Cyanide & Happiness WTF?
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Brain Control - Technology Review →
Technology Review visits Ed Boyden, an assistant professor at the Media Lab and leader of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT, in his lab, where he demonstrates a device to turn neurons on and off and discusses how photosensitive proteins can be used to study and manipulate the workings on the brain.
approachingsignificance: Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain | Video on TED.com
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psychotherapy: Siblings Share Genes, But Rarely...
A young lad falls in love with a princess, the content of his whole life lies in...– Kierkegaard, Soren. Fear and Trembling (1843)
GHOSTLY CREATURE EMERGES FROM OCEAN'S DEPTHS →
Nov. 24, 2010 — Scientists unveiled on Wednesday a gossamer, ghostly creature discovered in the deepest reaches of the ocean between Indonesia and the Philippines. The squidworm, up to 9.4 centimeters (3.7 inches) in length, is far more elegant than its name would suggest. Swimming upright, it navigates by moving two body-length rows of thin, paddle-shaped protrusions that cascade like...
Is There a "Do Good" Gene? (Psych Central) →
psychotherapy: A new study suggests genetics may influence an individual’s enjoyment of performing good deeds for other people. According to the study by researchers at the University of Bonn, a minute change in a particular gene is associated with a significantly higher willingness to donate time or money. People with the genetic alteration gave twice as much money on average to a charitable...
What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain →
For all of its wild popularity, caffeine is one seriously misunderstood substance. It’s not a simple upper, and it works differently on different people with different tolerances—even in different menstrual cycles. But you can make it work better for you.
Give Me Something To Read: Give Me Something To... →
givemesomethingtoread: This was my first full year at the helm of Give Me Something To Read, and to mark it, I’ve compiled this list of the best articles and essays I posted through 2010 (limited to those that were actually published in 2010). Best, obviously, is subjective, and what this list comprises is a selection…
Your mom and I are going to divorce next month.
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How Fructose Impairs the Memory →
New study reveals how the simple sugar impedes recal
CAFFEINATED ENERGY DRINKS TIED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE →
As the government weighs a ban on alcoholic drinks containing caffeine, a new study sheds light of the dangers of mixing these substances.
A Drug That Could Give You Perfect Visual Memory →
romeviharo: Imagine if you could look at something once and remember it forever. You would never have to ask for directions again. Now a group of scientists has isolated a protein that mega-boosts your ability to remember what you see. Read more @ Mad Science.
I know that I shall never again meet anything or anybody who will inspire me...– Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (1938)
SLEEPING WITH TV ON LINKED TO DEPRESSION →
THE GIST Exposure to dim lights when it should be dark may contribute to depression. Light exposure at the wrong times of day has been linked to all sorts of health problems. To boost your mood, it might help to give yourself some solid hours of true darkness at night.
CHINESE NOODLE DINNER BURIED FOR 2,500 YEARS →
Really old leftovers.