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The 20 Wines You Need to Drink This Fall

Like everything else in the summer, wine drinking is easy. And the answer to every question, at least the wine-related ones, might as well be rosé. …

Here's why we forget things, no matter how hard we try not to

The brain, with its 100 billion neurons, allows us to do amazing things like learn multiple languages, or build things that send people into outer space. Yet despite this astonishing capacity, we routinely can't remember where we put our keys, we forget why we went to the grocery store, and we fail …

The Brain

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Scientists say that the world is losing so many species that we're putting ourselves at risk

In 2010, the UN Environment Programme estimated that 150 to 200 species of plants, insects, birds, and mammals go extinct every 24 hours, which was believed to be nearly as much as 1,000 times the "natural" rate.<p>And now, according to a new study published in Science, we are losing so many species …

'Frankenstein' Galaxy Surprises Astronomers

About 250 million light-years away, there's a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable. But now, …

Bipolar Disorder Linked to Gene Expression in Striatum

For the first time, scientists have shown that genes in the brain’s striatum could be deeply involved in bipolar disorder, according to a new study …

Neuroscience

From Dubai To Paris To Rome: Booking A $100K Honeymoon For $500

Right off the bat, Omar Zaman knew that planning an extravagant, jet-setting honeymoon using only points and miles would be difficult.<p>Although the travel hacker is familiar with airline and hotel rewards, it is much easier to book airline rewards for one instead of two. In the luxury classes like …

Netflix Wants To Pay You $2,000 A Week To Travel The World And Hang Out On Its Sets

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about a career in streaming Netflix all day not being a viable job. The streaming company is making dreams a reality by offering some very lucky viewers (with access to Instagram) the opportunity to get paid to watch their favorite TV shows and movies being made. …

Don't kill cancer, learn to live with it, say scientists

Managing cancer with low doses of chemotherapy could be more effective than attempting to kill the disease, scientists believe.<p>The controversial approach suggests that cancer patients may have a better chance of survival if they live with their illness long term.<p>"The potential to reduce gruelling …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Half The World's Population Will Be Short-Sighted by 2050

Time to go outside.<p>If current trends continue, half the world’s population (almost 5 billion) will be short-sighted in just over three decades, with …

Scientists discovered something surprising about why we take sighs of relief

Well, you can discount that advice entirely, because sighing's actually a crucial reflex that keeps our lungs healthy, and researchers have just uncovered the switch in our brain that controls it.<p>The team identified two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem that automatically turn normal …

Looking for a good book? What I read and loved in 2015

If you have read my articles for a while, you will know I love a good book. Ok, let's get real - I am completely obsessed with books. I have thousands of them in my house, piled up on every available surface. I buy them even when I know I won't get to read them for months. I even have more than a …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

This Is What Your Skin Looks Like Before And After Sunblock

You're definitely going to want to wear sunscreen after watching this.

Skin Care

Starbucks and 59 Other Places That Give Away Birthday Freebies

View Gallery<p>9 photos<p>©Shutterstock.com<p>You don’t have to spend a bundle to have a memorable birthday celebration. Instead of emptying your bank account …