A new study published recently in PLOS Computational Biology indicates that people's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process peaks at around age 25-meaning that this is also the age we're best equipped to outsmart computers.
Like death and taxes, bodily aging is one of life's certainties-but cognitive aging might not be. The mental deterioration most people associate with aging is linked to the widespread thinning of the brain's outermost layer, the cortex.
Inspired by the documentary "Left on Purpose," which chronicles the life of Mayer Vishner, an aging former yippie activist from the 1960s, and in partnership with AARP New York, the Elder Health Tree provides resources to improve the mental and financial health of America's older adults.
It's that time of year when we celebrate everyone's favorite pair of genes—April 25 is National DNA Day. And the National Human Genome Research Institute is ready to share the mitochondrial love.
The cast adornments are so popular that some children save them after their cast is removed.
Feeling stressed and uninspired? Plagued by anxiety, fear or fatigue? A new study conducted by BBC Worldwide in conjunction with the University of California at Berkeley prescribes not a drug or meditation podcast, but some quality time watching a nature documentary.
Epic Systems Corp. seemed to be getting into the doctor/patient connection game when it announced a new app this month: TinDr. The app would allow doctors and patients to swipe through a stream of...
What's black and white and might help humans regenerate their eyes all over? The tiny zebra fish. While only a few centimeters long, the freshwater minnow native to the Himalayan region is capable of amazing feats of regeneration. When their hearts, brains, fins or eyes are damaged, they...
Tech billionaire Elon Musk, whose ventures have ranged from building sleek electric cars to sponsoring space missions, is launching tech startup Neuralink to focus on linking brains to computers.
The recent implosion of the House GOP's replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act may have done more than save Medicaid coverage for millions. A number of marriages could also have been preserved in expansion states.
Where to find the healthiest hearts in the world? Turn your attention to the Tsimane people, a forager-horticulturalist people in the Bolivian Amazon.
The hairs on top of your head, while aesthetically pleasing, serve no function as critical as the hair-like fibers that could soon be inside your head.