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Scientists Rediscover A Part Of The Brain That Was Forgotten For 100 Years

In 2012, researchers made note of a pathway in a region of the brain associated with reading, but "we couldn't find it in any atlas," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. "We'd thought we had discovered a new pathway …

Scientists hope to unravel mystery of the ‘Titanic of the ancient world’

They call it the Titanic of the ancient world – a luxury liner dating from before the Roman empire. Now divers and archeologists, who have completed a third season on this famous wreck off the remote Greek island of Antikythera, hope that their latest finds can at last help settle speculation …

The Best Desserts to Pack for a Picnic

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The best desserts to pack for a picture-perfect picnic.</i><p>When it comes to picnic …

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6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

<b>1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup</b><p>This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>This …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Five discoveries taking science by surprise

If you thought dying of loneliness was just an old wives' tale, or that genetic inheritance is fixed – think again. Michael Brooks on science's most unexpected findings<p><b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, …