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!
In a historic surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center, surgeons of a team of over 100 individuals operated for 26 hours.
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.
Neurogenesis is necessary to improve mood, increase memory formation and prevent the decline associated with aging as well.
Dimensional portals are found within the earth’s magnetic field, and they are in a direct line to the sun’s atmosphere 93 million miles away.
For decades, Americans struggled through angst-filled and turbulent teenage years only to become happier once they reached the full bloom of adulthood. But that link between age and happiness disappeared in 2010, according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science on Nov. 5. Adolescents have become steadily happier while those in their thirties are more miserable.
Theoretical physics posits that additional dimensions could exist beyond our perceptive reach. In this video, string theorist and World Science Festival chairman Brian Greene dives head-first into the search for extra dimensions.
New evidence gathered from the Karoo Basin in South Africa sheds light on a catastrophic extinction event that occurred more than 250 million years ago and wiped out more than 90 percent of life in Earth’s oceans and about 70 percent of animal species on land.