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10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Meet the 440-million-year-old Scottish fungus which kick-started the human race

This tiny pioneering fungus was among the first organisms populate dry land, sparking an explosion in plants and animals<p>It might not look much, but without this fossilised Scottish fungus you probably would not exist.<p>Some 440 million years ago this tiny organism was among the first to make its way …

Biology

Discover Auntie’s crooners with BBC Music, track breastfeeding and nappy changes with Glow Baby, and put a VHS camcorder filter over videos, plus play GTA: Liberty City Stories, Final Fantasy XI and more<p>In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – …

Apps

New Zealanders Raised $1.5 Million to Take Back a Private Beach

New Zealand’s Awaroa beach did something quite unexpected last year: it went on sale.<p>The 17-acre beach, marketed as "a remarkable seven-hectare …

Rescuing Rejected Food to Feed the Hungry at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Yolanda Soto is a hero.<p>At least according to photographer Bryan Schutmaat who photographed her and her work at Borderlands Food Bank for <i>National Geographic</i>. “She wakes up every morning and goes to her office to try and put foods into the hands of people who need it,” Schutmaat explains.<p>That’s …

Agriculture

Eating Almonds Makes You Healthier, Says Study

Add a handful to your diet.<p>The old adage might attest that an apple a day is the secret to good health, but a recent study from the University of …

Skeletons in three graves in southern France, found facing towards Mecca, are believed to date from the eighth century<p>Archaeologists working in southern France have identified three graves that are believed to represent the oldest Muslim burials ever found in Europe, dating to the eighth …

Archaeology

Watch Adele Support Kesha With Brit Awards Acceptance Speech

Adele became the latest artist to speak out in support of Kesha in the singer's legal battle with producer Dr. Luke and Sony Music over her …

Heath Ledger's Family Says His Oscar Will Go to His Daughter Matilda

It’s been eight years since Heath Ledger died, but his family – who has been working to keep the actor’s memory alive for his daughter, Matilda – …

Space radio signal solves the mystery of the missing matter

<i>Update April 5 PT, 2016: Researchers at Harvard University have announced that the afterglow on which these conclusions are based was a flickering black hole unrelated to the fast radio burst. You can read the full report here.</i><p>For nearly a decade, astronomers have been puzzling over a certain type …

Universe

Citibank Will Pay $8 Million for Illegal Debt Collection Practices

People were hassled after debts were paid off.<p>When a credit card company gives up on your ability to pay back the balance that you owe, it frequently …

Suspect in Jessica Chambers torching won't see trial soon

Even though a prosecutor was finally able to tell the public Wednesday that a man accused of killing a Mississippi teenager by setting her afire more than a year ago has been charged with capital murder, he had to couch the news with a message.<p>The man accused of killing 19-year-old Jessica Chambers …

Nepal plane crash: 23 bodies are recovered

<b>The bodies of 23 people killed in a plane crash in a remote area of Nepal have been found and are being returned to their families, the army says.</b><p>The recovery effort succeeded on Thursday after bad weather hampered earlier bids to reach the crash site.<p>It is about 3,900m (13,000ft) high and can only …

Army instructors told to cut down swearing at recruits

Ministry of Defence tells instructors to tone down their language following BBC documentary<p>British Army instructors are being told to tone down their language by the Ministry of Defence.<p>A BBC documentary showed the passage of new recruits from the time they began training to when they pass out.<p>In …

Breakthrough paves the way for more accurate treatment of a cancer fewer than 20% of sufferers survive more than year after diagnosis<p>Scientists have discovered pancreatic cancer is four separate diseases, paving the way for more accurate diagnosis and treatment.<p>Researchers said the findings were …

Cancer

A bunch of hedge fund titans spoke at a private event in New York — here's what they think of the economy

No one predicted a massive stock market rally. No one predicted a further decline. No one was trying to be super provocative, either. Everyone seemed relatively safe.<p>"It was par for the course," one attendee said.<p>Nearly 800 people, many of whom were trustees who sit on boards of pension plans that …

