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Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

The Brain

Kitsch Sensibility: Mike Kelley's Memory Ware Series at Hauser&Wirth New York

<b>Hauser & Wirth</b> in <b>New York</b> presents “Memory Ware”, an exhibition of late American artist <b>Mike Kelley</b>’s series of the same name.

I Paint Ethereal Watercolor Portraits

My name is Phuong Nguyen (aka Jacquell), I’m Vietnamese-born artist who recently rediscovered my passion for arts 2 years ago and have been a …


Factory records: Andy Warhol's 1960s captured by Stephen Shore – in pictures

Renowned photographer Stephen Shore’s latest book gives an intimate glimpse into Andy Warhol’s world and the outrageous demimonde of the 60s art scene

Andy Warhol

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fruit bats, a nosy kangaroo and the last male northern white rhino are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

War diaries, murder mysteries and phrenology manuals: Retronaut's best historical photos of the year

The year in Retronaut<p>Our favorite stories of 2016<p><i>As 2016 draws to an undoubtedly historic close, we've collected some of our favorite stories we</i> …

Jersey Shore

Get a peek inside one family's tamale-making party

Yolanda Dimas surveys the kitchen where the tamale party is about to get started. The corn husks have been soaked, the smell of <i>ancho chile,</i> cumin <i></i>and …

Where To Get Delicious Pastels In Rio De Janeiro

The pastel is a typical Brazilian snack that is either served in small, half-moon shapes in bars or at <i>feiras</i> (farmer’s markets) as large rectangular …

Deep Frying

David Bowie Sends a Christmas Greeting in the Voice of Elvis Presley

After David Bowie died earlier this year, we discovered that the musician had a knack for doing impressions of fellow celebrities. Could he sing a …