For many the “No Shave November” is just and an annual event to let loose their hair, grow cool beards and iconic mustaches. However, “No Shave November” is originally a charity that aims to raise awareness about men’s health issues, and a way to raise funding for health charities and organizations by encouraging people to donate the money they usually spend on razors and shaving creams.
So if you are planning on not shaving this month, consider taking the extra step and make a donation to a charity you trust.
Brain implants or neural implants are technological devices that connect to the patient’s brain, usually for medical purposes. Current brain implant technology is already being used to help patients with some medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease but new advances are pushing the boundaries much further, with ambitions to heal conditions like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, blindness, diabetes…! Some technologies even go beyond the medical world, with ambitions set on controlling smart devices through thought, boosting brainpower and more.
Naturally, the topic is a point of heated debate, with some arguing that AI implants are the unavoidable next step in our human evolution and some raising concerns about the ethical aspects of this technology or even fears of using AI implants to have some control over people or their personal information. What do you think? Would you ever consider an AI implant for medical or non-medical reasons? Are AI implants truly the unavoidable next step in our history or is it just an exaggerated ambition?
Electricity is everywhere, even in the human body. Electricity is required for the nervous system to send signals throughout the body and the brain, making it possible for us to move, think and feel.
On average an adult uses about 100 Watts of electricity, 20% of that is used by the brain, which processes and transmits information through electrical signals, in comparison, an average desk lamp uses about 50 watts
It is fascinating to know that all our thinking capabilities, all our thoughts, emotions, memories, ideas, feelings and consciousness is processed by less electricity than needed to power a desk lamp!
Fascinating surgeries (Part one):
In 2012, Pageant queen Jamie Hilton smashed her head against a rock in an accident; in order to save her, surgeons had to relieve the pressure on her brain by removing parts of her skull.
Hilton wore a helmet for 42 days to protect her head while she was healing, interestingly during that time; the bone removed from her skull was stored in her abdomen!
This was needed to keep the bone sterile and nourished until her brain swelling subsided and the surgeons were finally able to retrieve the bone and attach it back to her skull successfully!