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Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

Consciousness

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

This Is What Your Couch Potato Lifestyle Is Doing to Your Brain

If this new study won't get you off the couch, nothing will.<p>Fear can be a fabulous motivator.<p>Want to quit smoking? Imagine the inside of your lungs. Want to study harder? Picture working menial jobs for the rest of your life. Want to start regularly hitting the gym? Just read a new study that …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Dementia

How To Lose Weight Fast And Easy With The Japanese Morning Banana Diet

Consume a banana every morning and lose as much as 10 pounds within a week, and just what is best, the early morning banana diet plan routine does …

Milk And Cereal Popsicles Are Breakfast's Answer To Busy Mornings

Genius.<p>Cereal is a cheap, satisfying breakfast option. But some mornings are just too hurried to sit down to a bowl. Luckily, that's no longer a requirement for this breakfast staple because you can turn your morning serving into a popsicle and grab it with you on the go. Seriously.<p>Milk and cereal …

Breakfast