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Holey moly! Three holes have burst open on the sun hurtling geomagnetic storms towards Earth

The sun just developed three new holes – with a spectrum of effects expected<p>The sun is up to old tricks again, having recently developed three new …

Astronomy

NASA Will Chase the Total Solar Eclipse in Badass Jets

The sun's corona can only be seen during a total solar eclipse.<p>A total solar eclipse will slash across the U.S. on August 21, and NASA will be there, …

Astronomy

Baby receives life-saving heart surgery in womb

CTV Toronto... a part of the CTV News Video Network<p>Browse Video<p>Latest NewsConsumerHealthCTV News at SixCTV News at NoonCTV News at 11:30<p>video<p>A baby …

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, anyway!)<p>True, the label can be used as condescendingly as …

Books

The Science Backed Ways Music Affects Your Brain and Productivity

Plus 11 artists to listen to while you work<p>There you sit again: browser open in front of you, the hum of your office in the background, your to-do …

Ambient Music

How being a morning person or a night owl transforms your memory

We all have times of day when we are not at our best. For me, before 10am, and between 2-4pm, it's as though my brain just doesn't work the way it should. I labor to come up with names, struggle to keep my train of thought, and my eloquence drops to the level expected of an eight-year-old.<p>In an …

The Brain

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t …

Time Management

This is your brain on LSD

This is a human brain on the psychedelic drug LSD:<p>The image comes from a new study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LSD on 20 healthy participants' brains.<p>The results show clear differences, with the images of the brain on LSD …

Consciousness

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Lack of sleep alters brain chemicals to bring on cannabis-style 'munchies'

Sleep deprivation may cause overeating by boosting chemicals for appetite as well as those that increase the pleasure of eating sweet or salty high-fat foods<p>Too little sleep may bring on a form of the marijuana “munchies”, say scientists who found that sleep-deprived people craved crisps, sweets …

Sleep

How Your Brain Reacts To Change

What drives our behavior during moments of change and how best to handle it.<p>Dealing with change can be incredibly unsettling, especially in the workplace. But understanding the neuroscience behind our behavior–how and why our brains work the way they do–offers insight into just what’s happening in …

Psychology

Rare Single Gene Mutation Increases Risk of Schizophrenia 35-Fold

The plot thickens.<p><i>This article was written by Elizabeth Tunbridge from the University of Oxford, and was originally published by The …

Genetics

Getting real with Deep Learning

Demystifying the current state of AI and machine learning<p>It was nearly 30 years ago that I first got infatuated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and …

Machine Learning

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

The human genome takes shape and shifts over time

If you could unravel all the DNA in a single human cell and stretch it out, you’d have a molecular ribbon about 2 meters long and 2 nanometers …

Genetics

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 …

200+ Motivational Quotes to Turbo Charge Your Thinking

The Power of Words<p>Words have remarkable power. Choosing to fill your life with positive, inspirational words is like fueling the engine of your mind. …

Motivation