Christina Beros

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Here's what you missed from the Perseid Meteor Shower if you live in a big city

Bright lights, big city - that sounds like a fun way to live, unless, of course, you're into astronomy.<p>Light pollution leaves only a few stars to gaze upon once the sun goes down, even on the clearest of nights. So it comes as no surprise that a large part of the population was left in the dark …

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

Brain changes wrought by gene linked to Alzheimer’s may begin in childhood, scientists say

The gene that makes some people more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease as adults also affects the brain development and mental abilities of children, a new study shows.<p>Researchers who examined brain scans of 1,187 kids and teens found distinct patterns in the size and structure of the cortex, …

11 Amazing Waterfall Hikes in America

Maybe it's the unexpected nature of waterfalls that makes them so special. You often hear the sound first, in the distance, rumbling like constant …

8 handy items all outdoor adventurers should have

1/<p>A Scrubba Bag for washing clothes<p>A packable "washing machine," the Scrubba is a lightweight, compactable bag that claims to launder your clothes as …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

This Is Why Smart People Prefer Fewer Friends

Smart people value friendships and relationships just like anyone else, but they tend to be more selective with how they spend their time.

Relationships

The New Brain Science of Learning: Dr. Martha S. Burns at TEDxEnola

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

Canoeing

The Self-Improvement Strategy You Didn’t Realize You Learned In Science Class

Experimenting on yourself doesn’t have to be the stuff of horror movies.<p>Your third-grade science teacher introduced you to what may be the best strategy for picking up new skills and knowledge than any you’ll ever find. You may not have realized it at the time or even remember it now, but it’s been …