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What causes the weird effects of kava?

Those who have an eye on the fast-paced world of recreational pharmacology will probably have heard of kava. Kava (or kava-kava) is a plant, long …

How Bars Are Using High-Tech Equipment To Make Better Drinks

Cocktail engineers on the cutting edge are borrowing tools from laboratories and industry.<p>As cocktails in top bars become increasingly sophisticated, more work is required to perfect them, and much of that preparation now happens behind the scenes. Rather than infusing fruit into vodka in a big jar …

Sous-vide Cooking

How Scientists Could Watch Brain Chemicals Through The Skull

One team is trying to develop a non-invasive way of tracking neurotransmitters as they move through a living brain.<p>Researchers have discovered a way to see chemicals at work behind bone. In the future, they hope to develop their technique as a way of watching chemical messages as they blip through …

Brain and Cognitive Sciences | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

Featured Courses<p>The human brain is the most complex, sophisticated, and powerful information-processing device known.<p>To study its complexities, the …

Biochemistry

The Dream Catcher

Why does the researcher who pioneered the study of lucid dreaming face a future in academic exile?<p><b>STEPHEN LABERGE APPEARS SUDDENLY,</b> slipping out from …

Listening to Soft Voices Can Cause "Brain Orgasms"

For 20 minutes, soft-spoken Maria instructs YouTube viewers on the art of folding towels. Only her hands, a glossy black table, and a towel are …

Tech and Science

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Clear Cranial Implant Lets Doctors See Into The Brain

Some skulls really just need a window view.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have debuted a new transparent cranial implant that could let doctors peek inside the brain without having to drill a new hole in the skull every time--a technique that could allow for easier …

How Scientists Are Learning To Shape Our Memory

The next treatment for trauma could be spotless minds.<p>Roadside bombs, childhood abuse, car accidents—they form memories that can shape (and damage) us for a lifetime. Now, a handful of studies have shown that we’re on the verge of erasing and even rewriting memories. The hope is that this research …

The Brain

Memories are Made of This

Gender differences all in the mind

According to your report (Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal, 2 December): "Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are designed for social skills and memory, men's for perception and co-ordination." Yet another deeply confused "hard-wired brain" story. It has received much …

Boris Johnson missed the point on IQ – gifted children are failed by the system

In all the furore surrounding Boris Johnson's comments on IQ, one of the many respects in which he was utterly wrong has been barely mentioned. In fairness, this isn't entirely Johnson's fault. It is an endemic misunderstanding, the assumption that people with IQs over 130 are likely to sail …

How our nerves keep firing: Biologists see ultrafast recycling of neurotransmitter-filled bubbles

University of Utah and German biologists discovered how nerve cells recycle tiny bubbles or "vesicles" that send chemical nerve signals from one cell …

25 Days of Cookies for Your Holiday Baking: Day 6, Gingerbread Angels

We're celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Cookies! Today, Day 6: Gingerbread Angels<p><i>Every day in December through Christmas, we’re sharing a cookie recipe. Forget the 12 Days of Christmas—these are the 25 Days of Cookies.</i><p>Religious convictions aside, it would feel pretty damn great to be an …

Dessert