When You Scramble Names, It’s Because of Love

“Sammy, Marie, Baxter, Lauren!” Your parents might have run through your siblings’ names and the dog’s before landing on yours.  But why do we do that? Samantha Deffler, a cognitive scientist at Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida, set out with her colleagues, Cassidy Fox, Christin Ogle, and senior researcher David Rubin, to conduct a […]

To Solve Its Hardest Problems, Silicon Valley Turns to Physicists

It’s a bad time to be a physicist. At least, that’s what Oscar Boykin says. He majored in physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 2002 he finished a physics PhD at UCLA. But four years ago, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered the Higgs boson, a subatomic particle first […]

Scientists Develop The First Biological Pacemaker From Stem Cells

These stem cells activate electrical impulses that trigger the contraction of the heart!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG-IBGTIXL4 Custom engineered health is quickly becoming a reality where scientists take your own stem cells from one area of the body and then reintroduce them to another area of your body where they have stopped working or were destroyed (for example, […]

Parkinson’s disease protection may begin in the gut

Your gut may play a pivotal role in preventing the onset of Parkinson’s disease. And the reason may be its knack for sleuthing. Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the gut may be key to preventing Parkinson’s disease. Cells located in the intestine spark an immune response that protects nerve cells, or […]

Nobel Goes to Worlds Tiniest Machines

“This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the world’s smallest machines,” said Goran Hansson, a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences which conferred the award. The French, Scottish and Dutch scientists had developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added, the Academy said in a statement awarding […]

You Have A Second Brain [video]

Turns out you have TWO brains!  Written by Annik Carson, Gregory Brown, Rachel Salt, and Mitchell Moffit ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/  Further reading — http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic… http://www.brainstimjrnl.com/article/… http://www.pnas.org/content/108/38/16050 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18… http://www.scientificamerican.com/art… http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health… http://neurosciencestuff.tumblr.com/p… http://www.theatlantic.com/health/arc… http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/28/mag… http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/21/459… This article originally appeared at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Ftj5E90tY

Autistic children can “see” emotions with Google Glass app

Stanford University researchers are testing software that is meant to help autistic children with social cues. The Google Glass software reads the emotions on people’s faces, then tells the user what those emotions are. Early research is yielding positive results.  This article originally appeared at: http://mashable.com/2016/06/23/google-glass-autistic-research/#VlGlPLDkI5q5