This App Could Help You Overcome Jetlag Faster

Entrain is an app designed by mathematicians at the University of Michigan and Yale University to minimize the effects of jetlag. They've released the app for free so that folks like us can try it out and help perfect it. » 4/13/14 11:30am 4/13/14 11:30am

This Could Be the First Animal to Live Entirely Inside a Computer

Animals are exceptionally complicated things. So complicated, in fact, that we've never actually built one ourselves. But the day is fast approaching when we'll be able to create digital versions of organisms on a computer — from the way they move right through to their behaviors. Here's how we'll do it. » 4/10/14 11:30am 4/10/14 11:30am

New Implant Helps Paralyzed Patients Regain Partial Use Of Their Legs

After receiving an implant that electrically stimulates the spinal cord, four paraplegic men can now voluntarily move their previously paralyzed legs. It's a breakthrough that's poised to revolutionize the treatment of paralysis. » 4/08/14 12:15pm 4/08/14 12:15pm

Why a Head Injury Can Be Far Worse Than You Realize

Each year in the United States, 2.5 million people will visit the ER for traumatic head injury. Of them, 50,000 will die. And those who do recover often exhibit lingering effects. It's a serious public health issue that's only getting worse. Here's what you need to know about protecting your head. » 4/01/14 11:40am 4/01/14 11:40am

Sleep Loss Could be Ruining Your Brain

Bad news for people who've made a habit of pulling all-nighters. New findings out of the University of Pennsylvania are the first to show that long-term sleep deprivation can lead to the loss of brain cells — possibly resulting in permanent brain damage. » 3/20/14 9:40am 3/20/14 9:40am

Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity

The ability to retain and recall information is an imperfect process even at the best of times — a shortcoming that now appears to be no accident. A new study shows that our brains are actively making us forget unimportant details, and that if it didn't, we'd probably go insane. » 3/14/14 2:20pm 3/14/14 2:20pm

Explore the Inside of a Fruit Fly Brain in Stunning 3D

Brains are really complicated, even for the smallest of critters. If you're a scientist who studies brains, then you might try to use some common words so that other scientists will know what you're trying to communicate. People who study vertebrates generally agree on their terminology, which makes mammal and bird… » 3/13/14 10:20am 3/13/14 10:20am

Canadian student has "out of body experiences" whenever she wants

After attending a lecture on "out of body experiences," a 24-year-old student from the University of Ottawa approached her professor saying, "I thought everybody could do that." She can apparently do this at will — making her the first person with this condition to be studied. » 3/10/14 7:20am 3/10/14 7:20am