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11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin Explains Why Multitasking Is a Harmful Addiction - PAPER

A scientist/musician/author/record producer is how Daniel Levitin thinks of himself. But more formally, he is also the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, where he runs the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Perception and Expertise. …

Brains grow and shrink like 'rainbows' as we age - Futurity

Researchers have used a new magnetic resonance imaging technique to show, for the first time, how human brain tissue changes throughout life.

The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science …

What Not To Say To Someone With Low Self-Esteem

When you have a friend with low self-esteem, it can be hard to know the right thing to say.<p>Is it better to commiserate? Encourage? Show some tough love?<p>According to a new study, for people who have overall low self-esteem, certain attempts by others to boost self-esteem may actually backfire.<p>That's …

From dust-free bottles to easy-peeling bananas: your science questions answered

Q Why don't the bottles of detergents and shampoos in my bathroom get dusty, even if I leavethem out? asks mathsdude<p>A This interesting property of plastic bottles is not down to mere chance – the material from which they are made has been carefully tuned to avoid collecting dust. Plastics, being …

The top 5 things that cause brain hiccups

Why are we capable of complicated thinking one minute, and the next, our minds are thrown for a loop by the simplest of things?<p>Our brains balk at the …

The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …

Technology bridges gap between brain and muscles for victim of paralysis

First they screwed the end of the grey cord into the metal silo rising out of Ian Burkhart's skull. Later they laid his right forearm across two foam cylinders, and they wrapped it with thin strips that looked like film from an old home-movie camera. They ran him through some practice drills, and …

Here's Why People Love Deep Bass Sounds In Music

Why do music lovers like it so much when the beat drops? Scientists may now have an answer.<p>A new study from Canada's McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind investigated how the brain reacts to low- and high-pitched tones in order to explain how humans detect rhythm -- and it's much easier for us …

Rise and Shine: 10 Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

In the perfect world we would all be morning people. We would wake up calm, refreshed and ready to tackle the day. But this isn't a perfect world, and many of us have hectic morning routines that are considered a success only if we're able to make it to work on time and with no coffee stains on our …

Eavesdropping on Neurons - MIT Technology Review

A new automated version of one of neuroscience’s most important techniques, patch clamping, makes it much easier and faster for scientists to tap …

Study: Electrical Signals Can Regrow Brain Cells

Researchers uncover a new kind of neuron that can tell the stem cells in a mouse brain to grow more neurons.<p><b>Scientists have found a kind of brain cell in</b> mice that can instruct stem cells to start making more neurons, according to a new study. In addition, they found that electrical signals could …

Neuroscience

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

How to Be Photogenic: 25 Tricks That Make You Instantly More Gorgeous in Pictures

In today’s social media-obsessed world, it’s safe to say that knowing how to be photogenic is of utmost importance. What’s the point of having an …

6 scents that have the power to heal

No longer just the domain of new-age spas and hippie enclaves, essential oils have become a $1.2 billion business. The plant-extracted, highly concentrated liquids have historically been selling points in beauty and cleaning products—and now research proves that when inhaled properly, they're also …

Unbelievable Sculptures Made Out of Colored Pencils

Some people use colored pencils for coloring, but Federico Uribe uses them to create amazing sculptures instead. Gathering which ever colors he will need for each piece, he puts the pencils together to transform them into something entirely different. A zebra, people hugging, geometric designs, …

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect some of our favorite places in the world.<p>Certain exquisite tourist destinations --like Australia, Africa, Italy and India-- have one unfortunate thing …

How Going to Space Can Mess With the Astronaut Brain

A new study finds that deep-space travel could warp reaction time.<p>The first astronauts who set foot on the moon were quarantined for three weeks when they returned to Earth. Scientists weren't sure what kinds of lunar germs they might have brought back with them.<p>That level of caution may sound …

25 Amazing Ways to Use Epsom Salt

My grandma was a huge fan of Epsom salt—she used it for <i>everything</i>! People of her generation knew the many health benefits of Epsom salt and I’ve …

Paper Towel Dispensers That ‘Print’ Real-Time Breaking News

<b>To drive more people</b> to its website, Mexican free newspaper Mas Por Mas rigged some paper towel dispensers to print out the latest real-time</b> …

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.<p>Scientists have proven in the past that reading stimulates many different parts of the brain. In a 2006 study, for example, research subjects read the words “perfume” and “coffee,” and the …

Brain Processes That Can Influence Attention

Attention is not just about the things we focus on – it also concerns all the things we manage to tune out. We know that attention is both selective …