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Discovery of 'Foreign' DNA in Human Genome Challenges Darwin's Theory

<b>How will the scientific community deal with these new anomalies?</b><p>Scientists are now finding clues as to the beginning of the creation of Earth. …

Could Watching Porn Change Your Brain?

Science!<p>If you enjoy pornography (and many of us do; no judgment!) you'll be interested to know that your daily visits to RedTube or PornHub or to the VCR, if you are keeping it old school, may have some effect on your brain. This is exactly what our mothers warned us about!<p>Fortunately for all of …

Mom Stuns Doctors, Beats Deadliest Brain Cancer

Heather Knies was given a death sentence at the age of 24. She battled not one, but two brain tumors -- one of them a grade 4 glioblastoma, the same …

Cancer

A Simple Routine to Increase Your Overall Health, Well-being and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is hectic!<p>There is always so much going on, it’s hard to find the time to do anything outside of your already busy schedule.<p>Let alone having any …

The placebo effect: A new study underscores its remarkable power

In the not too distant future, your family doctor's first line of treatment for minor illnesses such as migraine and irritable bowel syndrome may well be snake oil. Prescribing a placebo, or sugar pill, is a stealthy way to raise a patient's expectations of getting better.<p>But according to new …

Placebos

Harvard Scientists Discover a Protein That Has the Potential to Reverse the Aging Process

Researchers at Harvard have discovered a protein that appears to actually reverse multiple signs of aging, in everything from appearance to stamina. …

Neuroscience

The Placebo Effect: Transforming Biology With Belief

Did you know that we can change our biology simply by what we believe to be true? The placebo effect is defined as the measurable, observable, or …

Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Brain training is big business, with computerized brain games touted as a way to help prevent memory loss. But new research shows you might be better off picking up a challenging new hobby.<p>To test this theory, Dr. Denise Park, a neuroscientist at the University of Texas at Dallas, randomly assigned …

Reading a novel exercises 'muscles' in the brain, researchers find

We all know that reading a novel can transport you, delight you and intrigue you while you're reading it. Now, thanks research by scientists at Emory University, we know that immersing yourself in a novel causes measurable physical changes in the brain that can be detected up to five days after the …

Your Brain On: Long Runs

Lace ’em up. Winter’s over and some of the best running weather of the year has arrived. But depending on how much cardio (or couch surfing) you did …