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Speaking Two Languages May Slow Brain Aging

Just like exercise helps your body stay strong, exercising your mind also keeps your brain sharp. And what better way to do just that than by learning another language?<p>Indeed new research published in Annals of Neurology reveals that people who speak two or more languages -- even those who learned …

Train Your Brain Using the Navy SEAL Mental Toughness Program

If our environment is extreme in nature, complete with chaos, stress and panic, how do we live with or manage the fear and stress? The answer may exist in the groundbreaking neuroscience research that helped the Navy SEALs control their extreme environment through a mental toughness program. …

The Brain

What is so special about the human brain?

The human brain is puzzling -- it is curiously large given the size of our bodies, uses a tremendous amount of energy for its weight and has a …

A classroom for the 21st century: where are the best places for learning?

Sponsored feature: Why are 19th-century school models still being used in the education of 21st-century children? Kim Thomas listens in as experts discuss how environment can have a positive impact on teaching and learning<p>Since compulsory primary education was introduced nearly 140 years ago, what …

The Real Tomorrowland: Apple Stores Get Almost as Many Visitors as Disney's Theme Parks

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at Goldman's technology conference with analyst Bill Shope. Among other factoids, Cook mentioned that 120 million people visited Apple's retail stores last year.<p>I wondered how that stacked up against Disney's theme parks across the globe. It turns out, they're close! …

A Look at the Wild Architecture of World Joyland Theme Park

World Warcraft China CN<p>Photo via BBC<p>Photo via Shanghaiist<p>Photo via Shanghaiist<p>Photo via Knocking Off<p>Photo via Shanghaiist<p>Photo via IGN<p>Photo via Laughing Squid<p>Photo via Laughing Squid<p>Photo via Shanghaiist<p>Recently Thrillist took a close look at <b>World Joyland,</b> a Chinese amusement park inspired by the …

Theme Park History: A look back at the inventor of just about everything, Arrow Dynamics

November 13, 2013, 2:18 PM · We owe a lot to Arrow Dynamics — yes, a lot more than backaches and sore necks after disembarking what once was the …

Wonder Mountain's Guardian front seat onride HD POV Canada's Wonderland

Plans for world's highest rollercoaster unveiled

New rollercoaster ride in Orlando will reach a height of 50 storeys, and will be more than 100-feet taller than current record holder<p>Orlando has unveiled a US$200million (£119m) rollercoaster project that will dwarf anything previously seen in the theme park capital of the world – and claim the …

World's first 14 loop rollercoaster opens at Alton Towers

As if the 14 loops were not disorienting enough, the rollercoaster ride also has built in optical illusions and blinding lights designed to mess with you mind.<p>The theme ride, named the Smiler, holds the official Guinness World Record for the most loops in a rollercoaster, breaking the previous …

Roller Coasters

Rollercoaster catches fire at Californian theme park – video

A wooden rollercoaster catches fire at theme park in southern California. Los Angeles county firefighters worked to control the blaze on the top of the recently closed Colossus ride at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. Part of the rollercoaster collapsed in the fire. There were no reports of …

The story behind Britain's first major rollercoaster

It might look tame by today's standards, but Britons queued for up to six hours to ride the Corkscrew when it first opened in 1980<p>With today's rollercoasters capable of speeds approaching 150 mph, the billing given here to Corkscrew - top speed: 45 mph - might seem a bit underwhelming.<p>But back in …

Six-year-old's first big rollercoaster ride

A small boy braves a large rollercoaster in Canada, only to have his startled facial expressions captured in slow-motion<p>A 6-year-old experienced the thrill of riding on a roller coaster for the first time at a theme park in Calgary, <b>Canada</b>.<p>But it was more than a thrill; Zacharie's amusing facial …

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