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First time to Tokyo? 5 locals give their advice

<b>(CNN) —</b> With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors.<p>Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the cryptic metro maps and navigate the busy streets. It …

Japan

What is quantum entanglement? Part 2: Randomness and measurement

<i>This is part 2 in a lengthy series of posts attempting to explain the idea of quantum entanglement to a non-physics audience. Part 1 can be read …

Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs

The gender pay gap is likely to persist for more than a generation in the UK after the government rejected proposals to encourage flexible working and help women back into the workforce, MPs have said.<p>Without ministers putting their weight behind measures needed to end the “pay penalty” suffered by …

Gender

New Research Shows That Education May Be the Key to Avoiding Dementia

Dementia Downslide<p>Dementia is a disease marked by progressive cognitive deterioration. According to the World Health Organization, there are 47.5 …

How Being Overweight May Affect Memory

Want to stay sharp well into old age? Keep an eye on your waistline, suggests a recent study from the University of Arizona. Having a higher body …

The emotion centre is the oldest part of the human brain

"Somebody woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning."<p>You know that comment; the one that rarely makes you feel any more gracious towards the …

Tokyo elects first female governor ahead of 2020 Olympics

A Japanese politician has become the first female governor of Tokyo, taking charge four years before the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games after her two predecessors were toppled by scandal.<p>Yuriko Koike, 64, a member of parliament for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), claimed victory on …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Emotional Intelligence 101: These 3 Words Can Turn Anxiety Into Advantage, According to Science

It's not about staying calm. In fact, it's the complete opposite.<p>When was the last time you were anxious?<p>Maybe you got worked up over a big presentation. Or preparing for that meeting to ask for a pay raise. Or getting ready to text that guy or girl you especially clicked with recently.<p>When …

Mathematical models explain east-west asymmetry of jet lag recovery

Travelers frequently report experiencing a significantly slower jet lag recovery after an eastward vs. westward flight. While some are quick to …

Women to make up nearly half of Theresa May’s reshuffled Cabinet

Theresa May will promote women into some of the most senior positions in her Government on Wednesday after becoming the second female Prime Minister in Britain’s history.<p>Mrs May is this evening expected to announce significant promotions for Amber Rudd, the Energy Secretary, and Justine Greening, …

United Kingdom

Teens: This is how social media affects your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, What's App or Twitter, the way you communicate with friends today is changing.<p>Keeping in touch is no longer about face to face, but instead screen to screen, highlighted by the fact that more than 1 billion people are using Facebook every day.<p>…

You Might Want to Think Twice Before You Take That Nap, Says Science

We’ve all been there: You get home from work, and you’re just SO. TIRED. So you lay down just to “rest your eyes” for a few minutes… annddddddd before you know, you’re completely and totally passed out. Heck, some people aren’t even waiting until they get home to get their naps on!<p>Ah, well. No harm …

Sleep

Scientists have discovered a mysterious boiling river in the Amazon rainforest

According to legend, Spanish conquistadors foolishly ventured into the rainforest in search of gold, and the few men that returned told stories of poisoned water, man-eating snakes, and a river that boiled from below.<p>For Peruvian geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo, the myth had fascinated him since …

The naked truth about women in science

We must encourage our daughters to study traditional 'male' STEM subjects, says economist (and life model) Victoria Bateman<p>Feminists like me are under attack, and it’s not men who are the perpetrators, but women. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago I was sipping my Earl Grey and flicking through …

90 minutes in nature really change the brain - Futurity

Walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce the risk of depression, report researchers.

Why teens ignore risk for a little reward - Futurity

Teenagers will repeatedly do the same thing, even when it ends badly every time. Neuroscientists took a closer look at the mouse brain to figure out …