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Top 5 Reasons to Try Phenibut
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If you have not heard of this supplement called phenibut, now is a good time to take a good look and see exactly what it can do for your body. Phenibut was first discovered and used in Russia in their clinics for anxiolytic effects and as a nootropic to help with anxiety, stress, depression, and many other conditions. The phenibut dosages vary depending on what effect the user hopes to achieve.
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Why We Keep Losing Our Keys.

Losing things is irritating and yet we are a forgetful people. The average person misplaces up to nine items a day, and one-third of respondents in a poll said they spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for items—cellphones, keys and paperwork top the list, according to an online survey of 3,000 people published in 2012 by a British insurance company.

Everyday forgetfulness isn't a sign of a more serious medical condition like Alzheimer's or dementia. And while it can worsen with age, minor memory lapses are the norm for all ages, researchers say. Our genes are at least partially to blame, experts say.

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Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

Saving electricity is always a concern in modern world. In Netherlands, interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering firm Heijmans to work in a glow in the dark road to replace street lights or be used in areas where there are none. The technology is already tested and will be officially launching later this month.

The road paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that can absorb daylight and slowly release a green glow at night for up to eight hours.

In the future, the team wants to develop weather symbols that appeared on the road once the temperature reached a certain level. A temperature-sensitive paint mixture would be used to create giant snow flake-shaped symbols on the tarmac to warn users that the road may be icy.

via: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291
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Best Nootropics for Short Term Memory
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While you may have heard of prescription strength nootropic solutions, this analysis will focus on over the counter products that act in a similar and in some cases enhanced fashion in contrast to their prescription strength counter parts. Two supplements that have been shown to do just that are huperzine-A and piracetam.
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Are the clinical effects of #homoeopathy #placebo effects?

Homoeopathy is widely used, but specific effects of homoeopathic remedies seem implausible. Bias in the conduct and reporting of trials is a possible explanation for positive findings of trials of both homoeopathy and conventional medicine. We analysed trials of homoeopathy and conventional medicine and estimated treatment effects in trials least likely to be affected by bias.

110 homoeopathy trials and 110 matched conventional-medicine trials were analysed. The median study size was 65 participants (range ten to 1573). 21 homoeopathy trials (19%) and nine (8%) conventional-medicine trials were of higher quality. In both groups, smaller trials and those of lower quality showed more beneficial treatment effects than larger and higher-quality trials. When the analysis was restricted to large trials of higher quality, the odds ratio was 0·88 (95% CI 0·65—1·19) for homoeopathy (eight trials) and 0·58 (0·39—0·85) for conventional medicine (six trials).

Biases are present in placebo-controlled trials of both homoeopathy and conventional medicine. When account was taken for these biases in the analysis, there was weak evidence for a specific effect of homoeopathic remedies, but strong evidence for specific effects of conventional interventions. This finding is compatible with the notion that the clinical effects of homoeopathy are placebo effects.

Paper: Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects? Comparative study of placebo-controlled trials of homoeopathy and allopathy
Aijing Shang MD,Karin Huwiler-Müntener MD,Linda Nartey MD,Peter Jüni MD,Stephan Dörig,Jonathan AC Sterne PhD,Daniel Pewsner MD,Prof Matthias Egger MD
The Lancet - 27 August 2005 ( Vol. 366, Issue 9487, Pages 726-732 ) 
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(05)67177-2

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Using Nootropics for Motivation
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The majority of the nootropics produce some form of motivation but let’s take a look at a few that have been especially noted to increase motivation.
#nootropics #motivation #supplements  
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New study explains evolution of duplicate #genes .

Researchers have shown that a process called DNA methylation can shield duplicate genes from being removed from the genome during natural selection. The redundant genes survive and are shaped by evolution over time, giving birth to new cellular functions.

At least half of the genes in the human genome are duplicates. Duplicate genes are not only redundant, but they can be bad for cells. Most duplicate genes accumulate mutations at high rates, which increases the chance that the extra gene copies will become inactive and lost over time due to natural selection.

The new study found that soon after some duplicate genes form, small hydrocarbons called methyl groups attach to a duplicate gene’s regulatory region and block the gene from turning on.

When a gene is methylated, it is shielded from natural selection, which allows the gene to hang around in the genome long enough for evolution to find a new use for it. Some young duplicate genes are silenced by methylation almost immediately after being formed, the study found.

Read more: http://goo.gl/RKQ5LD
Paper: DNA methylation and evolution of duplicate genes,
Thomas E. Keller and Soojin V. Yi1, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321420111
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The Quantum Computer is closer than ever before
Quantum versions of key computer components developed by researchers at Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany using mirrors and lasers.

They "have just announced that they have independently forged the building blocks for tomorrow's quantum computers. As they published today in the journal Nature, the scientists discovered a way to hook up atoms and particles of light to create a new type of switch and logic-gate‚ quantum versions of the connecting structures that link bits of data in modern computers."

More at http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/extreme-machines/two-big-steps-toward-the-quantum-computer-16682595

Image from and more details on the subject: http://www.mpq.mpg.de/cms/mpq/en/news/press/14_04_10.html
http://www.rle.mit.edu/nanophotonic-quantum-phase-switch-with-a-single-atom-nature/

The articles published in the Nature journal:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v508/n7495/full/nature13177.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v508/n7495/full/nature13188.html
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