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90 Percent Of People Trying To Lose Weight Forget This 1 Thing

Could be why so many diets fail...<p>Gym membership, food diary, portion control: Check, check, check. Clothes that fit, cardio, emergency snacks: Three checks again.<p>You think you know everything there is to know about dropping pounds, but a recent survey commissioned by healthcare services company …

This FDA-approved drug might prevent Ebola

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,300 lives—a stark reminder of the lack of effective options for treating or …

Disease

Scientists Capture Image Showing What Dolphins See With Echolocation

Researchers claim to have captured an image that shows how dolphins perceive the world around them using echolocation. Jack Kassewitz, founder of the Speak Dolphin research organization, created a complicated process to replicate the reflected pulses of sound.<p>"When a dolphin scans an object with …

Live tapeworm found inside student's brain

After being admitted into the emergency room for suffering from a headache and nausea, Luis Ortiz, a 26-year-old student who had been attending California State University, Sacramento, was told he had a tapeworm larva living inside his brain, according to multiple reports.<p>Ortiz said he started to …

3D Printing to Help Reconstruct Skull of Woman with Multiple Brain Tumors

Katherine and Jason Dance<p>It’s one of our worse nightmares. We live a healthy life, eat right, exercise, and have a job we love, and this still …

Inflammation

26-Year-Old Suffering From Headaches Actually Had a Live Tapeworm in His Brain

The parasite traveled up to his brain from his digestive tract.<p>When you suffer from a headache, you probably pop a pain killer and call it a day.<p>But Luis Ortiz, 26, went to the ER to get to the bottom of his reoccurring brain pain, nausea, and confusion. And he was lucky he did: According to ABC …

Gamer brains are better at lucid dreaming and beating nightmares

Spend a few minutes searching lucid dreaming and you’ll uncover a wide variety methods for inducing the state. Some online oneierauts say journaling …

Call of Duty

The Science Behind Your Sweet Tooth

Americans are eating way too much sugar, but scientists have a solution. The answer? The very plants that feed our cravings.<p>The global sweet tooth …

The first 3D-printed pill opens up a world of downloadable medicine

Now that the US has approved a 3D-printed drug, pharmaceuticals companies in the UK are hoping their patents will be next – from the pyramid-shaped pill-makers to the man who has done for drugs what Apple did for music<p>With architects printing lumpy plastic houses, fashion designers printing …

Cellphones, wireless devices connected to cancer - study

Radiation emitted from wireless devices can cause a metabolic imbalance in users, which can lead to various health risks including cancer and …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Universe

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Rare Shark That Inspired Sea Monster Myths Is Caught

Frilled sharks are rarely seen denizens of the deep that resemble their dinosaur-era ancestors.<p>With its gaping, tooth-filled mouth and its slender, eel-like body, it’s not hard to see why scientists think the frilled shark may have inspired ancient tales of sea monsters. Looking like something out …

Fish

Here's where 'aha!' moments come from

Flickr/Evan<p>BI ANSWERS: Where Do 'Aha!' Moments Come From?<p>A man had been sitting, innocently enough, under the shade of a tree, when suddenly, after being hit in the head with a falling apple, he came up with the theory of gravity.<p>It's a neat story to explain how Sir Isaac Newton came up with the …

Secrets of the teenage brain

Several years ago Frances E Jensen’s 16-year-old son wrote off a car. A few years earlier, her other son had returned from a friend’s house with his hair dyed jet black. The University of Pennsylvania neurologist was finding her teenagers’ erratic behaviour increasingly taxing, so she decided to …

Nival launches a VR game demo that shows you what your brain looks like

Russian game developer Nival has released a virtual reality game demo for the Oculus Rift that teaches you what your brain looks like. The demo, dubbed InMind, takes you on a rollercoaster journey through the brain, where your job is to stare at bad neurons until you zap them.<p>The Unity-based demo …

Stanford Art Teacher’s Animated Zoetropes Will Melt Your Brain

Don’t stare too long at these zoetropes by John Edmark, a lecturer in Stanford’s art department and a member of Autodesk’s artist in residence program.<p>The 3-D printed sculptures are designed around the Fibonacci sequence, a mathematical sequence of numbers that can be used to create a spiral, and …

Prototype Retainer Could Help Hearing-Impaired 'Listen' With Their Tongues

Putting the words right in your mouth<p>For individuals with significant hearing loss, cochlear implants have proven to be an incredible tool for regaining some sense of sound. Yet the small, electronic device, which works by stimulating an individual’s auditory nerve, requires both surgical …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …