Brandon Scott

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Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

18 Healthy Recipes to Make With Cucumbers That Aren't Just Salads

When was the last time you cooked with a cucumber in a creative way? I know for me at least, it's been quite a while. Every now and then I'll one eat …

MDMA Used in Breakthrough PTSD Study, Bringing FDA Approval into View

The anticipated approval date is within reach.<p>In the 1970s, MDMA was considered to be an anxiety-relieving drug. But when the United States …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Up to 60 per cent of prisoners have head injuries, as experts warn brain damage may fuel crime

More than half of criminals may have suffered a head injury which could be fuelling their offending, a new review by British brain experts suggests.<p>Specialists from the universities of Oxford, Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield, and the Centre for Mental Health, are calling for all prisoners …

For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

So it begins...<p>With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before …

Dementia

Why alcohol makes people violent, solved by scientists

The mystery of why alcohol makes people violent has finally been solved.<p>Scientists recruited 50 young men and asked them to consume either vodka or placebo drinks which were alcohol free.<p>They found that after just two drinks activity diminished in the prefrontal cortex of the brain - an area which …

It's when, not if: Singapore worries, and prepares, for militant attack

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Armed officers patrol a train station where television screens and giant posters warn of the threat from militants. Nearby, fake gunmen storm a shopping mall in one of many recent terror attack simulations.<p>Police take part in a simulated gunmen attack demonstration for the …

Demonstration

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

First monkeys cloned in historic breakthrough - could humans be next?

The first monkeys cloned in the same way as Dolly the Sheep have been born, raising fears that it may soon be possible to clone humans.<p>Chinese scientists today announced the births of Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, a pair of healthy macaques who are completely genetically identical.<p>The babies are …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

‘My parents’ life was a charade. Mum hated every minute of it’

When her sober, upright mother died, Chris Youle read her journals and was shocked by the torment they contained<p>I was always aware of their existence; the journals. I grew up believing that all mothers wrote them and kept them in locked cupboards. They were mentioned with an air of mystery and …

Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Here Are 4 Most Important Guidelines to Follow

4 must-follow tips every aspiring entrepreneur needs to know.<p>One of the biggest misconceptions for entrepreneurs is that money will magically start rolling in from day one. The reality is that it takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to make a living off your business, let alone build a …

Nearly 40% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable With Lifestyle Changes, Says Study

We can all reduce the risk.<p>We know that certain lifestyle choices can increase the risk of cancer, but a new study puts into perspective just how …

Cancer

A psychologist reveals outstanding traits of the super rich

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits you can find in the super-rich. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Craig Malkin</b>: When we look at the relationship between wealth and wealth accumulation and measures of narcissism, …

Side Effects of Statins

There are currently seven types of statins approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These include:<p>atorvastatin …

FDA

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Poetry

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Many different types of anxiety and depression exist, new study finds - Scope

Five new categories of mental illness that cut across the current more broad diagnoses of anxiety and depression have been identified by researchers …

Mental Disorders

Metaphysics of metamorphosis

The swarming, ever-changing character of the living world challenges our deepest assumptions about the nature of reality<i>By John Dupré</i>Read at Aeon

Scientists Pinpoint The Real Differences Between Human and Ape Brains

It's more than just brain size.<p>Brain size is the most obvious advantage we have over our primate relatives, but it turns out that’s just where the …

How to Detect When People Are Using the Truth to Lie to You 

There are three types of lies: omission, where someone holds out on the facts; commission, where someone states facts that are untrue; and <i>paltering</i>, …

Presidential Debate

Nice Brains Finish Last

We all like to think that being kind, responsible, and fair will lead to a happy life. But what if we’re wrong? What if nice guys really do finish …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …