Catherine Taylor

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

Total recall: brain process for memory formation revealed | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a little help from Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston and Josh Brolin - or at least photos of them - scientists have gained a new understanding of how memories of everyday events are formed in the brain.<p>Neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga (L) and Matias J. Ison, a …

Black holes don’t erase information

Since 1975, when Hawking showed that black holes evaporate from our universe, physicists have tried to explain what happens to a black hole’s …

CDC Alert: Drug-Resistant Foodborne Illness Spreads in US

Figuring out how to talk about antibiotic resistance—which you’ll be seeing discussed here a lot, since it’s the topic of my last book, an important part of my next book, and a central topic in my past blogging—is a difficult balancing act. On the one hand, antibiotic resistance is a true global …

Ghostly Faces and Invisible Verse Found in Medieval Text

Ghostly faces and lines of verse previously invisible to the naked eye have been uncovered in the oldest surviving medieval manuscript written entirely in Welsh.<p>"The Black Book of Carmarthen," dating to 1250, contains texts from the ninth through 12th centuries, including some of the earliest …

Archaeology

Cancer makes body grow weaker by 'imitating diabetes', scientists discover

Around a fifth of cancer deaths happen when patients become too weak to withstand chemotherapy and radiotherapy<p>Cancer cells cause the body to waste away by simulating diabetes, research has found, meaning new treatment could help sufferers stay strong for longer.<p>The research, conducted on fruit …

Heart muscle cells regrown in medical research breakthrough

Unlike animals such as the salamander and the zebrafish, humans are unable to easily regenerate heart cells, making it difficult to recover from the permanent damage caused by heart attacks.<p>But scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Victor Chang Institute in Sydney have …

Medical Research

Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain<p>The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs naturally in humans, research suggests.<p>The study in mice showed that the “housekeeping” …

Neuroscience

Snakes Control Blood Flow to Boost Vision

Snakes have infamously poor eyesight, which is why they resort to sticking out their tongues all the time to get a sense of their surroundings. But …

Zoology

Trees recruit army of ants to defend against invading leaf-eaters

When this tree is down in the trenches of a dry season and battling pesky leaf-eaters, it calls upon its trusty allies: ants. Ecuador laurel trees will produce an extra dose of sweet, sticky sap to attract <i>Azteca pittieri</i> ants that aggressively protect their arboreal home from herbivores, says a new …

Los Angeles

Scientists confirm existence of elusive 117th element

After four years of painstaking research, the discovery of the periodic table's 117th element has been confirmed. Element 117, otherwise known as ununseptium, was originally discovered back in 2010 by a group of American and Russian physicists with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). …

This Scent Can Help Heal Wounds, Study Says

Get a whiff of this: Skin cells have olfactory receptors, and when those receptors are exposed to sandalwood, a popular ingredient in perfumes and …

Neuroscience

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25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal …

Parenting

A Simple Eye Test Could Accurately Detect Alzheimer's

Current tests for Alzheimer's include expensive tests using brain PET or MRI imaging. But two studies have shown that a simple eye test can detect …

Eclairs Are Easier Than You Think

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Eclairs are one of those desserts that we rarely make at home, but they are actually easier than you might think!<p>James Beard award winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini thinks it's time to get creative with our eclairs. He teamed up with …

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 percent reduction in losses in the U.S. food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually."<p>Part of this waste, no doubt, can be …

Here Are 7 Days Worth Of Healthy, Trophy-Worthy Breakfasts

Sure, Wheaties cereal may be the original "breakfast of champions," but its nutrition label doesn't appear to be very trophy-worthy. You'll find mostly carbohydrates with a measly two grams of protein in a serving of the stuff.<p>Whether breakfast is the day's most important meal is up for debate …