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Study: This diet may prevent your brain from shrinking

If you are worried about your brain shrinking — and you should be if you're getting up in years — you might want to reconsider what you eat.<p>Human brains naturally lose volume with age, increasing the risk of stroke, dementia or Alzheimer's. For most people, memory loss accompanies cerebrum …

Holistic Medicine

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Public Health

Here's why NASA won't work with China to explore space

<b>Note: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen or read "The Martian."</b><p>In the "The Martian," a hit sci-fi novel and recent blockbuster movie, there's a moment where NASA launches a rocket full of supplies to Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars.<p>Unfortunately for Watney, the rocket blows up and NASA …

Space Science

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

Imagine being able to turn pollution into something useful while returning the planet to pre-industrial carbon levels in just ten years. Scientists …

Scientists created a magnetic wormhole that could transform the way we use MRI machines

Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space.<p>The idea of a wormhole comes from Albert Einstein's theories. In 1935, Einstein and colleague Nathan Rosen realized that the general theory of relativity allowed for the existence …

Physics

Early signs that drug 'may delay Alzheimer's decline'

<b>The first details of how a drug could slow the pace of brain decline for patients with early stage Alzheimer's disease have emerged.</b><p>Data from pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly suggests its solanezumab drug can cut the rate of the dementia's progression by about a third.<p>The results, presented to a US …

Dementia

John McCain describes what it was like to be a war prisoner in Vietnam

"I never liked him after that, because I don't like losers," Trump said.<p>He then dug into McCain's military career. Trump said the US Navy veteran imprisoned for nearly six years in Vietnam was not a "war hero." He quickly caveated that statement.<p>"He's a war hero because he was captured. I like …

Mccain