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8 rookie mistakes you're making when eating at a high-end restaurant

Eating out at a fancy restaurant is just as much about the experience as it is about the food. Unless you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth or regularly splurge on fare at Michelin-starred restaurants, you may be a bit clueless about how to act, what to order, or even how to score a …

Seasonal Food

Injection sends 'genetic cargo' to neurons all over the body - Futurity

With a simple injection, researchers now can deliver "genetic cargo" to cells past the blood-brain barrier and to neurons throughout the body.

Neuroscience

Therapy Is Proven To Improve Mental Health. Now, You Can Do It Anywhere.

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Mental Health

A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him

They're considering launching a decade-long drive to build, from scratch, all the genes that make humans human.<p>The meeting raised all sorts of ethical questions. But that's nothing new for Church. He has been stirring controversy, and excitement, in the scientific community for decades. He wants to …

Genetics

When scientists saw the mouse heads glowing, they knew the discovery was big

Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries immune cells throughout the body and removes waste and toxins, didn’t extend into the brain: This had been accepted wisdom for more than 300 years. “Nobody questioned that it stopped at …

Neuroscience

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

5 Outstanding Meaty Meals You Can Make on a Budget

You might be on a budget, but don't be so fast to rule out hearty, meaty meals from your dinner plan. There are some real superstars in the meat case …

Cooking

Moths found to produce their own antioxidants from carbohydrates

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from the University of Arizona and New Mexico State University has discovered how a species of moth is …

Innovation

3 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals That Only Require a Crock-Pot

We're smack-dab in the middle of winter, meaning our obsession with cozy, low-maintenance slow cooker recipes is at an all-time high. (Bonus points …

Cooking

The End of Scars: Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

As If It Never Happened<p>The human body can do many impressive things. Despite years of evolution honing its capability to carry out the complicated …

Skin Care

Eggs from Skin Cells? Here’s Why the Next Fertility Technology Will Open Pandora’s Box - MIT Technology Review

Imagine you are Brad Pitt. After you stay one night in the Ritz, someone sneaks in and collects some skin cells from your pillow.<p>But that’s not all. …

Genetics

Scientists Discover How The Brain Helps The Body Fight Bacteria

Your immune system isn't alone.<p>The brain may not only control our thoughts and basic physical functions.<p>Recent studies indicate that it also controls …

E.coli

72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don’t exist today

How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago? The list is probably longer than you think.Prior to the iPhone …

Social Media Marketing

How the brain could be the next doping battleground

Elite sport is a constant search for a competitive advantage. Even athletes who stay on the right side of the law take a cocktail of vitamins and supplements, and use cryotherapy chambers and oxygen tents. Now, coaches and teams on the hunt for the next edge are turning to the brain. "Neural …

How to Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Be More Productive

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Happy people get more work done. You might not have a money tree, but you can have the next best thing: a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for your motivation, productivity and happiness. Many situations …

Self-improvement

A 5-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan

<i>This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>From burgers to lobster rolls, summer eats are as good as it gets. But if too …

Food

This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Computer Science

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Mental Health

Expiration dates are bogus — here's the best way to tell if a food's gone bad

The "sell by" dates on food products aren't a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council.<p>Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called "optimal quality," which is based only on a …

Vegetables

Here's How a Small Ring Might Halve The New Cases of HIV

This could be amazing!<p>A simple white ring could be a new, powerful weapon in the fight against the planet’s HIV epidemic.<p>Called a dapivirine ring, …

Public Health

This Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Will Make You a Dinner Hero

<b>Heat the oven.</b> Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 500°F. (Use convection if you have it.) Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum …

Food

Scientists Get Closer to a Cure for OCD

New research by Duke University suggests there may be an eventual treatment for the disease.<p>Someday, the show <i>Monk</i> might not make any sense to us.<p>Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom …

Neuroscience

10 Amazing Chicken Crockpot Recipes

1) BBQ Chicken Wings (1 of 10)<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>No time to fire up the grill or mess with your broiler? Make barbecue chicken wings in the crockpot …

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

Medical Research

Catch Up on All the James Beard-Nominated Mad Genius Tips Videos

F&W's Mad Genius Tips series gets some James Beard attention.<p>We're so excited to announce that our very own Mad Genius Tips video series just scored …

Genius

As Antibiotics Fail, We Need More Vaccines

The global problem of antibiotic misuse that allows bacteria to become resistant can be solved in part by <i>more</i> use—not of antibiotics, but of vaccines and other compounds, which could reduce the occurrence of diseases that antibiotics are otherwise used to treat.<p>That is the latest piece of analysis …

Diabetes

A Massive Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cucumbers Has Spread to 39 States

The massive salmonella outbreak connected to cucumbers has spread to 39 states and six people have died, the Centers for Disease Control announced in a Tuesday update. It's the CDC's first update since November 19, and in the interim 50 illnesses have been reported in 16 states. In total, 888 cases …

Public Health

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR

New gene-editing technologies are revolutionizing biology by giving scientists the tools to dramatically alter organisms' DNA and resulting physical traits. What will we do with this new power? And what have we already done?<p>CRISPR/Cas9 is a futuristic gene-editing technology that is either the key …