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Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Biochemistry

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mechanism that Triggers Disruption in Neural Communication Channels in Schizophrenia Identified

<b>New research has identified the mechanisms that trigger disruption in the brain’s communication channels linked to symptoms in psychiatric disorders</b> …

Right-Brain Versus Left-Brain Too Simplistic

Emerging research suggests describing a person’s personality as being influenced by left or right brain dominance may be an understatement.<p>New …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

The Brain

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

The People Who Can Perfectly Remember Every Single Day of Their Lives

When I'm thinking about my life, I hone in on a time and access it like you would a chapter of a DVD," said Joey DeGrandis, one of the few people in the world with highly superior autobiographical memory.<p>We all have moments when our memory fails us. It gets to Monday morning and we can't tell a …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Body Language

Creative Evolution: French Philosopher Henri Bergson on Intuition vs. the Intellect

<i>“The intellect by itself is the seat of trouble,”</i> wrote Anaïs Nin in her diary in 1942.<p>A recent passing mention in a chapter on the origin of “nothing” in Jim Holt’s excellent new book on why the universe exists reminded me of <b>Creative Evolution</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) by French philosopher …

Sleep Paralysis: 9 Facts About Waking Up And Being Unable To Move

Featured<p>Jun. 20, 2015 02:56PM EST<p>Have you ever experienced sleep paralysis? Here are nine surprising facts you should know about waking up and being …

Self-help

Neurosurgeon to attempt world's first head transplant

An Italian neurosurgeon has unveiled plans to perform the first human head transplant by the end of 2017.<p>Dr Sergio Canavero announced his plan at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons in the US state of Maryland on Friday, saying he believes he has a 90 …

Physiology

Why Your Brain Loves Negativity and How to Fix It

Pretend you’re a caveman.You’re in your cave preparing for a hunt, but something outside seems dangerous, violent sounds you don’t understand.You …

Self-help

20 Signs You Have Evolved As A Person

There are striking differences between evolved and conscious people and non-evolved, non-conscious people.<p>Becoming evolved is a process that begins …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

13 Facts About Sleep Paralysis That Will Keep You Up At Night

Let's talk about what really happens when you wake up and can't move. Spoiler alert: It's scary AF.

Sleep