Skip to main content
Move the World.

Studies show that loss of sleep can lead to memory loss, compromised immunity, weight gain, and mood swings. However, scientists are now finding that sleep deprivation may be used to treat depression. Losing sleep has the opposite effect on those struggling with depression. It restores the circadian rhythm that is usually flat in depressed people and it helps balance the parts of the brain that regulate mood. Unfortunately, the positive effects are immediately reversed when the patient goes to sleep. However, when combined with a lithium supplement and light therapy, lasting improvements can be achieved.

Up Next

Holograms
Holographic Collaboration May Be the Future of Work
Holographic Collaboration
Holograms
Holographic Collaboration May Be the Future of Work
Campfire emerges from stealth with an integrated system for real-time, remote 3D collaboration.

Campfire emerges from stealth with an integrated system for real-time, remote 3D collaboration.

VR For Good
Can VR Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Return to the Job Force?
project overcome
VR For Good
Can VR Help Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Return to the Job Force?
Goodwill and Accenture have teamed up to create “Project Overcome,” a VR experience that simulates the job-seeking process in hopes of curtailing recidivism.

Goodwill and Accenture have teamed up to create “Project Overcome,” a VR experience that simulates the job-seeking process in hopes of curtailing recidivism.

Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
oncolytic virus therapy
Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.

In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.

Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
Space Junk
Aerospace
Scientists Find a New Way to Detect Space Junk Orbiting Earth
A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.

A new technique for tracking space junk with lasers works during daylight hours — making previously “invisible” space debris visible.

Superhuman
Spinal Implants: Helping the Paralyzed Walk Again
Spinal Implants: Helping the Paralyzed Walk Again
Watch Now
Superhuman
Spinal Implants: Helping the Paralyzed Walk Again
Walking after complete spinal cord injury used to be a far-fetched dream. But, with advances in spinal cord implants for paralysis, even paraplegics have been able to regain mobility and walk again.
Watch Now

Walking after complete spinal cord injury used to be a far-fetched dream. But, with advances in spinal cord implants for paralysis, even paraplegics have been able to regain mobility and walk again. Discover the inspiring stories of spinal cord research breakthroughs today and see the impact spinal implants have on individuals far and wide.

Dispatches
Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
Dispatches
Paralyzed Mice Walk Again After Breakthrough Treatment
One small step for a mouse, perhaps one giant leap for treating spinal injuries.

One small step for a mouse, perhaps one giant leap for treating spinal injuries.

Coded
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Watch Now
Coded
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Iceland's Pirate Party is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve their country and the world.
Watch Now

In the wake of the Panama Papers hacking scandal, computer programmer Smári McCarthy decided he needed to apply his "hacking for good" philosophy to politics. As a member of the Pirate Party - a political party formed around the concept of extreme transparency - Smári was elected to Parliament in Iceland and is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve his country and the world.

Censorship
The App That Sniffs Out Censorship
The App That Sniffs Out Censorship
Censorship
The App That Sniffs Out Censorship
Created by the Tor Project, the app gives internet users a new way to monitor and report online censorship around...
By Michael O'Shea

Created by the Tor Project, the app gives internet users a new way to monitor and report online censorship around the world.

Superhuman
The 3D-printed helmet that can read your mind. Could it change the world?
The 3D-printed helmet that can read your mind. Could it change the world?
Superhuman
The 3D-printed helmet that can read your mind. Could it change the world?
OpenBCI has developed technology that allows you to control the world outside your body with your brain waves.
By Mike Riggs

OpenBCI has developed technology that allows you to control the world outside your body with your brain waves.