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How the brain stores memories | Daniel Glaser

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

The Science Of Gender: No, Men Aren't From Mars And Women From Venus

Testosterone Rex is extinct.<p>That's the central conclusion of a fascinating new book by University of Melbourne psychologist Cordelia Fine. Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society hit the bookstores Tuesday.<p>"Testosterone Rex" is a nickname for the view that women and men are essentially …

Argentina Lifts Ban on Gay Men Giving Blood

Argentina ended its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood on Tuesday, a decision that may have an impact on countries like the U.S. that still …

Obama orders paid sick leave for workers at federal contractors

President Obama used Labor Day to announce a new step toward increased benefits for workers -- ordering companies that do business with the government to provide paid sick leave for their employees.<p>The move, which Obama announced with labor leaders in Boston, adds to a series of executive actions …

N. Korea threatens strikes over SKorea propaganda broadcasts

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday threatened to attack South Korean loudspeakers that are broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda …

North Korea

Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he …

Vietnam

U.S. airs concerns in China meetings, stresses need for progress

One of the most controversial transit debates in Toronto is heating up again with a new plan to radically revamp the $3.5-billion Scarborough subway heading to city council.<p>The plan by city staff, which is expected to be released Thursday morning, involves cutting short the subway and using the …

Officials: Chinese had access to U.S. security clearance data for one year

The recently disclosed breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s security-clearance computer system took place a year ago, giving Chinese government intruders access to sensitive data for a year, according to new information.<p>The considerable lag time between breach and discovery means that the …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Artist prints other people's Instagram photos and sells them for $100K at NYC gallery

Richard Prince selected other people's Instagram photos, printed them in large format, and put them on display in a gallery. They are selling for …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

What I learned about love during my years of reporting on weddings

<i>Ellen McCarthy wrote the On Love column for The Washington Post for four years, exploring the mysterious nature of love and spending many of her Saturday nights at someone’s wedding. Despite this long disruption to that most favored night for dating, McCarthy, newly single when she started the</i> …

You Won’t Believe These Incredibly Vivid Paintings Were Created By an Artist Who’s Blind

John Bramblitt is a special artist – not only because his paintings are striking pieces of work, but also because, as a person who has lost his …