A recent report from Europol's European Cybercrime Center includes a forecast that the world's first "online murder" will likely occur before the end of 2014.
Although music therapy is a hot topic, its mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the federal government that investigates unconventional therapies, invited Aniruddh Patel to talk about the possible effects of musical training on language and speech processing.
“If I offered you a million dollars if you could have an orgasm in the next 60 seconds,” said the psychologist to the woman, “what would you do or fantasize about in order to achieve that orgasm as quickly as possible?” “I would use my vibrator and probably run the other hand over the thicker [...]
The idea that our more distressing emotions such as grief and anger can best be understood as symptoms of physical illnesses is pervasive and seductive.
Nil by mouth, they say. But your tongue is so dry it sticks to the roof of your mouth. Your throat is sore from having a breathing tube down it for a couple of hours.
It’s been a while since my last post – I was not quite prepared for how busy I would be teaching 3 classes, doing research and planning a wedding would be.
There’s never been anything quite like this. The latest ripple effect of the 1945-65 baby boom will be a drug bill so high, that paying it, says Australia’s advisors, “is not possible.” How high is this bill going to be?
The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first eight Hallmarks of Cancer articles here.
“Against stupidity, even the gods strive in vain.” — Fredirich Schiller I've been glued to the Ebola news, riding the roller coaster of emotions.
The discoveries that the brain has defined systems that track an animal’s whereabouts so it knows where it is (and where it was) as it makes its way about the world were honored on Oct.
“Risky” is definitely not a one-size-fits-all concept. It’s not just that we aren’t all at the same level of every risk.
Editor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series by Ulyana Horodyskyj, who chronicled an earlier expedition to Nepal in a series called, "Climbing Mount Everest," which can be found by clicking here.
I’ve been over-posting this month, so I’m going to make my monthly “Cool Sh*t” post short. (See last month’s candidates here.) Below are three articles that offer provocative takes by smart, informed authors on important topics.
My new lab’s paper is out! I had nothing to do with this work (it was submitted just before I joined), but it’s an incredibly exciting study investigating the diverse microbial communities that grow on cheese rinds.
From high-fructose corn syrup to lean finely textured beef, health or safety concerns about specific food ingredients can capture the public's attention and have the potential to significantly impact the food industry.
Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and it’s dominated by raw, somewhat violent natures.
We are all well aware of the immense role that carbon plays in our lives. However, have you ever thought about the immense reservoir of carbon that exists deep beneath the earth’s surface?
Editor's Note: This is the fourth post in a series by Ulyana Horodyskyj, a geologist who is trying to determine how airborne particles such as soot that settle on massive glaciers affect how fast the ice melts.
I was hoping to chill out on Father’s Day, perhaps see the latest Tom Cruise sci-fi blockbuster, or stroll along the Hudson with my girlfriend.
What do you get when you add a little ultraviolet to images captured by the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014? Some pretty amazing images. By utilizing a full spectrum of colour from ultraviolet to near infared, NASA astronomers have created the most colourful deep space images to date.