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The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor

A new book by Stanford's Robert Sapolsky explains why we do what we do.<p>If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. …


Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease

British scientists have discovered a potential cause for multiple sclerosis, in a major breakthrough that could pave the way for new treatments for the disease.<p>Scientists have found a new cellular mechanism which may cause the autoimmune disorder. Multiple sclerosis affects around 2.5 million …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A rare glimpse behind the scenes of UK warship HMS Ocean

The Royal Navy's Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers may be readying themselves for launch but the current flagship of the organisation's fleet has a …

These Giant Drones Could Seriously Disrupt the Shipping Industry

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are now used for all sorts of things, from taking out terrorists to delivering take-out. Now a tiny start-up in California’s Bay Area is working on what it hopes will be the next big thing: large autonomous drones capable of moving freight across the Pacific …

Los Angeles

Can you hear me now? Researchers one step closer to reversing hearing loss

Mom used to say, “Turn that music down or you’ll lose your hearing!” And for good reason. Humans are born with 30,000 sound-sensing hair cells, which …

Cell Biology

The ultimate travel carry-on: 14-pocket jacket holds 33 pounds of luggage

The Airport Jacket could change how you travel—it carries up to 33 pounds of luggage and converts into a duffel bag for storage. The project by an Australian brand is currently funded on Kickstarter.


This is what it's like to cruise on the world's largest superyacht

If an invite-only rooftop lounge or hidden basement club doesn’t feel exclusive enough for you, there’s now a luxury yacht that is being called the “world’s largest floating private members’ club.”<p>Quintessentially One, as the 720-foot yacht will be called, will go around the world all year, popping …

The plane that runs on hydrogen and emits only water | CNN Travel

(CNN) — The dream of sustainable air travel is now one step closer to reality, after a team of researchers in Germany flew a plane that emits nothing but water vapor into the atmosphere.<p>The plane runs on fuel cells -- devices producing an electrical current from a supply of hydrogen and oxygen -- …

Los Angeles

Lamb, zucchini and potato fritters

Place the grated potato and zucchini in a large sieve and press down firmly with hands to extract as much moisture as possible (see note). Transfer …

Cooking (Australia)

Snap is working on an IPO for March that would value the company at $25 billion

Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is working on an initial public offering for March that would value the company at $25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>A source familiar with the matter confirmed the company's IPO ambitions, but told Business Insider that the …