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Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

A recent study has been hailed as a "breakthrough" in dementia prevention, after finding that a brain-training exercise can lower the risk of the …

Files will shed light on a JFK shooting conspiracy – but not the one you think

The National Archives are releasing tens of thousands of documents linked to Kennedy’s assassination – expect evidence of institutions covering their backs<p>In the persistent, probably eternal whirlwind of conspiracy theories about the November 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy, there is …

Lyndon Johnson

Which caffeine source gives you the best boost—and the tamest crash?

When it comes to the best way to get a quick caffeine fix, most people have pretty strong feelings about their preference. Coffee drinkers almost …

Wellness

Eames Aluminum Group

The <b>Eames Aluminum Group</b> series is a line of furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames. While the furniture, particularly the task chair, is an icon …

$1,000 phones are an inevitable side effect of commoditization

Top-tier smartphones have always been a reasonably expensive purchase, but the close to $1,000 price tag of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone refresh has put many consumer heads (and wallets) into a spin. They’re ultra-expensive, no doubt, but some will argue that the sheer amount of cutting …

Mobile

Evolutionary geneticists spot natural selection happening now in people

Human evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living millions of years ago. But human evolution …

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Brain

Singapore to get first female president, Halimah Yacob, without vote

Voters in Singapore responded with anger after electoral officials effectively decided on the future head of state. With all other candidates …

Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European car bosses are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine.<p>As the latest such announcement on Monday by China added momentum to …

Profit

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in …

A former US Navy SEAL suggested dropping '25 million iPhones' on North Korea -- and it may work

When Jocko Willink‏, a former US Navy SEAL, author, and occasional Business Insider contributor, was asked on Twitter how he would handle the North …

Feeling Older? Here’s How to Embrace It

The realization that you are getting older can come in waves.<p>You watch movies and point to the actors, saying: “She’s dead. Oh, he’s dead, too.”<p>Your parents move to a retirement community they call God’s waiting room.<p>You hear more snap, crackle and pop in your joints than in your breakfast …

Pew Research Center

NASA Find on Vesta Shows Water Is Everywhere in the Solar System

In his 1952 short story, “The Martian Way,” science fiction legend Isaac Asimov imagined a future where settlers of the red planet, cut off from …

How Much Random Medical Trivia Do You Know?

By the way, we don't find cheating very humerus.

Medicine

A new computer chip can store quantum information in the form of light

Saving Data in Light<p>The age of quantum computers is drawing ever more near, and now, a team of researchers led by engineers at Caltech have developed …

Oat-based protein acts like "demolition expert" in slaying cells

Biologists studying health often concern themselves with preserving cells. However, it is sometimes advantageous to learn how to precisely kill them, …

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers | Inc.com

If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel + Seck. These are the links we go to for …

Pew Research Center

We Finally Know Why Galaxies Across The Universe Have All Those Weird Shapes

This may change our understanding of cosmic evolution.<p>In 1926, famed astronomer Edwin Hubble developed his morphological classification scheme for …

Starting Fires to Unearth How Neanderthals Made Glue

Neanderthals seem stuck with unflattering reputations. The entire species of early human ancestors has long been reduced to a pejorative for describing someone who isn’t very bright, despite growing evidence of the sophistication of Homo neanderthalensis. And recent research suggests another …

Durham University

Stop Letting Email Control Your Work Day

One of the very first lectures I give each year to new MBA students is about time management. By the time they arrive in my classroom, they are two days into the fall term, and I can already see that some of them are barely keeping their heads above water.<p>I see this lecture as both a reality check …

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

My Dream House

Her weight loss and pain looked like cancer. The real reason was hidden for years.

In an awful way, it all made perfect sense, Gail T. Wells remembers thinking as neurologist Thy Nguyen matter-of-factly explained that she was ordering tests to check for an underlying cancer.<p>Cancer would explain the worsening symptoms — abdominal pain, incessant cough, weight loss and crushing …

Medicine

Can a hormone called klotho enhance cognition and hold off dementia? Yes, in mice, at least

If ever there were a hormone to spark intellectual excitement, it’s klotho.<p>At the dawn of our lives, our blood brims with klotho. But as age and disease stiffen our joints and cloud our minds, klotho ebbs. People who exercise and remain spry into old age have more of the stuff. Those suffering …

The Brain

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer

<i>This content originally appeared on Time.</i><p>By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee. Studies have recently shown …

Tips for communicating with and caring for Alzheimer's patients

The impact of Alzheimer's is felt around the country. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans live with the disease …

Consider the downside before you opt to run your own super

The number of DIY funds is still increasing overall as more are started, and they are also being started by younger people.<p>Many people who started …

The Adult Brain Can Regenerate Neurons in an Unexpected Area, Says New Study

Whoa!<p>Scientists have discovered for the first time that adult mouse brains produce new cells in the amygdala, a finding that could eventually lead to …

Eye scan could spot Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms emerge

A simple eye test could spot Alzheimer’s disease 20 years before symptoms develop, according to new research.<p>A study of patients with the devastating …

Scientists Just Discovered New Kinds of Cells in The Human Brain

It could help detect brain disease before it occurs.<p>Neuroscientists have discovered a new way to categorise neurons at a molecular level. This will …