Video: Because Science Explores DareDevil-Like Sensory Superpowers That You Might Have Too


 
In this video, Nerdist.com’s “Because Science” explores a few of the things that make DareDevil extraordinary, and how some real-life adaptations show we’re already a little bit like him.

While he learned to “see” the world using sound, the name “Bat Man” was already taken, “Submarine Man” seemed too nautical, -and so DareDevil it was.

-And though he can also Smell & Feel more than a normal person, it turns out that his bat-like Echo-Location is something un-super people can do too.

Many people who are blind have actually learned to do it. And the surprising…

Lively Up -Yo- Self! PsychoBiotics Suggests Possible Anxiety, Depression, Other Mental Health Fixes. -From Yogurt

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So we’ve told you about the Human Micro-Biome here before.

That collection of microbes on & in us doesn’t just sit there, it affects us.

And so far it looks connected to at-least stress, heart-disease, and obesity.

Well Scientists have done a few more experiments and it turns out, just like the crazy-cat-lady-disease, the microbiome can also affect…

-your MIND!

How?…

Video: VitaPerk, Two Great Things Together: Vitamin-Power And Coffee


 
Why should the Red Bull and Monster guys get to have all the fun and profit?

The now-insolvent 50 Cent helped give you vitamins in your water. Red Bull gives you wings.

…So why not put a little more kick into the drink most Americans use for a boost anyway?…

Accidental Discovery Helps Pro Brain-Zappers Get Serious About Digital Drugs For Depression

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We’ve told you before about biohackers strapping stim-pads to their scalps to either speed up or chill-out and how Thync is formalizing that space with smartphones and science.

Well, another set of researchers is doing something similar to get serious about depression, by way of a happy-accident.

Back in 2001, Michael Rohan was doing research on how bipolar patients responded…

Big Data, Social Media, & Negative Language Means Tweets Predict Health Problems #SayWhat?

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Somebody get Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner on the phone, because it sounds like an enormous leap, but apparently it’s true.

In a study by U. Penn’s Johannes Eichstaedt, it seems that certain tweets are correlated with people having an increased-risk of heart problems not of the OKCupid variety.

Digital Drugs: Thync’s Smartphone-Driven Relaxer Brings More Serious Science To The DIY Electric Brain-Hacking Set

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For a little while now, people have been hacking their own brains with something called tDCS, or electrodes on the scalp, trying to enhance their mood and mental functioning.

-But the potentially-dangerous bro-science practice has had spotty results, until now.

Because a company called Thync has pooled a team of experts to change all that.

When their engineers & doctors looked at all the different effects and the conflicting studies surrounding the noggin-zaps, from improvements on…

Video: ASAPScience Asks, Can We Genetically Improve Intelligence?


 
And as a great companion video to the Vsauce post, ASAPScience asks if we can improve not our Strength or Speed, but our Intelligence through genetic means, and what people are already doing about it.

The core of their idea is based on The Cognitive Genomics Project, Big Data & Gene Therapy…

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