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New DNA code makes synthetic proteins

The world's first functioning organism with an expanded DNA alphabet has now met another milestone in artificial life: making proteins that don't …

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Neanderthals had outsize effect on human biology

From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.<p>Our ancestors were not a picky bunch. Overwhelming genetic …

Evolution

New technology enhances investigations of epigenomes

Prominent Scientist Says Consciousness Is Key to a ‘Theory of Everything’

Dr. Robert Lanza, who was selected by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people last year, believes science must recognize the …

Quantum Mechanics

It don’t mean a thing if the brain ain’t got that swing

New study paves way for treating brain disorders

Neuroscience

14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

Japan's Shirakawa-go village, located in the Gifu Prefecture, and the nearby Gokayama village, located in the Nanto in Toyama Prefecture, are known …

The Epigenetic Diversity of Neurons

<b>Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have profiled key features of the genetic material inside three types of brain cells and found vast</b> …

Neuroscience

Researchers Discover Extra DNA Base

Adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. How these four DNA bases are ordered determines the makeup of a genome. And now, researchers have discovered …

Genetics

Why autism spectrum disorders are under-diagnosed in women and girls

<i>Many people tend to think of autism as a male disorder, but emerging research shows that girls often have different symptoms which cause them to slip</i> …

New Oxytocin Neuroscience Counters "Cuddle Hormone" Claims

In April 2011, Robert Froemke and his team were reprogramming the brains of virgin mice with a single hormone injection.<p>Before the treatment, the …

Injectable implants could help crack the brain’s codes

Understanding how the brain works — or doesn't, as the case may be — depends on deciphering the patterns of electrical signals its neurons produce. …

Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

<i>Editor's note: The structure of the living cell is defined by the difference between what’s inside and what’s not. Biologists have taken great pains</i> …

Consciousness

5 Amazing Stories About Ancient Egypt That Deserve to Be Movies

Who wouldn’t want to watch Law & Oracle?<p>We’ve seen stories of ancient Egypt on-screen before—the biblical tale <i>The Prince of Egypt</i>, the extremely long <i>Cleopatra,</i> and the <i>Mummy</i> trilogy, as well as that one episode of <i>Futurama</i> on the possibility of ancient aliens. But have we mined all the stories of …

Ancient History

Implantable brain electronics is here | Kurzweil

Mesh electronics being injected through sub-100 micrometer inner diameter glass needle into aqueous solution (credit: Lieber Research Group, Harvard …

Nanotech

10 Of The Most Functional Foods Which Inhibit Cancerous Tumors

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Wellness

ICYMI: Most People 'Borrow' Their Best Stories And The Disturbing Way Women Get Brain Injuries

<i>ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.</i><p>Our news diet this week took a depressing, gender-based turn after we read a disheartening report about how science is still viewed as a male profession around the world.<p>We learned that women who suffer from domestic violence are likely at risk for …

Scientists Say Your Eye Color Reveals Information About Your Personality. Mine Was SO TRUE!

Todd is a LittleThings editor. He grew up in Texas and has lived in New York since 2003. He doesn't own a Boston terrier, but he will one day soon.<p>We …

Neuron Probes are Exposing the Brain as Never Before (Kavli Roundtable)

<i>Lindsay Borthwick, writer and editor for The Kavli Foundation, contributed this article to Live Science's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>Neural …

Computer Science

Our dogs can read our minds: The new neuroscience of animal brains and understanding

Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do<p>In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose …

Evidence of Deception: In the Dalai Lama’s Own Words

The following article was written by Ron Cook<p><b>PROLOGUE</b> <b><br>The Fourteenth Dalai Lama is regarded by his followers to be:</b><p>1) an authentic and pure lineage …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

Wealth

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

Neurons translate noises into brain 'languages' - Futurity

Scientists studied a single neuron to observe one of the brain's fundamental transformations of information—in this case, sounds.

Fun-Da-Mental

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

Medical Research

Delacroix’s Rare Illustrations for Goethe’s Faust

“Goethe … peered into the mysteries of human existence with a hope of solving the imponderables that hold the lives of men enmeshed.”<p><i>“Why not take advantage of those antidotes to civilization, good books? They give strength and peace of mind,”</i> 25-year-old <b>Eugène Delacroix</b> urged himself in his …

Literature

Earth - Why would an animal lose its brain?

Sponges don't ponder about the meaning or origin of life. But in some ways they are better at the whole life thing than we are. They have lived for millions more years, surviving on the sea floor by taking in nutrients through their porous bodies.<p>To our eyes, they look almost laughably simple. They …

Biology