One of the most important shifts occurring in our understanding of the human body is its interconnectedness with our mind. For eons“mind-body” has been in vogue in various circles (sometimes the vague “spirit” is thrown in), but even that term is ultimately futile: the mind is an aspect of the body, a function of...
At some point in life, you've probably asked yourself how in-control of your own actions you are. Could you have stopped yourself from eating that extra morsel? In other words, do you have free will? This question is a biggie, and any answer only brings up more questions. If we are free, we must decide what...
Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures of Shroedinger’s cat. Now a new study lends support to another mind-bender - the idea of retrocausality, which basically proposes that the future can influence the past and the effect, in essence, happens before the cause. At...
People with Alzheimer's disease may have higher levels of bacteria in their brains compared to people without the condition, a small new study suggests. Although more research is needed to confirm the findings, the study may provide evidence to support the hypothesis that inflammation — including inflammation from bacterial infections — contributes to Alzheimer's disease, the study's...
A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first commercial, fully transparent solar-power-generating windows. The windows have solar cells installed in the edges at a specific angle that allows the incoming solar light to be efficiently transformed into electricity. "Large...
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