmental obstacles on rapid feedback responses. Journal of …

Neuroscience

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …

Bart ouch quit it

Why Are People Applying to Go To Mars and Never Come Back?

Over the past two-plus weeks, more than 78,000 people around the world have applied to be the first people to settle on Mars.<p>One-minute videos with …

Mars

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Complete videorecording of 1971 debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault