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The Creepy Appeal of the Bad Guy Narrator

When the bad guy pops into your head and demands a novel, what can you do? That's easy. You write from the point of view of a narcissist.

Pursuing immortality: why “cyborgs” are the species of the future

Technology has come quite a long way to be where it is today. In fact, to put things into perspective, take out your smartphone and visually dissect it for a moment. Notice its weight, its interface, its design and the fact that it can fit snugly in your pocket or comfortably in the palm of your hand. Show More Summary

Snake-inspired skin: the future of sensory prosthetics

The field of prosthetics is a niche, yet integral component, in showing how technology can increase the quality of life of those around us. Whilst amputees may not represent the majority of the general populace, they are reaping theShow More Summary

Could a new development in antibody therapy change the way we treat HIV?

According to WHO, there are approximately 36.7 million people living with HIV across the globe. This virus accounts for 1.1 million deaths per year, but despite billions of dollars and decades of research, there is still no cure or vaccine. Show More Summary

The Art of Deliberate Daydreaming

If you work within a company, deliberate daydreaming makes you both dangerous and indispensable.

Privacy may soon be obsolete—but at what cost?

Digital technology has allowed us the ease and comfort of getting what we want almost instantaneously. All we have to do is go online and gain access to endless services, downloadable content, and a multitude of social media platforms. Of...Show More Summary

Defining the value of art only gets harder

No two people can look at a work of art and think about it in the same way. We all have our own interpretations about what's good art and bad art, what's innovative and what's unoriginal, what's valuable and what worthless. Despite that,...Show More Summary

Parkinson's disease affected by the human gut microbiome

New research can now add to the age-old adage: You are what you eat. But in this case, you are also what helps you eat, i.e. the bacteria in your gut/stomach.      Recent mounting evidence shows that our gut health and composition impacts our neurological health. Show More Summary

The science behind hunger

The science behind hunger, desire, and overweight  The world seems to be at a paradoxical crossroad on the issue of hunger. On the one hand, almost 800 million people or a whopping 10% of the world's population are facing severe hunger and undernourishment. Show More Summary

The Science of the Daydreaming Paradox for Innovation

Most people aren’t trained to daydream on purpose. That’s where the art of deliberate daydreaming comes in and where science is catching up with the wisdom.

Living to 1000 years old to become a reality

Research is beginning to support the notion that aging is a disease rather than a natural part of life. This is encouraging anti-aging researchers to boost their efforts in "curing" aging. And if they succeed, humans could be livingShow More Summary

Scientists find safe way of tanning skin

With the summer heat settling in, many are heading to the beaches and poolsides to soak up the sun's rays, all in an effort get their golden tans. In the winter, many of these same people will resort to artificial tanning beds in the hopes of maintaining these tans year-round. Show More Summary

Is depression a mental illness?

"You don't even know what it’s like to live with a mental illness the way I do—depression is a very real thing!”    Depression is nothing to scoff at. However, in this day and age of political correctness, fear of unintentionally offending...Show More Summary

How do the brains of a SuperAger stay that sharp?

Full-blown Alzheimer pathology in the brains does not always bring about Alzheimer's disease, concluded scientists at Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC).    The scientists looked at the brains of eight ‘SuperAgers’ older...Show More Summary

Evolving our definition of life into a spectrum

Life: something so meaningful and precious to most, yet something that can actually be quite difficult to define. Even though life is something that has existed for millions of years, and even though it is something we all must go through and...Show More Summary

Artificial intelligence, the next matchmaker

How AI could change the face of dating  Technology has simplified consumer convenience. One area that has been significantly simplified is dating. You no longer have to spend countless hours reading advice columns or channeling your inner Casanova to ask someone out face-to-face. Show More Summary

Why millennials are embracing alternative diets

Millennials are known for a lot of things, but something that doesn’t come up is why they’ve adopted alternative dietary habits. More millennials are moving towards veganism, embracing vegetarianism, and even trying pescatarianism (vegetarians...Show More Summary

The future of human evolution

 When we think of evolution, we think of legendary scientists such as Darwin, Lamarck, Woese and others. We are the beautiful products of millions of years of selection and mutations, developed into one super organism, but are we correct...Show More Summary

The Hipster & the Clairvoyant: 6 Bad Openings for Your Book

Finish your novel or memoir with the help of book doctor Dinty W. Moore's six easy-to-identify missteps beginning writers often make.

“Mussel Glue” closes wounds without stitches or scaring

In 2015, a substance derived from the everyday mussel has been shown to help prevent the formation of scar tissue. Already this "mussel glue" has been successfully used in numerous clinical applications, leading to the development of an improved...Show More Summary

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