Rebecca Cipollina

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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Immune System

Kibo iOS App Lets You Hide Messages In Your Messages

Just when you thought the wonderful world of digital messaging couldn’t get any more rich and layered, along comes another app to prove there are more ideas in the digital sphere than can be contained within the average web user’s philosophy… Just don’t call Kibo a messaging app. It is in fact an …

The 3 main drivers that destroyed Syria

In 2010, Syria was ranked 111 out of 169 countries on the Human Development Index, just behind South Africa.<p>But there's more to the life of a country than the maintenance of a solidly lower-middle-income economic baseline. There's more to it than even peace and stability.<p>Since 1970, dictator Hafez …

Middle East

8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

Taj Mahal

The Tech Behind Each Letter In Google’s Alphabet

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

5 Amazing Advances In Brain Research In 2014

2014 was a big year for the brain. As The New York Times declared in February, the next frontier in science is "inside your brain" -- and indeed, some neuroscience research was particularly noteworthy.<p>Though the human brain is still largely a mystery to us, slowly but surely, neuroscientists are …

Watch 23 of the best dolly zooms in cinematic history

Vashi Nedomansky compiled this terrific collection of famous dolly zoom shots. Cinematographer Irmin Roberts used it to great effect in Hitchcock's</i> …

Use of smartphones alters brain – study

A team of Swiss scientists set out on a quest to learn if using smartphones actually makes us smarter. Their study revealed that using a touchscreen …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

I Have the Freedom to Say that the Charlie Hebdo Massacre Is Not About Free Speech

They say that the best things in life are free. But, no, I have to <i>pay</i> for my pelvic massages.<p>Nevertheless, speech is still free, which is <i>one</i> of the best things in life... I mean, not counting the Westboro Baptist Church protests, Snoop Dogg's tweets, and any Academy Award acceptance speech in which …

The Freaky Thing Your Brain Can Do While You're Asleep

It turns out that our brains do way more when we snooze than was once thought -- and a new study suggests we can even identify and categorize words while we're sleeping.<p>"We show that the sleeping brain can be far more 'active' in sleep than one would think," study co-author Sid Kouider, a cognitive …

7 Secrets of Seattle

Seattle is renowned as the home of Kurt Cobain, the venti Frappuccino and depression-inducing drizzle (see: Cobain). But it's also home to the chillest cops in the nation, Eddie Bauer's iconic down jacket and a weird rivalry with Tacoma. Here are a couple of other Seattle secrets you may have never …

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches are great. But they're not without reward. The 10 beaches on this Cheapflights.com list may …

Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too?<p>It’s a question that scientists have wondered about, since they know the reverse is true. Studies have shown that brain function declines in people who have too many extra pounds. Other research has shown that compared with …

5 of the World's Best Road Trips

By: Lauren Everitt<p>Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned to drive, and realized that replacing your younger sisters with a couple …

Road Trip: The Southwest's Four Corners

Witness the sculpted horizons of the southwest, where man-made boundaries mean nothing to the rugged lands.<p>The Four Corners is far too prosaic of a name for the strikingly beautiful territory that respects no man-made boundaries in the southwestern United States.<p><b>Overview</b><p>Long before some surveyor …

National Parks

Prepare to Be Shocked

Four predictions about how brain stimulation will make us smarter<p>Several years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency got wind of a technique called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS, which promised something extraordinary: a way to increase people’s performance in …

Researchers identify a brain 'switchboard' important in attention and sleep

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of …

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Sugar: the evolution of a forbidden fruit

Sweetness was meant to be irresistible.<p>We are born with a sweet tooth. Babies drink in sugar with their mother’s milk. Sweetness represents an instant energy boost, a fuel that kept our ancestors going in a harsher world where taste buds evolved to distinguish health-giving ripeness and freshness …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Brain zapping makes role of mirror neurons clearer

SOMETIMES you find out more about how something works by turning it off. That seems to be true for mirror neurons, the brain cells implicated in …

How action games can improve our visual skills

A little gaming goes a long way when it comes to our brains' processing of sight.<p>At this year's meeting of the American Association for the …

Cities and their psychology: how neuroscience affects urban planning

More than 30 years ago, the pioneering urbanist William Whyte was charged by the city of New York with the task of unraveling the mysteries of public space. Why do some such spaces attract crowds of happy visitors whilst others sit barren and empty?<p>Whyte's research programme, conducted with …