The White House wants $19 billion to prevent the next big hack

President Barack Obama today unveiled the White House's proposal for the next fiscal year's cybersecurity budget. The administration is asking for billions in increases to improve cybersecurity and overhaul federal IT systems, as it plans on establishing new programs for both the government and …

Ex-bodyguard testifies about lewd messages sent to Paltrow

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury hearing a case against an Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow heard testimony Tuesday about pornographic …

Obama proposes $4.1 trillion spending plan in final White House budget | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama proposed a $4.1 trillion spending plan for fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday in a final White House budget that met immediate Republican resistance for its cost and reliance on tax hikes to fund domestic priorities.<p>Obama, a Democrat who leaves office …

Coca-Cola sales fizz despite sugar backlash

The soft drinks giant says its core 'Coke' brand remains strong, although taste for Diet Coke is waning<p>Coca-Cola, the world’s largest soft drinks company, reported better-than-expected profits in its fourth quarter, despite falling sales as a result of currency fluctuations.<p>Net profit rose to …

Diabetes

How 'Deadpool' rose from Hollywood purgatory to make R-rated fun of your sacred superheroes

Every superhero's story has its pivotal, then-everything-changed moment: a radioactive spider bite, a laboratory experiment gone awry, exposure to cosmic rays.<p>This one involves an Internet leak.<p>In late July 2014, nearly two minutes of old test footage from an offbeat and very R-rated movie called …

U.S. Stocks Lifted by Rally in Battered Sectors

Dow Industrials close up 1.4%, S&P 500 rises 1.7%<p>The S&P 500 rallied to its biggest two-session gain since late August, as investors bought shares broadly and favored some of the month’s most-battered sectors, like finance and technology.<p>Investors also sold assets perceived as safe, such as gold …

Stock Markets

Keeping Up with Kanye West's Twitter Rants: Tells 'White Publications' 'Please Do Not Comment on Black Music Anymore'

Kanye West took to Twitter again just as the Grammys red carpet began.<p>After making a reference to being “$53 million dollars in personal debt,” the …

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7 might work in the rain

Samsung is set to show off its flagship phones for 2016 at the Mobile World Congress expo next week, but it may have inadvertently spilled the beans with a video on its Indonesian site.<p>A video promoting #TheNextGalaxy shows what appears to be a Galaxy S7 Edge in the rain, which likely indicates …

Mobile Devices

Anglo American plans to hasten coal and iron ore sell-offs as profits halve

Anglo American has revealed plans to accelerate the sale of its iron ore, coal and nickel mines, in a sweeping overhaul after its annual profits more than halved and its bonds were downgraded to junk status.<p>The UK-listed global mining company said it was reviewing its options regarding its 70% …

Stock Markets

Dow up 223, Nasdaq gains 2.3% on possible oil deal

Stocks jumped Tuesday and extended Friday's rally as traders return from the long weekend and Wall Street reacts to news that Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela have agreed to cap crude production at January levels if other major producers, such as Iraq and Iran, follow suit.<p>The Dow gained …

Russia denies it bombed hospital in Syria; France calls attack a war crime

Russia on Tuesday denied its warplanes carried out strikes on a Syrian hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders that killed at least nine people, as Syrian government forces and a Kurdish-led coalition advanced amid heavy fighting in the country's north.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for …

Middle East

Manny Pacquiao Apologizes For 'Comparing Homosexuals To Animals'

Facing a sharp backlash over his remarks in a recent TV interview, boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao has apologized for saying that people who are in gay relationships are "worse than animals."<p>Here's the famous boxer's apology:<p>"I'm sorry for hurting people by comparing homosexuals to animals. …

Why OPEC deal may not increase oil prices

Gleaning insight into the direction of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is a favored parlor game of the oil markets, as evidenced by three separate incidents recently in which oil prices spiked on hopes of a production cut.<p>But faith in OPEC’s ability to prop up oil prices may …

Saudi, Russia Agree To Freeze Oil Output Levels

The world’s two largest oil producers struck a tentative deal to freeze their oil output at current levels in what may be the start of coordinated …