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The Biggest Health Breakthroughs of the Year

These medical innovations could someday change your life—if not the world

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

The Brain

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

Janay Rice says Ravens scripted her press conference apology

Janay Rice said that the Ravens gave her a "general script" for a press conference apology and that she didn't intend to take light off her husband's involvement.<p>The wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sat down for an interview on the <i>Today</i> show Monday morning after being thrust …

Chris Rock Talks to Frank Rich About Ferguson, Cosby, and What ‘Racial Progress’ Really Means

In Conversation ChrisRock<p>What’s killing comedy.<br>What’s saving America.<p>Photographs by Martin Schoeller<p>The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with …

‘May God Accept It’: Pope Francis Prays in Turkish Mosque for Respect Between Islam and Christianity

ISTANBUL (AP) — His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis on Saturday stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s most important religious sites, as he shifted gears toward more religious affairs on the second leg of his three-day visit to the …

Israel's Jewish homeland proposal could further heighten tension

Israel's Cabinet on Sunday gave its approval to legislation defining Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people, a measure critics decried as racist and a threat to democracy.<p>At the same time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the drafting of legislation that would allow the …

Israel

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Genetics