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Bees guided to flowers by invisible electric fields

Bees are drawn to flowers by an invisible electric field as well as their bright colours, a new study has shown.<p>Scientists at the University of Bristol have found the insects use tiny vibrating hairs to sense the static electricity and guide them into the sources of pollen.<p>Hairs move rapidly in …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

High Blood Pressure

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from …

Should Parents of Children With Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth?

Ricky gazed up toward the pine trees as his mother, Cindy Preslar, pushed him along the village road in an orange jogging stroller. She was marking the route for the Summer 2014 Run Through the Clouds 10K, a fund-raiser for the public schools in Cloudcroft, N.M. “You’ll run with Dad and Max …

Empathy

Best Beaches in Bali

Lining the island’s eastern shore, this beach is a hit with divers due to its thriving underwater scene. The surrounding area is filled with coral …

Beaches

Great Wolf Lodge delivers water park fun with 0% chance of weather

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the indoor water park at the new Great Wolf Lodge near Disneyland was the temperature: a constant 84 degrees Fahrenheit.<p>No fear of sunburn or need for sunscreen. No use for a towel either — because the water was also a constant 84 degrees Fahrenheit. And …

Water Parks

Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality

The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control.<p>The Pentagon is attempting what was, until recently, an impossible …

There Is No Love Like Cast-Iron Pan Love

For Camino chef Russell Moore, a friend’s flea-market find turned into a lifelong love affair with vintage cast-iron pans.<p>One day at Chez Panisse, my friend Tony Brush pushed eight cast-iron Griswold and Wagner skillets toward me and said, “Here are some pans for you.” We both rode bikes and liked …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

Stroke of Genius: How Derek Amato Became a Musical Savant

In 2006, Derek Amato suffered a major concussion from diving into a shallow swimming pool. When he woke up in the hospital, he was different. He discovered he was really good a playing piano. Yes, we're serious. Derek is one of just a few dozen known "sudden savants" or "accidental geniuses"—people …

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Robotic Third Arm Turns Drummers Into Beat Machines

This ain’t a scene, it’s an arms race<p>The cymbalism of a three-armed drummer is obvious. Much of the focus on prosthetic limbs is about restoring ability, healing that which is broken or at least returning an injured limb to a semi-functional state. But the same technology that replaces a broken arm …

Meet The Bee Keepers

Pictured from left to right, top to bottom.<p>For the respect inherent in their work, the dedication to preserving and rebuilding resilient local communities, and their open willingness to teach others and spread their craft, these beekeepers are truly the bee's knees.<p>The Bocks of Buzzed Honeys<p>The …

NASA releases a colorful, psychedelic video of Pluto

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The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …

Flute

Conceptions of narcissism and the DSM-5 pathological personality traits.

2013 Jun;20(3):339-52. doi: 10.1177/1073191113486692. Epub 2013 Apr 21.<p>1State University of New York at Buffalo, NY 14260, USA. …

Psychology

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

This Is The Best Public Restroom In America

One tiny Colorado town wiped out the competition. 🚽<p>The tiny town of Minturn, Colorado can never loo-se. That's because it just won the title "Best Public Restroom in America."<p>Earlier this month, corporate services company Cintas gave Minturn's new bathrooms top honors following a national …

11 underground spots in Seattle to check out before they go mainstream

WITH A CITY as dynamic as Seattle, you could visit every year and never feel the need to go to the same place twice. Here are 11 spots you might not …

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Top 10 IPA Beers

India Pale Ales trace their origins back to the days of the British Empire, when brewers would fortify their beers with hops to naturally preserve them during the long voyage to South Asia. Today's brews have taken the hop-heavy formula even further, adding more of the bitter flower for a truly …

These 10 Authentic Quotes Will Give You A Reality Check

Never underestimate the power of quotes. Or should I say - words?All it takes is one line, one thought, a few words and a little wisdom to shift your …

How To Take The Most Refreshing Work Break: 7 Evidence-Backed Insights

For one thing, don’t fear the micro-break.<p>If you’re an average worker, you take a few minutes every hour to accomplish something besides what you’re paid to do. This was true long before cat GIFs and Slack emojis; as far back as 1940, according to an early study of break behavior, clerical workers …

Ergonomics

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

Honeybees need a healthy diet of pollen, nectar and water. But at a bee laboratory in eastern Washington state, Steve Sheppard fills their feeding tubes with murky brown liquid from the forest.<p>His bees are getting a healthy dose of mushroom juice.<p>"If this does what we hope, it will be truly …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Abnormal Behavior of Two Genes Possible Cause of Schizophrenia

<b>Research led by scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) has linked the abnormal behaviour of two genes (BDNF and</b> …