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A new urgency to protect survivors of childhood cancer

SAN ANTONIO — When Brittany Galan was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old, doctors warned her parents she had little chance of surviving <b>—</b> she was so young and so sick. But after being treated with chemotherapy, “I lived and lived!” said the exuberant 24-year-old. “Everyone calls me the miracle …

Cancer

Rising from the dead: How we actually 'spring back to life' after we die

Creepy new research shows hundreds of genes "wake up" after we stop breathing and live on.<p>Scientists say the cells keep us alive for up to four days …

A Hint of Memory

Every so often, the smell of apple pie, fresh flowers, or an ocean breeze jolts us back to childhood. These scents are just a few that can give us an …

Loneliness

We're One Step Closer to Mind Reading

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Dyani Sabin</b><p>On Tuesday, a team from Johns Hopkins University made some headway in uncovering the parts of the brain involved with making decisions. Published in the journal <i>Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics</i>, the study is one of the first to image …

The Brain

Can reading fiction literally change your mind?

If you are committed to the pleasures of reading you may be pleased to discover that there is evidence to suggest that reading fiction is good for …

3tags.org

Is fiction good for your mental health? How researchers are trying to find out

It’s assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly …

Mental Health

Spot the WEIRDo

Too much research is done on Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich and Democratic students. Can science widen its base?<i>By Robert Colvile</i>Read at Aeon

Psychology

Hearing Loss May Be Reversible, Study Shows

Human hearing loss may be reversible, according to a recent study reported by <i>the Atlantic</i>. The discovery relates to the “notch inhibitor,” found in animals like fish and birds that regrow sensory hair cells after hearing loss. By imitating the notch inhibitor, a new treatment could induce hair …

Hearing Loss

Neuroscientists just isolated the part of the brain that controls free will - ExtremeTech

By on July 19, 2016 at 4:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Free will might have been the …

Playlist – Remind Yourself Of These Noughties Indie Bands

Ahh, the Noughties. Remember? Before the coalition. Before Miley’s naked wrecking ball swinging. Before Snapchat. Back when impending financial gloom …

Researchers Homing in on the Genetic Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers may be one step closer to identifying the genetic cause of bipolar disorder.<p>A study published in the Journal of the American Medical …

World Health Organization

The “gay cure” experiments that were written out of scientific history

For the first hour, they just talked. He was nervous; he’d never done this before. She was understanding, reassuring: Let’s just lie down on the bed together, she said, and see what happens. Soon, events took their course: they were enjoying themselves so much they could almost forget about the …

The Brain

Read Tony Blair's Private Memos To George Bush On The Iraq War

"I will be with you, whatever," Blair told President Bush in one of the many private memos released as part of the inquiry into the Iraq war.<p>The prime minister wrote to the US president to commit to immediate action after the 9/11 terror attacks.<p>"[A]fter reflection, there will be many who ask: what …

10 Indie Anthems From 2006 That Still Sound Amazing

2006: a simpler time. Not necessarily a better time, but a time when all it took to get signed was a pair of ripped jeans and a copy of The Strokes’ …

North London

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

NME Ones To Watch – 25 Brand New Acts For 2016

Every day this week, NME is profiling one of its five big picks for 2016 – check out Ratboy and Sunflower Bean here. In this gallery, we run down a …

Lana Del Rey