Dr. Talal Alshatti

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Former Cop Shocked After Treating Parkinson’s Symptoms With Cannabis

Former police officer and medical marijuana patient, Larry Smith.<br>(Image: screenshot from Riding With Larry)<p><b>(ANALYSIS) —</b> Former police officer Larry …

NASA Wants Your Help Solving a Poop Problem. Seriously.

There are lots of ways to make a little extra money, but NASA's latest competition may be the weirdest of them all. The agency has asked the public to contribute their ideas for how to deal with human waste when you're trapped in a space suit—with the best, err, space poop idea earning the winner …

Space Science

Ask Ethan: What if gravity isn’t really fundamental?

Gravity is the oldest fundamental force ever discovered. Might it not be fundamental after all?<p><i>“The whole edifice of modern physics is built up on</i> …

Long-term space flight gives astronauts extra inches - and back problems

Nasa study suggests spinal changes - often coupled with severe back pain and injuries - caused by lengthy stints in space could blight future Mars mission<p>Astronauts gain a couple of inches in height during long-term space flight, but lose vital muscle mass, according some of the most detailed …

Space Travel

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What is a VPN - Gary explains

A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a term you may have heard, especially in the context of privacy, as well as geolocation. But what is a VPN, and what can it do for you? Let’s take a look.<p>Before we jump into explaing what a VPN is, let’s explain a bit about how the Internet works.<p>How …

Information Systems

How to Freeze Your Brain and Live Forever (Maybe)

Companies have refined cryonics technology to better preserve peoples' brains after death. But so far, no one knows how to turn a cryogenically frozen​ brain back into a living person.<p>Josh Bocanegra has a vision for the future, and it involves eternal life. Bocanegra, the CEO of tech startup Humai, …

Singularity

6 Habits To Largely Improve Your Memory and Brain Power

Would you like to become smarter? Remember things easier? Increase your brain’s overall strength? Good news! I’m going to show you six things you can …

How to Know if Someone Loves You (If You Have Access to an MRI Machine)

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>A wise Shakespeare mug once said that "love is merely madness" and when you're in the throws of it, that certainly seems to be so. Like Dimetapp, love tastes strange, is intoxicating, and can induce disorientation. The other side effect, of …

Relationships

Healthy neurologist pays for brain electrode implant in controversial self experiment

Neurologist Phil Kennedy is a pioneer in the field of brain-computer interfaces. Often called the “father of the cyborg,” Kennedy is credited with …

Neurophilosophy

Drinking 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good for the Brain, Says Science

With drug companies facing recent scrutiny for jacking up drug prices, using Champagne to stay healthy might seem downright cheap by comparison. …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Truth About Your Brain

<b>Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don't know much about it.</b> We know it looks like a cauliflower, but aside from that, it's mostly conjecture. For this reason, there have been many misconceptions about the brain. Popular Science …

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Appliance Science: The bright physics of light and color

How does color work, and how does the type of light source you use affect the colors you see? Appliance Science looks at the science of light and color.<p>Stop for a moment, and look around you. Look at the colors of the objects, the brown of wood and the green of leaves. What makes these colors? You …

Light Bulbs

Cheese Has the Same Effect on Your Brain as Heroin

Step one is admitting you have a problem.<p>Is fondue season your favorite part of fall? Do you "work on your night cheese," à la <i>30 Rock</i>'s Liz Lemon? And are you that friend who brings a wheel of brie to every party instead of a bottle of wine? It's not your fault. According to a study from the …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology

Taking the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Made Me Love Work but Hate People

In the rat race that is modern life, it's sort of the only drug that makes sense. How awful is that?<p><i>More on Nootroprics:</i><p>Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?<p>A Campus Dealer Explains How the College Drug Economy Works<p>Can the Pills That Claim to Make You Clever Also Make …

Medicine

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said …

Singularity

Smartphones rot your brain and kill your memories, says latest research

An over-reliance on mobile devices and the internet has led to us using our brains far less than our ancestors, which greatly impacts our ability to …

7 myth-busted brain “facts” you always thought were true

<b>BY: KHADIJA KHAN</b><p>The brain is an incredible organ responsible for controlling our central nervous system, keeping us walking, talking, breathing and …

Foods For Brain: 8 Essential Nutrients For An Aging Brain

Warding off cognitive decline as we age could be a question of getting enough of eight nutrients that Linda Milo Ohr, contributing editor of the …

6 reasons you should consider eating insects

For your own personal health and for the overall health of the planet, you should be eating more insects.<p>This isn't meant as a provocative, theoretical idea. It's a serious solution to the increasingly pressing problems of global warming and animal welfare — and a practical way of adding low-fat …

CP+B Copenhagen Presents an Indian Pale Ale That Enhances Brain Power & Creative Thinking

Scientific studies have shown that the most creative thinking occurs when one’s had a drink or two.<p>Scientific studies have shown that the most creative thinking occurs when one’s had a drink or two. Beer-loving researchers say that this specifically happens when a blood alcohol level of 0.075% is …

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

The Brain

Blueberries - page 1 | Life Extension Magazine

When it comes to brain protection, there is nothing quite like blueberries,” according to James Joseph, PhD, lead scientist in the Laboratory of …

Neuroscience

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

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