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The brain: a radical rethink is needed to understand itMarch 17, 2017 Has neuroscience been on the wrong track for centuries? (credit: Justin Pickard/Flickr, CC BY-SA) Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent research increasingly suggests that we may be taking completely the wrong path if we are to ever understand the human mind.
How Humans Are Shaping Our Own EvolutionLike other species, we are the products of millions of years of adaptation. Now we're taking matters into our own hands. By D.T. Max Illustrations by Owen FreemanThis story appears in the April 2017 issue of *National Geographic* magazine.When I met the cyborg Neil Harbisson, in Barcelona, he looked like any local hipster, except for the black antenna arching impressively from the back of his skull over his mop of blond hair./.../
‘Negative mass’ created at Washington State University April 18, 2017 [image: Experimental images of an expanding spin-orbit superfluid Bose-Einstein condensate at different expansion times (credit: M. A. Khamehchi et al./Physical Review Letters)] Washington State University (WSU) physicists have created a fluid with “negative mass,” which means that if you push it, it accelerates toward you instead of away, in apparent violation of Newton’s laws. The phenomenon can be used to explore some of the more challenging concepts of the cosmos, said Michael Forbes, PhD, a WSU assistant … m...mais »
*Enviado pelo amigo David Denton*Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia - and are FAR more dangerous than drinks sweetened with sugar - *Boston University researchers found aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries - as opposed to sugar-sweetened drinks* - *They found a direct link between this damage and dementia or stroke risk* - *The news comes amid a surge in popularity for diet drinks in kids and adults* By Sophie Borland Health Editor For The Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 21:00 BST, 20 April 2017 | UPDATED: 01:33 BST, 21 April...mais »
Zeros to heroes: 10 unlikely ideas that changed the world (Image: Hulton Deutsch Collection/Corbis) No matter how elegant or ingenious they may at first seem, most novel scientific ideas turn out to be false. But for a remarkable few, the opposite is the case. Written off when first proposed, they turn out to be not only true but world-changing. In an era when research funding is scarce, these 10 ideas serve as a timely reminder of the value of pure science not only in terms of satisfying our curiosity, but ultimately for its endless practical uses.
[image: The Conversation] Academic rigor, journalistic flair *Academics can change the world – if they stop**talking only to their peers*March 8, 2016 11.41pm EST •Updated March 31, 2017 5.21am EDT What’s the point of academics producing amazing research if they don’t share it widely with the general public? Print Research and creative thinking can change the world. This means that academics have enormous power. But, as academics Asit Biswas and Julian Kirchherr have warned, the overwhelming majority are not shaping today’s public debates./.../
April 20, 2017 Beyond Medication ReconciliationThe Correct Medication List Adam J. Rose, MD, MSc1,2; Shira H. Fischer, MD, PhD1; Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, MD, MPH2 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA. Published online April 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.4628 Medication reconciliation is a major focus of quality measurement activities, and according to The Joint Commission, primary care clinicians are expected to reconcile a patient’s medications at every visit.1 In principle, medication reconciliation is quite important; in practice, however, it has failed to have a demonstr...mais »
The end of capitalism has begun Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian [image: Postcapitalism evolution. Illustration by Joe Magee]
The 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: a new visual guide to data and development [image: World Bank Data Team's picture] SUBMITTED BY WORLD BANK DATA TEAM ON MON, 04/17/2017 - [image: Facebook logo] - - INSHARE - [image: Print] - - ADD COMMENT Also available in: 中文 | العربية | Español | Français The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicat...mais »
Meet the 2017 TIME 100Here are the most influential people in the world: the artists, icons, leaders, pioneers and titans who are shaping the future How We Pick the TIME 100"Some years the list has the feel of a loose, lively dinner party, people who mostly don’t know one another but would get along if they did,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs writes. "This year is a bit more complicated”
What Specialties Earned the Most in 2016? HealthLeaders MediaAlso, IT banishes patient misidentification - SAVESAVED - - - - - - by HealthLeaders Media Staff April 17, 2017 Orthopedic surgeons earned the most among specialists while pediatric physicians earned the least in 2016, according to a recent compensation survey. The ECRI created a toolkit to help eliminate patient misidentification through health information technology.
Networks of Narcissists: Social Media and Narcissismby Neuroscience News A new study reports narcissists are drawn to social network platforms as they see them as the ideal stages to showcase themselves. Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 18, 2017 at 4:02 pm | Tags: grandiose narcissists, narcissism, social networks | URL: http://wp.me/p4sXNK-aqo Comment See all comments
A Must-See: Incredible Medical and Science Images Gabriel Miller | April 13, 2017 - - - - 1 of 24 - Contributor Information - - *Recomendado pelo AMICOR Reginaldo Hollanda Albuquerque (Brasília)* [image: Slide 1] 2017 Wellcome Image Awards For the past 20 years, Wellcome Images has showcased the best in science and medical image making. This year's exhibition honors 22 winning images created using techniques as varied as photography and illustration to super-resolution microscopy and medical scan
5 Ways Henrietta Lacks Changed Medical Science The controversial history of her "immortal" cells will be the subject of an HBO movie - By Leah Samuel, STAT on April 14, 2017 - Multiphoton fluorescence image of stained HeLa cells. *Credit: NIH Getty Images* Henrietta Lacks’s cells have long been familiar to scientists — but it was the ethical controversy around those cells that made her famous to the wider world. Her fame was thanks to an award-winning book published in 2010 that explored how, in the course of Lacks’s treatment for cancer, doctors isolated what became the fi...mais »
[image: Image shows a network of balls and sticks.] Most applications of deep learning use “convolutional” neural networks, in which the nodes of each layer are clustered, the clusters overlap, and each cluster feeds data to multiple nodes (orange and green) of the next layer. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT. Neural Networks Explainedby Neuroscience News A look at the history, and the future, of neural networks and deep learning.Read more of this post *Neuroscience News* | April 17, 2017 at 7:49 am | Tags: deep learning, neural nets, Perceptrons, shallo...mais »