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Strobe lighting provides a flicker of hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Exposure to flashing lights stimulates brain’s immune cells to clean up toxic proteins causing the disease, study finds<p>Strobe lighting has been shown to reduce levels of the toxic proteins seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in findings that raise the tantalising possibility of future non-invasive …

Dementia

Scientists created a mobile game to help detect the early onset of dementia

In the mobile video game Sea Hero Quest, you play an ocean explorer recovering your aging sailor father’s lost memories. But along the way, you’re also helping advance Alzheimer’s research in the real world.<p>Everything you do becomes a data point for scientists to use later on. You move through …

Alzheimer's Disease

7 Most Incredible Adventures You Need to Have in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to striking landscapes, impossible views, and travel experiences that inevitably trump any dinner-table bragging session. Why, …

European Travel

7 Easy, Chic Ways to Wear Jeans to Work

It's hard to accept that not so long ago, jeans were a major no-go at the office. Luckily, these days we can wear the staple to work stress-free; the …

There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a disaster for the planet

This is happening. Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States.<p>And there’s no way around it: What he’s planning to do looks like a disaster for the planet (and the people on it). Specifically, all the fragile progress the world has made on global warming over the past eight years is …

Climate

Alzheimer's disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer's disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling …

Auroras: What are they and how do you spot one in Australia? - Science News - ABC News

Auroras light up the night sky in ethereal, brilliant colours.<p>Some people go on a pilgrimage to the very north of the globe — places like Norway and …

Astronomy

Best State Parks in the United States for a Thousand

<i>This is a guest post from my dad, Grandpa Points. He and my mom are in their 60’s, are (mostly) retired,and are ticking off “bucket list”</i> …

19 Places Animal Lovers Should Visit Before They Die

Swim with pigs, scope out sloths, watch seal pups play, and more.<p><i>Note: While these places are great to see animals, visitors should be respectful and cautious. Unless informed otherwise at the attraction, keep an appropriate distance from wild animals and don't feed them, no matter how freakin'</i> …

The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year: Final call for entries

The Secret to Perfect Hair and Skin? Don't Hold Back on the Oil

When it comes to cooking, I’m quite generous with the oil—and my beauty regimen is no different. I begin with Kiehl’s new Apothecary Preparations, which can be customized with the addition of complexes designed to reduce redness, minimize pores, and so on. After applying makeup, I strategically dab …

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Country strong: Heritage fabrics are having a moment

It’s hard to ignore the change in season which is undoubtedly upon us, and while fashion trends often have the reputation for occasionally being out …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain mostly unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest …

4 Visualization Techniques That Can Propel Your Success

I strongly believe in the power of visualization. We must “see that image” in our mind before we ever venture forth to manifest it.<p>Jim Carrey is one of my favorite examples of this. The famous comedian and actor was once a “wannabe.” I remember seeing a highlight of his appearance on "The Oprah …

Hurricanes will worsen as planet warms and sea levels rise, scientists warn

Some say Hurricane Matthew, which slammed Haiti and is headed towards the US, is the sort of fierce lashing that will be more common due to climate change<p>Major storms such as Hurricane Matthew, which has slammed into Haiti and is now headed towards the US, will grow in menace as the world warms and …

Weather

A Body Language Expert Reveals How to Get What You Want

If you tuned into the first presidential debate of 2016, you were one of 84 million people who intently watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and …

Scientists calculate how big a black hole can get.

Black holes are everywhere in the Universe. A typical galaxy might have <i>millions</i> of stellar-mass black holes, ones created when a massive star …

Black Holes

No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously

If we mean what we say, no more new fossil fuels, anywhere.<p>One of the morbidly fascinating aspects of climate change is how much cognitive dissonance it generates, in individuals and nations alike.<p>The more you understand the brutal logic of climate change — what it could mean, the effort necessary …

Fossil Fuels

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Self-improvement

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State

From the foothills of the Catskill Mountains to the peaks of the Adirondacks, New York is home to one of the most vivid autumns in the world. Whether …

Hiking

Tourists refused to flee erupting volcano so they could keep taking photos

Tourists in Indonesia ignored instructions to flee an erupting volcano so they could continue taking photos, the country’s disaster agency has said.<p>Mount Barujari, part of the Mount Rinjani National Park on the island of Lombok, erupted without warning last Tuesday, ejecting a column of ash two …

What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

We don’t want to scare you, but our own Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda, the closest spiral galaxy to our own. At some point during …

Hawaii Sitting On The Lid Of A Solar Explosion

Hawaii’s tremulous effort to embrace solar energy—but not too fast—may be holding at bay an explosion of rooftop solar in the island state, according to experts in data and adoption behavior.<p>“Whether it’s birth control in Andean Highland villages or iPhones there’s similar patterns in almost any …

Solar Power

The Best Places to Travel in October

There’s no better month to take in the foliage, food, wine, and adventure of fall before the final warm days of the year draw to a close.<p>As the …

Travel

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

Self-improvement

30 Cute Medium Length Haircuts to Enhance Your Looks | Hairstyles Ideas

Quite often we are thinking about changing one thing in our picture. It’s awesome how significantly any woman can change if she has her hair cut in a …

5 qualities of a great leader (entrepreneur)

Entrepreneurs are the new stars of the Indian business landscape. They have achieved cult status due to megabuck evaluations, innovative products, …