Brett McGibbon

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Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Preview Artistic Works in Your Room With Saatchi Art’s New Mobile App

Find it difficult to imagine how a beautiful painting would look like in your home? <b>Saatchi Art</b> launched a new mobile application that transforms the …

Art

Erotic Drawings : Erotic Art Gallery

Anthony Christian<p>Erotic Drawing by Anthony Christian. 1945 - present<p>Paul Avril<p>Erotic illustration by Édouard-Henri Avril (better known as Paul Avril) …

TS Eliot's poetry was as seductive as a mermaid’s singing

Fifty years after TS Eliot’s death, the beauty of his verse shows how poetry can be appreciated before it is understood, writes Allan Massie<p>The record-breaking musical Cats is singing and dancing again. The run of the new production has been extended – and there are plans to take it to France, …

Literature

The Nature of Mind and the Holographic Brain

Brandon West, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>What is the true nature of mind, and what is the real function of our brains?</b><p>The purpose of this article is to …

Anti-inflammatory drugs ‘could fight depression’

Scientists to launch £5m study that explores links between immune disorders and mental illness – and could lead to new treatments<p>Scientists at seven UK universities are to set up a research consortium aimed at exploiting a newly discovered link between immune disorders and mental illness.<p>The …

Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

<b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk</b> …

Stop Thinking Yourself Out of Life

<i>Sadhguru tells us the story of when Aristotle met Heraclitus, to illustrate how we tend to get lost in our thought process and lose perspective in</i> …

Majority of Americans Believe CIA's Harsh Interrogation Tactics Were Acceptable

A majority of Americans believe the harsh interrogation practices the Central Intelligence Agency used after the 9/11 terrorist attacks were acceptable under the circumstances, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.<p>And a plurality say they'd be acceptable to use in the future to …

Cybercrime

How should researchers define 'shame'? - Futurity

Words for emotions tend to be vague, even in science. A new study takes the first steps toward common definitions.

Research

Is Consciousness A Product Of The Brain Or Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

I'm in!<p><b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that</b> …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Biogen plans late-stage Alzheimer's trial, shares rise | Reuters

(Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc’s research chief on Tuesday said the company is planning a late-stage trial of its experimental treatment for Alzheimer’s disease after the drug cut brain plaque levels and significantly improved cognition in a small early-stage study.<p>Shares of Biogen, whose main drugs …

Hubert Dreyfus's views on artificial intelligence

Hubert Dreyfus has been a critic of artificial intelligence research since the 1960s. In a series of papers and books, including <i>Alchemy and AI</i> …

AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.<p>Upon reading them, Kerouac scrapped an early draft of "On The Road" and, during a three-week writing …

December 2012

ENLIGHTENED MYSTICS OF THE EAST<p>TILOPA<p><b>Tilopa sees the suchness of things; he is without choice.<br>He sees both the morning and the evening together,<br>he</b> …

Spirituality

Learn The History of Philosophy in 247 Podcasts (With More to Come)

Yesterday we took a look at, or rather a listen to, the "podcasting renaissance," highlighting a few of the new wave of shows and recommending some …

Sex will soon be just for fun not babies, says father of the Pill

Prof Carl Djerassi claims advances in fertility treatment make it safer for parents without fertility problems to consider IVF<p>Sex could become purely recreational by 2050 with large numbers of babies in the Western world born through IVF, the professor who invented the contraceptive pill has …

The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or blame.<p>Within the last several decades, though, scientists are …

Parenting

How close are we to creating artificial intelligence? – David Deutsch

It is uncontroversial that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the …

Building A Better Version Of Capitalism Is A Massive Startup Opportunity

Why, on a philosophical level, has Facebook been so staggeringly successful? A startup that swelled into a multi billion dollar revenue generating business in a relatively short span of years, one which continues to attract billions of users every month?<p>According to writer and philosopher Alain de …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

For years biologists have been wary of applying the strange world of quantum mechanics, where particles can be in two places at once or connected over huge distances, to their own field. But it can help to explain some amazing natural phenomena we take for granted<p>Every year, around about this time, …

Irrational Ebola fears make life difficult for Liberians in the U.S.

Reuben Gobah considers himself a victim of<p>Ebola— or at least of our hysteria over the disease.<p>He hasn't set foot in Liberia for more than 15 years, but any connection to West Africa seems to be enough to make people want to steer clear.<p>"You can read between the lines," said Gobah, a Liberian …

How The Maze Runner points to a new direction in film adaptations

The YA movie is storming cinemas the world over. Its success paves the way for a new role behind the scenes in Hollywood: the literary-agent-cum-producer<p>“Twenty years ago,” says Eddie Gamarra, “if a book hit the New York Times bestseller list it got optioned for a lot of money.”<p>Times have changed. …

Young Artists All the Rage at Phillips Sale

Analysis<p>Banksy and Tauba Auerbach ring up the high numbers.<p>,<p>Banksy, <i>Submerged Phone Booth</i> (2006)<br>Photo: Courtesy Phillips Ltd. 2014.<p>It was a …

Fine Art

What Scientists Really Do

Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything<p>by Philip Ball<p>University of Chicago Press, 465 pp., $35.00<p>Ignorance: How It Drives Science<p>by …

Tactile Sensations, Borrowed from Nature

“You have to get close, then move back, slowly,” I tried to explain to a motley group of graduate students whom I asked to see the recent paintings …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day”<br>• “15 Surprising Ways Rich People Think …