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Science Has Discovered Why Your Parents Hate Your Music

Two university researchers have released a study confirming that people can't distinguish between some chords as they get older.<p>Last month two neuroscientists named Oliver Bones and Christopher Plack, of Manchester University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, respectively, released a study …

More evidence breastfeeding makes babies smarter

Babies who are breastfed for at least a year grow up to be significantly more intelligent as adults and they earn more money, too, a new study shows.<p>The findings fit in with many other studies that show breastfeeding helps brains to develop better. But this study was done in an unusual way, …

Breast Feeding

Memory in the Flesh: Can memories survive outside the brain?

McConnell was the target of the Unabomber’s 10th bomb<p>Levin figured out how to grow a working eye on a tadpole's tail and back<p>Then, Levin and his team cut off their heads<p>Complex memories like the significance of the word "truth" or "caring" might not have a place beyond the brain

Biology

How Mayo's "Dr. Google" Deal Disrupts Medicine

“Dr. Google” has joined the Mayo Clinic, quietly signaling a powerful disruption for all of medicine.<p>Back in 1997 I wrote: “The information age is to medicine as the Protestant Reformation was to the Catholic Church.” The Church didn’t disappear when information once held tightly by the priesthood …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Bacteria Pipe Food To Each Other Using Tiny Tubes

If only I could make my neighbors feed me so easily<p>Throw me a line here! Or how about a nanotube? In a new study, biologists discovered that hungry <i>E. coli</i> bacteria are able to request food from their neighbors by sending a tiny tube over to them. Other <i>E. coli</i> bacteria, or even bacteria of a …

Sex biology redefined: Genes don't indicate binary sexes - Scope

Imagine being a forty-six-year-old woman pregnant with her third child, whose amniocentesis follow-up shows that half her cells carry male …

Why Weed Gives You The Munchies, Explained By Neuroscience

Getting high tends to make the prospect of a late-night snack (or a second dinner) suddenly very appealing. But why?<p>According to neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, marijuana seems to highjack neurons in the brain that are normally geared toward suppressing appetite.<p>In a study on mice, the …

Saline Solution Shortages Drove Non-Sterile Intravenous Fluid Debacle

The nation with the world’s highest per capita health costs has been experiencing all manner of drug shortages for years. Most recently, hospitals have even been fighting to get enough sterile saline, known in the business as Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection (IV normal saline).<p>Yes, that’s the simple …