When You Have an Orgasm for No Reason

Imagine you’re playing a video game, maybe walking somewhere, basically minding your own business when the orgasm arrives. No arousal, no physical stimulation, no buildup, no control: just an instantaneous shift from status quo to woaaah. It’s called an orgasmic seizure. Here’s what scientists are learning from people… » 8/18/15 11:30am 8/18/15 11:30am

A silk brain implant that treats epilepsy then melts away

Tomorrow's anti-seizure medication may be a soft piece of silk like this one, planted in your brain, slowly releasing chemicals that have been locked into its absorbent fibers. That's the finding of a new NIH study, which demonstrated that epileptic rats given this treatment suffered from far fewer seizures. » 7/31/13 5:15pm 7/31/13 5:15pm

First-Ever Example of a Computer Hack Attacking People's Brains

Neal Stephenson speculated about computer viruses that could crash human brains in his classic novel Snow Crash, but the technology to do something like that has always seemed (luckily) far in the future. Now, however, computer hackers have created a loophole that lets them do it today. Over a month ago, a group of… » 5/08/08 11:10am 5/08/08 11:10am