Fashion alert: Scientists say hipster beards may soon go out of style

Subject displaying the four levels of beard Barnaby J. Dixson University of New South Wales Men are sprouting beards everywhere. Did the economic crisis have something to do with it? Are razor blades and shaving foam too expensive? Is this just another hot indie rocker hipster trend? Scientists are saying that it may not be …

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The future of commuting: Fly to work in a mini eco-friendly Citycopter

Fly Citycopter is new urban aerial vehicle designed by Eduardo Galvani Photo courtesy of : Eduardo Galvani @ hemisferiocriativo.com View all 11 photos From the ancient Greek Icarus to the Wright brothers our desire to fly has inspired some of our greatest scientific, cultural and political achievements. Now though with our urban population explosion and …

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UC Berkeley Neuroengineers consultants on movie ‘Transcendence’ with Johnny Depp

In an April 18, 2014, UC Berkeley press release, “Neuroengineers bring science cred, Berkeley feel to ‘Transcendence’ film” Sally Yang tells how and why Berkeley’s top research scientists became technical consultants for the new film, “Transcendence” which stars Johnny Depp in the role of the scientist, Will Caster. Director Wally Pfister, who won an Oscar …

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Fears of the ultimate computer: Star Trek’s Captain Kirk to Stephen Hawking

What happens when machines become smarter than humans? Will they take over the world? Is the survival of the human species at risk? These may seem like questions for science fiction enthusiasts, but with the release of recent movies like “Her” with Joaquin Phoenix and “Transcendence” with Johnny Depp, scientists are voicing their trepidation and …

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New scientific breakthrough proves why acupuncture works

New groundbreaking research shows that the insertion of an acupuncture needle into the skin disrupts the branching point of nerves called C fibres. These C fibres transmit low-grade sensory information over very long distances by using Merkel cells as intermediaries. Dr. Morry Silberstein of the Curtin University of Technology will publish his research in the …

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Study shows laughter produces brain waves like master of meditation

In a study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology conference meetings in San Diego, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired “true state of meditation.” Researchers, led by Lee Berk, an associate professor in …

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Scientists grow fully functional tooth from stem cells

Though teeth have been grown in mice before, scientists revealed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences success at growing a ‘fully functional’ tooth from stem cells in mice. The article states: “Here, we report a successful fully functioning tooth replacement in an adult mouse achieved through the transplantation of bioengineered tooth germ …

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Beyond a high IQ: Emotional, social and ecological intelligence (VIDEO)

Daniel Goleman, PhD, is a psychologist and former science journalist at the New York Times and best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and most recently, Ecological Intelligence. Goleman supports the concept that conventional intelligence measured by one’s IQ isn’t necessarily a measure of how intelligent or successful we are or will be. Abraham Maslow, …

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Incredible cures ignored by science: Royal Rife and others

In the 1950’s Dr. Royal Rife, an American inventor designed a very powerful microscope that could detect living microbes by the color of their vibratory rates. Financed by millionaires like Henry Timken, Rife invented the Universal Microscope with 5,682 parts. It was a miraculous machine that could see things smaller than waves of light (which …

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Spooky lecture from 1996 prophesizes the future of the WWW and its spiritual dimension

On February 1st 1996, at Mpath’s Internet Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California a video game developer named Brain Moriarty gave an amazing lecture “to a crowd that seemingly grew smaller and smaller as he talked on.” “The Point Is,” (1996) is a virtual and hypnotic roller-coaster ride that starts from a point of …

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Email marketing: Einstein, Darwin and Freud’s letter writing habits reveal a pattern

In a paper, “On Universality in Human Correspondence Activity,”  published in the journal “Science” by Northwestern University researchers, examined the letter correspondence of 16 famous writers, performers, politicians and scientists, including Einstein, Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Ernest Hemingway, and found that the 16 individuals sent letters randomly following a circadian cycle. “No matter …

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