Researchers Have Linked A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time Ever

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism  Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces. BRAIN MEETS IOT A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical…

Researchers: Depression May Be A Physical Illness Linked To Inflammation

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  Scientists are now calling the link between depression and inflammation caused by a faulty immune system definitive. Whether it’s causal or not, the connection opens up new avenues for treatment and new hope for sufferers. PHYSICAL ROOTS OF DEPRESSION Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists…

This Teacher’s Neat (But Extremely Gross) Experiment For Her Students Has Gone Viral

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Teaching children to love science can be difficult. Getting kids to wash their hands can be even more so. Well, one teacher in Gray’s Creek, North Carolina, has managed to do both for her class in one foul, really gross swoop. In a post that’s gone viral on Facebook, Donna Gill Allen showed off…

Animal Sanctuary Flooded By Hurricane Rushes To Save Everyone

By: Sarah V Schweig/The Dodo  “When you’re faced with circumstances like that you’re stronger than you think.” Renee King-Sonnen is the kind of person who has made a habit of overcoming the impossible. She married a cattle rancher — and now the ranch is a sanctuary. All the cows that were being raised for slaughter were saved, transformed…

New Low-Cost Cancer Treatment Could Kill Tumors With Ethanol

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  New research proves that an ethanol-based gel can achieve a 100 percent cure rate when injected directly into squamous cell tumors. This low-cost, easily administered cancer treatment could significantly improve outcomes in the developing world. ETHANOL-BASED CANCER TREATMENTS Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in…

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