We often wonder whether there’s a connection between the dreams we have and what goes on in our lives while we’re awake, particularly if we have recurring dreams. Psychologists will tell you that, yes, dreams are directly connected with our thoughts and feelings, and some professionals happen to interpret dreams on a regular basis.
Giving an iPad, or any other tablet, to kids under two is akin to child abuse because the digital world presented on the screen may distort the way they perceive reality, a psychologist claims. More →
Paralysis is one condition modern medicine has yet to overcome, but many research projects are looking at ways of restoring mobility to accident victims. In fact, such research recently allowed one man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down to walk again with the help of specialized neurostimulation and an exoskeleton.
The interesting part is that the man, a former athlete who lost his sight in 1998 and then broke his spine in 2010, was able to control his muscles using help from the new technology. More →
Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a breakthrough discovery related to how cells replicate in cancer patients, how to put a stop to the process, and even how to reverse a tumor. More →
A 16-year-old inventor came up with a clever way to detect heart disease faster and cheaper than before. The method involves a hacked printer that can quickly perform a test that’ll offer clues about whether a person might have heart disease. More →
After 13 years of darkness, Carmen Torres has received a miraculous bionic eye implant that can restore her vision. The device won’t actually allow her to see as she did before the implant, but she’ll be able to discern between light and darkness, something that wasn’t possible for her in the years preceding the intervention. More →
Do you get terribly angry at people when you’re really hungry? Do you know anyone who’s behaving that way when they’re hungry? It turns out it’s perfectly normal for some people to act that way, and they can’t help themselves. More →
Think you know how many calories you need to burn to lose a pound? If you answered 3,500 calories, you’re wrong, new research shows. More →
We keep associating the heart with love, but the fact is that the brain is actually in charge of all our emotions. The brain does the heavy lifting before, during and after a relationship, and new studies have looked at what happens in the brain after a breakup. More →
Nike has an awesome new sneaker design ready for people with disabilities that makes it easier than every for them to take their shoes on and off. The new zipper is meant to help any disabled individual get those shoes off and on quickly, without having to waste time or fight with traditional shoelaces or zippers that might be otherwise harder to operate. The Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease sneaker, shown in the image above, has a wraparound zipper system that lets the wearer open the show with just one hand, at which point he or she could remove the shoe without much physical effort. More →
You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about why our hands are so weirdly shaped, but there are scientists who devote plenty of time to the matter. In fact, there are several theories out there that explain why human hands are shaped differently than a primate’s as part of our quest for a better understanding our evolution. More →