Miyasaka Takahiro

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Make: Japan | 雪関連プロジェクト10本と雪に関する科学、ビデオ、アート

雪関連プロジェクト10本と雪に関する科学、ビデオ、アート<p>冬はまだ終わらない。だから、遊んでしまおう。私のように雪が大好きな人も、雪解けが待ち遠しい人も、雪ってビックリするほど面白い特徴を持っていることは認めるでしょう。そこで、MAKEのアーカイブから、雪に関するプロジェクト、雪の科学、Makerが製 …

The Man Working to Cure His Own Cancer

How one college student turned his struggle with chordoma into a successful research foundation<p>In January 2006, when Josh Sommer was still an aspiring environmental engineering student at Duke University on winter break, he began experiencing debilitating headaches out of nowhere. Though he felt …

マグロと水銀〜色々な種類の魚を食べよう(大西睦子)

海に囲まれた日本では、魚は欠かせない食材です。中でもマグロは、寿司や刺身といった代表的な和食文化の主役を飾る存在ですよね。しかしながら、マグロに水俣病で知られるメチル水銀が多く含まれていることは、あまり知られていないのではないでしょうか。<p>米国では、寿司人気がますます高まり、消費量が急速に増えています。「寿司は栄養価が高くヘルシーな食品」「寿司を食べる日本人は長生き」などの評判があるからです。ところが一方で、寿司の摂取による「メチル水銀」※1の過剰摂取が懸念されています。<p>メチル水銀は毒性が強いことで知られます。神経毒性があり、特に母体を通じた胎児や発達中の幼児へ影響します。<p>日本でも厚生労働省が、 …

Geoscience

The Case for Health-Warning Labels on Soda

A proposed California measure would affix warning labels to sugar-sweetened beverages, and that's not a terrible idea.<p>Imagine you are at the beach in Malibu. The weather is perfect, the ocean is shimmering, and you are thirsty. You buy a Coke from a nearby bodega and prepare to take a hefty swig, …

Assemble personal diagnostic tools with this DIY kit

<i>This article was taken from the February 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

The Town That's Building Life Around Sleep

Most people are socialized not to sleep when their bodies naturally want to. A small town in Germany wants to change that.<p>Bad Kissingen is a spa town. According to the town’s website, Bavarian King Ludwig II bestowed the “Bad” part of its name on it in 1883, but not because he didn’t enjoy his …

A Heart Surgeon's Viral Confession

Behind the beloved idea that processed food is "slowly poisoning everyone"<p>Around 237,000 people now have Dr. Dwight Lundell's confession on their Facebook walls. His essay, headlined "Heart Surgeon Declares On [sic] What Really Causes Heart Illness," was published on a website called Tuned Body in …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

GlaxoSmithKline to Stop Paying Doctors for Endorsements

The drug company has issued an ethical challenge.<p>Many doctors learn about new medications—and new uses for old medications—by listening to formal presentations from expert peers. Pharmaceutical companies pay those peers to give speeches about their products at medical conferences. The long-standing …

Experts Decisive Against Multivitamins: 'Stop Wasting Money'

A panel of physicians wrote today in a major medical journal about which vitamin and mineral supplements are bad and which are null, and how we keep buying them.<p>"We believe that the case is closed— supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no …

This Is Your Brain on Gluten

A No. 1 bestseller by a respected physician argues that gluten and carbohydrates are at the root of Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. What to make of the controversial theory?<p>“If you could make just three simple changes in your life to prevent, or even reverse, memory loss and …

How Nest is creating the conscious home, one smart device at a time

<i>This article was taken from the December 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

Vitamin supplements are waste of money, say scientists

Vitamin supplements almost never have health benefits, are a waste of money and could even be harmful, a group of scientists said in a damning indictment of the industry.<p>Despite one in three Britons taking vitamins or mineral pills, evidence from studies of almost 500,000 people suggested that …