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Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

The Philosophy of Science

• http://global.oup.com/academic/covers/uk/pop-up/9780190690649<p>A Companion<p>Edited by <b>Anouk Baberousse</b>, <b>Denis Bonnay</b>, and <b>Mikael Cozic</b><p>Oxford Studies in the …

Breast Cancer Breakthrough As Thousands Could Be Spared Chemotherapy After Landmark Study

Trial hailed as ‘life-changing’.<p>Thousands of breast cancer patients may be safely spared gruelling chemotherapy following a landmark study.<p>A trial of …

9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as <i>hou tou gu</i> or <i>yamabushitake</i>, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow.<p>They have …

Medical Research

Newfound neurological mechanism explains how breathing can sharpen your focus

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have uncovered a neurophysiological link between respiration and cognition, offering a fascinating anatomical …

6 Easy and Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Kids are natural-born scientists. They love to experiment, ask questions, and see how things work. So why not indulge their curiosity? There’s no …

Using behavioral science to build an exercise habit

<b>(Dirima via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new scientific research project to help you get active — and keep you motivated<p>Katherine L. Milkman • Angela Duckworth<p>May 5, 2018 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Spring has finally sprung, which means bathing suit season is just …

10 Unmissable Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is somewhere I think everyone should visit. From futuristic skyscrapers to tranquil bamboo forests and neon arcades to serene temples, it’s …

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the …

Earthworm Jerky Is A Real Product You Can Buy (No, Really)

There’s so much to love about jerky: it’s easy to carry on hikes, it’s full of protein, and often it’s quite delicious, but that doesn’t mean …

Jerky

What Is Mindfulness and How Does It Work?

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the …

These adorable teeny tiny camper pods are the best way to see Iceland

After seeing pictures of waterfalls, hot springs, and the Northern Lights, Iceland doesn’t seem like the kind of place to spend any time indoors, …

Hot Springs

Your guide to taking amazing travel photos - Earth's Attractions

If you are like me, then you love to travel, and you love to take photos. why you may not do this for a living, you do like to have great pictures …

In Insane Coffee-Drinking Study, Coffee Appears to Be the Anti-Cannabis

"These are entirely new pathways by which coffee might affect health."<p>Coffee has been the world’s favorite stimulant for hundreds of years, yet …

Coffee

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare.<p>"They wouldn't acknowledge that he had a problem," says Christine Beattie about her son Neil. "They wouldn't say …

Teaching

Bad gut bacteria can spread to the rest of your body

Researchers are still figuring out all the ways our gut biome affects our well-being.<p>We’re only starting to understand the ways that our body’s …

Alexa can now play that song you heard but can’t remember the name of

Sometimes you want to listen to a certain song but you can't quite remember what it's called. Other times you might just want to listen to some of your favorites that you haven't heard in a while. Now, Alexa can find those tunes for you. While listening to Amazon Music, you can now ask Alexa in …

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling.<p>(Yes, competitive puzzling! This week, Britain’s best will be …

Mathematics

Explore the Majestic Fjords of Norway on This Fairy Tale-worthy Cruise

I can't even count the ports of call around the world I’ve arrived at by sea, but I can say this: Among all the wild, sophisticated, and distant …

European Travel

Tourist taxes have doubled in Majorca and Ibiza - here are the best alternatives

The Balearic Islands has doubled its tourist tax from this month in an effort to tackle overcrowding. Tourists visiting the islands of Majorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Cabrera will be subjected to the fees during the peak season between May and October.<p>The new rates costs from €1 per person …

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

Creativity

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Recent research reveals that targeting an enzyme called BACE1 can "completely reverse" the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, which is a …

Spain’s Secret Islands

We know you’ve heard of clubby Ibiza and its more cosmopolitan sibling, Mallorca. Maybe Gran Canaria rings a bell for its wispy sand dunes, or Menorca for its bohemian beaches. But Spain presides over more than 60 islands, a mix of virgin nature reserves, uninhabited islets, and honeymoon-worthy …

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

Why You Should Vacation With Your Closest Friends

According to a neuroscience study published in <i>Nature Communications</i> last week, close friends are people who have similar neural activity.<p>In the …

Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy.<p>So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their …

Social Media

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

This Is the Itinerary You Need If You're Traveling to Greece

Located in Southeastern Europe and neighbored by islands dotted across the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is known for its pristine beaches, ancient …

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …