Frances Levine

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The 3 Coolest Things Built By Bugs

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Central Nervous System

MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>The “Internet of Things” grows with …

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 …

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 …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

When Choirs Sing, Many Hearts Beat As One

We open our hymnals to Hymn 379, and we begin to sing. "God is Love, let heav'n adore him / God is Love, let earth rejoice ..."<p>Lifting voices together in praise can be a transcendent experience, unifying a congregation in a way that is somehow both fervent and soothing. But is there actually a …

Seven weeks, and you’re an optimist

London - If you’re a pessimist who thinks a leopard can’t change its spots, just read on.<p>For researchers claim you can teach yourself to be an …

Mindfulness

Behance

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Architecture

Best selling albums of the LP era

The long play record turns 65 this week. Take a look back at the best selling albums of the LP era.

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …

Photos: The Top 10 Creepiest Hats from Royal Ascot

A highlight of the committed equestrian’s calendar, this week’s Royal Ascot enjoys quite a prominent audience. Not only does the Queen herself arrive each day in a horse-drawn carriage, but hundreds more of her dignified subjects mingle around the track’s manicured lawns. On Tuesday, air kisses …