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Not Strictly For the Birds

XD Design’s Tweet Birdhouse and Hoot Bird-feeder go claw-in-claw to create a happy environment for feathered friends! Minimalistic and easy to …

DIY Tips with Adina Grigore's Skin Cleanse Book

Demystifying skincare is often overwhelming, frustrating and expensive—with new miracle formulas and elixirs constantly being added to the inifinite list of "must-haves." And considering that most of these proclaimed panaceas don't even contain the ingredients they advertise, the skincare industry …

Lifeform of the week: Armadillos

From the pink fairy to the screaming hairy, armadillos are a most peculiar mammal.<p>I’ve been living in Texas for over six years now and blogging about …

So smoking skunk causes psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't?

Research that looks at different potencies of cannabis could advance our understanding of the relationship between the drug and psychosis<p>The Mail on Sunday has shouted that ‘cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk’ and that skunk is to blame for ‘1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders’. Is this what …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease

Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia<p>Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments …

Zoology Notes 003: Penguins have bad taste

Penguins have bad taste, at least compared to other birds. Based on their genes, it’s unlikely they can sense sweet, umami or bitter<p>A penguin’s sense of taste appears to be limited to just sour and salt. Genetic research suggests that of the five vertebrate senses (sweet, umami, bitter, sour and …

Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain<p>The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs naturally in humans, research suggests.<p>The study in mice showed that the “housekeeping” …

Neuroscience

Hackers Steal $1 Billion in Massive, Worldwide Breach

Hackers have stolen as much as $1 billion from banks around the world, according to a prominent cybersecurity firm. In a report scheduled to be …

Cybersecurity