Social media are used by one third of the entire world; so they clearly have a sociological impact, and sometimes also a political significance – just think about Arab spring or the demonstrations in Istanbul, Turkey. But what are social media’s effects on your brain?
We might not be able to change our body in the same way as in video games, such as BioShock – but gene therapy is already used to fight various diseases, such as leukemia. This works by replacing a missing or broken gene by a living one – and therefore fixing tat strand of DNA.
You’ve probably already seen people pouring ice water over their heads during the past months as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge.