10 Personal Attributes You Never Knew You Inherited From Your Parents

10 Personal Attributes You Never Knew You Inherited From Your Parents

You have brown eyes like your mom and long legs like your dad. Things like this are incredible when you think about it: we inherited every physical attribute from our parents, from copies of their genes. But what other things came from our predecessors?   Homo-Intelligentis took a look at the latest research into genetics and discovered some surprising things. Here are ten personal features you inherit from your parents…

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, has some insights that might just get you back on the sunny side. It’s all got to do with neuroscience.

Study: Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance

Study: Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance

There are many attempts to improve student performance which result in a host of measures, ranging from misguided to inspired. Such efforts include not assigning students homework, recalibrating standardized tests to account for unfair background advantages, or subjecting students to the hard-to-fathom Common Core standards. But a recent endeavor in the UK found another solution which actually appeared to have worked – the students were taught philosophy!

Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

Almost Half of What’s In a Chromosome Is Still a Mystery

by ROBBY BERMAN Artist’s conception of DNA (ESB PROFESSIONALS) While it’s true that every chromosome contains some of 25,000 genes, it now turns out to be the case that this is only a little more than half the story. Computer modeling has revealed that up to 47% of each chromosome is an enigmatic sheath-like substance called the “chromosome periphery,” something about which little is known. That’s because it’s almost impossible to get a good look at in actual chromosomes.

UCLA Scientists “Jump-start” the Brain of a Coma Patient with New Device

UCLA Scientists “Jump-start” the Brain of a Coma Patient with New Device

by PAUL RATNER A new ultrasound treatment by UCLA scientists was used to restart brain activity in a 25-year-old man recovering from a coma. Before the treatment, the man showed few signs of consciousness and understanding speech, able to perform very limited movements. Three days after the treatment, the man could fully understand language, communicated by nodding his head and even fist-bumped one of the doctors.

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose

Pain Management Should Soon Be Possible Without Fear of Addiction or Overdose

There is an epidemic going on today that you hear almost nothing about. Yet it effects around 50 million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). That’s more than those diagnosed with diabetes and cancer combined. It’s a chronic pain epidemic and it’s everywhere. Such pain is not only devastating for the person and their family, it is also the leading cause of disability. A higher number of cases puts more of a burden on the healthcare system and hampers economic growth. So it isn’t only the person…