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The Science Behind Muscle Growth (Part 2)

Welcome to the second part of this series of articles, and in case you missed the first one you can read it here.<p><b>Sarcomere Hypertrophy</b><p>This type of …

Why Knuckles Crack

Scientists think they may have solved an old question about the cracking of knuckles: Why does it make that sound?<p>The crack apparently comes from a bubble <i>forming</i> in the fluid within the joint when the bones separate, according to a study published Wednesday. It's like a tiny air bag inflating.<p>The …

Wayne Gretzky

Alzheimer's Disease could be prevented by immune system tweak

New research raises the prospect that statin-like drugs could be given to the middle-aged to ward off dementia<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented or cured by a new drug which reboots the immune system to stop devastating memory loss, scientists believe.<p>A new study has shown for the first time …

Dementia

25 Fat Loss Tips Based on Science

There are so many fitness experts, doctors, nutritionists, and diet groups out there that claim they have the magic pill, potion, or best …

Nutrition

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are out of this world

The Aurisonics Rockets in-ear headphones are made in Nashville, Tenn., come with a five-year warranty and sound downright terrific, says the Audiophiliac.<p>Chances are, you've never heard of Aurisonics, so here's a little backstory<b>:</b> it's a company based in Nashville, Tenn., founded in 2011 by audio …

At CES 2015, gadget makers to test promise of a do-it-all wearable

Selling consumers a multipurpose wearable device is clashing with the idea of cheaper, single-serving products. At CES 2015, companies are eager to figure out the future.<p>When it comes to wearable technology, more may not always be better.<p>At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas …

11 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our …

11 Best Hangover Foods

Don’t let a night out on the town lead to a bad (or missed) day on the bike. Here are 11 easy ways to cure—or even prevent—a hangover.<p>Holiday season means family, friends, parties, and drinks. All of which can lead to uncomfortable mornings spent hiding in dark rooms eating greasy food and …

Neuroscience: Imagine, and you exercise those muscles using mindpower

Weight-lifting is a good way to build muscles, but for those who can't do that, thinking exercise could help get strong.<p>A new study from Ohio …

The Brain

Weird and Odd Science Stories

Strange Science discoveries and news. Featuring articles about unexplained mysteries, oddities and weird discoveries.