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Here Are 4 Crazy Prime Number Problems No Mathematician Has Yet Solved

They sound so simple though!<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

Mathematics

What Stephen Hawking said about God, his atheism — and his own death | The Star

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking schmoozed with popes during his lifetime, even though he was an avowed atheist. The famous scientist, …

Physics

How your sleep position impacts your brain health

Sleeping on your side may be better for your brain. Learn how the position you sleep in could help protect your mind.<p>Do you sleep on your back, side …

Sleep

The intriguing puzzle of extreme sleepiness

Shortly after his 21st birthday, Henry Nicholls realised he had the symptoms of narcolepsy. His quest to find out why led him to a fascinating tale of scientific discovery, involving luck, foresight... and some surprisingly sleepy dogs.<p>One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are …

10 Things Guys Actually Want in a Wife

Let's be honest.<p><b>1. Someone he can trust — not just with going out dancing with the girls, but with all his secrets and weird, dumb fears.</b> Trust is the foundation upon which all relationships are built, and mutual respect is the mortgage with which you pay for that relationship, or something. My …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

Non-invasive brain stimulation can increase honest behavior

New research provides more clues about the brain processes involved in honesty and cheating. “Honesty is a fundamental value in many societies,” …

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

Landmark study shows how existing drugs could potentially be repurposed to treat new groups of patients<p>Hopes that doctors will one day offer personalised treatments for cancer patients have received a boost from a landmark study into the ability of a huge range of drugs to destroy different forms …

Cancer

New Data Analysis Suggests Only Six Book Plots Exist

Everyone who secretly thought that all novels have the same plot can feel vindicated by new research supporting that suspicion. Sort of.<p>Researchers …

Literature

The 20 Most Important Battles of World War II

The clashes that shaped the course of the deadliest war of all time.<p>World War II was the greatest conflict in history, carried out on a scale almost impossible to grasp. In many ways it was the first modern war, in which airpower played a vital role both on land and at sea, but many actions were …

War

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by new supplement

Eating a type of powdered food supplement, based on a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods such as …

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

<b>The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease, in animal studies.</b><p>US researchers treated <i>Pemphigus vulgaris</i> in mice by instigating civil war within the immune system, and say the approach could work in people.<p>Experts said the treatment, published in the …

What really causes migraines is revealed

New research has identified more than 30 genetic risk factors for migraines – and they're mostly related to the vascular system.<p>The research provides …

Call her the baby whisperer: This neuroscientist knows how to get any infant to sleep through the night

Does your sprog still wake up multiple times per night? Are you ready to weep? Author Polly Moore is here to help<p>Polly Moore is something of a baby whisperer. The Director of Sleep Research at California Clinical Trials in San Diego and author of “The Natural Baby Sleep Solution”, she’s identified …

A Global Tragedy Is Unfolding In Tasmania

The blackened skeletons of scorched trees jut out of the smoldering Earth like angry bee stings. A smell of ash, dust, and death hangs in the air. …

Climate Change

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The precise role of sleep in animals, including humans, remains unknown. As children, our parents shout at us to get more sleep. As parents, we often find ourselves complaining we don't get enough sleep. And yet, the precise function of sleep remains undetermined, and much of our perception of the …