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The 5 Most Awesome Hair, Makeup, and Nail Looks of the Week (Which Is Your Favorite?)

Everyone, get ready to get in the face with prettiness 'cause this week brought it in the beauty department. Here are the prettiness hair and makeup looks of the week:<p>Which one is the big winner this week?<p>Photos: Getty Images, Splash News, Twitter

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Watch Queens of the Stone Age’s twisted new video for “Kalopsia”

Queens of the Stone Age are back with another video that’s twisted, nightmarish, and could give any child the heebie jeebies for life. “Kalopsia” …

Fearless brain-damaged patients are terrified of suffocation

The patient known as S.M. has not experienced fear since she was a child, and has fascinated brain researchers for many years. In 2010, one team …

The largest prime number yet discovered – all 17 million digits of it

The number 257,885,161 – 1 has picked up the baton as the largest known prime number, a result that is tremendously exciting for mathematicians, if …

Are scientists normal people?

Scientists <i>are</i> different from other people. For example, a recent American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology survey of young scientists …

Ask a grown-up: will humans evolve into a new species?

Evolution is a series of successful mistakes: errors made when copying genes, which – by allowing their carriers to run faster or to live on less …

Nothing Personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

I was recently reviewing some psychological lectures for my real job. One of these was on personality tests. The speaker mentioned the Myers-Briggs …

The ethicality of prescribing placebos

Almost all UK GPs have at some point given a patient a treatment they don't need. This is according to the results of a survey of 783 of them across …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Zequals: the new symbol that will make us all better at sums

Here's a calculation for you: 33.8 x 854.29. Do it in your head. Now.<p>OK it's a crazy suggestion, anyone but a calculating genius would have to<br>resort …

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …

Unreliable neuroscience? Why power matters

When I started my PhD a few years ago, I thought that certain psychological findings were established fact. The next four years were an exercise in …

Brain's music pleasure zone identified

Scientists know that music can give intense pleasure by delivering chemical rewards in the brain that are equal to the joy of good food or even sex, …

Was Marina Chapman really brought up by monkeys?

Marina Chapman says she isn't as mobile as she once was. It's not so easy to climb trees these days, let alone swing from them. Well, she is about 60 …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …

The folly of science on a shoestring

Picture a talented scientist working on a shoestring budget and you may conjure up romantic ideas of a creative genius alone in a lab, struggling …

Beer, dopamine and brain scans make an intoxicating mix

It's been a long day at work, followed by a long workout. I'm tired, and all I really want is to relax with a beer. I grab one out of the fridge and …

Online brain-training: does it really work?

My week has been pretty hectic so far. On Monday, I manned a busy beach bar and had to remember a range of ice-cream and pizza orders for a constant …

The written word and the dangers of wishful thinking

Ever since Robert Hooke's publication of Micrographia in 1665, researchers have wanted to be able to examine living organisms at ever higher …

A breakdown of nervous breakdowns

There's a lot in the world to get stressed about lately. This last week alone we've seen bombings and city-wide gunfights in Boston, massive …

DNA's twist to the right is not to be meddled with, so let's lose the lefties

Try this now: point your index finger and turn it clockwise while moving your arm forward. What you are doing is depicting the right-handed screw of …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

Henry Molaison: the amnesiac we'll never forget

In 1953, a young man named Henry Gustav Molaison, of Hartford, Connecticut, lost his memory and helped to invent neuroscience. Henry Molaison's …

Soldiers' faces predict aggression, military rank and number of children

What role has aggression played in human evolution? Can scientists predict who might be more aggressive? And how might increased aggressiveness be …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …