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Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

However, there's still a long way to go before we'll have individualized replacement hearts.<p>Over a third of Americans who need a new heart will not …

Stem Cells

Virtual reality allows scientists to walk into a cancer cell

After generations of peering into a microscope to examine cells, scientists could simply stroll straight through one.<p>Calling his project the "stuff …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

A neuroscientist says there’s a powerful benefit to exercise that is rarely discussed

When I was about to turn 40, I started working out regularly after years of inactivity. As I sweated my way through cardio, weights, and dance classes, I noticed that exercise wasn’t just changing my body. It was also profoundly transforming my brain—for the better.<p>The immediate effects of exercise …

Humanity

The industry that froze a 23-year-old woman's head is peddling 'snake oil,' says neuroscientist

Anyone who has experienced the devastating loss of a loved one can understand the impulse to latch on to anything that might bring that person back.<p>It's that very impulse that drives some people to pay to have the brains of loved ones frozen in the hopes that someday, technology of the future will …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter in Every Way

It’s almost unbelievable that in this day and age almost everyone is carrying around a library of knowledge, richer in resources than that of the …

Learning

10 Reasons Sarcastic People Are Smarter Than You Think

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How Elizabeth Holmes' Billion-Dollar Drug Company, Theranos, Won by Playing the Long Game | Inc.com

Steve Jobs had massive ambition, but Holmes's is arguably larger. While revolutionizing consumer technology is formidable, Holmes believes her company will actually save lives. Her diagnostic lab test upstart is aiming to disrupt a $75 billion industry, and to help grow it by another $125 billion. …

Genetic Engineering

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> …

The Key To Running Faster That Has Nothing To Do With Running

Time to put the pedal to the metal, jogging junkies.<p>If you're a runner working toward your next personal record, you might want to include some time on a stationary bike.<p>A new study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research suggests that doing 15 minutes or more of high-intensity …

Exercise

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

Facebook Revokes Internship After Student Exposes Messenger Flaw

When a Harvard student built an application that exposed a privacy risk, Facebook yanked his internship offer.<p>Landing a high-profile internship is a coup for any college student. But even before Harvard student Aran Khanna began his internship at Facebook, he was already hard at work in his dorm …