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So-called "man-flu"may not just be in men's heads

Probably as long as women and men have existed, the former have accused the latter of being wimpy when it comes to suffering from colds or the flu. …

Here's How The Voice in Your Head Tricks Your Brain Into Thinking It's Real

Fascinating.<p>Our brain considers talking to ourselves in our minds very similar to talking to other people, according to new research, and that could …

Stretchable fabric battery could power wearables with sweat

The bacteria-powered batteries of electrical engineer Seokheun Choi have taken on a number of interesting forms, including matchbooks, folding paper …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

Exercise

Shocking footage shows a pipe spewing blood into public waters — and it's totally legal

Shocking footage taken by Tavish Campbell shows an underwater pipe spewing fish blood into a public water channel in Canada. For now, the practice is totally legal. Watch Tavish's full video here. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This pipe is dumping blood into public water in British …

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

Up to 8,000 deaths a year may be caused by rising bed-blocking

Up to 8,000 deaths a year may be being caused by "deadly" levels of NHS bed blocking, the first study into the matter has found.<p>Researchers examined the biggest surge in deaths for 50 years, which was seen in 2014/15, with almost 40,000 more casualties than normal.<p>The study linked the higher …

Radiation Therapy

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Here's The Real Reason Cutting Onions Makes You Cry

And also how to stop it.<p>Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Cleopatra may have referred to "the tears that live in the onion". But why do onions actually …

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Researchers Enable People to Compose Music With Only Their Brains

The Brain Composer lets you write melodies with your mind.<p>Brain-computer interface devices have come a long way in the last few years, allowing …

Brainwaves

Scientists discover a new way the brain forms memories

b2848560-b191-400a-8e06-890216bdf7ae<p>Scientists discover a new way the brain forms …

Health Care

We Might Have Finally Found The Trigger For Autoimmune Diseases

What makes the body attack itself?<p>Scientists have identified a chain reaction that explains why our own bodies can turn against healthy cells, …

This is how your brain tells time

It takes a whole lotta gray matter.<p>Your mind is constantly counting: the rhythm of your speech, the minutes until your next snack, the awful pause between text messages. Without all that tallying, you’d misinterpret a friend’s motives, or (horrors!) miss doughnut time. So how does your clever …

The Brain

New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …

The Secrets of Neutrinos, One of the Strangest Particles in the Known Universe

<i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a television series called Big Science — recently garnered</i> …

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Mental Health

Is an anticancer drug helping cancer to spread?

It sounds counterintuitive, but a new study shows that the side effects of a chemotherapy drug may enable breast cancer to spread.<p>Breast cancer …

What happens in the brain during anxiety? Study sheds light

We all get anxious from time to time, but what happens in the brain when this dreaded feeling looms? New research helps to answer this question.<p>In a …

New research shows that almost everybody will develop at least one mental disorder

Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of episodes are typically considered unusual, and even shameful.<p>New research, from our lab and from others around the world, however, suggests mental illnesses are so common that almost everyone will develop at least one diagnosable mental disorder at …

Mental Health

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key

New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> has examined the potential role of novel proteins in the future treatment of schizophrenia. Disrupting …

Humans want equality, researchers found—as long as the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor

Human beings largely object to income inequality and are willing to correct injustice—unless, of course, it rattles their status quo.<p>That’s the conclusion of a recent study looking at how far people would go to redistribute resources between the haves and have nots. Participants fiercely objected …

Income Inequality

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?

Three Stanford scientists have proposed a provocative new way of thinking about genetic variants, and how they affect people’s bodies and health.<p>In 1999, a group of scientists scoured the genomes of around 150 pairs of siblings in an attempt to find genes that are involved in autism. They came up …

Genetics

Dime-Size Thrusters Could Propel Satellites, Spacecraft

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A new propulsion engine with dime-size thrusters could be used to propel a host of spacecraft, from small satellites to crewed …

Why Do We Die?

It is tempting to set up religion against science in any discussion of life, death, and purpose. But religion and science are different kinds of …

Maps Reveal How Global Consumption Hurts Wildlife

As international trade threatens vulnerable species and natural resources, new maps show some unexpected connections.<p>In a world driven by a globalized economy, the biggest threat to an endangered species is often fueled by consumer demand thousands of miles away. And this makes protection of …

Biodiversity

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

'Persona' Takes Jungian Psychology and Runs With It

Though, according to Dr. Matthew Fike, the accuracy is hit or miss.<p>Atlus’s <i>Persona</i> series is very open about its influences from Jungian psychology, …

The New Science of Wellness

Venture and private equity investors poured nearly $2.4 billion into digital health firms around the world during the third quarter of 2016, …

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …