Kimberly Hicks

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Scientists to grow 'mini-brains' using Neanderthal DNA

Scientists are preparing to create “miniature brains” that have been genetically engineered to contain Neanderthal DNA, in an unprecedented attempt to understand how humans differ from our closest relatives.<p>In the next few months the small blobs of tissue, known as brain organoids, will be grown …

Evolution

This Is Your Brain on Sugar, According to Neuroscience

Insert joke about this video being "sweet."<p>Sugar, in its most basic form, is a natural and simple combination of elements. But when artificially …

21-Day Walking Plan That Will Help You Lose Weight

In a day and age where most of us remain sedentary and inactive, simply by moving more and going for walks as opposed to an elevator or escalator can …

Here's How We Know the Big Bang Happened

At 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.<p>That's a pretty …

Stephen Hawking Knows Exactly What Happened Before the Big Bang

About 13.8 billion years ago, the universe began as a small, hot super-force that suddenly and rapidly expanded. Atoms formed, spiraling into stars …

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine's Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression

Ketamine has been called the biggest thing to happen to psychiatry in 50 years, due to its uniquely rapid and sustained antidepressant effects. It …

Practice Basic Meditation for Stress Management

Meditation has many health benefits and is a highly effective way to relieve stress and maintain a healthier lifestyle. With practice, meditation …

Meditation

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain?

At any given moment, more than 3 per cent of the UK population are thought to be suffering from depression. For some people, like Kirk Rutter, …

Magic Mushrooms

Why Microbiome Health Is More Important Than Ever (And How To Get Yours Back On Track)

The amazing and multifaceted creatures that live in, on, and around us have a huge effect on how we feel, how we think, and how our entire body …

Microbiology

A Freaky Humanoid Robot That Sweats as It Does Push-Ups

Continuing their quest to make me feel even worse about being a lazy human, robots can now do sit-ups and push-ups and something called a back …

Robotics

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Falcon Heavy

This Vegan Pesto Is Also Nut-Free and Still Totally Pesto-y

It looks like pesto... it tastes like pesto... but there's a secret ingredient lurking in the green sauce.<p>I get that pesto purists are going to argue that vegan pesto is not real pesto, that nut-free pesto is not real pesto, that pesto must contain basil, pine nuts, garlic, and a grated hard cheese …

Healthy Eating

Drop Nine Pounds in Three Days by Transforming Your Gut Bacteria

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. Turns …

The Biggest Brain Benefits of Taking a Daily Nap

Taking a nap is like rebooting your brain.<p>It’s magical.<p><i>The Japanese even have a word for strategically sleeping on the job: “inemuri,” roughly</i> …

Sleep

6 Ways To Get Your Brain in Creativity Mode, From A Neuroscientist

Creativity is Neuroscience: 6 Ways to Get Your Brain in Create Mode<p>February 7, 2018<p>What does neuroscience have to do with creativity? Plenty, if you …

Creativity

Meditation Makes You Better at Everything—Including Work

Mindfulness, the practice of training the mind to focus and be present in the moment, is becoming a major force for positive change in our lives at …

Mindfulness

Sleep deprivation seems to have opposite effects in healthy and depressed people

The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, jabbing, moulding, and circling the air with her fingers. As the minutes pass and Angelina becomes increasingly animated, I notice a musicality to her voice that I’m sure …

A Japanese mobile game about a traveling frog is teaching its fans a philosophical lesson about letting go

The hit Japanese mobile game <i>Travel Frog</i> has conquered mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, touching a chord with many people for whom the idea of “winning” in life seems an impossibility.<p><i>Travel Frog</i>, or <i>Tabi Kaeru</i>, has been topping Apple’s App Store across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan since …

Hong Kong

Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …

Space

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

5 Quotes From Greek Philosophers for When You Need a Productivity Pick-Me-Up

These ancient words of wisdom can apply to your business.<p>Everyone loves a good inspirational quote to get us into the frame of my mind that we want to be in throughout the day. You see them everywhere on social media, I post many of my favorites here throughout the week.<p>I pick the ones for me based …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

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