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Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Cognitive decline may be slowed by leafy greens

According to a new study conducted by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center, just one serving of leafy green vegetables per day could help …

Nutrition

How does radiation kill cancer if it causes cancer?

It’s a balancing act, but because cancer cells are more vulnerable to radiation, the benefits far outweight the risks.<p>It’s rather like the way guns …

A 6-Move Lower-Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere!

If you can't get to the gym for a workout, you can still get your sweat on and effectively tone your muscles. This 5-10-15 workout involves basic yet intense moves to target the legs and booty, with no fancy equipment needed. Your heart will be thumping out of your chest by the end!<p>Perform the …

Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

Melanoma may be one of the least common skin cancers, but it is still the most deadly. New hope might be on the horizon for people with this disease, …

Immunotherapy

Cancer survival rates are up

Cancer survival rates are at the highest ever with more than 2,000 more people recovering from the disease this year able to enjoy Christmas with their families.<p>NHS England has analysed the latest statistics which show that of the 300,000 people diagnosed with cancer in 2015, a total of 216,000 …

Breakthroughs put diseases on the back foot

<b>It has been a remarkable year of promise in medical science.</b><p>Incurable diseases from sickle cell to haemophilia now look as though they can be treated. Here are the highlights.<p>Huntington's<p>The defect that causes the devastating degenerative disease Huntington's has been corrected in patients for the …

South Korea

Whiskey And Fufu: What Kids Around The World Leave Out For Santa

Children all over the United States will have a big decision to make on Christmas Eve: Would Santa Claus prefer a chocolate chip cookie for a snack or perhaps a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?<p>The American tradition of leaving a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve is said by some to date to the Great …

Christmas Eve

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Black Holes

Battle over Charles Manson's body has become 'like a circus,' Kern County official says

Even in death, Charles Manson is proving to be troublesome for authorities.<p>A month after the notorious mass murderer died in a Bakersfield hospital, several people are poised tomake a claim on his remains. This has put the final disposition of Manson in limbo, setting the stage for a decidedly …

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Rumor: What Really Happened To Snoke

<i>Star Wars: Episode 8—The Last Jedi</i> has become a polarizing film, dividing the <i>Star Wars</i> community for many reasons.<p>One of which is the fate of Supreme …

Chinese gybe on Turn The Tide On Plastic

<b>Rough and wavy conditions threw Turn the Tide on Plastic into what sailors refer to as a "Chinese gybe".</b><p>Fortunately everything was okay onboard, no …

Sailing

HIV's Jump From Apes to Humans May Have Been Aided by an Unfortunate Deficiency

How it all began.<p>Nobody knows quite when it happened. But some time in our not too distant past, a chimpanzee version of a pathogen known as simian …

Evolution

Creepy skull-like asteroid to fly by Earth again in November 2018 - Xinhua

BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- The "Halloween Asteroid" will be back next year. The giant space rock, which flew past Earth during Halloween 2015, …

X-ray image shows newly born elements

The elements that make up our bodies and everything around us are born inside stars. This new X-ray image shows them being released into …

The Anatomy of the Heart

Chambers<p>Atria - upper two chambers of the heart.<br>• Ventricles - lower two chambers of the heart.<p>Heart Wall<p>The heart wall consists of three</b> …

Health