Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an interesting question: How can we bring back lost memories?
Our senses build the framework for a lot of our memories. Smells, scents, tastes, touch and sight are how we approach the world, but is that the extent of what they have to offer? Can our senses impact how long we live?
Our brain makes us what we are. Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important. We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way. So, what makes our brain work at its best?
Whether you’re building a house or baking a cake, you have to start with the raw ingredients. In nearly every situation, the basic components build and develop into the final product. For life, the basic components reside within our DNA and dictate nearly every single thing about us, so - can we alter our own DNA?
There sure are a lot of distractions in our world. The more we discover or understand, the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff. So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes and constant changes, how do we manage to focus on anything?
As we understand more about health and nutrition, the more we strive to make our bodies as healthy as possible. This means practicing proper dietary standards, exercising and keeping health risks at bay. One of the largest aspects of this is dealing with the fat on our bodies, but is there such a thing as good fat?
Somewhere around 4.5 billion years ago a gigantic ball of mass started to take shape and would eventually become where we all live. So, the notion of a planet that can harbor life is not a strange one - after all, we happen to live on one. Are there any other places that are similar? Can we live on another planet?
After years of putting it off, scientists finally got around to studying procrastination. An in-depth study concluded that procrastination is a byproduct of our evolutionary development. So, why do we procrastinate?
Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact. That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?