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Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

2 scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data

Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.<p>Murray Hitzman and Larry Meinert — who had served as …

How presidents spent their birthdays

<i>What’s the deal with Presidents' Day?</i><p><i>It started as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22. But in the 1970s, the holiday was moved to the third Monday in February to create more three-day weekends. To help kick off the celebration, The Post’s Lillian Cunningham, host of the</i> …

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Cancer breakthrough as new vaccine teaches body's immune system to destroy tumors

Induced pluripotent stem cells train the body to attack tumours and could hold the key to a breakthrough cancer vaccine.<p>Stem cells which train the …

This Rare Book Shows How Insane Medicine Really Was in The 16th Century

Urine tasting, anyone?<p>Urine tasting. Bloodletting. Plague. The life of a 15th- and 16th-century doctor wasn't always savory, but it was never dull - …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

Neuroscience Says This Kind of Lighting Can Reduce Brainpower by 30 Percent

"Dim lights are producing dimwits," says the study's author.<p>Think about the environment in which you're reading this.<p>Specifically, how's the lighting?<p>I ask because a new laboratory study out of Michigan State University suggests that working in dim lighting can "change the brain's structure and …

Neuroscience

Bizarre blue sea creatures wash up on Sydney beaches

Mysterious blue sea creatures with wings like a dragon have amazed beach-goers after washing up in their hundreds in Sydney.<p>Experts warned people not …

29 Simple Ways You Can Prevent Cancer

Photo: Shutterstock<p>Cut out sugary drinks<p>Not only do <b>sugary drinks</b> contribute to obesity and diabetes, they may also increase your risk of endometrial …

Neuroscience reveals what fasting does to the brain (and why big pharma and the food industry won't study it)

I came across this TEDx talk given my Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. It …

Holistic Medicine

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Everything You Need To Know About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

Doctors Explain How OCD Is Caused By Inflammation In The Brain

<b>The Effects of Inflammation</b><p>Inflammation is a defense mechanism of the body that is meant to protect us from internal and external threats. We are …

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

Books

60-year-old Parkinson’s disease patient gets his voice back after two years

A 60-year-old Bandra businessman, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and had been unable to move or speak for more than two years, recently …

Before & After: We Can't Believe This Isn't Real Marble

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

If you are wallowing in self-pity and pain, remembering this can save your life

It was my first Boston Marathon, I was 46 years old, two miles from the top of Heartbreak Hill, and in one word, miserable.<p>My left leg had locked up, and the high winds and low temperatures had taken their toll.<p>Not a happy camper, and still seven miles to the finish line.<p>I grabbed a discarded …

The boy who stayed awake for 11 days

In December 1963 two boys hit upon an idea for a school science project – stay awake for as long as possible. And it shed new light on what happens inside our tired brains.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series,</i> …

This one spice can help improve your memory, says science

Curry tonight, anyone?<p>As if we needed another excuse to order a Saturday night curry, research has just revealed that a popular spice in Indian …

The Brain

Swatting Mosquitoes Teaches Them to Stay Away, Study Suggests

Attempts to kill a mosquito aren’t always met with success—these annoying bloodsuckers seem preternaturally good at evading hand swats. Surprising …

Biology

Wilder Penfield redrew the map of the brain — by opening the heads of living patients

The Canadian neurosurgeon pioneered a dramatic new approach to treating epilepsy.<p>Even in 2018, Wilder Penfield’s approach to treating epilepsy seems like something out of a science fiction movie. Penfield — the celebrated Canadian-American neurosurgeon whose 127th birthday is celebrated today in a …

The Organized Sink: 3 Rules for Decanting Kitchen Cleaning Products, Plus 5 Bottles to Buy

One major tip for decanting dishwashing soap into any vessel is to dilute the solution just a little bit with water (not too much or it’ll get thin) …

How to fix yellowed bed sheets

White sheets with a high thread count can be luxurious, but they are also a little harder to care for. They can turn yellow with age and a normal washing won't restore the whiteness. Here's how to get them back to their former glory and how to prevent discoloration in the first place.<p>Why sheets …

Cleaning

regenHU and Wako Automation Promoting Drug Discovery and 3D Bioprinting in the US

The market for bioprinting is expected to triple between 2016 and 2021 [Image courtesy of Cellink]Typically, the first thing that comes to mind for …

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

A high-carb diet, and the attendant high blood sugar, are associated with cognitive decline.<p>In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes …

Diabetes

What is the Single Best Type of Exercise for Your Brain ?

Do you want a completely natural way to improve your sense of well-being, memory, lift your mood and protect your brain against the development of …