Life Sciences

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

How to Become More Flexible

Taking steps to become more flexible may not be your—or your doctor's—top health concern. But you'll benefit in several important ways by adding some …

Yoga

Should your insurance company pay for medical marijuana?

As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent<p>Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could set a new precedent for insurance companies to pay for doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. In the last few months, in consideration of the …

Marijuana

Why our emotions are cultural – not built in at birth

There is no scientific evidence that we are hardwired with emotions, says Lisa Feldman Barrett. They develop as we grow<p>The time-honoured story of emotion goes something like this: we all have emotions built in from birth. They are distinct, recognisable phenomena inside us. When something happens …

Psychology

The Return Of The Cavemen: Prehistoric Cloning revisited

Scientists are debating about a possible return of the Neanderthal. With stem cell technology breaking through elsewhere and a complete sequence of …

Genetics

Tip: Strong Glutes, Healthy Back

You already do the hip thrust for glutes. Now try it like this to spare your back and really build your backside.<p>Add the feet-elevated hip thrust to …

Workouts

You use this word to help you through hard times without even knowing it

We all deal with heartbreak in somewhat predictable ways.<p>You might eagerly re-top that glass of wine, add a few extra miles to your daily run or binge-watch your favorite childhood TV show.<p>But, without even realizing it, there's something else you do all the time that probably helps dull the pain.<p>A …

Psychology

Doing this simple stretch when you wake up can give you more energy

Tim Sitt, author of "Move Or Die: How the Sedentary Life is Killing Us and How Movement, Not Exercise, Can Save Us," explains a simple morning stretch that can give you more energy throughout the day. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Spread your feet about 3 feet apart and you’re going to</i> …

Yoga

Why Balance Training Matters, and How to Get Started

You don’t have to be a gymnast or a yogi to benefit from regular balance training. In fact, balance is considered one of the six skill-related …

Exercise

Every child with cancer to have tumour DNA sequenced to find best treatment

Every child with cancer in Britain will have their tumour DNA sequenced so they can get the best possible drugs and help the UK catch up with treatment in Europe and the US.<p>The charity Children with Cancer UK has today announced £1.5 million in funding so that from today youngsters can be screened …

Cancer

The Emotional Resonance of Lies—And What We Can Do To Defeat Them

There are simple things we can do to become more rational decision makers, and to avoid being taken in by liars and con-artists who prey on ignorance.<p>To those of us who care about details and facts (there, I said the “f” word), these past few months have been troubling times. We are told by the …

Psychology

More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Substitute Marijuana for Beer, New Survey Shows

The green rush is bubbling over, you could say.<p>What's faster than a speeding locomotive? Move over Superman, it's the marijuana industry.<p>Since 1996, …

Marijuana

Shrinking Arctic sea ice threatens the majestic Beluga whale

The Arctic sea ice hosts algae, which sustain a food chain up to the beluga whale. But the ice is decreasing – and in summers, it may be gone entirely by 2050<p>The beluga whale is one of the most extraordinary species of marine creature known to science. It is a gregarious, pure white Arctic dweller …

Climate Change

Scientists Create A Molecular Motor-Propelled Liquid That Can Move By Itself

For a liquid to move from one point to another, you need one of two things — a sloping surface (which allows gravity to act on the liquid), or a pump …

Biology

Believing in Sexual Compatibility Can Sour Your Sex Life

<i>By Katherine Schreiber</i><p>Unsatisfied with your current or most recent lover(s)? Can't seem to find that perfect fit who excites you both during the date …

Psychology

20 inspiring quotes to help you live your best life

I am always on the lookout for motivation. There is no greater motivation for me than the words of great men and women who have seen the best and …

Success

Scientists puzzled by mercury jump in Great Lakes fish

The budget proposal contains far deeper cuts than anticipated. President Trump said it fulfills his campaign promises “to re-prioritize federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people.” Detroit Free Press<p>DETROIT — It's not supposed to be like this.<p>Though …

Water

The Kardashians attended at 12-hour self-help seminar with Tony Robbins, and it looks ~life-changing

Who knew a self-help seminar could be so fun? Or so…long? The Kardashians attended Tony Robbins’s self-help seminar, called “Unleash the Power …

Self-help

Rise of the biohackers

As fears of gene-editing technologies in the hands of amateur scientists grow, we should focus on genuine risks and not overreact to speculative …

Genetics

A new breakthrough could change the lives of men with erectile dysfunction

A breakthrough in stem cell research has given men left with erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery the chance to enjoy normal intercourse …

Medicine

Why Resentment Lasts—and How to Defeat It

“I resent that!” Philosophers have made the case that such statements are good (MacLachlan, 2010). It shows that you respect yourself and will not …

Psychology

Residency shift limits interrupt continuity of care

On March 19, the Register awarded a thistle to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its decision to allow first-year resident …

Health Care

Our Brains May Be Suffering Thanks to GPS

It's no wonder people drive into lakes based on a <i>Nature</i> study, which suggests parts of your brain switch off when you navigate with GPS.<p>Indeed, as …

Neurology

Why Humans Love Robots Like People

Soldiers refuse to leave war-zone robots behind; people feel pain when asked to torture small mechanized animals. Why do we get so attached to our droids?<p>Humans are strange creatures. We sleepwalk, pick our noses, and name our cars. Some of us like black licorice and some of us are afraid of cotton …

Robots

Long hours, poor facilities and insecurity: Doctors' distress is real and they have a right to strike

<b>Should doctors strike?</b><p>I have been a part of many protests as a medical professional. As a medical student, as an intern, and as a resident. So I can …

Medical School

This restaurant serves marijuana-infused pizza

It's always tough to decide what toppings to get on your pizza: Pepperoni! Mushrooms! Pineapple! Peppers! Anchovies! But what if marijuana was also a …

Restaurants

Why does someone give millions of dollars to a scientific cause?

What motivates people to give large sums of money for a cause that might not directly enrich them? That’s a perennial question in the field of …

Philanthropy

BLRX @ $1.1 Has Significant Upside Following The Acquisition Of Potential Blockbuster Drug AGI-134 Through Agalimmune Buyout

<b>Investment Highlights:</b><p>The company announced on March $23, 2017 the acquisition of UK-based private oncology company Agalimmune for $6M in cash and …

Oncology

6 reasons why people who spend money on others are happier

In today’s fast paced lives, we always look for a chance to make ourselves happy and nourish our wants and desires. There are hundreds and thousands …

Psychology

Arena Surface Impacts Fetlock Kinematics in Extended Trot

One of the most common injuries dressage horses suffer is to the suspensory ligament, which plays a major role in supporting the fetlock during …

Biology