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I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body

It shouldn't be extraordinary for men to talk about having body image issues.<p>It was the summer of 1999. I went to the mall with my friend Derek, and we ran into one of his friends at Spencer’s Gifts. I browsed the store while they talked. Then I heard Derek's friend ask, "Is that your sister?"<p>He …

The Curious Sleep Apnea and Heart Rhythm Connection

Dealing with one chronic condition can be difficult; dealing with two or more amps up the challenge for your heart. That's something all too familiar …

Sleep

Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer

Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable goals<p>Weeks into the summer holiday, many teachers are still experiencing the stressful fallout of last term. For some, this is the exhaustion of …

Work Stress

What Makes a Human Brain Unique

Neuroscientists have identified an area of the brain that might give the human mind its unique abilities, including language. The area lit up in …

Cancer Biology Research

Why Research on Cancer Biology Is Critical to Progress against the Disease<p>Research on the biology of cancer starts with the simplest of questions: …

Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found

When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Lose Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get <i>at least</i> seven hours of sleep per night, and according to the 2014 Sleep Health Index, people …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

New antibody treats traumatic brain injury and prevents long-term neurodegeneration

New research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury …

Alzheimer's Drugs In The Works Might Treat Other Diseases, Too

Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, but also people with Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders.<p>Previous efforts to treat …

Dementia

Huge brain scan database is revealing secrets of the mind

Researchers are using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) scans to watch how blood flows through active areas of the brain in real time. The scans can be used to produce "maps" of activity during a brain's thought processes, with the maps changing based on what a person is thinking. …

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Meditation

5. Teleportation

Okay, before you get too excited, we're probably not all that close to full-on Star Trek style transporters but, on the plus side, teleportation is …

Scientists link DNA variations to major depression for the first time

'The beginning of a trail that can lead us to clarifying the underlying biology of depression'<p>For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that predispose humans to major depressive disorder, according to a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. The finding is specific to Han …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Right now the front of your brain is firing signals about what you’re reading and how much of it you soak up has a lot to do with whether there is a …

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have discovered an exotic new state of matter

The world’s largest science experiment has achieved another milestone, finding a new state of matter called a “pentaquark.”<p>The existence of pentaquarks has been predicted for more than 50 years, but they have never before been observed experimentally. The person who made the prediction, Murray …

I didn’t notice mental illness affecting my work until almost too late

Entrepreneurs tend to be energetic, motivated and creative, and it’s these traits that could make them more prone to depression, according to research<p>I’m stating the obvious here, but being an entrepreneur is tough. Running a startup can consume you, bringing with it a heady mix of stratospheric …

Mental Disorders

The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Women in Science

Media Reports The World Will Enter A ‘Mini Ice Age’ In The 2030s. The Reverse Is True.

U.K. tabloids, conservative media, and others are (mis)reporting that the Earth will enter a “mini ice age” in the 2030s. In fact, not only is the …

Global Warming

Scientists genetically modify bacteria to detect & treat intestinal diseases, incl cancer

Bacteria in the human digestive system can be programmed to register, report and even treat diseases as grave as cancer. All it takes is a little bit …

We already knew the Earth was not the center of the universe, but now we know exactly where it is.

Scientists have mapped more than 8,000 galaxies to find the Earth's official address, and it turns out the universe is even bigger than we …

Universe

Sleep Loss Makes It Harder To Remember What You Know

Sleep is critical to a healthy brain. While we're at rest, the brain is performing such important tasks as consolidating memories and clearing toxins.<p>Add stress to lack of sleep, and the brain really starts to stumble.<p>A small study from Uppsala University in Sweden, published this week in the …

I Wore a Fishnet Bathing Suit in Public and Got Shamed for It All Day

I felt and looked hot, but society actually hated it.<p>These are the things I'm not:<p><b>Sexy.</b> If I could pick from the (many) labels women are given based on physical appearances — stunning, regal, "manly," to name a few — I'd file myself under cute<i>.</i>• <b><br>Petite.</b> I have an athletic build — that's how I've …

Swimwear

Aura Medical Corporation: Clinics offering ketamine injections to treat depression blame negative publicity for closures

A controversial commercial chain of depression clinics offering injections of the party drug ketamine claim they have been forced to close down due …

Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …

Teaching