Marie Perron

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Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

<b>Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.</b><p>In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world.<p>But the compound used was unsuitable for people, as …

Alzheimer's Disease

10 Foods You Should Eat More Of If Your Memory Sucks

Step up your memory game.<p>Granted, most of these aren't exactly quick fixes. But over time, they can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of memory loss.

How Mya Breitbart Is Mapping The Genomes Of Entire Ecosystems

The microbial ecologist has figured out a way to study the enormous diversity of viruses on the planet.<p><i>Each year,</i> Popular Science_ seeks out the brightest young scientists and engineers and names them the Brilliant Ten. Like the 110 honorees before them, the members of this year's class are …

Space-Born Jellyfish Hate Life On Earth

Space babies get major vertigo on Earth after a microgravity childhood.<p>A warning for future space colonizers: Babies born in space might not ever figure out how to deal with gravity. Jellyfish babies, at least, have to deal with massive vertigo on Earth after spending their first few days in …

Crystals

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – after studying calcified plaque on Neanderthal fossil teeth found in El Sidrón cave in Spain – last year concluded that members of this extinct human species cooked vegetables …

How to Instantly Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or</b> …

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

‘Be’ Where Your Butt Is! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever experienced ‘Phantom Vibration Syndrome?’ If you occasionally swear you feel your iPhone vibrating in your pocket even when it’s not, …

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

Man controls robotic leg using thoughts alone

Termites' powerful weapon against extermination? Their own poop

ORLANDO (Reuters) - Scientists trying to understand why destructive wood-eating termites are so resistant to efforts to exterminate them have come up with an unusually repugnant explanation.<p>Termites’ practice of building nests out of their own feces creates a scatological force field that Florida …