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Obama Launches BRAIN Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Go, Big Science! Eliza Shapiro reports on the BRAIN initiative, aimed at unlocking the brain’s mysteries.<p>We may not be colonizing Mars or putting …

Target 'mental defeat' to treat chronic pain - Futurity

U. WARWICK (UK) — Healthcare workers should be on the alert for signs of mental …

Ionic thrusters could power the ultra-efficient, stealth drones of the future

Stealth drones and other aircraft of the future could be powered by engines that don't have any moving parts, can't be detected by infrared, and are more efficient than what we have today. A new study by MIT researchers demonstrated all of these capacities and more for ionic thrusters and now at …

Obesity and type 2 diabetes link identified - Futurity

KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Researchers are hopeful that obesity can be “uncoupled” from insulin …

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Scientists 'read dreams' using brain scans

Brain activity correlated with the images that people saw in their dreams<p><b>Scientists have found a way to "read" dreams, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers in Japan used MRI scans to reveal the images that people were seeing as they entered into an early stage of sleep.<p>Writing in the journal Science, they …