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Hello, Pluto! New images from New Horizons

On Clyde Tombaugh’s birthday, newly released images from New Horizons spacecraft showing Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. The craft is now on …

Ronald Grainger obituary

Ronald Grainger, who has died aged 91, played a major role in transforming radiology from a limited discipline, based largely on radiography (X-rays), into a vast and indispensable speciality at the heart of all medical clinical management. Over the past three decades, the changes in medicine …

6 ways to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.<p>September is the third annual World Alzheimer’s Month, a worldwide campaign organized by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness of, and challenge the stigma associated with, this debilitating condition.<p>Alzheimer’s is …

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Researchers discover microbial life deep beneath Antarctic ice

For the first time, researchers have proven the existence of microorganisms half a mile below the icy surface of Antarctica.<p>“It's the first definitive evidence that there's not only life but active ecosystems underneath the Antarctic ice sheet, something that we have been guessing about for …

Brand new brain myths to keep neurobloggers in work

One of the best things about being a neuroscientist used to be the aura of mystery around it. It was once so mysterious that some people didn’t even know it was a thing. When I first went to university and people asked what I studied, they thought I was saying I was a “Euroscientist”, which is …

6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of …

The Book Lovers

This was not what I’d expected. ____ Searching for a place to park in downtown Los Angeles, I became disoriented. I asked a passerby how to get to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA—with his shoulder-length hair and sparse mustache, he looked like a German grad student. “Follow me,” he said. “I’m …

Hospital food standards: did medieval hospitals do it better?

Looking at the records of food supplied to medieval and early modern hospitals across Europe and the Middle East might make a modern NHS patient envious. Last year, at a conference on the history of hospital food, I learned that patients in 8th century Islamic hospitals (Bimaristans) could expect …

Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a study has shown. The effect lasts at least 24 hours after the stimulation is given, improving the ability of volunteers to remember words linked to photos of faces.<p>Scientists believe the discovery could lead to new …

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Any way you slice it, Americans are obsessed with pizza. One in eight of us are noshing it on any given day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And the average American consumes pizza about 39 times a year, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm.<p>The signature of a great …

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

Journal questions validity of autism and vaccine study

The debate over a link between autism and vaccines continues.<p>A study published earlier this month concluded African-American boys are more at risk for autism if they're given the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine before the age of 2. The study author says researchers at the Centers for Disease …