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Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful quilt laid over the cortex, the atlas displays in rainbow hues how individual words and the concepts they convey can be grouped together in …

The Brain

The Incredible Things Your Brain Does While You're Sleeping

When your body is at rest, your brain is hard at work.<p>Until recently, sleep was something of a mystery to us. Scientists didn't know why we slept -- and they thought that when the body was at rest, the brain was, too.<p>Now, we know better. The brain performs a number of important activities while …

The Brain

Rare venomous sea snakes keep washing up on California beaches

There are plenty of reasons you may wish you lived in California — beautiful weather, beautiful people, that 7-Eleven that sold a winning Powerball ticket.<p>But you only need one reason not to:<p>Be grateful, anyone who lives anywhere else.<p>As for you Californians — well, we’re keeping you in our …

Zoology

9 Ways You Never Would Have Thought to Stuff a Baked Potato

With the right toppings, an ordinary baked potato can turn into one incredible meal. Here's proof, nine times over.<p>Forget stuffed avocados and zucchini boats — a baked potato is the perfect way to enjoy an entire meal <i>and</i> eat the bowl when you're done. (Look, Ma, no dishes to wash! Or, OK, fewer …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

Dementia

The most unusual hotel spas in the world

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

With the advancements in technology, we are now able to access a world of information right at our fingertips. EssayMama has sorted through the …

Tutorials

Chicken Slow Cooker Recipes

Sometimes you need a simple dinner, but simple doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor. These chicken slow cooker recipes are hearty, delicious, …

Glacier National Park Photos

National Parks

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Speaking More Than One Language Helps Stroke Recovery

Learning a new language is great for your brain.<p>There are ways to reduce your risk of having a stroke — for example, you can exercise more and not smoke. But should a stroke occur, you might also be able to reduce your risk of losing brain function if you are a speaker of more than one language.<p>In …

Language Learning

Crispy Potato Skins

8 Servings<p>Crispy, cheesy, bacon-y—they're an irresistible Super Bowl snack. So irresistible, in fact, that you may want to make a double batch of this potato skins recipe.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 russet potatoes (about 5 lb.), scrubbed<p>Olive oil for rubbing and brushing<p>Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon<p>Freshly …

Potatoes

How to Travel Cheap. The Ultimate Money Hacking Guide For International Travel

If I were to tell you that you could travel the world for free, would you drop everything right now and go? Most would likely not believe me.<p>Despite …

16 mind-blowing nature and science documentaries you can watch on Netflix

There are only so many times you can re-watch <i>Bob’s Burgers</i> before you feel your brain start to ooze out your ears.<p>Thankfully, Netflix has an …

Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree

The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his …

Networking

4 Fabulous Outdoor Workouts to Fall in Love With ASAP

The secret to good passing: Keep it simple. Use as little arm motion as possible and make your legs your main power source. This will get you a stronger, more forceful pass.<p>Don't wait until the ball is in the air to start chasing it; the key to beach volleyball is interception. As soon as your …

19 Campsites You Need To Visit Before You Die

America the beautiful.

National Parks

Quick and Easy Desserts: 5 No-Bake Pies, Cakes, and Tarts

Love dessert but don't want to slave over a hot oven in the summertime? No-bake pies and cakes follow a pretty straightforward formula: some kind of cookie or graham cracker crumbled crust—usually made with melted butter—pressed into a cake or pie tin. Let that set in the fridge (or don't, no …

10 Cheap Meals That Actually Taste Amazing

Eating healthy on a budget is possible. Case in point: irresistible tacos, stuffed sweet potatoes, and more cash-saving recipes<p>Relying on inexpensive …

Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars

• Cooking spray<br>• 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour<br>• 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, diced<br>• 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar<br>• 1 …

Dessert

Best ever coffee recipes

Cappuccino, espresso, mocha? Whatever your preference, you will love our easy but impressive coffee recipes for cakes, desserts and coffee drinks …

Dessert

7 Killer 5-Ingredient Summer Sides

It’s summertime, and the living’s easy. Use this logic when preparing your next meal. Here, seven killer summer side dishes that only require five …

Our Best Grilling Sides

Elevate grilled meats with the perfect summer side dish.<p>For a fresh update on succotash, replace lima beans with edamame and drizzle with homemade basil oil. You can cook this dish on the stove or on a grill heated to medium-high.<p>Watch food editor Jennifer Aaronson prepare this dish on the grill.

Cooking

10 ways to go off-the-beaten path in Germany

Now that the world is truly a “global village,” places like Germany are often being looked over in favor of crazier, more unique, less guidebook-y …

European Travel

19 Desserts You Have To Eat Before You Die

A little while back, The Huffington Post presented a finely curated list with all the best foods one should eat before they die. Of all the types of bucket lists out there, we think ones involving food are really the most important. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to delve deeper by …

18 Amazing Active Vacations You Can Actually Afford

There’s something about using our vacation days that makes us loosen up—way up—on our otherwise healthy habits. Whether we’re downing margaritas and …

Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …

European Travel