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Struggling to remember something? Have a good sleep, as researchers find it boosts memory

Scientists show for first time that sleep makes it easier to retrieve nuggets of information that may have got lost in a corner of the brain<p>If you are trying to remember something vital you have forgotten, get a good night's sleep.<p>It is well known that sleep boosts memory, but scientists have shown …

8 Ways To Disconnect From Technology And Get More Done!

I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed! Making matters worse is that we are the ones constantly interrupting …

How Pope Francis just destroyed the GOP’s religious con artists

Republicans love to flaunt their religion, but only if it conforms to their politics. Francis just made that harder<p>Over the past few weeks, we've heard the initial cannon volleys from the parapets of the GOP hurled in the direction of Pope Francis. But as of yesterday, when the Pope delivered a …

The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men

Philip Zimbardo is worried that excessive gaming or porn watching is crippling masculinity. But the evidence just doesn’t back up these sorts of claims<p>Suzi Gage: If men are ‘failing’ we need to look to the future, not at lazy stereotypes<p>Philip Zimbardo is a superstar mainstay of introductory …

Psychology

What I Learned After I Killed a Criminal

Don’t believe the lie that America’s police officers are heartless beasts.<p>It’s been nearly three-and-a-half decades since I killed Edward Randolph, but when I fix my mind on those desperate seconds from the time he thrust the butcher’s knife he clasped with both his hands into my partner Dennis …

Law Enforcement

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …

Genetics

Drones could be used to seek out arteries to prevent heart attacks

New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries and prevent heart attacks<p>Scientists have carried out trials using microscopic drones that could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries, preventing heart attacks and strokes.<p>Researchers have …

Clot-removal device paired with drug shows benefits for stroke patients

In most patients suffering a potentially devastating stroke triggered by a blood clot, retrieval of the clot with a medical device along with the standard drug therapy restored blood flow to the brain and reduced rates of death and disability, four new clinical trials have demonstrated.<p>The latest …

Medicine

Bee colonies collapse 'as stressed young workers grow up too fast'

Phenomenon may be a factor behind colony collapse disorder, which has seen bee populations plummet around the world<p>Stressed young bees that are forced to grow up too fast could be a leading factor in disastrous declines in populations of the insects around the world, research suggests.<p>Bees usually …

Sleep well in middle age to stay sharp in later life

People who enjoy longer and better sleep in younger years delay age-related changes, say scientists<p>Burning the candle at both ends might seem an attractive prospect when you are younger, but you could be storing up problems in later life, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have found that people who …

How the blood of the young could reverse ageing

The best reads from around the web, including vampire-inspired rejuvenation, why suicide isn’t more common and the dilemmas of artificial intelligence.<p><b>Digital</b> <b>philanthropy</b> | Interview: Bill Gates<p>Conversation about the work of the Gates Foundation, with a digression on Bitcoin and a coda on …

Artificial Intelligence

Deadly sea snail uses weaponised insulin to make its prey sluggish

The geographic cone snail can send whole schools of fish into hypoglycaemic shock by releasing insulin into the water<p>A tropical sea snail uses a potent form of insulin to subdue its fish prey, scientists have discovered.<p>The geographic cone snail (<i>Conus geographus</i>) uses the chemical to cause a …

Zoology

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

The truth about coffee and tea: Which is really better for your health?

<b>(Maksim Shmeljov via Shutterstock)</b><p>The age-old question is finally answered<p>Larry Schwartz<p>November 10, 2014 9:37pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>It’s an age-old question: What’s better for you, coffee or tea? Even back in the 18th century, inquiring minds wanted to know. King …

A Gorgeous iPad Air Clone Is Dirt Cheap And Can Run Android Or Windows

The Onda V919 3G Air looks exactly like the iPad Air, but it doesn't run iOS like Apple's current tablets and iPhones. Rather, users can switch between Android and Windows 8.1, Chinese tech blog PC Pop reports (via Phone Arena).<p>There's also another significant difference between the Onda V919 3G …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

National Parks

Robert Reich: Insider traders are hosing us all

The former secretary of labor examines how deregulation under Reagan and Bush has spawned savage inequality<p>A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock based on insider information from a Dell employee. When charged with illegal insider trading, …

'Relegating the arts in favour of STEM is a big mistake'

Whilst it is true that STEM subjects are vital, there seems to be an instinct to promote them at the expense of a wider education, says headmaster Keith Budge<p>Last week, the Prime Minister announced a government push on maths, science and technology in schools, with teachers to get specialist …

Why surgeons avoid listening to Red Hot Chili Peppers in operations

Around 80 per cent of surgeons play music to calm them while in theatre, new research shows<p>Surgeons prefer Bee Gee’s Staying Alive to Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust as they wield the knife, a study has found as eight in ten say music in the operating theatre helps them concentrate.<p>Most medics …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Robert Reich: Democrats enable the super rich

The former secretary of labor explains why the party is to blame for one our most destructive tax loopholes<p>In Washington’s coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social …

Work-life balance is dead (Opinion) - CNN.com

For U.S. residents of the East Coast, Reykjavik can be a shorter flight than going to California, and you'll get hot springs, unique food (fermented shark anyone?), interesting culture and live volcanoes. New movie "Interstellar" even filmed some scenes there.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Vacation ideas: Hop a plane …

Billionaire bought James Watson’s Nobel prize medal in order to return it

Alisher Usmanov wants medal to remain with Watson and for money he paid for it to be donated to scientific research<p>The richest man in Russia and a major shareholder in Arsenal football club has come forward as the buyer of James Watson’s Nobel medal – declaring that he now plans to give the piece …

My Whole Foods nightmare: How a full-time job there left me in poverty

Despite the corporate talk of “team” and “love,” here’s what working there was really like — and why I had to quit<p>After years of organizing in secret, building bonds over beer and supporting co-workers when issues have arisen with management, team members at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco …

Sex education in the U.S. is screwing our kids

Government-funded abstinence programs and a lack of instructor training are failing the country’s teens<p>Alanna Schubach<p>December 1, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p>When Stephanie* began working as a reproductive-health educator in a school-based clinic, she had her work cut …

Peter Thiel: People Are Scared Of The Future And Silicon Valley Doesn't Get It

Someone from the audience asked him what the one core insight into the universe he has that is most at odds with Silicon Valley conventional wisdom.<p>Thiel joked that there are a bunch of things that he believes are contrary to what people in the Valley believe, and that it would be "dangerous" to …

Misogyny’s scary new warriors: How Gamergate has supplanted the Christian right

<b>(Soubrette via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The evangelical movement is dying a slow death, but secular sexists are ready to carry its torch of hate<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>October 31, 2014 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ever since the second wave of feminism started in the 1960s, the opposition …

Gun nuts’ powerful new enemy: How pediatricians are taking on the NRA

As more kids in U.S. die from guns than cancer, NRA is fighting basic safety measures. Now doctors are pushing back<p>My daughter, Casey, has just begun her second year of physician residency in Pediatrics at UCLA Hospital. Her job features an 80-hour workweek and relatively low pay. The work can be …