Reverse Engineering the Brain: Why and How We’re Doing It

The human brain is an incredibly complicated biological computer. It controls everything from involuntary systems like breathing and heartbeat to memory and conscious thought. While researchers understand what the brain…

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The Anti-Vaccine Movement: What Is It, and Why Is It Happening?

The term “anti-vaxxing” is somewhat of a buzzword, and many people understandably wonder what spurred the anti-vaccine movement. From when they were kids, most people recognized vaccines protect them from…

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What Is Virtual Reality Therapy, And Does It Work?

Most of us face stress and anxiety in our lives to varying degrees. But mental health disorders are probably more prevalent than you realize, with an estimated one in five…

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What Are The Causes of Sleep Deprivation?

Sleep deprivation is a condition that occurs when you don’t receive enough sleep. The amount of sleep you need each night varies from person to person but typically falls between…

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Are Test Tubes the Kitchen of the Future?

Did you know that you can use physics and chemistry to create food with remarkably unique tastes, textures, and properties? Imagine a cocktail that has been compressed into a spherical…

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Finally: A Fitness Tracker for Mental Health

Fitness trackers are all the rage these days. They let us track our steps, improve our sleep, and count calories with dizzying precision. Lots of people have used them to…

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The Long-Foretold Dark Side of Wearable Technology

The downsides of technological progress have been well documented in science fiction stories for more than a hundred years now. So why does it feel like we can’t recognize some…

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‘Bionic Lens’ Could Change the Future of Corrective Vision

Shakespeare once said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. While I can’t verify the Bard’s statement, I will say that my eyesight probably isn’t the best. After…

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Robots Are Coming for Our Chefs’ Jobs Next

It’s no big surprise that, throughout the next few decades, certain everyday tasks will allow for automated alternatives. Whether it’s a self-driving car that can replace a taxi driver, or…

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Science Finally Proves It: Milk Is Overrated

A lot of us conduct our lives in accordance with what we call “conventional wisdom.” The only problem with that approach, of course, is how often conventional wisdom fails us,…

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