Real-Life Telepathy Is Closer Than You Think

And it could become big business in the not-so-distant future. by David Axe Quietly over the past few months, the technology has started falling into place to allow people to communicate without words by transmitting their thoughts to each other via tiny, modem-like devices plugged into their brains. That’s right. Computer-aided telepathy. And it could become big business in the not-so-distant future. In April, a team of scientists from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University published in the journal Nature a paper detailing an ambitious experiment they’d recently conducted.  Three people worked together to play a crude version of the video game … Continue reading Real-Life Telepathy Is Closer Than You Think

But is it science?

Theoretical physicists who say the multiverse exists set a dangerous precedent: science based on zero empirical evidence by Jim Baggott is an awardwinning British popular-science author, with more than 25 years’ experience writing on topics in science, philosophy and history. His is the author of Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe (2018) and Quantum Reality: The Quest for the Real Meaning of Quantum Mechanics – A Game of Theories (forthcoming, 2020) He lives in Reading, UK. Edited by Nigel Warburton There is no agreed criterion to distinguish science from pseudoscience, or just plain ordinary … Continue reading But is it science?

The Earth’s mantle is a “geochemically diverse mosaic,” reveals team of geologists

by: Edsel Cook (Natural News) The typical visual depiction of the Earth’s mantle as a solid band of yellow-orange sitting between the crust and core has just received an update. A recent paper in Nature Geoscience now describes it as “more heterogenous” than what people previously thought. An international group led by the University of Utah provided a more diverse representation of the mantle, far different compared to the lava that reaches the surface. “If you look at a painting from Jackson Pollock, you have a lot of different colors,” explained lead author Sarah Lambart, a geology professor at the University of Utah. “Those colors represent different mantle components and … Continue reading The Earth’s mantle is a “geochemically diverse mosaic,” reveals team of geologists

Leveraging Analogies in Psychiatry

by Raviteja Innamuri, MD, DPM Deepa Ramaswamy, MD Some of the biggest challenges in clinical practice revolve around patient education: ensuring medication adherence and explaining difficult medical concepts to patients. Analogies can be an effective tool in the therapeutic armamentarium. This paper elucidates steps in discussing analogies and contains several useful analogies for various problems encountered in psychiatric practice. Psychoeducation Patient and caregiver education for psychiatric illness is often referred to as psychoeducation. It may also be defined as the education of a person with a psychiatric disorder (and their caregivers) in subject areas that serve the goals of treatment and … Continue reading Leveraging Analogies in Psychiatry

6 truly bizarre facts about the human skeleton

In short: Bones are pretty f*ing cool. By Adam Taylor and Rebecca Shepherd Bones are amazing. People are often surprised to learn that bone is a living tissue. It is widely understood that our bones have the ability to repair themselves after breaks and fractures. But they are also constantly removing and rebuilding themselves in response to everyday activity, in a cellular process that we call remodeling. Here are some other facts about the skeleton. 1. Not everyone has 206 bones Textbooks teach that there are 206 bones in the human skeleton as the anatomical norm. But babies are born with over … Continue reading 6 truly bizarre facts about the human skeleton

This Scientist Believes Aging Is Optional

In his new book, ‘Lifespan,’ celebrated scientist David Sinclair lays out exactly why we age—and why he thinks we don’t have to by Graham Averill The oldest-known living person is Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman who is a mind-boggling 116 years old. But if you ask David Sinclair, he’d argue that 116 is just middle age. At least, he thinks it should be. Sinclair is one of the leading scientists in the field of aging, and he believes that growing old isn’t a natural part of life—it’s a disease that needs a cure.  Sounds crazy, right? Sinclair, a Harvard professor who made Time’s list … Continue reading This Scientist Believes Aging Is Optional

Controversial Review of The Female Orgasm Suggests a New Role For The Clitoris

by CARLY CASSELLA It’s one of the most contentious questions in the evolution of human sexuality: why does the female orgasm exist? Historically ignored and disparaged by scientists, the role of the clitoris in sexual arousal remains cloaked in enigma, even to this day. Unlike men, whose sperm is crucial for reproduction, women do not need to orgasm in order to have children, and in the vast majority of cases, normal intercourse does not stimulate their clitoris enough to reach a climax. So why does it even exist? Today, there are two broad and competing theories, both of which have their limitations. Depending on which you believe, … Continue reading Controversial Review of The Female Orgasm Suggests a New Role For The Clitoris