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Babies get strokes, too. Here’s how their brains recover

<b>AUSTIN—</b>Strokes are common in old age, but these devastating events also strike babies. That’s likely because birth is stressful and particularly hard …

The Brain

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>1 The basics<p>2 Voice Match and multiple users<p>3 Assistant apps<p>3.1 Important distinctions about Assistant apps<br>• 3.2 Assistant apps are …

Smart Homes

Why Snakes Have Two Penises and Alligators Are Always Erect

From spiky penises to an extra clitoris, reptile reproductive parts don’t lack for variety.<p>More than 10,000 reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied.<p>From spiky penises to multiple …

Zoology

Beyond diversity hiring: How Google's Reena Jana is creating a more inclusive workplace

Reena Jana helps Google hire more women, veterans, minorities and people from the LGBTQ community — both inside the company and out.<p>As more top companies create diversity and inclusion programs, both Apple and Google have hired more women and underrepresented minorities, although the majority of …

The Workplace

Gone With A Shot? Hopeful New Signs Of Relief For Migraine Sufferers

Humans have suffered from migraines for millennia. Yet, despite decades of research, there isn't a drug on the market today that prevents them by targeting the underlying cause. All of that could change in a few months when the Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce its decision about …

Prosthetics

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Tea drinkers are possibly more creative, better overall than other people

Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty ImagesTea drinkers: They sure <i>seem</i> superior don’t they—with their fancy steepers and infusers and Earl Greys and lapsang …

Cognition

How Warp-Speed Evolution Is Transforming Ecology

It took Timothy Farkas less than a week to catch and relocate 1,500 stick insects in the Santa Ynez mountains in southern California. His main tool …

Biology

Crocodile Mummy Genes Confirm an Ancient Egyptian Hypothesis

'Two thousand years later, we use DNA and show that they were absolutely right.'<p>Wildlife researcher Evon Hekkala, Ph.D., from the American Museum of …

Ancient History

New blood test could detect eight types of cancer before symptoms show

The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood …

New instrument lets doctors view the entire eye with unprecedented level of detail

Researchers have developed the first instrument that can provide a detailed image of the entire eye. By incorporating a lens that changes optical …

It's Not Just A Cold, It's 'Sickness Behavior'

It's just a cold. But even though I know I'm not horribly ill, I feel this overwhelming need to skip work, ignore my family and retreat to the far corner of the sofa.<p>I'm not being a wimp, it turns out. Those feelings are a real thing called sickness behavior, which is sparked by the body's response …

Google has hired 30 employees to try and stop locals from stealing its bikes in droves

Google changed corporate America and Silicon Valley with company perks, like free bikes for employees to get across sprawling office parks.<p>But the community of Mountain View, California — where Google is headquartered — has caught on, forcing Google to rethink just how "free" its bikes really are, …

Mountain View

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

Chemistry

How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday.<p>Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used …

Why *this* city in British Columbia is the coolest winter travel destination everyone’ll be talking about in 2018

When it comes to winter travel destinations, places like Aspen, Park City, and Tahoe tend to be top of mind—at least if you live in the lower 48. …

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

Biology

You can now check to see if you follow Russian propaganda on Facebook and Instagram

The tool won’t tell you if you saw or shared any of their posts, however<p>Last month, Facebook announced that it would create a tool for users to see if they follow pages and accounts that were linked to Russian-backed groups. That tool is now live, and you can see for yourself if any of the pages …

How To Get Your Engagement Ring Properly Insured

Engagement rings may no longer be required to cost three months' worth of income, but they are still pretty expensive. It might be the last thing on …

10 Stylish Waterproof Boots to Beat Bad Weather

<i>Last Updated December, 2017.</i><p>The path varies, but the conditions are the same: wet, muddy, icy and caked with snow. If it’s a bucolic stroll through …

In and out: Hip surgery in the morning, home by night

New York pediatrician Julie Luttinger, 55, dreaded a second hip replacement — her first was twelve years prior and she had to miss six weeks of work.<p>“I live in the city. I walk to work every day and I walk my son to school. I couldn't do that anymore,” Julie said. “To make matters worse, I felt …

Medicine

Jodie Foster Reprises Her Oscar-Winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Role to Take Down Donald Trump — Watch

Foster made a surprise appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" to take on her iconic role with a 21st century spin.<p>Jodie Foster returned …

Colbert Is Hannibal as Jodie Foster's Clarice Starling Investigates Trump

It’s Mueller time for Dr. Hannibal Lecter!<p>Jodie Foster on Friday reprised her Oscar-winning role as <i>Silence of the Lambs</i>‘ Clarice Starling in a …

‘Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey Has Conviction Upheld: ‘A Profound Miscarriage of Justice’

A federal appeals court ruled against him 4-3.<p>Few exemplars of the true-crime craze have compelled viewers to the same extent as “Making a Murderer.” …

Crime

Samsung HeartWise now on the Play Store, helps patients keep up with doctor-recommended heart wellness programs

During my brief stints using Samsung Galaxy smartphones, I eschewed many of the company's branded apps, but Samsung Health was one of the few …

Is This the Secret to Instant Pot's Success?

The cult of the Instant Pot shows no sign of stopping. I mean, the machine can make yogurt, and slow cook, and pressure cook, and basically do …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Entrepreneurship

Unfounded Pot Hysteria Spreads on the Internet

A local Colorado NBC-affiliated news station recently ran a misleading story with the headline, “Colorado doctors claim first marijuana overdose …

Cannabis

The CDC mapped out where people with cancer live in the US — here's what it found

Cancer

Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, but …