Sounds, pressure, brain injury: Case of US gov’t employee in China raises alert

Enlarge / United States Consulate General Guangzhou, China, where an employee reported experiencing unexplained sounds and pressures that led to a brain injury. (credit: US Dept of State) The US government issued an alert Wednesday following reports that a government employee stationed in southern China experienced “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and […]

David Beckham’s yoga teacher says this 8-step desk routine will boost your brain power — and it only takes 5 minutes

Instagram Embed: // Width: 658px Shona Vertue is a Sydney-born yoga teacher based in London who has trained the likes of David Beckham. She created an eight-step ‘desk yoga sequence’ that takes just five minutes and shared it on her blog. She says it’ll boost your energy and concentration levels. There are many proven benefits […]

Homo naledi’s brain: Like ours, but smaller

Enlarge (credit: Hawks et al. 2017) Homo naledi’s brain may have been small, but it looked surprisingly similar to ours, according to a new study which suggests that structure may have come before size in the evolution of hominin brains. Measurements of skull fragments indicate that Homo naledi’s brain was about the same size as […]

David Beckham posted a heartfelt message to his old Manchester United boss who’s in intensive care after a brain haemorrhage

REUTERS Sir Alex Ferguson had emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday, May 5. The legendary former manager of Manchester United remains in intensive care. David Beckham sent a message of support to Ferguson and his family. David Beckham sent a message to his former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who had emergency surgery on […]

Don’t charge your brain implant during thunderstorms, docs warn after incident

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Barcroft Media) Last year, futurist Elon Musk announced a new project: a medical research company called Neuralink set to develop a new generation of brain implant devices—which may, among other things, help us in the coming AI apocalypse. But evil robots aside, the devices first have to face a more nefarious […]

10 Brain Training Hacks to Increase Your IQ, Focus and Creativity

Becoming smarter is what a lot of people look for. While joining brain training programmes is an option to increase your IQ, focus and creativity, it can be quite expensive. Luckily there are plenty of free brain training hacks you can learn to make your brain smarter. In this article, I’m going to introduce to […]

Friends can share similar brain waves, genetics, and personality traits — here’s why it happens

Peter Bernik / Shutterstock If you look at your friends, you may find that they are similar in a lot of ways. Research suggests this could be for a number of reasons. Friends tend to share similar brain waves, and react to situations in the same way. Also, you might share some genetic similarities with […]

Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

Enlarge / Brains are gross. (credit: Adeel Anwar / Flickr) The premiere of the second season of Westworld is a perfect time to ponder what makes us human. This is not new territory; such questions have long been dealt with in works of fiction, and they have appeared in science in the form of studies […]