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Why Science Research Labs Are Getting Into Video Game Development

By Tina Amirtha9 minute Read<p>The tangle of nerves and ganglia behind your eyeballs is like jungle, so it was no trivial task when Princeton computer …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Sir Isaac Newton, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson engage in an epic scientific rap battle

<b>Epic Rap Battles in History (Screenshot)</b><p>Watch Newton lay down the laws of gravity<p>Sarah Gray<p>June 17, 2014 1:18pm (UTC)<p>In the latest episode of "Epic Rap Battles of History" Weird Al Yankovic, Chali 2na and Nice Peter channel some of the greatest scientific minds -- and then pin them against one …

Balancing Water To Save Lives

Tiny proteins that have a big impact<p>The Challenge<p>Maintaining a perfect cellular water balance is crucial for our bodies to function as they should. That’s the job of tiny proteins known as aquaporins, which channel water across cell membranes. Recently, scientists discovered that aquaporins are …

NASA's futuristic spacesuits made for Mars walkers

NASA is thinking hard about what the first boots to set foot on Mars will look like.<p>Getting astronauts to the Red Planet is the chief long-term goal of the agency's human spaceflight program, so NASA is developing many technologies to help make that happen. For instance, there's the Space Launch …

Tiny robotic arm could operate on babies in the womb

Some birth defects in newborns could one day be a thing of the past due to new robotics technologies being developed to perform surgery on babies in the womb.<p>Spina bifida is one such disease, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 newborns worldwide, where a lesion on the back leaves the spinal cord …

Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

Over the past decade, organizations have worked hard to create diversity within their workforce. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to reach strategic goals, improved …

The Importance of Integrity in Building Relationships

It takes time and effort to build successful and positive relationships with other people. To build a successful relationship, we must be able to …

Problem-Solving Lessons From NASA

You can have all the luck and intuition in the world, but without extreme competence you’ll be hard-pressed to make it to the moon and back again.<p>Gene Kranz, the steel-nerved flight director of the troubled Apollo 13 mission, is widely associated with the gritty epigram, “failure is not an option.” …

Artificial Intelligence Raises New Hope for Cancer Patients

Can big data and smart algorithms generate real medical breakthroughs?<p>On Monday mornings, Bob Michaels walks into the infusion center at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and takes a seat in a comfortable barcalounger.<p>An oncology nurse connects the port implanted in the retired …

15 Amazing Science Discoveries Inspired By Complete Accidents

But frequently, some lucky accident leads to a transformative finding, provided the right person is there to realize the potential implications of that accident.<p>Then, in the part that isn't an accident, they turn that observation into something useful.<p>All of these discoveries began with an accident.<p>…

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Why Marijuana Needs Chemical Quality Control Testing

Medical and otherwise<p>Medical marijuana isn't always as advertised—at least not in the Seattle area, as one lab found out.<p>The lab, Analytical 360, recently worked with medical-marijuana patient Jessica Tonani to test samples from 22 area dispensaries and growers, <i>The Seattle Times</i> reports. The …

Good medicine is realised as much through art as science | Peter Thomas and Sam Guglani

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize champions a less reductive, less consumerist view of illness and medicine – and the human fragility that underlies both<p>Good medicine is about more than a set of technical decisions or interventions involving drugs, operations and tests. It demands identification …