Drinking Alcohol Doesn't Actually Kill Brain Cells

Myth: Alcohol kills brain cells. Now, to qualify that title, pure alcohol will absolutely kill brain cells and many other types of cells, which is why it is used as a disinfectant. However, recent research has shown that the quantity of alcohol you could possibly take in, without killing yourself, does not introduce… » 1/10/14 5:00pm 1/10/14 5:00pm

Scientist Says a Dream TiVo Is Possible

Caltech researcher Moran Cerf says he "would like to read people's dreams." Well, wouldn't we all! Except that Dr. Cerf thinks it might be possible, based on his new research. Especially if your dream is about Bill and Hillary Clinton. » 10/28/10 3:48pm 10/28/10 3:48pm

Silicon Chip Mimics Brain Cells

The neuroscientists at the University of Southern California have created the first-ever silicon chip that can talk to live brain cells. The chip (which is about a millimeter square in size) functions as if it were an actual body part. » 4/05/07 8:18pm 4/05/07 8:18pm