Do you believe the brain can be changed? Or that you can think yourself into a different person? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction.
Even worms have free will. If offered a delicious smell, for example, a roundworm will usually stop its wandering to investigate the source, but sometimes it won’t. Just as with humans, the same stimulus does not always provoke the same response, even from the same individual. New research at Rockefeller University, published online in Cell, offers a new neurological explanation for this variability, derived by studying a simple three-cell network within the roundworm brain.
New technology allows scientists to make accurate edits to DNA strands. Are we close to eliminating genetic diseases? Or is this technology going to be used for the wrong reasons?
New research demonstrates that it is possible to replicate the heart through 3D printing using biological materials. How far will technology go?
Do you think animals can laugh? The author shows that a few animals can take a joke, and dolphins appear to have a great sense of humor.
A band-aid technology? This new invention the smart bandages could signal the end of infections.
Check out this major medical advancement: U.S. researchers have grown working vocal chords in a lab from human cells!
The author shares how shares how Tesla’s gigafactory will produce as much renewable energy as it uses. This can be emulated by others to reduce the footprint on the environment.
In a historic surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center, surgeons of a team of over 100 individuals operated for 26 hours.
This technology could drastically reduce the carbon footprint of the entire planet, while lawmakers continue to pay lip service to the issue of global warming.
Check out this cool new pollution-eating invention the ‘Row Bot’ — a tiny machine that creates sustainable energy.
Is mainstream science just as biased as the field of parapsychology it lambasts? Rupert Sheldrake talks about the lack of credibility of modern science.
Scientists believe they may have caught a glimpse of a parallel universe bumping up against ours. They’ve seen hints in signals from the most distant points of the universe that suggest the fabric of our universe has been disrupted by another incredibly different universe.
Is your iPhone tracking you without your permission?